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    Brand new Pentair CCP420 spitting crud back in pool

    Hi, had a brand new Pentair cartridge filter ccp420 installed yesterday with all new pvc piping. I am also in the middle of clearing up an algae issue. Water is getting clearer. Today when I turned pump on again (it auto shuts off at 6am) I noticed it spewing green dirt out of the side holes. I...
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    Not seeing a chart on how much to put in to do various things??

    All I can do is look at my test strip results. If CYA means Stabilizer then it seems to not even register. The beginning color of test strips is Low/0 and that is a washed out orangey/tan color, and mine comes out a bright yellow. Yellow isn't even on the color chart. (purple is the very high...
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    Not seeing a chart on how much to put in to do various things??

    No, I do not have an expensive test kit. This is all I have to work with right now. No the water was not being tested.
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    Not seeing a chart on how much to put in to do various things??

    raise the pH and TA. after my digits are in, it states add 1401 oz of soda ash. thats with pH of 4 and TA of 30. I know my water is WAY out of kilter. I bought some a&h super washing soda.
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    Not seeing a chart on how much to put in to do various things??

    it says to put in 84 lbs of soda ash which sounds heavily inflated. I'm assuming Borate is the Total chlorine/Bromine reading, and CYA equals Stabilizer reading?? Is CH asking for the water hardness reading? If not, I do not see that it is asking for that. thx
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    Not seeing a chart on how much to put in to do various things??

    when I do a search i only get forums and not articles. I need to know how much soda ash to put in to raise ph and TA. I have read some of the chemical articles and i do not see anything about how much to put in or how to disperse. thx
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    How do I use ph up crystals? dissolve or pour in pool as is. No instructions.

    I see the higher end test kits don't test for chlorine oto. do i need that? I can get the Taylor K2006 for half the price of the K2006-c. is that ok?
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    How do I use ph up crystals? dissolve or pour in pool as is. No instructions.

    ok. I know you all will laugh but i am using test strips. This is all i have to go on for now. Nobody has put anything into this pool except large amounts of chlorine so all levels are off. I'm trying to get it back on track as it is cloudy and shows some fine hairs of algae clinging to the...
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    How do I use ph up crystals? dissolve or pour in pool as is. No instructions.

    Hi, ur site says to use borax or soda ash to raise ph. Isn't muriatic acid to lower ph?
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    How do I use ph up crystals? dissolve or pour in pool as is. No instructions.

    hi, bought ph up and all it says is to 'broadcast'. Does that mean i just spread the crystals evenly around the edge of pool, or do i dissolve it first in bucket of water? my ph is really low. thx
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    Thinking of replacing with a Hayward S210T sand filter to go with my 1hp motor. Good thing?

    So i am only looking at how large the tank is? what about flow rate, is it compatible with a 1hp etc.? Please explain it to me. thx
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    Thinking of replacing with a Hayward S210T sand filter to go with my 1hp motor. Good thing?

    hi, giving up on my old american sandpiper 24" sand filter from the 70's. It's hard to find parts, and the pvc plumbing needs to be replaced anyway. Mine has side mount multiport valve. Decided to replace it, but not sure what size/model to get? I have a Waterco SupaTuf 1hp motor. My current...
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    Recirculate returns nothing to pool; Help!

    Maybe I'll just scrap the whole plan and buy a new filter. Have someone install it with new pvc. They could explain to me what all the faucets, etc. are for too. Water still needs to be treated now though.
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    Recirculate returns nothing to pool; Help!

    Good question. Guess i was mistaken. I just tried auxiliary and noticed it does come out of the blue former whip holes. Guess I confused it with nothing ever coming out of the 3 eyeballs. It is trying to recirculate. I also noticed some leaks in the pvc with this setting on. it swirls above the...
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    Recirculate returns nothing to pool; Help!

    ok, but can I do this by just removing my pool cleaner, set it on 'filter/vac to pool', and add whats necessary since auxilliary circulation doesn't return anything to pool right now?
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    Recirculate returns nothing to pool; Help!

    thanks. so you are saying i can just remove my pool cleaner, leave it on 'filter/vac to pool', and add my chemicals? (ph up, shock, algeacide) If that works for now, then great. This Arizona sun is making a mess of the pool. However, I will need the 'recirculate' to work eventually.
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    Recirculate returns nothing to pool; Help!

    oh, must be multiport valve. my stickers are worn off, but here is a brand new one.
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    Recirculate returns nothing to pool; Help!

    Hi, i have an old 1974 Sylvan plaster pool with a 24" American sandpiper sand filter, and a newer waterco 1hp pump. I have one 'main drain' in deep end of diving pool. about 22k gallons i think. I have an Americana pac fab multiport valve. It has limited settings. It doesn't have 'recirculate'...