Recent content by batesjer

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    Suggestions for a robotic cleaner to deal with pine needles

    My dolphin handles pine needles ok but if you have the longer pine straw coming off those trees then good luck.
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    Considering buying a house that I think had a pool at one to approach

    @Newdude I don't think there is anything in the picture making him believe there was a pool, it's just that a permit was pulled at some point and they can't confirm visually.
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    Slam help

    I know thats the part I didn't understand but if you look at the two sets of pics its not just the orientation of the stains. They are next to the exact same liner patterns. Those spots havent moved an inch.
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    Slam help

    @Texas Splash those two sets of pictures are from different days? The orientation of the stains looks identical not just similar.
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    Buying a house - possible pool leak

    It could be a pool leak or something less sinister like drainage outflow from either the deck or the pool. A low spot adjacent to the pool would be a likely spot for those to intentionally drain into. Also around me public parks are typically built on areas that flood since nothing can really...
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    A very naive pool owner here!

    The muriatic acid should have a strength listed on the bottle, those listed as "green" are weaker. If it is 31.45% you would need to add about 40oz. You can measure or eyeball it, about 1/3 of the jug. Do not store that near metal or near chlorine.
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    A very naive pool owner here!

    Post all of your results when you have time like this: FC CC PH 8.0 TA CH CYA Salt level Your salt cell is set to 100% production that just means its running all the time when your pump is on. Your automation can be addressed by people who know more about it. But you should be able to go...
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    Construction Delays? High Demand/Covid Delays = Long Waits

    We use an old friend when buying cars and purchased one a couple months ago. He said new car prices are going to be high for the next few months as their inventories are really low due to production more or less stopping in March/April. GM removed a lot of their incentives in August. Low...
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    First Test and What is Next?

    If you added the 52oz of stabilizer on Sunday and didn't pull it, then it is all in the pool. That puts your CYA at 70 and your slam at level at 28.
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    A very naive pool owner here!

    @Muna Make sure you get the Taylor 2006 not 2005. The TF-100 includes that taylor kit. With a salt pool and a robot you will honestly have very little to do in daily or weekly maintenance. At first you will want to test daily to see what your average chlorine usage is so you can set your SWG...
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    A very naive pool owner here!

    And just so you feel comfortable that you can do this - roughly a year ago I was a first time, extremely naive, pool owner. I still learn a ton here but feel like I have a grasp on most the basics to keep my pool operating at its best!
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    A very naive pool owner here!

    This website, and it's free! Unless you'd like to donate to keep it running. Any specific questions you have ask them in the thread and...
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    Cloudiness help?

    @Lfleming a week is not a terribly long time for the starting conditions of the pool. What type of filter do you have? Could you post some pictures of the current water conditions? Daily pics straight down from the top step are helpful so you (and us) can see if there is actual progress...
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    Need help getting chemicals under control!

    A salt water generator is great. But I have one and still use liquid chlorine to supplement it when necessary. Check out pool math, the link is at the bottom of the page. Input your specs and it will tell you exactly what to add to keep your numbers in range, and it is a range it doesnt have...
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    Need help getting chemicals under control!

    It is your best option if you dont want to do it daily. They are putting in what appears to be 24ish ppm and you are losing at least 4ppm per day. You are spending at least 2 days a week without enough fc to properly sanitize. Its great you are testing but you have to use that info to keep...