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    Light brownish stains on liner

    Hi all, we have some light brown stains in numerous areas on the liner, at the bottom of the pool. Water chemistry is all good - I spiked the chlorine level high at the beginning of the season and cleared the water, water is nice and clear just have these stains now. Is this due to metals or...
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    Vaccuuming with cartridge filter

    Apologies if this is a dumb question........if you have a cartridge filter, do you vaccuum with the cartridge in place or remove it to do your vaccuuming? I don't have a "vaccuum to waste" setting but I do have a "leaf catcher" attachment for my vaccuum hose. Thanks!
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    Foam and high chlorine

    Thanks for this! I've been getting a ton of foam lately and now I know it's because I switched to "splashless" bleach!! Is there anything dangerous about such foam or just a weird annoyance? Thanks again!
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    Should water be seen flowing through pump?

    Please excuse my ignorance but how do I know if I "contantly get air in the filter"? Thanks!!!
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    Should water be seen flowing through pump?

    So on the flip side, since I see the water flowing in I 100% must have a leak then? Thanks!
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    Cartridge Quesions?

    Wow 5 years of use for cartridges, that's my dream! How do you clean them, and how frequently? Thanks!!!
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    Cartridge filter with Jumbo Chlorine tabs?

    An update..........I cleaned my cartridge using filter cleaning solution (I know not the best, apparently TSP would be much better but all I had at home right now), soaked it overnight, popped in the cartridge last night and had very good water flow. Good flow lasted for about 2 hours and then...
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    Cartridge filter with Jumbo Chlorine tabs?

    No vacuum to waste option but for vaccuming I can take out the cartridge and with the good water flow I'm able to vacuum up all debris without a problem...
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    Filter seemingly clogging & no return pressure, but water is clear?

    Thank you very much! Is that more effective than Muriatic Acid or something like HTH Filter Cleaner...
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    Filter seemingly clogging & no return pressure, but water is clear?

    Excuse my ignorance, but, what is "TSP"? Thanks!
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    Cartridge filter with Jumbo Chlorine tabs?

    Will do soon JB! I do feel confident that my filter is strong enough - when it's actually pumping out water it's FANTASTIC! The problem is that nearly always when I pop in a cartridge that's not close to new I get the dreaded trickling jets. :cry:
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    Cartridge filter with Jumbo Chlorine tabs?

    Yes well said! And pretty much the plan I'm following now (as of yesterday) thanks to all of the advice I've received on here so far. The challenge will be the vaccuuming the dead algae - I need my cartridge to "stay alive" long enough to vaccuum it up
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    Cartridge filter with Jumbo Chlorine tabs?

    I have a couple of different attachments that I hook up to my garden hose - one has a brush attachment and the other spreads out the water in a strong jet. I go up and down and around the cartridge several times. I used to do it quickly just for a couple of minutes, now I spend more time than...
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    Cartridge filter with Jumbo Chlorine tabs?

    I put the jumbo tabs in an automatic chlorinator, it's hooked up such that it's after the pump...
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    Cartridge filter with Jumbo Chlorine tabs?

    Oops right! Just ordered a test kit, thanks!
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    Cartridge filter with Jumbo Chlorine tabs?

    From all the input here I think my plan will be to do the following: Remove the cartridge and run the filter without it, with good water circulation. Basically follow the SLAM process - I'll add bleach appropriately to get the FC level high. - Will also check the Total Alkalinity level and...
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    Cartridge filter with Jumbo Chlorine tabs?

    Hi! Don't have a picture of the system, but I'd say I'm sure that it's all set up correctly as it runs GREAT when I remove the cartridge. Also runs great with a brand new cartridge. So it's something about the cartridge "going bad" after several uses. What does "square feet of the cartridge"...
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    Cartridge filter with Jumbo Chlorine tabs?

    I've mainly used 4 chemicals - jumbo chlorine tabs, bleach, baking soda and black algaecide. Interesting suggestion to remove the cartridge and just run the filter to kill the algae! My understanding was always that the cartridge was completely necessary, but it makes sense that killing the...
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    Cartridge filter with Jumbo Chlorine tabs?

    Thanks! We hadn't opened the pool the last 2 years so the pool was of course a big mess when we opened it. Dark green water and a ton of debris in the bottom. I've vacuumed out a lot of the debris but still more, and the water is still green but not as dark. The 2 problems I've been having...
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    Cartridge filter with Jumbo Chlorine tabs?

    I've been having a problem with my cartridge filter where I get a new cartridge, works great for a week or so, but then even after thoroughly washing the cartridge I barely get a trickle out of the water jets, even though water appears to be flowing well through the pump. If I remove the...