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    Chlorine question

    Unfortunately we don't have anyone near by to tend to it and I don't trust the pool maintenance people to monitor it. Thanks for taking the time to reply. Steve
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    Chlorine question

    Maddie, Thanks for taking the time to reply. The SWG still works on some days, however, I plan on turning it off if there will be no loss of chlorine with the solar cover is on. No one will be checking on the pool as there is no one in the neighborhood that I would trust to monitor it.
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    Chlorine question

    We will be leaving for a month or two next week and have placed a solar cover on our pool and reduced pump run time from 12 hours to 8 hours a day. I'm assuming with the cover that the chlorine level will stay the same without the SWG running. Am I correct, and any suggestions on other things to...
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    Cleaning STA-RITE S7D75 DE filter

    Jim, Thanks, I have studied the manual and just thought if there was a video it would be worth watching. Sometimes there are extra pointers not detailed in the manual. Thanks again for taking the time to respond. Steve
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    Cleaning STA-RITE S7D75 DE filter

    Getting ready to do a cleaning on my STA-RITE S7D75 DE filter and thought a video of the process would be helpfull but I am unable to find anything. Anyone aware if one exist? If not, any tips from those who have done this before?
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    Chlorine Monitor?

    New to pools and new pool. My SWG settings have ranged from 70% for 12 hrs to my current setting of 10% for 12 hrs. FC levels of recent have been 7.5 at 30 % then reduced to 20% with a 6.5 and yesterday reduced to 10%. The higher SWG percentages were when the CYA was at a low level.
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    Chlorine Monitor?

    Thank you for taking the time to reply.
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    Chlorine Monitor?

    Is there a device that will monitor the chlorine level and automatically adjust the SWG accordingly? I find myself chasing the chlorine level up and down.
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    Preparing Pool for Cooler Months

    Good suggestion, although we have a whole house generator, it could fail also. Thanks
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    Preparing Pool for Cooler Months

    Thank you for taking the time to respond.
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    Preparing Pool for Cooler Months

    We live in an area where the temperature occasionally falls below freezing. This is the first year we have had the pool and I'm trying to come up with a good plan to get through the cooler months. I'm planning on running the pump, do I run it the same length of time (currently 12 hours)? I am...
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    Safety Cover

    Thanks to all for responding.
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    Safety Cover

    Thinking about having a safety cover installed for the off season and times that we may be away for an extended period of time. Thinking it will make it easier to keep the pool clean for easy opening in the spring. Looking for a rough idea on the cost and which brands are the best.
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    Frogs

    I guess I will have to start getting up in the middle of the night to catch him in the pool. I was hoping there might be a trap I could use but I don't seem to find one.
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    Frogs

    I'm having a problem with a frog(s) visiting my pool at night and leaving a couple of calling cards on the steps. In the past I have found one in the pool in the morning, caught him with the net and catapulted him high in the air and away from the pool, thinking the hard landing might discourage...
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    Do I have a problem?

    Jim, I'm not sure what the difference is, I can look at Sreenlogic and it will tell me what the RPM is that is associated with the GPM and I can see that might vary a little with temperature. What would be different if I set the RPM vs the GPM? Steve
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    Do I have a problem?

    Jim, Something I neglected to mention. Before backwash my wattage was 150 watts and after it is 100. Seems like it might be significant enough to do the more frequent backwash. Steve
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    Do I have a problem?

    Jim, Thanks, I am also using the hair nets which keep a ton of stuff from getting to the filter. I am going to follow your recomendation of every six months. Steve
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    Do I have a problem?

    Jim, This is a new installation this year and this is only the second time I have backwashed. I am running very low pressure through the filter (less than 5 psi). I guess I can go for a longer period maybe six months. I will continue and if the robot doesn't stop showing signs of DE I will need...
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    Do I have a problem?

    Yesterday I did a backwash on my STA-RITE DE filter. 3 Backwashes for 2 minutes each at approx 50 gpm and then a 10 sec rinse. I then placed a slurry mix of DE (75% of original DE capacity, 2.8 lbs (might have put a little more, between .1 and .2 lbs)). After about an hour I shut the pump off...
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    Stamped concrete with finger prints.

    We recently had a cool deck (spray deck) done and there were a couple of places that were not done right. They came back in and ground down a ton of places and re-did them. We can see every place that they re-did. They are not obvious to someone coming over but we can see them. Knowing what I...
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    Strange Pump Action

    Bill, Thanks for taking the time to respond. I will look into that further and wonder if there is anyway to look at history and see if it happens all the time. Unfortunately I don't remember the exact time this happened.
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    Skimmer Cleaning

    Thanks, I was thinking about trying that but wasn't sure what chemicals are in it. I will give it a try.
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    Strange Pump Action

    Marty, Only one pool schedule, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Steve
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    Strange Pump Action

    I was standing next to the pump filter etc recording information from the sacraficial zinc when all of a sudden the pump stopped and a few seconds later restarted. I thought at first we had a power blip but went into the house and none of the usual blinking clocks were blinking. Any thoughts?
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    Skimmer Cleaning

    Any suggestions on what to use to clean the inside of the skimmer? Pretty black from whatever. Don't want to have any nasty cleaning agents get into the pool. Steve
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    Weir Sticking Closed

    Figured out how to get it out but not sure what was causing it to stick. Unable to get it to stick again.
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    Weir Sticking Closed

    I am finding the Weir on my Hayward skimmer sticking closed at times and not letting enough water in. I think I saw something about sanding a little off the sides but I'm not sure how to remove it to work on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Steve