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    Intelliflo Making Loud noise - 1st startup of the season - please take a listen to it!

    Yes, that's the only way. Lately, most pool repairmen just recommend replacing the motor because the stuff on the market today is not made as well as pumps used to be.
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    Grayish Algae?

    Have you ordered your own kit yet? That is either dead algae or pollen that has settled on the bottom.
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    Intelliflo Making Loud noise - 1st startup of the season - please take a listen to it!

    Have you checked the impeller? (I think the sound is the bearings have gone/are going bad. )
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    New, proud owner of neglected 50 year old gunite pool

    Great points! (And yes I was very frustrated by that decision by Photobucket.)
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    New Quartz Plaster Calcium Hardness

    Whose instructions? Did they give a reason why? you don't need to dilute it, you can just pour it slowly in front of the return and leave the system running so it can fully circulate. Have you used Pool Math yet? Do you know how much liquid chlorine to add, to reach 2ppm?
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    SLAM’ing - going through lots of liquid chlorine

    Not always. I've actually had pools have both. Makes eradicating it much more difficult because it requires a longer process and more chlorine.
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    New Quartz Plaster Calcium Hardness

    You're on day three? You need to slowly get liquid chlorine in there before your water turns... CYA/stabilizer? By any chance did they also install a tablet feeder or just the SWG?
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    SLAM’ing - going through lots of liquid chlorine

    Are you only testing CCs in the morning? So what I learned when tackling ammonia situations (probably in the hundreds at this point) is the CCs are very high and FC very low within one hour of using traditional SLAM methods. So for example, raise the FC up to slam level, wait an hour or so and...
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    Towel storage ideas for outside

    Here, check this out... https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk00d7mL3NlOFeMbiMn-jtzSwKPDsGg:1591625052940&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=pallet+ideas+for+pool+storage&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwit7pSvsfLpAhXBnuAKHd_BCbMQsAR6BAgBEAE&biw=1366&bih=657
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    Towel storage ideas for outside

    I saw a really cute idea that used a pallet. They installed hooks on it for towels and noodles can be stored inside. I'll see if I can find a pic.
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    Iron has precipitated, now what...

    I would actually run it on low and see if you can get it to settle, then you can vac it out... Good luck!
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    SLAM’ing - going through lots of liquid chlorine

    Sounds like you could possibly have had an ammonia issue. Have you read anything about it? Stabilizer/CYA can convert to ammonia over the winter. It creates a huge chlorine demand at start up. Were you seeing high CCs during this SLAM? What is your FC/CC level now? I buy an ammonia test...
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    Salinity

    I typically let it go through one or two water turnovers. So at least a day for it to fully dissolve and register.