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    DE Open and Backwash Amount Question

    Don't know if this will help, but here us a thread of mine showing different weights of DE using a bigbox store's orange bucket. https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/measuring-de.179491/#post-1586594
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    Hairnets - Which ones?

    I use these https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002XK2FS0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QyPeBb2S3KQCB
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    Intermatic or other surge protector

    I cannot speak for the one your asking about, but I have this Intermatic whole house protector https://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-IG1240RC3-Type-1-Protection-Device/dp/B003NVLWN2/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_60_t_1/140-5763279-1556140?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=AA6K488Y4W62CB5Z7A8D Never a problem with it...
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    Oversizing a new SWG system

    I have the same swg... been sitting in the box since late May. Hope to get it installed before end of Aug. Glad to hear the post that it works fine
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    Clorox temporarily?

    I have had to use it in a pinch, and for the small amount I used did not have a problem (half/3.4 gallon)
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    HTH PODS Stabilizer

    I put mine (4 pods) in a bucket with pool water, dissolved fairly quick, then poured slowly in front of return in deep in of pool.
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    Am I safe to swim?

    with the amount of chlorine added that would put my 35,000 gal pool at or close to slam levels. Really need to get a good/recommended test kit
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    Proper water level in pump

    I have the same pump. At lower speeds a few small bubbles, and the water in the basket is always right below/at the inlet at lower speeds. Anything over 2000 rpms the water is near the top and bubbles go away
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    CYA remaining 0 after additions

    Rain will not effect cya, unless your having to drain off your pool alot. Sounds like you need to test for ammonia. Google search results Bumping for the more knowledgeable
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    Pump not priming

    Johns method did not work, but I got it primed. I had to plug both skimmers (they are tied together) and from the pump side filled the pipe with water from a hose. Turned pump on and it primed instantly. Running like a champ, no air bubbles, flow is fine. This has to be the hardest I have ever...
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    Pump not priming

    No recicurate mode, have tried one skimmer. Will try shutting of supplys, fill with water and get an extra hand turning on pump/opening valve. Impeller is clear Thanks will report back after i try again
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    Pump not priming

    Been here long enough to search threads, ect. but cannot find anything new to try. I had to blow out my skimmer lines due to I plugged the one closest to the pump when vacuuming thru skimmer. 99% sure line was cleared. Now I cannot get my pump to prime. Have tried the following.... Re-lubed...
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    Fixing a leaky outlet from a DE Filter

    I incorrectly did lube the threads on the union and I'm hoping I can get it off now once I drain the filter It shouldn't hurt anything if its not all removed Is my assumption correct that the bulkhead should just screw out of the pipe inside the filter after I remove the bulkhead coupling? I...
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    SOS - White-foamed due to use of HDX Germicidal Bleach

    I have used the same brand for 2 years never a problem, till.... I added some Monday am, and by evening I had foam. The only difference in the bottles that I can tell, there is a purple mop bucket on the front of the bottle. EDIT......went to get a closer look this am, it is not foam but...
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    Ran the 1 inch gas line for the new pool heater and fired her up. Water temp now at 79
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    What's your current pool temp?

    72 here, with a solar cover on. Getting the new heater up and running today
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    Maytronics s200 not climbing walls

    Going to assume the threads on the wheels are fine. Any algae on the walls ? Have you washed/cleaned the inside out. There is an opening inside the filter compartment (at the top front) that lets water in, if it has debris in it, the cleaner will not run correctly. I had the same problem, mine...
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    Need a clear chart for bbb

    https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/poolmath/ found at the bottom of each page (old version) https://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html
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    Solar cover

    I keep reading it's best to take off the cover every few days to let the pool breath and burn off CC's. Was wondering if one of these options would work. 1) cut the cover 6-12 inches from the sides of the pool and leave on all week 2) we only swim on the weekends, would 2 straight days of the...
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    Skimmer suction valve leak underground? Pool pump not priming (update: fixed)

    Nice repair. I do not think it matters if dirt is wet or dry. If dry you might want to water it down to help quicken the settling. Just make sure you have it filled good under the piping
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    Drained 2-3 inches of water, more rain coming our way :mad:
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    Dry well pump

    The depth of that pvc pipe should not matter. You can cut an access hole for it in the pit at any level. My son has one in his backyard. It ties into some drain pipe and 18 inches deep. His pit is only 30 inches deep
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    Skimmer suction valve leak underground? Pool pump not priming (update: fixed)

    Covering might help, depends on your water table, and pitch of your ground around the pad. Been raining all night, and more rain in the forecast, I am going to have to drain my pool 3 inches this am
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    Skimmer suction valve leak underground? Pool pump not priming (update: fixed)

    I would not use it. The fittings and a short piece of pvc will cost less. You will have to do some more digging around and below your pipping, so you have more room to work. Try to get one of the couplings without a stop inside it, if they have them. Will make putting that last one (coupler) on...
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    Grandmas way of cleaning the pool

    That link popped up on my facebook feed, I got a little chuckle from it :)
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    Grandmas way of cleaning the pool

    https://usefultipsfor.me/outdoor/grandmas-pool-cleaning-hack-goes-viral-because-it-works/?utm_source=dan&fbclid=IwAR2Ow6BltBABpOaRYshWi6IiHS6Gy_KDEUgl1h3X9Fogp1vOH95bC-yKnAQ
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    Anti-Freeze making pool cloudy?

    I kinda had the same problem. My pump went out right when I opened, so no pump for 4 days. After getting it fix and running, after 2-3 days, I shut pump off over night and let everything settle. Vacuumed to waste with manual vacuum thru the skimmer, refilled pool and in two days water was clear...
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    Here are my numbers, what next?

    1SAFETY DATA SHEET1.Product and Company IdentificationProduct Name:Utikem ChlorineStabilizer& ConditionerAlternate Product:Cyanuric Acid, 2,4,6-trihydroxy-1, 3, 5 triazineChemical Formula:C3H3N3O3General Use:Used in swim pool water to extend chlorine life Composition & Information on...
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    Dry well pump

    It looks like you could install an injector pit with an ejector pump. You would need to dig a hole app 36 to 48 inches deep, and run a electrical line to it for power. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-2-HP-Submersible-Pre-Plumbed-Sewage-Basin-System-THD1075/206475885
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    Conduit size

    with 3/4 pipe and 3 90 bends it will be hard to pull wire. The most your going to pull will be 1or 2 circuits, which will be 2 or 3 #12's is it pvc , aluminum, ridged, or reg emc conduit ? I would use pvc if it were me. We just pulled new service wire (#3) from a generator to the gen. panel...