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  1. K

    New Member. PH gone wild!

    At JamesW suggestion, I tried pressurizing the system with a garden hose from the bottom of the skimmer and from the pool cleaner port and never could develop more than 3-4psi at the top of the filter. Just don't have a fitting to get good enough seal I guess. I even tried shutting off supply...
  2. K

    New Member. PH gone wild!

    Thank you to all who have responded. I have more ideas to try today. In response to Proavia: I did not open the union just ahead of the pump basket as that would require dismounting the pump. I did try running over the joint with the collar off and out of the way and checking change in...
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    New Member. PH gone wild!

    I wrapped everything I could get wrap around, wetting the pipe before applying each piece of wrap to improve adhesion between the fittings, etc and the wrap. Hard to have high confidence in the wrapping around the valve. Couldn't really get behind the union collar next to the pump, so I took...
  4. K

    New Member. PH gone wild!

    A couple pics of suction setup
  5. K

    New Member. PH gone wild!

    This morning incoming bubbles were much worse so I had my wife watch bubbles while I sequentially ran water over all above ground suction side components. We thought we had something when I pushed water up under the pump basket lid so I removed the lid and cleaned the seal and mating surfaces...
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    New Member. PH gone wild!

    I top off manually. Hadn't added water since mid July until the refill. Refill water is PH over 8+ and TA is 60 with the softener bypassed.
  7. K

    New Member. PH gone wild!

    I have been scouring your website off and on for weeks and have tried to follow every piece of guidance I could glean from your great pool school, pool math and similar issue post responses. My situation: I have a 7 year old, plaster pool in east central Florida, no water features, inside of a...
  8. K

    Greetings from Sebastian FL

    I've been doing my own pools service for a couple years and just when I started to get comfortable....I sure am glad there is a source of smart experienced people to reach out to for advice.