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    Let's have some fun....Worlds largest pool

    Had a pool party this Saturday... I need 5000 jugs of bleach to shock please.
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    Arggghhhh!!!! Bubbles in the return...

    Background/My installation: Main Drain + Skimmer -> 4 way valve (Main Drain, Skimmer, 1/2 or off) -> pump -> filter -> swg -> 2 returns Last week I noticed that I was getting air bubbles out of one of my return jets. Don't know exactly when it started but I suspect that it was soon after I...
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    Anyone dump their Robot?

    I kept the pump on... If you want a cleaner that stays just on the bottom of the pool get an Aquabot Pool Rover plus (also sold as the iRobot Verro 300 or the Aquajet or aqua turbo jet) or a Nitro.
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    Anyone dump their Robot?

    Had them all... 2005, 2006: Aquabot Turbo The Aquabot turbo was nothing but nothing but trouble. It got stuck on the main drain, stairs, return lines. It would eat it's own power cord when cleaning the water line. Far from drop it in and forget it. 2006, 2007: Aquabot Pool Rover Plus Same...
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    Always backwash filter after opening?

    Each season, after opening when the water chemistry is where I want... I backwash whether needed or not. I also backwash at least once a month regardless of what the pressure reading is. Backwashing takes less than 15 minutes, DE is cheap and I have big enough a property so waste water is not...
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    Hayward Pro Grid filter leakeing DE into pool...

    I've repaired many plastic cracks with 2 part marine epoxy putty... available at most hardware stores and sold on TV infomercials as Mighty Putty. If the tear is small enough (couple of inches or so), you can probably apply a thin coat of the stuff (work fast) and make a permanent fix.
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    Hayward Pro Grid filter leakeing DE into pool...

    Uh oh... I went through my normal opening procedure this season (filter up and running, keep it shocked with Bleach until no CC, balance water, fire up the SWG). I am seeing in the pool a powedery white stuff floating around which I suspect is DE. Particularly evident when the pump/filter...
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    Poolvergnuegen The PoolCleaner ?

    I have thepoolcleaner I don't believe there's a 2 wheel return model. I bought thepoolcleaner pressure side 4 wheel last year. Here's my review soon after I purchased it (originally on poolforum... copied here). This is the cleaner that doesn't require a booster pump. My pool is a a 26KGal...
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    Whats the best barbecue to buy?

    This one... warning... image intensive Since you've asked "Whats the best barbecue to buy?" www.komodokamado.com Pics from my backyard and virgin cook a couple of years back.... My trouble free pool in the background. This is the best (at least for me)...
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    Smartpool Nitro... Does anyone have this unit? Opinions?

    Thanks... I have a hopper bottom pool with a small shallow end. My problem with most pool cleaners have been that they tend to do a very good job of cleaning the deep end but gets to my shallow end only occasionally. How's the Nitro cleaning the shallow end?
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    Smartpool Nitro... Does anyone have this unit? Opinions?

    Looks like a bottom + hopper only robotic unit...
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    Help Picking Auto Cleaner

    Smartpool Nitro It the Nitro a pool bottom cleaner? Does it climb the hopper/angled surfaces but doesn't go vertical to clean the wall waterline? Can you tell me why the Nitro does not "generally function the way I want it to"? Does it work at all?
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    Where to buy salt

    They're all generally ~$4.50-5.00/40# bag at any of the big box stores. You want the solar salt with nothing else in it. With gas prices what they are it doesn't pay to run around to too many places. Make sure you get a reading before adding the salt. The delivered water may have some...
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    Mineral Springs SWG manufacturer?????

    Mineral Springs... This has to be the most shameless ripoff. I just got a co-worker with Mineral Springs converted to SALT. Yes CONVERT to SALT. He had been paying $500+/year for the "beginnings" (startup) and "renewal" (every week). After looking at his unit, we pulled the goldline controls...
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    Salt reading... Chlorinator or AquaChek White Test Strips?

    After reading the manual several times... Solved my problem.... The manual is not very clear but there's a temperature setting on the unit. The manual goes through how to adjust it but doesn't explain what it's for. After reading through it the first time, I assumed it was a disable feature...
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    Salt reading... Chlorinator or AquaChek White Test Strips?

