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  1. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    Could I have some more explanation on pressure testing? I have a small air compressor that I think can do 100 PSI, but I have no idea where to start. Also, as mentioned previously I think that I have two suction lines. One to the skimmer and one to what I think was a vacuum hookup. This pipe...
  2. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    Just another update. Yesterday it got really hot and sunny so the ground was drying out quick and my pump was showing air bubbles again. Today, it rained a ton, which fixed it again. It's going to be raining even more tonight and my pool got so full (above the skimmer) from today's rain that I...
  3. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    Just an update... As mentioned we had a lot of rain again yesterday. It rained all day. Today, my system is running like a champ. Everything looks exactly like it should. There is not a single bubble in my pump basket, it almost looks as if there is no water in there (there is!) I haven't had...
  4. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    😂 Yes. I have also checked the impeller. We (mostly my dad, who is much more knowledgeable) actually opened the pump up to check the impeller when the basket wasn't holding proper water level. And I recently checked it again, with a clothes hanger wire.. nothing in there.
  5. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    I wonder!! My husband had to give TP to coworker that had run completely out and was desperate, lol.
  6. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    Okay, I'll keep in mind. It's still out of stock, however! :eek:
  7. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    We don't have a Home Depot, just Atwoods and Lowes here :( I already do have cal hypo. I have 12, 1lb bags of In The Swim. I'll probably have to get some more if I am to slam with it.
  8. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    My mom has a sams membership. But... Heres my sams, I guess? All I see is a 3pk of Clorox, or Germicidal Bleach, I don't think you are suppose to use either? Either way, both say out of stock online / in store. :( 'Chlorine' only brings up tablets.
  9. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    We have three "pool stores" here. It is a small town. One is dedicated to chemicals only, and they do not sell any liquid chlorine :rolleyes:. The other two are more geared towards parts/selling you a pool, but carry some chemicals...again, no liquid chlorine. Just pucks and powders. "Pool...
  10. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    I have not! I didn't even know that you could. Where is that possible from? Everywhere I've looked just says "pick up in store" or "delivery unavailable for this product"
  11. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    I can try that however the only method I have right now is using bags of cal hypo. There is not a single container of chlorine, anywhere, I call nearly daily around town. :( I currently have 12 1lb bags. Not sure how to use them either!
  12. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    Right now, things seem to be running good - PSI is at 4, RPMS are at 1900. Yes, I think when things slow down my PSI jumps to around 8. Priming PSI is about 18 which I think is the true PSI you are supposed to look at on a variable speed. That never seems to change. Always 18. Last summer...
  13. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    It’s raining today so here is a pic from Friday. My water looks green because my liner is stained yellow with iron :) Free Chlorine: 3.5 CCs: 0 Total Alkalinity: 40 PH: 7.2 Calcium Hardness: 25? This test is always weird for me. It never goes red. It it purple and then 1 drop turns it...
  14. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    Hello, Yes. I have always only moved the valve in one direction, the same, every time. I have never moved it the opposite way. And I always turn the pump off before making any movement with the valve. I don't think I've waited very long between restarting the pump. Just a few minutes.
  15. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    My filter pressure seems to be around 8. This is actually a change from before, where my filter pressure would read 0 unless I was priming which apparently is standard for a variable speed pump and what happened all last summer. But yes, my filter pressure is unusual compared to last year too...
  16. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    Didn't think about checking the gasket there. It is a really weird thing the previous owners installed, like it was just too high and they said oh well lol. I will experiment with that tomorrow.
  17. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    I don't run it at 900 :) It's just where the bubbles from the jets get very apparent. If I run it at 1300, after about an hour, the movement of water through the system and out of the jets is so low that it almost looks as if nothing is moving. That is the main issue at the moment... after the...
  18. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    So there isn’t a main drain on this pool, it seems one of those valves is the skimmer and the other one is for a pipe that seems to have been used for a vacuum. Ive closed and opened the one to the pipe and noticed no difference. I have been worried about trying to close the skimmer one incase...
  19. Strawberryshortcake

    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    I've had a problem with my pump since about the very end of the season last year and I have been trying to figure it out but I have no been successful. I am sure it is an air leak? But the symptoms have changed recently and I'm not sure anymore. So, at first, the pump basket wasn't holding...
  20. Strawberryshortcake

    So... there is no bleach in this town. Should I use pucks for a while...?

    I put my pucks in today. Used my last bottle of bleach a few days ago and just can't find anymore. As mentioned I also bought some cal-hypo bags. This is how we spent easter.. :p still too cold for us! Also the puck holder is so dang cute I'll probably leave it in the pool all the time lol
  21. Strawberryshortcake

    So... there is no bleach in this town. Should I use pucks for a while...?

    Yeah I don't know. Lowes is packed here too. :\ But I called them & other hardware stores... atwoods..walmart...kroger..harps..even DG. NO bleach / "pool chlorine" ! I wonder how long this is going to go on for. Got pucks coming, and I also ordered bags of cal-hypo since that doesn't have CYA...
  22. Strawberryshortcake

    So... there is no bleach in this town. Should I use pucks for a while...?

    Awesome, I have a sams membership so I can order those. But then.. what do I do with them? 😝 Do i need some sort of holder or something?
  23. Strawberryshortcake

    So... there is no bleach in this town. Should I use pucks for a while...?

    We do have an atwoods. Last time I called, they were out too - but that is typically where I get my bleach! @kimkats could I ask what brand of pucks you're using? There seem to be a lot out there and I'm not sure what to buy!
  24. Strawberryshortcake

    So... there is no bleach in this town. Should I use pucks for a while...?

    SWG is on my list of upgrades... eventually! 😝 I can’t afford it right now but man do I hate lugging bleach around. I don’t have a home depot and my local lowe’s has pool chlorine that is always a year or more out of date 🙃and they store it outside. Pool chlorine was gone at my walmarts. No...
  25. Strawberryshortcake

    So... there is no bleach in this town. Should I use pucks for a while...?

    I'm not in dire need yet, with the temperature still cold my pool is only needing bleach every few weeks. However, it's warming up, and there simply isn't any bleach due to the virus. Every store is wiped out, and to be honest, I am not going to keep going back in the next few weeks as this...
  26. Strawberryshortcake

    Forgot to run pool last night, now have ice. What should I do?

    Do you think I should remove the ice sheet from the pump basket and add some water to it first?
  27. Strawberryshortcake

    Forgot to run pool last night, now have ice. What should I do?

    We did not winterize the pool because our winters are very mild the last several years. It was nearly 80 degrees last week. On the nights temps drop to 20s, which is rare, I just ran the pool pump. However, I forgot to do that last night, and woke up to a frozen pool. It is a pretty thin sheet...
  28. Strawberryshortcake

    Pump isn’t keeping prime on low speed

    Here are some gifs of the pump. Today it's much worse then when I first noticed it. First day: Today. Hard to see the water level with the condensation on the lid, but it's 1/2 or less. Here is the water flow coming into the skimmer, which seems normal/as usual.