Recent content by Jeffnhelen

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    DE on bottom of tank and not on filters

    thanks for the response...yes I added it as a slurry.
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    DE on bottom of tank and not on filters

    Pressure is still 7lb low when on high from where it used to be. As slight as it may be, it looks like I am still getting some DE returned to the pool. I do not winterize the pool in my climate so pump was still running 2-3 days a week. Here are my measurements as of this morning though: FC -...
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    DE on bottom of tank and not on filters

    It is back together. I’m pushing the DE around to try and get it pulled back into the filter but also have my robot vac running to help expedite the process. So right now the water is cloudy and hard to tell if it’s staying out of the returns or not.
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    DE on bottom of tank and not on filters

    Didn’t even notice it says 6lbs...I’ve just been following the DE box. Not sure how much of the 9lbs I have in there now since a good bit is spread around the bottom of the pool, but should I rinse and start over?
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    DE on bottom of tank and not on filters

    Thank you for the info and I have re-attached the mesh to the center pipe. Also, the most valve is part# 261050
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    DE on bottom of tank and not on filters

    Thank you for the info. I saw that the plastic part of the mesh had inner threads but didn’t see anything to screw it down onto, but I guess it was meant to just be a friction fit on that center pipe. It is now slid down on the center pipe. Both old and new boxes of DE media I have say for a...
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    DE on bottom of tank and not on filters

    Jim, Thanks for the info on this one. True as it may be I’m still curious as to what caused my drop in pressure even before I opened the lid if that’s not it... I have it set to Fi I do not have a sock on the center pipe nor do recall one the previous two times I opened the filter housing...
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    DE on bottom of tank and not on filters

    No Sir it is the Clorox branded DE from Lowes.
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    DE on bottom of tank and not on filters

    Short synopsis: - noticed 7lb drop in filter pressure with no change in media - had a couple instances of alerts on my SWG for low flow - opened and cleaned filters then recharged with 9lb of DE slurry but pressure still low from norm. - DE repeatedly deposited on bottom of pool after cleaning...
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    Water bug Infestation

    Kim - sorry to hear this happened to you too but comforting that I wasn’t the only one to experience this oddity! Just glad it didn’t happen during the swim season.
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    Water bug Infestation

    There is a lake a couple miles from us and a creek bed right behind the fence that only fills up when it rains. Same runs next to the community pool also so still curious why they chose mine. Either way, I will keep an eye on it for the next few days, but vast majority has been killed with a...
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    Water bug Infestation

    Only had the pool for a little over a year, but haven’t had a swarm before. Usually it’s just a dozen or two that I take out with the net every once in a while. Just odd indeed as the community pool is within earshot of ours and don’t see any in there.
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    Water bug Infestation

    I didn’t run the full gamut before I left, but the results from yesterday were: FC 7.5 CC 0.5 CYA 90 PH 7.8 TA 70 CH 450 Also Salt 3000 Temp 55F CSI -0.29
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    Water bug Infestation

    I failed to take a picture as it was dark, but when I first found them they were cling to the walls of the pool and swimming around under the surface. I was surprised that so many eventually ended up in the skimmers also, but I did corral a decent amount into there with my net. I also did dump...
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    Water bug Infestation

    I recently went on a week long vacation and came back to clumps of black under the water. Upon closer inspection, I realized the clumps were dozens maybe hundreds of . I did a quick Google of what could cause the mass infestation and most of what I saw was algae related. I made sure to check...