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    Cayman or Dark Blue Covers

    Hi all...we're getting a new liner this weekend and it's obvious that our old covers for the skimmers and eyeballs need new life as well. Originally, the color was called Cayman Blue but our pool guy can't seem to find that color. Cayman...which is a light blue or a dark blue would be much...
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    Pump Losing Water

    No visible water coming out except when it shuts off. There's a small burst of water that that shoots out of the lid and that's it. Have heard that's common but not sure. I have it on pretty tight.
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    Pump Losing Water

    Greetings all....I'm hoping to get some help with figuring out why my pump strainer basket loses water every time I shut the pump off. It's never done this before and I just replaced the O-ring on the clear lid and that didn't help. The pump self primes when it comes on but somethings not...
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    Which way should I go????

    Sure have....
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    Which way should I go????

    OK....but what could possibly still be in there ....alive.... after 3 days at high chlorine levels? Just wondering, hopefully tonight will be the night all is good :-)
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    Which way should I go????

    This is the third day I've kept my pool at shock level and it is still losing chlorine. Water looks fantastic but have lost from 12 down to 8 in about 4 hours. Did not pass the OCLT Wednesday night or last night. Do I have to stay at this until I pass the OCLT? I mean keeping at shock level...
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    Which way should I go????

    Thanks duraleigh.....just make sure you send out the refills I ordered yesterday. Between clearing up a swamp when we opened back in April and now this, Im blowing through the chlorine test materials :-)
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    Which way should I go????

    I took the initial advice...sort of(raised my FC to 6 by accident)...and ran with it. Maybe the results will not matter. I did not run the pump. This morning, FC is 3.5 so apparently something is eating my chlorine. So at this point is it better to go ahead with the shock process or should I...
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    Which way should I go????

    Certainly appreciate the quick response and the sound advice! Thanks for the help!!!
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    Which way should I go????

    Pool looks good but there is no FC or CC. Here are results using my TF100 kit: FC=0 CC=0 PH=7.4 PH=7.6 TA=80 CH=vinyl pool CYA=30 Salt 2900 Had one pool store tell me I needed stabilizer and another said I had ammonia and needed to shock. I'm not even sure how you know if you have ammonia or...
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    Confession of a Cloudy Water Pool Owner

    Update: After almost two weeks of running the pump around the clock, adding a little DE and backwashing when the pressure is up, we can finally see the main drain covers. It's not pristine yet, but it is continually getting better. Man....this has definitely tried my patience! Thanks for the...
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    Confession of a Cloudy Water Pool Owner

    I was afraid that was the answer :mrgreen: Let's see what happens
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    Confession of a Cloudy Water Pool Owner

    OK....no chlorine loss overnight and SWG was off. Pool is just a little more clear after running about 12 hours with the DE media. Backwashed this morning and added a little more DE. This is where the pool stores say "flock it" and vacuum to waste. What say the experts? The water has looked...
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    Confession of a Cloudy Water Pool Owner

    Dave....water is not crystal clear but Milky/hazy. Added DE this afternoon and cant really tell a differenc but it is kind of dark. I'm bringing up to shock and then i'll see what i get in the am
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    Confession of a Cloudy Water Pool Owner

    I got the following readings from my TF-100 test kit FC 4 CC 0 TA 100 PH 7.6 CYA 55 Salt 3500 I have an autopilot but I think the trisensor is squirrely and it's on order. The temp says 74 and salt reads 3000...then 2700 (add 82 lbs) five minutes later. I have calibrated several times already...