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    Does this look right ? Pool closed. Cover question

    I have something that looks like this. Actually, exactly like this. It pumps 350 gal/hour. You can get it off Amazon for about $30-40 or at your local pool store (Didn't see one on TfTestkits, otherwise I'd link it.). I got mine at Leslie's before I found TFP. Don't think I've been there more...
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    Does this look right ? Pool closed. Cover question

    That looks like a solid cover. It also looks like a circular pool. 15 x 42 would be far more of an oval shape. As a solid cover, it is doing it's job. As mentioned above, consider scooping out the leaves and pumping the water. Water is heavy and you don't want the walls collapsing in on itself.
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    Double check my closing procedure (main drain)

    In 14 years since I've owned a pool of my own and for the 15 or so years that I helped my Dad close his inground pool, I've never seen bubbles come from the main drain, using a 6.5 HP Shopvac. On the other hand, the pools that I've cared all have at least an 8 1/2 foot deep end and hold (held)...
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    Lost Power due to Isaias. Advice on how to recover?

    What's the wattage and amperage of the generator? Make sure you have room or your breaker will trip.
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    Lost power. Isaias storm

    Lost power yesterday afternoon and there was a bunch of debris in the water and yard. Two tree down as well, but at the end of the day, I think we made out okay. After the Halloween storm, we made the decision to get an emergency generator, for which the hookup was installed in December. I...
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    Converting from Baquacil to Chlorine in Mass.

    How's the conversion going? Ocean State Job Lot has the best value for liquid chlorine in the Northeast.
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    New Coke

    Still waiting on "Throwback" Jack Daniels. You know the stuff with the leaded gasoline aftertaste from being in the trunk of a late 1920's stock car?
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    IT'S OPENING DAY!!!!
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    After I changed the media in the filter tank at the old house following a BQ conversion, I've found myself not thinking twice about skipping Leslie's altogether. It seems that they, and Namco for that matter, have ridiculous overhead that they just pass on to customers. I used to be a frequent...
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    Correct way to ADD bleach?

    Pour slowly just over the water line so it doesn't "glug" in front of a return. Prefer the deep end if you have an in ground.
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    2019 Bleach Prices

    Ocean State Job Lot is running a Mother's Day "Crazy Deal" for Insiders until May 15. Get a $30 "Crazy Deal" card when you buy a $100 gift card. Cases of 4 true 128 oz. gallons of 12.5% liquid chlorine cost $11.96. That's 40 gallons (10.86 cases, but I rounded down for tax) for $100, $2.50/gal...
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Ocean State Job Lot is running a Mother's Day "Crazy Deal" for Insiders until May 15. Get a $30 "Crazy Deal" card when you buy a $100 gift card. Cases of 4 true 128 oz. gallons of 12.5% liquid chlorine cost $11.96. That's 40 gallons (10.86 cases, but I rounded down for tax) for $100, $2.50/gal...
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    2019 Bleach Prices

    Ocean State Job Lot is running a Mother's Day "Crazy Deal" for Insiders until May 15. Get a $30 "Crazy Deal" card when you buy a $100 gift card. Cases of 4 true 128 oz. gallons of 12.5% liquid chlorine costs $11.96. That's 40 gallons for $100, $2.50/gal. or 15.6 cents per oz., which is...
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    So Glad for this Site and Forum

    I found that I became a near expert on pool water by going through my conversion. Truth be told though, it's not rocket science. Liquid chlorine pretty much solves any issue, short of a hole in the liner or hardware. If the amount you are using isn't working, more probably will. Still, I haven't...
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    Water was peaking through the mesh cover, so threw the pump in for 24 hours. Still about two weeks from full on opening for the season.