Recent content by bdex

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    Why do you post?

    Because this was the one and only place that helped me when the pool store kept "pool storing" me. I lived in Illinois (have since moved to Indiana) so I was "seasonally active". I tried to learn all I could via here and my own experimentation and share what I could when I was here more. The...
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    Jets cycle on /off every second

    I would get to the motor while the cycling is happening and see if the motor is getting power the entire time. May be an issue with the starter on the motor. If the power to the motor is going on/off with the motor then you need to look at the main board or if lucky a top side control panel...
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    Duck Plugs?

    Me too. We sold our house with the pool a few months ago but agreed to help the new owner (friends) close the pool. I use solid screw in with rubber gasket plugs in all the returns but the last one, which gets a gizmo and the rubber cover snapped over it. Now the skimmer plug/plate has failed...
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    Helping a friend: This should be a good one

    That sucks that you have been fighting this monster only to figure out that a huge contributor to your frustration was another persons careless error. I had an issue where not matter what we tried (including deep cleaning) our pool did not clear completely. I finally pulled all of the 3 year...
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    Do CoverStar automatic covers come with a cover pump?

    I have an APC cover and it came with a pump, that was not a little giant. Don't recall the brand off hand but the first lasted 3 years and we are on the second one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Fountain recommendation for return?

    I just built one out of PVC pipe fittings and pipe. Drilled holes in the pipe for the water to spray out and worked like magic a couple years ago. Have not needed it this year as it has rained nonstop and is 59 and raining today. Been in the money pit twice this year. We have plenty of cool...
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    clever thing to go on the coping corner?

    With slate you may be able to get a honing stone and take the razor sharp edge off?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    SwampClean 2015 - opening the pool!

    Looks like you about have it whipped. Keep at it. My dad is fighting the same thing. Great levels, cloudy water. Algae outbreak. He just kept at it with LC and it ate it up. I could be way off base here but I have to assume your swamp and cya turning to ammonia is a tough nut to crack...
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    Hubby not buying it

    You are correct. My wife is an LCSW and she bills at about $120 an hour last I checked. Tell him to buy the $70 test kit and the bleach. It is cheaper than a couple hours on the couch. And waaaay cheaper than half his stuff!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    2 week vacation - I trust nobody to take care of the pool!

    I thought the ph rise was pretty good all considered. Mine goes from 7.2-7.4 after I add MA on Saturday to about 7.8 the next Saturday before I correct with MA. But I have no automation on my pool at all. My filter runs 100% of the time from May-September and my swg stays set on 80%. I need...
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    Cloudy water after party with 18 kids

    Had a similar situation. Had a pool party over the weekend with 10-12 adults and kids. I never take my swg off of 80%, the setting that works for "normal" use. And I never ever use the super chlorinate setting as I do not want to shorten my cell life any more than I need to. I simply keep liquid...
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    Floating Vinyl Liner - After massive rainfall

    I too am sad to see this. We are in central Illinois and it has been very similar here in the last few weeks with the rain. It seems 2" some days and 5" others. Totally crazy. If your PB is going to take care of it and it is a warranty issue I would not touch it. Otherwise pumping out...
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    Removing Hayward Offline Chlorinator - plugging holes

    Why not just cut the pipe out and replace the whole piece? I know you said you did not really want to but it is the most fail safe method. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    OK Geniuses

    Do you have a wood chipper?? If so put the pucks in it and spray over Lake Michigan! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Helping a friend: This should be a good one

    You have it to a nice shade of tan now. Keep at it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk