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    Is this a good price for 12.5% liquid chlorine?

    That's what I'm paying -- my local pool store charges $3.99/gal or 4 for $13.99, regularly. It's very very close to the same price per ounce of Wal-Mart brand bleach (after factoring in the larger bottles at lower solution). But I get it in smaller containers, and less possibility of it...
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    Another Baq conversion

    No loss of FC overnight. :-) CC is at 1. :roll: But it did rain a lot last night. :goodjob:
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    Sand filter leaking from flange clamp

    OK, at first the new seal and Magic Lube didn't seem to make a difference. So I moved the collar to a 90-degree position, and it seems to have stopped the leak. I'm running the filter 24x7 now, but it will be interesting to watch how this holds up once it starts cycling once a day. Thanks...
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    Another Baq conversion

    Day 6 AM check -- FC = 15, and CC = 1 Water looks good! 98% there... I had a FC loss of 2, and CC came down from 2 to 1. Hopefully only 2 more days. Thanks everyone for all your help and inspiration. I look forward to a crystal clear pool, and more $$$ in my pocket! Thanks, Chris
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    Sand filter leaking from flange clamp

    That's good info. I was tightening like mad to get the seal. I'll update ya after I get the new O-ring and sealant. Thanks!!!
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    Sand filter leaking from flange clamp

    I used the rubber mallet trick last night. Thanks for the suggestion Wolfmarsh! It helped, but did not stop the leak. Instead of a steady stream, it's now more of a drip, but from the same spot. I think the O-rings are like $10, so I'll just grab another one on the way home today. Is there...
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    Sand filter leaking from flange clamp

    I have a Hayward S220T sand filter. I replaced my sand today and now I have two small streams of water coming out from the flange clamp, near where the two bolts are, that I can't seem to stop. I've cleaned the O-ring that's on the multi-valve, as well as the top of the filter. I'm...
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    Another Baq conversion

    OK, I lost 1.5 PPM of FC last night -- plus I had already taken the day off to work on the sand (I figure the .5 could be the leaf at the bottom of the pool). Water is absolutely crystal clear. Truly stunning (pic tomorrow). So I swapped my sand for some #20 silica pool filter sand, fired up...
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    Just started a conversion last Sunday

    Lookin' good! Nice to see your pics!!!
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    Another Baq conversion

    OK then. I'm not even taking it out of my car. I found another pool store that sells this. The side of the bag says 49/20. I'm guessing that means .49mm / #20. So we'll go that route. THANKS!
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    Another Baq conversion

    I found the manufacturer of the sand here but no mention that it is specifically for the pool. Should I take it back and try another store?
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    Another Baq conversion

    OK, I may take the day off from work tomorrow to swap out the sand if my overnight FC test holds (after looking at the water today, I'm really hoping it does). It is SUPER crystal clear! I'm amazed by the results! (pic below) I stopped by the pool store today to buy sand. They only sell #16...
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    Another Baq conversion

    Looks nice and clear this morning. Tried the overnight FC test last night, but it was stormy. I went to bed with 22 PPM (I over shot) and woke up with 10 PPM. But it rained 1/2 to 3/4" overnight. So I've topped up again this morning and will just keep checking and filling and try again tonight.
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    Robotic Pool Cleaner and Pool Chemicals

    I have a robotic pool cleaner, the iRobot Verro 500. I'm in the middle of converting to chlorine from baquacil, and I need to maintain FC levels of 15 ppm. Is this chlorine level too high for my pool robot? Should I only operate it under lower FC levels? Anyone have any experience here? I...
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    Another Baq conversion

    Thanks horsegal -- keep it up, and let's see some pictures! Pic below -- it was a LOT clearer when I came home, but once I started vacuuming it, all the "stuff" became agitated and it's a little darker now. It seems my sand isn't filtering out the fine stuff. It would be nice if I could use...
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    Another Baq conversion

    Pool looks even better this afternoon! I can see the light!!! (pics soon) Quick question -- can I use my pool robot in 15 ppm chlorinated water? Will the high oxidizer levels "hurt" my robot in any way? It's an iRobot Verro.
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    iRobot Verro 500 PowerScrub

    I own the iRobot Verro 500 and love it! On my 3rd year. The only thing is that it works so well, it ends up with a really dirty filter (sock type thing) and I find myself spending a lot of time with the hose trying to clean it off. It does well for about 99% of the pool -- I usually find...
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    The Pool Calculator

    I second that request!
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    Clear Value generic bleach?

    You're absolutely right! I found an email for the supplier, and it was 3%. No wonder it was cheap.... :roll:
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    Clear Value generic bleach?

    Anyone have any experience with Clear Value generic bleach? $1.29 at the local supermarket. It's manufactured by TOPCO but the label did not disclose the % solution. http://www.findownersearch.com/clear-value/4727714/
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    Another Baq conversion

    30 hours after starting... Quick FC check in the AM showed 12 PPM, so not much loss. Getting close. Looks better (first time I can see bottom of the deep end, albeit green). Need to vacuum when I get home from work tonight. Even the dog thinks it might be time to get in!
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    Another Baq conversion

    FC was 2.5 in the AM, so another 2 gal of 12.5% solution went in. Less goo this time, although there seems to be a quantity of it on the bottom in the shallow end. Do I vacuum this stuff out during the process, or just leave it until the end? It's been 20 hours and I've used 14 bottles of...
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    Another Baq conversion

    The goo has largely disappeared now (9 PM). My FC was 10 ppm, so just needed to top up. And I backwashed to get PSI back down to 17 from 26. Should be interesting to see what happens in the AM.
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    Another Baq conversion

    4:30 PM update FC = 7 Added 1 gal of 12.5% solution More goooo! Picture attached.
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    Another Baq conversion

    OK -- 3:20 PM update. We've got GOOOO!!! :-) I measured FC using the DPD powder this time, and only 1-2 drops to make the solution clear -- so another 2 gal of 12.5% solution went in. Goo picture attached. [horsegal -- I just resize the picture in Microsoft Paint to 20% original, then use...
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    Another Baq conversion

    Long time reader, first time converter. ;-) After adding up the $$$ I spent on Baq last year, I decided to make the switch (after I stopped hyperventilating). I've been reading the forums over and over for the last few weeks, and would appreciate any encouragement or guidance as I go through...
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    painting edge coping

    I have the same question. I found on another forum that Vastec makes aluminum pool coping, and appears to sell paint for it. I haven't called them yet, but here's the link. http://www.vastec.ca/component/page,sho ... /Itemid,9/ they also have a US-based site, but no mention of paint...
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    New pool owner - question on pool robot for 16x32 inground

    I have an iRobot Verro 600 and absolutely love it! I got it on eBay "refurbed" last year for about 1/2 off the regular price.
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    Lots of sand in backwash (not return)

    Here's a puzzler from last year, which has reared its ugly head for me upon opening this year. I have a 20,000 gal in-ground pool. Hayward S-220T Sand Filter, with Vari-Flo XL valve, all powered by a Hayward Max-Flo 1 HP pump, model SP2807X10. Last year I was getting progressively more and...
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    Advice needed on a pool care "system" -- commercial or other

    We've had an inground pool (came with the house), 20,000 gal vinyl, 1 HP pump, 250 lb sand filter. Just started our 3rd season this year. I frequently travel for business (might be gone for up to 2 weeks at a time) and need something easy for the wife to manage while I'm gone. Putting on a...