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    5 mth old jacuzzi brand salt cell not producing chlorine. what do I do now and later? pool Co didn't give full story about warranty

    our Hayward salt cell panel has been giving us problems the past few months. It's often told us that it is not chlorinating pool, check salt level, very low salt level. I test my own salt and we're fine with salt, if not more than I wanted as hubbie didn't hear me when I said "add 1/2 the bag"...
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    Why choose TF-100 or Taylor K2006? And, preview of the new TF-Pro and TF-Pro SALT

    My guess is some people choose Taylor K2006 since it's conveniently sold on amazon (and perhaps at the pool store?). I heard one person say they dont like the Tf-100's awkward fishing box. I can see what they mean but I've been using the TF-100 for 5 yrs and that's what I'm used to, although I...
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    Does it matter if the salt cell PCB panel is broken or do I just test my pool daily?

    our Hayward salt cell panel is saying that that it is not chlorinating pool, check salt level, very low salt level. pool/panel is about 5 yrs old, we're on Cell #3, this time we bought "jacuzzi" brand from lowes to save a couple/few hundred $$ about 4 mths ago. Cell is clean and FC seems...
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    water leveler-level of water won't lower

    Pool company changed out the leveler a year ago and it's already seeming to have probs, again! The level of the water is high. Since the summer I've been turning it down a few turns and waiting a couple of weeks to see if the level lowered. Last week I turned it just a quarter of a notch...
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    Help! water blew into electric panel! Now what to do?

    Sorry, I'm posting this twice but this feels more like an emergency and someone might not see it soon in my laddy-da empty our pool post. We r just filling up our pool after emptying it. husband turned on the filter for the first time after refilling the pool and i heard water...
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    thinking of emptying pool

    We've had our pool for almost 3 years. I've been told on this site that there is no reason to dump pool water. However, we appear to not being doing the greatest job with the pool and I don't have much help getting the salt cell off to clean it so if I am going to need to clean it every 2-3...
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    easing up on checking pool in winter?

    I know there's a list of daily things to do for the pool on TFP site but I'm wondering if folks give themselves some slack in the wintertime, for those of us who don't close up our pools. I know I've paid for that more than once and it is more of a risk for folks with high calcium if we aren't...
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    Ran out of R-0871 in the middle of a SLAM Friday night. how can i get some tomorrow?

    I never have had to do such an extensive SLAM. I'm hopefully towards the end of it but now having tested and retested so many times I ran out of my last bottle of R-0871 much faster than I thought I would. I didn't see it coming since it took me 2 years to get through the first one. I used 66...
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    oh NO! added too much acid!

    I meant to add 31 oz acid and I added 41. My TA is 90. I meant to aerate to get my TA down from 90. I just need to aerate longer or is there something else I should do? thx! - - - Updated - - - how long should I have to leave my bubbler on? I only have a bubbler, the one means of aerating...
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    cleaning DE filter-don't "fix (clean)" it if it's not "broken?"

    It's been about a year since we had the pb show us how to clean our DE filter. We have pop ups. If the pool seems to be cleaning well, could it be logical to say we don't need to clean it quite yet? My worry is that I'll tear something and why waste time and effort if I can wait until it...
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    science behind salt-CYA verses liquid bleach/cya connection-cost, health, science

    Since my salt cell stopped producing chlorine (i'll probably find it full of calcium tomorrow which will hopefully take care of this problem) I have been adding liquid bleach to the pool. Over the last couple years of trying to learn the trouble free method, hearing high chlorine numbers aren't...
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    test kit numbers say salt is high. panel says i'm low -leaving for vacay

    i have been trying to get my pool dialed in before i go on vacay saturday and today my salt panel is saying low salt. The card on the panel says my pool should have 2700-3400 ppms of salt. a mth ago i tested the salt and got 3800 and panel said 2700. we cleaned the cell a few weeks ago, too...
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    how much salt, black algae, upping stabilizer, high calcium

    Happy fathers day to any dads out there! #s yesterday at 3:30pm in Phoenix: FC=1.5 CC=0 pH=7.5 CH=650 TA=100 CYA=40 CSI=.37 salt=3800 (but automatic panel says 2700)-I used the test kit that is recommended here First, I realize the FC is too low, which I was surprised cuz cell was at 30% and we...
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    how much colder is a salt water pool than reg chlorine?

