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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

    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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    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    First of all, I'm pretty green when it comes to pools and their operation/maintenance, so please bear with me I'll be sure to add any additional info as requested. I'm just not sure what all I should put here right out of the gate. We bought our house in Feb '15, the pool (approx 10k gal) was...