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    Taylor Test Kits for Canadians

    Thank you for that thread, a lot to consider there. If I have to buy a chlorine test kit, I can, it's just one additional step to convert the FC reading to Br.
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    Taylor Test Kits for Canadians

    Hello fellow Canadians! I'm hoping there are at least a few of you over here. I have been using my Taylor test kit (K-2106, as I have a Bromine pool) for the past year and it has been perfect. However, all my reagents are starting to expire. Where are you guys getting your Taylor test kits...
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    Pool pump not priming

    Thanks! I hope that is all it turns out to be. Gotta be one of the easiest fixes, compared to what I was thinking I might have to do.
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    Pool pump not priming

    Thank you, I will give that a shot. As it turns out, the pump has primed again. I put the diverter valve to only pull water from the spa. After a minute or two it primed properly. Then I put the valve to suction from the pool and it immediately lost prime. While watching the water flow into...
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    Pool pump not priming

    Oh I didn't realize that. Yes it shows pressure around 16 PSI when off. I'll look to replace that. If the Jandy Valve was cracked in the diverter portion, that shouldn't introduce a suction leak, though would it? It's still all a closed system no matter what way it diverts to (or both).
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    Vacuuming Pill Bugs

    Getting back to this, is DE effective in the rain? Where I would place this on the outside (or inside) will get significantly wet.
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    Pool pump not priming

    Another thing I should mention is when I turn the pump off, I can feel the water rushing into the pump from the suction side. I can feel the jandy valve and pipes connected to it rumbling from the water coming in.
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    Pool pump not priming

    I do have another Jandy Valve that is used to separate the filtered/heated water back to the pool or spa. I watched a few YouTube videos on how to repair them and it doesn't seem too bad. The only thing that I couldn't find, was a pressure relief valve on my sand filter (Hayward Pro series)...
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    Pool pump not priming

    Hello, I've been in my home for about a year now, and our pool has been working great. Being and indoor pool, we have run it throughout the entire year. There have been no issues relating to the pump or anything related. About a week ago, I noticed that the pump was running but the water in...
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    Vacuuming Pill Bugs

    I think that should be available here to try. I'm hesitant to use anything indoors as the pool is less than a foot away from that ledge which will invariably mean whatever we put there will be splashed, and possibly go into the pool. But outside, I'm really not as concerned. I'll look for some...
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    Vacuuming Pill Bugs

    Looks like it's a moot point, as I don't think they'll ship to Canada and I'm not about to bring it over myself. I'll have to find something similar in Canada, if available.
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    Vacuuming Pill Bugs

    Thanks for your reply! I'll look into that, mostly my concern is how safe it is around little children.
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    Vacuuming Pill Bugs

    My indoor pool seems to attract a lot of pill bugs (aka sowbugs or woodbugs). They get into the pool room through the tracks in my sliding glass doors and then eventually make their way into the pool where they drown (I suppose?). This means that on most days, I'll get between 5-10 new pill bugs...
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    SLAM a SPA

    Thanks for that link, that's very interesting. I have a Bromine pool and since it is indoors, it has been easy to maintain. However, reading the following proposed changes to the labeling of Sodium Bromide says: That last point about UV. Does the sun's UV rays count in this, or are they...
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    Weekly maintenance

    Hey Canucklehead! A fellow BC'er here chiming in. I think you kind of already know from your post that the recommended way is a lot different than what you are doing. The biggest improvement you'll notice is if you do the following: Buy a titration test kit. I bought the Taylor series, and it...