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    Purchased SWG -- How To Remove PVC Connections?

    My new SWG just arrived and I'm going to attempt to install it in a few days. The folks where I bought it said that it can mount vertically or horizontally, but unfortunately the only piece of pipe of sufficient length on my return plumbing is at a 45 degree angle, which they said will not...
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    Considering SWG -- Horror Stories-- Advice?

    Thanks everyone...this afternoon I placed an order to make sure it arrives long before I open the pool this spring. I appreciate all the feedback.
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    Considering SWG -- Horror Stories-- Advice?

    Thanks everyone...I suspected as much, but was confident that I would get the correct answer from this forum. I will move forward. Thank you for the tip to purchase at least twice the rated pool capacity....there appear to be dozens of models...anything that I should buy...should NOT...
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    Considering SWG -- Horror Stories-- Advice?

    Great to know...so let me ask this to clarify...I have only used grocery/dollar store bleach for the last 7 or 8 years anyway. Are you saying that the formulation of the chlorine will be the same as what I've been using with the jugs of bleach all along, and only different from the pucks? I...
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    Considering SWG -- Horror Stories-- Advice?

    I have a nearly 20 year old 20,000 gallon vinyl liner inground pool that we have open from around Memorial Day until October 1 (or so) each year. Last year finding a reliable source of chlorine became practically a part time job and I was concerned about running out all season long. Looking at...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    They had a shelf where pressure gauges once lived...even a sticker on the shelves...just no pressure gauges. No one in sight to ask questions as usual...so couldn't tell if they were out for the day, the week, the season, etc. Still searching...work did not allow for me to do much pool duty...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Cloudy water day 21--fourth day of SLAM--Probably an inch of rain overnight, but the chlorine level was right at 16 this morning when I checked. No evidence of measurable chlorine loss overnight for 2 nights. The weather is still cloudy so it's not burning much chlorine off so far today. No...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    If I can sneak away from my work commitments for an hour...and if I can find one in my fairly small town...the goal is to go on a mission for one today. Otherwise I guess I order one and wait a week for it. Couldn't find any that guaranteed delivery any sooner...and my current experience is...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Day 20 of cloudy water--...third day of SLAM...no water clarity change. No better, no worse. Substance on walls--still gone from where we scrubbed it off (not reforming that we can tell), not leaving in places we didn't. Vertical surfaces only. Pool was at 15 ppm this morning, loss of...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    OK...will stay the course for now with just the SLAM for now. Lots of sweeping today. No improvement in the first 24 hours...pool is back at a 16, presumably for the night...crossing my fingers to awake to progress tomorrow!? I appreciate your patience with me during this process.
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Every online option is going to take a week to get here...is that ok...or is it important enough to just 'be brave' and go get one somewhere locally? I had no idea that deep cleaning the sand was that simple. So to make sure that I understand, are you suggesting that I should--or shouldn't...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    I need a better functioning pressure gauge (is it normal for those to die every year?), but a couple of mornings there was NO water running through the skimmer that I could see at all. This morning wasn't nearly as bad. The whole Corona thing makes going anywhere a 'life and death' decision...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Hayward S200...also added this to my signature line. I've been able to check the pool more often than normal today...so I added chlorine at 6:30, around 10:30 and again about 15 minutes ago...both times during the day it had fallen from 16 to about 12. Brushed the pool a bit early this...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    I had someone run by and grab a couple of shots of the pool....I'm not sure if you can tell anything about them or not. The water is just kind of milky. It has been perfectly blue for almost two weeks...the first time I ran the dolphin the bag had hints of green...not so when I did it again...
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