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    Best way to maintain CH while on vacation?

    We will be out of town for 5 days with nobody able to tend to the pool. I'm trying to bring my CYA up slowly after a refill so it's on the low end (~25-30) of ideal, and the pool gets direct sunlight for the majority of the day, so I'm having a heck of a time keeping enough chlorine in the...
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    A&A QuikSkim Weir Door replacement

    Thanks. That's roughly the same price as the other place I'd seen with free local pick up, but went ahead and ordered from your link.
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    A&A QuikSkim Weir Door replacement

    Quick question -- I need a replacement weir door for a QuikSkim unit. I can get one directly from A&A for ~$28 including tax and shipping, but if I can find one cheaper on Amazon or possibly at a local pool supply store, that'd be ideal. Do these units take a proprietary door, though? I've...
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    CYA and FC levels in new pool water

    It's a Pebble Tec. I seem to remember similar markings the last time I drained the pool, only they were primarily along the walls. They did end up going away eventually, but I honestly don't remember if I did anything specific to treat them or if they just went away on their own.
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    CYA and FC levels in new pool water

    Quick follow up question in case anyone sees this -- I have a pretty large light brown stain on the bottom of the pool where the last of the old pool water ponded when I was draining. It's been over a week now and it's still there, and doesn't seem to be lightening. Should I be concerned about...
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    Can I convert A&A in-floor cleaning system + Quikskim to a traditional vac port for robot?

    Wanted to thank you again. I went ahead and bought the Nautilus Plus from Amazon (have a ridiculous amount of credit there), and it should be here Monday. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it goes.
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    Can I convert A&A in-floor cleaning system + Quikskim to a traditional vac port for robot?

    Huh, I thought a vacuum and a robot were the same thing, but I guess not! Just did a quick search and the robot may be exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks!
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    CYA and FC levels in new pool water

    I haven't tested the CH. When I drained the pool a couple years back, the CH was very high. I posted about it and was told that because the water here (Phoenix) is bad, that the CH is always going to be off, and to not really worry too much because there isn't a lot I can do about it anyway...
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    CYA and FC levels in new pool water

    Excellent. Thanks for the help everyone. I've been keeping the PH around 7.5, and the TA is around 140. I've been continuously running the aerator and that's dropped TA a bit. CYA is still on the low side, right around 20, but the water in the test tube is starting to get cloudy, so I'll...
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    Can I convert A&A in-floor cleaning system + Quikskim to a traditional vac port for robot?

    I have an A&A in-floor cleaning system with a Quikskim installed, but I'm seriously considering moving away from that and getting a robot instead. Only problem is we don't have a vacuum port in the pool wall, and there is no way I can see to fish a hose into the Quickskim for suction. From...
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    CYA and FC levels in new pool water

    CYA Target is 40. The pump has been running non-stop since yesterday morning around 8, so nearly 24 hours. I don't know the water temp actually. The thermometer was on the chlorine float, which has been removed from the pool and thrown away. I'll pick up another thermometer today. And I have...
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    CYA and FC levels in new pool water

    I drained and refilled the pool this past weekend. Our CYA levels were sky high and maintaining the pool over the past year was a nightmare, so it needed to be done. Wanted to do it earlier in the year, but just couldn't get around to it until now. Anyway, we are drained and refilled with new...
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    Hayward EcoStar SP4300VSP Tripping Breaker at Panel

    A quick search shows that people seem to be having a lot of problems with this particular piece of equipment, even within a couple years of install (me included). The control module on my pump went bad. I was getting random errors here and there that always seemed to sort themselves out, but...
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    Pool is crystal clear, but sky high FC (22) and CYA (off the charts), and zero CC

    Did the CYA twice and it's somewhere between 160-180. My TA is right around 90 and I've added ~2lb soda ash to raise PH. FC remains...excessive.
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    Pool is crystal clear, but sky high FC (22) and CYA (off the charts), and zero CC

    Thanks for the replies! I'm working on adjusting TA and PH now. I'll do that diluted CYA test as well. And it's a Pebble Tec finish.
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    Pool is crystal clear, but sky high FC (22) and CYA (off the charts), and zero CC

