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  1. nanobooboo

    Morada pool - replacing the liner - have a skimmer question and need a quick answer

    Thank you Kimkats. That's true but the old one is yellowed and installed in 2009. It would be a shame to put that into the new liner. It's all about optics, you know!
  2. nanobooboo

    Morada pool - replacing the liner - have a skimmer question and need a quick answer

    Hey Doug, thanks for the info. I did just that, got the Hayward skimmer you suggested. The old one has been on there since 2009 so it's taken a beating from the time and exposure. Going to start the liner installation tomorrow. Thanks for the info!
  3. nanobooboo

    Morada pool - replacing the liner - have a skimmer question and need a quick answer

    Hi everybody! Getting really brave after joining this group last summer, and have ordered a new liner to put in our 18x33 oval Morada above ground pool. Late this afternoon, I got a call that the skimmer is backordered and not arriving for 5 weeks, so I need to find another option. From what...
  4. nanobooboo

    pH bouncing back after numerous tweeks!

    OK, had chores to do in town today, but will start on it again tomorrow morning. Without any additions, and just the regular circulation filtering, the pH was 8.6 again. (And thanks for sparing me the trip to the pool store). I had great success this summer using SLAM to clear an algae...
  5. nanobooboo

    pH bouncing back after numerous tweeks!

    Absolutely! The reagents and the pH digital tester were all purchased in late July when I joined the forum, so they are all fresh. I'm using the TF100 test kit, which included the pH tester. I was very careful calibrating the tester. The test strips came with the hot tub and have an expiration...
  6. nanobooboo

    pH bouncing back after numerous tweeks!

    Just emptied my 225 gallon hot tub yesterday, and cleaned it out with Ahhsome. Refilled it today but can't get the pH to level out. Started out, the TA was 160 and the pH was 8.7. Using pool math, and many adjustments using muriatic acid, the lowest reading I ever got was 7.6. Finally happy...
  7. nanobooboo

    Hot tub chemical testing and pool math calculator...

    :cool:OK, I posted it for review. Let me know what you think...hopefully it is of some use...
  8. nanobooboo

    Hot tub water balancing

    We've added a new hot tub. I have read and reread Nitro's article "using chlorine in a hot tub" article. How do I use Chlorine in my Spa (or pool)? It has a ton of great info, but I'm wondering if there is a "Cliff notes" version of the hot tub testing procedures? In trying to overcome my...
  9. nanobooboo

    Hot tub chemical testing and pool math calculator...

    Submitted a few minor tweaks to the post; added the targets. Thanks for the suggestion!
  10. nanobooboo

    Hot tub chemical testing and pool math calculator...

    Hot tub water balancing 1. test CH: If your CH is much below 100 ppm, you should add calcium to bring it up to 130-150 range. If your CH is over 100, you can leave it alone and just make a note of what it is. 2. test TA: If TA is too low, add Baking Soda to raise it. If TA is high, you'll need...
  11. nanobooboo

    Dolphin Triton PS; starts and runs for a couple seconds, then stops

    So just wanted to let everyone know that Maytronics fixed my Dolphin under warranty, and it was the motor that went bad. I did have to pay shipping and insure it (pushing $70 after all of the prescribed packing instructions and a UPS supplied box). However, they had it repaired and back to me...
  12. nanobooboo

    Hot tub chemical testing and pool math calculator...

    So I'm a great fan of TFP's pool math and used it to SLAM my green monster pool. Success! Thank you to all who continually contribute to this site! Now we've added a new hot tub. I have read and reread the "using chlorine in a hot tub" article. How do I use Chlorine in my Spa (or pool)...
  13. nanobooboo

    Dolphin Triton PS; starts and runs for a couple seconds, then stops

    Thanks Joyful. The first authorized repair guy wanted $125 to fix it...and yes, under warranty. Think I'll check the other local shop, but is that the industry norm?
  14. nanobooboo

    Pressure gauge question

    Got it! Thanks for the reply!
  15. nanobooboo

    Pressure gauge question

    Great idea...I was making it more difficult than necessary! So will the dial that came on the original gauge come off and be usable on the new glycerin gauge or do I need to shop it further?
  16. nanobooboo

    Pressure gauge question

    Excellent! So preferences - steel or brass fittings?
  17. nanobooboo

    Pressure gauge question

    I have a trap door installed in the deck and can't see the pressure gauge from the topside. I will get the glycerin gauge for sure, but wondered about using a 90 degree elbow...I want the fitting to come out of the filter, and then attach the gauge so it's facing up toward me. Will that...
  18. nanobooboo

    Dolphin Triton PS; starts and runs for a couple seconds, then stops

    Good morning! My little helper has quit working. Nothing in the impeller or in the way of the tracks or brush. Took off the cover and no debris in there at all. Impeller turns for a second, tracks and brush activated and then everything stops. The manual says to clear cleaning program by pushing...
  19. nanobooboo

    Gauge on filter reads zero

    I have a trap door installed in the deck and can't see the pressure gauge from the topside. I will get the glycerin gauge for sure, but wondered about using a 90% el...I want the fitting to come out of the filter, and then attach the gauge so it's facing up toward me. Will that significantly...
  20. nanobooboo

    Help! My new test kit won't arrive till tomorrow, but in the meantime....

    Hello! I just found this forum and am so excited to be a part of this great group of smart pool people. My pool was just great till we got a small monsoon and a lot of swimmers for a week. In 2 days it went into serious GREEN. mode. Forgive my ignorance but I was previously using the test strips...