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    What Am I Doing Wrong?

    Yep, I started the SLAM this morning. The water has been clear since I opened the pool in May and I've maintained an FC at or above the target for my CYA. Any thoughts on how I got algae to begin with given the high level of FC?
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    What Am I Doing Wrong?

    I do brush around the stairs and swimout trim as part of my normal routine because I've observed algae there in the past but I'm only doing it once a week right now so maybe I need to bump that up. Usually I would do it more often but the weather has been so lousy we just haven't been using the...
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    What Am I Doing Wrong?

    I'm even more confused now. 10FC at 5am which is the same as last night so I passed the OCLT but there is definitely algae on the stairs and a green/yellow cloud kicks up when I brush the bottom of the pool. It's rained the past two days so I think I can rule out pollen as the cause. I attached...
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    What Am I Doing Wrong?

    I vacuum once on the weekend and brush once during the week. The only other thing I can think of is the algae spots in the skimmer were there when I opened. Maybe the SWG is keeping a full algae bloom at bay but I should have done a SLAM when I opened the pool? I'll update in the morning after...
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    What Am I Doing Wrong?

    My levels are good and water is clear but I keep seeing small algae spots on my thermoplastic stairs and the corners of the skimmer opening. I'm also seeing dust on the bottom when I vacuum/brush but I assumed it was pollen because we've had a ton of it and the pollen gets dumped into the pool...
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    First pool day of the year. Thanks to TFP the only green in my pool was my beer. 🍻
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    Broken Vacuum Hose

    My vacuum hose snapped right in the middle. I found a threaded coupling online for $9. Is it worth trying to repair or should I just buy a new one? Most of the hoses I see on Amazon get very poor reviews. Are there any that people have been happy with or are they all the same?
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    solar cover, how to increase ease of taking on / off

    I just had this reel delivered. I'm putting it together this week and will report back after I do. This is my first experience with a reel after covering/uncovering by hand last year. I may end up regretting it but I couldn't justify the higher cost for a rockys.
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    SLAM

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    Need Margarita Machine Drink Recipes ASAP!

    This is the best Margarita I've ever had. My goal this summer is to perfect the ratio but based on other recipes in this thread I'm guessing it's 2oz tequila, 1oz lime juice, 1/2oz agave nectar
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    Craft beers!

    As New Englander, I'm partial to the NE IPAs. Swish from Bissell Brothers is probably my favorite.
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    Stabilizer / CYA Sock Method Seems Way Too Slow - Other Options?

    Just sit there and squeeze the sock. It will take 10-15 minutes tops, not and hour or two.
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    Jandy Valve Stuck Open

    Maybe a little bigger than a marble. We had some construction debris from the pool build in the skimmers so it must have snuck in when I had the basket out.
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    Jandy Valve Stuck Open

    Problem solved. There was a rock stuck in the valve. Thanks for your help guys!
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    Jandy Valve Stuck Open

    Thanks. Is there any trick to opening it up or just shut the pump off and unscrew those screws? Thanks for the tip on the lid. It's on the correct way now. This pic was taken awhile ago.