    I have no idea what to do here. Pool looks great - better than it has in years. But the water feels terrible and is doing a real number on swimmers skin, eyes, etc. In a perfect world I'd drain right now and start over, but I'm in Phoenix and draining doesn't seem like a great idea (sunlight...
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    Refilling pool tomorrow and need some advice re: chemicals/additives

    Sweet. Thanks everyone. I went through the first treatment of 16oz stabilizer, but my levels are still below 20. However, when the viewing tube was completely full, I could not see the dot at the bottom anymore, so we are making progress.
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    Refilling pool tomorrow and need some advice re: chemicals/additives

    Ok, here we go: FC: 1 CC: 0 CYA: less than 20 (could still see the black dot until the tube was overflowing) TA: 140 CH: 450ppm Ph: 7.8 Next steps (?): Get CYA above 30. Lower Ph to 7.2. Get FC to 12. Question about my CH level. Is that high? What is my "Goal" level for the Pool Math calc?
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    Refilling pool tomorrow and need some advice re: chemicals/additives

    My TF-100 doesn't get here until late this week or early next, so I won't be able to begin SLAM until then, correct? Assuming the only testing material I have is the cheap drop kit from the pool store, what is the minimum I could/should do to the pool once it's filled to hold me over until I...
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    Refilling pool tomorrow and need some advice re: chemicals/additives

    The only number on the jug is 163331339C. That it?
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    Refilling pool tomorrow and need some advice re: chemicals/additives

    Right, so I don't know what the date code should look like but there were two numbers on one of the boxes (I have two boxes with two gallons in each one) that weren't SKUs. They are: 20128HDX (Printed on the bottom of the box), and 16333 13:40 (printed on the side). And it looks like you...
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    Refilling pool tomorrow and need some advice re: chemicals/additives

    We were quite the attraction yesterday. At one point, we had 11 of the neighborhood kids in our tiny backyard while I was (literally) in the deep end scrubbing the walls. Being the fun neighbor that I am, I put them to work immediately. :) My major stressor this morning was the lines on the...
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    Refilling pool tomorrow and need some advice re: chemicals/additives

    Thanks for the replies everyone! Still confused, but at least I feel like I've got the resources (and people) I need to do this the right way. Ok, I bit the bullet and bought the TF-100 from Pool Supply World. Should be here by the 7th. And before I start filling, I've got some stains on...
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    Refilling pool tomorrow and need some advice re: chemicals/additives

    Our pool became more swamp and less pool this fall, so I went ahead and drained it today. Tomorrow first thing I'll start to refill it. I've seen half a dozen recommendations on what chemicals to add and when to add them when refilling the pool. It's overwhelming. Am I SLAMing the thing...
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    Hayward EcoStar Var Speed Error Message - Key Error 68

    Appreciate the offer -- sorry it's taken me so long to reply. The pump was installed in March of 2014, I believe. However, we are not the original owners (installed prior to our buying the house) so I'm guessing that any warranty that might be left wouldn't transfer. Interesting thing is, I...
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    Hayward EcoStar Var Speed Error Message - Key Error 68

    I've got the Hayward EcoStar SP3400VSP pump, and at some point this week the thing turned on by itself and started running in Quick Clean. When I heard it running this afternoon, I went out to turn it off but none of the buttons were working, so I killed power at the switch (not breaker in...
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    Not getting flow to all in-floor cleaning heads - A&A Magnasweep

    I ended up pulling my filters out and soaking them in a cleaning solution overnight. The pool guy suggested my filters may be dirty and restricting the water flow and, even though I didn't really believe this to be a possibility, I gave them a good cleaning anyway just to cover all my bases. I...
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    Not getting flow to all in-floor cleaning heads - A&A Magnasweep

    Yeah, sorry you couldn't see the screen in the vid. I'm not sure what speed the pump was at yesterday. It was set to 3150 rpm in the past but we've since had the motor serviced and I don't know if they changed the setting at that time. I've got the filters out to clean and the system shut...