Recent content by channing321

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    Rarely need to backwash sand filter?

    Nice! Thanks so much!
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    Rarely need to backwash sand filter?

    Good to know that I'm not missing anything. I think I've just been told so many wrong things in the past that I assumed backwashing would still be a routine maintenance item, even with maintaining correct chemical levels. And thanks for the advice on the pressure gauge. Any recommendations as...
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    Rarely need to backwash sand filter?

    I don't have a salt water generator. I manually add liquid chlorine every night. My wife prefers the feel when I add a little salt to the water and that's why I have a salt level to list. (y)
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    Rarely need to backwash sand filter?

    Hi all, This website and the pool maintenance guide has been an excellent source of information for me and my pool is truly trouble free for the first time (3rd year of owning this home and pool). I thought it would be annoying adding liquid chlorine every night but it has quickly become...
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    Couple Questions about Adding Diatomaceous Earth to Sand Filter

    Thank you all for the kind and helpful responses. I think I'll keep using it until my SLAM is done, and then hold off unless I'm not happy with the clarity of the water. Man, the water has never looked better during the SLAM and with the DE in the filter.
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    Couple Questions about Adding Diatomaceous Earth to Sand Filter

    This is the first time I've ever added it and the pool is looking very good. Granted, I've never SLAMed the pool either, so it could just be that. I'll hold off on it after the next backwash and see if I like how the water looks after a bit.
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    Couple Questions about Adding Diatomaceous Earth to Sand Filter

    Thanks for the responses, mknauss. For my first question, I was more asking if pool owners who add D.E. to their sand filters add it every time after they backwash. I know if I want more D.E. in the sand filter that it must be added after a backwash, but should I add it every time I backwash...
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    Couple Questions about Adding Diatomaceous Earth to Sand Filter

    Hi all, just a couple of quick questions for those of you who add D.E. to your sand filters: 1. I know you have to add D.E. after you backwash because it flushes it all out. Do you add more D.E. every time you backwash? Or do you just add some after a heavy swimming load/rain storm, etc...
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    2 pool equipment leaks, please help!

    Thank you for the response, Texas Splash. That is very helpful. In the first picture, I currently only have a leak at the elbow going into the circle 2 T piece. I think I will have to replace all the parts numbered 1-4 as I expected to really fix it, but will try the epoxy and see if I can...
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    2 pool equipment leaks, please help!

    Bummer on the photos not posting. I was only able to upload 3 of my 7 photos with the storage space I had so I picked what I figured are the most relevant/helpful photos. Thanks for the heads up on the available photo space on the forum. :)
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    2 pool equipment leaks, please help!

    Hi all, I have a couple of leaks in my pool plumbing equipment and would like your opinions on what the best way to fix them is. Since I am new to this stuff and don't know what many of the locations/parts are called, I took some photos to show the leaks. First leak is circled in red (Photo...