Recent content by mn_

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    Leaves staining pool liner

    We have closed our pool for the winter and not covering it for the winter likely. We have a lot of mature trees around the pool and seem to be staining the bottom. Is there anything we can do to get rid of the staining?
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    how low to drain to pool if not covering it?

    How do you close the return lines then? Do you just close them while air is blowing out of them?
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    how low to drain to pool if not covering it?

    To close the pool, we need to clear the lines so we need to go below skimmer. No?
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    how low to drain to pool if not covering it?

    Wouldn't we need to clear the lines?
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    how low to drain to pool if not covering it?

    We're looking to not cover our in-ground pool this year after closing for the winter. Wondering how low can we go or should we go? Given that we live in Ontario, Canada so get plenty of snow. p.s. Is there any cons for not covering it?
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    CYA reading at 0

    I raised the FC = 10.8 & CC = 0.2 and it stayed there for about 30+ minutes, can I throw in the CYA now?
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    easiest way to aerate

    Looking to add borates to the pool
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    easiest way to aerate

    Trying to bring TA down from 140. I prefer not to "make" anything, so can I keep my pool jets at surface? I have about 4? Would that work okay?
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    Boric Acid

    Just wanted to get more sparkle and get the added benefit of Borates. I will look into lowering the TA first.
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    Boric Acid

    Just wondering if this Boric Acid is okay to use for adding borates to pool? My Alkalinity is at 140 for a Vinyl pool, I assume I should bring this down before adding? Thanks
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    CYA reading at 0

    I tested my CYA when pool opened and it was 0. I added some dry stabilizer and it got up to 50. Now a month later, it's reading at 0 again, how can that be? We've gotten a lot of rain and backwashed somewhat but I don't know why it's reading at 0 still. I was under the impression it does not...
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    recurring dirt at bottom of pool

    using manual vacuum every day right before use it's gone, only to settle back next day
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    recurring dirt at bottom of pool

    We have a in ground 25000 gallon vinyl pool with a sand filter that has been running for about a month straight. We have had to SLAM for about a 21 days straight before we opened it very green. Test results: CH: 225 TA: 140 pH: 7.4 CYA: <30 CC: 0.3ppm FC: 4ppm The pool is clear (can tell if...
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    Rectangle Safety Cover for Kidney/Freeform Pool

    We're looking to get a safety cover for our pool, all the quotes we've gotten are $4000 (uninstalled) or around there. Wondering if I can just buy a rectangle pool cover (specifically looking at Loop Loc) and install that. Our dimensions are 18' by 36' and the short part of the kidney is 16'...
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    Dealing with the green mess

    It looks like you have no chlorine in the pool. Look up SLAM and based off your stabilizer number, you need to SLAM until your pool is clear. If the pool was clear before, you likely don't need to replace your filter/sand.