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    Alternative Backwash Hose

    Just a quick note on that. Typically, the 1 3/4" fire hose only comes in 50' sections. Even if you could find it in 100' it would be extremely bulky to carry. Two 50' sections will work just fine for you and they assemble together easily. When asking your local FD just ask them if they have...
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    Test results and CYA

    I think it is. If you do it the other way and add it to the skimmer you are not able to backwash for some time.
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    Really need some input please!

    Unfortunately, you will not be able to take control of this pool until you get a test kit, that is trusted, of your own. Please only get one of the recommended ones mentioned in reply #2 of this thread. I highly recommend adding a speed stir with your purchase of the test kit to simplify...
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    Winter and the TF-100

    You won't regret getting the stirrer! Can't live without mine now.
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    TFP Success - Green to Clean in 13 days

    Thanks you guys! Jblizzle, I plan on making a contribution soon.
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    TFP Success - Green to Clean in 13 days

    I don't reply too much on this site but set back and read tons, and tons. However, if I do see someone who is going through an issue or the same situation as I have, then I'll chime in hopefully being able to help. Anyway, I just wanted to share my story of opening my pool this year in hopes...
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    Need help with my filter system

    Any possibility this is dead algae? Have you vacuumed since you started killing algae and clearing the pool?
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    My project pool in FL that needs a lot of work.

    Ditto!! It sucks and is hard on the back but it is what I done too.
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    My project pool in FL that needs a lot of work.

    I just completed a project just like yours last year during the hottest part of the summer. It was rough work but it took us 3 days to complete. I was worried that installing the liner would be the hardest part but don't fret over that, it's the easy part and extra hands help out a ton but it...
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    I made a pool logger

    Gotcha, thanks! On the quick calculator link, My test results are 1.5 lower than my required FC. I click the calculator button, enter my target of 20 and it says to add 0.0 oz of bleach to reach your target. I have setup my my setting but can't figure out why it isn't telling me how much I...
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    I made a pool logger

    Has anyone had an issue logging in? I have just setup an account for the pool logger and when I get my user Id and password entered I press the login button. As soon as the button is pressed the password disappears and says a warning of error logging in. Any suggestions?
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    2017 Bleach Prices

    Rural King in my area has a sale going on right now. 4 gallons Liquid Shock 10% for $7.99. Thats $0.156/oz. Great deal, and with current date codes. Some was manufactured on the 65th and 66th day of this year but it did not take much to find fresh ones dated 148 or so.
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    muratic acid?

    Can you order it at The Home Depot and have it shipped to your store?
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    Purpose of deep cleaning a sand filter.

    Ok, guys. Thanks for the reply! I am in past the algae stage, pass the OCLT and have less than .5 CC. Just waiting on the water to clear. I went ahead and deep cleaned the filter in hopes to speed up the process. Sure didn't think it would hurt. The water was slightly murky but the biggest...
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    Purpose of deep cleaning a sand filter.

    I was curious to know what the purpose of it is. I've have read in multiple threads where a dirty filter actually will filter water better. I know that having a dirty filter can cause pressure loss and all, but at what point do you know when to deep clean? I bring this question up because I am...
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    Bonding a Magnetek pump

    Ok, Thanks for the reply! I have checked at Ace and the ones they have has a smaller hole for the mounting bolt to go through. So, I'm not sure this one will work due to the bolts on the pump being a little larger. If not I'll try the big orange box store in hopes that they have it.
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    Bonding a Magnetek pump

    I am needing help with bonding my Magnetek pump to my bonding grid. I cannot find any bonding lug on the exterior of this pump anywhere. I am selling my home and the buyers has it inspected and one of the things he noted was that the pump needed to be bonded. I never noticed this issue before...
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    DIY Liner Replacement Questions

    Or are you going to say "no, don't cut any holes but the main drain, just install the gaskets that go behind the liner, fill the water, then cut the holes" Correct! Do not cut any holes at all in the liner until you liner is fully seated and suctioned in place and the water is a couple inches...
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    Need new liner. Any suggestion for reputable online retailer?

    I ordered mine from pool warehouse.com. I was very leary about doing this myself, having never done it before. They really helped me with the process and answered any questions I had along the way. Side note: I am in no way affiliated with this company other than I ordered my liner from them.
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    DIY Liner Replacement Questions

    I think the measurement you seen for your liner is just the cost for that particular size. When ordering the liner you will have to fill out a form with precise measurements of key points in your pool. There are a few good videos on youtube showing some easy ways to do this. I found when doing...
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    knee-high vs skimmer sock vs hair nets

    I purchased the hairnets from Amazon. I am absolutely amazed at what these catch that would normally make it through to the filter. I'm thoroughly satisfied with them and will continue to use them. At $5.00/100 you can't beat the price.
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    Our new pool

    Looks awesome!
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    Vinyl liner replacement question

    My pool is 18x36. 6 inch radius corners. Pool companies in my area, which has a lower cost of living than NY, was $3,600. I talked to a few pool warehouse supply folks and decided to do it my self. Cost of new liner, gaskets and faceplates - $1,150. Pocketed the $2,500. Pool companies said they...
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    2016 bleach prices

    How are you getting an extra 10% off at Walmart?
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    Problem with the quick connection of a Polaris 380 robot

    As a side note to kadavis, you could turn off the pump when trying to plug it into the return port. It can be troublesome to do it with all that pressure coming out.
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    First year owning a pool, what cover for the winter??? please help

    There are several vids on YouTube on how to install these safety covers. If you are handy at all these look like they are fairly simple to install.
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    Pool Temperature

    82-86 for me as well.
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    Testing CYA with Taylor 9056 Comparator Block

    Ok, the post I saw showed the other side of this block and it looked very similar to my pic. I see the difference in the two now. The reading I have done said that it was easier to read than the other possibly due to the squared sides instead of the cylindrical tube. Do you know if that is an...
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    Testing CYA with Taylor 9056 Comparator Block

    I saw a post earlier stating that it is posible to test your CYA with the Taylor 9056 Comparator Block. However, it did not state how to do this procedure. I have search for a while now trying to find instructions on how to do this but couldn't come up with anything. I am totally new to...
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    dropped pvc pipe into skimmer

    Glad to hear you got it out. I've been watching the thread since you started it.