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    Recommend basic vacuum setupfor AGP

    After researching some more affordable options, I got fed up and saw and purchased the Water Tech Volt FX-8 Li in the local pool store. I have to say, I'm quite impressed. I was hesitant to sink $200+ into a poop that cost me roughly $100 more but I could not be happier. It did a excellent job...
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    Any Feedback for Kokido Tesla 5 K563CBX Handheld Vacuum?

    I've been plugging around for a new solution to vacuum the pool. I've looked at some of the robots and just don't feel like dishing out $300-$400 for a $350 pool. I found the above titled on Amazon and it seems to have some decent feedback. Wondering if anyone has heard of this company and/or...
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    Proper Filter Run Time When Cycle is Interrupted

    Sorry for disappearing guys. It's been a hellish work week. I did another full round of testing. Here is what I have: TC K-1000 <5 FC 7.5 CC .5 TC 8 pH 7.5 TA 70 CYA 40 (much better but I think it needs more?) Water remains crystal clear. I'm running the filter and SWG nightly at 10p for 5...
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    Proper Filter Run Time When Cycle is Interrupted

    I figure being new to testing my own water, it wouldn't be out of the ordinary if I messed up or looked at things incorrectly. Just wanted to be honest and throw that out there... The pool was taken down after last season. Living in the Northeast, I didn't want to chance leaving the pool up...
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    Proper Filter Run Time When Cycle is Interrupted

    Thank you for the welcome. I came back to re-read this thread and missed this the 1st time. What I'm missing is that the salt test showed my salt levels a little high but the OTO test shows little to no chlorine. Could this be a lack of CYA or is there something else I need to look into? Could...
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    Proper Filter Run Time When Cycle is Interrupted

    lol valid point I suppose. I guess when I have more control over the outcome of the water quality and dealing with "chemicals" makes think twice about it. Isn't lake water more "natural?" haha ;)
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    Proper Filter Run Time When Cycle is Interrupted

    Many thanks for the guidance. Few questions: The pool is currently safe to swim in despite the need for CYA, correct? I just want to be sure Should the sock be placed opposite the filter? Can the filter run during the time the CYA is being released?
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    Proper Filter Run Time When Cycle is Interrupted

    Thank you mknauss. The CC may actually be 1. If I recall, I was waiting for a more bold color change and marked it on the higher side. The water is Crystal clear. No slimy feeling in the water. No CYA before or since the pool was opened.
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    Proper Filter Run Time When Cycle is Interrupted

    Please bare with me as this is the 1st time I've tested the water on my own. I realize this is not the correct thread for this and I will be heading over to the proper forum and blog to read up on testing. FC 2 CC 2 TC 4 Salt 3,800 ppm (which is high) pH 7.8 CH 75 TA 80 CYA 0? I tested twice...
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    Proper Filter Run Time When Cycle is Interrupted

    This is all still new to me so I'm learning. My salt levels were pretty good throughout the season and just before the end of the season, my salt was a little low. It was also after a few days of pretty decent rain. I did need UV protector and pH down a little more frequently than I would have...
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    Proper Filter Run Time When Cycle is Interrupted

    Kind of an odd ball question but I'm looking for some advice. I try to run the filter when I know the kids will not be in the pool. After some chemistry issues last season, I learned that we needed to run the filter more during the day light hours and for a longer period of time. Prior to this...
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    Air Pockets in Intake Tube - Intex AGP

    Sorry for the delay. I was waiting to actually witness the filter running. Turns out, I adjusted the hose clamp and tightened it up and it appears this is where the air was entering. I had the clamp pretty tight and was surprised this is where air was getting into the hose. I'm very pleased it...
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    Air Pockets in Intake Tube - Intex AGP

    Thanks for that tidbit about the low flow alarm while using the SWG. I was not aware of that. Is there anything wrong with backwashing using the SWG? Should I figure out how to bypass the SWG? I noticed that after I put the cap on the intake, I was still getting some air. By the time my 5 hour...
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    Air Pockets in Intake Tube - Intex AGP

    Yes blacklisted, they are before the shut off valve. I found and put the cap under the intake without the skimmer on it. Definitely fixed the issue with the hose filling with air. I also noted that the pressure gauge on the sand filter is now reading at 2 or just below. I've attached a photo. Is...