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    How to keep The Pool Cleaner hose from twisting

    The Pool Cleaner hose floats on the surface without floats, so I don't believe adding floats would solve my problem.
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    How to keep The Pool Cleaner hose from twisting

    How would I connect these between a 1-1/2" male and 1-1/2" female hose? These are the same on both sides and appear to be held on by clamps.
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    How to keep The Pool Cleaner hose from twisting

    That sounds like a great idea, but where do you find these swivels? The swivels I see online leak air (reducing the vacuum) and don't fit the Poolvergnuegen hose segments. I think it would be challenging to design a swivel that floats on water that doesn't leak. A link to the working product...
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    How to keep The Pool Cleaner hose from twisting

    Unfortunately, this is at a rental, and the tenants don't untwist the hose. I only get there once a week. There has to be a way to reduce this from happening. I figured out a way to reduce its tendency to tie itself in knots. I weighted my leaf canister so it points down rather than floating on...
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    How to keep The Pool Cleaner hose from twisting

    The swivel on the head of The Pool Cleaner rotates easily, yet the hose continues to get twisted. This limits how much of the pool can be reached by the cleaner. What recommendations do you have to reduce this tendency? I'm thinking that maybe adjusting the floats on the hose by the head may be...
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    pH looks odd

    That feels more comfortable. Thank you. I'll keep adding acid.
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    pH looks odd

    My concern is that the more acid I add the lower the TA goes. How much lower than 70 is acceptable?
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    pH looks odd

    I know poolmath says add acid, but I'm questioning how 1 drop can drop the pH from 8 to 7.4.
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    pH looks odd

    My TA is 70. My pH shows 8.0, yet 1 drop of R-0005 takes it to 7.4. This is a 20k gallon pool. Do I add acid or not?
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    Weight suggestion for Hayward W530 Leaf Canister

    I find the O-ring starts leaking, so it sucks in air (if it is sitting on the surface). If it is underwater, it will just draw in water. I'd prefer it suck water than air, so keeping it below the surface makes more sense to me. If it draws in too much air when I'm not there, that may prevent the...
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    Weight suggestion for Hayward W530 Leaf Canister

    To avoid the cost of frequently replacing the O-ring on this canister, I had wired a zinc ball to the handle. On this forum, people recommend against having zinc balls in the pool, so I'm wondering what else people are doing to weigh down this canister, so it doesn't float to the surface. Maybe...
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    New plaster -- need chemicals balanced

    I apparently ran the Stenner for too long over the past 1 1/2 days, so I cut down the injection to 1 quart per day and will check the levels again on Friday. Here are yesterday's test results: FC = 9.2 CC = 0.2 pH = 7.9 drops to 7.4 = 3 TA = 155 CH = 190 CYA...
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    New plaster -- need chemicals balanced

    I put in just under what was stated on the calculator, as I'd rather add than have to deal with too much of anything. I added CYA, acid and chlorine. I'll check it in 2 days and then fine tune the results. The Stenner appears to be operating properly, though it was dark when I turned it on.
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    New plaster -- need chemicals balanced

    I am following the contractor's directions. According to the Poolmath calculator, I need 123oz of 10% chlorine to get to 5.0 and 107 oz of stabilizer to get to 40. I'll put in 6# (96oz) of stabilizer and then see if I need to increase it. I'll turn on my Stenner and start pumping chlorine...
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    New plaster -- need chemicals balanced

    I had the pool replastered 5 days ago. At the time, I tested the tap water and found it to be TA of 290 and CH of 330. After I filled the pool, 8 hours after the plastering was done, here is what the pool water tests at: FC = 0.2 CC = 1.4 pH = 8+ drops to 7.4 = 4 TA = 150 CH = 150 CYA = 0...