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  1. Anjayla0021

    New Pool build

    I feel confident, but just want to confirm: New pool was installed yesterday and it just finished filling up. My TF-100 kit is not here yet. I did however buy my CYA granules today as well as some bleach. I should dose to the recommended CYA in a sock into the skimmer correct (50)? I didn't...
  2. Anjayla0021

    Intex to Doughboy!

    The day has finally come! We said goodbye to our 18' Intex Ultra frame last year (after 3 summers and lots of rust) and upgraded this year to a 21' doughboy (Autumn Breeze). We installed our intex, but wanted the professionals to handle this install which is happening in 12 hours! We have had a...
  3. Anjayla0021

    "Off brand" Pumps and Filter Systems

    Upgrading this year to either a 20' Sharkline or 21' Doughboy..deciding that this week. However, having some second thoughts on these so called "pool packages" that the retailers want to include. On our previous Intex pool, we upgraded immediately to the sand pump - but think this time around...
  4. Anjayla0021

    Upgrading from an Intex to AGP - need insight!

    Our Intex lasted us only 3 seasons. By the time we opened it up last season we knew it would be the last due to the amount of rust and corrosion. We feel we got our moneys worth and wanted to test the waters of being pool owners. We took it down last season and are now ready to purchase a more...
  5. Anjayla0021

    Water looks good, but lots of rusting on Intex!

    Going into my 3rd summer (second opening) and this year my water was such an improvement from last years green mess! BUT, I have a lot of rust going on specifically in the T-joints on my Intex pool. Upon researching, it seems others have had the same issues. We chose to keep our pool up and...
  6. Anjayla0021

    Pump Upgrade Needed?

    Hello from snowy Michigan! I am doing some research on upgrading our pump. This year will be our 3rd summer with our Intex pool, and last summer was a bit rough for us compared to our first year. I felt like I was constantly slamming my pool every few weeks and it was stressful. I thoughts maybe...
  7. Anjayla0021

    Constantly Slamming...all summer

    I’m so frustrated. This is only my second year with my pool and it’s been a rough one. I feel like I am constantly slamming my pool every couple weeks. We have missed out on swimming over holiday weekends and BBQ’s and it’s very frustrating. I have been meticulous about testing. I will slam and...
  8. Anjayla0021

    Film on top of pool

    A few days ago, I noticed a brownish film on the top of my pool water. It is almost ALWAYS in the furthest part of my pool away from my return. I have cleaned the pool, added some bleach (but not to shock) and now noticed its more of a white color. Its not a "foam" and the only way I see it is...
  9. Anjayla0021

    3rd SLAM of the Summer..sigh

    Its me again, sigh. This will now be my third SLAM of the season for me...which has only been a few short months. I completed my second SLAM only 2.5 weeks ago. Pool passed all its tests and the water finally looked beautiful after a week long SLAM. I let the FC drift down to its proper levels...
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    OCLT fail?

    I don’t get it. I started my SLAM 6 days ago. Around day 4, my pool passed the OCLT, but since the water still looked a tiny bit cloudy, I kept going. Day 5 and water is crystal clear. I performed the OCLT overnight and it makes no sense to me. My reading at 10pm last night was 13.5 with cc of...
  12. Anjayla0021

    Assistance with balancing water

    I started a SLAM on Tuesday morning and its now Thursday evening. Water is clear, but looks cloudy still. Water is passing OCLT, but I am wondering if I should continue to keep it at SLAM levels. FC: 13.5 and sunset tonight (SLAM is 16, and I will top it off tonight before bed if I should...
  13. Anjayla0021

    Low salt detection faulty?

    I just tested my salt levels for my pool and the test read 1800. Seems low to me, but my warning "code" has never alerted me. I did this test because I had to SLAM this week and I did a full panel of tests. Even though the system didnt alert me, should I assume that I should up my salt levels to...
  14. Anjayla0021

    Ugh, advice? Looks like no swimming for the 4th of July

    I had to SLAM after last weekend with a pool full of kids and heat. Our pool got cloudy and the temp has been up to 90 degree. I noticed some coloring on the bottom and started SLAM. However, my Taylor reagant R-0871 is almost empty now from testing every hour and there are no pool places within...
  15. Anjayla0021

    CYA gone? Green Pool...

    Took my solar cover off to some greenish water today..sigh. Here are my numbers immediately after I did that. Mind you, FC is on the lower end, but my SWCG runs for about 4-5 hours at dusk with the filter for 8 hours. FC: 4 CC:0 PH: 7.5 CH: 100 TA: 90 CYA: 50 The pool is a greenish color with...
  16. Anjayla0021

    Test clarification?

