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  1. Anjayla0021

    New Pool build

    Thanks for the reply! No SWG on this new install, just a filter pump. I just dose the bleach according to the CYA that is currently in the sock until I get my test kit? Guess I'm just worried my kit may get delayed due the the current delays of mail delivery and I dont know how much bleach I...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
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    "Off brand" Pumps and Filter Systems

    Great, thank you! This was very helpful.
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    "Off brand" Pumps and Filter Systems

    The specifications of my current Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter are: Tank Size: 12 in 35lb sand capacity 0.5hp turnover is 1,600 gph minimum pool size is 2800 gal maximum pool size is 12,800 We are either getting a 20' or 21' pool I did not have a skimmer on my previous pool (Intex...
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    "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...
  8. Anjayla0021

    Upgrading from an Intex to AGP - need insight!

    I'll send you a message!
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    Upgrading from an Intex to AGP - need insight!

    Never thought of the advantages of a two speed pump like that. I guess we were just used to setting the timer and forgetting about it. to be honest, I never really looked at my electric bill to see how much it was affected. As for the SWG, if we go with the doughboy, unfortunately it would void...
  10. Anjayla0021

    Bad news: Rust. Good news: Time to upgrade.

    Ours looked exactly the same after 3 seasons. We took it down and the end of our swim season last year. It was so corroded that some of the legs and footings were just broke. I too was surprised it was still standing, but didnt want to push my luck another season. Im sure the salt water didnt...
  11. 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...
  12. Anjayla0021

    Water looks good, but lots of rusting on Intex!

    The CYA was at a 30 (FC 7) so I know I need to up that. And that reading was after I topped off the pool from it being winterized over the last few months. I guess I need to decide what route I will go - manually dosing the pool daily or using the SWCG. Im just so conflicted since I struggled...
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    Water looks good, but lots of rusting on Intex!

    The only other thought I has was..can algae grow inside your ladder? we have a Plastic ladder (Confer) and that the only other thing I can think of. Maybe something is growing in there? I just did my first water test of the year after filling up what I drained out last year and my FC was at a...
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    Water looks good, but lots of rusting on Intex!

    Thats what I figured about the SWCG. However, There cant be enough salt in the water because I do empty almost half the water out to get the required number of inches below the inputs and outputs. So, If I am not going to utilize the SWCG, I wouldnt have the need to add more salt. Honestly I...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Anjayla0021

    Constantly Slamming...all summer

    The numbers from the night before were: FC 15 CC .5 CYA 70 TA 100 CH 75 PH 8.2 (high due to high FC, but prior was normal at 7.8) Pool is filled with city water from a hose. Being that my pool will close soon because I am in Michigan, it wouldn't make sense to re-fill. My water is very...
  18. Anjayla0021

    Constantly Slamming...all summer

    FC was 11.5 for OCLT which I knew it was going to be low. And the “dirt” markings on the bottom are back again this morning after vacuuming yesterday at 1pm. It’s just so exhausting. I am doing this every few weeks the entire summer. Since the pool passed its last slam a few weeks ago, the...
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    Constantly Slamming...all summer

    Yes, brown looking dirt spots. Scattered on the bottom with a brownish color along the perimeter side vinyl. When I brushed and vacuumed it swirls almost like a dust. The water was clear prior to this aside from the stuff on the bottom. Now it looks a bit murky. Almost like it was vacuumed up...
  20. 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...
  21. Anjayla0021

    Film on top of pool

    Yes, that thought crossed my mind too. We are heavy sunblock wearers and will keep an eye on things. Hoping to upgrade out pump next season. Do you think that a stronger pump would help with the circulation. We most definitely don't use our pool as much as we would like so this completely would...
  22. 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...
  23. Anjayla0021

    3rd SLAM of the Summer..sigh

    Makes sense, thanks! - - - Updated - - - Yes, and it WAS after my last SLAM when I raised it. Its been super dry in Michigan and I dont know where my CYA is going. I have had to add water a bit here and there, but was surprised to see it so low today. I guess those small water additions could...
  24. Anjayla0021

    3rd SLAM of the Summer..sigh

    Is it common for some people to maintain ABOVE the recommended levels? For instance, I think my target is a 5 according to TFP numbers. I test everyday and its never fell below 4.5 since the last SLAM. It has been very hot here in Michigan, much hotter than last summer and I didnt have these...
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    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?

    Finally passed the OCLT! Maybe I WAS dropping in way too fast. 11:15pm FC=15 7:00 am FC= 14.5 and CC = 0.5 Now that the pool passed its test, I need to get my CYA up as it was at 40 and with SWCG I need to be at 80. Should I adjust now? Or wait until FC comes down a bit? Should any...
  28. Anjayla0021

    OCLT fail?

    Would allowing the drops to mix in too fast cause issues? Should I not be squeezing the drops in? Its now been a week and the darn pool still isn’t passing overnight. The water looks beautiful and I’m going to keep going, but when I do multiple tests on the same water sample, the results are...
  29. Anjayla0021

    Low salt detection faulty?

    I am using the drop kit.
  30. Anjayla0021

    OCLT fail?

    I would say so...I mean, I don’t go overboard with the powder. Does it matter as far as measurement for it? Filter has has been running non stop for the last 6 days...