Recent content by Texas Splash

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    Old Pool, New to Us

    Welcome to TFP! :wave: Your pool volume estimate might be close. You'll see once you add the projected amount of chemicals per the APP. As for the pool store, they are almost always wrong with testing and advise. But I suspect one thing is correct, and that is if tabs were used...
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    Hello from CT

    Welcome to TFP! :wave: https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/category/pool-school/pool-care-basics/
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    New Pool Owner - Staining

    Hummmm, if you still think they are organic, you can try to rub a chlorine tablet on them. Don't let teh tab just sit in one spot though.
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    Adding a new hose bib from an existing bib

    The best spigot is a free spigot. :)
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    Texas Freeze Effects on New Inground Pool

    Everything is packed pretty tight on that pad. Not much room for work. No bypass either. Using the owners manual and with power off, someone is going to need to remove a panel or two and look in that heater to see where the leak is coming from and if it's something simple. If it's cracked...
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    Texas Freeze Effects on New Inground Pool

    I doubt it. Depends on how everything is plumbed. You can post a pic of your pad if you like. But there's no mistaking a bypass. Look at the pipe going into your heater. Is there just one pipe? No alternate (bypass) route? Not all builders install them.
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    Texas Freeze Effects on New Inground Pool

    Water moving with the small drip at the filter is not a big issue. You should have time for that repair. The heater is a little more delicate, and it would be good to find out where the leak is and how bad. If you don't have a bypass heater line and confirm a new heater (or internal element) is...
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    Cracked heater manifold

    Heater owners would confirm, but I would say less chance of scale (or corrosion to heater core) if chemistry was off (high or low). Otherwise, having water go through the heater helps to keep algae at bay unless the heater is drained well during the summer.
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    Adding a new hose bib from an existing bib

    That's interesting. Well, from the spigot to the start of the PVC line you could just run a hose with the appropriate male/female adapter to mate the hoe to the new PVC line where it begins. Easy stuff there. On the other end, that hose would easily connect to a 2-way splitter at the wall...
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    Texas Freeze Effects on New Inground Pool

    Hello and welcome to TFP! :wave: As you can expect, your issues are common this year following the winter storm, especially for new pool owners who didn't know to drain all water from equipment. For the filter, look closely underneath to see if it's just the drain plug/cover, or if the vessel...
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    Cracked heater manifold

    I would start preparing to bypass so you can run your pool. Pool supplies are really getting backed-up after the massive winter storms.
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    Adding a new hose bib from an existing bib

    Really more than one way to make it work. Someone could remove the original spigot, bring it out a bit, and connect a T-fitting. Not sure if the line is copper or a PEX fitting, but that's one option is to work with so that you could connect either a "T" or splitter to that point. I use...
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    Adding a new hose bib from an existing bib

    The pics are confusing me a little. :scratch: Pic #2 shows a line coming up out of the concrete, so I’m guessing that’s the same spot as Pic #1 with the patio poured right? Pic #4 seems different than the others. Is that a separate line because I don’t see the large window there like in Pic...
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    Equipment Advice Please?

    Taking care of water chemistry is very easy as long as you have the proper test kit - either a TF-100 (my Favorite) or Taylor K-2006C. Just make sure you have one of those before water goes in so you can stay on it. Lots of folks here available to help coach you with any chemistry or equipment...
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    Hello From DFW!

    Good luck on your build. Welcome! :swim: