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    Anyone Have a Winter Pool Dome - Ameridome or Others?

    @soc4evr - Great tip on the thermal cover! Thanks. Hi all - sorry I never get here anymore...the Portuguese water dog I got 2 years ago literally eats all my free time...don't get a working dog unless you wanna work ;) Hi ho. Also, accepted a new client 2 years back that eats the rest of my...
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    Anyone Have a Winter Pool Dome - Ameridome or Others?

    Starlog dome update winter 2019 brief The dome survived and self-righted after snowpocalypse week ;) I’ve found the best approach is to just wait...if you refrain from interfering, a collapsing/collapsed dome seems to rectify itself. Don’t be tempted to knock snow off the ends...then it will...
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    Anyone Have a Winter Pool Dome - Ameridome or Others?

    If you’re thinking about replacing it anyway, I would go ahead and experiment with storing it in the pool over the winter, under a cover, folded but free-floating, maybe with some guide ropes wrapped around it to manouver it for removal come spring. If the top part freezes bit isn’t under...
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    Anyone Have a Winter Pool Dome - Ameridome or Others?

    ^i like that idea. Go ahead and invent that ;)
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    Anyone Have a Winter Pool Dome - Ameridome or Others?

    Lol. With the baking soda, it’s still a bit messy and takes a bit of time to completely clear too. But I’d be nervous about storing without it...the dome can go away dry but the box has to stay dry too in summer’s humidity. Those desiccant bags are FULL each year by Sept!
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    FAQ: Cheaply Keeping a Pool Hot -- 90F,95F,100F -- How we ran till Jan 11th in Canada

    That’s the model. I know your Canadian Amazon is different, but the one I got had 3 extra sensors packaged with it: Amazon.com : Ambient Weather WS-8482-X3 Wireless 7-Channel Internet Remote Monitoring Weather Station with Three Indoor/Outdoor Temperature Outdoor
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    FAQ: Cheaply Keeping a Pool Hot -- 90F,95F,100F -- How we ran till Jan 11th in Canada

    Hi there...good to see you pop back in! 2700 is right around where I run the heater and I agree that it seems to work just as well - I now have a variable speed pump too ;) I’ll have to check into foam covers...haven’t seen anything like that in these parts! Is it easy to roll? I just got the...
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    Anyone Have a Winter Pool Dome - Ameridome or Others?

    Good morning, dr. Way. A friend of mine who used to build pools thought storing it in water would be ideal but in our case we never found a container that would suit and seal. We use a little plastic mini-shed with two front doors and a roof that lifts up. My friend’s conviction that water is...
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    Sequestrant vs. CYA Bound Chlorine

    Hi Cal. Thought I’d check back in quick though I am largely mia these days ;) For future reference, please avoid unless absolutely necessary when dealing with metals and sequestrant. Same will both possibly precipitate Metal, causing more staining, and simultaneously oxidize all that...
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    New pool next week, whats next?

    Hi human, I’m late getting here butjust wanted to add that if you’re getting .2 as opposed to 2 from your spigot you should be fine on the copper front. I wasn’t confident in your pool store test reporting 4.0 on copper from your tap...that’s virtually impossible even with very old copper...
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    So, plaster for the third time...

    Hi socks. I’m way late to the party here but wanted to let you know that another poster, poolguyinCT, had tried the commercial version of this prefilter with reported success: FillFast Professional Pre-Fill For Swimming Pools - CuLator Metal Eliminator and Stain Preventer If you look around the...
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    Sequestrant vs. CYA Bound Chlorine

    .2-.3 is wholly manageable with mm in my experience! Let us know how it turns out ;)
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    Sequestrant vs. CYA Bound Chlorine

    Let us know how the MM works...I’m optimistic ;) The 1 micron pre filter is to my mind a good idea... I too would have expected your staining to be worse at 4.4 ppm...wondering if test was inaccurate, you had lots of rain to dilute, or if former owner had floccd or otherwise done something to...
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    Sequestrant vs. CYA Bound Chlorine

    Good morning. Water in my city using a very large tanker for 25,000 gallons costs $1,000. Your folks likely did 3 - 6,000 gal trucks...the smaller trucks. Sequestrant Over 5 month’s with a big startup dose at my much lower levels would run around $300 a season for Metal Magic, more if using...
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    Sequestrant vs. CYA Bound Chlorine

    ^Whole house softeners are indicated for the up to 2 ppm range, accdng to my water guy, but water techs generally recommend iron specific treatment at higher levels, depending on iron type.. Examples: manganese greensand filters for high iron loads. Here’s some general info that’s...