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    Which Stenner pump....10 or 22gpd?

    Biting the bullet and purchasing a 15 gallon stenner pump/tank. Last decision to make is GPD sizing which will be either 10 or 22. My pool is 22000 gallons with a CYA of 40 and I always try to keep my FC on the higher side near 7. I always use 10% bleach with almost a daily ritual of dumping...
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    cant seperate union

    Hayward VS pump was installed at the beginning of the summer with some new plumbing. Im trying to seperate this union but it wont budge. I dont know what it looks like on the inside (meaning if it is some type of slip fit connection or mearly pressed together with a o-ring) but I cant seperate...
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    First algae of the summer.....but summers over

    As of today, FC 5 CC 0 PH 7.4 TA 60 CYA 20 Water temp 75F VS pump is run for 2 (4) hour sessions at 1250rpms Went the entire summer without any algae outbreaks and clear water since May while using home depot bleach at 10% and muriatic acid when needed. In late spring I struggled with high...
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    pretty big tear in liner. quick help

    our diving board broke last night and fell into the pool. We didnt notice the hole in the liner until this morning. Water is down about 5 inches right now over the course of 16 hours or so. The gash is roughly 6-8 inches wide. Is this repairable?
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    liquid chlorine pump

    After learning the ways of TFP this year, my chemistry is on point, water looks great and dumping bleach everyday is becoming annoying LOL. I've been reading threads on stenner pumps and I think the chlorine pump is the best option for me as opposed to a SWG. I noticed Hayward has there own...
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    opened up ancient pool light

    I wanted to change the halogen bulb to a led for quite some time and since a partial drain/fill was needed, I pulled the light out. The lens says "American Products Company LG 5384" and my brief research indicates that Pentair bought this company. The gasket has "830404" on the inside. I suppose...
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    water test results

    Ive been waiting a week for my taylor kit (shipping problems :mad::mad:) to get here and it should be here in a few days. Ive been using a regular kit from last year and I went to the pool store today to have them check. I know they use the LaMotte waterlink spin touch. I treated the pool with 4...
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    My ascorbic acid adventure

    Opened the pool 2 weeks ago and noticed that the liner had a lot of yellow staining on many different areas. Confirmed with vitiamin C that the stains were from iron. vitamin C in sock test Here is the order in which I proceeded Saturday 5/4/19 1)Dropped FC to almost zero with a neutralizer...
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    4 month old liquid chlorine

    Trying to learn TFP method of using bleach and figured now is the best time to convert from pucks since I lowered the FC to zero while I treat the liner with ascorbic acid. The CYA was close to 100 so I drained the pool down to roughly 1 foot above the shallow end to play it safe. In the...
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    VS pump runtime/speed

    Last summer I was able to get my single speed pump to run for a total of 7 hours per day (9am-1pm and 10pm-1am) and my water was balanced and skimming seemed to be sufficient. New VS pump was installed and the pool store owner recommends 21 hours a day at 1050rpm, 2 hours a day at 3100rpm...
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    yellow staining on liner

    As new pool owner since last summer I have yet to learn the TFP method in regards to chemical treatment but my reading has begun. With that said, I am still at the mercy of the local pool store for water tests even though I have test strips and a cheapo amazon test kit. Brief...
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    not another jet directional question...lol

    18x36 in-ground, 3 feet deep upfront then slopping to 8 feet. 2 skimmers, 1 main, 2 returns. I don't have a heater. I suppose my goal with jet placement is to properly keep the water circulating to skim the surface and if possible, push the dirt from the shallow end towards the main. I wont...
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    trouble venting air from DE filter.....questions

    Just had my local pool store install install a new Hayward MaxFlo VS 500 pump to pair up with my existing Hayward DE3620 filter. The tech was there only to install the pump and get the system started. I decided to go with the local purchase instead of buying online since the price after the...
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    proper opening procedure

    Peeked under the cover of our 18x36 in-ground and the water is clear and blue so I have plans to open this week. There is debris on the bottom that I will be vacuuming out with my pool blaster vacuum before turning the pump on. Of course I need to add some fresh water and there is section of...
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    guidance with filter cleaning

    When we purchased our home last summer the pool was already up and running with no problems. After I learned to close the pool for the winter from this site, I put the pump, filter etc in the shed for storage after draining them. As I begin to prepare to open the pool, I figure I need to clean...
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    recommendations for a new pump/size

    I still have lots to learn about everything pool related but happy to say I successfully closed my pool last October using the information from this site. As the summer is approaching I'm starting to research pumps, filters etc and I need a new pump. I would like to purchase VS pump but I dont...
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    Trouble blowing out main drain

    Greetings. New homeowner here but not "so" new to the pool scene. Always had above ground pools growing up but with my new home purchase, I have a 18x36 in-ground finally. Nevertheless, I went through the procedure today to close the pool (after reading online) but I wasn't able to blow out the...
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    white substance floating on surface

    Greetings everyone. We moved into a new home that has a in-ground pool. My knowledge of pool maintenance/care is limited but I like to think I know enough to keep my pool clean and clear. Ill give as much info that I can. 18x36 (3 feet to 8 feet in depth) I believe 26xxx gallons based on the...