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    Are these two filters interchangeable?

    Well, here's the deal. I was confused because when I looked at my filter housing and it has this model number: Then there is this sticker which tells you the filter number to buy. Except my model number is not on here, so I don't know what to get. I already bought the PA112 which appears...
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    Are these two filters interchangeable?

    The specs look almost identical except small difference in surface area. No, I'm not buying them from Leslie's. Pleatco PA106 Hayward C-4025 SwimClear Replacement Filter Cartridge, Open with Molded Gasket Pleatco PA112 Hayward C-4500 Super Star Clear, SwimClear C-4520, Pentair Purex CF 105...
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    PH high

    Wonderful... I've been storing mine right next to the chlorine in my garage right next to MY CAR.
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    Adjusting PH and TA. What's the proper procedure?

    Latest stats: FC 4.0 PH 8.0 TA 70 CH 250 CYA 35 So my PH is high and my TA is a bit on the low side. Should I adjust TA first, wait a bit and then adjust PH? Or can I adjust both at the same time? Does it matter? Doesn't baking soda neutralize acid? It seems like if you add both at the...
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    Pool circulation

    1) The dry needles and cones tend to float for a good while. I net them out every day. When we get strong winds, sometimes green needles and cones will fall. Those sink right away. 2) That's good to know. I was thinking that I needed the spa drain partially open. This should fix one of my...
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    Pool circulation

    Below is a picture of my pool. Yes, I know it's dirty. The polaris got tangled up and didn't do it's job yesterday. Issue #1 is the way the two half-circles on either end of the pool don't get great circulation. As you can see, I have a lot of pine trees (one that is VERY close to the...
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    Is my CYA low?

    Test results from last night, just before sunset: FC 1.4 CC 0 PH 7.6 Test results from this morning: FC 0.8 CC 0 PH 7.6 So, I lost 0.6 overnight. Does that sound normal?
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    Is my pool suction line clogged?

    Meant to post a while back to say thanks. Better late than never. I found the culprit... https://photos.app.goo.gl/xznF3XrnAUSYB3PL2
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    Is my CYA low?

    I just can't seem to trust my eyes with the Taylor CYA test. Did the dot disappear? No wait, I think I see it... Maybe not... You know what I mean? - - - Updated - - - Great idea. I'll give that a shot.
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    Is my CYA low?

    So, yesterday my FC level was about 2.6ppm. I added about 3/4 gallon of 8.25% bleach (trying to get it up to around 5ppm). About 24 hours later, FC is 0. I typically supplement my bleach with tablets in a floater (in case I forget to test one day). I had 2 tablets in the floater during this...
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    Is my pool suction line clogged?

    Thanks! Dumb question. I looked on amazon for a drain king and they have different sizes. Do you recommend a 1-2" or a 1.5-3"? http://a.co/5AVa2tb
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    Is my pool suction line clogged?

    It all started when I noticed that my spa kept filling up with junk and the skimmer was close to empty. I assume for a pool level spa, it's best to have the water flowing out of the spa to prevent stuff from getting stuck in there. The only way I have been able to get the water flowing out of...
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    What is causing my belly clamp to corrode?

    I don't store any chemicals near the pump filter. I've lived in the house for 1.5 years. Can't speak for what the previous homeowner did.
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    What is causing my belly clamp to corrode?

    The powder coating on my belly clamp is peeling away. Time to buy a new one? What could be causing it to corrode like this? Is this normal wear & tear or something else?
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    High CYA level. I guess I need to do a partial drain?

    Thanks! According to the chart, I should have my FC between 9-11. Currently it is at 1. Think I should SLAM the pool first since I am so far below the recommended min (and have been for some time)? - - - Updated - - - Interesting. I guess it was naive of me to think they had some superior...