Recent content by Gilly McFinn

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    How Can I Test My Pump’s Output?

    Well thank you everyone, but I don’t have an Intex pump. I’m not sure why everyone thinks I do. In any case, it sounds like I’ll just have to fill a giant tub (which I forgot I had) with the output hose and time it. I think my tub is about 40G, coincidentally, so if it’s full in one minute...
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    How Can I Test My Pump’s Output?

    That’s a great idea. You wanna buy a kidney?
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    How Can I Test My Pump’s Output?

    Sorry. I tried to look this up, but all I got was How to Calculate How Many GPH Your Pool Needs. I’m trying to calculate the actual GPH of my new pump, and wondering if there are any simple tricks, other than buying a 100G tank, filling it, timing it, and multiplying, or some such. In case...
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    Am I supposed to ground this or something?

    Thank you! I guess I should have been able to find that myself, but I get so distracted, falling down rabbit holes of information, I wind up snoring, face-down on the keypad and I forgot what I was looking for.
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    Am I supposed to ground this or something?

    OK. I think I just figured out what bonding is, but someone in a thread said this is only for permanent pools, not Easy-Set, Intex, Coleman, etc,.. is that true? My pool is a 10,000G Intex. It has a metal frame. There is no other metal in or on the pool. The only other metal nearby is our...
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    Am I supposed to ground this or something?

    I’ve had to replace the 1/2hp Intex pump on my above ground pool. I found this cheap 3/4hp on fleabay. It’s basically generic (I payed for the 2yr warranty, so whatever.). Well the instructions are a bit generic as well. Just a few pages of idiotic warnings (WARNING! Not for use as a makeshift...
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    A Question or two About Cyanuric Acid Build-Up

    Hi. I just learned all powder & puck chlorine has CA. It boggles the mind. My sister, who knows nothing about pool maintenance, has been renting a house with a pool in Vegas for a few years. Her pool guy seems alarmingly inept. Her water is always a bit dull. It has no sparkle. We’ve been...
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    Cyanuric Acid ~ Am I Understanding This Correctly???

    Thanks. I’m in southern Houston, 45mi from the Gulf Coast, so it’s a little hotter here and our "summers" are about 8wks longer. We often hit the 90s by May 1 and stay there through October. But I put half my pool in the shade and I try to cover it when I get out, if I haven’t swum myself to...
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    Food Grade diatomaceous earth in DE Filter

    Breathing water in is "discouraged". 😆😂🤣💀 Killed me. How I love a smart (_i_)
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    Cyanuric Acid ~ Am I Understanding This Correctly???

    I was afraid of that, after my experience with spray paint delivery. 😒 And it looks like you’re right. Nobody around here will touch it either. But that’s OK. I just did the math and I’m going to need a lot less than I thought. I was thinking up to a gallon a day for my 10,000G pool. 😝 Gonna...
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    Cyanuric Acid ~ Am I Understanding This Correctly???

    You’re very kind. Thank you for your encouragement. 😁
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    Cyanuric Acid ~ Am I Understanding This Correctly???

    Wow. I thought for sure I had E. Wrong. I was kinda expecting someone to tell me about a nice convenient powder or tablet with no CYA. Oh well. At least now I know. Thank you for that. My mail carrier is going to hate me, cuz I’M certainly not carrying all that bleach home from the store...
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    Cyanuric Acid ~ Am I Understanding This Correctly???

    Hello and thank you in advance for your time! I’m kinda new at this. The first time I couldn’t get my water clear, I went to the pool store, naturally. After they filled my cart with about $350 worth of chemicals for my little 10,000G pool, I smelled a rat. So I started learning the BBB...
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    How do I match a pump to a filter?

    Oh good. Pool sand is some expensive dirt! Thanks again. Now to tackle this chlorine generator that’s been sitting out with water in it for 2yrs. It’s probably toast, but maybe I’ll get lucky. Stranger things have happened.
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    How do I match a pump to a filter?

    Jeez, you make it all sound so plain and simple! :sneaky: Thank you SO MUCH! What a load off! I’m going to order the 2400GPH right now then. So should I add another 22# of sand, to bring it up to 77#, as you mention they use now with the 2800s?