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  1. J

    Using K-2006 kit

    So it doesn’t seem like the bottles that come with it will last very long. Am I missing something. Do you normally get refill bottle through your the season?
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    Using K-2006 kit

    I got my new test kit today. My pool turn green while on vacation. Nothing crazy but enough that I couldn’t see the bottom of the deep end. While waiting for the kit I dumped in 5 gallons of liquid chlorine over 3 days. Saw some improvement day 1 and a lot today. Just a little cloudy still but...
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    Dirt coming through the returns

    Thanks guys. Yes, I have been able to touch it and it looks and feels like dirt With minuscule pebbles in it. I scoop it with a plastic cup and the dump it out. I’m not sure what the sand in the filter looks like though. I don’t recall when I put it in but it looks nothing like beach sand.
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    Dirt coming through the returns

    Hello all, I've had an issue all season with dirt coming back in though my returns. It's actually too heavy for my vacuum to pick up so I have to brush it into one spot and then scoop it with a bucket. It's not an insane amount of dirt, but over the course of a week or so it adds up. It only...
  5. J

    Water in ground by pipe

    Here is a picture of the problem. When I close of the pipe and just let the bottom drain work the air bubbles stop. It appears to be leaking from the connection. I've tightened both clamps but it didn't help. Any ideas on how I should approach fixing?
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    Water in ground by pipe

    So I was getting air in my pump and coming out my jets. I checked around for issues but couldn't find any. I dug down a little near the pipe that comes out of the ground and connects my pump to the skimmer. There was a small amount of water. When I turn the pump on it doesn't come back but as...
  7. J

    Layer of Alagae

    So I came back from vacation 2 weeks ago and there was a layer of algae at the bottom of my inground pool. The water is clear, but when I brush it you can clearly see a small cloud of orangish algae mix with the water. It leaves a perfectly clear blue spot surroned by a slightly dull blueish tan...
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    4 weeks of work and pool still green

    Progress. Can finally see the bottom of the shallow end but not perfectly. Was able to make out some clear dirt and leaf spots and vacuumed as much as I could to waste. 2 days to go. Used a clarifier, but got greedy and poured in more than I should have and then read it could make it more...
  9. J

    4 weeks of work and pool still green

    Will do tonight!! thx
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    4 weeks of work and pool still green

    I bought my house 2 years ago and there wasn't a gauge. It's not broken it just isn't there. If I buy a gauge where would I attach it? What's funny is I told the pool store guy I didn't have a gauge and he just told me they prefer that and to just judge by the jet pressure.
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    4 weeks of work and pool still green

    For the DE into the sand filter I don't have a pressure gauge. Am I good to just dump in a quarter cup into the skimmer and just judge by pressure at the jets? Thanks again for all the help and the quick responses. It is very much appreciated. I have a kit coming, but for now I will go to Leslie...
  12. J

    4 weeks of work and pool still green

    Pool remains blueish, but still extremely cloudy. Can't see the bottom step of my ladder. I've been maintaining the Chlorine level at the shock number that goes with my CYA #. Running the filter 24/7. With a sand filter do I need to be more patient as it just turned from green to blue the last...
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    4 weeks of work and pool still green

    Added the #s to my signature. I'm in New Jersey. Thanks again for all the help. Poured in about 3 gallons of chlorine. CYA is at 40. Only have strips to test right now and chlorine is dark purple. I'll check again soon and add another two if it goes down.
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    4 weeks of work and pool still green

    Thanks for all the help. Before I posted last night I dumped flock (not sur on spelling) and this is what I got. Better but still can't see anything. 2 questions. Do I vacuum to waste if I can't see the bottom. There can't be too much large stuff left as I've leaf raked a lot to the point where...
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    4 weeks of work and pool still green

    Branch fell through my cover last winter. Opened up to a black pool. Shocked heavily with liquid shock and dredged up all the leaves I could. Have now shocked 4 times. I've changed the sand and multiport valve on my filter. Brushed the sides. Balanced the chemicals. I have a foam at the top of...