Recent content by Meaty

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    Building a new pool - lessons learned

    I’m going to be building a new gunite pool in the next few months (coincides with new home build) and would love any lessons learned from the wise group here. In general we are looking at a rectangular pool, pebble teck finish, pentair equipment (not saltwater chlorinated).
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    New pool light remote

    Hi I have a trilogy fiberglass pool and lost the remote that turns the lights on/off. Can I order a new one somehow? Is there a universal remote similar to a TV? Thanks for your help
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    Got lucky?

    Thanks for the quick reply. I tested it twice and got the same result. I’ll keep an eye on it but so far seems too good to be true
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    Got lucky?

    I was away for 3 weeks so I’ve been relying on 3 trichlor pucks to hold me over. I returned yesterday and had 2 dead rabbits in the filter box (yuck) 0 FC, and 0 CC. That’s where I’m confused- the water was clear, no noticeable algae anywhere, but no FC. I slammed overnight and past the OCLT...
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    Black smudge on pool walls

    Thanks. That very well could be the problem as I’ve all but ruled out black algae
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    Black smudge on pool walls

    Hi I have a black “smudge” on the wall of my pool in a couple of spots. It reminds me of rubber/brake residue. It comes off when I wipe it with my hand but brushing doesn’t seem to get it off. Any thoughts? Is it just dirt (lots of construction around here ) or something else? My pool details...
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    Hayward cs200e filter cartridge

    right, on top of the cartridge. The number printed on it is cs200e
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    Hayward cs200e filter cartridge

    Hi i noticed a strange sound coming from my filter so I opened it up and noticed the plastic/rubber material at the top is torn. Where can I find a replacement? I checked pleatco but wasn't able to find anything that matched thanks
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    Hayward evo star 3400vsp weird noise

    I'll post a vid in the AM. It's pretty constant and seems a bit louder at higher speeds
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    Hayward evo star 3400vsp weird noise

    We had a lightning strike that fried our pump so I had to replace it. I purchased an identical Hayward evo star and had it professionally installed. The new pump sounds different than the old one. It's higher pitched and has a slight ticking sound. any ideas? It's pumping fine; maybe it's a...
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    Dog in fiberglass pool

    great idea. Hadn't thought of a dremel with fine sand paper. Glad to know my pool won't look like the average hardwood floor
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    Dog in fiberglass pool

    Hi im considering getting a Labrador retriever. Since they are water dogs I assume it'll jump in the pool all of the time. What is the likelihood the fiberglass will get scratched (steps, etc from the dogs nails)? I'm not sure if fiberglass scratches easily. thanks
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    Ph and chlorine effectiveness

    Due to lower temps I'm running my waterfall quite a bit more. I haven't bothered checking PH since I'm not swimming but will a higher ph decrease or otherwise inhibit chlorine? thanks