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    Why do you post?

    Because this was the one and only place that helped me when the pool store kept "pool storing" me. I lived in Illinois (have since moved to Indiana) so I was "seasonally active". I tried to learn all I could via here and my own experimentation and share what I could when I was here more. The...
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    Jets cycle on /off every second

    I would get to the motor while the cycling is happening and see if the motor is getting power the entire time. May be an issue with the starter on the motor. If the power to the motor is going on/off with the motor then you need to look at the main board or if lucky a top side control panel...
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    Duck Plugs?

    Me too. We sold our house with the pool a few months ago but agreed to help the new owner (friends) close the pool. I use solid screw in with rubber gasket plugs in all the returns but the last one, which gets a gizmo and the rubber cover snapped over it. Now the skimmer plug/plate has failed...
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    Helping a friend: This should be a good one

    That sucks that you have been fighting this monster only to figure out that a huge contributor to your frustration was another persons careless error. I had an issue where not matter what we tried (including deep cleaning) our pool did not clear completely. I finally pulled all of the 3 year...
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    Do CoverStar automatic covers come with a cover pump?

    I have an APC cover and it came with a pump, that was not a little giant. Don't recall the brand off hand but the first lasted 3 years and we are on the second one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Fountain recommendation for return?

    I just built one out of PVC pipe fittings and pipe. Drilled holes in the pipe for the water to spray out and worked like magic a couple years ago. Have not needed it this year as it has rained nonstop and is 59 and raining today. Been in the money pit twice this year. We have plenty of cool...
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    clever thing to go on the coping corner?

    With slate you may be able to get a honing stone and take the razor sharp edge off?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    SwampClean 2015 - opening the pool!

    Looks like you about have it whipped. Keep at it. My dad is fighting the same thing. Great levels, cloudy water. Algae outbreak. He just kept at it with LC and it ate it up. I could be way off base here but I have to assume your swamp and cya turning to ammonia is a tough nut to crack...
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    Hubby not buying it

    You are correct. My wife is an LCSW and she bills at about $120 an hour last I checked. Tell him to buy the $70 test kit and the bleach. It is cheaper than a couple hours on the couch. And waaaay cheaper than half his stuff!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    2 week vacation - I trust nobody to take care of the pool!

    I thought the ph rise was pretty good all considered. Mine goes from 7.2-7.4 after I add MA on Saturday to about 7.8 the next Saturday before I correct with MA. But I have no automation on my pool at all. My filter runs 100% of the time from May-September and my swg stays set on 80%. I need...
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    Cloudy water after party with 18 kids

    Had a similar situation. Had a pool party over the weekend with 10-12 adults and kids. I never take my swg off of 80%, the setting that works for "normal" use. And I never ever use the super chlorinate setting as I do not want to shorten my cell life any more than I need to. I simply keep liquid...
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    Floating Vinyl Liner - After massive rainfall

    I too am sad to see this. We are in central Illinois and it has been very similar here in the last few weeks with the rain. It seems 2" some days and 5" others. Totally crazy. If your PB is going to take care of it and it is a warranty issue I would not touch it. Otherwise pumping out...
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    Removing Hayward Offline Chlorinator - plugging holes

    Why not just cut the pipe out and replace the whole piece? I know you said you did not really want to but it is the most fail safe method. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    OK Geniuses

    Do you have a wood chipper?? If so put the pucks in it and spray over Lake Michigan! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Helping a friend: This should be a good one

    You have it to a nice shade of tan now. Keep at it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    5 years with a Compupool cps-60

    I have a cpsc24 and have had zero issues with it for the last 3 years. Count myself lucky I guess. Mine needs to be cleaned about every 2-3 weeks due to scale building up so I assume the reverse polarity is not working or bs. But other than that I am all good. Do you have to clean your cell...
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    Bonding Lug Wire

    Allowable by code or not I have never seen an insulated conductor used for a bonding grid. Is it possible that they used that to bond the screen house frame to the bonding grid??? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    My pool looks like a swamp! New owner, 1st time opening, Help!

    That's funny. I was talking to my dad last night who has a cloudy pool and cannot get rid of it. He is going to go get pool stored today. Some people never listen. Wish he lived close enough to run over with my K2006 to get him squared up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    2 week vacation - I trust nobody to take care of the pool!

    I clean my cell right before I leave. Top the water off as far as I can. Get the ph a little on the low side (7.2??). And add a couple of the slow release chlorine stix (hth brand) to the skimmer (as the suspenders to go with my belt). And I backwash right before I do all that to get the sand...
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    dead birds

    My wifi usually nets out a half dozen or so overachievers every year. The cat usually sits by the window and cackles at them to warn her to fish them out. Most are still alive. Then he cackles at her for not giving them to him!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Chlorine logistics

    [emoji106]? I think people often take for granted how dangerous some of the chemicals we use on a daily basis can be. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Chlorine logistics

    This is NOT a good idea. Calhypo and trichlor are not compatible and there have been reports of serious explosions when using them both in the same dispenser. I have no idea what/if there is an acceptable cleaning procedure or time to wait but just know (from TFP and some research that...
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    dead birds

    Are they babies?? It is that time of year in Illinois when the babies fly the nest, and fours out they can't fly yet!! You should be ok from a sanitation standpoint. Just get them out ASAP. Not a whole lot you can do to keep them out of there as far as I know. It's just gravity. Sent from...
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    Need electricial help for sub-panel

    My run to my sub panel was about 75 feet and I ran 4 strands of #6 THHN wire. I ordered the wire on line and was able to get red/black/white/green. Just my personal preference on the color, and it was cheaper than the big box stores. I would err towards the side of caution and go #4 at that...
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    Calcium confusion

    My Taylor salt test always reads higher than my swg does. As long as it keeps making chlorine you are all good. Keep the pool uncovered for a while and let the sun eat up some of that chlorine. Wow, thought mine was high at 16 from when I closed. Once your FC is down you may want to bring...
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    Oh where oh where did my CYA go?

    Did the heavy rain pack include algaecide?? That is hilarious. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    New Waterfall and Cave Install

    That is really cool. My kids would love it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Single blonde :) MOm looking to build inground pool tanning ledge?

    I have steel walls and a vinyl liner/steel wall swg pool. No issues. I do keep sacrificial anodes on the metal ladder and one in the skimmer basket. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Punked the Pool Store

    I am sure. The pool store that I still sometimes go to for some last minute stuff had one guy that knew how to use a K2006. If he was out it was shooting in the dark with strips. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Just Ordered a SWG need help with opening.

    And a speed stir. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk