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    New Pool owner this yer. AG pool turned green. What to do until TF-100 kit arrives?

    Thank you. Today have been the last 85+ degree day here and I'm seeing 50's forecast for upcoming lows. So, not sure how much pool usage the kids will have. I've been in 70 degree water but not for long! Curious if the temperature fluctuation had an impact on algae growth..
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    New Pool owner this yer. AG pool turned green. What to do until TF-100 kit arrives?

    Thanks. Since I'm getting close to the end of the season, should I get the pool stabilized or end the season early and prep it for winter?
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    New Pool owner this yer. AG pool turned green. What to do until TF-100 kit arrives?

    Sand filter. filer was cleaned and new sand added at the beginning of the season. I appreciate the help. Tough to find "Pool maintenance for dummies" aka.. Newbies. I know it takes time to fully understand.
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    New Pool owner this yer. AG pool turned green. What to do until TF-100 kit arrives?

    So my kit arrives on Thursday. Adding chlorine and daily vacuuming has cleared it up quite a bit. There's a decent amount of mustard brown sediment daily yet the pool still has a tint of teal color to it. This evening, I turned on the vacuum and noticed a steady stream of green water stream out...
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    New Pool owner this yer. AG pool turned green. What to do until TF-100 kit arrives?

    I'm using a sand filter. For the Hel* of it, I went and had my water tested. PH is 7.9 FC is 8 ppm CYA is 70 ppm Alkalinity is 120 ppm calcium is 260 ppm Phosphates is what pool store told me was abnormal. 3000 ppb
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    New Pool owner this yer. AG pool turned green. What to do until TF-100 kit arrives?

    Would it help to run the filter longer so the water isn't stagnant too long?
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    New Pool owner this yer. AG pool turned green. What to do until TF-100 kit arrives?

    All summer long, we kept a 24' AG pool crystal clear. We've been using Aqua Test strips (I know they're not accurate) and chlorine pucks ( I know they're frowned upon so I recently pulled them). I left for a 4 week business trip and left the wife in charge of the pool. She failed to backwash...
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    New Pool Owner... Yes another cloudy pool.

    Last week, I completed the install of my first 24' round AG pool and sand filter (new sand). Prior to running the pump, I failed to backwash (rookie mistake) yet ran the pump for about 12 hours then had water tested. After $200 worth of chemicals and 5 days of staged treatments, I have my PH at...
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    Leveling for AGP

    The extra 2 feet will also help with the ground ring installation.
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    GFCI for NEC 680

    I looked at my panel and a couple internet images of the plug-on breaker and thought it would work. I'm not opposed to neutral pig tail but a bit more research yielded that Legrand commented how their faceless GFCI receptacle is suited for outdoor use and 1.5hp pool pump motors...
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    GFCI for NEC 680

    Self install for a 24' AGP. I ran two 120V, 20A dedicated circuits out to a pole 6' from the pool wall. One will be for a 120V GFCI convenience receptacle fed from a standard 20A circuit breaker. For the pump, I purchased a 20A GFCI, single pole circuit braker that snaps into the neutral bus bar...
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    AG liner fitment

    I have 12" of water in it now and will hold off until Thursday as daytime temps are in the low 70's. I suspect the bottom of my liner is not perfectly round. Two area's (opposite sides), the liner seam is at the bottom of the cove. Elsewhere, it's perfectly at the top. I'll resume filling on...
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    AG liner fitment

    So yesterday I drained water, pulled the liner and added roughly 2" of sand. Liner Manufacturer (GLI) said the liner wall seam must match the top of the pool cove and be around 46-1/2". After adding 2" of sand, I'm between 46-1/2" - 46-3/4". Liner was placed back in the hole and was real hot...
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    AG liner fitment

    Well, I think I may have found my installation problem. I need more sand. My 2" sand bottom is flush with the top of the pavers. After installing the pool walls, I applied the 4" foam cove then laid out the armor shield mat with installation depicted per armor shields picture. Whereas, a 2"+/-...
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    AG liner fitment

    So, not much help here but thought I'd update and perhaps warrant discussion. Yesterday was another 80 DegF day so I added another 3" of water (@ 6" total). Liner was in the sun and vacuum on. The liner did not suck tight to the wall but did improve a bit. I shut the water off at 6pm and noticed...