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    Is not opening (or delayed) an option?

    Hello everyone, hope you're all healthy and well during this crazy time. I live in Southern PA and usually open around late April. For what it's worth I have a radiant pool, built into a hill, with a winter cover that works not unlike a tupperware container. Every year so far upon opening, the...
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    A "What the Heck is in my Pool?!" Mystery

    Hello all, I'm hoping someone can shed some light on something I've found/been finding in my pool. A couple days ago I found what I believed to be raccoon poop in my pool. You can read my previous post here: https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/raccoon-poop-really-scared.190888/ In short...
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    Raccoon Poop.... Really Scared!

    Hello everyone, Several years ago I found what I assumed to be a raccoon poop in the pool. I skimmed it out and shocked the pool and didn’t really worry about it. Just now I got in the pool and was walking around vacuuming with a pool blaster (battery operated vacuum with its own filter bag)...
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    OCLT and solar cover

    Quick question - Can I perform an OCLT with the solar cover on? Thanks! Lauren
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    Not new to this... Where is my FC going?!

    Hi everyone, I've been using the TFP method for about 4 or 5 years now and have not had an issue since converting. But now, I have a FC loss mystery and I suddenly feel like I have no idea what I'm doing. Going to give a little back story in case it somehow plays a part... About a month ago I...
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    Suddenly... bird poop!

    Hi everyone! Starting over the last couple days, there are massive amounts of rather large sized bird poop all over the edge of my pool and getting into the water. I vacuumed just yesterday evening, and when I got home from work today there must be 30 more on the bottom I could count, not to...
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    Iron Filters for Topping Off

    Hi all - happy summer! We have very, very hard well water. Last summer, our second summer with the pool, I started noticing iron stains. At first I thought it was dirt that just would not vacuum up... and then I did the vitamin C test. It was like using a magic eraser! Turns out, the entire...
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    Help - ASAP!

    Hi all... The pool builder is here right this moment fixing an issue with my pool. I don't have time to explain in full detail because time is of the essence. Basically, the pool needed to be drained to roughly 6" so a crevice that formed under the liner could be repaired. Afterward, a water...
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    Total Drain for Repair

    Hello all, The beginning of this season we noticed a crevice that had formed over winter under the liner on one side of the pool. It's about 3-4" deep, 2-3" wide and runs about 25 feet along the length of the pool. My pool builder came out early this season to look and said its either from...
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    First vacation with pool

    Hi all- I'm about to leave my pool for 8 days for the first time since I've had it. My in-laws are stopping by every evening to care for my cats and parrots so I do have them to add bleach. Here is my plan - please advise if you think this is a good plan or if I need to change it. First, my...
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    Pump Humming - won't pump

    Hello all, Starting this year (second summer with the new pool and new equipment), when turning the pump off (in order to switch to backwash, pump to waste, etc), the pump will not immediately come back on. When I flip the switch, it makes a humming noise. It is not until after I hear a...
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    Clumsiness and lowering pH

    I'm super clumsy... not gonna lie. Just about every time I've added bleach to my pool, I've bleached whatever clothes I'm wearing. A gallon of 12.5% liquid chlorine spilled in my trunk and just about ruined the car, as well as everything I was wearing and my skin. I got a medical grade...
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    Silly Question

    This probably sounds ridiculous but I'm going to ask anyway... Do I HAVE to vacuum? The nearest leafed trees from my pool are about 600 feet away. I don't think there has ever been a leaf or a twig in the pool. Occasionally tiny clusters of dirt accumulate, but I have to look very hard for...
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    Can't Thank You Enough!

    This is my second summer with my pool. My first year I was too afraid to try the TFPC method because I understood nothing about water chemistry and didn't know what I was doing. This year I took the plunge and purchased a Taylor test kit and followed the advice of everyone on this forum. I...
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    "Channel" with soft spots under liner

    Hi all. I have an 18x32 Oval semi-inground pool (built into a hill... One side is level with the ground, other side is completely above). It was installe less than a year ago, so still under warranty. I few days ago we discovered a "channel" that has formed, presumably over winter, in the...
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    Free and Combined Chlorine not changing

    Can anyone help solve this enigma? Five days ago my chlorine results were FC 3 CC 1.5 I was instructed by the pool store to shock... so I did. Yesterday my results were FC 6.2 CC 1.4 I decided to use the TFP method and my new Taylor test kit to handle it myself. I did that math to bring my...
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    Liquid Chlorine Spill

    I was unfortunate enough to have an entire gallon of liquid chlorine spill in the trunk of my car. I have one of those plastic mats, which caught the majority of it, however some splashed up on the sides of the carpeting in trunk. I absorbed as much as I could with some old towels, then...
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    Iron Out & Brown Water

    Hi all- I'm a newbie pool owner. This was my first summer and I guess I had some great beginners' luck because I had no problems all season...until now. One week before I'm scheduled to have the pool closed. I noticed yesterday that all white fixtures below the water were turning brown; the...
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    New Radiant Pool on Hill / Slope

    After four years of being told it wasn't possible to put a pool on my hill (not without TWO $8,000 retaining walls)... I finally discovered Radiant pools. There aren't many photos out there on the internet of pools being built into hills so I would like to share mine. It was just put in two...
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    Pressure drops when turning pump on and off

    I'm new to the pool thing. My 16x32' Radiant was just installed 2 weeks ago so there is much for me to learn. Our first week with the pool, we didn't have electricity to it, so the pump was off. During that time, a large accumulation of dirt settled on the bottom (as the pool is buried on one...
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    Pool Cove

    Hello, I am a new owner of a 16x32 oval Radiant pool. I am completely new to pools and trying to learn as much as I can. The pool was installed into a very steep hill. I watched the entire excavation and installation processes and it really seemed to me like they did a great job. However, the...