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    Considering OB in Chandler, AZ. BYOP? Good subs?

    Brandon, Did you get a list of subs? If so, would you share. I'm putting together a list of resources for Valley residents based on forum posts.
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    New Pool Build Phoenix Arizona - DIY or BYOP or Other

    How is your build going? We are in Phoenix and just beginning our build. Any contractors you would recommend. There is a great thread on here called New Build in Mesa. He lists a lot of contractors. Would be great to get a current list of contractors going in TFP for Arizonans in the Valley.
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    Mesa Arizona New Build! Help

    How are your meetings going? Any builders you recommend? We are in Phoenix just beginning to plan our build.
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    New to TFP

    There's a great thread on here called New build in Mesa. He lists a lot of contractors. Share with us which contractors you find for good prices. It is very useful to the community!
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    I rinsed the walls pretty well before filling. When I first started the pump after refilling, it did blow some dirt/algae back into the clear pool. At first, I just thought that was normal since the pump had been off for about a week, but maybe it is blowing sediment back in. Update: The seals...
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    I rinsed the walls pretty well before filling. When I first started the pump after refilling, it did blow some dirt/algae back into the clear pool. At first, I just thought that was normal since the pump had been off for about a week, but maybe it is blowing sediment back in. I am having a pool...
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    Hmm. I just had the O ring replaced a month ago. Is this different? I'm just so curious as to what is causing this cloudiness. The water is not "new" per se, but refilled completely from the tap with only bleach and cya added.
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    - - - Updated - - - it appears that my pool pump is leaking out the backwash flow when I turn on the pump. It is just a few drips and I tried to capture it in the picture. Could that be the reason for the cloudy pool? Any suggestions on fixing it or is this normal? Time to call a pool guy?
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    Ok. I am going to practice patience. Sorry about the split threads - that would be my LPOP (lack of pool owner patience). I will wait a week and see if the CYA is registered and if the filter clears it up. Great suggestion for the sandpaper. The brush and acid did not seem to work.
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    Drained and Refilled. Pool Now Cloudy

    Flow is good. The pressure is 18 psi. I will have to check the bypass valve. Sand was changed in December 2013, so I doubt it is that.
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    Drained and Refilled. Pool Now Cloudy

    Cloudy Pool Merged by moderator. Please keep your related posts together. jblizzle Last week I drained the entire pool, and scrubbed with bleach. Per the TFPC method, I've only added bleach and granular CYA (7 cups in a sock in the filter basket) for a target level of 30 CYA, once I refilled...
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    Drained and Refilled. Pool Now Cloudy

    I've only added bleach and granular CYA. CC is 0. FC is holding at 5.
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    Drained and Refilled. Pool Now Cloudy

    Ran the pool pump for about 36 hours. FC is now 5. CYA has mostly dissolved from the sock. Pool is still very blue and very cloudy and this is all brand new water, so I'm not sure what the problem is, Anything else I should test for? Should I backwash again?
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    Drained and Refilled. Pool Now Cloudy

    Thanks for your advice. I will add the 7th cup. I had figured that I would test the CYA in a week. Anything I can do about the cloudiness in the meantime?
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    Drained and Refilled. Pool Now Cloudy

    The target CYA is 30. Using the pool calculator it was 56 oz by volume which equals 7 cups. I went for the smaller end.
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    Drained and Refilled. Pool Now Cloudy

    I had an algae and high CYA levels and apparently the previous owner never drained the pool for 15 years, so I bought a pump at HF, completely drained the pool, and scrubbed the sides with bleach. Refilled and now the pool is blue, but very cloudy. This cloudiness occurred after backwashing for...
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    I drained it completely, scrubbed the sides, and now refilled. I added 3 gallons of Walmart bleach while it was refilling and also 4 cups of granular CYA in a sock in the filter basket in the return. The problem is that my water is now cloudy. Here are my levels after backwashing the pump for 5...
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    High CYA but can't drain till Fall

    Miranda, Just thought I'd let you know I drained my pool and bought a cheap pump from Harbor Freight. It was much more economical and expelled at a safer rate than the one at Home Depot.
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    Oh got it! Thank you. I will post more pics soon showing the scrub down and the draining, as well as the calcium ring.
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    Please see post here for pics: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/86049-Draining-my-pool-Documenting-the-process?p=735470#post735470 Right now the pool is about 5/6th the way drained. I have scrubbed 3/4 of with bleach and a brush. I'm wondering what my next steps are
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    Draining my pool. Documenting the process Please see other thread located here: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/85525-I-am-an-idiot-and-listened-to-Leslie-Pools-Now-I-need-help-please! https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2946/15461920155_9c91623e09_m.jpg...
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    You guys are so responsive. I really appreciate that. I created a flickr account and will start a new thread to be able to use the full text editor. I will post my pics there and link to this thread.
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    I don't know how to post all of my pics. I have compressed them, but cannot seem to upload them. Any suggestions. I have a Triton II sand filter. Anything special I need to do with that? Do I need to buy a pressure washer?
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    So, I'm finally ready to switch to this method. After much rain and electricity going out, I am finally draining the pool after the algae grew. I can't seem to attach all the pics I took. I bought a sub pump from HF which was much cheaper than HD. I am going to do a chlorine wash and scrub the...
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    You guys are awesome! I feel so much more confident now. Pics soon to come and good description of equipment and pool soon to come!
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    Thank you all for your comments. TF100 is already on its way. I decided to not waste any more money on chemicals, wait until the test kit arrives and then drain, but my concern now is how to drain. I bought the house in February and have no idea how old the water is or how to tell what drain...
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    High CYA but can't drain till Fall

    I live in downtown Phoenix and was wondering how you drained your pool? Did you do the whole thing? Did you do it all at once? Where did you get your pump? Where did you dispose of your water? Did you test after refilling/during the process? Was it successful? Any tips or followup to your...
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    I am an idiot and listened to Leslie Pools. Now I need help please!

    First of all, this is an awesome thread and there is so much useful information, but I'm feeling a little overwhelmed so decided to post to see if someone can provide quick advice or direct me to a relevant thread. I have a 13.5 IG pebble-tech in Phoenix, AZ (I will add this to my signature...