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    Your free chlorine is below the minimum for "off the charts" cya. As bandit suggested, replace 50% water asap. If it isn't possible right now get that chlorine up to at least shock level for 100 cya until you can 1. Verify what it really is 2. Drain and replace. don't forget to drop your ph to...
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    Our neighbors expect an invitation to swim...

    Thats funny, my house is known as Sandals resort at Fort Thomas. Part of my privacy fence is actually retaining wall. My 6x6's are about 12' out of the ground at the corner of my yard. My neighbors are all cool. When I was installing the pool they all came over to help, at least the ones that...
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    Cigar Smokers hanging out on here?

    I belong to a local nonprofit group called "The Cigar Band". We don't play music, it is named after the band around a cigar. Anyhow we meet every month at a members house and sample the hosts cigar that is provided. We grade it and take notes. At the end of the year we tally up to see what cigar...
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    Is it worth to install VS pump?

    The quiet operation of a Pentair VS is worth the extra to me after being around other pumps.
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    Mesh Cover Questions

    I have always thought of mesh material for a pool cover being a big tea bag ready to brew leaves and other organic a into my pool water...I could be wrong, but I think solid with a pump is the way to go.
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    Not Complaining, but...

    Been a cloudy,cool summer here in Ohio. Are you experiencing the same weather?
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    Welcome Ronnie...Your chemical balance is fine by whom? Why are you adding chlorine to your filter? Can you please fill out your signature so we may see what you have. You have come to the right place to get your pool sparkling!
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    New inground pool with salt water system. I need HELP!

    Please take Jim's should consider yourself lucky. 1. Your pool builder did not help you with your water chemistry. 2. You found us and if you read, read and read pool school again you will have the clearest, easiest water to maintain...guaranteed!
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    Buy bleach, buy bleach... and buy more bleach

    I can't imagine not having a SWG or even worse, not having a speedstir.
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    Good news and bad news! Need a pep talk!

    You need to get a new degree and it can be had in pool school...sounds like you have a pretty bad leak somewhere. First thing first is to buy the proper fas/dpd test kit. While you are waiting on it, figure out your gallons in pool math and add the proper amount of stabilizer to get you to 30...
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    Polymeric sand?

    I already send me a check :laughblue:
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    Polymeric sand?

    I would not use a vibratory compactor. Any water or moisture underneath could pool and cause low spots not to mention scarring your pavers. I'm afraid a broom handle is the way to go. It is tedious and will make you appreciate the labor you saved. I wouldn't touch it for under $125hr.
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    Do you allow glass around your pool?

    I allow only beer bottles in a zippered koozy. Everything else is plastic.
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    Polymeric sand?

    I install quite a few pavers with polymeric sand. If I was going to take on that job I would have one of my guys hold a piece of thin osb or plywood along the edge of the pool to keep the sand out while removing it. First though I would spray a matte finish sealer on the pavers to protect them...
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    RV owners

    There is an extension to reach the vent.