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    Bugs...

    McLovitz! I just posted a similar thread and was doing research and find you are having what looks like the same problem! Maybe our builder planted these to continue to harass us lol! I haven't found a solid remedy yet....are you brushing the pool regularly or do you rely on the robot? I...
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    Bugs!

    Looks like there are more now. I think these are called springtails. It’s a buffet for the spiders! Any thoughts?
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    Bugs!

    Thanks yes I can deal with the bugs just wanted to make sure I didn't have a bigger, underlying issue. I think I need to brush the corners more frequently b/c that's where the activity seems to be and that's the one area the pool robot isn't hitting.
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    South Jersey Fiberglass Install

    I would recommend LP for sure, just spent all weekend in the pool and loved every minute of it. I see you sent me a private conversation so I'll address the rest of your questions there.
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    Bugs!

    First season with my pool and I gotta admit I didn’t realize there would be this many bugs! I use the recommended test kit and keep my levels within spec. Do I take my water to a pool store to test for phosphates or is this just part of the pool maintenance routine? I took care of a couple of...
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    Hayward VS950 Omni Pump - o-ring

    Update - yes @rcerf you are correct you only need one o-ring. Here's a real newb question - should there be any air in the pump? It primes itself at startup and usually fills up to about the top of the pump basket with water, maybe a little more, but it's not filled 100% with water in the...
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    Techo-bloc Aberdeen Patio

    I used Aberdeen rock garden brown and did their Piedmonte coping in same color. We like how the RGB color is more of a gray than a brown so you have to be aware of that when deciding. We did not put any seal on ours, just completed install about a month ago.
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    New Heater Smell

    Thanks for the reassurance. Didn’t want to make the news today with a blown up house!
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    New Heater Smell

    New pool, wanted to test out heater for first time tonight and noticed a smell. It wasn’t gas. I recently replaced my house furnace and the hvac guy warned me there would be a smell for a day or two for “burn in”. I figure that’s all this is however nobody warned me about this for the pool...
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    Hayward VS950 Omni Pump - o-ring

    uh oh - if that's the case then it sounds like I have a leak. The confusing part in the manual is that diagram shows an o-ring sitting on top of the basket (part #2). I have one on order and will get it here to see if it fits on or not. The strange part about these bubbles is I've been...
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    New fiberglass pool - TFP vs. manufacturer levels

    glad to stumble on this thread. I was just dialing in my pool chemistry as well and noticed my manufacturer warranty packet and the difference between their recommendations vs TFP. This will be the first season so I'll shoot for the manufacturer recommendations and be happy when the numbers...
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    New user first opening of pool

    Nope didn’t drain the pool. It’s my first time doing these tests so maybe some user error. Thanks for the feedback, I’ll go at this gradually so I don’t overshoot.
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    New user first opening of pool

    That makes sense. I’ll focus on CH first on a gradual basis. Thank you!
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    New user first opening of pool

    Thanks for the feedback, sounds like a plan!
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    New user first opening of pool

    Ok here are my latest results from today: FC - 9.0 CC - 0.5 pH - 7.2 TA - 70 (this seems to be fluctuating slightly from test to test. Could be user error) CH - 200 (this was holding steady at 175 for a couple days and now it's 200. Could be user error again) CYA - 20 (this was 0, I brought...