Recent content by Granny

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    Bubbles in return when using sand filter

    I am seeing absolutely no air bubbles in the basket. None at all, not even at the edges. I'll see what I can learn about problems with the suction side. Maybe try putting bypassing the skimmer while using the filter, and if I see bubbles bypass the drain while using the filter. Thanks for...
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    Bubbles in return when using sand filter

    Yesterday I noticed bubble coming from my return line. My pump appeared to have full head, there was plenty of water in the pool, but the sand filter was making a "gurgling" sound. When I switched to recirculate instead of to filter the bubbles stopped within just a few seconds. What's up...
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    How many $ do you spend on your pool in a year?

    $15 for stabilizer once per year $2 baking soda once per year I've never had to add MA or add Borax, my pH stays very stable. 22.50 per month on bleach (I use approximately 1 quart per day) and I swim about 5 months out of the year - 112.50 $40 Polyquat once per year at closing. Annual cost...
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    Just Discovered TFP, Just Opened Goliath Pool, Just Reconsidered My Life Choices

    Your pool is going to be beautiful! Just a little longer...
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    Any way to bring water temps back down?

    Thanks you two, I appreciate it.
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    Any way to bring water temps back down?

    My water temperatures have climbed into the 90s and it's too warm to really enjoy the pool. Is there any way to bring the temperature back down?
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    Ugly Duckling Pool Reno in Maine

    And just like the old story the ugly duckling is in truth a beautiful swan. What a difference you have made!
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    New to the neighborhood - kinda hopeless pool problem

    When I first moved into my new house and started with the pool the TA wouldn't test at all -- there was so much acid in the pool from the pucks that nothing would register no telling how low the pH really was since 6.8 was as low as the test would read. I had to add about 16 lbs of baking soda...
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    How much does your free chlorine typically move down?

    Mine usually drops between 25% and 30% per day. I add bleach daily.
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    CYA out of control...among other things

    What is your pH reading? When I moved into my home the CYA was over 300 and the pool was so acidic I couldn't even get a reading on pH or TA, but like you the water was crystal clear. Can the acidity keep algae at bay?
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    To quote the great Mel Brooks: EVERYTHING is sooooo GREEEEEEN !!!!

    Awesome start -- the only thing missing is pictures :)
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    disposing of old liner

    I had my liner replaced this spring and they hauled away the old one. Of course, I also paid closer to 4k than 2.5k.
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    Is our pool too old to save?

    I'll post up the pictures when I get home from work tonight. If they aren't helpful to you just ignore 'em :)
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    Is our pool too old to save?

    Do you know if you leak is from suction side or return side? I had a huge leak in my return lines, under concrete, no good way for me to able to take care of it financially right at the moment, but I managed to rig an above ground return with pool/spa hose, some pvc and a few fittings from home...
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    It's Mine!

    Beautiful! And congratulations -- I hope you enjoy your pool as much as we've enjoyed ours. It helps a lot to start with TFP's base of knowledge -- you'll probably never see a green swamp :)