Recent content by UKjames

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    Vinyl Pool Top Edge Detaching 2

    Moderator comment - Moved from this post: Vinyl Pool Top Edge Detaching Sorry to thread hijack but I have this problem too. My pool is a concrete shell but @jimmythegreek is the cause (and fix) likely to be the same? If so where are the screws?
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    Weird surge from a return?

    Could it just be the way the water turbulence is changing over time? I don’t get what you have but I do get little whirlpools appearing and then disappearing. Have you put your hand in front of the jet and noticed a change?
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    Pentair Mastertemp 400

    Have you Checked the gas supply?
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    Mud leaking into pool at top seam between pool shell and deck

    Could you fill the gap with a bathroom silicone? I hasten to add I have no experience of this but have a similar problem where there is a gap between my liner and tiles that the ants seem to use to build nests in. And have wondered about using Silicone as a solution.
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    Master temp 125

    Yes it seems to work without errors when I first set it. good shout for the pump. I did make that mistake once before Leaving the timer set and boiled the water in the heater when the pump stopped, so now I put the pump on manual when I’m running the heater. So if the pool is 77 say, I set...
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    Pool vac

    Thanks Maddie. A bit like a Kreepy Krawlie too. Seems to be normal that they go thud thud thud. Thanks.
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    Speed of chlorine consumption

    Yes Sort of. It has a Perspex covering. Which is a bit like a green house.
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    Speed of chlorine consumption

    Does ph impact the speed at which FCl degrades over the longer term? my ph was running around 8 And I seemed to be using about 0.6 FCl per 24 hrs. I reduced the ph to around 7.5 and consumption seemed to drop a fair bit to half to three quarters of that. Now the ph has crept back Up to 8 The...
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    does anyone actually LIKE doing a manual vacuum of their pool....

    Brushing? What’s that needed for in a pool with out an algae problem?
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    does anyone actually LIKE doing a manual vacuum of their pool....

    Loving the relaxed attitude on the other side of the pond! I find vacuuming bit of a chore... - remove solar cover -fill vac hose with water, -turn off skimmer, connect vac -turn on skinner and sump off -do the deed, grumble about the Few bits that are too heavy to vac - reverse for the valves...
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    Pool vac

    I have one of these which I think is some sort of auto vac? I inherited it but never used it. I tried it today and it makes a clicking sound- is that normal? I have a vinyl pool - it looks all fairly soft and rubber but Is it likely to damage the liner
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    Master temp 125

    Thanks - I’ve only got a heater unit. I haven’t got a remote so the only controls I have access to are the little panel on the heater itself.
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    Master temp 125

    My heater a master temp bc 125 seems to switch off before reaching temperature. So if I set it to 84 say it tends to switch off at 82. It doesn’t always do it, sometimes it will heat to temp set. Pump timer Is off so not being caused by pump switching off. Any suggestions?
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    Chlorine and ph

    Thanks Chris, I used both a colour scale and also a lovibond photometer and I think both look to give similar results. I’m very confused by what’s going on though as I added another dose of hydrochloric acid 32 pct that I thought would give me a drop in ph of about 0.1 but seems to have gone...
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    Chlorine and ph

    So I thought I had things under control.. I thought that I’d try and bring my slightly high but stable 7.9ish PH down a notch to be 7.7-7.8. So I added some hydrochloric acid 32pct. initially the ph dropped but now it’s climbed to 8.1. TA was 180 pre acid. Now 160. What am I doing wrong - is...