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    Pool guy ruined summer

    FYI, this looks exactly like a Splash Super Pool. The straps, skimmer, and other fittings appear identical to my 21' x 41' version. See ::SPLASH SUPERPOOLS::. I purchased mine used, but from what I understand you can purchase this entire pool complete (liner, supports, plumbing, pump, filter...
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    Pool math app?

    I thought I remember something about Jason selling the original pool calculator to PSI Flow. If you look at Pool Calculator you can see that they own it, refer to TroubleFreePool, and also provide apps for both Android and Apple...
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    Dolphin's new "S series"

    From what I can tell, the S200, S300, and S300i all use the same filter basket, but ship with different filters installed. The S300i ships with pleated cartridge filters and an inner net filter. The S300 ships with fine mesh filters and (according the the box and website) is also supposed to...
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    Dolphin's new "S series"

    I recently purchased the S300. The pool store I purchased it from had access to the "S" line but nothing else. On the other hand, the local Leslie's had access to the rest of the Maytronics line but did not have access to the "S" line. Seems like Maytronics is controlling who is allowed to...
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    11-year-old North Carolina girl electrocuted while swimming

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/17/11-year-old-north-carolina-girl-electrocuted-while-swimming-in-pool/ Interesting how the girls in the water were fine until they tried to get out. It sure seems like the ladder should be at the same potential as the water - it's IN it.
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    Backyard build in Central Texas, POOL IS UP!!!

    I can't either. I think they may have gotten lost with the most recent server upgrade. The newer pictures later in the thread seem fine.
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    Best solution for the main drain problem

    I find that the main drains are helpful in the fall and spring when the water level is below the skimmer. Without the main drains I wouldn't have any way to circulate the water when the water level is low. During normal operation I don't normally use them because I want to skim what is on the...
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    Pool Rover, Pool Rover would the right one come over?

    I can't fathom how any of these units without brushes could possibly damage an AG pool. The wheels are not driven (the units are propelled by water out of the exhaust on top) and there aren't any brushes. It's nothing more than a free rolling vacuum cleaner. Frankly, I don't see the big deal...
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    Pool Rover, Pool Rover would the right one come over?

    I've been struggling with the same kind of questions. Initially I was trying to find information on the "Aquabot Industrial" line of cleaners (seen at a local pool store.) I followed the web address on the brochure to the Aquaproducts website, but there was nothing anywhere talking about this...
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    Which SWG???

    I see CircuPool does have a bit of a comparison chart. Obviously, I would expect it to be biased. http://www.circupool.com/compare-chlorine-generator-systems.php#cost
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    Which SWG???

    Is there a comparison chart out there anywhere? A quick search seems to turn up a lot of manufacturers that don't get much mention here (CircuPool, CompuPool, Resilience, Nexa, Intermatic, SGS, etc.) It would be nice to seem something that listed all the manufacturers, models, initial cost...
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    how much 0870 powder

    I did some testing awhile back. I did 13 tests in a row using brand new chemicals. 11 of the tests were done with a 25ml sample and 2 of the tests were done with a 50ml sample. (For the 50ml tests, I doubled the powder, and counted each drop as 0.1ppm.) I did find that using two heaping...
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    acid and base tests

    Dave's Kit Pros: - The service and support is very good. - Shipping is quite fast Taylor Kit Pros: - Bottles and caps are color coded - Light sensitive reagents are in dark (light blocking) bottles (R-871) - Moisture sensitive reagents are in moisture absorbing containers (DPD Powder)
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    Bees and yellow jackets!!!

    What about using a handheld mirror (like one would use to do their hair)?
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    Any Pool Calculator feature requests for spring 2009?

