Recent content by gx22

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    Anyone Have a Winter Pool Dome - Ameridome or Others?

    Do you leave the thermal pool cover on during the day? Would the pool gain more heat from the sun if the pool cover is removed during the day? What thermal pool cover do you have? How much is your gas bill just for the pool?
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    Pool is filling up by itself!

    Air hits cold surface at night and causing water to condense ?? This probably needs high humidity. I have seen my pool level goes up by an inch with no rain and fill faucet is tightly closed.
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    Please use eye protection (goggles) when adding Muratic Acid

    The 14% acid doesn't smell bad at all compare to the 31% I used before which had lots of fumes. I think the 14% is much safer to use than the 31%.
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    Pump replacement options Variable vs single speed

    Pentair Superflo VS 342001 pump has 1.5 HP. About $700 online. Cheaper than other models.
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    Just got a Pentair superflo VS 1.5. Ran single speed for 4 hours. How long for the VS?

    My 20k pool I program the same VSP to run 2400 rpm for 1.5 hour, then 1200 rpm for 6 hour. When the DE filter is a bit clogged I increase the 2400 to 2600 so my suction cleaner can still work. No SWG.
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    Energy Audit Recommends Variable Speed Pump

    I bought a SuperFlo VS from eBay and get someone to install it. Typical quote to install SuperFlo VS in my area is about $200-$250.
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    Walmart Pool Essentials - Stock Up?

    Most of the Walmart in my area is out of liquid Chlorine. I eventually found one that has many. Pool section has shrink in size so I feel they are done for the season.
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    Solar cover tear repair?

    The solar cover I use for more than a year has tears about 1 foot long. Is there any way to repair that? Any underwater tape that works on those?
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Walmarts around don't have any more liquid Chlorine. Will they restock or it is done for the season?
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    Do solar cover reels work?

    Follow the exact instructions in Solar Roller of how to cut up your solar cover. Using Solar Roller: Roll up is easy and always works. Unroll can be difficult if you don't do it right. Here are my tips. Unroll the first foot by hand with roller floating on water. Sort out one end go to left...
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    Do solar cover reels work?

    I used solar roller for a few years. Design is good for irregular shaped pools. No need to completely pull the heavy cover out of the pool is a big benefit. However quality is not durable. The connectors holes on the rods break apart in the second year. Then more connector holes break every...
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    pool chemical storage

    Pucks and dry acid can emit corrosive vapor. Their bucket containers are not air tight. I have seen metal corroded by them in the same closet.
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    How much better are robots vs suction cleaners?

    I own a Kreepy Krauly suction cleaner for 6 years. I left it in the pool all the time. When I swim, I put the hose on the deck so the KK is by the side still in the water. That is easy to do. I found it is pretty much maintenance and repair free. I have a leaf canister. I never own a...
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    Purchasing solar cover for uneven-shaped pool? Get two?

    I have an odd size pool and I cut my cover in half. I use Solar Roller to roll up and keep the cover in the water. It also has instructions to tell you how to cut the cover for odd size pool. It works but not very durable for me. It starts to break after 2 years.
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    digital readout testers vs colour charts

    I use AquaChek TruTest digital test strip reader to get pH, Cl and Alk. It is easy and accurate as I test it indoor. I never need to color match or calibrate. I used that weekly for years and my pool doesn't have any problem. For occasional long test I use Taylor test.