    Just got my Polaris Autoclear Plus going today.. Prior to starting the SWG up I tested the salt PPMs with AquaChek white test strips and added 320lbs of salt to get the salt level to the recommended 3000~3500PPM. I then hooked up the the Autoclear Plus and started it up and the Autoclear Plus...
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    Use sodium bromide with SWG?

    John... How do you like your Autoclear Plus? So now that your Autoclear Plus has been running for about a week now... How do you like it so far? Any issues with installation/startup? I just picked up the Polaris Autoclear Plus for my 26Kgal IG. I looked at the other brands and settled on...
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    Polaris Autoclear, Autoclear Plus... ????

    It seems that everyone is getting into the SWG business these days and there is a bewildering array of options. I hadn't seen this unit before bus since there are many Polaris dealers nearby it may be an option for me... Any opinions on the Polaris Autoclear...
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    Intermatic I-Pure?

    I'm looking to install a SWG for my 26KG IG this year with gas prices what they.. scheleping jugs of bleach have some real hidden cost (seems at least 1/month I'm going to the store just to buy bleach). I had been looking at an Autopilot or a Aquarite when I ran into this...
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    Super Big Umbrella.... Experience anyone?

    I'll try a cheap one first.... I've been looking at getting some shade by the poolside and had been considering those fabric gazebos but they're just too massive and one can't get them out of the way very easily. Just for yucks, I just bought this 10-footer from eBay for ~$110 delivered. If...
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    robot cleaners

    I've had a bunch... An Aquabot Turbo, Aquabot Pool Rover Plus and now a thepoolcleaner pressure side cleaner. The Aquabot Turbo got stuck on the stairs, main drain, on the return lines, ate its own cord... nothing but trouble for my pool. The Aquabot Pool Rover was a much simpler design and...
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    Best places to buy bleach

    4 liters (litres? you wacky Canadians spell funny ;)) is about 1.06 Gallon but it's the 10.8% stuff. Without doing math I think it's about what I pay for bleach around here in upstate, NY. That said, I don't believe the sealed top won't prevent the bleach from breaking down. I would not buy...
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    I feel like my algae is here to stay-can't get rid of it!

    Re: Updated Numbers-Algae Needs to Go Away! ~3.5 jugs of 96oz 6% bleach to bump up to 15PPM FC. test every 2 hrs, keep it at 15PPM FC until TC is 0. Then ease off. Pool your size should be about a jug every 1~1.5 days. I tend to run my FC on the high end which for 50PPM CYA is 5~7PPM FC...
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    I feel like my algae is here to stay-can't get rid of it!

    You might end up with a swamp... If the test kit is a few days away you could end up with a swamp. packet of "guess" strips (just to let you know there's at least some FC in the pool). 20+ jugs of 96oz 6% bleach... Add 5 jugs to start in the PM (should bring your pool to ~15PPM FC) pump +...
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    Vacuuming

    With a 5000 gal above ground... I would say no. Enjoy the water.
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    Electric Smokers

    Build one!!! Cheaper and better... I started out with a $50 electric smoker and now have the Cadillac of all smokers/grills/cookers... But the meat doesn't care what kind of cooker is creating the heat + smoke. Just that the heat is consistent and smoke is from a good hard wood. Some of...
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    My cooker and my pool...

    195*F... You can chop at 180*F but not pull. At 195*F you can almost pull right away but if you can wait, the foil/towel trick gets you closer to swine nirvina. Now for the advanced course... If you put a pan underneath to catch the drippings, you can run it through a gravy separator to...
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    High CC, doesnt seem to want to drop

    I had this problem a while back... Went through ~$100 in Bleach shocking at night and testing in the morning. I would shock to 15PPM FC at night and in the AM I would be back down to 0PPM FC. Whatever was living in the pool was reproducing at about the rate I was killing them off. But I was...
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    Where NOT to buy bleach

    Store's fine... you were just in the wrong aisle...
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    What's your current pool temp?

    Great weather here in Upstate, NY (Dutchess County)... Great weather here in Upstate, NY (Dutchess County)... Unfortunately it's not such great swimming weather. Highs have been in the low to mid 80s and lows have been in the 60s and 50s. I put a solar cover on the pool last week (don't...