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    Vinyl Pool Top Edge Detaching 2

    Moderator comment - Moved from this post: Vinyl Pool Top Edge Detaching Sorry to thread hijack but I have this problem too. My pool is a concrete shell but @jimmythegreek is the cause (and fix) likely to be the same? If so where are the screws?
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    Weird surge from a return?

    Could it just be the way the water turbulence is changing over time? I don’t get what you have but I do get little whirlpools appearing and then disappearing. Have you put your hand in front of the jet and noticed a change?
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    Pentair Mastertemp 400

    Have you Checked the gas supply?
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    Mud leaking into pool at top seam between pool shell and deck

    Could you fill the gap with a bathroom silicone? I hasten to add I have no experience of this but have a similar problem where there is a gap between my liner and tiles that the ants seem to use to build nests in. And have wondered about using Silicone as a solution.
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    Master temp 125

    Yes it seems to work without errors when I first set it. good shout for the pump. I did make that mistake once before Leaving the timer set and boiled the water in the heater when the pump stopped, so now I put the pump on manual when I’m running the heater. So if the pool is 77 say, I set...
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    Pool vac

    Thanks Maddie. A bit like a Kreepy Krawlie too. Seems to be normal that they go thud thud thud. Thanks.
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    Speed of chlorine consumption

    Yes Sort of. It has a Perspex covering. Which is a bit like a green house.
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    Speed of chlorine consumption

    Does ph impact the speed at which FCl degrades over the longer term? my ph was running around 8 And I seemed to be using about 0.6 FCl per 24 hrs. I reduced the ph to around 7.5 and consumption seemed to drop a fair bit to half to three quarters of that. Now the ph has crept back Up to 8 The...
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    does anyone actually LIKE doing a manual vacuum of their pool....

    Brushing? What’s that needed for in a pool with out an algae problem?
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    does anyone actually LIKE doing a manual vacuum of their pool....

    Loving the relaxed attitude on the other side of the pond! I find vacuuming bit of a chore... - remove solar cover -fill vac hose with water, -turn off skimmer, connect vac -turn on skinner and sump off -do the deed, grumble about the Few bits that are too heavy to vac - reverse for the valves...
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    Pool vac

    I have one of these which I think is some sort of auto vac? I inherited it but never used it. I tried it today and it makes a clicking sound- is that normal? I have a vinyl pool - it looks all fairly soft and rubber but Is it likely to damage the liner
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    Master temp 125

    Thanks - I’ve only got a heater unit. I haven’t got a remote so the only controls I have access to are the little panel on the heater itself.
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    Master temp 125

    My heater a master temp bc 125 seems to switch off before reaching temperature. So if I set it to 84 say it tends to switch off at 82. It doesn’t always do it, sometimes it will heat to temp set. Pump timer Is off so not being caused by pump switching off. Any suggestions?
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    Chlorine and ph

    Thanks Chris, I used both a colour scale and also a lovibond photometer and I think both look to give similar results. I’m very confused by what’s going on though as I added another dose of hydrochloric acid 32 pct that I thought would give me a drop in ph of about 0.1 but seems to have gone...
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    Chlorine and ph

    So I thought I had things under control.. I thought that I’d try and bring my slightly high but stable 7.9ish PH down a notch to be 7.7-7.8. So I added some hydrochloric acid 32pct. initially the ph dropped but now it’s climbed to 8.1. TA was 180 pre acid. Now 160. What am I doing wrong - is...
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    Skimmer

    this is what I have
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    Skimmer

    I take the basket out and put the hose into the open skimmer port to vacuum. How do you calibrate the skim/sump mix? I have just one return which is at the same end as the skimmer. I don’t really get a problem with stuff in the pool surface, I get a few bugs that end on the bottom(but I...
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    Skimmer

    I do have a vacuum port that is shut off (as I understood it leaked) do skimmers get connected to these? do I need to worry about balancing via the shut off valves in some way?
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    Skimmer

    Thanks TS. Im fairly sure the main drain does work as I have a separate suction line with shut off valve to the pump ( and If I shut the skimmer off the water still circulates). I have a floating basket within the basket but sounds like I need to get a weir door too, problem is I’ve no idea on...
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    Help with pool configuration - skimmer& drain

    What are the chances. I have exactly the same question as I have a similar plug. Watching with interest :) I do have separate lines and shut of control for sump and skimmer.
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    Skimmer

    I’m wondering if my skimmer is set up right. It looks like this It looks as if the sump balance is blocked off. What are the implications of this? I don’t have a weir door should I? I also don’t seem to have a balance device to sit on top, albeit this wouldn’t work given the balance is blocked.
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    Chlorine and ph

    A quick update. Until the next curveball comes in I think I ve got into a steady state. Cl demand seems to be about 0.6 per 24 hours. ph a touch on the high side at around 7.9 but I think this is just about ok? i put the cover on every day and only remove to swim, although wonder if that’s...
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    Chlorine and ph

    I I was more thinking of how big an issue transferring dirt into the pool is from not washing before getting in.
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    Chlorine and ph

    Generally as new pool owners we’ve been careful to shower before getting in. Any other downsides to not doing this e.g if sweaty. Is it just more cl use and more cleaning, like the scum line? Im Trying to work whether the hassle of showering is greater or less than the additional pool...
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    Chlorine and ph

    Another Chlorine related question What is the recommended approach to dealing with sun cream? Any special steps needed? I realise no sun cream in pool is the ideal but not practical in reality. I’ve a sand filter.
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    Gap between liner and tiles

    can anything be done aside new liner?
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    Chlorine and ph

    I’ll have another go as thought it seemed higher but really struggle to discern.
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    Is my swg toast?

    I have dry acid but after asking your advice, I’m not using it. It was left behind by the previous owners. I’ve Now ordered some hydrochloric acid. it’s a picture down the pipe of the swcg Electrodes - It’s not currently plumbed in.
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    Chlorine and ph

    Would you say this is 7.8 or higher?!