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    Safety Pool Cover Shape - Oval or Custom??

    So my poll is a bit in the middle grey area here, its a 16 x 32 oval but instead of the ends being rounded, they consist of 6 straight edges forming the oval end so it technically isn't an oval, Oval would have 2 straight edges and 2 semicircle ends. Mine is 2 straight edges and 2 ends with 6...
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    Filtration system lost its pressure.

    Winner. That was it. Stuck some forceps in there and pulled enough junk to cause an issue. output is back to normal. Thanks a bunch for pointing that out.
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    Filtration system lost its pressure.

    Okay I will try that tonight.
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    Filtration system lost its pressure.

    Hi all, I'm stumped and think I may be looking in the wrong place to fix this problem. When I fired everything up last week I had a starting pressure at the filter of about 6 psi, after running overnight it picked up some gunk and went to about 18 psi. Which was the norm last year 6-8 on fresh...
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    And now for something completely different....SLaM progress

    So the pool passed the tests. CC = 0. OCLT = 1. Water = Clear. Tested just now: FC = 12.5 PH = < 6.8 TA = 10 CYA = 50 Do I go after PH next?
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    And now for something completely different....SLaM progress

    So I appear to not have a lot of POP and I went with the quick and hard way. I put floc in Friday at 6 ran the pump on recirculate for 2 hours then shut it down till Saturday morning. Vacuumed to waste about half of the pool then added water and did the rest. Topped off the chlorine and woke...
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    And now for something completely different....SLaM progress

    I do have a MP valve and I wish I made a mistake like that on this one. I've also been changing the flow around each day by rotating the return diverters some.
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    And now for something completely different....SLaM progress

    Oh and the other thing I am not sure about, I read the SLAM page again and it says that the PH should be between 7.2 and 7.5 prior to starting, it was over 8.0 and I got it down to 7.5 at the beginning, but now it is lower than 6.8 and I've read some posts where it says the amount chlorine used...
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    And now for something completely different....SLaM progress

    Got the FC to 15 last night, this morning it is at 14. Still no change in visibility and no increase in filter pressure, flow is normal.
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    And now for something completely different....SLaM progress

    yes the biggest losses are during the daytime, I usually am able to keep up the FC in the mornings, but then being away from it from noon till 7-8 pm is when it really drops. Is it a good idea to bump it to say 18 FC at noon so it won't go too far down by 5 when it starts to shade? i just...
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    And now for something completely different....SLaM progress

    Last night FC was at 4.5 at Sundown, replenished it back to 12. this morning FC was at 10.5 put in required amount to bring it back to 12. Clarity is the same no improvement. I'm not sure if I'm now being impatient but the pool has been less than 2 FC loss the past few days, the pump has...
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    And now for something completely different....SLaM progress

    Day 8, did a full test this morning Previous FC was 10 last night added about a little over 1 qt. 8:11 a.m FC = 13 CC = 0 PH = 6.8 TA = 40 CH = 75 CYA < 20 I threw this together with some zip ties and a 4ft. paint pole(not used yet) each zip tie is about 3" apart at the top with 1 ft intervals...