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    Sand filter cracked-need suggestions on new one

    Awesome, thanks for the reply....my pool is plumbed with rigid pvc pipes. A filter I'm looking at now holds 175lbs of sand, and my current Hayward uses 200lbs. How many pounds of sand is good for a 24ft round by 52in high pool? I want it work very efficient, and don't mind spending the extra...
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    Sand filter cracked-need suggestions on new one

    I’ve noticed a patch of putty on a section of my Hayward E200 sand filter, and when I have my pump on there is a slow drip from it. There has also always been water underneath it even in hot weather so I’m guessing there is another crack underneath. I would like to just replace the filter as my...
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    First time fighting algae and want to add DE

    I do use the skimmer socks, I rarely go without one in my basket! I gave one to my neighbor and now they do the same!
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    First time fighting algae and want to add DE

    So my overnight test the night before last I lost 1 in chlorine, but my cc tested was .5, so I continued to keep at shock level another 24 hours just in case. This morning I tested and only lost .5 in chlorine and cc test was 0. I started to add the DE slowly and it only took about 1 1/2 cups to...
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    First time fighting algae and want to add DE

    Well..woke up and tested pool, lost 3 in chlorine overnight so the battle continues. We did get almost an inch of rain so hopefully it will stay cloudy today and work in my favor. My neighbors think I’m crazy outside with a flashlight all hours of the night
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    First time fighting algae and want to add DE

    Ok awesome. Thank you, and wish me luck!
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    First time fighting algae and want to add DE

    Ok, I’ll check it out tomorrow at Lowe’s and see what I think. Do people add it here and there throughout the season just to clarify their water when needed? If so, and it doesn’t expire, I don’t care to buy the large box and just use it up. I will wait until the end of the SLAM process for...
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    First time fighting algae and want to add DE

    So woke up to cloudy water, and what looks like dead algae in floor bottom, so I started the SLAM process and have been vacuuming/backwashing. I’m off for the next 3 days so hopefully I can get it cleared up. I read that you can add DE to a sand filter and I want to try that. I did read the...
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    Nervous and excited about my first AGP install

    The previous owners of our house built the deck over the pump/filter and it is definitely NOT convenient. I would rather it be out in the wide open for everyone to see than under there. Trying to hard plumb it was super fun:rolleyes:
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    Sustain Chlorinating Tabs

    :DOk thanks everyone. I hate to switch it up and do anything different so I think I’ll just use the trichlor.
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    Sustain Chlorinating Tabs

    Well I certainly don’t like goo! They come with a special capsule you put them in and it has an adjustable lid to disperse the chlorine, and that goes in the skimmer basket. I did plan on leaving my pump on low while we were gone. I tested my calcium level and it was 150-175. Maybe I will just...
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    Sustain Chlorinating Tabs

    I am planning on going out of town for 4 days and thought I might try the 3” Sustain chlorinating tabs to keep my chlorine level. I know they contain Cal-hypo? and chlorine, and that is supposed to be it. Does calcium hurt an above ground pool or equipment? Doe anyone have experience with these...
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    New liner, or whole new pool?

    Well, we are emptying the pool today...installers are coming tomorrow to take down the pool, and show me the layout of the new one, with installation on Tuesday. I am thinking about adding a SWG since I am having to re plumb the pump and filter to the new pool. I am having the skimmer and...
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    New liner, or whole new pool?

    I installed my pump myself when the old one went out, but don't remember any wiring going to it at all. I did hire an electrician to then wire a pump switch for me, and he never mentioned it either. The old pool was installed around 15-18 years ago, so I'm not sure what the code was back then. I...
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    New liner, or whole new pool?

    Whoops! I guess they are called uprights :D I just want to make sure they do it the right way. I'm not sure if my current pool is bonded. It was here when we bought the house 4 years ago. What does that mean? We also have a small retaining wall around the pool to hold the river rock in...