Recent content by Alexanders

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    Taking down the Intex 9X18, sand filter, and SWG

    I'm draining my Intex. We want to us that space for something else in the winter so we will not leave it up. I have a few questions: 1. How do I close the pump and SWG? 2. I want to give her a good scrub down. What dilution bleach water for cleaning the empty pool? 3. I want to store the...
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    Can I put an Intex 2800 filter on my 9 x 18 intex pool?

    I did an overnight chlorine loss a few weeks ago, and results were fine, but I don't think my FC was as high as 10 when I did it. Does it need to be that high for the overnight test? if so, I will try again.
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    Can I put an Intex 2800 filter on my 9 x 18 intex pool?

    I have an 9 x 18 ultra xtr pool with the intex 1200 gph pump and sand filter; I also have the intex CG2667 SWG (which can be used with a 700-3200 gph pump). I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my pool. (I am a first-timer, can you tell?) It is in our shaded, wooded backyard and I keep an intex solar cover on...
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    SWG Intex pool in the shade - high FC

    We have an intex 4500 galloon pool with 1200 gph sand filter and intex swg. Our pool is in the shade, basically always. We have a wooded backyard. I really think the shade affects or FC loss, which is very little. Lately it has been raining a LOT (midwest, MO). I have been running the filter...
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    Help understanding test results and whether to turn on my swg

    It's been three days. I've been running my SWG five hours a day and I added cya. Currently my FC is 4.5, my CC is 0, and my CYA is 55. I still have some CYA in the sock, though, so I am not going to add more until that dissolves. It has been raining and the pool has been covered for all...
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    Help understanding test results and whether to turn on my swg

    Uh oh. I tested cc yesterday and it was .5. today it has been 0 all day (last test right before turning on the SWG). Would you suggest a shock?
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    Help understanding test results and whether to turn on my swg

    Ok! Turned it on and no low salt warning. Also, strong chlorine smell by return. Seems to be working! Any thoughts on how long to run it. Fourteen hours since my morning FC and FC has gone done .5 from 3 to 2.5. (It is rainy here and nobody has been swimming today) Should I continue to...
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    Help understanding test results and whether to turn on my swg

    Thank you. I read the link re CYA. The pictures are helpful. My test is farther than the mid-test but not as far as the end test. That filled the tube all the way (for a measurement of 30, so my guess is that it is more than zero but less than 20. I am going to try panty hose; I used a...
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    Help understanding test results and whether to turn on my swg

    Hi, I have an 18 x 9 intex pool running a 1200 gph sand filter and intex swg. I filled the pool earlier this week for the first time. The salt finally dissolved yesterday and i turned on my SWG. My free chlorine got up to 4 yesterday so I turned it off. I'm trying to figure out if I should...
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    First timer, opening SWG intex 18 x 9 pool - question about timing

    Thank you! I had a slight delay from a rookie mistake, I think. The pump didn't seem to do much. I thought it was because it was the cheap intex filter. I have some sediment on the bottom of the pool and it stopped working entirely! I backwashed, rinsed, everything. Then, I realized that it...
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    First timer, opening SWG intex 18 x 9 pool - question about timing

    Thank you both so much. So, my pool is 4500 gallons. By my calculation, I should add 28 ounces of 6% bleach to get the 3 ppm of liquid chlorine. Does that sound right? Then, I will add 1.1 lbs of cya (in a sock in the skimmer). Sound right? Another question (from my 9 year old kids) - how...
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    First timer, opening SWG intex 18 x 9 pool - question about timing

    We are FINALLY filling our pool. It is 18 x 9 intex ultra xtr with 1200 gph sand filter and intex swg. This is going to sound like the dumbest question - what order/timing do I do everything. I have read all the forum start-up guides, but i don't quite get the order. (We also have the TF pro...
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    Moving Intex 1200 gph pump away from pool

    Oh dear! I know a lot of people talk about upgrading that pump. I have already blown my budget in many ways, so hopefully it will work for me for one season. It will reach the plug where it is, but it seems (1) really close to the pool, and (2) it doesn't seem like a great idea to leave a...
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    Moving Intex 1200 gph pump away from pool

    Hi! I am setting up my 18 x 9 intex pool with the intex 1200 gph pump and the intex saltwater generator. The tubing that comes with the pump is pretty short and I would like to move my pump and swg a little farther away from the pool and closer to the outlet. Will it adversely affect the pump...