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    Fixing a leaky outlet from a DE Filter

    Quote Thanks blazer58, this is helpful. I incorrectly did lube the threads on the union and I'm hoping I can get it off now once I drain the filter. After looking at the source of the leak again I think its right where the bulkhead exits the bottom filter tank. I think you are right and I...
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    Fixing a leaky outlet from a DE Filter

    Strap wrench worked to loosen the outlet coupling. Unfortunately I wasn't able to fix the leak with re-tightening it with lube on the threads. Now I can't get it to loosen again. I'll try again after I drain the filter to clean the grids.
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    Fixing a leaky outlet from a DE Filter

    Thanks Richard! I will go get one now. I'm hoping that using lube and teflon tape on the threads and re-tightening will fix the leak. Fingers crossed!
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    Order of Treatment when Opening - Algae or Iron?

    Hi, I'm opening my pool. When I closed the pool I had metal stains on my vinyl pool liner. I understand that to treat the metal stains you need to drop the chlorine level down to zero and then use Vitamin C and Metal Magic. My question is - when I open the pool, do I treat the algae first...
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    Fixing a leaky outlet from a DE Filter

    Hi! The outlet pipe coming out of my DE filter (FNS Plus 60 sq. ft) has a slow leak where indicated in the photos. From the parts diagram it looks like the leak is coming from part numbers 28 or 29 where the pipe meets the filter. I'd like to detach the outlet pipe from the filter housing but...
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    Is a return eyeball needed?

    Thanks everyone! I think I'll go with the suggestions and keep the eyeball in. Now I have to figure out how to fix the leak... I only have one working retun, so that's our only option.
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    Is a return eyeball needed?

    Is a return eyeball necessary? My filter pressure is 19 with the eyeball in and 9 with it out. With it in and facing up and toward the shallow end, the surface of the pool water moves and is rippling. Without the eyeball the top of the water is close to stagnant. I've used a return eyeball...
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    Should I reorder a whole new test kit?

    Thanks mknauss! I stored the test kit in my basement, which is heated. I don't think the temperature ever dropped below 60 degrees in the area where it was stored during the winter. I used the test kit today and the results seemed to be accurate. I'll follow your advice and keep an eye on it...
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    Should I reorder a whole new test kit?

    Thanks for the info Catanzaro! That's great news that I can use the reagents for two seasons. I'll reorder them next season.
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    Should I reorder a whole new test kit?

    Hello! I used a K-2006 FAS-DPD test kit for the first time last year. I got the kit out again to use it this year and noticed that although I have plenty of solutions/reagents left, the expiration dates on all the bottles seem to be 3/18 or 4/18 (1 or 2 months ago). Should I: (A) Just keep...
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    SLAMing with a DE filter - when/how often to backwash and clean filter grids?

    Last night's readings at 11:30PM: FC: 12 CYA: 30 Tried OCLT, FC is 11 at 8AM. FC dropped 1 ppm overnight. Filter pressure is ticking up slightly at 22psi. My FC dropped from 21.5 to 12 during the day (down 9.5).
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    SLAMing with a DE filter - when/how often to backwash and clean filter grids?

    DAY 12 of SLAM FC was 22 last night at around 11:30PM. Water was clear and not much to vacuum. I can see clearly to the bottom of the pool! :D I thought I'd try OCLT, so I didn't add any more chlorine. I checked again at 6:30AM and FC was 21.5. We may have passed OCLT on the first try! It...
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    SLAMing with a DE filter - when/how often to backwash and clean filter grids?

    Week 2 of SLAM - still maintaining above a FC of 24. I lose about 4 FC overnight. Water is pretty clear and filter pressure has stabilized for 2 days at 21 psi. I add 2 gallons of chlorine per day - 1 in the AM, 1 in the PM.
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    SLAMing with a DE filter - when/how often to backwash and clean filter grids?

    Yes CYA was 60 when I started, but I've been vaccuming to waste and backwashing a good amount of water and replacing the water. I haven't tested CYA since the beginning of the SLAM. Is now a good time to test again? Or should I just wait until I get through the SLAM?
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    SLAMing with a DE filter - when/how often to backwash and clean filter grids?

    I'm a tiny bit afraid I've bleached my liner...but it could just be the cloudiness. It was a darker blue. Is it possible to bleach the liner with FC 24?