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  1. BadDogPSD

    Hello I am 54 years old, I know how the chemistry works in the pool , I tired to go to

    Welcome! Glad you found us. This is a wonderful site with friendly, knowledgeable, admins, moderators, and members. I've learned a lot in the short time I've been here and saved a bunch of money too.
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    New Cover Questions

    You can also use your pool brush to try to smooth elevated areas & wrinkles.
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    Second year, I have mystery algae in the vacuum hose.

    Yes, that's your cleaner hose. Sounds like you need to raise your FC levels. Are you adding liquid chlorine daily? I know Clovis is hot & sunny in the summer.
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    Just started SLAM #3 this season...what am I doing wrong?

    Thise pictures look similar to the pollen blobs we were getting a few weeks ago.
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    Chlorine vanashes

    FC should be between 5 - 9ppm, with a target of 7ppm with a CYA of 60.
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    Pool deck experience with hot concrete pavers

    I used an IR thermometer today. Late afternoon. around 4:39. Temp was 93 degrees, no clouds, about a 15 mph breeze. The stamped concrete was +/- 125 degrees, the pavers were a little cooler at 121 degrees.
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    Pool deck experience with hot concrete pavers

    Agreed. That's what we had in Phoenix and while warm, it never felt too hot. Can't use it here though, too many freeze-thaw cycles.
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    Pool deck experience with hot concrete pavers

    Our pool deck is stamped concrete and pavers. Both get very hot. Our 2 year old wears Crocs around the pool, we wear flip flops and sometimes splash water from the pool to cool the deck near the water to cool it when our son wants to climb out to jump in... over & over, & over 😁
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    Need opinions on what to do please

    The biggest differences between pucks and liquid chlorine is that liquid chlorine will require almost daily maintenance, but it won't add stabilizer so you won't have to deal with draining & refilling as a means to control the CYA levels. My daily pool maintenance is 5-10 minutes. Check levels...
  10. BadDogPSD

    Need opinions on what to do please

    No, stay away from Clorox as it has other additives you don't want in your pool. Chlorinating liquid, 10% or 12.5% is what you want. Most Home Depots, Lowes, and farm type stores carry it, as does Walmart. We typically use Walmart Pool Essentials 10% as it's the best value in our area.
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    Need opinions on what to do please

    No. The first step is to get a good test kit, TF100 or Taylor 2006C, to find out what your pool chemistry really is. Then, based on the test results, we can make recommendations to help keep your pool clear, algae free, and sanitized! I also would recommend the PoolMath app. It makes logging...
  12. BadDogPSD

    Is there a go to place to get all chemicals from?

    For some reason neither Lowes nor Home Depot carry many pool supplies in my area, and no liquid chlorine. I've been Pool Essentials liquid chlorine from Walmart, and Muriatic acid from Leslie's.
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    Recovering from Leslies pool mishandling

    Welcome! And most of the pool care professionals, aka pool boys/girls, are not much better. You are in the right place.
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    Which Intelliflo Should I get?

    No, just the main circulation pump. Plan to keep the spa pumps for now.
  15. BadDogPSD

    Which Intelliflo Should I get?

    Looking to switch to a variable speed pump in conjunction with adding an IC60 and probably ScreenLogic2. I've narrowed it down to these three options: Intelliflo VS 011018 Intelliflo VS 011028 (newer version of 011018?) Intelliflo VSF 011056 From what I've read here, the variable flow isn't...
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    What is your daily dosage?

    Between 3 & 5 quarts a day. Solar cover has helped reduce this a little. Our pool has full sun for 11-12 hours a day this time of year.
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    Pool cleaner recommendations for in-ground pool

    I think that is just the lowest price they can advertise. Actual price is likely less if you call.
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    Anybody’s dog ever eat a skimmer sock?

    I've had dogs eat socks before. It can cause a blockage, which can be serious. Might want to check with your vet.
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    Intellichlor generator issue

    Can you use your cell phone to.take a picture of the underside? I do this to 'see' in hard to reach places. Takes a few tries sometimes to capture what I'm trying to see.
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    Black Algae
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    Black Algae

    Sounds like you need to SLAM.
  22. BadDogPSD

    Aglae or Pollen

    Do you have pollen on other surfaces, like your car, outside furniture, etc? Maybe do an OLCT?
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    Pool cleaner recommendations for in-ground pool

    We have a Pentair pressure side cleaner that seems to work pretty well. We run it 2 hours a day... doesn't do the wall or steps very well, but I brush weekly so that hasn't been an issue. When I redo the plumping on the equipment pad, we will most likely switch to a robot cleaner, Pentair or...
  24. BadDogPSD

    Wanting to switch to SWG

    I think you have enough room for a vertical installation.
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    Chlorine vanashes

    Checking in on @Debra Joan. Hopefully you were able to enjoy your pool this weekend!
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    I kid you not ...

    I need a robot.
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    Why is my CH always dropping?

    What is the CH of your fill water?
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    Wanting to switch to SWG

    Looks tight. What is the distance from the filter outlet to the valve? What is the other pump for?