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    DE Filter trouble

    Thanks Jim, I'll give them a call. I have no idea what our pump costs to run. We run it from 6 to 10 hours depending on the seaon. Could this also be an o-ring issue? A new clamp is not going to be cheap.
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    DE Filter trouble

    Thanks Jim. Do you have a trusted site for parts? Our filter is super old and not made anymore. It's a Purex Triton fns plus. Or is this a standard sized thing?
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    DE Filter trouble

    Leaking on 2 of the 3 gaps in band. Not leaking at front. - - - Updated - - - The clamp also started making a terrible creaking noise during the tightening this go round. Not sure if that has anything to do with it but it was new this cleaning.
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    DE Filter trouble

    Hi All, After giving our DE filter a deep cleaning to end the season, we are having trouble getting it to seal back up. Multiple attempts have continued to result in leaks around the middle once the clamp is put back together. Any tips or tricks to this? It seems to always give us trouble...
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    CYA Reagent R13

    Bought on amazon from seller with good reviews. I tried shaking bottle and did 2 seperate tests. We did get a foot of rain last week but I didn't think we'd lose that much!
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    CYA Reagent R13

    Hi All, Is it possible for the Taylor reagant R13 to lose effectiveness but still be within expiration date? I bought a refill bottle online and the expiration date is 6/20 but when I tested it appears that my CYA has gone from 60 to less than 30. This is the first time I've used from this...
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    Mustard Algae shock

    Ok, so I've completed my SLAM as of this morning. Passed all the parameters including overnight test. Now I'm attempting to get the shock level up to the mustard algae level of 35. I've added bottles and bottles of bleach per the PoolMath Calculator on this forum and it's getting no where...
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    First SLAM Questions

    Woke up this morning and only lost 1ppm! Officially passed all parameters of slam. So today we take it up to mustard algae shock levels and then have a clean and clear pool! Thanks for the help all.
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    First SLAM Questions

    Thanks all for the suggestions. I'll check the CYA again tomorrow. I did it outside last time but it was slightly different from the protocol you listed. Fingers crossed we're getting close!
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    First SLAM Questions

    Yes, we pulled the lights before the slam and again 2 days ago. The only thing we haven't taken apart is the vacuum and I was considering doing that this weekend. It lives in the water though so I wasn't sure if the FC would kill everything. Will swimming effect the length of the slam...
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    First SLAM Questions

    Hi All, This is my first try at slamming our pool. We have had on and off problems with yellow algae for the past 2-3 summers. So we got the good kit, made the switch and started the slam 7 days ago. We're still losing 2-3 ppm at night and I'm testing and adjusting the water 3-4 times per...
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    How often to scrub light niches during SLAM

    Hi All, We're undergoing our first slam for yellow algae and I have a question. How often should I be cleaning in the light niches? We scrubbed it out really well before we started the slam but now we're on day 4. Should I be getting in there and scrubbing that daily too? Is it safe to be...
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    MUstard algae keeps coming back!

    Great! Sorry, i wasn't clear on the CYA. When is used 50/50 my level came back at 55 so i multipled by 2 to get 110. So hopefully with the drain, we'll be close to an acceptable level. Thanks for your help!
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    MUstard algae keeps coming back!

    The 110 came from a diluted test with 50% pool water and 50% tap water. We drained the pool this morning down to the jets. We don't have a submersible pump so were at the mercy of the main drain. I'm estimating we were able to drain at least a 3rd of the pool. In the process of refilling now...
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    MUstard algae keeps coming back!

    Ok. I diluted and CYA came back at 110. How much of a drain are we talking about? Thanks!
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    MUstard algae keeps coming back!

    Hi All, I'm new to this group but have been stalking the site for awhile now. Every summer it seems for the past 2-3 years we deal with mustard alge once it gets super hot. We live in Texas and have a shallow pool so the water temp heats up quickly despite the 2 shades we have hanging above...