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  1. cfclay

    Auto pump sometimes not so auto

    I have one if these automatic pumps, the name escapes me- but you guys and gals recognize it. Last year it wasn't so automatic. Sometimes it would be completely submerged in water. So today (second year), I had to move it a little to get it to start. This is a 30' pool. Didn't I read...
  2. cfclay

    Thanks TFTestKits, just got my stuff

    Pool Thanks for the tips all. Will leave CYA alone and lower PH. And SLAM. The picture link looks much better than it did.
  3. cfclay

    Thanks TFTestKits, just got my stuff

    So here's my results, my pool was mostly green last week as I was fighting with high PH. I think I have it under control. It's grey and cloudy, I can see the last remnants of an algae center to vacuum out to waste. FC is high because I've added a gallon of chlorine each day while I waited on...
  4. cfclay

    Swamp

    Actually...we are further down in the pandemic calendar now, but chlorine is a little bit of a struggle in my town of 20k. Pool stores probably do, but Walmart has zero gallons of bleach today (has smaller sizes of various). I don't use it much, but Lowe's was out when I was getting my family...
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    Swamp

    It was all I had. TFT or Amazon ain't so quick with shipping with all that's going on lol. I could have thrown bleach in, but how would I even know how to measure it? I was going to shock it based on pool store reading, but Walmart sold out if pool bleach. Everything piled up
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    Swamp

    FC - 7.92 cc - .15 pH - 7.5 TA- 70 CH - 136 CYA - 37 Salt - 2635 Borates - unknown These are from 24 hours ago. Used an algaecide, 16 oz (never used that either!), And flocculent, left pool pump off and SWG Off ...then vaccuumed to waste .
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    Swamp

    Thank you I didn't let them talk me into using a flocculate, which I personally never liked.
  8. cfclay

    Swamp

    Ive been in this house and pool for my second year and have never had a problem until this year. I ran a fountain for a short time in the spring after opening and I don't feel like I've never got my PH stable. Now I have a swamp. I would have just SLAM'ed but I let a family member borrow my...
  9. cfclay

    Ideas for netting or other tips to have accessories close by

    I just put up this 0' pool last year. This month I built a 10'x10' deck and it is shoved up against the pool in a way where there is a 30" opening for the ladder/entrance to pool. We have a "wedge" or triangle of space available, shown in the red circle, where I was thinking of somehow putting...
  10. cfclay

    What's your current pool temp?

    73. I bought a nice buoyant lounge chair from Sam's last year- if you can stand to get in the pool and manage to get on it- you can enjoy the sun and just about stay out of these frigid temps :)
  11. cfclay

    Start up - no chlorine available-Dichlor-PermaSalt

    Don’t had more stabilizer or more Dichlor?
  12. cfclay

    Start up - no chlorine available-Dichlor-PermaSalt

    The CH is within goal range, but I’m not sure what it was. I was teaching my student to follow the directions in the kit for testing. I totally forget about the Lowe’s and Depot. Those stores had lines to get into.
  13. cfclay

    Start up - no chlorine available-Dichlor-PermaSalt

    I’m helping a family member start of a pool. They just bought the home. It is not near my home, so I had to travel this weekend and encountered some issues: 1. It had a PermaSalt system. I knew nothing about that- but so now. We Weill remove this and replace with a SWG. 2. I didn’t realize that...
  14. cfclay

    Replacing Perma Salt system

    Thanks for replying . I guess my question was... can I simply disconnect this PermaSalt and hook up a saltwater generator/system of any kind?
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    Replacing Perma Salt system

    I'm helping my family member open up a pool and see that it has the Perma Salt system. I've been reading, mostly on my phone (so it has been short) today and it seems that this is not a salt water system at all, eh? Well, what to do next? We are slamming. They would just as soon go...
  16. cfclay

    Help with water on cover

    I have always had a pool, but just moved and installed this 30', and I had always wanted one of these pumps. Before I was just using a submersible pump when the cover was full of water. I read all of the reviews of this and it is A++ in my opinion. I only put it in last week and one night I...
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    Help with water on cover

    I have the little giant and that small attachment that shoots water off the cover. All is good except for the water that remains on the upper right in this picture. Wonder what makes the pool cover do that?
  18. cfclay

    Finally have trees!

    Dang, had no idea .
  19. cfclay

    Finally have trees!

    Greetings y'all! It's been a while. I moved this year. Bought a 31' round, 21k gal pool and loving it. Haven't had any issues. I think in part , because I took advice of my pool contractor and just let pump run 24/7 for the last 16 weeks. I know some of us will debate that, but the...
  20. cfclay

    4 weeks in

    Thanks! It sounds like there's some information on the website that I couldn't get from reading the manual, and I was reading the manual online, but I downloaded it from another source. It does seem problematic with the limited amount of chlorine it will generate. I'm going to have to give...
  21. cfclay

    4 weeks in

    Just moved and installed a new pool and I'm a little unfamiliar with the Saltron Retro system; but it can't be that much different than others in principle. FC:5.5 PH: 7.8 TA:110 CYA:70 I know how to adjust the PH and TA, but I was curious what the forums thoughts were on the FC of 5.5. I think...
  22. cfclay

    What's your current pool temp?

    80. Lexington, KY. :)
  23. cfclay

    Backyard ideas- deck and ladder

    Maybe something like this.
  24. cfclay

    Backyard ideas- deck and ladder

    I bought a 30' Trevi pool and am working on completing my oasis. Only been in the house for 60 days. I hate to say this, I have no ideas- and my costs are mounting up. I was looking at a deck to bridge the area between the patio and the pool...but I'm out of money for this season...
  25. cfclay

    Another extension cord question

    I did finally find someone to do this and do it right. Thank you for all of your help. My pictures are too large to upload except for this one for some reason. There is a plate inside the skimmer, a line around the pool, and then connected to the pump.
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    Another extension cord question

    I can't help but feel like this becoming a complete mess. The pool is already built and in use.
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    Another extension cord question

    I had a contractor come out today, after speaking with the local codes inspector. We took some components off of my Trevi 211 pool to see if the supports were metal- it appears it is all resin. After that he called me this morning and said they'll have to bond the water, the pump, and bury the...
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    Another extension cord question

    I got a quote for this today for about $2100, and this includes bonding. Is this typical? Wow. I notice in the information that bonding is required for pools above 4'. Would one take this to include a 4' pool as well?
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    Another extension cord question

    What is bonding?
  30. cfclay

    Filling 'er up

    I'm about 24 hours into the fill on my 30'. Just relocated for work and wanted to go big. What are some ideas out there to enjoy your pool and not spend a fortune with all of the trim around the pool? Here's a link to pool: New photo by Carlton Clay Relationship to house...