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    Best mesh diy pool fence

    I want to put up a mesh pool fence around my pool. We have 3 little ones and want an extra layer of protection. There are many brands of mesh pool fence out there. I am wondering if any one of these brands is considered the best. I am looking for, strongest, most durable, and longest lasting...
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    Combined chlorine 0.4-0.6

    New to pool ownership. I have a chlorine pool. I have been testing every other day and applying chems religiously. Liquid chlorine and muratic. I exchanged pool water a few weeks ago to drop my ca level. I got it down to about 35. I treated pool and got my chlorine up to 6 after the exchange...
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    Do I need to bump up CH?

    I have a vinyl liner pool I Tested and have the following FC 6.0 ppm PH 7.5 TA 90 CH 80 Temp 60-70 F CSI -0.7 to -0.6 Taylor water gram indicates -0.3 or lower may be corrosive to concrete, plaster, or metal surfaces. Looks like bumping up my CH to 200-250 will put me in a better range for...
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    Is there still sand in my filter?

    I bought a house with a pool and have been learning and doing my own pool care. I have a sta-rite crystal flow (300 lb.) sand filter. I had a new pressure gauge added when the pool tech was giving me a pool school. He showed me how to backwash the filter and we read the gauge afterwards when...
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    Does vfd really save on the power bill?

    I have been reading and listening to some pool podcasts. There have been recommendations to switch to vfd to save money on power bill. I am thinking about putting in a pentair intelliflo and switching to a robot cleaner to save money on our power bill. Any advice? I would also like to run calcs...
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    Where to drain my water

    I am a new chlorine pool owner after buying our house. I need to perform a water exchange to lower the cya. I am wondering where I can send the exchanged water. I am going to use a submersible pump 1/3 hp superior pump. We are on septic and don’t have sewer where we are at. I have neighbors. I...
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    rebuild polaris 280/380 or buy robot

    I bought this house with a pool. first time pool owner. I notice the Polaris 280 or 380 keeps running into the wall and is sticking there. I had a pool guy come by and he recommended changing the tail and swivels ( I replaced tail and have swivels coming) it looks like the back up valve is...
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    Liquid chlorine raising ph??

    I was at a Leslie’s pool store trying to return this 50lb bucket of cal hypo. They wouldn’t let me return in because of their policy. Ok then.. but the guy asked me why I am wanting to return. I said I wanted to go the liquid chlorine route because that is what I have been reading in some books...
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    high CYA, water replacement, and balancing afterwards

    I bought a home with a pool (Approx 21000 gal, chlorine, vinyl liner) and am new to pool care. I want to do the pool myself. I have read a lot on the forum and have read a couple books in preparation. I performed chemical testing on the pool using the tyler technologies k2006c and have my...