Recent content by casey2020

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    Low Free Chlorine - Need Help Balancing Please!

    Ok, if I switch to liquid chlorine now do I still need to drain the pool?
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    Low Free Chlorine - Need Help Balancing Please!

    Hi all - I took over managing my pool from our pool company one week ago. Their “readings report” has been saying chlorine (not sure if free or combined) greater than 5 and they never test CYA. They have been using trichlor tablets weekly and occasionally liquid bleach. I know all the dangers of...
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    Polaris 280 Hose Tangling

    Hi HermanTX - thanks for this info. I would love to take a look at the Excel, I’m pretty good with those files.
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    Polaris 280 Hose Tangling

    Thanks for this option - will take a look at the Pentair Rebel.
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    Polaris 280 Hose Tangling

    Hi all - I inherited a Polaris 280 cleaner when I purchased my new home that appears to have some significant age to it. The hose tangles and traps the vacuum at the same spot against the connection to the wall. I suspect the swivel connector needs replacing (there is a small leak and it’s...
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    Routine Chemistry Testing - what do I need to test for and how often?

    Hi all- I have the basic Poolmaster 5 way test kit which tests for pH, chlorine, bromine (I don’t do this One), alkalinity and acid demand. I know the TFP app also has calcium hardness and CYA in their logs. What do you usually test for in your routine chemistry testing? I was planning on only...
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    Weekly Professional Cleaning - Do I Still Need a Robot Vacuum?

    I currently have weekly professional pool service which includes netting, vacuum, brushing, etc. I also have a Polaris robot vacuum running off a Pentair Single Speed Booster pump. It looks like the booster pump bearings have gone ( as evidenced by very loud sound, small leak - its possible the...