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  1. Silver_2000

    Pool Company Telling me to connect Motor to 240 Volts for Longevity

    some pumps can take either 120 or 230 take a picture of the spec plate on the pump
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    Complete DIY concrete pool

    wow very impressive and cool
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    Pool store ripped off a neighbor

    the testing is a free way to get suckers in the store, if you do your own testing then you come in less and its harder to lie to you
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    Slight PVC Leak; JB WaterWeld?

    it might be easier to just replace the fitting with a PVC or brass one and wrap it in Teflon tape when you reinstall
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    Will the Industry Ever Change CYA/FC Parameters?

    follow the $ Pool stores depend on the traffic the chemicals and testing generate they make zero $ from people using SWG or Walmart chlorine
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    Salt is HIGH!!!!

    unless you dumped in ~500 lbs of salt that is unlikely to be accurate ( didnt actually do the pool math but it would be a LOT ) ok i couldnt stand it - pool math says to raise my pool to 8600 would take 914 more lbs of salt ...
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    I'm a failure for father's day

    did your son get all the debris off the bottom ? If not it will take a truckload of chlorine and a million cartridge cleanings to get the water clear .... /sarcasm off
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    Question about High CYA levels

    speedstir helps but you can start without it. The stir keeps the colors and mixing consistent ... and its fun
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    New Build in north DFW - Deck slop question

    concrete will set under water
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    Online links try to open in tapatalk,

    Tapatalk... Dont get me started...
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    How to help people without sounding like a know-it-all??

    Its not just pools, its people, some are hard to convert to a proven better way. I would encourage him to read the site, or read the manual for the SWG. But at the end of the day pool companies depend on customers like him for the weekly maintenance income. Ive found it is really VERY easy...
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    Step by step instructions to hard plumb?

    you wanted step by step for a general question. you will need fittings for each end straight pipe between them and likely a 90 to connect them, some method to cut the pipe to length, PVC glue and PVC cleaner. added youtube link
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    Step by step instructions to hard plumb?

    pictures and details will help. PVC is generally really easy to work with and inexpensive
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    What order to do what? Any help appreciated

    the bleach is being consumed by the green in the water.
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    Switching to Salt - Nature2 Soft or AquaPure? Also question about comment from PB.

    I would stop trusting Puryear. They do what makes sense for them. ... But that's just MY experience. I didn't realize they were in south texas as well. We have aquapure and it works just fine. Not installed or maintained by Puryear.
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    Cost of running a pool heater

    some data - april bill was $80 - May bill was $300 May Details 4/3/3030 to 5/4/2020 CURRENT GAS CHARGE TOTAL 277.93 Residential R020 Customer Charge 19.60 Consump Chrg 458.000 CCF @ 0.17423 79.80 Rider GCR 458.000 @ 0.3898 178.53 TAX/FEE CHARGE TOTAL 30.26 Rider FF @ 0.07600 21.12 Reimbursement...
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    Cost of running a pool heater

    we heat our pool up for about a month in the spring and extend the season a month in the fall. Set the temp to 85 ish, and it costs us about $150-200 ish additional gas each of those 2 months. I tried taking pictures of the meter before and after and doing the gas bill math and decided I didnt...
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    Complete beginner, have the test kit, pool is open, now what?

    how did they measure CYA of 9 ? Ive only seen it in whole numbers, 10,20 ,30
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    Time To Floc?

    I used the wrong term - its a standard solution it will test to a known CYA of 50 so you know what 50 looks like
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    Feeling a bit Gun Shy

    it likely takes longer than 24 hours for CYA to dissolve
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    Time To Floc?

    get the CYA test solution so you can see what a known number looks like - its not hard, just test outside during the day, back to the sun and dont stare, either you see it or you dont in a glance and round down
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    Any reviews yet on the new Polaris Quattro?

    Exactly, we have polaris 3900 and it stays in the pool 24x7x365. I sometimes pull it when the grandkids are here but other than that it just runs. I did some repairs on mine last week, replaced bearings and the hose connector but its still working fine. Im not sure I would choose a robot if...
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    Time To Floc?

    without some test results, it will be hard to help. based on the visual description it wouldn't be unusual to need gallons if not tens of gallons of chlorine to clear a swamp as you describe it
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    What is your VS pump schedule?

    Don't understand splitting between. High and low ... Most vs pump use about 6x as much power at max rpm as at half Max... I would base my run time on return flow to keep leaves moving, water clarity and power use. I never run my main pump at max. I run the others at max sometimes but they...
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    What is your VS pump schedule?

    sounds like some mumbo jumbo to me is the water clear ? FC is normal ?
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    Water cloudy under cover

    more helpful suggestions from the crowd here. geesh. The bleach was 4.5 weeks old when I bought it in JANUARY. Another moderator said the same thing in that thread in January. The moderators here are consistent at least. Maybe moderation is french for discourage people from participating...
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    Water cloudy under cover

    pool store near us is Leslies and I wouldn't describe them as a local business I want to support. They charge 300% more for standard stuff. Thats not sustainable in 2020
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    Water cloudy under cover

    its typical walmart pool sanitizer ironic you asked for a picture
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    Water cloudy under cover

    What does pool store chlorine cost ? I got 10% from walmart at $1 a gallon ...
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    Replacing stabilized granular shock with a no-chlorine shock ?

    my advice - stop using powders and pucks that have CYA in them and use chlorine ... As long as you keep using stabilized anything your CYA will be so high you will have trouble getting free chlorine up enough to help with anything ... A salt system will help a TON in managing your out of...