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  1. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    I'm filling up a tub of bleach in the house and cleaning all the floats and stuff. It truly feels like we have bird mites the way I've had to clean EVERYTHING. That cat to the left will not be smiling this week. He has to go to the groomer. Don't let his laugh dissuade you... he is nasty.
  2. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    Thanks DivinDave! I received an email reply and showed it to him. He relented that I was correct (that TFP was correct). All went well and wow there was a lot of algae in there! Since this discovery, will keep regular slam until tomorrow. I did have him pour bleach to the side as I was cleaning...
  3. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    Please HELP, running out of time!! My husband will NOT let me take the Hayward 4.0 lED Colorlogic lights out to clean for Mustard algae. I know you can because I've read it here and showed him threads, but he says NO because of a Hayward site he read. I was going to turn off the breaker, check...
  4. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    1. I was wondering more about hair. Mine isn't color-treated, but I'd rather it not get bleached, become straw, and brittle. Haha 2. I've passed the (3) slam criteria. Clear, no cc, and passed oclt. Wanted to at least get a little swim time in today (since it has been almost a week, and the...
  5. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    UPDATE: pH: 7.5 FC: 20 CC: 0 CYA: 50 TA: 100 (dropped 10 from adjusting pH, will have to watch this accordingly) QUESTIONS: 1. I read it is safe to swim in this FC 20 slam range, but I assume it is a no-no at the mustard slam range? 2. I may not have time to remove light and ladder tonight...
  6. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    Thank you for the well wishes for my mother, Dom! Another round of x-rays today. I, unfortunately, hurriedly read the mustard slam and assumed if it's good to have high FC for 24 hrs, it'll be good for the entire SLAM. Doh! Letting the FC drift down but didn't lose any FC last night from dusk...
  7. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL WHO ANSWERED! Decided to start with the most obvious problem you stated (mustard algae). Started the Mustard SLAM and you guys were right! (Of course!!) Stats: pH: 7.6 FC: 32 - 33 CC: 0 TA: 110 CYA: 50 OCLT: Failed, (2) 8.25% gallons lost within 8hrs Had to rush the...
  8. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    Thank you all very much!! I'm gonna slam the poop outta it today. Have an eclipse get-together tomorrow since we're 99.8 totality here.
  9. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    Yeah, I wish I could have got Jackie's Pools. I had to go with a Cleveland, TN builder. I've expressed my problems but I keep getting blown off. No surprise. - - - Updated - - - Does mustard algae show up on CC? I assume it does.
  10. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    I SLAMmed July 8 - 15th. I was only at .05 CC. I SLAMed again a few weeks ago, frankly because, I'm a bit OCD and wanted to start with a 'fresh beginning'. Have been CC:0 and no reason for algae to grow. Clean EVERYTHING, around lights, take ladder out, take fountain out. I'm the cleanliest of...
  11. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    Yes water trucked in on initial fill. My pH does drift up. *Edit I use diluted 31% muriatic acid to lower the pH. Also, my returns are close to the skimmer :???: *Edit to my Edit: trucked in water was: pH: 7.5 CYA: 40 FC: 0 CC: 0 TA: 130 and 175 Calcium It was from our spring resort we have...
  12. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    Found this, looks like my color of water! I'm not going through a tremendous amount of chemicals... only ~65oz of bleach a day. Pool Water Green With Algae-Or Something Else? - YouTube
  13. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    Problem #1: 43 days of the builder pump was because of problems on the PB's scheduling side (and because of the monumental stupidity endured this build). Thank you Chris, for referring the pool lubricate! That is a fantastic idea! I run the pump 24/7. Anywhere from speed 1 to 3. For 95% of that...
  14. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    How can something with the same chemistry go from blue to EEWWWW?
  15. Meowloud

    New Pool, Very Bad Problems PICTURES

    New in-ground pool installed, our Hayward Tristar VS pump from Inyopools.com has never kept its prime, sometimes it primes 3-4 times a day. OK, at least it is less energy than the pool installer's single superpump that ran for 43 days. Yes something is wrong and I don't know what to do...
  16. Meowloud

    Biofilm on Fiberglass Walls ?

    I use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on our biofilm on the stairs. Works great and no side effects. I do hold the suction side vacuum close while scrubbing so most will go into the filter and not 'oil slick' in the pool.
  17. Meowloud

    Former duck pond

    Welcome Tennessean! Beautiful pool and wow did your efforts pay off!!
  18. Meowloud

    Water behind brand new liner

    the installation company came out and estimated and saw the liner? It is on them since they did not fix the drainage issue and you still have wrinkles. There is a drainage issue, obviously since this is on-going. This would be completely on the liner installer. Calling your Home Insurance would...
  19. Meowloud

    Vegas OB! Just got plans back and need some feedback (pics included :) )

    It only means we are middle class. If we were Uber rich, then we wouldn't be trolling a forum and doing it ourselves... unless we had a control complex. It is nice to know how to keep a truly clean pool!
  20. Meowloud

    Palmetto filter sand

    Filter is not full of it. Only the builder is full of it. So far with 100lbs in a 350lbs sand filter... running 14 psi. Got to 22psi before I decided that I need to help myself. TFP has been my only help! (sorry, wrote the saying no one here nor there will help and it sounded like I was talking...
  21. Meowloud

    Chattanooga, Tennessee Rectangle

    Neo, if he were a person, would say, "thank you Kim!" He is feeling better and will have his stitches out hopefully next week. I believe all living things should come first and foremost! It makes me SO SAD that we've killed frogs with this pool! I've tried everything (I thought) with the frog...
  22. Meowloud

    Our backyard paradise is almost complete!

    The grilling station is so nice! I really like how you did the lights to mimic a fire! I bet your home looks awesome at night!!!
  23. Meowloud

    Chattanooga, Tennessee Rectangle

    Thank you Kim! My prediction to anyone reading: "Note to self", when a big storm happens and you have a pond nearby... there may be a large frog spawn and it WILL go to your pool!!! That is the extreme weather, weird stuff that may happen as a non-pool person I wouldn't think would effect me...
  24. Meowloud

    Chattanooga, Tennessee Rectangle

    I know what levels I should have, just wondering if you pool owners can expect this and how to 'predict' with extreme weather, if that can be such a thing??? That is what I was thinkn'.
  25. Meowloud

    Chattanooga, Tennessee Rectangle

    Numbers are now (and opinions welcome!): FC: 2 CC: .5 CH: 70 TA: 100 pH: 7.5 CYA: 50 FC had been stable until the tropical storm blew in this weekend. I had 4 FC, CC 0 with minimal effort. Any help welcome.
  26. Meowloud

    Palmetto filter sand

    Thank you, Pioneer! Filter should be full of it this week.
  27. Meowloud

    Hello from TN! Looking to have a pool built...

    Welcome fellow Tennessean!
  28. Meowloud

    Palmetto filter sand

    Previous posters, any problems with this sand... or anyone else using Palmetto Filter Sand made by the Palmetto Vermiculite Co.?
  29. Meowloud

    Chattanooga, Tennessee Rectangle

    Thank you Foxy! I've had a fix, but they don't want to bring their ditch witch for whatever reason. Personally, the ditch witch may be a unicorn. It is beautiful and elusive. Well, they just arrived to see my disaster. Let's go see what lie I get. OH GOODIE!!!! :D
  30. Meowloud

    New build in Clearwater, FL

    Your decking and waterline tile is so natural and sublime! Question though, you really need to mark the steps somehow. Maybe a matching porcelain in a 2"? I've always liked how they can place the small tile all the way around the step instead of just a 4 x 4 diamond. You definitely want the...