    Here are my numbers today...hoping for a swim day this weekend so trying to get the water good. FC 8 CC .5 PH 7.2 CH 125 TA 90/100 CH 125 CYA 80 Im still working on dialing in my SWG so I am going to bump it down an hour to get the FC closer to the recommended 3-5. My PH is a little lower than...
  17. Anjayla0021

    Assuming I slam?

    Hi Guys! Decided to open the pool today since over the weekend the winds blew my cover off and completely dumped a bunch of yuck into the pool. My water is pretty nasty and greenish, but I can see the bottom. I have hooked up everything and have the pump going. Here is my first set of...
  18. Anjayla0021

    Opening Intex (First time Opener in MI!)

    Finally, Michigan weather is letting up a bit and I am itching to open my pool. A few things: 1. The two pillows I put in the pool over the winter completely deflated within days, sigh. And how the heck do you guys keep your covers on all winter? Everytime we had bad storms or high winds the...
  19. Anjayla0021

    MI Intex owners: Winterizing Newbie

    Anyone in Michigan that leaves their Intex up year round? This is our first year with our 18x52 Ultra Frame Intex Pool. Sadly, the temperatures here in Michigan have not allowed for swimming and now its time to think about closing up. Pool has been sitting at 70 for a few weeks now since our...
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    Algae or dirt debris?

    We have not been able to swim in our pool for a few weeks due to cold temps and medical reasons (boo!). When I went to go vacuum the pool last night I noticed a "ring" of color around the inner perimeter of the pool. I could tell if it was Algae or possibly dirt debris as there are some leaves...
  21. Anjayla0021

    Help! Daughters Pool party is in 3 days!

    We had quite a bit of rain that has raised the water level around an inch. I did my testing: FC 11.8 PH 7.8 (could be 8.0) TA 80 CH 80 CYA 70 (maybe 60, this test is always tough for me!) I also did a quick salinity test with my (expired) test strips that have honestly never seemed accurate...
  22. Anjayla0021

    White "chunks" while skimming pool by hand

    While swimming today, I was using my net skimmer to clean out any debris I could (lots of bugs from the light being on last night!). I put on goggles to help me see under the water and WOW, I can see alot of little particles and debris that way! Anyways, I noticed these white "Chunks" floating...
  23. Anjayla0021

    Intex Pre Filter Assembly Question

    Last night, I used my vacuum for the first time. Set up was easy and I blocked off my other suctions since I have the dual ones. My pool has been up and running for just over 3 weeks now and everything is great, but I want to make sure that I didnt mess anything up. My pre filter assembly has...
  24. Anjayla0021

    Understanding FC with a SWG

    I checked my FC today and it was at 9.8, which seems high to me, no? My pool was put up about 3ish weeks ago now and I am running a SWG about 6 hours a day. When I initially started up my pool I did a target of 80 for my CYA with granules in a sock.... Is this high? If I am understanding pool...
  25. Anjayla0021

    Why am I so bad at math...

    I am trying to figure out how many yards of "sand" I need to do the landscaping around my pool since I have an extra 35" of soil to fill in after removing my sod. Assuming sand it the best thing to put around the pool to fill this area in as pea gravel may make its way under the liner correct...
  26. Anjayla0021

    Intex Magnetic Pool light install (Pics)

    I received my Intex magnetic pool light and just want to make sure I am understanding when it comes to safety after the debacle I had with my electrician and having to bond my pool (and him re-digging a trench again to do so after he said I never stated I had metal on my pool *rollseyes*). The...
  27. Anjayla0021

    Newbie Sand Filter and SWG pump questions

    My first pool has been up and running for just about a week now thanks to all the great help here! However, I have a few questions that I am hoping to get some help with: When running my SWG and sand filter pump, I assume they have to run simultaneously if on a timer? For instance, the sand...
  28. Anjayla0021

    First Official Results!

    Here are my first results...keep in mind I still have about 10ozish of CYA still to dissolve yet in nylon... FC: 3.2 - Should I add the 12oz of bleach now? Or is this still barely acceptable. We plan to finally swim in the pool today so not sure how long we have to wait after adding bleach...
  29. Anjayla0021

    When do I test?

    My pool is up and running as of last night (Wed) we added in our salt needed for our SWG (target 3,000) and also CYA to target 75 for SW pool according to pool school, hung in a nylon by the return. I also added a quart of plain bleach too. My salt looks pretty well absorbed, so I plan to turn...
  30. Anjayla0021

    Gorilla Pad and tarp on pavers?

    I had to remove and replant all of my pavers because of the legs shifting during setup, GAH! So I have them all in place now but I was wondering...should I put the "excess" gorilla pad and tarp over the pavers? Or just kinda stuff and roll it up? I know I could "trim" the tarp but would prefer...