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  1. Kiss4aFrog

    What's your current pool temp?

    Not sure how cold it is under the ice and not going to find out !
  2. Kiss4aFrog

    Do I really need new pump? Is it easy to change DIY?

    From reading that initial post I'm not clear if newb is talking about a home owners insurance policy or one of the add on insurance policies that cover the smaller stuff like washers, refrig, furnace, pool equip, .... ?? .
  3. Kiss4aFrog

    24ft intex ultraframe issue

    Like anything you do something can go wrong and causes a pain in the rear. Once you get it adjusted and refilled it will be a distant memory on a hot day when you and the family are relaxing on a floatie with a libation. Sometimes you have to take that one step back to get ahead. ;) .
  4. Kiss4aFrog

    24ft intex ultraframe issue

    :goodpost: Sounds like you are going to have to drain, compact and re-level. They say you can get away with up to 2" but it's the fact your's is close to that right from the start and it's not even full yet. :( If it's settled this much this fast I would think you need to go over the area with...
  5. Kiss4aFrog

    Crack in pool skimmer drain structure

    Can you post a photo or two of the crack ?
  6. Kiss4aFrog

    Pentair cartridge filter

    Thanks for sharing. It's always nice to see options for doing something easier. :goodjob: .
  7. Kiss4aFrog

    Is my NG heater too small for the job?

    :wave: Welcome to TFP CeeElGee78 If it was just you then you might be able to get away with the 100K but seeing that the wife wants 80+ AND you're in Michigan I'd op for getting something bigger like 300K+ so you have some spring, fall coverage that the 100K wouldn't be able to supply.
  8. Kiss4aFrog

    Torn liner in new pool

    I agree and IMHO I think they should pay or at least contribute to the costs to return it to service.
  9. Kiss4aFrog

    Hello from Michigan!

    :wave: Welcome to TFP martinezj1120 This is a good place to find out all you can before you do the pool rather than after you learn what not to do :cool:
  10. Kiss4aFrog

    Freeze Protection - Pump was not on this morning even though temperature was 26

    :wave: Welcome to TFP Cristina Don't have one so I don't know but someone should be along to help you with it. You might also try their customer service for tech support 800.831.7133 High Performance Pool and Spa Equipment for Pool Perfection - Pentair .
  11. Kiss4aFrog

    Prefer not to winterize, but can't keep up w the I missing something?

    How to do a bucket test: -- > pool water evaporation bucket test - Google Search
  12. Kiss4aFrog

    New construction glitch - please advise

    :wave: to TFP TLyons I would start trying to contact the owner now. Don't wait for him to show up and if you can't get him at least leave message alerting him to the fact you have an issue with the concrete.
  13. Kiss4aFrog

    Is shocking your pool once a week really necessary?

    :goodpost: What he said. Just use what you need to maintain the CYA, keep the bucket tightly sealed and when the CYA drops too far start using them again. If water in your area is expensive you should consider a solar cover if you don't have one yet. Cuts down on evaporation. .
  14. Kiss4aFrog

    What did you do to your pool today?

    Looked out the window and wished I had a dome and heater. I can almost see myself on a float with a hot chocolate relaxing just enjoying the water. Back to reality, it's 17 deg out, the pool is a block of ice and I have to bundle up some as I have yard work to do. At least I haven't had to fire...
  15. Kiss4aFrog

    Rain water to fill pool?

    Just yesterday I came across an article talking about collecting rain water and that it's restricted or even illegal in a few states. How restricted depends on the state and local laws. That was something I never knew or even thought of. There was an exceptional case where someone was collecting...
  16. Kiss4aFrog

    Antifreeze for skimmer basket?

    Might be they didn't drain enough water out but hard to say how much rain you've had. I can't remember my level ever getting to the skimmers before it freezes and we have snow. After the lines are blown out I dump a gallon of RV antifreeze down the skimmer and then insert a gizzmo liberally...
  17. Kiss4aFrog

    Trouble blowing out main drain

    Plenty of people say you can do it with a shop vac, I never tried. I finally broke down a couple years back and bought the Cyclone. I made an adapter that screws into the skimmers and I blow to the pump. Works great and with this year I figure I've paid for the Cyclone in not having the 125-150...
  18. Kiss4aFrog

    Cutting Solar Pool Cover and in-floor cleaning system

    Welcome to TFP Vikki .
  19. Kiss4aFrog

    Cleaning a spider gasket

    Yup, replace. I'm pretty sure this is the part for yours. Hayward SP0714T Key Seal Assembly, Spider Gasket molded into Diverter SP0714C .
  20. Kiss4aFrog

    4 wires from old pump vs 3 to connect to new pentair superflow VS pump 342001

    Was the switch to select low and high mounted remotely from the pump ?? If so, from your description, green to ground, red to one leg and then remove the switch and connect the wire coming into the switch to the orange or blue and use that one for the other connection on the new VS pump. Either...
  21. Kiss4aFrog

    Hayward Ecostar 3400 VSP squealing @ 14 months old

    I don't know but I can bump it for you. Who did you purchase the pump from ?? .
  22. Kiss4aFrog

    Vacuum Losing Suction

    :goodpost: What he said. You'd only gain some suction IF the filter was starting to plug up. That would be the only reason to backwash and since you keep it clean, backwashing shouldn't help. Shutting off all the skimmers or suction side drains except the one you're using to vacuum should give...
  23. Kiss4aFrog

    What did you do to your pool today?

    Tested, added, swept and then got in out of the rain :shaking: It's cold and drizzling here in Wisconsin last few days. .
  24. Kiss4aFrog

    Does it help to add algaecide Kem/Tek 60 over the winter?

    I'm in Wisconsin so it wouldn't be long and my pool will be a frozen ice cube. I'm presently vacuuming, sweeping and slamming to make sure it's where it's supposed to be as this week I'll be blowing the lines and putting on the cover for winter. It'll be covered for 6-7 months. I normally open...
  25. Kiss4aFrog

    Confessions of a Bad Pool Owner

    Sounds like you already know what to do and know what not to do next year :hammer: .
  26. Kiss4aFrog

    Just Sign Pool Contract-and don't have a clue on maintenance

    :wave: Welcome to TFP jarcher89 " Do not have the PB convince you of a chlorinator, Ozone, or Frog type of system. It is either Salt or manual liquid additions." I second that for sure. :goodjob: .
  27. Kiss4aFrog

    Hello from Arizona

    :wave: Welcome to TFP Gwhiz68 Looks like you know enough to know the pool Pro likely wasn't that much of a Pro after all. You'll be very happy with the results and the savings $$ in taking charge of your own pool. .
  28. Kiss4aFrog

    Limited resources, using trichlor to SLAM?

    :wave: Welcome to TFP infernix Bleach would be way more effective to try and clear up the algae. If the tablets are all you have right now you can always try to carefully crush them with a hammer or something to have more surface area to make them dissolve faster but even then the chlorine...
  29. Kiss4aFrog

    Test Strip vs. Taylor 2106 Bromine FAS-DPD Test Kit

    :wave: Welcome to TFP .
  30. Kiss4aFrog

    How often should I clean my Cartridge filter ?

    Your pools plumbing and filter will determine the starting pressure (clean) and it's easier and more accurate to say clean when it's risen 20-25% from that. Depending on the specific gauge and if it's adjustable or just static it might not be a good choice to use to determine when to clean. The...