Recent content by Patrickoleary

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    Liquid Blanket and Skimmer Socks

    Ok. Anyone else know whether it binds with pollen or anything else that could get stuck in a skimmer sock?
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    Liquid Blanket and Skimmer Socks

    We do have a number of trees and bushes nearby (we're the second owners, so we didn't do the landscaping!). Whatever it is, it clogging up the sock and causing low flo on the heater, and could be worse for the pump. With the sock, we need to be checking it much more often to prevent that...
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    Liquid Blanket and Skimmer Socks

    I use the Heatr liquid blanket product and also use skimmer socks. In the skimmer socks, I get a lot of white substance that I am guessing is the liquid blanket? I assumed the socks would let that through, but am questioning it with now seeing the white substance in the sock daily. Any...
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    Salt Test - Which is Correct?

    I didn't test the 3000 ppm calibration water with the K-1666 yet. I will do that here in a bit. EDIT: The Taylor test shows 2400 on a 3000 baseline sample. Expiration on bottle says 6/20. I'm guessing it is just old. I'm going with the 3900-4000 as the number.
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    Salt Test - Which is Correct?

    Hi there, I have a few salt tests that I have tried and have gotten conflicting results. - Taylor K-1666. 3200 - AquaRite. 4000 (this instant a test, but what the unit says after I cleaned the cell with muriatic acid, and recalibrated) - eSeason 3050. 3950 (just bought this on...
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    Heater Update

    Agreed. It's 75 here today, and the kids said it feels like a hot tub! They are thrilled.
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    Heater Update

    We replaced our heat pump this spring with a Hayward Summit XL 140k (pool vendor version of HeatPro). We started using the heat pump here in earnest about a week ago and couldn't be happier with it. We finally hit 70 degrees here in western PA and the pool is up from 55 degrees to 86 degrees...
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    Deep End Stain

    I didn't try vitamin C directly on it. What's the best approach for that? Sock full of Vitamin C pills on a pole?
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    Deep End Stain

    Any ideas?
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    Deep End Stain

    I should mention I tried one of the stain free products last year as well.
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    Deep End Stain

    2nd year with our pool. This stain the the deep end has been there since we opened the pool last year. Prior, the previous owners didn’t open the pool for four years. It was black when we opened. Since TFP, it’s been clear sailing for us since. It doesn’t seem like an organic stain because our...
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    Opening + Other Questions

    24 hours after opening and everything is looking great. Water is crystal clear.
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    Bleach shortage

    I've had good luck at both Walmart and Ollie's.
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    Chemistry in cold water

    We opened yesterday here in PA. The water temp is 46! I told the kids that once I get everything cleaned up, cleared and balanced that I won’t turn on the heater until they do a polar bear plunge. ?