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  1. Phillbo

    Fire ants in pump motor

    DE will kill them.
  2. Phillbo

    Drinking Pool Water

    I don't even let my dog drink the pool water.
  3. Phillbo

    Outdoor Shower

    Why do you need a shower?
  4. Phillbo

    What is a recommended pool filter run time?

    I have a SWCG so i run 4 hours each morning.... When it gets REAL hot I'll add a couple hours in the evening after the peak power time expires. If I did not have the salt system I would only need to run a couple hours each day to keep the water good.
  5. Phillbo

    What did you do to your pool today?

    30 laps after mowing the lawns...
  6. Phillbo

    Clogged DE filter

    I suck all the sand to waist when we get a haboob....Pool goes from clear to mud in 12 minutes...
  7. Phillbo

    Discount Saltwater Compare chart Plumbing style?

    I'd take that with a grain of salt... Not sure what they mean by "Self Cleaning" unless they mean the reverse polarity function. Also I have the SGS and the manual calls for 4000-45000 ppm of salt while the link states 3000-3500ppm. BTW.. I've had the SGS for 7 years and never an issue...
  8. Phillbo

    If anyone is still awake need some help fast if possible.

    Yes, a sock that goes on your foot ... only one at a time.
  9. Phillbo

    Saltwater level too high

    I'd do 2 1/4 drains with a fiberglass pool but I am curios what is the negative to having the salt level too high?
  10. Phillbo

    White Build Up on Tile

    Gracias Amigo! I have some work to do... My CSI appears to be around .04.
  11. Phillbo

    White Build Up on Tile

    Looks like the recommended max with a Salt System is 450 so I'm not that much over but would like to lower it a bit to see if the scaling stops.... Do I need to get the Ph down? Currently running around 7.6.
  12. Phillbo

    A surprise epilogue to my build

    Looks like they cut it down and left a tall stump to carve into a climbing gym for the kids.
  13. Phillbo

    White Build Up on Tile

    Is it Calcium that could be causing a white chalky build up on my tile? What should my CH level be? Last test showed it at 480.
  14. Phillbo

    SWG and flagstone coping

    You have 1690ppm from tap water?
  15. Phillbo

    thinking of emptying pool

    So, I'm confused. Is the salt cell bad or not? Why put it back in instead of replacing it if bad?
  16. Phillbo

    SWG and flagstone coping

    Dump some salt in it and she will be happy... It softens the water even if you do not have a SWG....
  17. Phillbo

    New Build in DFW

    I saw that ring light but it looks like the drain pipe is blocking. You know better than me though.
  18. Phillbo

    New Build in DFW

    Your going to need some lighting in that kitchen area.
  19. Phillbo

    SWG Shopping

    I don't have any knowledge about the system you are looking at but I can say you are doing the right thing by getting a system that is designed for a larger pool than you have. I have had this system on my pool for 7 years with no troubles: Saltwater Chlorination Systems | Breeze...
  20. Phillbo

    Mystery pipe and returns

    Stick a garden hose in the opening in the pool and wrap a towel around it to form a seal and see if water comes out the open pipe.
  21. Phillbo

    Muriatic Acid

    What do painters use MA for?
  22. Phillbo

    CYA not liquid enough

    Or wrap a towel around your brush just to keep everything moving.
  23. Phillbo

    Lowering CYA

    I would think that logic makes sense.
  24. Phillbo

    wooohoooo it's pool season again

    I use one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-T101R-120-Volt-Mechanical-Outdoor/dp/B000BVZB3E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1524514609&sr=8-3&keywords=intermatic+pool+pump+timer
  25. Phillbo

    Use SWG or Bleach

    You will need to add CYA with a salt system. In the long run it will save you money on bleach. You'll use a little more Acid in a salt pool. For me the benefit is having a pool that remains balanced for longer periods of time. I travel a lot and it's nice to not have to hire someone to take...
  26. Phillbo

    speaker mount ideas

    I have 4 speakers in my yard and you can't see a single one. They are all hidden in trees and shrubs. I use Malibu low voltage light wire to power them. works great and does not break down.
  27. Phillbo

    Pool plastered 2 weeks ago

    Plaster should look smooth day or night.
  28. Phillbo

    thinking of emptying pool

    Stop worrying about having to drain again in the future. Your going to drive yourself crazy....
  29. Phillbo

    thinking of emptying pool

    I pump it down by back washing. It's cool decking and coping. It floods because the moron that did the cool decking when the pool was originally built in the 80's did not slope the concrete correctly and it diverts a lot of the water running off the roof into the pool.
  30. Phillbo

    It's Official I have a Leak

    Fixed... Caulked the joint between the skimmer box and tile as well as all the tile grout lines in the opening to the skimmer with simple 100% waterproof silicone white caulk. Been over a week and no water loss.