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    Electric Service for New Build

    My old post and replies are under DESIGN YOUR DREAM POOL PAD. The house build is finally started. They are framing the garage and pool house, the addition plans to the house is almost ready to go to engineering, and then the renovation to the 1904 bungalow begins. I have been given heads up...
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    DEP 500 Series pleated element D.E. filters

    Looking into a new filter for my new pool to be built. I have a cartridge filter presently and was wondering about this combination filter. Anyone have this filter and care to comment.
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    Design your dream pool pad

    This will be part of a renovation of a house on the National Historic Register in the Houston Heights area, an addition to the house, a 2nd story garage apartment, and pool house attached to the front of the garage. At my current house the pool pad is too small and I don't work on the equipment...
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    ACK Houston rain and flooding

    Oh my, where to start. I just got back in town after a week's absence. My backyard received 17.2 inches of rain from last Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. 7 inches in less than 4 hours. And yes, the overflow worked just like it should, diluting all my work over the last 4-6 weeks...
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    Another Ascorbic Acid Treatment

    Just did my 3rd treatment in 9 years. Works every time. Should have taken before and afters. The best indicator is my Polaris is now bright white and not the color of Lipton Tea. The same with the ports where the water comes into the pool. I purchased from Storefront : PC NetwoRx Inc. as...
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    new use of the Pool Math app

    Hi, Im a long time user of Pool Math on my laptop. Is the laptop version no longer available? I have downloaded the APP to my iPhone, and registered with sign in and password. I can't figure out how to accurately add in ph numbers. I can't seem to put in 7.8 only 7. Same thing for FC. I...
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    Pre-Planning New Build in Houston Need Advice

    Hi All, I currently have a pool in the far out suburbs of Houston. Pool came with house when we moved to Texas in 2009 from midwest, never had a pool before. Downsizing house drastically but not giving up having a pool. Currently have 20,000 gal. SWG/TFP. I have read, learned, asked questions...
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    Slamming with zero cya

    Short story. Lowered chloring to to AA to eliminate iron staining, I have done this successfully in the past thanks to this forum. Followed directions to the T. Now several weeks later and tons of rain, chlorine fell to 0 and would not hold even after adding bleach according to Pool Math...
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    Expansive soil preventive maintenance for pool movement in SW Houston

    I briefly saw in this forum, and cannot find again, reference to a misting irrigation for the soil around the pool in order to keep the moisture content steady. I am in the Sugarland, Tx. area (greater Houston). Our lot backs up to a Slough(baby bayou), and the soil moisture content varies to...
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    Need New Heater Advice needed

    I have posted here before about my Hayward heater, natural gas, 400K BTU, 20,000 gal. saltwater pool, SW Houston area. I one of the thousands with repeated failure of circuit boards. I have called and called Hayward over the past several years, they seem to know nothing about the problems...
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    Gearing up for Ascorbic Acid Treatment

    I am posting pool stats so I can do this correctly. I have read all the topics here on the forum(you'all are a gold mine of information) and have the general idea, but would appreciate some guidance as the chemistry fails to stay in my head. I guess you could say I know enough to know I don't...
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    Need recommendation for pool builder in Houston Help Please

    We have a pool. I have been given the gift of a spa to be built to attach to the pool. Which is much needed due to chronic illness end of TMI, sorry. Anyway, we live in Richmond, Texas, southwest suburb of Houston and need to find a capable and reputable builder. Any recommendations? The pool...
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    TA, CH, and CYA questions for SWG plaster pool

    Using the pool calc. and Test Kit 100, SWG Ph 7.5 FC 6 TA 100 CH 400 CYA 90 Salt 2740 Borate 15 I have not added any, just what water tests CSI -.22 I have very hard water for fill. Lots of build up on blue glazed tile waterline. At the start CYA was 20, and CH was 450+. I drain some and add...
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    Posting test results, need feedback so I can start BBB

    I shocked my pool following the directions here. Now testing myself using the test kit I got from this site recommendations. Here's what I have today. The FC 3.5 CC 0 TAC 3.5 Salt strip test 2740 CH 340 (at 34 drops turned blue-violet with what looked like particulates, at 36 drops turned...
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    What to do first in terms of balancing water chemistry?

    Just came from unnamed pool store. Short story they made it sound urgent I purchase and start dumping chemicals in a fast as I could. I do have the test kit you all recommend here, and I am getting used to doing the basic tests. The more complex ones not so sure. Here's what pool store...
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    CE error Hayward 250 H series pool heater, natural gas

    I have been checking my pool temp for a few week just to see where it was. Today the error CE appeared. Last year 2010, exactly to the day, I had the board replaced for the same problem, service determined it was a bad board. That board was the original for the heater which was installed Oct...
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    New to pool ownership, water help needed

    New to pool care. Water test results below. 2 FC - Free Chlorine 2 CC or TC - Combined Chlorine or Total Chlorine 8.0 pH - 130 TA - Total Alkalinity 250 CH - Calcium Hardness 25 CYA - Cyanuric Acid (stabilizer/conditioner) I added muriatic acid and the pH is now 7.6 I got the water tested at...
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    New Pool Owner in Houston

    Hi, I have been reading for days and understand enough to know I need advice. I have never had a pool before so please realize I know nothing. I have read many of the posts but am getting so confused, not sure where to start. I would appreciate any help as I don't want to ruin the pool or...