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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 ?
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    Pool is cloudy....chemicals seem fine.

    After running my S200, I realized my pool is still cloudy. I checked the FC, it was at about 3 with a CYA of 50. I measured TA and that was at about 65. PH was at 7.4 So last nite I added chlorine and a bunch of baking soda. (I followed the pool calc) So now... FC is at 5 TA is at 90 PH is at...
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    which robot

    its a basic model with limited moving parts. therefore less chance of failing. Could not be easier to use. When I ordered last year it had a 75 foot cord, I would call them and ask them. The S200 is used by many people here with minimal issues.
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    which robot

    I have this one... https://marinapoolspaandpatio.com/product/maytronics-dolphin-s200-robotic-pool-cleaner-minimum-advertised-map-pricing-for-this-item-is-849/ Very happy with it. I take it out of the pool everytime and store in a deck box. It came with a 75ft cord which is nice. I take mine...
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    Suggestions on Backwash System

    So this does work --(I had that connector laying around that you linked to in Lowes) ...but even if I soften it in hot water...it seems like I would have to do that to clamp it every time I wanted to backwash...seems like I may just need to hold it on during backwash. Not the worst thing in the...
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    Suggestions on Backwash System

    But you are clamping a soft rubber hose though right ? I am trying to think of a solution for a vacuum hose...hmm...I wonder if I can use some pvc cement to secure it to the adapter you listed above and then just screw it into the sand filter backwash outlet when needed.
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    Suggestions on Backwash System

    tried that. It is too flimsy to handle the right angle it has to do to point to the street. I bought a 50 ft one from walmart and it split immediately on first time use. I have used those in the past when I just had to point it straight to the woods behind my house(at the time) . I was thinking...
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    Suggestions on Backwash System

    Hey guys: I have my inground pool for a year now, everything is pretty good with one exception. Backwashing. I have to hook up a giant flex PVC hose and run it about 30 feet to my driveway. I need a better system than this...open to suggestions. I wonder if at the angle I have could I just use...
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    Green Pool on Opening -Vacuum to Waste or SLAM and use filter ?

    Pool seems fine. I had a little algae but cleaned it up with the Dolphin. Water is crystal clear! TY for all of your help.
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    Green Pool on Opening -Vacuum to Waste or SLAM and use filter ?

    Thought i would update. I got the pool crystal clear and algae free. After a few weeks, a small amount of algae has come up on the crease in the wall where the bottom tapers off and a little more near the stairs. I just brushed it away. My Chlorine level is about 6 PPM. I don't need to SLAM...
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    Green Pool on Opening -Vacuum to Waste or SLAM and use filter ?

    I would imagine if I am only losing 1ppm and I have no CC's AND the pool is relatively clear, I should be done today no ? Or do I have to have every bit of Algae be dead ?
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    Green Pool on Opening -Vacuum to Waste or SLAM and use filter ?

    Update: Pool looks much better. FC was at 13.5 last night and 12.5 this am. NO CC at all. I still see some dead Algae at the bottom and a little bit of algae that is not dead. I can definitely see the bottom of the pool though. I vacuumed a lot of dead algae to waste yesterday but kept the FC...
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    Green Pool on Opening -Vacuum to Waste or SLAM and use filter ?

    Great. I will keep the thread updated. Thanks again for your speedy replies, you have a friend in PA ;)
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    Green Pool on Opening -Vacuum to Waste or SLAM and use filter ?

    Thanks for speedy reply. How long is a "long period" ? It is going to be 77 and sunny today so that should knock it down a bit. OR...should I add some water to dilute it a bit ? My water level is still pretty low