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    Pool size ?

    We are building an in ground, L shaped vinyl pool. It was supposed to be 36x40 and we just expanded it to 36x45. We have teens and they need space to spread out with their friends, you will appreciate that space!
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    New Build May 2021

    Does anyone have a resource for best practices equipment for a new in ground pool build? I need info on heating systems, in floor pool cleaners vs. robot, and ladders and accessories. We just renovated our kitchen and I feel like it was relatively easy to research appliance brands, locations of...
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    2 pavers broke after pool is full

    We have the exact same pool...it’s been up and running for about a month with one cracked paver without issue. We paid someone to professionally level and set the pavers and we still had an issue, which is super annoying, but the pool is fine. Our water is level and we haven’t had any issues, so...
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    looking for bungee solution for pool cover to be used daily

    We did the solar cover on the intex roll, so easy to close and prevents debris and chemical loss, plus keeps the heat in that’s gained throughout the day.
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Over night test was 7ppm last night and 7ppm this morning... Doesn’t point to an algae issue, correct? So, I think we are going to replace the sand and restart the filter and see if I just messed up the filter setup.
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    We will do the OCLT tonight, hopefully that will help.
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Ok, thank you. Yes, we have the taylor 2006 test kit. I will get the liquid shock. I feel like every time I understand something, then there is more to learn. This is our trial pool to see if we like a having a pool before we take the plunge on putting in an in-ground...if we do I should be a...
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Also, I am backwashing multiple times a day because the pressure builds to more than 25% over clean every time I run it for 30 minutes. Our pool water is totally clear...it seems weird that algae would be the answer? Can you have algae and clear water?
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    So we shouldn’t use the shock product? I read about slamming, but I thought I could use shock?? So just use liquid chlorine? But then what about the CYA level, we are currently using the tablets in a floater, so without the tablets, do we need to add stabilizer?
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    We shocked the pool last night, the numbers are good, but the filter is still having the same issue where it runs fine for thirty minutes, then the pressure goes up and the suction/flow basically stops. I just feel like re-doing the sand is the only option...I can’t live like this all summer...
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Now we’re thinking about getting rid of the sand and starting over. Seems like maybe I screwed up the sand fill at the beginning.
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Ok, I see that now, thanks. I am so shocked that these pools are mass marketed...between the extreme leveling for setup and pool chemistry, I feel like I need PHD in pools to function 🤪
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    I thought free chlorine should be between 1 and 3 ppm??? Confused why 2 would be below?
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Pressure gradually increases from about 5 to about 8 over approximately 30 minutes. Once it reaches 8, the suction/flow back to the pool is almost nonexistent.
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Today’s results: FC 2ppm CC 0.5ppm pH 7.4 TA 90ppm CH 70ppm CYA 30ppm
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Yup, we were careful filling it around the cap...a little sand came in because my husband forgot to rinse it before the restart after the top Off last night. But the filter problem was happening before that.
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    This is the one that was recommended to me.
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Thank you...we have the taylor 2006 kit and we have been using chlorine tabs in a floater...the chlorine levels have been around 3ppm consistently, and the PH around 7.2, and the alkalinity around 80...the stabilizer has been in the low range...but I thought that would mean we just might need...
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Sorry, rectangle, 8400 gallons...still learning :)
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    We’ve just really been worrying about the free chlorine, ph and alkalinity...those are all in normal ranges. Is there a chemical rating that would help us with this?
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    I just added the signature 12x24x52 Intext XTR 2100 Gph sand filter
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    We also flooded the sand in case it was channel locked. If I turn the pump off and then back on it works for 15 minutes or so and then loses force again. Would a local pool tech be able to help with this?
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    I’ve had to backwash it multiple times a day to even get it to work.
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    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Hi All, we opened the sand filter last night after having flow issues...it basically works for 15 minutes then quits. We have very high pollen, it was caked on top of the sand...we scraped off that layer, added more sand and it worked better last night. I added a pool sock over the poolside...
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    New England Intex Owners, Help!

    I just ordered filter socks...we are new to this, so I didn’t know they existed. We are in a drought, so I would like to avoid backwashing daily...hopefully the filter socks help!🤞
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    New England Intex Owners, Help!

    We have the hang on the wall skimmer, but the pollen is too fine I think. I will look into the pool devil. Thanks!
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    New England Intex Owners, Help!

    Our brand new sand filter(came with the 12x24x52 xtr) seems to be having a hard time keeping up with the obnoxious amount of tree pollen. For example I run the filter for about 4 hours and then it looses suction power and needs to be backwashed. Is this normal in high pollen areas or are we...
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    1st time pool owner from NJ

    We used this photo that another poster had used for our 12x24x52 intex xtr...it worked perfectly. We leveled the pavers with the hard ground.
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    Intex sand 2100g pump problem

    Definitely pollen, the pool has only been up for a week and tree pollen in MA leaves a layer of yellow on everything for 2-3 weeks this time Of year. It’s insane!