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    Pump isn’t keeping prime on low speed

    Here are some gifs of the pump. Today it's much worse then when I first noticed it. First day: Today. Hard to see the water level with the condensation on the lid, but it's 1/2 or less. Here is the water flow coming into the skimmer, which seems normal/as usual.
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    Pump isn’t keeping prime on low speed

    It is not a bubble. the basket is only half full. And i’ve had the pump nearly 6 months, so it’s not normal, because it’s not done this before. There are also bubbles coming out of a return jet, which is also new. I felt the jets today and the pressure coming out is now really low.
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    Pump isn’t keeping prime on low speed

    It has not gone dry and I’ve kept it running. The water level in the basket is just always only a little over half full, unless I run it at 2100.
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    Pump isn’t keeping prime on low speed

    I did some more investigating today. I guess I have an air leak somewhere? Starting the pump it goes into prime mode which runs at 2900 for 5 minutes. I can see a lot of small air bubbles inside, which didn't happen before (there were some, but not like this) After 5 minutes, it drops to...
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    Pump isn’t keeping prime on low speed

    Hi all, My pump has been great all summer and was just bought in April brand new. I’ve had a problem with it since Monday. We had a big wind storm the night before so I am not sure if that is related. My pump basket is running half full. When I first start the system it primes fine, and will...
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    New Owner, Old VERY Neglected Pool

    I had a frustrating, similar experience to you when I bought my house. Wasn't originally thinking about a pool at all and, had no idea how anything worked. In the end, it probably took a month+ of diligence to revive it. I think it hadn't been covered for at least 4 years and had feet worth of...
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    Ascorbic acid cleaning questions

    No. The pool came with the house, and replacing the liner wasn't something we could/can afford right now, and because of it's unknown age I won't risk draining it until I can do that (I'm sure it'll be ruined when I do).
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    ascorbic acid treatment alternative for iron staining!

    The bottles are 1qt each, not a gallon! This is simply a way to skip over the AA part of the treatment. With my liner being an unknown age, I simply can't risk draining the pool until I know I'll be able to replace it. So, this is much easier then typical AA treatment for the time being. I...
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    Cannot Get Chlorine Above 1

    If I am not mistaken, that Bio Active product takes away CYA in your pool by adding ammonia? Or something of that nature? Ammonia will eat through chlorine in an instant. I imagine you might need to follow the procedure to fight ammonia at this stage? I think the way it is supposed to work is...
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    ascorbic acid treatment alternative for iron staining!

    Hi all, First of all i don’t take any credit for this discovery as it’s something I found on these forums while researching my iron issues. Unfortunately i’m having trouble finding the threads I had read as they were years old. I will include them later if I can find them again. So the best...
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    Ascorbic acid cleaning questions

    I just wanted to share my experience with this. I got a pool with my home purchase and I had no idea it had iron until I began to deswamp (probably sat for 3-4 years). Once I started slamming the pool, it turned brown and I had stains everywhere. Like the entire pool was tinted orange which made...
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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    I have a thread (i guess just go on my profile to see the other thread) in the algae section about my bleach usage asking for help. I did have some algae, it was hiding in the seam of my steps. There is no more there and absolutely no where else it could be, i don’t have any other features or...
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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    Hi guys... been a little while! I have come with another question 😝 So I needed to add muratic acid for the first time tonight. My ph is 7.8 and my TA has gotten up to 140. My acid is 31%, so pool math instructed 2 quarts and 3 cups. I’ve never handled the stuff before and let’s just say I...
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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    Ahh well! I ordered the little jet return fountain. I can always remove it and it doesn’t cost very much! Well... if i can manage to get the eyeball out 😂I’m going to have good ol dad have a go at it because he is more experienced with pool equipment then I am. I really hope it helps cool a...
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    Where could algae be hiding?

    Testing has remained extremely consistent, even with no swimmers today it was the same - we did have a brief rain storm and more cloud coverage which i’d had hoped would save some bleach but it didn’t. I check around noon and i’m down to 4, so I add a gallon. I check around 11-12 at night and...