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    DE on bottom of tank and not on filters

    Short synopsis: - noticed 7lb drop in filter pressure with no change in media - had a couple instances of alerts on my SWG for low flow - opened and cleaned filters then recharged with 9lb of DE slurry but pressure still low from norm. - DE repeatedly deposited on bottom of pool after cleaning...
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    Water bug Infestation

    I recently went on a week long vacation and came back to clumps of black under the water. Upon closer inspection, I realized the clumps were dozens maybe hundreds of . I did a quick Google of what could cause the mass infestation and most of what I saw was algae related. I made sure to check...
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    Cyclic Battle with High pH and Low TA

    My pool is almost 9 months old and now that it’s swim season again I’m fighting to keep my pH low and my TA high. I’ve searched online and it mostly seems to deal with pools that have high pH and TA or low pH and low TA. My pool seems to like to sit higher in the pH, between 7.5-7.8, and...
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    Stamped Concrete Overlay/Other Ideas on RBB Exterior

    I have a negatively sloped yard that gives me an interesting design consideration for the exposed exterior of the raised bond beam. Initially the PB was going to just spray the same textured deck coating on this surface, but I will have a couple patios around this backside of the pool so I...
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    Pentair help NEEDED - 3mo Journey for Screws!

    I have been dealing with Pentair support for the past 3 months to get them to send me the proper screws to mount the CVA actuators that came with my ET8 P/S and a separate Intellivalve. I can't be the only one trying to put Pentair Actuators onto Pentair Valves, but according to them no one...
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    Drainless pool experience question revisit

    I’m at the start of getting my IG “sport” pool built and one of the members here suggested I look into forgoing a main drain due to the size and use of the pool. A quick Google search doesn’t yield many results and seems to not be widely adopted. Is this because PB do not like change, the...
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    Features on a budget - IG build in Central Texas

    After a couple of months talking with numerous fiberglass and concrete pool builders we have finally signed a contract to start our first pool build! We decided on the concrete for the design flexibility to give us the most features for our dollar. It will be approximately a 10k gallon "sport"...
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    Is second pump really needed? Ecostar VS Main

    In the process of building a 10k gallon IG with a couple water features -- 2 bubblers and a 24" sheer. When I asked the PB if we could add a second 24" sheer they stated I would need to add a separate pump at the cost of $1k. They have me setup for an Ecostar VS pump as the main pump, which...