Recent content by dickeystorm

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    Frustrated! Considering permanent close, what to do?

    Hi all, I’m reaching my limits with my pool. The pool is 35 years old and showing it, it needs to be replastered. I can’t afford that now. The equipment is all calling for more and more attention. We do not use the pool very often at all and I have a worsening black algae problem. Due to...
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    Need help figuring out what’s going on.

    Today’s reading was 13 FC /0 CC pH 7 the wispy green is appearing again. I’ve been brushing with a wire brush and applying bleach as directly to the black algae as I can.
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    Need help figuring out what’s going on.

    Follow up. Next day readings FC 4.5/0 pH 7. I vacuumed to waste and added 1 gallon 6.25% bleach and 3 pucks. It looks much better today. Hopefully I’ve got it.
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    Need help figuring out what’s going on.

    Hi all, I’m a bit stumped with my pool trouble. First my numbers, FC/CC 10/0 pH 8. I added a half gallon of muriatic to counter this. CYA 30 TA 90 CH 160 I think. My test chemicals are old and this one isn’t working right. Previous number was more like 350. Borates 15 Salt 1200 Temp 80 F...
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    Partial block troubles

    Thanks for the comeback Jim. If you mean the motor basket gasket, that was checked and looks good. There is a minor leak on the output fitting of the pump but it seems too small to worry about, I could be wrong on that. The wier is working fine. I did use a drain king on the skimmer side and...
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    Partial block troubles

    Hi all, Today the 3 massive oak trees surrounding my pool demanded payment. I have a partial block I believe to be in my suction side. The pool has a jacuzzi in one end. There is a valve to shut of the suction from either side. Switching that doesn't seem to change the flow. The basket...
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    What is the proper way to replaster a pool?

    This is the method that sounds right to me. I haven't found anyone that does it this way yet.
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    Which timer is it?

    Ah, that's what the switch does. I took the heater out, so probably don't need that. I know it is an Intermatic, just don't know which model. Does it matter?
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    What is the proper way to replaster a pool?

    Hi, I will inevitably have to re-plaster my pool. I have had a couple of bids so far and I didn't like the technique they were offering. They were planning to just skim over the old. So, what is the correct way to do a re-plaster?
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    Which timer is it?

    Hi All, Can anybody tell me which model timer I have. Stripped a gear and I'm not sure what I have so I haven't been able to replace it yet. It is 220 volt. There is a switch on the right hand side that I don't see on the replacement models I have found. I don't know what it does. Also...
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    Need help with Hayward multivalve leak

    Aha! broken o-ring. Panic over please return to normal life. Thank you.
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    Need help with Hayward multivalve leak

    I did try you tube but didn't find anything specific. - - - Updated - - - Thanks for the info, I'll have to pull it apart again and try and see what I did. :(
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    Need help with Hayward multivalve leak

    Hi all, Hoping someone can help me figure out why my Hayward 710xr50 is spouting water from the center post. I made the mistake of doing maintenance because the handle was a bit stiff. Upon reassembly the center leaked very badly. I chose to do a full overhaul. I bought the kit from...
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    How long does calhypo take to dissolve?

    My pool has chosen this year to torture me. I added ~3lbs of calhypo a week ago. This gave a higher chlorine level for a day and I hope a boost in my CH level since it's been low. I went to vacuum some leaves off the bottom with my water hose vacuum (don't know the name) and I get huge clouds...