Recent content by ftw

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    Low pressure after changing filters

    Regarding breaker access and inspection can’t say, for what it’s worth, it’s a sub panel Ignore those o-rings those never made it to the trash. That would be too easy!
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    Low pressure after changing filters

    We have a clean and clear plus 420:
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    Low pressure after changing filters

    Thanks @mknauss! Pump is not VS. There is a little air in the returns but the seal on the strainer basket seems okay. When the pump is off for example, no air makes it through the gasket. Skimmer doors are bobbing and no air coming through there.
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    Low pressure after changing filters

    I recently changed my filter cartridges out and immediately noticed lower pressure at the filter. The pressures used to read about 10psi when “clean” and creep up from there. I was overdue to replace these so thought maybe the 5psi reading after competing the job would be my new “clean” psi. I...
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    pH Spiked, not sure why

    Thanks mknauss. Am I right in understanding just adding MA over time will lower TA as long as I don’t do anything to increase it? And 60-80 TA is where I want to be?
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    pH Spiked, not sure why

    pH was back up to 8 again today, just 3 days after it happened the first time. All the other readings are the same as before.
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    pH Spiked, not sure why

    The need to add acid is brand new as pH has been pretty stable and always on the low side. I’m wondering if using pucks previously was suppressing rise cause by fountain and spillway. In in the last few days there’s been a constant climb in pH. I didn’t have to add any acid in the first month...
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    pH Spiked, not sure why

    Last time I put bicarb in was a month or so ago. I was on tabs (I’m new!) until switching to LC around that time and was fighting low pH. i have a fountain and two spillways from the spa that are constantly flowing.
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    pH Spiked, not sure why

    Came home today and tested to find a pH spike from 7.4 two days prior, where it had been consistently, to 8.0 tonight. 5:30pm: FC 3.5 CC 0 pH 8.0 TA 100 CH 370 CYA 85 (I repeated the pH test on samples from multiple locations and cleaned all my equipment to make sure I wasn’t getting a...
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    Rehab advice? Lots of calcium and popoffs

    Thanks for the advice! I will give the patching a try and likely will call in a professional for the calcium removal... I did some tests and if it was a small spot or two I’d feel fine but messing with muriatic acid for that long seems a little advanced for me :) How do I know when it’s...
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    Rehab advice? Lots of calcium and popoffs

    A few months ago we bought a new house and the pool had been very poorly cared for. I’ve gotten it pretty well stabilized and now thinking about best path to restore it. First big issue is that the plaster is bubbling and popping off on the first step. I haphazardly tried some underwater...
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    Cause of chlorine usage?

    Yessir, that’s what I did! Understood on lowering. I’ve been trying to avoid do a big dilution because it’s outside my experience so far, but looks like I’m going to have to get comfortable with it.
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    Cause of chlorine usage?

    For some reason the forum won’t save my signature, so here are the details 10K gal, IG plaster, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus, 2.2HP Century pump, 1/2HP Fountain pump, 1/2HP cleaner pump, Aqualink RS, Polaris pool cleaner
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    Cause of chlorine usage?

    Thanks! Last night I failed the OCLT pretty hard going losing 5ppm of FC. To make sure I understand, I should be aiming currently for FC of at least 8 and shock level of 39, is that right?
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    Cause of chlorine usage?

    Hi, I got a swamp with crazy calcium deposits in the backyard when I moved into my new house. Using this forum and Pool School I have been able to turn it around and keep it under control. Here are are the numbers from just before my shock tonight. FC - 3 CC - 0 pH - 7.4 TA - 90 CH - 300 CYA -...