Recent content by Baker25

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    What's coming out of my return? (under water videos)

    I will have to look into this! So far I have backwashed every time I vacuum and the water is crystal clear coming from the return on start up and no sediment on the pool floor. I know this is not how it's supposed to be. Is there a physical issue with the filter somewhere, or this just a thing?
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    How long can yellow algae live outside the pool?

    Thank you! It's actually just the removable handrails so should be easier to clean.
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    How long can yellow algae live outside the pool?

    Just finished up the 24 hour high FC hold after completing SLAM. I realized that a part of my pool steps were removed to be able to move the stairs out of the way of deep cleaning. A part of the handles were exposed to algae water and should have probably been sanitized in the pool. I can’t find...
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    What's coming out of my return? (under water videos)

    Backwashes after vacuuming today and water was clear on pump start up. No sediment in pool a few hours later. So if the sand is new, what else could be causing dirt to be allowed back in the pool?
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    What's coming out of my return? (under water videos)

    Yes and yes. I actually replaced the lateral thinking it was letting stuff back in the pool. The old one looked fine but I changed it out anyways. New one was obviously fine as well.
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    What's coming out of my return? (under water videos)

    Yup, it was sand that I seed suggested on this site several times. And yes I passed all 3 tests. Like I said, these little spots of sediment have been showing up since the beginning. I manually vacuum every day and it ends up right back on the pool floor
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    What's coming out of my return? (under water videos)

    The sand is brand new, as of 1.5 months ago if that. I've had this stuff in the bottom of my pool since I got the pool last year. I'm seeing just shy of 20 psi, and after a backwash it might go down a few ticks. Weirdly enough, when the pump is off, I still show some pressure on the gauge. When...
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    What's coming out of my return? (under water videos)

    After manually vacuuming, I turn off the pump to unseat the skimmer box lid. Then I kick the pump on, and this is what I see. If I backwash after I vacuuming, then I don't see this. I do find what I believe is sediment on the pool floor shortly after the pump kicks on. Links for videos showing...
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    SLAM question and general algae question

    It's the FAS-DPD kit. I bought it at intheswim and it showed up as the Taylor K-2006 on the site but when it got delivered it has Leslies on it but still days FAS-DPD. I bought it before I knew this website was created or else I would have bought the TF-100!
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    SLAM question and general algae question

    I don't want to run it less, I just don't want to burn the motor out. Maybe they are built to run 24/7, I just would want to give it a break I guess. I haven't stopped it yet, going on 36 hours. I am using a test kit similar to the one sold here. It has Leslies Pool on the front but all the...
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    SLAM question and general algae question

    So algae can start even when the FC as it should be? I'm guessing the answer is no, unless you fail to clean dark places like under a pool floor mat.
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    SLAM question and general algae question

    Noticed some "junk" in the bottom of the pool the other day before I left for a 24 hour trip. FC level was normal, no CC. Topped off the FC to 6 (CYA is 30). When I came back the junk had become more widespread. Also noticed a yellow hue on the bottom of the pool. Nothing on the walls. FC was...
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    (Update) Sand (dirt?) in pool, any other cause besides busted lateral/lateral assembly?

    Today was the first time I backwashed after changing the lateral and sand. Followed up with a 30ish second rinse. I only did the backwash and rinse just to see if it would prevent sediment from coming back in the pool which it did not.