    Jason, I use this daily and really like it. Thank you for all the work you've put into it. Here are a couple of things I've noticed. 1.) Using Google's Chrome browser on Windows XP, if I hit 'enter' after typing in a value (I think the ph or fc), the fields all reset to their default...
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    My BC_2_CC Photo-Diary

    I love the neat line of bleach bottles around the pool! :-D
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    Intex newbie, iron bacteria in well water

    I'm pretty sure you want to remove as much of the iron as possible before adding the chlorine, but without any CYA in the water, the chlorine will probably burn off in a day or two at most. The first year I had an Intex I had the same issue, but the orange showed up the day after filling...
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    I/G Light in A/G Pool

    I went ahead and installed the Hayward Elite light. It seems to do an ok job. I actally like how it looks from a distance. Since my liner is blue the pool gives off a nice blue glow. I'll try to take some pictures of it sometime. With electrical inspection coming up I decided I didn't want...
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    I/G Light in A/G Pool

    Has anyone out there installed an in-ground light in an above-ground pool? It looks like the niches designed for I/G vinyl pools would probably work on an A/G pool. I'd really like something brighter than the typical A/G lights, and I'd like a more professional looking flush mount. I'm...
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    Effect of Temperature on Calcium Hardness Reading

    With the amount of variation I'm seeing, I'm concerned that I may not be getting an accurate (or even close) reading unless I bring the water closer to a optimal temperature. Tonight when I get home I'll do some more testing. I'll test for everything, not just CH, at multiple temperatures...
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    Effect of Temperature on Calcium Hardness Reading

    Hi all. I was doing some testing of my tap water tonight, and noticed some strange behavior. Here are my results (I was only testing CH - looking to get a new water softener): Test 1 - Cold Water (60 degrees) - 380 ppm Test 2 - Hot water (120 degrees) - 150 ppm Test 3 - Cold water heated in...
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    Shock Therapy Free With Pool.....OUCH!!!

    Here are a couple of articles I've come across that do are really good job of discussing electrical isues for pools as well as stray voltage issues. FWIW. http://www.mikeholt.com/files/PDF/Pooldownload.pdf http://www.mikeholt.com/technical.php?id=strayvoltage/technicalstrayvoltagenewslettersmenu
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    I hate my vac head

    Sorry for the delay in answering. It seems like I don't think about the pool much when I'm waking up to frost on the car! To answer your question, I was able to get a genuine Blue Devil vac head from Valtera. They are the manufacturer (or maybe the exclusive importer) for them. I see the...
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    CYA Testing

    You could always get a calibrated solution from Taylor and adjust your test procedure until your results match what the solution actually is.
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    Using water softener to reduce CH?

    Keep in mind too that chlorine will destroy the resin in a standard ion exchange water softener. There are other resins one can use that are more resistant, but this is still only for very low levels of chlorine. The low levels of chlorine in city water will typically destroy the resin in a...
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    I need Filter cleaning Help!

    First, it's not that you can't backwash the filter, its just that you will lose any CYA you have added to the skimmer that hasn't dissolved yet. If you are trying to clean up a dirty pool, and the pressure rise of the filter indicates it needs to be backwashed, I would tend to think that this...
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    SWG PH neutral?

    A little off topic, but is this a problem? Will they get filtered out, or should one consider water replacement every so often?
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    How to run the CH test

    I was having trouble finding these on their website. I called and here are the part numbers if anyone is interested: R-7062-E Buffer Solution pH - 7.6 (16oz)[/*:m:fgn99ffj] R-7063-E Hardness Standard - 200ppm (16oz)[/*:m:fgn99ffj] R-7064-E Alkalinity Standard - 100 ppm (16oz)[/*:m:fgn99ffj]...
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    150lb Hayward Sand filter w/a 1.5HP motor overkill

    No. Adding another return will LOWER the resistance to flow. It's the same as increasing the pipe and return nozzle size. The volume and speed of the water coming out of the return will be reduced since now its split between two returns. I would expect to see the pressure gauge on your...
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    CYA from 60 to 0 ppm

    Here is a quote from a patent filing in 1996: "The present invention provides for substantially complete degradation of s-triazine compounds, preferably chlorinated s-triazine compounds, and more preferably atrazine. The initial concentrations of the s-triazine compound can range from trace...