Recent content by Monkmullen

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    Need help navigating new pool and its equipment

    Got it. Thanks. I’ll add some bleach when I get a chance this afternoon.
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    Need help navigating new pool and its equipment

    Refills are on the way but likely won’t be here until the end of the week. Re:FC - wouldn’t the chlorinator raise this reading? If not, what exactly does it do then? I increased its output from 60 to 80%. I located the owners manual, which suggested raising the output when temperatures rise...
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    Need help navigating new pool and its equipment

    We just purchased a new house, and I am now the owner of a pool that is way out of my depth, and I need some help figuring it all out. I don’t know a ton of details about the pool. It’s less than 3 years old, ~15,000 gal, and of an unknown finish. It’s a saltwater pool with a Pentair...
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    A&A Magnasweep - replacement of gears on Water Valve assembly

    Thanks for the reply! Sounds like it should be easy enough to take care of.
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    A&A Magnasweep - replacement of gears on Water Valve assembly

    Does anyone have experience replacing just the gears on the water valve assembly? The teeth on the underside of a couple gears have worn off and the unit no longer rotates. I'd rather just spend the $40 on new gears rather than the $100 on a new unit if possible.
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    Best way to maintain CH while on vacation?

    We will be out of town for 5 days with nobody able to tend to the pool. I'm trying to bring my CYA up slowly after a refill so it's on the low end (~25-30) of ideal, and the pool gets direct sunlight for the majority of the day, so I'm having a heck of a time keeping enough chlorine in the...
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    A&A QuikSkim Weir Door replacement

    Thanks. That's roughly the same price as the other place I'd seen with free local pick up, but went ahead and ordered from your link.
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    A&A QuikSkim Weir Door replacement

    Quick question -- I need a replacement weir door for a QuikSkim unit. I can get one directly from A&A for ~$28 including tax and shipping, but if I can find one cheaper on Amazon or possibly at a local pool supply store, that'd be ideal. Do these units take a proprietary door, though? I've...
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    CYA and FC levels in new pool water

    It's a Pebble Tec. I seem to remember similar markings the last time I drained the pool, only they were primarily along the walls. They did end up going away eventually, but I honestly don't remember if I did anything specific to treat them or if they just went away on their own.
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    CYA and FC levels in new pool water

    Quick follow up question in case anyone sees this -- I have a pretty large light brown stain on the bottom of the pool where the last of the old pool water ponded when I was draining. It's been over a week now and it's still there, and doesn't seem to be lightening. Should I be concerned about...
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    Can I convert A&A in-floor cleaning system + Quikskim to a traditional vac port for robot?

    Wanted to thank you again. I went ahead and bought the Nautilus Plus from Amazon (have a ridiculous amount of credit there), and it should be here Monday. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it goes.
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    Can I convert A&A in-floor cleaning system + Quikskim to a traditional vac port for robot?

    Huh, I thought a vacuum and a robot were the same thing, but I guess not! Just did a quick search and the robot may be exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks!
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    CYA and FC levels in new pool water

    I haven't tested the CH. When I drained the pool a couple years back, the CH was very high. I posted about it and was told that because the water here (Phoenix) is bad, that the CH is always going to be off, and to not really worry too much because there isn't a lot I can do about it anyway...
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    CYA and FC levels in new pool water

    Excellent. Thanks for the help everyone. I've been keeping the PH around 7.5, and the TA is around 140. I've been continuously running the aerator and that's dropped TA a bit. CYA is still on the low side, right around 20, but the water in the test tube is starting to get cloudy, so I'll...