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    Cracked lid, part # ?

    Yes, it is blue square. It is from the floor cleaning system
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    Cracked lid, part # ?

    This part (lid) is cracked and was pumping water up in the air, lost a good amount of water but luckily my neighbor caught it and informed me before it drained my entire pool. Anybody know what the part number is or what the part is called.
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    Looking to install a salt water chlorine generator.

    Here is a picture of my setup, looks like the best place to install is the long horizontal pipe with the hose bib attached. I’m not even sure why that is there, I’ve never used it. Any recommendations on which one I should buy?
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    Closing a Pool in AZ?

    OK so I made it through the summer with all the great help here, even getting my CYA down to manageable numbers. I see all these people "closing" their pools for the winter. I would think this is not even a thing in Southwest AZ. Anyway how long should the pump be running and at what speed? I...
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    CYA 220 & TDS 5500 - yikes! new to this pool - only 3 weeks.

    Some days it’s a half gallon other days when I want to keep the chlorine higher I do a gallon each night.
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    Can I use a “regular” magnetic stirrer? *pic included*

    I already have the speedstir, but I want to make this. You have a link or video? This is awesome!
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    To Calcium or Not to Calcium..

    So your saying your Calcium Hardness dropped by adding Borax?
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    Calcium Hardness

    I live in AZ I have hard water, how do most people handle this. Let it creep up over the summer and just leave it high then when winter comes do a partial drain to get the CH down?
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    TF 100 Total Alkalinity

    Simple question, Pool Math shows TA should be between 70-90 but the paperwork I received with my TF 100 states the TA should be between 100-120 for manually chlorinated pools (which is what have) What range should I be using?
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    CYA 220 & TDS 5500 - yikes! new to this pool - only 3 weeks.

    I’m in AZ also, had the same issue, previous owners used pucks all the time, of course it was June and above 100 everyday, I ended up doing the water replacement, pump in deep end and fill in shallow end. Took me 4 days non stop to get back down to 60 CYA. I feel your pain. In the past few...
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    Damaged Skimmer

    I guess the previous owners kids could have done it.
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    Damaged Skimmer

    Is it normal for door to slam that hard into the tabs to damage/break them? Its like that on both sides and my new door has a crack.
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    Damaged Skimmer

    I thought I was doing something good when I replaced the weir door but I didn’t pay attention or I didn’t know the skimmer tabs were actually broken. I have attached a picture (not the greatest, it’s under water) of the weir door and you can see the tabs that hold it from flopping forward are...
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    Amount of Chlorine

    I know everybody will have different answers but I am just curious for those of us without SWG that are Liquid Chlorine dumpers how much are you putting in your pool per day? I would imagine your dumping everyday and is it a gallon, half gallon?
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    Water Bugs

    Looking up online from what I can tell is they are water boatman. I don’t have tons of bugs just a couple everyday. I scoop them out when I see them. Just wish I had none. I always keep up on my chlorine levels and everything as for numbers look good. Not sure if this is just normal.
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    Water Bugs

    Have bugs in the water not sure why? Any help greatly appreciated. Here are my TF100 test kit numbers. CYA=50 FC=5.5 CC=0 PH=8.2 TA=80 CH=375 (tap water is 200 sure is hard to keep this down)
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    Getpoolparts.com

    I ordered from them and the part came quick and was exactly what I wanted. No issues, I would order from them again
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    FC testing

    I have been reading a lot on these forums and I keep seeing different numbers for testing FC. Some state multiply drops by .2 some .5 Some state different amounts of pool water, 25ml and 10ml. I’m using the instructions that came with the TF100 and it states 10ml and multiply .5 Anybody able to...
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    New (to us) Home with In Ground Pool

    I am in Arizona, it’s usually sunny and 100 plus degree weather for the next 3 months. I figured it was best to get my CYA down before starting this pool maintenance. I most likely would have been dumping in 3-4 gallons a day (I think) and that was just not cost effective. Water is a whole lot...
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    New (to us) Home with In Ground Pool

    So here is where I’m at after 3 weeks and think. Water exchange twice to finally get the CYA down to 60. Started the SLAM process and stayed on top of it. Finally the OCLT held up last night, didn’t lose any. Final results are as follows FC=12 (still letting it drift down) CC=.5 PH=7.8 CH=375...
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    This is weird. I took the cover off the pool. it didn't look too bad. Bought nine bottles of bleach.

    How do we bottle up this said bacteria to sell as “CYA reducer”? We could be millionaires.
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    Getpoolparts.com

    See pic..
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    Getpoolparts.com

    Anybody order from getpoolparts.com ? Looks like they have good prices and they have the weir I need.
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    New (to us) Home with In Ground Pool

    Thats a great tip. Thanks So I figured I would take the pool lights (led) out and see what it looked like. WOW :sick:WOW it was bad! Algae everywhere, I took my tooth brush and went to town. It looks so much better but now I have algae floating all over :LOL: There are some places in the light...
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    Swimming with filter on

    Remember this is my first in ground pool so I am still learning. I guess I am just thinking back to my above ground pool days. On the cheap above ground pools the manufacture would put the pump inlet hose up so high that my kids always would get splashing and playing so rough that they would...
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    Swimming with filter on

    Is it okay to swim with the filter on? If it is, should it be set to floor drain instead of skimmer so air can’t get into the system?
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    New (to us) Home with In Ground Pool

    Well after a couple of water exchanges, I finally was able to get the CYA at a reasonable level. (60) Obviously this isn’t optimal but it’s a start. I can start slamming but I will be using lots of chlorine and more reagents. Should I keep water exchanging to get even lower or just run with this...
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    New (to us) Home with In Ground Pool

    While in SLAM mode and if I don’t pass OCLT, kids can still swim as long as the FC is over the recommended range and below the SLAM range, correct? Or does everybody need to stay out until the OCLT passes?
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    Wifi at pool area

    Yes, yes you are :ROFLMAO:
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    Wifi at pool area

    Yes, yes, yes to all of this. I have used this equipment for a few people and it’s great. If you are somewhat proficient with networking it will help. If you get stuck they have a forum to help you out.