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    Tarp Cover Color

    My pool cover has bit the dust after 5-years of service. I am thinking of using a tarp this time with a 28" bouncy ball with handles to tie off in the center. What about color for the tarp, does it make a difference? Was thinking the brown to absorb more heat from the sun. Thanks in advance
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    Is this Calcium Scaling?

    Any more thoughts or suggestions
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    Negative CSI

    Pool Math says this about CSI, "Less than -0.6 is suggestive of problems for plaster, tile, stone, and pebble pools. Greater than 0.6 is suggestive of problems for all pools." Yet the target when importing TFP settings is -0.19 which is less than -0.6. Is there a typo here?
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    Is this Calcium Scaling?

    Brushing does not affect it at all. I have even tried a new stainless steel hand brush. Where there are the blue diamond tiles I see specs that are on there and I can rub the specs off but not on the plaster. I have not tried a pumice stone. There is one step that is 5 or 6" deep and I slowly...
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    Is this Calcium Scaling?

    I should have added my numbers pH 0s 7.5 but several times during the winter it crept to 8 TA 80 but had to raise it from 50 this winter - all last season constant 80 CA is 230 but I am afraid to add if this is calcium scaling CYA is 40 Borates are 40 FC target is 5 and when I add daily bleach...
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    Is this Calcium Scaling?

    I never had any problems in the 7-years of moving into this home with this pool. Last spring we had it re-plastered and through the winter I had a bigger problem with hi pH that ever. After taking the cover off I saw this when adding chems but just thought is was a dirt like powder that I have...
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    Return Spigots in pool

    I have four returns like above and a fifth for my Polaris 280. When I run the 280 I do turn on a booster pump but when off return water still flow out that outlet too.
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    Return Spigots in pool

    Is there a rule of thumb in selecting the outlet diameter of the return spigots in your pool? The people who re-plastered our pool put news ones on that only have a 1/2" outlet hole and looking online they also make them with a 1" and 3/4" outlet. The 1/2" has significantly raise my pump...
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    Change speeds on a SuperFlo

    Jason looking at this SuperFlo dual speed pump it does not look like it has a switch. Am I looking at the pump you were referring to? I am a little confused. They do make a Super flow that has a control like a IntelleFlo but it is a variable flow. I need to pull the plug soon.
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    Change speeds on a SuperFlo

    Cool this is very good to know, thanks
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    Change speeds on a SuperFlo

    I saw this post when searching for how to install a switch to get two speeds. (Bama thats for that post very informative) I am looking to install a 1HP Pentair Super Flo and would like to so this instead of installing a new timer box. Can someone confirm that this will also work on a SuperFlo...
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    Replacing my Pump

    My timer is just a basic timer and will not control a two speed pump. Are there two speed pumps with a control switch on the pump?
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    Brand new 3/4HP PENTAIR WHISPERFLO pump needed service out of the box

    Most of the motors come wired for 230v and you need to switch some terminals in the motor wiring box to get 115v. I think that may be your problem
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    Skimmer shut off valves

    Thanks, I was pretty sure but thought I would ask
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    Replacing my Pump

    I have an old 2HP PurexTriton WhisperFlo pump for my filtration pump for a 16,000 pool. I am looking to replace this soon with a Pentair WFE-24 WhisperFlo Up-Rated Energy Efficient 1HP Pool Pump after reading so many threads on pump downsizing. I would just like to get a fews opinion of this...