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    Pool wand issue, something caught in pump, broken lateral, I hate pools.

    Since I bought my home 3 years ago this forum has been immensely helpful in keeping me sane since the house included an in ground pool. However, I'm not a pool person and have been in it maybe 3 times since buying the house. Its a source of constant maintenance even with this site's awesome...
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    Broken lateral, jets that belch air, and other miseries.

    So I've been in my home for a little over 3 years now and most of the pool equipment for my in ground pool was new like the liner, sand filter, and pump. Things have been smooth sailing even with me not maintaining as well as I should (it is very rare I ever use it) until about a few months ago...
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Can this stuff be used? I'd like something I can pick up from a Home Depot instead of going to a pool store- https://www.homedepot.com/p/DANCO-1-2-oz-Waterproof-Grease-80360/203193502
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Ugh, thats what I thought. The only other variable is Ive added quite a bit of DE to the filter as well while running it overnight to try and get ahead of the warmer weather this coming season.
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Quick question. Can a bad spider gasket cause sand in the pool? I am getting the tell tale sign of sand blown in a line at each return but am wondering if the spider gasket I haven't replaced yet is the culprit? I also have let the pump run dry on two occasions in the 3 years I have had my...
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    I just dont 'get' adding CYA.

    So after seeing how easy this stuff is to dissolve in a skimmer sock, my own post now seems insane to me. I can't imagine what others thought and I I see where I went wrong last season. I'm largely bringing this up based off of last year. I bought a standard 4 lbs jug of CYA but I never read...
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    I just dont 'get' adding CYA.

    So maybe I'm just slow but I am having no luck in adding stabilizer to my pool. Last year I tried the sock method but to no avail. At one point last year I had about 4 socks hung into the pool and all stayed full of the Clorox stablizer I filled them with. The stuff simply does not dissolve and...
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Whats a good , cheap, and easily available (non pool sote/preferably Walmart) available lubricant to use with the new gasket? Any silicon based lubricant?
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Thanks! Thats what I will order.
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Here's hoping. Im wanting to get that gasket ordered and installed before April gets here. From what I've seen there are atleast 2 variations on Amazon.
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Sorry to keep bumping this thread but my valve has everything perfectly printed on it- except for the model number which it looks to have worn away. Go figure.
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    I have a Hayward multivalve and sand filter. Will this kit work? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002NJOS3Q/?coliid=I1T7LCT2LPKGMP&colid=1K20L2PC15E0F&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Hey guys sorry to bump an old thread but its apparent I have a bad spider gaskep since my backwash is leaking through anytime the pump is on. So this promps the question- is this something I can with the system 'under pressure'? As in as long as the pump is off, can I leave the multiport on the...
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    So I bought my home last year and it had an in ground pool with a low of newer equipment but the multi valve to go from Filter/Backwash/Rinse/etc has become progressively more difficult to move. It is now to the point that it takes both arms and putting body weight into moving this thing. There...
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    Dollar store brand bleach 6% minimum?

    Yikes. Maybe thats why I didn't see the concentration listed anywhere despite scouring the bottle.
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    Dollar store brand bleach 6% minimum?

    So not only is the standard Walmart brand 10% hard to find since they only stock it seasonally but I've seen Roses/dollar store brand bleach for only 1.50 a gallon and with recent date codes. My question is it mandated that all brands have to be at least 6% minimum? 3 bucks for 2 gallons isn't...
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    CYA reading under 10 after 2 tests.

    Glad I listened and waited on adding more CYA. I tested again today and am at about 28. I may just add a rough estimate of 1 lbs to raise it further.
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    CYA reading under 10 after 2 tests.

    Yeah a SLAM is what I was planning on doing since I neglected to do anything to the pool over the winter since last season. It has probably been 4-5 months since I've actively added any bleach to the pool. The water has stayed clear until recently. I can run the overnight test but I'm pretty...
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    CYA reading under 10 after 2 tests.

    :lol: Would it be a waste of time to test CYA tomorrow if I added 4 lbs Tuesday? I have another 4 lbs jug I bought but upon advice am waiting to add it. CYA was noticeably higher but still doesn't register at 20 as of this morning. I'm using the black dot style CYA test. Only reason I'm antsy...
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    CYA reading under 10 after 2 tests.

    Just so were clear are we talking about a skimmer sock or an actual foot sock?
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    CYA reading under 10 after 2 tests.

    I guess a better question would be if I added 4 lbs, how long should I wait for the CYA to fully dissolve? I am continuing to run the pump (been over 24 hours at this point) and the readings I'm getting are still sub 20.
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    CYA reading under 10 after 2 tests.

    Ok Im back with a question. I watched a youtube video on how to add CYA and with the first 4lbs jug I just removed the filter basket and slowly poured the CYA in there. Upon getting a 2nd jug, I can see that quite a bit has settled in the bottom of the basket area and I had to stir it up for...
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    CYA reading under 10 after 2 tests.

    Makes sense. Thanks guys!
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    CYA reading under 10 after 2 tests.

    Hey guys. I'm getting ready to open my pool soon so I did a CYA test with my Taylor test kit. The pool has been untouched with any additives since last season including not being covered and only running the pump in freezing conditions. CYA was at 40 last season. Both CYA tests I did recently...
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    Best way to clean heavy sediment from unclosed Southern pool?

    I should clarify that I don't mean tons of leaves or anything- just fine sediment from a winter. Even if the particles are small, am I in danger of clogging something just by vacuuming?
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    Best way to clean heavy sediment from unclosed Southern pool?

    So I didn't close my pool all winter since I'm in SC and only ran the pump in freezing conditions. I didn't bother with any additives or covering and the water remained clear and blue all winter. The weather has been nice lately and I'd like to clean the pool to prepare for opening since its...
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    When does Walmart start carrying pool bleach?

    So if the pool bleach I'm finding has date codes making it 6 months or older, I take it I should just settle for fresh 6% instead?
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    When does Walmart start carrying pool bleach?

    Got any good links? There was none available at my local Walmat but Lowes did have some but its all 6 months old. This prompts the question. How old can the 10% bleach be before it becomes a better buy to simply buy the 6% laundry bleach? Is there a general rule of thumb?
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    When does Walmart start carrying pool bleach?

    I'm in SC and we've had a wave of warmer days with temps in the high 60s and low 70s. I haven't been regularly adding bleach to my pool (I didn't close for the summer) but I'm wondering when Walmart starts carrying bleach? My water is still perfectly clear but I may shock early if the warm...