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    Pebble Pool Without Waterline Tile and Rolled Bond Beam

    Hi All- Not sure if this is the correct forum, but I’m looking for advice regarding pebble pools without water line tiles. We found a home in Phoenix, AZ we love and it checks off 99% of our wants, but the pool has a rolled bond beam and no tile. Is this a deal breaker? The house was built in...
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    Pump Motor Issues

    Hi all- I have a 2ez Speed replacement motor that will not start. That shaft spins freely both directions, nothing is clogged in the impeller that I can feel. I replaced the run capacitor and it still tries to start and then shuts down. Video attached... It will try to start, shut down and...
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    Pump replumb - need temporary solution

    Just when I had finished my second pool equipment upgrade we moved to another house and I get to start over.... Everything is OK for now, but the pump bearings are starting to fail. I'd really like to replace the single speed with a two or variable and temporarily keep the existing plumbing...
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    Test results after drain & refill

    We just moved to a new home with an existing pool. The water was clear, but the CYA was 100+ so I did a complete drain and refill last week. Here are my current numbers using a TF-100..... Note I have not added any chemicals in 24 hours and I'm in the process of bringing the TA down from an...
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    New to me house and pool - Thinking of converting to a SWG.

    I just finished moving the family to AZ from CA and have a new to me house and pool. The water is a mess (TA and CYA are off the charts) and will be draining it this week when we have a couple of cooler days. I used 12% liquid chlorine in California and had a shop that carried returnable 4...
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    Solar Cover Help

    I guess I need a solar cover.... Thanks to this forum, I've successfully upgraded all of my equipment and added solar panels a few month ago. The entire family has loved the 86 - 88+ degree water all summer long. Now, even with temps in the high 90s, I'm loosing a ton of heat each night and...
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    Full Equipment Replacement and Adding Solar Questions

    Hi All- Not sure if I should keep this as one post or split things up into the different sub forums with so many questions.... We're entering our second season of having a pool and had it re-tiled and re-surfaced it when we purchased the home. The equipment is a mess and I've been limping it...
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    Latest Numbers

    I've not done a good job of keeping up with full tests over the winter season (just chlorine and pH a few times a week. Here are my latest TF-100 test numbers. Should I be concerned with the T/A or CH? FYI, I'm doing the BBB method with liquid chlorine. Thanks! 3/10/13 FC - 4.5 CC - 0 TC -...
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    Latest Numbers....

    Hi All- I became a first time pool owner last fall and I'm anxious for our first full season. We had the pool re-surfaced and re-tiled after moving in and I've been maintaining it with liquid chlorine and acid over the winter (following the BBB method) after the initial start-up. I hope to...
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    TA & PH on new plaster

    Another new plaster question... The pool is finally full. 18,500 gallons was a little larger than my initial estimate. The TA is 130 and PH is 7.2. Should I lower the PH to 7.0 and let the spa spillover aerate to get the TA down. Wet Edge recommends a PH of 7.2 - 7.6 and a TA of 80 - 100...
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    Help, need sequestrant recomendations - new plaster

    We just had our pool remodeled with new tile and plaster/pebble (Wet Edge Pearl Matrix). Wet Edge recommends Jack's Magic Blue as the sequesterant agent, but I can't find it locally. Does anyone have a recommendation on a comparable product I could find at a local shop or should order Jack's...
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    Help with Pump Sizing - Suction & Return Limitations

    Hi All- I'm in the early stages of a pool remodel and need a little help with pump sizing. I'm contracting out new plaster and tile, but want to replace/replumb the equipment pad myself. Most of the resurfacing companies quickly bid the equipment portion of the remodel and I don't feel...
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    Pressure test and/or other steps before resurface & re-tile?

    Hi All- First post & first pool... My wife & I recently moved from Wisconsin to Fresno, CA & our new home has an in ground pool & spa built in the mid 1970s. Most of the equipment is original and still in working order. We'd like to resurface, re-tile and replace the equipment during the...