Recent content by amy6152

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    Intermittent "flow" light issues

    Hayward single speed. I don't know the model but it's pushing a ton of water.
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    Intermittent "flow" light issues

    Installed new Circupool SJ-20 this season and can't get it going right. The "flow" light turns from green to red every few minutes, stopping the chlorine generation, then turns green a few minutes later. I've checked the electrical connections and they all appear to be fine. I've opened up the...
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    What IS this stuff? Algae, pollen, dead algae??

    No hidden places for algae. Molded walk-in white steps... they're clean.
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    What IS this stuff? Algae, pollen, dead algae??

    Just eyeballing it with the scale on the side of the tube. You know, the one where you add the water/reagent mix until you can't see the black dot anymore? It's just under 50.
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    What IS this stuff? Algae, pollen, dead algae??

    I need help determining what I'm dealing with. I have a greenish/yellowish substance collecting at the bottom of my pool (not the walls) in considerable quantities. I've been reading all the threads on mustard algae and pollen, so I know it doesn't sound like mustard algae - no difference in the...
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    Bleach shortage

    Does that mean I can't use cal-hypo tabs in a pool that I also use liquid bleach in? Or am I getting confused about trichlor?
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    Bleach shortage

    I should add, my pool store sells chlorine pucks WITHOUT stabilizer added. I didn't know there was such a thing. My husband bought a small bucket, but I'm really not sure about those... good idea?
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    Bleach shortage

    I'm wondering what happens when New York State closes non-essential businesses, shortly before I want to open my pool. I bought about 25 gallons of 10% bleach at the pool store (which yes, I know degrades quickly depending on storage temperature) but I'm really wondering if I should buy some...
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    Small particles not being filtered by sand filter

    I'll add, he also saw the bottles of bleach on my porch and told me that's why my pool was cloudy. Because I was using the wrong kind of bleach!! I needed the one from the pool store!! You can see why it wouldn't surprise me if he was wrong about the filter.
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    Small particles not being filtered by sand filter

    When we opened the pool this year, we had a lot of algae. SLAMed it, then had a bunch of dead algae at the bottom. When I'd vacuum it up, you'd see a cloud coming out of the returns. Figured something was broken inside my sand filter, so I had the service tech come out. He took everything apart...
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    Something's wrong... possible broken lateral... what should I do first?

    Opened the pool and having some issues. 1) Water won't clear up - very cloudy after a week and a half or two weeks despite SLAM. 2) Still debris on the bottom. Left hubby in charge last week while I was out of town, so I thought he just didn't vac enough. Did it tonight and there's yuck...
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    How do you secure a 10' drive-through gate in a wooden privacy fence?

    Pool's in an fantastic, now it's time to pass inspection. Have a fence gate that's got me stymied. We have a six foot wooden privacy fence around the yard with a ten foot wide drive gate. Two five foot wide panels meet in the middle and latch (poorly) together. I'm willing to redo that section...
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    Nervous about switching to TFP

    Make the change to TFP! You'll be happy you did! We just switched this year and the water has never been so clear before. I thought it was clear before, but no. This is sparkling. You could read a book through it. Just fantastic.
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    Ideal chlorine level:Where did the CYA / FC table come from? Looking for verification

    Thanks for the links! The article MannyT linked to satisfies my curiosity completely. I'm feeling better and will definitely be following the CYP/FC chart on TFP.
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    Ideal chlorine level:Where did the CYA / FC table come from? Looking for verification

    Our pool was new at the end of last summer. I like what I hear on TFP and think I want to follow the protocol given here, but frankly I'm scared. Everything else I read tells me the chlorine level should be low (1-3ppm) and doesn't mention CYA at all. The one site I found that did mention it...