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  1. Lskul60

    Help with pool covering, tried everything!

    If you keep pool water hi, and a large inflatable in the center of the pool, pitching the cover towards the sides, so that and rain or snow runs off, it would seem like your cover would not have too much stress on it.
  2. Lskul60

    Help with pool covering, tried everything!

    pictures would help. thx
  3. Lskul60

    Fiberglass 16x40 DIY install (PICS)

    Awesome job JPont. well done. what is this tho?
  4. Lskul60

    Stable chemistry, cloudy after adding phosfree

    I’ll admit There are many many things in this world that I know nothing about. But what’s the issue with getting a test kit shipped to Canada ? What if you were to buy one from a 3rd party, such as eBay or Amazon ?
  5. Lskul60

    Started Down the Road to Liner Replacement

    That's awesome. Seems as if it was made in a reasonable amount of time, installed on the day that was scheduled for, They showed up on time, and did the work in slightly over 4 hours? wow. I am impressed. Good luck and enjoy
  6. Lskul60

    ZERO filter pressure, weak return flow, pump won't prime

    wow! That’s great about cleaning the impeller. I actually see the note your pool guy left , saying that’s what you needed or do. It’s in the photo. Now you have to learn about hair nets. Yes, hair nets. You can buy 100 of them for like $7 on amazon. You put them in your skimmer baskets, and...
  7. Lskul60

    leak in vinyl pool

    since youre in the shallow end, you can reach down there with some dye (or even use some phenol red). squirt it slowly by the stains (holes). if it gets rapidly sucked in, then you've found your leak(s).
  8. Lskul60

    Stable chemistry, cloudy after adding phosfree

    Since you have a SWG, your CYA should be around 70. Also, for the rest of this pool's life, please ignore the hardness reading. Vinyl pools do not care about calcium/hardness. Pool stores ignore this fact too, and will try to sell you more useless chem's
  9. Lskul60

    ZERO filter pressure, weak return flow, pump won't prime

    When you get home? Priorities man. I think you should take the rest of the day off and see what's going on. but that's just me ;)
  10. Lskul60

    ZERO filter pressure, weak return flow, pump won't prime

    let us know what happens when you switch your multiport valve to re-circulate, rather than filter. NOTE* - only change the setting on the multiport, while the pump is turned off. Never move the lever with water running.
  11. Lskul60

    ZERO filter pressure, weak return flow, pump won't prime

    there is usually a bleeder valve on the filter, adjacent to the pressure gauge. perhaps it looks something like this. With the filer running, you open it letting out air. Keep it open until you get strong stream of water. Then close.
  12. Lskul60

    ZERO filter pressure, weak return flow, pump won't prime

    Did you bleed the air relief valve on the filter?
  13. Lskul60

    ZERO filter pressure, weak return flow, pump won't prime

    what he said. "If you put your filter into "recirculate" mode, it will bypass the filter. If your flow returns to normal, you know the problem is the filter." also, what was going on when the problem started? Did you all of a sudden notice the low pressure, low flow and air in the returns...
  14. Lskul60

    Need a good source for budget hardware to mount solar panels to roof

    PVC Conduit clamp. Home Depot. comes in many sizes Very budget friendly.
  15. Lskul60

    SWG reversed

    In all seriousness, do you perhaps have better water chemistry now, then when your cell was on 90% of the time ? Maybe you now have proper CYA and your TA and pH are ideal, and you have no algae, whereas in the past, you had zero CYA and poorly balanced water and therefore you had no FC ?
  16. Lskul60

    SWG reversed

    Interesting. Perhaps, just close your eyes , take a deep breath, exhale , and say thank you. Your cell will now be operating 1/9 the amount of time. I know you’re in Florida, but if you’re ever in NY, i’d ask that you stop by and clean my cell too. 😉
  17. Lskul60

    SWG reversed

    It seems more likely that the more efficient output is due to cell cleaning, rather than the direction of flow. How much buildup was on the plates prior to cleaning?
  18. Lskul60

    Very high chlorine readings for several weeks

    Is your chlorine reagent fresh ? Perhaps it’s expired
  19. Lskul60

    Filtration question

    +1. Y'all are doing math like the water was a solid. A fluid mixes and intermingles constantly seeking equilibrium. There is a $13 dollar college word for that characteristic but I forgot it.
  20. Lskul60

    how much DE for 48 sq ft filter

    Don’t backwash ? Backwash you must !
  21. Lskul60

    Filtration question

    The actual math here is what’s called Zeno’s paradox. The case being that if you are a certain distance from an object (let’s say a wall), and each step you take is half way to the wall, you will never actually reach the wall.
  22. Lskul60

    high water-level & effect on filtration

    Other than sacrificing skimming the surface debris, the water will be filtered just fine.
  23. Lskul60

    how much DE for 48 sq ft filter

    5 pounds on a fresh fill 4 pounds after a backwash 2 coffee cans worth = 1 pound Actual Scooper = 1 pound
  24. Lskul60

    While at work...

    sonofagun. you actually did it
  25. Lskul60

    Winter Cover with diving board, latter, slide, etc....?

    It might and will bunch up around the posts, but it’s flexible and would be fine.
  26. Lskul60

    Winter Cover with diving board, latter, slide, etc....?

    Solid Vinyl pool cover. with water bags, you're looking at $350 tops. Lasts around 5 years
  27. Lskul60

    While at work...

    That looks like a severe under-utilization of a yellow Texas Recreation Sunsation 70 Inch Thick Foam Raft Lounger Pool Float. The Horror
  28. Lskul60

    Dirty Pool

    I would say yes, it is possible that the “spider gasket” in your multi-port could be worn and recirculating unfiltered water. This would send dirt (And perhaps DE ) back into the pool. Not sure which multi-port you have, but read about replacing the gasket online first. I’m sure you can even...
  29. Lskul60

    Fix small hole in floor of vinyl liner?

    I fully agree with Ship. Patching a liner is easy, "fun," and a sense of accomplishment. This stuff works great and should be about $15 Make sure you "round" the corners of the patch.