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    My pool is green!

    THANKS! You all are so helpful!
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    My pool is green!

    Thanks so very much! Here's my stupid question: I have a Salt water pool, so on the FC/CYA chart do I want my CYA starting at 60-80 instead of 30? and I want my FC to be 24 during the SLAMming process? Just trying to get it straight. Thanks for your time and expertise!
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    My pool is green!

    My yard flooded into my pool 3 wks ago, I have vacuumed and backwashed numerous times. It has gone from muddy brown to cloudy green. I added 2 Lbs of shock 4 days ago and another 2Lbs yest. Still liiks about the same maybe a little better but still green/cloudy. Here are my chemistry readings...
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    Help with vacuum to waste

    will get skimmer sock, thanks for your help!!
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    Help with vacuum to waste

    Am I doing something wrong? My yard flooded into my pool. It is brown and full of dirt/debris. I am new to vacuuming to waste: here is what I did: hooked up vacuum hose to skimmer (with skimmer basket in place) closed main drain, turned filter lever to waste and started pump. I have good...
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    Vacuuming to waste

    My yard flooded into the pool. I have never used the manual vacuum before only my Dolphin, which I do t think would be good to put into this mess. . If I vacuum to waste do I move the lever by the pump to close the main drain? Does that put all the suction at the skimmer for the vacuum to...
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    ?is it black algae?

    Great! Thank you for your help!!
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    ?is it black algae?

    Springtails! That's exactly what it is!! Thank you for the info!! Anyone ever deal with them before? Thank you
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    ?is it black algae?

    Springtails! That's exactly what it is! Thanks so much for the info!! Anyone ever deal with them before Springtails! That's exactly what it is!! Thank you for the info!! Anyone ever deal with them before?
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    ?is it black algae?

    Over the past mo (since leaves had gotten in the pool) I keep seeing pinpoint blackish areas that clump together on top of the water. The pool is clear not cloudy and all my chemical levels are right where they need to be and have always been good. I wasn't sure if it is even algae, it looks...
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    heating pool with submersible pump and garden hose

    I am new pool owner so any advice will help! I have heard you can easily/cheaply heat your pool using a submersible pump and black garden hose to run it through to heat and put back in. Can you do that if you have a salt chlorine generator? I didn't know if that would cause any problems...
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    strainer basket with low water level

    I am a new pool owner. I had turned off the pump to clean out strainer basket. All the water gurgled out of the basket and wasn't filling back up when turned on. Pool guy told me to turn off and back on again and it did start to fill up but not all the way. Now I see small air bubbles by the...