    I'm disappointed that I have not been enjoying my pool this year. Everyone in Phoenix is glad for the temp under 100 accept for me it seems, since i want to be in the pool. It's 99 degrees today and pump has been off for hours so the water sensor that says 94 is surely not the temp of the pool...
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    costs to run heat pump

    I went in on Hayward's website and used the calculator to estimate how much it would cost to heat my pool with a heat pump. I first put in april through october. I then changed it and said just april and october. I would have thought the costs would have increased for october because if i had...
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    automatic pH controller

    I just learned that there is such a thing as something that adds pH to the pool automatically. I am thinking this would be especially good for when on vacation. Since my pool seems to need acid every 2-3 days and I already have some scaling this is of interest to me. I know I may have to...
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    pebbletec stained

    I have been playing the pb's game of having techs who don't know anything come out to tell me why my in-floor is not performing properly (getting closer to a resolution with that, I think, finally) and in the meantime I've left a lot more dirt on the floor for a much longer period of time than I...
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    how to install a 3" basketball hoop into a 3.5" sleeve

    I had decided to break down and pay $250 for the basketball hoop at the pool store for the kid's birthday party when on the way to buy it I passed a yard sale with a basketball hoop/set up for sale. $40 and they would help deliver it. Deal. I thought. Now it's been sitting on the side of the...
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    pool warranty void with this method?

    I'm trying to decide if I'm going to jump on board or not. I hear that people are saying the correct amount of chlorine is used but I am also thinking that I am hearing that more chlorine is used in this method. I hate the idea of chemicals and try to avoid them at all costs. Hence, I looked...
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    Clearing algae

    proavia, We have an appt for Tues to show us how to clean the DE filter. We were told it's confusing to put back together although it seems to me we could've taken pictures to remember the steps but it's ok, we'll have them show us the first time for a whopping $150. I"m really hoping that...
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    salt cell turned up to 100% and UV and still algae!

    got a new pool end of last summer. seems to me that the UV mustn't do what it's supposed to and why we have to have the salt cell turned up to 100% and still have algae is baffling. we run the pool at the settings and time calpools told us to (i'll have to check but I think 2 hrs on high, then...
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    main drain has dirt and debri sitting in the bottom-no suction?

    We have been disappointed with our in floor system since when we got the pool put in almost a year ago and my husband thinks the drain has no suction. I was told that the suction is inside the drain where we can't feel it since it's a safety feature. there is also a drain on the side of the...
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    in-floor not moving much dirt or leaves into the drain

    we've had our pool in for a couple of months and haven't been happy with the cleaning system. yesterday the kids broke a styrophome kickboard into little pieces into the pool and it didn't pick all of it up with the skimmer last night. I imagine that's due to them getting stuck to the tile, so...
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    storing pool supplies in Phoenix

    We're trying to decide on a 5' x 2' Rubbermaid shed for pool supplies or a 4' x 5' or so Resin Suncast shed if we feel we can make it work on the side of our house. the 4' x 5's are starting at $600 and the 5' x 2' is $200 on sale, although, I don't want $ to be the only factor here. Ideally...
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    salt cell with UV still only up to .6 chlorine running at 85%

    I gotta first say I love the salt pool so far! in about 1 1/2 mths, though, the pool started turning green. we had the Hayward cell at 50%. We have UV, also, which I want to think helps, although I know some aren't believers here. We've had to run the super chlorinator on the salt cell a...
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    Hayward salt cell panel runs hot

    I may be getting the terminology wrong but the programming panel for our salt cell lights, filter... seems a bit hot to the touch, mainly on the right top of it. it's attached to the part of the house that is wood and the next door neighbor's house recently caught on fire (clean your air vents...
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    sod or hydroseed

    I've heard hydroseed is better than just planting seed. does anyone know when is the best time to plant hydroseed? I am hesitant about sod since i don't want the added height. i'd have to take more dirt out of the yard and it's been a lot of work as is. i also have extra dirt that i have to...
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    water calcium lines after a week?!

    it's been about a week now with water. i'm lowering the water due to needing to touch up some pebble and fix the grout on the tile along with sealed the marbella today. i can't believe i already have water lines. i didn't think they'd bother me so went with the tile i wanted, cobalt blue...
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    swimmers ear-dangerous water toys-safety

    haven't had a week of swimming and the kids all have ear aches. going to doc today cuz can't seem to get rid of aches, at least for one of my kids with garlic oil and homeopathy. i'm thinking i might need to take away the water squirters since the only part of their little bodies that are out...
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    tips for how to seal correctly-and question. how to get sealer out of water

    I sealed my marbella this morning. i wanted to seal the overhang and originally tried to spray it on. i saw how much sealer was getting into the water so i took some lambswool and did it that way from then on, but that caused another problem; trying not to get the lambswool wet, which i did a...