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    Water Leak and Part ID

    Hello TFP - I have a bad leak in the part circled below. Would anyone be able to ID what it is? and what needs to be done to stop the leak? It looks like some sort of an air release and water is overflowing through it. Thanks
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    Hello guys I'm back again. Water became completely clear last week so I thought I was done with SLAM. There was no overnight FC loss so I let the FC drop to 5 this past Monday. However there's some fine dust on the bottom that swooshes away when I brush. I've been running the pump two days...
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    Spa Pump/Jet Doesn't Start. No Noise

    Hello TFP. You guys have been a tremendous help. I'm almost near the end of SLAM and water is clear. However my spa pump just broke, so here I am again :). A couple of days ago I cleaned the spa pump basket and put it back in, and all of a sudden the pump wouldn't turn on. It worked fine before...
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    Nothing. No clicks/hums. I had to hit the lid open with a rubber mallet. Possibly something's loose inside...
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    Yea I ran it a few nights ago
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    SLAM Day 5-6 Holy cow! I couldn't believe my eyes this morning. I could actually see the bottom of the shallow end. Water literally cleared overnight. Gotta keep SLAMing though until it's sparkling clear! Check out this spa pump basket. Never cleaned in 3 years! On the other hand, after I...
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    SLAM Day 3-4 Test result below. Today was day 4 of running the pump without filter. When do you all recommend I put the filter back or should I run without it for a few more days? Water is cloudy with slight greenish tint.
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    I think so...
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    SLAM Day 2 Test result below. Again at 7:30PM, FC was at 12 so I didn't add anymore chlorine. Does anyone know how to release pressure from the 2nd pump I have here for the spa? I need to open it and clean the basket but not sure how to release pressure. Thanks.
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    Yea, running the pump 24/7, just without the filter. The pump hasn't worked this hard since 2016 :ROFLMAO:
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    SLAM Day 1 Test result below. At 7:30PM FC was maintaining at 12 so I didn't add any chlorine. Let's see how much it drops tomorrow! I'm currently running without the filter. Thanks. I think I've seen your SLAM thread. Hopefully I can have my pool back soon too.
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    4/26 11am test (after all CYA dissolved) FC: 0. Water didn't turn pink. Can't test CC if FC is 0, correct? CC: did not test pH: 7.2 (was 8.2 on 4/21) TA: 90 (was 110 on 4/21 but didn't use SpeedStir then. 90 is probably more accurate) CYA: 20-30. At 30 slightly visible. At 20 almost invisible...
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    Thanks for the quick response again. I shall test the CYA level tomorrow morning then.
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    Thanks guys and you're right Chris I should just listen to you all :) Another question. I put the sock with 36oz of CYA in front of one of the returns this afternoon. 5 hours later it's almost all dissolved already. Is this normal? Instruction made it sound like it'll take much longer.
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    I was going to ask you guys about how much liquid chlorine to add once CYA is 30. My current FC is 0.5, Target is 12. PoolMath says I need to add 132 oz (1 gallon and 1 cup). To a newbie that seems to little? I've seen in other threads people picking up 20, 30, or even 40 gallons of...
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    Hey all. Today I did the sock method and added 36 oz of CYA (that will bring it up to 30 ppm). Also added 45 oz of 20% muriatic acid. I've been adding 3ppm FC worth of the liquid chlorine since Tuesday as Marty advised. Going to run the pump 24 hours until all CYA is dissolved. Right now water...
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    Thanks Marty. I'm still learning my ways around the app. Yes I see the same 36 oz of CYA to go from 0 to 30 ppm. And 63 oz of 14.5% muriatic acid. I don't know if I can pick these up until the weekend. Only thing I have with me at the moment is 2.5 gallons of chlorine.
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    Thanks so I need to add CYA before adding chlorine, yea? Seems like I need 3 lbs of CYA (1 lb to raise 10ppm per 10,000 Gallons) -- does that sound right? Also SLAM says I need to lower the pH to 7.2 -- I'll need pH decreaser, right? Just making sure since I can't be going out too often nowadays.
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    Day 1 of testing. FC: 0.5 at best. Water basically did not turn pink. Very very faint pink - turned clear after 1 drop of R-0871 CC: Forgot to do this pH: closer to 8.2 than 7.8 TA: 110 CYA: 0 I think. I filled the tube all the way and dot was still visible 3 pictures from today:
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    Thanks Marty. Had to look up OTO:) I thought my line of work had a lot of acronyms. You guys blow healthcare out of the water (pun not intended).
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    Got my TF100, Speedstir, and Pool Math app today and will test the water tomorrow morning. I read ABC's of pool water chemistry and SLAM method. Can someone confirm I need to test these tomorrow: Blue plastic box (K-1000) for chlorine and pH -- is this the TC test? probably not FC & CC --...
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    Thanks Marty and Chris. Never thought the filter was too small until I came here and saw people with 200, 300, 400 sq ft filters lol I have no idea why original builders put tiny filters. I'm hesitant to drain it because I'm in Florida and I've heard horror stories about people's pool getting...
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    Equipment pad: Thank you. I've been cleaning the filter daily but sometimes the water leak is so bad I feel like I'm going to have more water in my yard than in the pool. Didn't know about the deal at Leslie's -- Is it BYOC, bring your own container?
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    FL Pool Neglected for 3 Years

    TF100 kit will be here Monday but I figured I'd go ahead and start a new thread so I can document the journey. Thanks in advance to all you kind people. So we've actually never used the pool since we bought the house in 2017. It's been borderline neglected other than occasional brushing and...
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    Water leak through air release valve

    Jim - Yes that is the problem. Water is coming out of the air relief valve. I can open/close the valve. I'll try to push water into the hole tomorrow and let you know. Thanks.
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    Water leak through air release valve

    Thanks Jim. I'll try cleaning the valve. Just making sure I'm following... force the water back to pool through drain? (orange arrow as opposed to yellow arrow?) Thank you.
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    Water leak through air release valve

    Hello TFP, My cartridge filter is leaking from the top through the air release valve hole. I've tried running it with and without the filter inside. Not much difference. Also checked the small o-ring that's on the release valve and that seemed fine. Hopefully experts here can diagnose this...