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  1. samo615

    Renting My House (with pool)

    I am considering renting my house that has a pool. I am an absolute perfectionist. I have installed the pool pump myself and routinely rebuild the wearing parts on my aquabot cleaner. I maintain the chemicals down to the perfect science. I have learned a lot in this forum. I am torn at the...
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    Tying Into Sewer Line

    I am having my 50 clay pipe sewer line replaced. The plumbers just got to the part where the pool's overflow drains and backwash line ties in. He said he needed to put an "air trap" on there to pass inspection. Then, he said he is just going to tie it in like it was and cover it up, hoping the...
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    Am I reading the color change in the TA & CH test Correctly?

    I own the Taylor K-2006. I still occasionally take my water to the pool store to have them test it. Needless to say, they are always way off of my weekly readings that don't fluctuate much. I guess everyone reads results differently. I believe that I am right but I still have a question to make...
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    Calcium Hardness Low

    My calcium hardness has been low this year. It was at 180-200 for a few months and it has now dipped down to 140 this week. I was already concerned that it isn't between 250-350 and now it is really low after a rain has almost made the pool overflow. Should I add a calcium product from the pool...
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    Water Loss after repairs.. Leak or Evaporation???

    I spent a week replacing an old and weak hydrostatic valve with a plug, caulking the pool light, patching cracks, and caulking the entire pool above the tile. I went from losing 1 inch a day to losing 1/8 inch a day. It is currently 95-100 degrees in the Texas heat during the day. Is 1/8 inch a...
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    Chlorine Storage (Power Powder Pro)

    I was really excited to clear up some space in the tool shed by moving my Leslie's Power Powder Pro Chlorine container over by the pool pump, in the sun for the last half of the day. My excitement was squashed when my Leslie's tech told me that the stuff is sensitive to heat and storing out in...
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    Aquabot Routine Maintenance

    Does anyone else own or performed any routine maintenance on an Aquabot. A three year old Aquabot was left with my pool when I bought the house two years ago. I replaced the drive belts last year. This year I am planning to replace the brushes and drive tracks, and order a spare set of belts...
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    Best Home Pool Water Tester

    What is the most accurate and easy to use home pool water tester for a chlorine pool? I am familiar with the chemistry of the water after two years of owning my inground pool. I am ready to save myself trips to the pool shop and start doing this myself. What does everyone recommend for an open...
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    Thinning Plaster Repair

    I have thinning plaster on the walls. I have several home projects this summer and just can't afford the $3000+ for a replaster. I have partially drained my pool and pressure washed the thin areas where algae are really digging in. I have a few spots where the gunite is showing through. I have a...