Recent content by rob42

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    looking for replacement steps

    I found it in Canada. The manufacturer name has changed at least once, and the design has changed slightly (wider top step). https://www.poolsuppliescanada.ca/the-step-inground-drop-in-two-rails.html http://www.innovaplas.com/products/inground/MC30013/
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    looking for replacement steps

    I am happy with my in-ground steps, but they will not last forever, and are showing signs of weakness. I want to replace them before they fail in use. I will attach a picture, and also a picture on the Internet that I think are the same steps. The Internet picture was on some weird data...
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    First time winterizing questions

    I have yet more questions from a first-time winterizer. 17,000 gallon in-ground, vinyl liner. I am sure that the pool was completely full when "winterized" before I bought the house, so there's that -- just an observation. Draining the pool to below the inlet/outlet height will drain a *lot*...
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    High CYA -- water change advice

    I drained about 6,000 of 17,000 gallons -- more of a schedule issue than anything else, as this took 20 hours of supervision. I think my CYA is down to 80 or so. I'm still lousy at the test, and I am seldom around in full sunlight! I can do another change later, or just keep the FC up for the...
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    High CYA -- water change advice

    I am draining more. I did the 5-gallon bucket test and found out that my pump is only removing 300 gallons an hour. (I probably only changed ~2,000 gallons last time.) I think the fill is slightly faster. So, I am going to drain for 10 hours, drain-and-fill for 10 hours, then fill to the correct...
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    High CYA -- water change advice

    I got some more "pool store" water analysis. They say the pH is 8, and it might well be, for all I know. They say TA is 120. I drop-tested it twice and it came out exactly 180 both times. They say that my CYA has not come down hardly at all -- 129 -- and I hope they are wrong about that. The...
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    High CYA -- water change advice

    So, I had no access to a flow meter (the house meter being of the "buried under a pentalobe plate in the front yard" variety", so I just did some water exchange on Friday to make a start. I pumped out up high on the shallow side and filled with a garden hose zip-tied to a pole at the low point...
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    High CYA -- water change advice

    It would make sense to me that I could draw water from the near the surface at the shallow end, and put in water at the bottom of the deep end, then the cold water coming in will mostly stay deep. The pool water is over 80 now. I do need to find myself a flow meter using this method, though, or...
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    High CYA -- water change advice

    Oh, cool. That should get my measurement on to the scale. Thanks! I don't have any kind of flow meter, so I think I will be guessing on the draining and filling. I will be too chicken to drain a whole lot in one go, so I will just iterate draining and filling until I get there. Maybe I should...
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    High CYA -- water change advice

    I do have the test kit. I did confirm most of these numbers with the test kit. The CYA was confirmed insofar as the viewing tube was obscured well before I got to 100 -- extending the scale, maybe 135. I will try draining a couple of feet and re-filling, and do a full range of tests after that...
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    High CYA -- water change advice

    I am a newbie trying to wrangle the pool of a house I just bought. The pool *looks* great, BTW, for some reason. Perhaps it's too toxic for algae to grow. I had been testing free chlorine and ph with the daily kit while doing the move, and CYA only with a test strip. So, what I thought I knew...
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    water table and pool types

    The test kit is in the mail! Thanks!
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    water table and pool types

    There are some old threads on this subject, but as directed by the site, i am starting a "fresh" one. I am a total newbie. We will be taking possession of a house tomorrow. An in-ground pool is a nice bonus (or I hope so). I just saw the pool de-winterized yesterday for the first time. It is a...