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    Tips for using mesh leaf cover over winter cover on IG pool pls!

    Yes, that's our intent; it comes off after the leaves fall & then it'll go back on to at opening in early spring to catch the copious early spring yellow tree debris...
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    Tips for using mesh leaf cover over winter cover on IG pool pls!

    For anyone looking to add a mesh leaf cover over their winter cover that employs water bags, here's what ours looks like. We tossed in some beach balls to keep the mesh cover raised above the winter cover. We'll see how it goes over the next 2 months while leaves come down. Once that's over...
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    Tips for using mesh leaf cover over winter cover on IG pool pls!

    See photo as we have different cover system from yours. Ours dips down greatly, collecting water & leaves, making leaf removal very difficult.
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    Tips for using mesh leaf cover over winter cover on IG pool pls!

    No blower we own is powerful enough to blow heavy, wet leaves off the winter cover. We're hoping that adding a leaf cover (until all the leaves are down in Jan) will help the backbreaking chore of wet leaf removal. The skimmer basket issue happens in the spring after we open the pool. . Hope...
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    Tips for using mesh leaf cover over winter cover on IG pool pls!

    Appreciate advice for using a mesh leaf cover over IG pool winter cover. I'm about to order one unless people find them useless. The idea is to put it over winter cover, remove it after all leaves are down & put it back on at early spring opening to avoid skimmer basket clogging with spring tree...
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    Vinyl IG closing LC

    Tks Pool_Medic! We've never used PolyQuat at closing & pool is always sparkly clear at opening. Last year was first time we closed it very late, but can't do that this year, so I guess we should get some PolyQuat due to early closing! Tks again!
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    Vinyl IG closing LC

    Hi all! Hope everyone in the northern climates had a great swimming season! We did; our 2nd year of TFP methodology & LC! Closing our vinyl-liner IG pool today. I slammed it 3 days ago, but wondering whether ideal LC on day of closing should be higher than normal range (for my pool, that would...
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    Pool water collection device??

    Yes, this would be great but I don't see how it collects water an elbow's length down unless I'm missing something & the bottle goes into water upside down and then flips over when desired depth is reached...Love the idea though!
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    Pool water collection device??

    Hi - Not sure where to post this, but has anyone come across a device that collects water from about 18" down? My old knees & back are getting tired of this daily ritual... The cup would have to turn over once at that depth, otherwise I could easily make my own I think. Tried googling & only...
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    LC % test?

    Yes - I totally misread something about retesting after 15 mins thinking that directive was for FC after adding LC! I needed to wait 3 hrs. As far as doing "science experiments", I truly felt the cases of LC might have degraded so it made sense to me to check my pool after adding the LC. That's...
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    LC % test?

    It's been 3 hrs since I added the LC & I just retested. Pool water is exactly where it was supposed to be after LC addition so for my pool, I need to wait 3 hours for total circulation it seems. Big relief! (I had only waited one hour the first time so while it had more FC than before, it was 2...
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    LC % test?

    Hi - I suspect the remaining case of LC I bought a month ago might have dropped in potency. Is there a ratio of (non-chlorinated) water to LC I need to follow (using the DPD testing method)? I'm science tech-challenged, so if this is an idiotic question, pls be gentle...;) back story: The...
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    Vinyl Liner Pattern Roundup Project - Post Pic & Name Of Your Liner

    Hi meporchmonkey! Dark liners can/do fade! Our installer for a replacement liner (after 22 years with a light pebble liner) talked us into a very deep blue (navyish). Now, after 10 yrs it's fading like crazy each year... so much I now worry it will be white in the next few years! (orig liner...
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    Accuracy of Taylor test strips

    I find the AquaChek 7 test strips to be ok when in a pinch or as a back up, but I need to wait at least one minute for the PH to develop to the reading I get with phenol red. I know my PH is 7.6-7.7 but the strips read 6.8 unless I wait that minute (or a bit more even). I think the 15 secs is...
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    Low to little CYA

    Tks! That's pretty much how I do it, except for the glancing. Just spoke to Wayne at Taylor & he also assured me that the R-0013 is very stable & would turn milky if bad. So about to get some trichlor pucks for the auto feeder to raise the cya as we did last year! But will try your "glance"...