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    Heater Install on exisiting pool

    Are you thinking I would need it every day to be like 80 degrees or something ? Just wondering. I would probably just heat it up on weekends as it got colder. Why not solar by the way ?
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    Heater Install on exisiting pool

    Its in my signature...21,600--my propane tank is 500 gallons underground. It is about 35 feet from the pump.
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    Heater Install on exisiting pool

    Hey guys: I have a 16x32 inground pool that I love and want to add a heater to. I have a propane tank not far from the pool pump and I have a house that gets blazing sun all of the time. I also have reasonably priced electricity. I live in PA and currently use my pool from mid May to maybe...
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    Question about Pool Closing in PA, nervous about upcoming temps

    True, if leaving it at half slam would take me out of any possible liner staining (regardless of CYA) I would be fine with that.
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    Question about Pool Closing in PA, nervous about upcoming temps

    Good to know. I wonder if leaving it at SLAM level all winter with no water movement will discolor the liner (I have a vinyl liner pool)
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    Question about Pool Closing in PA, nervous about upcoming temps

    Do you leave it at slam level the whole time ? Do you close it at slam level or 1/2 slam level as ajw22 mentions above ? When you add the bleach in January, what do you use to disperse it ? My pool will be drained below the skimmer line and I have no main drain (vinyl liner) so pump wont work.
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    Question about Pool Closing in PA, nervous about upcoming temps

    TY sir. What about adding bleach later on down the road and swishing it around with my skimmer net ?
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    Question about Pool Closing in PA, nervous about upcoming temps

    Hi guys: I am going to try my hand at closing the pool myself this year (with a buddy helping out on the cover). I am going to do this next Tuesday. HOWEVER, here is the Weather the next 4 days in my area. Friday - High 48 Low 30 Sat - High 48 - Low 32 Sunday High 57 Low 34 Monday High 44 Low...
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    Dolphin S200 not cleaning entire pool...

    I let it run until it shuts off. No issues with Cord length, the unit has never come close to using even half of the cord(it is 75 feet long cord). I do not have a bottom drain. I turn the pump off when I run the robot. The pool is 7.5 feet on the deep end. Before it gets to the dirt at the...
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    Dolphin S200 not cleaning entire pool...

    It is not going all the way to the deep end, meaning my pool is 16x32, it seems like it thinks it is 16x30 or so.
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    Dolphin S200 not cleaning entire pool...

    Hi guys: I have a Dolphin S200 less than a year old that I bought from Marina Pool. it is still under warranty but I would like to try and fix before sending it back. The issue is that it will not clean the deep end of the pool (where the end of the pool is and the bottom of the pool and wall...
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    Pool is clear, but is this Mustard Algae ?

    Does it look like Mustard Algae to you ? it seems to fit the criteria....
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    Pool is clear, but is this Mustard Algae ?

    I maintain my pool chemicals using BBB and I have been keeping the Chlorine between 3-6 ppm. My CYA is 40, my TA is 100 and my PH was up around 7.8 and I lowered it to 7.4 with acid. The pool is clear overall but we have had a lot of rain recently and I had to drain some water to avoid...
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    Pool is cloudy....chemicals seem fine.

    OK---my pool gallons are 21,120 I will add to my signature. 16x32 --3.5 ft shallow end and 7.5 ft deep end. So I tested all the chemicals this morning. I have 4.5 FC 0.5 CC CYA 45 TA 100 PH 8.2 (high...pretty pink) I accidentally ran the filter all night, the pool does look clearer as a...
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    Pool is cloudy....chemicals seem fine.

    I've already slammed for 8 days when I opened the pool---there is next to no Algae in the pool...I think it may be overkill to slam for that no ? By the way, I do have a chlorinator, and I know pucks often contain copper. Are there any that DONT contain copper ?