Recent content by JL5086

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    New liner, fresh water, going SWG, what to buy?

    Sorry to be persistent, but, do you know if, let’s say I got a 15,000gal unit, and it just didn’t keep up, can you replace the cell itself with a higher rated cell? I did read in the comments, that that unit requires you to select the particular model number of which cell you are running, just...
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    New liner, fresh water, going SWG, what to buy?

    Well, this unit here is rated at only 15,000gal, and says it generates 1.05 pounds per day, but it also specifically says they recommend even if you have a VS pump, that you not run it for more than 8 to 10hrs a day. thoughts...
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    New liner, fresh water, going SWG, what to buy?

    Ok, so before I really go looking, what should I be looking at for a size rating, because my current cartridge filter setup is a sta-rite pl100, with 1hp motor, I can’t find exactly what the flow is, but, it says in the documentation max 37gpm, which would be 2,220gph, plus I have 4x6ft solar...
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    New liner, fresh water, going SWG, what to buy?

    So it sounds like you really think these SWG needs to be far bigger than the mfg specifies? This Intex one claims it is for up to 15,000gal. but you said I should use one rated for double? also that Intex one is separate, and my collectors are above the pump unit so I suppose it could always...
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    New liner, fresh water, going SWG, what to buy?

    All good info, I suppose I could keep my filter and pump, but they are both 20 years old, and have got alot of sun in that time, although they do get put indoors each winter. I just figured if that Intex setup was sufficient, it could be a good way to just get it all swapped out at once here...
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    New liner, fresh water, going SWG, what to buy?

    Thanks, I will read those. To be clear, this is a traditional, metal side, above ground pool, so it already has a through the wall skimmer. I was looking at the Intex sand filter w/pump and SWG cell/controller on Amazon, I don’t expect them to be great, but the price is really hard to beat...
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    New liner, fresh water, going SWG, what to buy?

    Last fall, the old liner ruptured, 21ft above ground, so before closing I put a new liner in, and filled it with clean local tap water. i didn’t add anything before closing and the water is still perfectly clear. currently we have a cartridge filter, but we want to go with a SWG setup, so I...
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    Closing pool immediatly after new liner and city water refill, what steps needed?

    ok sounds like a good idea to put in some of that poly, So with a submersible pump I would be just using it almost like a fountain, sort of, pump water from the bottom, up to the surface, to mix it up?
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    Closing pool immediatly after new liner and city water refill, what steps needed?

    Well it's actually only been about 10-12 days since I filled the pool, and FWIW the water came out of the supply VERY cold (I could barely tolerate walking around in it to get the wrinkles out of the liner) The water is now only about 60-65 deg. at the surface now. other than some bugs and a...
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    Closing pool immediatly after new liner and city water refill, what steps needed?

    Well that answer brings up another question, If I did just leave it until spring, should I definitely be expecting the pool to be green. If so would opening it as early next season as I can help to mitigate the algae. The only algae I have really had to battle was when my cya was through the...
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    Closing pool immediatly after new liner and city water refill, what steps needed?

    I'm just wondering what should be done to this fresh water if the pool is not going to get used at all, and will be covered immediately? So we had our old liner rupture last month, and caused quite a blow-out in the floor of the pool. I had also been dealing all summer with CYA levels through...
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    New test kit shows very unbalanced water, which is getting cloudy again, need help.

    thank you, that chart is good to have. Sorry I write such long posts, I'm trying to curb that. If I didn't have plans to replace the pool in like 8 weeks I know exactly what I'd do: Drain 70% and refill; Test and adjust Ph; test, and according to new CYA level, SLAM until less than 1ppm...
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    New test kit shows very unbalanced water, which is getting cloudy again, need help.

    Any suggestions on what a reasonable compromise might be in the levels? (i.e. 90-100ppm CYA) Plus I have to assume that the CYA levels were actually quite a bit higher than the 140ppm that they are now because about a week ago, once the pool had actually finally gotten clear, the a hose split...
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    New test kit shows very unbalanced water, which is getting cloudy again, need help.

    Ok so basically the Taylor k-2006 tests higher than cheaper kits but just not high enough for the nbamount of chlorine required for the super high level of CYA that i've got right now. Even if I do choos to use a lot of chlorine to get me through the next 6-8 weeks, until I replace the pool, I...
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    New test kit shows very unbalanced water, which is getting cloudy again, need help.

    thank you frogabog for your help. I have the Taylor k-2006 kit, so that should be good enough correct? also do you think it may be advisable to try and lower my CYA just a little bit by draining and replacing maybe 10-20% of the water, i understand it will still require a LOT of chlorine, but...