Recent content by FlaPoolGuy

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    Trouble tracking down leak

    Divide and conquer- if you put plugs in the returns and skimmers and close the valve to the main drain (or plug the main drain), you can isolate the pool itself. Then redo the bucket test. If passes, then the leak is on the side opposite the plugs/main drain closure point. If it fails again...
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    leak when running in recirculate mode

    Bless my wife's heart she "jiggled the handle" and the leak went way down. Still going to replace the spider gasket, but the time pressure is reduced. Thank you!
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    leak when running in recirculate mode

    Long story. I'm currently doing a vitamin c treatment for copper staining (that's in another thread), and my filter pressure rose to the point I needed to do a backwash. Unfortunately I did not have time to do it at that moment, but I wanted to keep my pump running to circulate the vitamin c and...
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    leak when running in recirculate mode

    Hey everyone, I switched my pump from running in "filter" mode to "recirculate" mode to recirculate my water until I do my next backwash. Lo and behold, a small amount of water started coming out of end of the pipe where the waste/backwash water usually comes from. It looks like about 1 pint per...
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    pool stain update

    I unfortunately dumped the rest of the Vitamin C in the pool yesterday. I'll have to get more and test the newer, bigger stains. My DE filter pressure jumped in the last 24 hours from 14 to about 20, and the water isn't flowing over the waterfall as rapidly, so the filter seems to be getting...
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    Yep...a new guy, probably not new problems

    I hate to burst your bubble, but it might not be iron. I initially thought I had "iron" too. I did the vitamin C test, and it improved my stains. Then I discovered that the prior pool/house owner had been dumping "blue shock" (aka COPPER algaecide) into the pool. My stains have been brown/green...
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    pool stain update

    ... and no more improvement. I'm beginning to doubt if there ever was because the stains look different depending on the lighting. Still have several of these around the edge of the pool, which were not there last Fall. I have several of these around the edge of the pool, and all of them are...
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    pool stain update

    pH remains 7.2 today
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    pool stain update

    Hey y'all, I'm back at it. I put the repeated cycles of Vit C treatment on hold due to the cold water/weather. Started again about 1.5 days ago (sunset Saturday evening). Put in 3.5 lbs of vitamin C plus about 1/2 lb of "Iron and Cobalt Remover" plus 1.5 quarts of "Super Metal Control" from...
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    I haven't backwashed since August 2019

    I do have a screened in pool. The 1.5 HP motor is on an intermatic timer and runs for about 4-5 hr / day. Yes the gauge on the filter returns to zero when the power is off.
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    I haven't backwashed since August 2019

    Hey y'all, the title says it all. I've been waiting for my filter pressure to rise either from the "green arrow" to the "white arrow" or to simply go up 25%. It hasn't done either. When I bought the house last year, I read somewhere I was supposed to backwash monthly, which I did pretty...
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    Do it on my own or leave it to the professionals?

    There has already been much said, and I agree with just about everything. My situation was similar to yours, except I bought the house with copper stained pool last year. I had no prior knowledge of anything about pools except how to swim in them. If you have time, please review my first...
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    What is this?

    Just as an update it was 1/8 npt, and i bought a plug instead of a replacement gauge since I also bought a pool robot so won't be using the vacuum line much anymore. Thank you all for helping to solve the mysteries!
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    What pool cleaner is right for me?

    I ordered the pentair warrior se for $699. At marina pool, they quoted me that, and the s200 was $719. I did not think the color change was worth an extra $20. I'll have to see if it fits under the pool sink in the cabinet when not in use, or else I may have to get creative about a storage...
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    What pool cleaner is right for me?

    Thank you so much for your help and guidance! I've narrowed it down to the S200 or the S300, but I'm not sure if I want to pay extra for the Bluetooth (2019 model) or WiFi (2020 model) connectivity. However, the s300 comes with a "caddy". I'm a bit mystified about the "caddy". why would I...