Recent content by Barfo

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    Diagnosing Pool Plaster Problems

    The pool plaster reps returned a few days after pouring 8 gallons of acid and added another 5. It appears the additional acid worked as the white scale is gone. I'm now raising my ALK in order to balance the PH. An acid wash with a total of 13 gallons was the cure.
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    Diagnosing Pool Plaster Problems

    I agree that it's bad workmanship. The company showed up yesterday and added 8 gallons of acid and will return in a few days to check it. The company employee alluded to a possible additive problem when mixing and applying the plaster because the scale is just on the bottom and not on the...
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    Diagnosing Pool Plaster Problems

    A plaster specialist from the plaster company looked at my pool today and determined it was calcium which bleached out of the plaster. My PH was high (8.0) when he checked it. I have been using the test strips which results in a lower read...I will toss them and get the drops. Anyway, he...
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    Diagnosing Pool Plaster Problems

    I'll let you know what they say. They are largest pool re-plasterer and the company most pool builders sub-contract for plaster in the greater Sacramento area. This is the second pool I have had them re-plaster. I do notice the trowel marks within the white area as well. And fortunately the...
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    Diagnosing Pool Plaster Problems

    It is rough like sandpaper and the two streaks developed almost overnight and believe they are not pool scratches. I know the pool company added a chemical for water hardness and muratic acid. I have been adding acid quite a bit to keep the PH at an appropriate level, but it raises up a lot...
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    Diagnosing Pool Plaster Problems

    I had my pool re-plastered (dark) in January of this year. Over the past month, white rough patches have formed over the shallow end of the pool (see photos). I brushed the pool as instructed, but could be a chemical problem. The plaster company did an initial chemical start up and I have had...
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    Jandy CL 580 Caution

    I will look into getting an Aquacomb thanks for the tip.
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    Jandy CL 580 Caution

    Nice equipment pad you have...looks real nice...I think I'll get some rocks to throw in mine. I hope this Jandy does not turn out to be a POS. Like I mentioned before I prefer the Sta-Rite System 3 cartridge, but my equipment area was too small to accommodate. The Sta-Rite is easier to clean...
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    Jandy CL 580 Caution

    Why did you have to replace the tank bottom?
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    Jandy CL 580 Caution

    The "O" ring was located inside the upper outlet/inlet. See photo.
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    Jandy CL 580 Caution

    It does not look like it's a weld. I was able to use it until I purchased a new one from Amazon ($40). I hope it does not happen again. I never had any of these problems with my Sta-Rite System 3.
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    Jandy CL 580 Caution

    I recently had my pool re-plastered and I also had my DE filtration replaced with a Jandy 580 cartridge system. My previous home I had an inground 15,000 gal gunite pool with a Sta-Rite System 3 cartridge filter system. I chose a Jandy over the Sta-Rite due to having a small equipment pad and...
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    New From California

    I just purchased a foreclosed home with a 20,000 inground plaster pool. The pool was 28 years old and was not maintained properly. It still had the old Titan DE filter. I had it completely renovated, plaster, tile, concrete deck, filter and sweep. This is my third home with a pool and I have...
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    Chemical Test Strips

    I can't do the eye test safetybob I'm blind in my left eye: however, I have owned homes in the past which had pools and I used drops and then tried the insert strips. The container says to wait 15 seconds for an accurate read....based on the above responses I'll switch back to chemical drops...
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    Chemical Test Strips

    I have been using Chemical test strips for testing my pool water. What is the consensus of other pool owners on this method?