Recent content by Hermskii

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    Clogs or jams during backflush

    I did the deep clean. The sand was bad but not nearly as bad as the sand in the example video of the deep clean process. My issue was more a white screen connected at the bottom of the multi-way valve assembly. I loosened it up and lifted it right off of the sand tank. The white screen was...
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    Clogs or jams during backflush

    I have a intex sand pump connected to my above ground pool. Today, when I was doing the backflush that I do once a week, I noticed the amount of water being flushed out started to reduce in quantity until it became just a trickle. I could her something building up in the canister so I shut it...
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    What level of FC causes the fade?

    I tried to put my numbers in my signature before but when I hit save it always says I used too many lines. Here are my current water chemistry numbers: FC: 7.5 in the morning and 5.0 after dusk pH: 7.5 TA: 70 CH: 120 CYA: 75 Salt: 3,000 Borate: 50 My pool has no...
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    What level of FC causes the fade?

    I had a Intex pool that I slammed and the liner bleached out/ faded badly and unevenly. It looked awful. I don't recall at what level I took the FC up to but it was not above 12 if I recall. Now I may need to slam my new Intex pool. The Mustard algae slam says to take it up to 42 until I pass a...
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    Lots of algae under and behind the ladder...

    Thank you for that. I was out of town last night so I won't get to do this until tonight. Hopefully my liner won't bleach out. I recall taking my FC up for a slam half as high as this one with my last pool and the liner faded out badly. It looked awful after that.
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    Lots of algae under and behind the ladder...

    Very well. Remind me about the SLAM please. The Trouble Free Pool Math says I need to add 675 oz.s of 8.25% bleach to get my FC up to 42. I ran my SWGs all this morning so I suspect my FC will be around 7 tonight when it starts to get dark. I want to do the slam tonight so the FC will be at a...
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    Lots of algae under and behind the ladder...

    I put a new ladder in my above ground pool a few weeks ago. Today I saw some yellow under it in inside of the pool side of the ladder. I moved it over 3 feet and there was a huge perfectly yellow/orange square of algae under it. After kicking at it under water a few times. it turned into a huge...
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    Borax

    The other liquid options I saw cost about $50 a bottle and I would have needed about 6 bottles based on what I had read. So that's $300. Maybe Boric acid and what I was looking at are different and have different costs too. The 20-Mule Borax was about $60 total and the Muriatic acid another $20...
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    Borax

    Thank you for your replies with links too! I will do the same. I will try to answer your post in order I received them. I will pre-dissolve the Borax and add as you suggested. Now that I think of it, I did see one guy do it like that but then he cast it out over the middle of the pool from a...
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    Borax

    I will be adding BORAX to my pool soon. I'll be adding it while in the 20 Mule Team Borax form. All the videos I see show adding it by pouring it into the skimmer while the pump is on. I don't have a skimmer. Can I just pour it into the pool and get in and kick it around until it dissolves? I'll...
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    Help do the math please...

    Thank you folks for your answers! I appreciate it. I will hopefully come back in a week or so and let you know my results. Have a great day!
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    Help do the math please...

    I have completely refilled my pool being it is a totally new above ground pool It has 6,818 gallons of salt water in it and no CYA. That is right. I have not added any conditioner yet. I went to that place who's name will not be mentioned and bought a 4-lb. tub of their branded conditioner. The...
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    Leak!

    Great answers. I had tried and re-tried the spraying of soapy water on it and never detected anything. I tried to listen real close all the way around inside and out and found nothing. I overfilled it and got in with goggles and searched the entire underwater portion of the ring and there were...
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    Leak!

    I have the pool listed in my sig. The air ring around the top has a leak. It leaks just enough that if I don't fill it up once in the am and again in the pm, the pool will collapse in the night. I have tried spraying the whole ring with Windex to find the leak and I have soaped it all up with a...
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    Water bugs...

    It's 9:03 PM and I'm going to call it. I think it is a very young version of a type of water beetle from the predaceous diving beetle family. predaceous diving - Google Search