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    Closing first time - couple questions

    Tim From another Buckey (northern Ohio) it sounds like a sand filter. If you want your pressure gauge to work next year remove it and store it so it cant freeze.
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    hot tub aerator

    I have ben using bleach in my watkins hot tub for about 4 years now. I would like to do away with the aerator in the hot tub. My question is can I just unplug aerator unit or do I need to remove and plug air lines also? Thanks Ric :?
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    Hayward Valve Label :-(

    Terry I think the valve you are talking about is mounted to the side of the filter. With the pointer on the handle pointing towards the filter I will call this position 12:00. 12:00 Filter 2:00 Waste 4:00 Closed 6:00 Backwash 8:00 Recirculate 10:00 Rinse Hope this helps
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    Dichlor to Raise CYA?

    I also do the same. The only side effect I find is my ph falls quickly(daily)You will need to keep a eye on the ph if you are set up for bleach.
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    New house, with pool

    Thanks Dave I have to clean the coffee from the keyboard again. :lol:
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    Tell me some GOOD THINGS about inground fiberglass pools???

    Mike... I had my liner pool replaced with a fiberglass pool about 5-6 years ago just before I retired. The pool install was amazing by a company in business for 30 years. They even made the shell from molds that they started business with. All employes were related to the family business for...
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    Lots of tiny particles floating on top of pool...normal?

    hawkeyes... I live in northern Ohio and you are describing a normal spring , early summer around here. We don"t realize how much Crud is in the air till we get a pool. I have weed seeds, tree seeds, Charry blossoms, grass, bugs , frogs, and the list goes on and on. I live in the country and...
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    Solar Cover Spec

    David...I will start by saying your cover helps keep the dirt out, blocking UV helps a lot with CL use, cuts out evaporation, and help retain heat in the pool. My pool is a rectangle with rounded corners and with using the heavy covers the return would move the cover away from the walls. I...
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    Appropriate cleaner for wooden deck pool surround?

    Waterwoman...I use a high pressure sprayer keep it moving and try not to lift the grain of the wood. You should be able to rent one for a day at the hardware or tool rental. after it dries for a few days I seal it with a solid oil stain with a brush. The solid oil stain lasts longer then the...
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    So BBBers, how long since you've shocked?

    in last 4 years I shocked at closing and sometimes at opening and usually ad CL at the first thaw That is it. Also I keep my TA at 60 and check PH and CL daily I have used 4 cups of acid in the last 4 years and no polyquat at closing.
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    Phosphates & Shocking the water with a fiberglass pool?

    Teeseee 150...could you describe the burn stains a little more. is it possible you have metal stains?? Fiberglass will show metal stains very easily especially if the ph is kept high. A picture would help if not try to explain the burn marks in detail. Also what is the hot tub made of??
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    solar cover questions

    numberonenole...I always used a blue with silver solar cover. Last spring I tried a clear cover. With the blue cover I would use 2 cups of bleach a day. The day I put on the clear I went to 10 cups a day. After 4 weeks I replaced the clear with a blue and I went back to 2 cups of bleach a day...
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    Safety Products - Pool alarm

    Vinnie...I have tried the pool alarms and I didn't have much luck with them. They might have better ones now but mine would give false alarms every day no matter what setting it would be on. You need to check your pool codes there is some states that require them I have read. My set up is...
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    A discussion of the effect of rainwater on pools

    Dave... In the past I always tested after the rain and everything was fine on a regular rain. On a large storm (3" rain) I would get about .2 drop in PH like frustratedpoolmom which I am do east in Ohio. I would add Borax to bring it up and the next day it would want acid to bring it back down...
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    Looking for a door lock

    Axl... I have a 4 year old and have the same thoughts as you. At three she could open any door in the house. It was not a big problem but I worried about night time and her getting to the pool or other outside place. I installed sliding bolt locks about 5 1/2 feet high on all my inside doors...
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    spell check???

    Did we lose the spell check feature with the new program or is it that I just can't find it. :?:
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    Liquidator check valve replacement

    Thank You Dave. I received the check valve you sent me today and it will be going on shortly. Thanks again Ric W. :-D
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    Galion Ohio...Twins drowned in neighbor's pool

    debated if i should post this but decided i needed to. 3 yr old twins drowned Friday in Galion Ohio at the next door neighbors house. My heart goes out to both the twins family and the pool owners. The pool was a AGP 16' by 48" deep. The twins had got away and were found in the pool. The girl...
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    Liquidator check valve replacement

    Thanks guys I needed that info, it helps. I probably only need one. Any ideas ware to purchase the new ones? The liquidator sight shows part # but cant find ware to order a new check valve.
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    Liquidator check valve replacement

    I tried to blow through the check valve's by mouth. One valve I can blow through both ends with no problem. The other I cant blow through either end. It seem to me both are bad. Anyway I can find the part number for the valves but cant find ware to order new ones. Any help?? finding these...
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    MoCity Pool Build (formerly Pool dig / depth questions)

    Re: Pool dig / depth questions By reading your post I take it your pool is not full yet. After you fill your water will be lower then the side of the pool about 6 to 8 inches. If that is not it I think you need to talk to your contractor some more and have the depth you contracted for. good...
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    Preventing Liquidator’s white deposit from the horse’s mouth

    This is the second year for my Liquidator. The first year I had very little "white stuff" (WS) I was running PH at 7.4 and CH at 70. This year I have run PH at 7.2 and have raised the CH to 150 I run the pool AT 7.2 to help with the iron stains and also use 3 oz metal magic each week. This...
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    After testing, what do you do with your reageants?

    Craig...Sounds like you are doing fine. I dump it down the drain if I check inside and run enough water to push it through the sink trap. If outside I just dump it over the fence in the grass and wash out the tester in the pool water. :)
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    My pool refurb & paint is complete!

    Backglass... the pool came out awesome you can be prowed of that DIY project. The acid bath was amazing. also the chronicling of the hole process was great and will be help to others. Looks like you will be the go to guy in the future for painting a pool. Great Job Ric W. :-D
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    Soft Scrub With Bleach

    :) twenton7...I have bin using soft scrub for the last few years also. I have had no bad effects with the water or fiberglass with this product. I also use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser with it.
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    It is not just a pool it's a washing machine and a bathtub..

    twisties...I have never heard of anything like that happening to anybody. Is a desert person like a homeless person or is it something else? Wonder why he didn't drink the beer.Maybe a bear trap would help but what would you do with the body.
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    Pool Heater information/comparisons

    Carole...I have a Heat Siphon heat pump. I have had good luck with this. I bought it from Marcus Miller a supporter of this sight he was great doing business with. His sight is on the home page of this sight. He sells a lot of brands check his sight there is a lot of info there. If I had to do...
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    Can I keep my solar cover on after adding bleach?

    I have experienced the same thing as robrinker. I don't know if it is the chemicals or just ware the return hit the solar blanket now I role back the cover to add acid and use the skimmer for CL. The strange thing the brittle area was gone after I took the cover out of storage this spring.
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    Thank you for the help

    twpiv...Congratulations on the conversion from Baqua. It is amazing your first post and you are finished with the conversion. I am very happy the info is there to help all. Great Job and welcome :-D
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    Pics -finally got it clean

    Countrygirl...You did a great job. The pool looks great