Recent content by Sunnydaze

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    Increased filter pressure after adding acid?

    How long after adding the acid does pressure go up and by how much? Does it resolve on its own or you have to backwash? My guess is it's just a coincidence. I don't see how acid could do anything to plug the filter up.
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    Phosphates Will Kill Your Chlorine????

    All CYA must not be created equal. I can put 2 pounds in a sock and it will be gone within an hour if i squeeze it every 15-20 minutes. Perhaps warmer water helps.
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    Muriatic Acid --- Out of Stock?????

    Looks like he's on the east side. About 2500 miles east 😁 Edit: now i see you were replying to the post above yours and not the OP. There goes my joke.
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    Adding significant amounts of CYA?

    8 pounds is 44ppm of cya in your pool in 2 months. There's no way it's degrading that fast. I am in AZ with water temps around 90-91 and i lose about 10ppm per month. 44ppm lost in 2 months points to a leak or lots of dilution from rain. I'm assuming it's not from bacteria if you've kept FC at...
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    High CYA safe for trees?

    That does look like the sewer cleanout that should be used. It just looks look someone put a rubber cap and a hose clamp on it instead of the screw lid. Take off the hose clamp and cap and see if it's just a hollow sewer tube. If so, that's the cleanout. Though I've never seen a cleanout that...
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    High CYA safe for trees?

    In theory, yes. In practice, your sink will have much smaller diameter plumbing meaning it won't drain very fast. I would guess any pump you use will pump more water than the sink can handle and it will overflow.
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    Featured Lots of suspended particles in the water

    Your signature indicates you have a recommended test kit. Which kit do you have? Both the tf100 or 2006 kit will test up to 50ppm of chlorine. With a cya of 70, your free chlorine needs to be 28ppm to SLAM. Please read
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    Featured Lots of suspended particles in the water

    You need to clean your filters now. That product claims to be an enzyme with a phosphate remover. A properly "balanced" pool doesn't prevent particles in the water. The filter has to remove them and can only do so much.
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    FC measurement under CYA

    It measures both free chlorine and chlorine bound to cya. The combined chlorine test will measure chloramines which is chlorine being "used up" by organics.
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    Featured Lots of suspended particles in the water

    If a skimmer net catches smaller particles than a filter, then the filter is not working properly.
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    Featured Lots of suspended particles in the water

    You can run the pump longer and/or at higher speeds and see if that gets you the clarity you're looking for...but as mentioned, you can't make it perfectly clear with no particles like distilled water.
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    Dirt coming out of the returns

    Thanks. Mine has a tube that comes up and has a filter at the top. And it is in place.
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    Dirt coming out of the returns

    The only thing i can think of is that when releasing the airlock, the cartridges separate from the manifold on the bottom and dirt gets sucked into the return lines then when i turn the pump back on, the dirt is then blown out into the pool. But I don't know how to fix it because everything...
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    Dirt coming out of the returns

    I updated it. Hayward C7020. It uses 8 large cartridges. I'm not sure what you mean regarding screen. There is a manifold on top of the filters which plugs the top 4 openings in the cartridges and that is in place.
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    Dirt coming out of the returns

    I'm following up because this issue persists. I definitely have no algae and have done a few oclt since my original posts. I have no issues with the dirt until i have to release the air from my filter and take the lid off to empty the pump basket. I don't have to empty it often. Only every...