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    New Liner & Water Yesterday : How to Close?

    Thanks for all the feedback!
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    New Liner & Water Yesterday : How to Close?

    Had to have a new liner installed yesterday. (Why, why, why couldn't we have had the catastrophic failure of the liner in May...lol?) The pool was filled with approx 7,000 gallons of water delivered by truck & we are adding approx 16,000 gallons from our hose. The water temp is in the 50s. We...
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    Motorized Valve Stuck on Solar Heater

    Yes the unit does have that three way switch and I did flip in the on1 and on2 positions. Nothing. Thanks for your reply though. If I can get some pictures posted I will.
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    Motorized Valve Stuck on Solar Heater

    My in-ground pool is set up with a Compool LX220 Solar Heating system. The motorized valve became stuck in the on position and I cannot get it to turn off. The controller seems to be working properly will all the LED light working and I can here it wanting to turn on and off if I adjust the...
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    Losing 10-12 ppm FC daily?

    I have been a long time member here, and once we started using borates to control our constant yellow mustard algae problem, taking care of the pool has been a breeze. However, this month we have run into a problem that we have never seen before. Since the middle of this month, we have been...
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    Pump Bearings Toast, Now Have Sand in Pool Also

    Hi All: We opened the pool this year to find out that our pump was excruciatingly loud. We figured the bearings & seals were going; the couple of contractors we spoke with agreed. So, because our pump is ancient, we are going to get a new pump (thinking a Hayward Super II.) Unfortunately...
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    How can I have algae w/these test results?

    Duraleigh wrote: Hi Duraleigh: I completely believe in the BBB method & have followed it since I found you guys on the old forum. (I can't remember the name of it now. I found it when you guys were still at that site & the "owner" of the forum had been MIA for a long time.) I followed you...
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    How can I have algae w/these test results?

    Chem Geek/Richard wrote: You're so nice...I'm really sorry for my little melt-down earlier! :oops: Yep, our liner is blue and yes, we super shock to yellow/mustard levels EVERY time we have this. We even use the infamous "Chemgeek's Best Guess Chart" to do it. In fact, when we use your...
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    How can I have algae w/these test results?

    Hi Chem Geek: We get our test kits from TF Test Kits. (Isn't that Duraleigh's business?) You were correct with your assumption that we lose an average of 1 ppm of FC per day when the pool is covered. (Sometimes less, depending on conditions.) I just got done brushing & found that even...
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    How can I have algae w/these test results?

    The pump runs 12-15 hours a day EVERY day. So it's possible to get algae, with those test results, if the cover isn't removed enough? How often should the cover be removed? Does it have to come off all of the way? Or is 1/2 way enough?
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    How can I have algae w/these test results?

    Hi: We opened our pool with a pretty low CYA level this year and by the end of June our CYA had dropped to 20. Since we were leaving for a week, we turned on our auto-chlorinator. We've continued to use it since July and just turned it off last week because it's nearing a level of 50...
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    FC held overnt, still see algae

    Stupid question, I'm sure...but what is DE?
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    FC held overnt, still see algae

    Hi Again: Actually, we took the FC to shock level a couple of days ago. We just realized that we were dealing with mustard algae yesterday, so we bumped our FC from "normal" shock level to the higher MA level last night. We know it's mustard algae because it starts growing up our walls...
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    FC held overnt, still see algae

    We fight mustard algae each year. We began to see signs of it recently, so last night we shocked to MA levels & brushed the pool. We didn't turn off the filter overnight. FC held overnight, however there were four small areas throughout the pool where I could see green-yellow algae on the...
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    I thought my FC & CC readings would predict algae bloom?

    Thanks so much for mentioning Chem Geek's Chart. We weren't using his Mustard Algae values as our minimum, but I think we'll start keeping our FC there from now on. Just when we think we know what we're doing...WHAM! Another lesson learned! :lol: