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  1. SPKNout4CHRIST

    SWG readout doesn’t change when powered on

    When I power on my SWG the voltage and other readouts do not change. Salt level reads as 0 although I have verified the salt level in my pool to be the optimal amount 3200. I tried calibrating, but the number never started high and went down, just stayed at 0. I haven’t taken the cell off to...
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    Yellow Tint in Deep End

    Our pool just finished filling today (municipal water) after a new liner installation. Ever since it had a good amount of water in the deep end it has had a yellow/green tint to it. The shallow end looks normal. I have attached a pic of salt in the deep end. You can see the main drain and salt...
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    CH Test Purple from the Start

    Once I added R-0011L the solution turned purple. I started over and added 5 drops of R-0012 to start and then the R-0010 and R-0011L and the solution turned blue. Pool water is fresh and no chems added as the liner was just replaced. Water source is municipal. Did I do something incorrectly...
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    Wrong Size Liner...Again

    The pool company ordered our new liner late April. It took 3 weeks to come in. They put it in on a Saturday and came back Monday to cut in everything. Told me at that time the liner didn’t fit. Friday of that week (5/24) they ordered a second liner. They confirmed with the manufacturer (Merlin)...
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    New Liner Doesn't Fit

    Title says it all. The pool company came a little over 3 weeks ago and measured the pool for a new liner. The new liner came in this past Wednesday and they came on Saturday to install it. They got it hung with some liner lock in certain places, sand bags against the steps, and started filling...
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    Deep end is green - filling pool

    We just had a deep blue liner installed. The pool is currently filling up with water just getting into the shallow end. The deep end has a green tint to it. I brushed around down there to see if I could stir up algae, but there was no change. Water has been running for 24 hours. Any thoughts on...
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    Well Point - How often to pull from it?

    We have a well point plumbed beneath our deep end. As you would expect, there is a valve at the equipment pad to pull from the well point. My question is, how often should I pull from the well point? Our new liner will be installed any day now and I don’t want to risk floating it when I have a...
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    Can this be patched? :)

    So, is patching this possible?!?! :D A little humor to start this Tuesday! Waiting on the new liner to come in. Thankfully the pool was installed with a well point plumbed in as we have been running the pump to keep ground water from filling the hopper. Before switching over to the well point...
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    Stained Steps

    The water sat untreated in the pool since October and the steps are stained quite a bit. I have put bleach on them, let it sit, brush them, and then rinsed. The attached pic is the result. Any tips on getting the stains out? The liner is a similar color, but it is being replaced. Thanks in advance!
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    Pre-Liner Replacement Cleanup

    We are having our liner replaced before this years swim season kicks off. The next step is for the pool company to come out and measure our liner so they can order the new one. The water is river quality at the moment as I didn't do any maintenance to it after the hurricane blew through last...
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    Emptying Vinyl Pool

    Good morning! The local pool company will be replacing our liner soon. If we get some warm sunny days they will do it before the spring. If not, they will wait until the spring to do it. Since the water is not clear, they need the water drained so they can take accurate measurements to order the...
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    T15 Dead?

    It seems my T15 may have died. Of course it happened while I was out of town, so I am doing the SLAM now. See the picture below. Does the rust coloring mean something? I looked in it and it was clean, but reads 0 on the screen for salt. When I turn it on the other numbers don't move after the...
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    IG Lights Tripping GFCI Outlet

    When I turn on my pool lights the GFCI outlet immediately trips. I can turn them off and reset the outlet, but they always trip the outlet when turned on. I recently replaced that outlet because the old one and its enclosure were getting worn out. The outlet works fine with other items that are...
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    Wrinkles after Opening

    After opening this year and getting the pool clean I found some wrinkles on the floor and some on the wall. I know the liner is at least 8 years old, so I am not sure how to proceed. They are not very noticeable when vacuumed around, but don't want any long term problems if I can avoid now...
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    Here We Grow Again (the algae talking)

    I have gone through the TFP process before and am sort of excited to do it again - is that weird? My pump went out during Hurricane Matthew in October, so my water has sat since that time - enough said. New pump, SWG flow switch, and refreshed T-100 reagents and I am ready to go. My numbers...
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    Pump to Replace Whisperflo 1HP

    I have a Pentair Whisperflo 1HP pump that has bit the dust. It is at least 8+ years old. The motor burnt out beyond repair. I am looking to replace the pump and am up for suggestions. I have a 23K gallon in ground pool, don't need to run any water features or cleaners, and the 1HP seemed to...
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    Smell at Pump - Not Running

    I noticed my water not circulating today so I went over to the pumping station and the pump was not running. I smelled a burning smell. The pump will not turn on. When I try to turn it on it sounds like it clicks, but nothing happens. Not 100% sure if that is the pump clicking or it tripping the...
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    Use Robot During Spring Cleanup?

    So, I have SLAM'd the pool and the water is crystal clear. The bottom of the pool, however, is dirty with stuff that has settled over the winter. I was wondering if I should brush this and rely on the filter to clean it out over time or if I could put the robot in to take care of it? Will it be...
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    I Enjoyed the TFP Method So Much That...

    ...I decided to let the pool get green and do it again! Actually, that is not how it happened, but it happened. I let my salt level get too low while out of town for 2 weeks and came home to a nice green pool since the SWG stopped running :roll:. Whoops. Seeing as how I went through the TFP...
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    Best Cleaner for $800 - $1000

    Okay, I am finally in the market for a cleaner for my pool. I have an in ground vinyl approximately 25K gallons. I do not have a dedicated pressure line nor a booster pump. What is the best cleaner between $800 - $1000 or even less than that or maybe a little more? I don't get a lot of heavy...
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    Aquabot Hydro EXL - Anyone know about it?

    I have seen the Aquabot Hydro EXL advertised online. It is a robotic cleaner and can be bought for $329. Does anyone have any experience with this cleaner? I just purchased the Hayward Pool Vac XL (suction side), but it struggles in some areas. The hose is not quite long enough for my pool, so I...
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    I Cringed Today

    So as the title says I cringed today. I was at the pool store looking at some vacuums when I saw a lady buying a big tub of chemicals. That's to be expected, unfortunately. What the next lady said made me cringe. The pool store employee asked how she could help her and she replied yes I'd like...
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    One in Five People Fess Up to Peeing in Pool

    The title says it all. Short writeup: http://now.msn.com/now/0531-pee-in-pool.aspx :rant:
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    Filter Pressure Drop

    I noticed yesterday that my filter pressure has dropped from its usual PSI of about 15 down to 10. I made sure the skimmer baskets and the pump basket are clear and they are. I isolated each of the skimmers and the main drain to see if that made any difference and it did not. I bled the air in...
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    Lights Stopped Working

    I have 2 Pentair multi-colored lights in my pool (the exact model number I do not know). They are at least 8+ years old as I am sure they were installed when the pool was built by the previous owner. They are controlled by one light switch at the equipment pad. Both lights have stopped working...
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    Pool Cleaner for Vinyl Inground

    I am interested in getting a cleaner for my inground vinyl pool. It is appoximately 25K gallons. I do not have a booster pump or a dedicated pressure line. I have 5 returns. Two in the steps and three in the pool. I also have a line plumbed for a water slide that is no longer being used. What...
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    Our New Bundle of Joy!

    Avery was born on Sept. 4th! She has me wrapped around her finger already!! Her and mommy are doing great! Please keep us in your prayers as we start this new adventure with our lovely daughter!!!!! --You can't tell I am excited can you? :wink...
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    Todays Project: Homemade Fountain

    When we moved into our house we realized there used to be a water slide for the pool, but it was no longer in place. After realizing that we probably would not put one back in its place, I started to think of things to use the water supply for. So, I decided to create a fountain after reading...
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    Polaris 360 Question

    I have come across a Polaris 360 cleaner for sale that is supposedly new in the box for $250. I currently manually vacuum, but have been looking at automatic cleaners. I have a couple of questions, though. Is this a good price for this cleaner? Also, would it be a good fit for my pool? I do not...
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    Pentair Multi-Color Lights

    There are two Pentair multi-color lights in my pool. Since I bought the house with the pool, I am not sure what model they are. There is a regular light switch with the pool equipment that turns them on. Sometimes when I turn them on they stay one color. Sometimes they change colors together...