Recent content by Pv2

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    Help With SLAM Please!

    moving very slowly you should try to vacuum some of that out to waste. don't run it through your filter. remember to check levels when you replace water.
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    Help // Oasis to Green

    jugs, stenner, or salt water chlorine generator. pucks for vacation if no automation, or raising cya in spring, or after other loss/dilution of water.
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    Help!! (Firepit coping) Whats happening & why

    it might help if you explained what kind of material we are looking at, and any other info you can about the construction. have you spoken to the mason/builder? is it something that can be washed off with acid or bleach? does it have a texture? is the mortar still wet? could it be something...
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    Pool Backfilling Recommendation

    do you know if the cove inside your pool is foam or sand? I would be a little worried about the sand washing out, especially if your cove is sand. keep looking around there are posts about fixing drainage issues, usually make a trench and bury perforated pipe wrapped in landscape fabric that...
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    TF-100 Test Kit

    when your chlorine is over 10 don't bother with pH, the readings will be off.
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    TF-100 Test Kit

    chlorine over 5 ppm :D
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    Help With SLAM Please!

    what kind of filter do you have? have you cleaned it recently? maybe double check your CYA reading.
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    Intex sand filter air relief valve letting air in, not letting air out

    these set ups really don't vacuum well, better choice is to get one of the intex auto cleaner robots that work off the return pressure
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    What to do when we go away for 4-5 days?
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    Rough Textured Liner Spot New Install

    that can be caused by acid sitting in that spot. anybody trying to adjust pH or alkalinity? when adding acid you should do it in front of a running return and/or sweep right after so is doesn't sink and sit on the bottom. some pucks are quite acidic too, any chance one fell out of a floater or...
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    TF-100 Test Kit

    there should be a laminated instruction card in the container, contact them if it isn't in there.
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    Wedding Cake steps for a big guy

    I hear ya. when I first got my pool and saw the flimsy intex ladder I was in tears. no effing way! at first we ranch-rigged something with scaffolding. hated to spend more on steps than the dang pool cost! had part of an old blow molded step from the 90s that worked and in combo with one...
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    Wedding Cake steps for a big guy

    I have an earlier version of the confer stairs, they flex a little when the temp is warm but they will hold up. you might be better off having some real steps and a small deck platform made for the outside. the confer stairs are spaced more like a ladder than normal stairs so they are still a...
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    What to do when we go away for 4-5 days?

    you can buy cal hypo pucks, but do not put them in a floater that has had the other kind in it.
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    What to do when we go away for 4-5 days?