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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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    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.

    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?

    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.

    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?

    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?

    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...
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    I'm dumb. Let pool drain with freezing temperatures approaching.

    So by trying to avoid a situation, I deliberately caused the situation I was trying to avoid. I live in Greenville, SC and after doing some reading here saw that most in my region don't even bother to close their pools for the winter and simply run the pump when there are freezing conditions...
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    Want to switch from strictly liquid to some solid chlorine for remainder of season.

    Just like the title says- if thats what I'm going for, whats my best course of action? So thanks to this forum I went from buying a home with a greening pool to one with clear water by simply draining 40% of the water (CYA in the 70s) and sticking strictly to liquid bleach since May. however...
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    Trying to figure how long to run pump? Plus CYA question.

    Hi! Thanks again for helping me turn my pool from a blue green cloud to clear to the bottom. I know that water turnover is over rated but I am still lost on trying to figure how long it would take my pump to complete one cycle with my pool. The pool is 18,800 gallons and the pump is a Hayward...
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    New home. New in ground pool. Many questions.

    Hello! So I purchased the home that originally had me join this forum and have been lurking quite a bit. The real estate agent couldn't give me exact details but from reading the FAQS I know you guys need dimensions and the liner type to help. I'm relatively positive the pool is a 20 x 40...
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    First time pool owner. Is an inspection worth it?

    Hello! I have an offer in on a home that has an inground pool. (I do not know the gallons yet.) I'm not a big fan of them as I've never used one much, they seemingly require constant maintenance, draw additional power, increase home owner's insurance, and require expensive chemicals all for...