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  1. frustratedpoolmom

    Salt consumption

    I haven't had to add any salt to my salt-clients since initial spring balance, and that was with record rain levels around here this year. You're right... we used to have a saying around here like a decade ago. '90% of the people in the industry don't know anything about pool chemistry. The...
  2. frustratedpoolmom

    Suggestions?

    10% bleach in a pump sprayer did the trick.
  3. frustratedpoolmom

    Suggestions?

    Any ideas to make this look better, that doesn't involve a pressure washer?
  4. frustratedpoolmom

    Half of pool jets not working

    If you have an automated valve there is a little button at the bottom of it that may have been accidentally switched so it's not in auto mode....
  5. frustratedpoolmom

    Suddenly... bird poop!

    Not for me. I've seen rubber snakes work.
  6. frustratedpoolmom

    New Member who is just starting to learn how to maintain my own pool

    You are adding chlorine every day, right?
  7. frustratedpoolmom

    Dead pump, How long before..

    The pump from amazon should have the same warranty. Save the money ;)
  8. frustratedpoolmom

    Pressure not changing

    No not normal. Also how old are they? What is your end of season cleaning regimen?
  9. frustratedpoolmom

    New Pump- Best Brand??

    That pump is fine... poor circulation can be attributed to a number of things... higher rate of circulation doesn't always equal better. Did you have suction issues when vacuuming? Was your eyeball return pointed correctly, were you backwashing accordingly, etc. Just a few things. I don't...
  10. frustratedpoolmom

    Suddenly... bird poop!

    It lasts about 4 weeks generally. Mine has ended, so you must be later in the season. For me its mid May to mid June but we had an early (and lousy) spring.
  11. frustratedpoolmom

    Black algae species

    This is a Deep End conversation.
  12. frustratedpoolmom

    Suddenly... bird poop!

    Its too late now, the dive-bombing ends when the babies leave the nest. They love the arborvitaes. I would suggest that next year, you be proactive and prevent them from nesting there... easier said than done. I've given up. LOL All you can do is keep your chlorine level in range and brush...
  13. frustratedpoolmom

    Introduction

    Welcome Larry!
  14. frustratedpoolmom

    Suddenly... bird poop!

    Sounds like you have a nest of Grackles. They take the poop of their young and drop it on the side of my pool EVERY YEAR. Its disgusting. They are literally like dive bombing airplanes, and they know what they are aiming for. Its bizarre.
  15. frustratedpoolmom

    Does water clarifier make you CYA level go down? How to add DE to a sand filter without a skimmer?

    There is no connection between a decrease in CYA and clarifier. Your issues can be completely corrected by maintaining proper chlorine levels, adding DE will not fix this dilemma and honestly your focus should be diligently maintaining your chlorine level.
  16. frustratedpoolmom

    Midwest fun

    Worst season in my pool business in 10 summers :(
  17. frustratedpoolmom

    New Member and need pump priming help!

    Do you have a check valve between the skimmers and the intake to the pump basket?
  18. frustratedpoolmom

    Pool cover help needed........

    I think the OP is talking about something like this: (at least that's what I was picturing)...
  19. frustratedpoolmom

    Hair highlights turned green by chlorine??

    I'm old enough to remember. HATED it. lol
  20. frustratedpoolmom

    Hair highlights turned green by chlorine??

    Oooh I dunno... I remember an old post by "Waterbear" about testing for metals involving vitamin C... it made copper turn blackish/darker. I'd be worried about that. Somewhere there is an old thread about a homemade recipe he shared that corrected the issue.
  21. frustratedpoolmom

    Pool cover help needed........

    Try one of these...
  22. frustratedpoolmom

    Easy Touch issues?

    Thank you very much!
  23. frustratedpoolmom

    Hair highlights turned green by chlorine??

    Nexxus used to make an "aloe rid" shampoo that worked great, but I'm having trouble finding it. There are similar products on the market though that will work.
  24. frustratedpoolmom

    Easy Touch issues?

    So I have a client with a IC40, new installed last August. Was working at opening but now reading low salt. Easy Touch says salt is 2450 when I confirmed via new Taylor salt test its 3200. Second issue is Easy Touch says water is 87 degrees and no demand for heater. The water is 76. Heater...
  25. frustratedpoolmom

    OK to remove cleaner's filter permanently?

    I can honestly in 9 years of servicing hundreds of pools I've never seen that before. I'm not even sure what it is.
  26. frustratedpoolmom

    Small rust hole

    ugh, good luck!
  27. frustratedpoolmom

    Small rust hole

    It doesn't at all, I would too! Might be hard to find one that matches a twelve year old pool unfortunately.