Recent content by Jane S

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    Is my heater toast?? Or is it possible I just need to replace some parts?

    I cannot find the manufacture date, but .... it's old. It's the original heater that was installed when the pool was built in 2005. I guess I'm lucky it has lasted this long. I was looking through my notes and was reminded that last summer I had to replace the igniter. Soon after, the blower...
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    Is my heater toast?? Or is it possible I just need to replace some parts?

    My pool problems actually started before the anticipated major drop in temps. I went out last Saturday to get everything ready for the storm and I noticed that the freeze protect had not worked AND the spa was super low for some reason. It was already completely frozen (and yes, we will...
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    Pool Replaster....Post Freeze Damage!

    Here's my spa plaster damage. I have the same type of damage but no quote yet to replaster. What type of plaster do you have? Traditional plaster or is yours an upgraded quartz aggregate? I'm thinking if I replaster the spa, the pool will look bad. Am I going to need to replaster the entire thing??
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  8. Jane S

    How are my fellow Texans doing this morning lol

    Open the lid on the filter?
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    How are my fellow Texans doing this morning lol

    I'm not far from you (West Frisco-The Trails) & I'm seriously concerned. We have lived here since 2009 so we've experienced freezing temps before. I wasn't too concerned because freeze protect has never failed us, until now. Went out yesterday late afternoon to empty skimmers and bump up RPMs...
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    Is it possible for CYA to be too low during SLAM?

    Hi all, thought I'd give an update to see if you have any more suggestions. I did add the gallon of stabilizer 7 days ago, and my CYA in now, exactly as ping predicted, 30. (Ideal is 70-80 per PoolMath App). Ever since I added that bag of dichlor (13 days ago) my FC has remained TOO high. I...
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    Is it possible for CYA to be too low during SLAM?

    Thanks so much everyone! I'll let you know how things go....
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    Is it possible for CYA to be too low during SLAM?

    Thanks, I have read that. I've read Pool School, SLAM, watched videos, etc.... just about everything now. How do I "neutralize" the ammonia salt and which test will help me with that?? I don't see that mentioned in the article you linked. I will also go ahead and add a gallon of liquid...
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    Is it possible for CYA to be too low during SLAM?

    Thank you everyone! I'll answer some of your questions first: I DID use the algaecide that Leslie's recommended, Green-To-Clean on day one of this project... so 8 days ago, along with several bags of salt and 32 oz of their Power Powder Plus (cal-hypo) (I had to add the 32oz cal-hypo three...
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