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    Opening this weekend. How much of what do I need?

    Planning to open the pool this weekend. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, I am trying to prevent needing to run out multiple times over the weekend/first few days to get more supplies with stores varying hours/closures and the big box stores (walmart) being way to packed at all times with...
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    New pail of powdered shock is hard as concrete - should I return it to the store

    Beware, some places will not let you bring it back. I would call to check. I have seen people bring it back to a store and the store refuses to take it back because its considered hazardous and they longer can be certain of the chemistry since it has been removed and opened.
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    Open date on East Coast?

    60 degrees. Jumped in and jumped right back out. Had to cool off after some yard work.
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    Open date on East Coast?

    I have already been in 3 times the last two weeks here in NJ. No heater.
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    Rough new plaster from winter

    Should I keep the levels as they are now or should I adjust them based on the current water temp to get them to a -0.6 CSI?
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    Rough new plaster from winter

    I have a Dolphin S-200. I am just worrying I am wasting my time and effort if the end result is still going to be an acid wash. Test Results last night were: FC-5 pH-7.2 TA-50 CH-300 CYA-40 Temp-45
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    Rough new plaster from winter

    I opened the pool this past weekend (water is crystal clear already) and have so far lowered the pH to 7.2, removed a lot of sediment (turns out that is all of the red in the pool), and been brushing a lot (everytime I brush more sediment gets suspended in the water). The plaster is still very...
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    your recommendation on Power Powder from Leslie

    I think d and b is opened on saturdays too. Another option for the liquid chlorine is Sahara pools on 22. Not as far out at ocean state. Not sure their price tho
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    your recommendation on Power Powder from Leslie

    I see you are out in Branchburg, NJ. I am nearby you. I usually get all of my liquid chlorine from Ocean State Job Lots out in Clinton on Route 31. $2.99 per gallon for 12.5% there. I just picked up a bunch on Tuesday with the 25% promotion they were running. Otherwise try DB pools in Raritan...
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    Bath Bomb in Pool

    Has any body every thrown one of those bath bombs into a pool? We will be having a gender reveal party in April (typically we don't open by then because its still too cold) and were thinking about throwing a few bath bombs into the pool as the reveal. Would this mess with anything?
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    Rough new plaster from winter

    I am hesitant to open the pool so early as there are still nights with expected freezing temperatures in our area. Prior to getting the pool replastered I typically did not open it until basically the first weekend of May. I was opening to wait another 3-4 weeks at the earliest. Is that a bad...
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    Rough new plaster from winter

    Attach is a picture I just took of the second step where I wiped away what seems to be the dirt. I did it first with my hand which it was pretty rough but most of the dirt left but then I did it with a brush which took some of the roughness away but nowhere near a smooth as the top step which is...
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    Rough new plaster from winter

    I drained my pool a few inches below the tiles and closed the pool with a mostly solid cover with a mesh opening in the middle. I have had a pump under the cover to keep the water level from getting to high. I opened the cover a bit today to take a look and notice a reddish tint on all of the...
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    Peeked under Cover and "bath tub ring"

    I drained my pool a few inches below the tiles and closed the pool with a mostly solid cover with a mesh opening in the middle. I have had a pump under the cover to keep the water level from getting to high. I peeked under the cover this weekend and noticed a bath tub line around the pool. I am...
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    Using dolphin while closed

    I had my plaster redone this summer and when I closed a few weeks ago I was adding acid once a week or so. I drAined the pool down about 6 inches below the tile line. Are there any issues with add acid and running my dolphin once a week or every other week when acid is added to mix it up since...
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    Mesh vs Solid for snowy winters

    I am in the third summer, entering the third winter, in my house and have had an old school tarp/waterbag winter cover the first year, a mesh safety cover last year, and just bought a solid safety cover for this coming year. I went with the mesh safety cover and opened with clear water but very...
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    Dolphin Rebate Redemption

    Has anyone had any luck registering for the Dolphin rebate after August 1? I bought my dolphin July 31, so within the rebate time but then when I tried registering it it said the code I used wasn't valid. I did find it on some random website so that may have been wrong. Anyone have the rebate...
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    High CH Re-Plastered almost 3 weeks ago

    Thanks so it must have been the interference. I’m at 400. Which I know is still a little high but will that do any damage? It’s like my current additions of bleach every day and acid every other is making it csi bounce from -.19 to .4. Is such a large swing bad? Should I try to add half the ma...
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    High CH Re-Plastered almost 3 weeks ago

    Thanks. I will try this when I get home. I haven't used any algaecide since the plaster and I do have city water. Hopefully its closer to the 300 of the original fill water.
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    High CH Re-Plastered almost 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for the reply. That interference may be the issue. It got tough to identify the end. What did concern me though is that says 20 drops of R-0010 and 5 of R-0011L. The directions with my kit says 10 drops of R-0010 and 3 of R-0011L. Which should I follow? I assume if this solves my problem...
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    High CH Re-Plastered almost 3 weeks ago

    Just bought kit about 2 months ago so I hope they aren't expired and yes I ran it 3 times last night because I couldn't believe how high it was
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    High CH Re-Plastered almost 3 weeks ago

    The pool company did do an acid bath to start up the pool. They poured in 5 gallons of muriatic acid and told me not to balance the TA and pH until about 48 hours in. So it sounds like that could have been what you are alluding to with low pH and TA. I will drain some tonight and refill to get...
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    High CH Re-Plastered almost 3 weeks ago

    I posted this in the start-up forum but realized it may be better served here We got our pool replastered with diamond brite almost 3 weeks ago (for the second time this summer) and my CH is through the roof at almost 1000. Is this a problem? I have read low CH is bad in plaster pools because...
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    Obtaining quotes in the fall/winter-lower bids?

    Here in NJ we just did a renovation where we signed the contract in November for work to be done in May and paid a higher deposit but had a lower overall cost because we picked out the coping, tile, and plaster early which were all purchased at last years prices versus this years prices. Or so...
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    So confused on Which Dolphin to get

    Ouch that's a nice little jump in price considering you were expecting the S200
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    Are pool cleaners necessary?

    Echoing what everyone else said, they are not a necessity if you haven't had a pool before but once you get one you can't live with out it.
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    So confused on Which Dolphin to get

    Thanks for the reply, looking at the charts all three cover what I am looking for but range in price from 599-720 so not sure the benefit on the 720 vs the 599. Also, not sure about shipping and what not to Canada but I found the S200 online at marina pools for 699
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    So confused on Which Dolphin to get

    I have been looking at all the different models and reviews fro all the different Dolphin robots and have been getting so confused on which to get. I have a small pool and will be taking the dolphin in and out as needed for cleaning and not leaving it in pool so it seems a basic model will be...
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    Timing of replaster

    I had my pool remodeled at the beginning of May, replaced coping and tile and replastered. The plaster has some spots throughout it. The contractor luckily is standing behind his product and will replaster the pool to even it out. The problem is here in NJ its a short pool season so we have the...
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    Stopping Leaves and Debris from going under cover

    Hello, I switched from a tarp/water bag cover last winter to a mesh safety cover this past winter. With the tarp I wouldn't get leaves or other debris in the pool but this past winter with the mesh safety cover, leaves and other large debris blew under the sides into the pool. Also this still...