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    Pump bubbles

    Ok, that’s a good start! Thanks mknauss. ??
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    Pump bubbles

    Hi everyone!! Would really appreciate any help you can give... My 1.5 hp pump broke yesterday for my 18 foot above ground doughboy pool. I ran out and got a new Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1.5 hp pump. Connected and cannot get the pump to run without bubbles now. I have a 150lb sand filter that ran...
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    Please help me! My Pump!

    Ugh. It won’t let me post my video.
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    Please help me! My Pump!

    My pump has worked perfect for 3-4 years. Opened my 18’ above ground pool. All of a sudden I can see bubbles in the pump. When I tried to vacuum the pool (after my roofer ripped my cover and Tina is Darn got in my perfect TFP method pool) the pump was struggling to pull water in and I stopped...
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    No! No! No! Worms!

    Thanks!! Ran filter all night. All the dirt and muck is in the middle now. Going to vacuum that up to waste. Then will just run vacuum a couple hours on its own. Water looked better now that it was all in the middle. Just a little cloudy.
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    No! No! No! Worms!

    Why would this happen? Did I do something wrong? It was almost like it stained my skin.
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    No! No! No! Worms!

    We just opened pool. It was so easy last year, pool was clear as we closed it when we opened. We figured this would be quick and easy. Nope. The water is technically clear if you scoop a cup of it. There was red stuff on top of the cover as we syphoned off some water. I noticed an earthy...
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    Oops! ? Water temp!!

    Took out ladder, vacuumed, tested CYA, gonna run pump 24 hours, loaded chlorine up to shock level. Then just came on and double checked what I needed to do, and saw the water temp needs to be below 60!! Ugh. The pool is at 70°. We were going to drain tomorrow, put the cover on and put the pump...
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    Do I have to SLAM when opening?

    Opened pool, added water and first test results. Seems to good to be true... FC = 2 CC = 0 TC = 2 PH = 7.6 TA = 100 CYA = 35 I think I might bump my CYA up in the 40's this summer? Kept it like 30 last year. My neighbor just said "aren't you gonna shock your pool?" [emoji16] Sent from...
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    Do I have to SLAM when opening?

    Peeked under pool cover, water looks as clear as I left it. If all is really well when I remove the cover and the needed water, do I just get it back to my normal levels of do I have to SLAM? Was told I must shock pool but since I don't use their method, I didn't know if it was necessary...
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    Can't remove pool pump lid

    Just the thread I needed! My pump lid is stuck, the tool to take it off broke. All these ideas are great.
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    inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    Oh man, that grossed me out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    TFP hard on hair?

    Thanks for all the feedback. I figured out the damage and it wasn't the pool. Ha! Thank goodness, that would have made me sad because I love the TFP. I got a new high quality blow dryer and it was throwing heat like crazy and with the metal brush I use (wahhhh wah wah wah wah Charlie Brown...
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    TFP hard on hair?

    Used the TFP method this summer for my first time on my first pool!!! LOVED it, went great and had perfectly balanced water from start to finish!! I was a proud pool Mommy! I noticed in early fall the texture of my hair was very brittle, up way higher then just the ends. I washed and...
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    Brrrrrrrr.....

    This frigid cold up north has me daydreaming about my pool! [emoji41] Man, I'm hoping that groundhog don't see his shadow. Ha! [emoji160][emoji474] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk