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    What reel to purchase

    Hello community, I plan on buying a reel for a solar cover and I see I can spend anywhere from $150 to $1,000. Any particular suggestion? My main concern (maybe unjustified) is that the reel will tip over when reeling in the blanket if I factor the cover weight and the drag on the water surface...
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    Small white particles floating

    I returned to my pool after Irma to some debris and algae. Worked my way through the SLAM process and now the water is clear. I keep finding on the surface some extremely small particles that appear "hard" as per picture. They are so small that my skimming net wouldn't pick them up. I read some...
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    Help! Pool drained while away

    I've been out of town for a few weeks and for good measure I drained the pool a bit to compensate for rain abundant in this period of the year. I also pointed an old webcam to the pool from the inside to get a sense of the pool. My concern was overflow. Up until last week the level appeared ok...
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    Burning eyes

    Help, I need this to be taken care or my wife will get a pool service :) I had algae and followed the instructions to SLAM my pool. Now the water is crystal clear. After a few days we finally get back in the pool. However eyes are burning and the smell of chlorine is very strong. Tested the...
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    Borates addition calculation spreadsheet

    I read the add borates section and created an (extremely ugly) spreadsheet (xls and xlsx files available) to simplify the decision on which way to go (easy with poolproof) or still easy with the TFP system (20 mule borax and muriatic acid). All you need to do is add the gallons of your pool in...
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    Do I need to close an inground pool in central florida?

    Hello all, I'm new to pools and this forum but I can already sense I'm in the right place. I'm currently getting ahead of an algae issue due to high CYA and too many tablets in the past. Should I close my pool for the mild Tampa area winter? Pool is screened in and could definitely use some...
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    New to pool, forum and everything

    Hello, I purchased a pool with a house in the Tampa area 4 weeks ago. I've been doing a good bit of searching to come prepared to the task at hand, which is maintain my pool with no professional intervention. Unfortunately I came across this forum a couple of weeks too late. Previous owner has...