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    Let me see your low voltage setup!

    I'm looking to go 100% solar (for lighting), this year. Lots of solar is available on Amazon.
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    Air bubble in pump lid normal?

    The hose method works great. In my case my leak was a kinked gasket ring where the pump basket attaches to the pvc line.
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    my pool loses alot of water over the winter

    A hole in your cover will make it seem like you are losing water, if you are continually pumping it out.
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    Warning About Walmart Liquid Chlorine

    Careful about chlorine, it will rust metal badly. Even if sealed properly.
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    Warning About Walmart Liquid Chlorine

    Man I don't know how people deal with that aspect of the BBB method. I find it way more convenient to buy tubs of 12.5 % Chlorine (unstabilized) from a pool store. I find Borax is even harder to find at walmart.
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    Winter and the TF-100

    Results: fc 1.5 cc 0.0 TA 150 ch100 CYA 0.0
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    New York Times article on chlorine safety

    :p Another scam artist with a product to sell. NYTimes isn't worthy enough to line a bird cage.
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    Convince me a robot is better...

    Wait... a navigator isn't a robot?
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    Major leak need help possible return

    Leak is almost certain at one of those return lines. You can buy some leak detecting ink and injector on Amazon or a pool store, and put some yourself near that return. If the leak is deep within the return you may be doing some digging.
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    Winter and the TF-100

    Thanks! I will go for the refill and the stirrer as I make a darn mess trying to shake the bottles.
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    Winter and the TF-100

    Hello, I tested with the TF-100 and received what I thought were some pretty bizarre results (like TA being 440?). I had my kit outside in a shed for several harsh winters over the years. Is it possible that the kit was ruined by freezing temperatures? Anyway, I think I will just go ahead and...
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    Motor starting to I in trouble?

    Maybe it just doesn't know the words?
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    voltage reading 3.2 to 3.5 all around the pool

    There was a guy on this forum, I think he was an electrician/pool installer, who claimed that this was occasionally caused by a naturally occurring electrical field in the earth. Said he measured a case he couldn't figure out in the power outage in 2003, right in the affected area (here in the...
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    Laptop to use by the pool

    I would probably buy a Chromebook. My Thinkpads though are indestructible. Macs are ok.
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    Dead algae

    Personally, we had a pool robot, a Haywood Navigator. The thing vacuums all day and all night if you want it to.
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    Spreading the Good Word...About TFP

    I always refer people to this site on the Reddit pool forum or IRL.
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    Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 Filter Explosion

    People have actually died from this. Believe it or not.
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    Why so much hate on pool store's water test?

    Re: Why so much hate on pool store's water test? Well anyway thank you TBF for your help!
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    Cover- always off, and where to put it when not in use

    Careful about storing it outside, i had mice chew through mine.
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    My project pool in FL that needs a lot of work.

    A $30 cover pump works faster than you might think.
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    the rain killed our pump

    Pumps come with computers now? Yikes!
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    Dealing with constant surface debris

    Buy one of those pole saws and make sure you keep the area around the pool as neat and trimmed as possible.
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    This weekend I got the filter set up, put together and tested. Replaced the top canister air relief valve.
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    New Pool Pump - Electrical problems

    Sounds like a ground fault.
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    Stripped drain plug on pool pump housing

    I've been looking for an excuse to buy a tap and die set, would retapping really work? It wouldn't make the hole too big?
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    Stripped drain plug on pool pump housing

    I think if anyone is reading this for the future: hand tighten these plastic drain plugs only! Do not use any tools!
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    Stripped drain plug on pool pump housing

    This is what I'm leaning towards I think. I don't know why I messed with these stupid drain plugs in the first place. Wanted to get the water out I guess. I don't need to use them.
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    Stripped drain plug on pool pump housing

    So yeah, I did this. I guess it's actually on the pool pump basket itself, not really the housing. Anyone successfully fix this? Because another PP housing is like $250 and I've already bought it once before.
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    Brand New Pool Owner - Small bubbles in filter return - Need help!

    Welp, I Had slight bubbling too, both in returns and in pump basket. Plus the pump was continually losing prime overnight. I took a hose and ran it over each possible leak point on the suction side of the filter that was above ground. When I held my hose over the ball valve, the bubbling...
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    Brand New Pool Owner - Small bubbles in filter return - Need help!

    Are there bubbles in the clear pump basket viewer?