Recent content by Andrew Howard

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    Stumped with a leaking pool

    Had a company come out to quote a liner. Guy offers to hop in pool and finds leak right a way with a bathing suit and a mask. No fancy electronic anything.
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    Stumped with a leaking pool

    Just wanted to verify it is the liner and not the plumbing.
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    Stumped with a leaking pool

    Will try too keep this short. Purchased a home with a pool after selling a home with a pool we had built. we opened this spring to water levels just above the shallow end of the pool. Thought this was odd. Pool was a swamp. Filled pool. Noticed a drop in the water level of 1/4 inch over 12...
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    Leaking somewhere

    I’ve had two companies out who can’t find anything. Waiting formwater to warm up a little more before I do my own inspection.
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    Stumped with a leaking pool

    Will try too keep this short. Purchased a home with a pool after selling a home with a pool we had built. we opened this spring to water levels just above the shallow end of the pool. Thought this was odd. Pool was a swamp. Filled pool. Noticed a drop in the water level of 1/4 inch over...
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    Backwash question

    1st time owning a sand filter and the option to backwash the filter. Just wondering what speed the pump is is operated to backwash the filter. Owners manual does not state .
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    Controlling operation of a chlorine generator

    Thank you, I didn’t know if there was an add on control or relay that could turn on the salt generator
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    Controlling operation of a chlorine generator

    Purchased a new home which has a salt generator which is powered without a timer. will the flow sensor stop the operation of the generator when the pump stops. The pump is a vs with its own programmable timer. Any suggestions?
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    Should I uncover my pool now?

    I uncover when water temp is 50. If I need to add chemicals prior to uncovering I blow air through the main drain to mix.
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    2019 Bleach Prices

    Ocean state job lot 4 gallons for 11.00.
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    Robot cleaner???

    I have the Apollo and think it works great. I haven’t used the manual vacuum since I bought it two years ago.
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    Algae, Leaves and Muriatic Acid

    Robot cleaners are great for reducing build up in your filter. I can go a whole season without cleaning my de filter which is not piped for backwashing.
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    Do phosphates matter?

    Looks like your cya is high which might be rendering your chlorine less affective
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    Pump for pool slide

    I installed a turbo twister slide at the end of last season. I plumbed the water supply from the return plumbing with a 1 and 1/2 inch line and choke the return valves to get the water supply to the slide. Thinking of installing a second pump that can easily be switched on and off when I’m not...
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    Pump for slide

    Does anyone use a separate pump for a pool slide? I would like to install an independent pump so I don't have to close and adjust returns when kids want to use slide