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    Pool Owner Still in Training!

    Stop draining immediately! Don't completely empty your pool!
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    Pool Owner Still in Training!

    You should start by reading through some of the pool school articles. Pool School - Trouble Free Pool Pretty much you've been sold the wrong chemicals. Those Bio Guard tabs still have chlorine in them. There's really no sense in adding extra chemicals because you're still getting the...
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    Pool Owner Still in Training!

    If you have an in ground pool, you should never fully drain it.
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    New house with pool, lots of questions

    Do you have a separate 'cleaner' port in your pool other than the skimmer and the drain? On my pool, I just have the skimmer and drain. Perhaps 'cleaner' means 'skimmer' in your case. I'm a pool novice here, but my thinking is if one pipe was clogged, water would be pulled from the other...
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    New house with pool, lots of questions

    If you have the pump basket filled (full prime) and shut the pump off, does the water stay in the basket? You can also isolate just the skimmer or just the drain on the pool side to see if that changes the situation. Do you have enough water in your pool to run the skimmer? It should be...
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    New Pool owner, basic equipment questions, pool story time

    Thanks for the responses. I have the Taylor K-2006C and the Taylor salt test, among other test kits. My PH is about 7.6 now with the new water, TA is around 70 or 80. The algaecide I purchased was certainly not cheap ;) After I posted here, I did some more reading, it turns out to be what...
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    New Pool owner, basic equipment questions, pool story time

    Hello! I'm a new pool owner. I acquired a property with an in ground pool a few months ago as my primary residence. I've been lurking here since that time. About my pool: It's approximately 18K gallons, in ground vinyl liner pool with a deep end and diving board. I think the deep end is...