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    Help identify spa eyeballs

    Here's some close up pics of the ones I pulled out, I was considering these that I found online, these insider eyeballs are hard to find. Does the fat part of this eyeball fit inside the indentation inside the pipe? Why would that be at a different depth on different pipes? A few years into...
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    Help identify spa eyeballs

    Hoping someone can suggest replacement eyeballs for my spa or provide some insights on what I'm working with. The ones that came with the spa are push-in/slip-in and all the same size, some had electrical tape wrapped around to keep them secured in the pipe. I"m guessing someone installed the...
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    Calcium hardness and pitting, raise CH?

    Thanks everyone! I have a better understanding now.
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    Calcium hardness and pitting, raise CH?

    Thanks, yes I believe the plaster has chipped off. So is this just due to age of the pool, or is my CH at 325 contributing? It sounds like my CH is not an issue and it's just an old pool, but looking for smarter people than me to confirm :) And thank for the efflorescence tip. I've been...
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    Calcium hardness and pitting, raise CH?

    Thanks, I don't have the lingo correct. Here's a picture of what I'm trying to understand, I'm concerned about the 4-5 dark gray areas under the water line and trying to figure out if the water is out of balance and contributing to a problem.
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    Calcium hardness and pitting, raise CH?

    Thanks for the input. I'm pretty confident I have a few pitted holes in the plaster, doesn't feel raised. I constantly battle calcium buildup on the tile under the waterfalls and on the flagstone. Pool temp is 78, we do get rain in Virginia frequently this time of year with thunderstorms...
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    Calcium hardness and pitting, raise CH?

    Year 2.5 of SWG pool ownership and I noticed some pitting on the plaster pool wall near our flagstone waterfall that has always shown signs of calcium buildup. Believe I should raise my Calcium Hardness, here are my latest test results. Is using Ice Melt like this from Lowes if I can find it...
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    Identify skimmer for float valve

    We do use a Paramount in floor cleaning system, right next to the skimmer is the blue basket with a cealed white canister lid. I believe we only have one main drain that is plumbed to paramount cleaning basket. Currently have a Skimpro Tower-Vented skimmer basket, wondering if that might also...
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    Identify skimmer for float valve

    I'm still learning so maybe I have this wrong, but it seems the pump loses prime quiet easily (mostly in the middle of the night) when the basket has leaves around the sides but is nowhere close to full, so I was under the impression a skimmer float valve would help me not lose prime so easily...
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    Identify skimmer for float valve

    Unfortunately there is no model number on the lid that I can find, only a blank box where it says Model. It does say Pentair on the lid. The weir was also missing when we moved in, I bought an aftermarket one by guessing and it's not the correct one but does the job with a slight modification I...
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    Identify skimmer for float valve

    I’ve owned the pool for a couple years and realized there is no skimmer float valve and I loose prime pretty easily if leaves are In the basket. Any idea what skimmer model I have? Lid says pentair, but no model number. Pool was built in 2005. Thanks,
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    Calcium removal using MA, can you be in the water?

    Thanks, I'll attack the tile for now. Is calcium buildup on flagstone an urgent matter or can it wait until next spring, or at least until after we close.
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    New Pool Owner - recent results

    We haven't had to do anything but add some salt (went with Mortons) and lower the PH with acid, so it's been great.
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    Calcium removal using MA, can you be in the water?

    We have calcium buildup on our flagstone waterfall wall and the pool tiles and after reading a bunch of thread I've started using MA to try and remove it. Is it a bad idea to be in the pool when working on the wall? MA scares me being new to a pool, so I haven't, but it would make the job so...
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    New Pool Owner - recent results

    Thanks for the tips! Dave