Recent content by camueller

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    pool turned green this past week while frozen over

    I "closed" it when the water was in the 50's and about 2 months after all my neighbors did. I actually had to hurry up and do it because we were getting a hard freeze by the time I winterized my pool. But I put closed in quotes because I don't cover my pool. I just drain the pump and filter and...
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    pool turned green this past week while frozen over

    Hi all. I was surprised to notice my pool looked green through the ice earlier this week. It has warmed up a bit now, and the ice has mostly melted and I can see that sure enough, it is light green and there appears to be a layer of algae on the floor and walls. I'm surprised to see this as I...
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    new house, green pool, too cold to swim

    I don't think the pool is winterized, and yeah we just got down into the 20's last night. So honestly fixing plumbing or anything else may be first priority...but if we've escaped any damage, in my mind, attacking the algae while it is cold and having a harder time reproducing on its own would...
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    new house, green pool, too cold to swim

    Hey all. A friend of mine bought a house with an above ground pool that has been sitting unmaintained for a while now. The pool is green and I don't really know any more, but I volunteered to come look at it, since he trusts me having kept my pool clear with TFP. So assuming everything works...
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    expanding stenner pump rollers

    Yep. I contacted Stenner support and the broken hub was their guess when I described the problem I was having. Out of any other idea, I ordered a new roller assembly and got it installed, and it worked as expected. From what I've learned the motor has a D shaft and that roller assembly...
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    expanding stenner pump rollers

    First, thank you all for the congrats. As you can imagine, it has been quite busy around here. I finally got around to getting my Stenner fixed and I wanted to share here what the problem was in case anyone else runs into the same thing. So, without further ado, I replaced the roller assembly...
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    expanding stenner pump rollers

    I've watched video after video on changing the tubes. They all say "just snap clockwise with the tool until you hear a click" but say nothing about what to do if you don't hear a click. If anyone has any they think will help get me out of this rut I'm stuck in, I'd be happy to watch. I took my...
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    expanding stenner pump rollers

    My wife ended up having the kid about 7 hours after my last post. So I've been a bit busy since then. Luckily the delivery went super fast and we got to come home quickly, so I've been able to manually add enough liquid chlorine to keep my levels up. But I'd like to get my stenner back in...
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    expanding stenner pump rollers

    This is driving me nuts. I bought a 10 pack of tubes last year when I needed to replace it last year. So I've done this before. Plus, I got a big print out of instructions on installing it. It says to insert the fan tool and use the cover to turn the roller assembly clockwise until it stops, and...
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    expanding stenner pump rollers

    bumping this one more time because I really need to get my stenner back in service. My wife is going to have a baby soon and I may need to rely on auto feeding chlorine for a few days. I've watched every video I can on the topic. They all say just snap it in a clockwise direction. When I do...
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    expanding stenner pump rollers

    Last night I decided to tackle the problem of my Stenner pump not pumping bleach. I didn't replace the tube from last year, I hoped I'd be able to use it a little longer. Looks like I'm learning that no you can't, just replace it every year. Anyway, so I replaced my tube last night and expanded...
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    OK to keep robotic cleaner in pool?

    Water puts a lot of force on objects. Water and electronics don't mix. Your robot is electronic and has gasket sealed compartments to keep it's electronic parts dry. Gaskets fail with age and use. Pressure increases use, thus increasing failure rate and decreasing life of said gasket. I try to...
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    CYA - Harmful?

    I avoid touching the sock when I add CYA because it dries my hands out. No other problems though.
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    Inground liner replacement

    I'm in a similar boat wanting to know answers to the same concerns. My liner is still in mostly fine shape, but won't be for many more years. And I hope to replace mine myself when the time comes. So hopefully I can gain some knowledge from this thread as well.