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    When to replace pool screen cage or enclosure?

    My pool cage is 32 years old and showing lots of signs of wear. For example, missing tie down wire on side, rusted screws, missing screw covers, leaking around super gutter, etc. If I spend money on all these repairs, wouldn't it just be more cost effective to remove and replace with a better...
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    Possible problem with chemistry.

    Yes, I did all that last week and the FC slowly drifted down to 7.5. I thought that 7.5 was high enough to keep the algae at bay. Again, do I just need to brush more? or?
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    Possible problem with chemistry.

    Today I am showing signs of slight green on walls of pool. I had slammed it over a week ago and FC was coming down from 16 to 7.5 yesterday. Added 2 3/4 cups of bleach per poolmath and noticed the walls today. I have been trying to sweep walls once a week, maybe I need to do this more often...
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    how do I use this spa air blower?

    Thanks Allen, I will just put this on hold for now as it won't be a simple question. I have no controls near the spa itself. There is a switch that I don't know what it is for that might be something to do with bubbler, don't know. I will just get a pool electrician out at some point. Would...
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    how do I use this spa air blower?

    Hi, still learning how to use all my equipment. I have a Santanna Air Blower, note photos below. How do I work or use this blower? I looked online and only found install instructions. I had two electricians come out to my house a while back who were not pool electricians and they said the...
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    hot to put my spa in heat mode only.

    Thanks Allen, even a nut head like me can understand that. :lol: Thanks, kadavis, just wanted to make sure because as you can see my pool plumbing is kinda weird.
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    hot to put my spa in heat mode only.

    OK, I posted 3 photos, the top photo shows my return lines and the other two lower photos show the suction side of the pool and spa. Still not clear on your directions. So you are saying to have the skimmer to spa off? and totally turn off pool suction and main drain to pool? correct? Do I...
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    hot to put my spa in heat mode only.

    I would like to heat my spa that is connected to my pool, but not sure how to position my valves to do this. Here are photos of my set-up. Thanks. The photos are where I have everything in normal mode. It is a spill over spa, not sure how to do that either.
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    Has anyone bought the kit from poolleakapp.com

    Thanks Poolguy, I knew someone would know.
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    Has anyone bought the kit from poolleakapp.com

    My pool is leaking about 1/4 inch overnight and I will try to do some leak detecting and a bucket test. While I was surfing I found the web site pool leak app.com and wondered if anyone has bought the kit from this guy? Sounds good, but I am a noobie so wanted to ask your opinion. Thanks.
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    Should my spa have an open hole between pool & spa?

    Thanks for all your responses. I have quite a few things to fix now. :eek: I am making a list.
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    Should my spa have an open hole between pool & spa?

    OK, understand about the drain cover. Had heard about these kinds of things happening. My main drain is the same so I will check into getting that replaced as well. So do I just measure diameter from screw to screw to get the correct measurement? Thanks.
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    Should my spa have an open hole between pool & spa?

    OK Poolguy, so it's not important that my pool and spa water stay separate? Sorry to sound like an idiot, just trying to understand my pool. I thought that spa's had to be drained periodically. How is that possible if the equalizer port allows water to be exchanged between the two. Do you...
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    Should my spa have an open hole between pool & spa?

    My spa has an open hole, kinda like a return opening between the pool and spa. So whatever my water in the pool is it is the same in the spa. Does this make since? Do I screw on something to close the hole so the spa water can be different? First time owner here. The spa also has it's own...
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    pool finish identification

    Thanks chief, went to their website last week, was curious if this was it and it didn't quite look the same. But maybe this is an older version. My pool is over 20 years and I have no idea when it was last repaired or plastered.