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    ecoFINISH aquaBRIGHT longterm review

    For what it's worth, light colors make the pool look bigger, and it's easy to see a stray worm or leaf that's not yet been picked up by the cleaner. Same for pool toys and swim goggles. Underwater swim-outs, ledges and steps are easier to see with a light finish, which is good for older people...
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    Planning SWG install, need advice

    I think your plan is fine as is, but I'll just mention a couple of observations. You have a bypass which diverts water past both the heater and inline chlorinator. With SWCG, the bypass would normally only bypass the heater, but it would require a bit of plumbing to achieve that change. That...
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    Need assistance with Plumbing plan

    Welcome to TFP! Good to have you here :) One quick question that I think others besides me will ask. There are quite a few 'small circle small v' symbols, standing for "valve". In most cases, they are upstream from a jandy 3-way valve, so they seem redundant to me. The 3-way valve can: Close...
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    Mustard algae treatment with higher CYA (75)

    The is the best reference, for sure. Some people, myself included, keep a jug of pool chlorinating liquid or 10% bleach on hand. Before a pool party, I add a quart, which looks after the extra FC demand.
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    Mustard algae treatment with higher CYA (75)

    Yes, certainly. SWCG targets are a bit lower, but for now, if it were my pool, I'd keep it at the non-SWCG levels, just in case of a surprise. Either way is fine.
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    Mustard algae treatment with higher CYA (75)

    If it were mine, I'd keep FC up to 10% of CYA for a while, although it's not necessary, just peace of mind. I would add FC at 5ppm to raise it to 7ppm for a while, or set the SWCG to keep it around 5-7 ppm FC. I would also avoid raising CYA for a week or two, but I'm very conservative. The TFPC...
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    New Orleans: Plaster Done & Pool Filled & Cabana Begins

    Yep, I prefer for the grout not to stand out too much.
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    New Orleans: Plaster Done & Pool Filled & Cabana Begins

    bottom left grey for me, possibly middle top grey
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    VS Pump speed

    Re: drilling pipe. I'd recommend you mark the spot where you want the gauge. Consider a position for it to end up being out of the way but still readable. If it were mine, I'd plan it to extend backward toward the brick alongside the filter, as long as the reading side would be facing out. Take...
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    Auto-cover rests on water - Achilles heel of algae management?

    If it were mine, I'd keep it open during the day, and see how it goes. As they say, pools need to breathe. Alternately, opening it for a couple of hours every day would do the trick.
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    Feedback On Equipment Selection

    Cartridge is a very good option also, as mentioned. Here's an article you might enjoy: https://www.troublefreepool.com/wiki/index.php?title=How_to_select_pool_equipment#Selecting_the_best_pool_filters If you go without a multiport valve, include a draining outlet on the system somewhere else...
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    Auto-cover rests on water - Achilles heel of algae management?

    No, not after a long period of little use. Is the pool open when the sun is shining? That will help burn off CC.
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    Auto-cover rests on water - Achilles heel of algae management?

    CC after a pool party is normal. The FC removes ammonia added by people. Just part of its job. Can be all from perspiration and can be from other sources. This aspect is not related to algae, unless minimum FC levels drop too low because of doing that part of the job.
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    Feedback On Equipment Selection

    Be sure the saltwater chlorine generator (SWCG ) is the large model T-Cell-15. Otherwise looking good to me. Nice to keep anything electric in Hayward brand in case automation is added later. Sand vs. DE... tough one, but for lowest maintenance, least effort, go with sand. For the most...
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    VS Pump speed

    I have the flow vis on my own pool, but not on the other pools. Many here at TFP regard the flow gauge as unnecessary, because everything needed to know in terms of flow, which isn't much, can be determined other ways, and I respect that perspective. That said, it's very handy being able to...