Recent content by creativour

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    New SWG and I think I added too much salt

    I got my K-1766 kit yesterday and it measured 5600ppm. So, I think I'm going to go ahead and drain/refill a portion of water. Time to flood my yard... I hope it doesn't kill my bamboo hedge.
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    New SWG and I think I added too much salt

    The manual doesn't mention a high salinity limit. There seems to only be a "low salt" indicator. It does mention salinity above 5500ppm can cause corrosion to pool fixtures though, so I think I'm getting uncomfortably close to that... No rain in the forecast... but May is usually pretty wet...
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    New SWG and I think I added too much salt

    I'm in north Florida. Ok, I'll order a test kit. There's a Pinch-a-Penny pool store pretty close to my house, so I figured I'd let them do the tests for free. If the Edge shuts off at 4500ppm, the test results might not be right then. It's definitely producing chlorine - I've been testing...
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    New SWG and I think I added too much salt

    I just installed a CircuPool Edge 40 SWG. Earlier this week I added 12 bags of salt, which I thought was being conservative because the pool calculator said I should be adding 14 bags... with the assumption I had 0ppm salt. I just took a sample of water to the pool store and salinity is...
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    Too much salt

    I'm in a similar situation and I'm wondering if you got your salt level tested yet?
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    Adding steps to inground vinyl pool

    I'm planning on replacing my 16x32 in-ground liner some time this year. The pool doesn't have any steps and I was thinking (fantasizing) about adding steps-under-vinyl like the ones in this picture: 42" High x 20' Wide x 6" Radius Full Width Steel Step. On that same website, I came across...
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    I found my leak, now what?

    Yeah, it was pretty gross and I just threw the clothes that I was wearing away. I didn't see as many roots growing in/around the fitting itself as I thought I'd find. There were a lot of little ones, but nothing big enough to have caused the actual damage. I have 2 guesses as to how it...
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    I found my leak, now what?

    I just wanted to post an update on my leak. I dug all the way to the pool wall and found the inlet and sure enough it was cracked in several spots and water was gushing out. So I drained to below the returns, bought a new inlet (thanks to Amazon's over-night Sunday delivery! Nobody had it...
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    I found my leak, now what?

    Thanks everyone for the input! Luckily the pool deck is its narrowest where the leak is (a little over 3ft), so there won't be /that/ much digging and crawling. Although getting through all the roots that have also been taking advantage of this leak will be a pain. Davin Dave - thanks for the...
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    I found my leak, now what?

    Hi everyone! I have an inground vinyl pool with 2 return inlets on one return line. I've had a small leak for a while now and it seems be getting worse. I know the leak is in the return line because a local pool company helped me find it by pressure testing and listening with a "big ear" on...
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    Sand Filters - are they really this bad?

    My info is (as stated in my signature): 16x32x8 vinyl in-ground; 20k gal; Pentair SuperFlo 1HP; Hayward S-200 sand filter; 1.5" plumbing; solar heating; 1 main drain, 1 skimmer, 1 return with 2 jets. I backwash when the pressure reaches about 22 lbs (after BW, it's around 14). Although, the...
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    Sand Filters - are they really this bad?

    So just a quick question before I start removing the sand from my filter... If the laterals are broken, wouldn't that mean there would be sand spewing into the pool? I took the top off of the filter and removed the diffuser. So far, nothing seems out of the ordinary...
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    Sand Filters - are they really this bad?

    Thanks for the replies! I'm a little relieved that this is not normal behavior for a sand filter. I think it's time to take the sand out and check out what's going on in there. I did check the laterals a while back when I replaced the sand, however I'm not sure what I was supposed to be...
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    Sand Filters - are they really this bad?

    Hi folks, The only filter I've ever had to deal with is a sand filter and I'm wondering if there's something wrong with mine or if they really are this terrible. Here's what happens: There is always fine silt collecting in clumps on the bottom of the pool. When I vacuum it up, I see it...
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    Brand new SuperFlo 1HP noise (video included)

    Oh my gosh I think I fixed it! (sort of) What was bugging me about this whole ordeal was that the sound the new pump was making was so similar to the sound that the original pump was making which is what inspired me to replace it in the first place. It made me think it was some other variable...