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    leak when running in recirculate mode

    Hey everyone, I switched my pump from running in "filter" mode to "recirculate" mode to recirculate my water until I do my next backwash. Lo and behold, a small amount of water started coming out of end of the pipe where the waste/backwash water usually comes from. It looks like about 1 pint per...
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    pool stain update

    Hey y'all, I'm back at it. I put the repeated cycles of Vit C treatment on hold due to the cold water/weather. Started again about 1.5 days ago (sunset Saturday evening). Put in 3.5 lbs of vitamin C plus about 1/2 lb of "Iron and Cobalt Remover" plus 1.5 quarts of "Super Metal Control" from...
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    I haven't backwashed since August 2019

    Hey y'all, the title says it all. I've been waiting for my filter pressure to rise either from the "green arrow" to the "white arrow" or to simply go up 25%. It hasn't done either. When I bought the house last year, I read somewhere I was supposed to backwash monthly, which I did pretty...
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    What pool cleaner is right for me?

    Hi y'all, I'm getting tired of manually vacuuming my pool. I have a dedicated "vacuum line" for plugging in my manual vacuum hose. My pool specs are in my signature line. The pool itself is inside a screened enclosure, so I don't have too much large debris in the pool. Its mostly dirt/ small...
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    Do I need to do anything for the winter?

    Hi y'all we live in central FL and bought our first house with a pool this year. We did not get a pool cover or really anything I can find at all to use for winter prep. My plan was to continue doing what I'm doing- run pump 3-4 hours/day, check pH and chlorine nightly (sometimes I skip an...
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    What is this?

    Hi everyone- As I've mentioned, I'm in year 1 of pool ownership. It's been super awesome to just walk out of the back of the house and take a quick dip in the pool! Now I'm working to make sure it stays easy and simple. I was looking at my "pad" with pump and filter, and I am unable to identify...
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    The unpoolstorification - fixing levels, etc

    Hi Everyone- I've titled my thread the "unpoolstorification" because I recently purchased a pool with a house, and it seems just about everything that could be non-TFP was wacked. The instructions from the previous owner were, "put a bag of shock from Big Box Store into the pool weekly, and...
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    Greetings from Sunny Florida!

    Hi Y'all, first time pool owner here of a pool that needed (and still needs TLC). I feel like I'm getting a degree in chemistry and pool maintenance given how much work I'm going to fix the pool, but hey-that's life! I'm looking forward to learning a bunch more and seeing if I can help other out...
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    Leak in pool

    Hi Everyone! First time posting here. I bought a house built in the 1980s a few months ago which came with a pool (likely of the same age). I didn't have much information to go on, so it's been a learning process. I've read a bunch of pool school which is super helpful (thanks!). I'm writing...