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    40K gallons coming tomorrow

    Thanks, yeah both with and without SWG I get bubbles. Upstream from my pump is a Tee with valve to each branch. When I close one of the valves, the bubbles get worse in the pump basket, so I think my leak is on the other branch. I tried flooding the joints with a hose to see if the bubbles go...
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    40K gallons coming tomorrow

    I tested this morning and PH dropped way down, to 7.2 or possibly below. I added cya yesterday, some bleach to bring FC up to 5 and today added baking soda.
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    40K gallons coming tomorrow

    Still trying to understand my PH and TA levels. I've noticed air bubbles in some of the return jets and am going to look for a suction side leak this morning. Could this be whats putting my PH level out of whack?
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    40K gallons coming tomorrow

    I just added cya. Can I start adjusting TA or should I wait for cya to dissolve?
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    40K gallons coming tomorrow

    Similar to my test yresults in the post above. They measured PH=7.8 and TA=36
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    40K gallons coming tomorrow

    I get some free chemicals for initial balancing so the pool company tested a water sample for me. Very similar results for PH and TA. What gives?
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    40K gallons coming tomorrow

    You're right it's a Taylor kit. I think a K-2006? Hard to tell for sure because there's a Leslie's Pool sticker on the front of the box. Anyway, I tested PH and again got dark red, in the 8.0 range. Just checked the R-0004 label and its a year past expiration...
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    40K gallons coming tomorrow

    Thanks! I definitely have the acid demand test chemical. I'll retest and also try to get some CYA and chlorine in today.
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    40K gallons coming tomorrow

    They had the parts on hand to replace the motor, gaskets etc, so I went with that option for now. They only charged me for parts. 4 truckloads of water and several hours of hose filling and the system is up and running! I added salt right off the bat and then tested. Here are my numbers...
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    40K gallons coming tomorrow

    Done (TF100). So it appears my pump has seized... any recommendations on a new pump? I'd like to go with a variable speed.
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    40K gallons coming tomorrow

    Thanks guys. I do have a proper test kit and yes I'm concerned about what the pool company will give me. Sounds like I should be ok otherwise.
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    40K gallons coming tomorrow

    Finally getting a new liner tomorrow, can't wait! It's been a long first half of the summer without our pool. I'm getting enough salt (1000 lb) to bring the level up to 3000, and the pool company is on the hook to provide the rest of the chemicals. I'm supposed to bring a sample in for them...
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    Getting new liner in June, can I drain now?

    Just wanted to follow up on this. I ended up pumping the water out and it was fine. Walls are aluminum (not steel) and the bottom is vermiculite. 9 1/2 foot deep end and no issues! I'm sure it would've been safer to reinforce the walls or try to bleach the **** out of it for 2 1/2 months...
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    Getting new liner in June, can I drain now?

    Thanks for the reply! The liner leaks. Steel walls are at risk? Really? The ground part makes sense assuming its sand or something under the liner floor. The tarp-style cover it usually held up in part by the water surface. But since the water is leaking the cover dropped into the pool. Was...
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    Getting new liner in June, can I drain now?

    The pool water level has dropped down to where there's none in the shallow end and the deep end has only a few feet left. Before is becomes even more of a mess, can I drain it completely or will it cause problems? Inground, steel walls and vinyl liner.
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    Pool Fence DIY

    The drill guide will still be useful, I'd definitely get one. You won't need a hammer drill unless you're drilling into concrete or something hard like that. You'll just need a drill and bit that can drill into your deck material. I'd call the company about whether or not the hollow deck...
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    Pool Fence DIY

    I've had a Poolfence DIY fence up for a couple of years and it works well. Are you installing into concrete? The panel lengths are adjustable with a little (easy) cutting and reassembly. The poles work fine, no issues with the material being weak. We've removed sections for parties and...
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    Need a New Liner - What else?

    I'm going to be due for a new liner very soon. Does anyone have a recommendation for a company in the Rhode Island area? When I do replace it, is there anything else I should consider getting done at the same time? Is there any maintenance or nice-to-haves that are best done with the liner out?
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    How Accurate Are Back-ToBack FAS-DPD Chlorine Tests?

    Wait until you try the cya test...
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    how far to lower water in closing pool

    I drain more than a foot down, below the jets.
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    Determine Sand Filter Make/Model to buy a new gasket

    My egg-shaped sand filter has a leak at the joint between the top and bottom halves. I assume it needs a new gasket, but I would need to know what filter I have to source the right part. Any idea how I can determine which filter I have?
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    New Season, which chemicals to replace?

    Well, I stored them out in my garage all winter :oops: So not in the heat, but certainly got below freezing. What do you think?
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    New Season, which chemicals to replace?

    I use the TFT-100. Besides refills for chemicals that are running low, any recommendations for what nshould be replaced due to age if bought last year? Should I just plan on buying a complete set every year?
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    how low can you go (water temp)?

    Why don't you close it? Seems like a lot of energy spent to keep it open. Just curious :unsure:
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    New England 2019 equipment upgrade project - feedback please!

    Would LOVE to see some pics, sounds beautiful!
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    Check out pool Bulge

    Not completely sure how to figure out how the pool is constructed, vinyl liner. Hard to take a picture, I'll try when I get home later.
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    Check out pool Bulge

    :wave: I have a vinyl lining that's going to need to be replace in the next couple of years, I'm holding off as long as possible since it will be expensive to do. Have a few patches taht are all holding up just fine. In the meantime, theres a small section in the deep end, about 2-3 feet...
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    Best place to buy a new Salt Water Cell?

    My Hayward T-cell 15 is almost dead and I want to replace it now before I forget and try to open next year without it. Before I grab one off of Amazon, is there a better place to buy? Anyone known to sell them for cheap?
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    How cold of water will you swim in?

    You guys are crazy if I had to wait for these temps I'd never be swimming. Pool was 74 deg this weekend and felt great.