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  1. Texas Splash

    New member

    Welcome to TFP! :wave: Don't forget to update your signature. :) Have a nice weekend. https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/category/pool-school/pool-care-basics/
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    Pump stall error

    You can get to the impeller by first turning off the pump power and close any 3-way valves to the pad. Then open the clear lid to the pump basket and reach down into the pump inlet. With your fingertips you should be a flat, fan-shaped impeller than should rotate relatively easily by fingers.
  3. Texas Splash

    New member!

    Welcome to TFP! :wave:
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    TA question.

    Sounds as if your TA is indeed very close to being in a good, stable place. :goodjob: I suspect you're not seeing the TA fall much more because when you do add acid, it's not enough at one time to pull it down. On a separate note, even though this is an indoor pool, you might reconsider...
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    TA pH issues

    Paula, both the TF-100 and Taylor K-2006C are outstanding products. But IMO, the TF-100 is the better value (packed w/ Taylor reagents). If you can swing the magnetic speedstir, I highly encourage that as well. https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/2019/01/18/test-kits-compared/
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    Introduction: Greetings from East Texas

    Hello and welcome to TFP! :wave: Have a great T-day as well. https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/category/pool-school/pool-care-basics/
  7. Texas Splash

    Black Algae and Skin Infections

    Hello and thank you for posting on TFP. :wave: I'm going to tag @JoyfulNoise for some assistance on this one. Have a nice day.
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    TA pH issues

    Sounds like there are a few things to discuss: 1. You must test your own water with either a TF-100 or Taylor K-2006C. While you may not feel confident right now, the only way to gain that confidence is by doing it and asking us if you have questions about either test. But each time you rely...
  9. Texas Splash

    New Member, Dadeville, Alabama

    Hello Dave ad welcome to TFP! :wave: https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/category/pool-school/pool-care-basics/
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    CYA, CYA, CYA

    Welcome to TFP! :wave: My guess is that you are still relying on pool store testing correct? We highly encourage you to test your own water to be sure. While your CYA may be high, store testing often gets that one wrong. But in short, the only way to lower CYA is to exchange water. Acid...
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    Pump not flowing water as it should after remodel

    Troy, it would be helpful if your signature listed all of your pool and equipment info. You should also post a pic or two of your equipment pad so we can see first-hand what you have there. Maybe that will help.
  12. Texas Splash

    ok to raise chlorine while gone for a few days

    As water gets colder, the pH tends to rise a bit. In most cases, as long as your pH is in the recommended ranges of 7.2-7.8, you are fine. In addition, If you use the APP, you will see how water temp and pH really impact CSI. CSI is a good tool as well to understand how the water might...
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    ok to raise chlorine while gone for a few days

    Since our water temps are getting cooler, I wouldn't lower the pH any more than 7.2. That way when you do increase the FC, it will have a "temporary" effect on raising the pH, but then the pH will later go back to normal once the FC goes down in a few days.
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    ok to raise chlorine while gone for a few days

    Increasing your FC is just fine. Make sure to go to the and find your current CYA, then increase the FC as much as you wish up to SLAM level. With cooler water temps, it should hold just fine until you get back.
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    Newly Plastered Pool Closing Chemistry

    With new plaster, you need to let the pH rise up. A CSI of -0.55 is much too low. Don't try to adjust the TA at this time. Go ahead and close. The pH should rise up into the 8.0 - 8.5 range to help counterbalance the effects of cold water. Open as soon as you can to brush the plaster and...
  16. Texas Splash

    New Member, Charlotte NC

    Welcome to TFP! :wave: https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/category/pool-school/pool-care-basics/
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    Winterize pool in North Carolina?

    Yes. Same concepts would apply really by clearing the lines with air then securing the suction and return ports with plugs. The link below shold help you. If the lines are properly cleared with air, that's not really necessary since there should be no water inside to expand. Some owners who...
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    Salt water chlorinator not making any chlorine

    SWGs do have a limited service life. How long they last depends on various factors such as pool chemistry over the years, amount of use, etc. For some, it's best to change the entire product, while others allow an owner to replace the internal cell itself. Perhaps tell us which SWG make/model...
  19. Texas Splash

    Newbie

    Welcome to TFP! :wave: Please keep the link below as your one-stop shop for good pool management. Don't forget to update your signature, and have a nice weekend. https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/category/pool-school/pool-care-basics/
  20. Texas Splash

    Texas "Winter" Maintenance

    Same for you as well, although you have one thing to watch a little more closely - pH. With a new pool, your plaster is still curing, so the pH will try to rise quickly which can lead to scale if not maintained So stay vigilant on the pH. If the pH gets dark purple over 8.0-8.2, you'll want...
  21. Texas Splash

    First time homeowner and first time owning a pool!

    Kos, welcome to TFP! :wave: Make sure to visit the link below for your one-stop source of all info. It's a great page. https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/category/pool-school/pool-care-basics/
  22. Texas Splash

    Recirculate Setting

    Welcome to TFP! :wave: Sounds as though the spider gasket in the multiport valve may be going bad allowing water to pass. That, or perhaps there's a tension spring in there as well that could be worn (getting weak).
  23. Texas Splash

    New Member

    Welcome to TFP! :wave: Lots of members here who can help. Below is a link to help get you started. https://www.troublefreepool.com/wiki/index.php?title=Automation
  24. Texas Splash

    Finally the deck is done.

    Very nice. :goodjob:
  25. Texas Splash

    New Build in Austin, Texas

    Welcome to TFP! :wave: A few things you should try to clarify and post back for us would be: - Double check the model number of the filter. I'm not seeing an "850" on the Jandy site. - What size Jandy salt water generator? - Inlets? Do you mean pool return jets? If so, 3 seems low to me...
  26. Texas Splash

    New guy looking for some guidance

    Welcome! :wave: I would agree that an FC of 1.5 is too low. Always balance the FC to your current CYA as noted on the . Use some muriatic acid to keep the pH at about 7.7-7.8 and you should do fine. Good job with your TF-100.
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    Texas "Winter" Maintenance

    Sit back and enjoy it. :cheers: Of course we have to scoop-out leaves and stuff after a windy day, but the chlorine level should not drop nearly as fast as it does in the summer, so chemical changes are very slow. Focus on FC and pH every 2-3 days and run a full set of tests every 3-4 weeks...
  28. Texas Splash

    Introducing myself

    Staying busy is a good thing. Welcome to TFP! :wave: https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/category/pool-school/pool-care-basics/
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    Great Value 7.5% bleach ok to use?

    I do live near that Cibolo location. Last I looked they had a couple dozen on the shelf. You might also check Home Depot as well. Last but not least, if you simply can't find any good stuff, check your local pool store. They might be a buck or two more, but it's usually fresh and should last...
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    Great Value 7.5% bleach ok to use?

    That's fine. Regular/plain, and as you stated, avoid anything that says low splash or scented. Frustrating they are selling smaller bottles for the same (or higher) cost. Interesting, our Walmart's shelves are full of Pool Essentials. I guess each location can vary. Have a good afternoon.