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    Black stains fiberglass pool bad heat exchanger

    Good question. Over the winter they disappear.
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    Black stains fiberglass pool bad heat exchanger

    CH 220. What is Ahh-some? - - - Updated - - - Never mind. I googled it.
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    Black stains fiberglass pool bad heat exchanger

    No other sources. I test regularly and keep everything in spec. Definitely only happens when water is flowing through the heater. As soon as black marks started showing up this season I re plumbed not using the heater. No more new stains. I never even turned the heater on.
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    Black stains fiberglass pool bad heat exchanger

    Hello all, My fiberglass pool is getting black stains. I am pretty sure that it is from the heat exchanger. When I don't run water through the heater I don't get the stains. When I do, I do get stains. I have tested this over a few seasons. I bought the heater used so I am assuming the...
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    How to cover ladder hole in cement

    I'm sorry, I did not clarify. I only want to cover them for this swim season because we are not using the ladder this year. So I only want a "temporary" cover. Thanks!
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    What type of caulk to use

    Thanks for the replies. I removed the silicone today so I will be caulking soon.
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    What type of caulk to use

    I have to replace the caulk that is around the edge of my pool. It is used to caulk the gap from where the cement pad meets up to the fiberglass pool. The original Caulk appears to be a clear silicone. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what type of caulk I should use after I remove the...
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    How to cover ladder hole in cement

    I have an opening, or a socket, in the cement pad next to my pool for the inground ladder is supposed to go. Does anyone have any suggestions for a way to cover up these sockets because I'm not going to be using the ladder.
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    inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    I also had a few pounds of worms. I used a leaf pool rake to get most of them out.
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    How does anti-freeze affect pool water?

    Just wondering how do you use 30 gallons of antifreeze? Just curious. BTW, I had no problems this year with opening and I used the pink stuff.
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    REMINDER...Do Not Mix Chemicals

    Thanks for the video. I showed it to the guys at work.
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    REMINDER...Do Not Mix Chemicals

    Unfortunately, I was recently able to witness the effects of mixing pool chemicals together. I responded to a call for help that was caused by mixing Calcium Hypoclorite (Cal Hypo) and Black Algaecide- Trichloroisocyanuric Acid(Trichlor?) together. I do not know if water was introduced to the...
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    Electrical shock from my pool water!

    So here is the final findings. I turned off all electric at my breaker panel by turning the main breaker off. The pool is still shocking. I temporarily bonded both ladder pockets, that did not help. The cement that is within a foot or two of the ladder seems like it is bonded. No shock near...
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    My pump runs 4 hr/day. Can I use a SWG?

    Mike, what do you mean that your SWG is painless, except when reset?
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    My pump runs 4 hr/day. Can I use a SWG?

    Thanks for the replies. My pump and filter are over sized for my pool. My pool is 15K and they came off of a 40K pool. I'd rather not run longer than I need to just to save on the cost of electricity and 4 hours works. Thanks again for the information.