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    Frustrated! Considering permanent close, what to do?

    Hi all, I’m reaching my limits with my pool. The pool is 35 years old and showing it, it needs to be replastered. I can’t afford that now. The equipment is all calling for more and more attention. We do not use the pool very often at all and I have a worsening black algae problem. Due to...
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    Need help figuring out what’s going on.

    Today’s reading was 13 FC /0 CC pH 7 the wispy green is appearing again. I’ve been brushing with a wire brush and applying bleach as directly to the black algae as I can.
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    Need help figuring out what’s going on.

    Follow up. Next day readings FC 4.5/0 pH 7. I vacuumed to waste and added 1 gallon 6.25% bleach and 3 pucks. It looks much better today. Hopefully I’ve got it.
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    Need help figuring out what’s going on.

    Hi all, I’m a bit stumped with my pool trouble. First my numbers, FC/CC 10/0 pH 8. I added a half gallon of muriatic to counter this. CYA 30 TA 90 CH 160 I think. My test chemicals are old and this one isn’t working right. Previous number was more like 350. Borates 15 Salt 1200 Temp 80 F...
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    Partial block troubles

    Thanks for the comeback Jim. If you mean the motor basket gasket, that was checked and looks good. There is a minor leak on the output fitting of the pump but it seems too small to worry about, I could be wrong on that. The wier is working fine. I did use a drain king on the skimmer side and...
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    Partial block troubles

    Hi all, Today the 3 massive oak trees surrounding my pool demanded payment. I have a partial block I believe to be in my suction side. The pool has a jacuzzi in one end. There is a valve to shut of the suction from either side. Switching that doesn't seem to change the flow. The basket...
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    What is the proper way to replaster a pool?

    This is the method that sounds right to me. I haven't found anyone that does it this way yet.
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    Which timer is it?

    Ah, that's what the switch does. I took the heater out, so probably don't need that. I know it is an Intermatic, just don't know which model. Does it matter?
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    What is the proper way to replaster a pool?

    Hi, I will inevitably have to re-plaster my pool. I have had a couple of bids so far and I didn't like the technique they were offering. They were planning to just skim over the old. So, what is the correct way to do a re-plaster?
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    Which timer is it?

    Hi All, Can anybody tell me which model timer I have. Stripped a gear and I'm not sure what I have so I haven't been able to replace it yet. It is 220 volt. There is a switch on the right hand side that I don't see on the replacement models I have found. I don't know what it does. Also...
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    Need help with Hayward multivalve leak

    Aha! broken o-ring. Panic over please return to normal life. Thank you.
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    Need help with Hayward multivalve leak

    I did try you tube but didn't find anything specific. - - - Updated - - - Thanks for the info, I'll have to pull it apart again and try and see what I did. :(
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    Need help with Hayward multivalve leak

    Hi all, Hoping someone can help me figure out why my Hayward 710xr50 is spouting water from the center post. I made the mistake of doing maintenance because the handle was a bit stiff. Upon reassembly the center leaked very badly. I chose to do a full overhaul. I bought the kit from...
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    How long does calhypo take to dissolve?

    My pool has chosen this year to torture me. I added ~3lbs of calhypo a week ago. This gave a higher chlorine level for a day and I hope a boost in my CH level since it's been low. I went to vacuum some leaves off the bottom with my water hose vacuum (don't know the name) and I get huge clouds...
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    Odd TA test result...

    ;)In progress.
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    Odd TA test result...

    Thanks to all who have responded. I reran my test this morning with quite different result that I can't explain. The first set was taken right after removing the winter cover. There were a LOT of leaves on the cover and there was a small (2") hole in the cover. The water was clear but dark...
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    Odd TA test result...

    I put 7 because that is as low as my test vial goes. The color suggested it was lower but I don't know how much lower. I'll be attempting to raise the pH tomorrow. - - - Updated - - - That was helpful, Thanks.
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    Odd TA test result...

    Hi All, I opened my pool today and ran the first round of tests. This was another year of failed pool cover. :( A branch poked a hole in the cover which allowed the 20+ cubic feet of leaves to make a lovely tea out of the water. The water is clear but dark. All that said, when running the TA...
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    Erratic readings. ???

    Patrick_B, and all, thanks for all the support. We are finally making some good headway. Still a little green but we can see bottom now! :whoot: I think our friend is seeing the light and is happy. Today's readings: 10:30am 36/.5 8:30 pm 33/.5 sunny today vacuumed followed by a...
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    Erratic readings. ???

    The missing pics. - - - Updated - - - One more...
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    Erratic readings. ???

    Update: I opened the filter and cleaned best AI could in the time I had, lots of dark green came out. That will be redone when time allows. I then closed it up and backwashed followed by a rinse and back to filter. Next I added about a cup of DE to the filter. Pressure started at 16 and...
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    Erratic readings. ???

    This mornings readings, we took 3 reading from different spots because we're not sure we're getting good mixing. Vacuuming results in cloudy water, that doesn't seem right. I'll be opening the filter later to inspect and clean. Spa FC/CC 36/0.5, shallow end 38/0.5, deep end 39/0.5 6:45 am...
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    Erratic readings. ???

    This pool is under a screen enclosure and it has been overcast most of the time while SLAMming. I thought the green color meant the algae was still alive. Is this not true? I'll post the readings from this morning when I get them.
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    Erratic readings. ???

    More crazy readings. What's going on??? Ran the FC at 5:10 pm and got 34 using 5ml in test, ran it again at 8pm with 5ml and 10ml and got the same 34. ??? Water is still green. Pump pressure was up a few pounds but nothing drastic. :confused::confused::confused:
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    Erratic readings. ???

    It's going frustratingly slow. Still having some trouble with the readings. Last readings about a half hour apart were FC = 24 (added 3 jugs) >31 38 33 34. I'm using 5ml water for the test. I am not understanding why these numbers are fluctuating like this. I expected them to drop a lot...
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    Erratic readings. ???

    Some pics of progress so far... Start Today
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    Help identifying old equipment, 1970's

    Thanks Patrick_B, I do have a proper kit (Taylor k-2006) and the SLAM is in progress. I'll try the unscrewing :) I'm just afraid of breaking it since it's old and plastic.
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    Erratic readings. ???

    Thanks JasonLion, I'll give that a try. Yes, Patrick_B, it is.