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    Leaks detected, big bill ahead :(

    Pool putty around the skimmer face works well for those leaks. It costs 16 bucks on Amazon. That's where I have had leaks in the past after having someone come out and trouble shoot. It seems to last a couple of years in those spots and then I scrape it and re-apply. Might want to save for the...
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    Let's play "Where's my leak?"

    Have a non-vinyl pool but my leaks have been around the skimmer plate. Buy some red die for detecting leaks in put a few drops in without the pumps on around the skimmer plate. A liner leak probably tougher to solve. I didn't see the earlier posts when I posted this originally . I did have my...
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    Pool Cover Cost?

    Get ready for sticker shock. I bought online to replace one your size and a loop loc III was $2500 and already had the anchors installed from the previous cover. Buy from a pool company distributor probably add another $1K.
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    Whirlpool Tub Cleaning/Sanitize

    I just put some liquid chlorine in my indoor tub once in awhile and let the jets run.
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    Unlimited (sort of) Ice

    I need a filter to get rid of the Fluoride that the gov dumps in our water supply for mixed drinks. Nasty stuff, worked in research labs with fluorine gas for Excimer lasers. Any ideas for a filter for my Thermador fridge ice maker? Looked all over but doesn't look like you can get rid of it...
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    Loop LOC Ultra-III Cover Replacement

    Hello All, We need to replace are old 15 year old Loop Loc cover solid cover with center window drain. What's the verdic on this new Loop Loc cover Ultra-III cover? We need the solid cover with drains because we have a wading pool with spill over that can't use the mesh otherwise it...
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    Please help! Chlorine will not go down

    The speed stir is a must also in my opinion for the testing. Get the Tf100 and the stir you are set to do all the testing yourself and not reli on pool store testing
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    Spa water smells a little...funky...

    Not sure what the issue is but I program my spa's jets, blower and the spa to go on once a day to circulate chlorine thru all the pipes. I run in spa mode for 15 minutes, spa jets for 5 minutes and floor blower for one minute. May have stale water in the pipes is one thought.
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    Please help! Chlorine will not go down

    Forgot to mention you probably should invest in a TF100 test kit that can measure the Chlorine levels accurately at high levels.
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    Please help! Chlorine will not go down

    You can swim up to shock level and with a CYA of 60 it is 24 ppm. I wouldn't worry about it and let the sun bring it down.
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    What's your favorite pool gadget?

    Auto cover and my polaris 280. I havn't vacuumed my pool in 9 years..trouble free for sure.
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    Raypak display screen sometimes blank

    Those boards are expensive use to be around 300-400 bucks.
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    Please help- very high chlorine

    The sun should burn it off pretty fast. It's been raining here constantly the last month so not much sun. My pool was 63 degrees this morning and I just started to try to heat it up a little for the weekend. The second I opened the auto cover the maple tree's started to dump the helicopter seeds...
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    Where should I store my chlorine tablets that are in a closed bucket?

    I have a bucket outside in the shade under the roof eves for three years now. I use them in the spring to bring up the CYA and when we go on vacation.
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    Help! Question re: Coverstar Automatic Cover

    Really need the pit for the cover installed at the same time you build your pool. I think ours was about $10.5k but that was 15 years ago. We replaced our Coverstar cover for about 1/3 of the price with a Automatic Pool Cover Inc. cover. They also sell complete systems. May want to check the...