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    Unlimited (sort of) Ice

    I figured.... just seems like a lot of ice!
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    Unlimited (sort of) Ice

    I am a little slow... do ya'll use the ice to cool down your pools at all? Is that a thing?
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    Heater only for spa?

    Good afternoon.... I have an in-ground 10k gallon pool with a spill over spa. I bought the house last year with a broken poll heater (I knew it was broken). Now, I am starting to look into possibly getting a new heater and had a few simple questions. FYI- the old one was natural gas and there is...
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    Leak in backwash valve?

    Thanks for the reply. Ya I’m going to take the housing and everything off and see if I can find the problem. If not, just may buy a new housing and try that.
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    Leak in backwash valve?

    Good afternoon, earlier this summer I thought I had a leak I my return line but discovered that the leak was in my return valve as I had a slow but continuous run of water going through the backwash valve (runs underground direct to sewage line.... can see the valve below that allows me to...
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    Pool leaks when not running?

    Good afternoon. I have been dealing with what may/may not be a minor leak for a year. Just when I think I have it figured out, something else happens. A few weeks ago I thought I had a leak and did the bucket test to confirm I did. I did some troubleshooting and realized I had a bad o-ring on...
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    Prep for vacation

    I am leaving tomorrow for a week as well. My plan was to raise the FC to SLAM levels and add a few chlorine pucks?
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    High FC burn off rate?

    I burn about that much here lately as well.
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    Pump cycle times?

    Interesting... I always thought it needed to run longer to keep the water moving/flowing.
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    Pump cycle times?

    Wait, so you only need to run your pump for a few hours/day? I always had it an hour for every ten degrees in temperature (90 degrees= 9 hours). Without the pump running, wont the algae come back?
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    Leak in backwash pipe?

    Good afternoon, I’m trying to determine where a leak In my pool is and I have noticed that when I open my backwash valve water slowly falls out.... my backwash is connected to a pipe that hooks into my sewer line so this valve is usually not opened I just opened it to see what would happen...
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    Possible leak with no air bubbles

    Whoops don’t know why that posted again. Well I wouldn’t say the Val es are failing for say but when I open the valve that normally would open the backwash line, water flows out slowly. Which makes me wonder if the water is slowly spilling out into the sewer line. I’m going to listen into...
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    Possible leak with no air bubbles

    Is it possible that there could be a leak in the plumbing by the filter and backwash valve? I just did a backwash and noticed that even when the pump is set to normal (not backwash) and I open the backwash valve water slowly flows out? When I put it in backwash the water shoots out.... FYI this...
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    Possible leak with no air bubbles

    Is it possible that there could be a leak in the plumbing by the filter and backwash valve? I just did a backwash and noticed that even when the pump is set to normal (not backwash) and I open the backwash valve water slowly flows out? When I put it in backwash the water shoots out.... FYI this...
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    Possible leak with no air bubbles

    I hate to not run my pump for that long.... it could take several days if trying all possible culprits.
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    Possible leak with no air bubbles

    That is smart. So cap them one at a time or all and turn off the pump for like a day with them all capped and see if it drops ?
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    Possible leak with no air bubbles

    Good morning, happy 4th. I suspected a leak in my pool as I was adding water about 3x week (probably losing an inch or two each time.). I did the bucket test over the last 36 hours and the pool did in fact lose more than the bucket. There is zero air in my return lines. Does anyone have any...
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    Stains.... causes and anyway to remove?

    Good morning, Anyone help me out in figuring out these pool stains, and how to prevent/remove them? This is my first summer with the pool and as far as I can remember these stains have been here the entire time. My chemistry is good.... although earlier I realized that my CH was very low...
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    First DE Clean... PSI never returned to same level?

    8 grids... all the same size except one that is smaller.
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    First DE Clean... PSI never returned to same level?

    I do not know! I would guess you are correct with the bump style because the amount of DE I found in there even after back washing seemed like a lot. I think I will go with jblizzle's advice and just stick to breaking down and cleaning a few times each year.
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    First DE Clean... PSI never returned to same level?

    So I did a full DE filter clean.... took it apart and knocked out all the old medium.... re-installed and added back the correct/suggested amount. I noticed that my psi never returned to where it normally was (12 PSI and about 17 when a backwash was required)... and instead is at about 8 psi...
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    Help rapid chlorine loss

    Good afternoon. I did a slam earlier this year here in Dallas and everything g seemed to be going good for a few months. I slacked on running all the tests past chlorine and ph. I ran them all the other day and came up with these numbers. FC 4 Ph 8.2 Ch 150 Ta 110 Cya 30 I ran these numbers...
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    Test Daily? Ever just add x amount of bleach/day?

    Awesome. I found myself testing daily and adding roughly 3rd of a bottle almost routinely. Figured this was the case but needed to run it by some more experienced people. Thanks.
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    Test Daily? Ever just add x amount of bleach/day?

    I am curious if everyone here tests every single day? Is it possible to just get in a groove and understand that depending upon the weather your pool will go through x amount of chlorine a day?
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    Another help me select a robot thread!

    Where is the best place/Site to shop for these robots? A pool guy I talked to told me he could sell me some but there is large markup on them and he suggested I search the internet. I have found a few online and am looking at the Oasis Z5i and the Nautalis.... obvioulsy one is double the price...
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    So this just happened....

    Just stumbled into this post as I am looking to buy a robot. So, did the first 300I only last a couple years and you just replaced it? Are these models available online?
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    New Heater. Costs and is it worth it in TX?

    Thanks for the input. As far as I know and what I was told from previous owner... the heater that is on the pad is dead-dead-dead. Uninstalled and the pipe is capped off. So it is a thing and possible to get a heater and only turn it on for a weekend when we think we would use it? Give it...
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    New Heater. Costs and is it worth it in TX?

    Good morning. I have a house with a pool in Plano TX. When we bought the house the pool had a heater that was inoperable (CNG I believe) and still on the equipment pad un-installed. I was wondering if anyone had some insights into what it would roughly cost to install a new heater (and remove...
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    DFW Metroplex - Looking For Referrals - Pool Repair / Refinish

    Following.... I am in the same boat in Plano. I tried all troubleshooting and came to the conlusion there is an underground leak from my North Skimmer line.... I also know that I am not smart at this so I paid a PB $90 to come out and he ended up with the same conclusion. I am in the process of...