Recent content by Xenon

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    Pool Math........The App

    So glad I stumbled upon this. A push notification or email to TFPers might be a good idea once it's live
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    Pentair 2 HP pump (168454)

    I had the PVC water feedline to the filter, break on me a little while back so I shut the power off until I could get all the specific parts and get the lines changed out. Afterwards, I go to turn the power to the pump on and get a loud buzzing sound that I affiliate with a seized motor. I...
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    Crystal clear green water

    Looks great. I know the level of frustration and I bet this is such a relief.
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    CH levels, pitting and black spots

    Is there anything I can do about it? What about the black spots? Here are some closer pictures Side wall Steps The majority of this occurs in the shallowest area of the pool and steps
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    CH levels, pitting and black spots

    First let me start by saying that I inherited this pool and most, if not all of the pitting was there when I got it. But it could have gotten worse in the last couple years. I have some pitting and some etching going on and now they appear to have a black color to them. I assume this is...
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    Do I need a robot?

    I've got the much cheaper version of the polaris (don't remember the model number) and love it. I've never had a vacuum style like you have, but putting it on a timer to run for an hour or so a day makes maintenance a breeze. I have an oak and crepe myrtles around, so plenty of stuff falls into...
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    Strategy/Order to attack algae

    And I can promise you that I haven't added algaecide and have no mineral system at least since July of 2011 since I've owned the house. Then again, I've never tested for copper either, so I guess it could still be in there.
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    Strategy/Order to attack algae

    No idea. He said it could be from debris in the water (which I have some of some my Polaris booster quit) and tried to sell me "metal free" which would reduce it. I thought I'd check here first. FC is down to 8 after a full day of sun. I brushed the pool again for any algae I may have missed...
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    Strategy/Order to attack algae

    Yeah, I panicked a little this morning... Had my pH in the sweet spot yesterday then tested again this morning after maintaining a high FC overnight (and having a blue pool this am) and it the reading was 8.2+ I decided not to add any acid and wait it out until after work today, see if the...
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    Shock Question

    I'm a rookie, but here's what I do: pool-school/shocking_your_pool This will tell you what your shock level is, based on the CYA (Stabilizer) pool-school/chlorine_cya_chart_shock Then go here to really fine tune the details. Setup the size of the pool at the top and your goal at the bottom...
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    Strategy/Order to attack algae

    Hey guys :wave: After weeks of hard rains I guess my water has been diluted to where the SWG was ineffective. (Where does it go?) Got a hint of green a couple days ago, last night I added bleach to FC 15 shock level (40 CYA). This morning's readings on 25k gal plaster FC 11 CYA 40 pH 8.1...
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    DRAINING POOL WITH TROPICAL STORM

    Yes I did. I was at ~2800 before the storm. now I'm around 2200. Think I'm going to bring it up to 3000, 800 ppm requires 160 lbs for a 25k gal pool
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    DRAINING POOL WITH TROPICAL STORM

    The neighbors yard? J/K Now that my pool is clean again and full of fresh water, I need to add 120 lbs of salt. This seems high to me...?
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    DRAINING POOL WITH TROPICAL STORM

    I don't think the filter has a lower drain port, but I will check it out
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    DRAINING POOL WITH TROPICAL STORM

    So I had a SWG failure last week and had to do an emergency shock and unswamp. My pool water level was low and I added roughly 6 inches of water. Turns out now the pool is back to blue and slowly clearing up (thanks TFP) but good-ole TS Lee is putting the hurt on my water level. I'm close to...