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    Length of time a pump should stay full?

    I'm running it on high rpm. There is no problem when the pump is running. It's after I turn it off, the basket fills with air over a few hours.
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    Length of time a pump should stay full?

    A few days ago I noted a suction-side leak on my Hayward Ecostar variable speed pump. I replaced and lubed all gaskets in the two Jandy valves leading to the pump (one small gasket was broken). I also checked, lubed and tightened the two drain plug gaskets in the pump. I also removed the basket...
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    Will cal hypo make pool cloudy and a slight green tint?

    Why wouldn't one make the first assumption that this is algae...with such low FC levels.
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    User Friendly "Acid Magic" vs Muriatic Acid

    Cyndi, I think you mean it is used to DECREASE the pH, not increase it.
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    FC requirements in colder weather

    Hadn't seen that article, thanks!
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    FC requirements in colder weather

    This summer was the first for me using the TFP methods. My CYA being 50, I kept my FC 6-8 as recommended and never had an algae problem. It's getting colder now in Arizona. Since algae has less tendency to flourish in cooler water, I'm wondering if I can let my FC levels drop a bit to the 3-5 range?
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    Measuring high PH

    I was having similar issues trying to read the Taylor pH color, and bought the pH meter shown above. I do use it. You'll need to buy a bottle of 7.0 pH calibration solution and check the meter in this every time you check the pool pH. Calibrating it to 7.0 is a bit of a pain. Self calibrating...
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    So good are we bored yet?

    The Taylor kits do tell you to read from the meniscus. I pay attention to it when using smaller volumes, such as FC levels using the smaller volume line. Important? Maybe not, but being precise is always better than being imprecise, doesn't hurt and is easy to do .
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    Recommended?

    im fairly sure I don’t have algae. The water is crystal clear and I’ve always maintained the FC in the midrange appropriate to CYA levels. My FC levels are always equal to the total chlorine levels.
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    Recommended?

    Pool is 20,000 sq. ft. So I'm guessing that the robot would be recommended. The electrical cord is the only downside. I see many different Dolphin models, but scanning this forum, it would seem the S200 would be the most popular? Do the models with the overhead floats offer any significant...
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    Recommended?

    I have a pool that was re-pebbled last spring and have used the TFP methods since with good success. I brush the walls about once a week and use a pole-vac through the skimmer about once every two weeks. I have an in-floor pop-up cleaning system. I do notice that when I brush the walls or floor...
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    What would you say this pH level is?

    Have never used the pool store.
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    What would you say this pH level is?

    OK so let's say the test strip is the tie breaker. Odds lie in favor of the pH meter's accuracy.
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    What would you say this pH level is?

    Sounds fine, and I have a lot of respect for your experience and opinions here. For what it's worth, I also used the Aquachek test strip and got a pH of 7.2, so if that is worth anything at all, it would seem the pH meter is more accurate.
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    What would you say this pH level is?

    Oh I CAN get it now, but I just bought this one and will continue to use it for the time being. But there is more bad news. I just calibrated the device again today to 7.0. Tested the pool water with it. The readout oscillated between 7.1 and 7.2. I compared this to the Taylor phenol red...