Recent content by welbo

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    I’m back in the water business with a new hot tub!

    Thanks for the response @tmm1. I just saw that SmartSpa system. That looks great. Since I already have ozone it makes sense. I shouldn’t need much capacity either. Where did you get yours? How much did you pay? As for the water softener, I’m hoping it doesn’t hurt anything because that’s what...
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    I’m back in the water business with a new hot tub!

    Hey everyone! I missed you. I sold my home a couple years ago and left a TFP maintained pool and hot tub. I’ve just now acquired a used (2015) LPI X-12. The deck is built. Wiring is going in as we speak. Big strong people are on the way to haul all 975lbs off the trailer and onto the spot made...
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    Pool Dust/Debris only when filter on

    I think your logic is right on. I would not assume that "running either filter still causes the debris so it must not be the filter" is completely true though. From what I read, it sounds like the filter is the only likely cause. I can relate my experience with DE and a sand filter to your...
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    Goodbye, to my pool/hot tub

    Good ideas. I think I'll do that. I can only hope. A pool is high on the list of 'wants' for the new place.
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    Goodbye, to my pool/hot tub

    The house is selling and we are hoping the new owners enjoy the pool and hot tub as much as we did. TFP has made things great. I'm wondering if there is a way I can promote TFP to the new owners. Do you have a logo, or something I could print out and leave by the pool/hot tub referring them to TFP?
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    New Intex pump trips GFCI

    Same pump, same setup, same problem. That was my original pump. I ran it for 3 years and had to cut the gfci cord and put a standard cord on it the first year. Toward the end of the third year, the gfci on the wall started popping and would take multiple attempts at reset to get the pump...
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    Down converting from 240 to 120V Marquis Leisure tub from about 2002

    Did you figure this out yet? This panel is very similar to the Balboa in my Jacuzzi. I have had to do a lot of work on it. Lots of problems with the mechanical solenoids. So I am somewhat familiar with it if you still need help. When I zoom into your wiring diagram pic, it gets a little blurry...
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    Will bleach damage my above ground vinyl pool?

    My point is, mine and apparently many others' liners were bleached out completely, by bleach. If the water had had no chlorine in it, the ink would still be there. That's not to say that bleach is the sole source of the "problem". Low quality inks and age likely play a part too. But it is most...
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    Will bleach damage my above ground vinyl pool?

    I'm afraid I have to disagree with one of the most experienced posters on here. I will qualify though. Bleach will "bleach" just about anything at high enough concentrations. The thread below, I started, discusses the causes. Most likely for me is aging and low quality inks. It seems to be...
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    2016 bleach prices

    Verdict is in. Top Job worked out to be 1.4%! 96 oz for $1. So $.74/oz percent. Pass.
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    Liquid chlorine

    There's been another thread ongoing for a bit longer on this topic. Lots of good info in there on bleach prices. http://www.troublefreepool.com/showthread.php/t%3D111189&share_tid=111189&share_fid=4767&share_type=t
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    2016 bleach prices

    Another similar thread started: Liquid chlorine http://www.troublefreepool.com/showthread.php/t%3D125972&share_tid=125972&share_fid=4767&share_type=t
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    Liquid chlorine

    I called my two local pool stores. One sells HASA 12.5% in recyclable containers for $18/case ($4.50/gal). The other sells another brand 10% for $24/case. I also contacted HASA directly through their web form and got a response. It turns out we have one of their manufacturing facilities right...
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    2016 bleach prices

    I wrote HASA through their web contact form because a search showed they have a location in Bryan, TX. It turns out it is a manufacturing location. No retail sales. So they referred me to a couple of pool stores. $4.50/gal in recyclable containers for 12.5% and $6/gal in disposable jugs for 10%...
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    2016 bleach prices

    I'll be able to put the debate to bed soon. I bought 2 jugs just to try out. The dates on the bottles I bought were 222.