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      JohnT replied to the thread Sand Filter Help.
      If dirt is coming through the filter it has to be getting into the pool to start with. The question is whether the dirt is too heavy to...
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      JohnT replied to the thread Help getting pool clear.
      Welcome to TFP! You have definitely made progress even though it’s not clear. That blue-gray-green color is algae that is at least...
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      It looks like copper and your description sounds like copper, but unless you added a copper algaecide or mineral product that seems odd.
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      JohnT replied to the thread Switch from Chlorine to Salt?.
      Welcome to TFP! What most people call a salt water pool still uses chlorine. An electrode is installed in the plumbing to extract the...
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      JohnT replied to the thread SWG recommendations.
      Alkalinity and pH don’t affect the life of chlorine in the pool in any way.
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      Do the dark areas feel any different than the rest of the pool?
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      JohnT replied to the thread Saltwater setup and cya.
      Welcome to TFP! What do you mean when you say the CYA levels are fine? How do they compare to what the manufacturer of the SWCG...
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      On first glance, it looks like copper staining. But looks can be deceiving. Have you used any products with copper?
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      JohnT replied to the thread Pool losing water.
      The numbers aren’t crazy in an uncovered pool, but weather determines everything. Comparing the water loss in a bucket of water on a...
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      JohnT reacted to ajw22's post in the thread Fiberglass pool bonding requirements with Like Like.
      Perimeter bonding needs to cover 3 feet from the pool water. That can be in the collar or deck or both..
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      JohnT replied to the thread Electric skimmer.
      The mechanics of making something float level and move freely on the surface with a cord attached would make that close to impossible...
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      JohnT replied to the thread Mysterious leak.
      Do the skimmer lines both run all of the way to the pump area, or do they join before they get there? Did the water empty out of the...
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      JohnT replied to the thread Mystery Clouding.
      Cal hypo often causes some cloudiness. Even with new water, having no chlorine can cause algae to start and the first sign is...
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      JohnT replied to the thread Pentair module - but what is it?.
      Welcome to TFP! It’s the junction box for your light wiring. It stands up like that because it’s required to be above the water level...
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      JohnT replied to the thread Iron stains.
      The sequestering agent doesn’t remove the stains, it holds the metal in solution to keep it from depositing on surfaces. Use the...
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