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    Winter Cover and Water Accumulation

    I didnt even realize there were covers besides these type. I have bought varying levels over the years (deluxe, supreme, whatever they call it). There are actual water-tight ones? I figured thats what I was always buying since thats what it says in the description. How do I know it is truly...
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    Winter Cover and Water Accumulation

    An update-2 weeks since closing and the pool has lost ZERO water. So there are NO LEAKS. The winch worked perfect as always, so I have idea what the fuss about that is about. Would love to get back to my original question about if I am losing water due to pumping water off of the cover.
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    Winter Cover and Water Accumulation

    We use 2 different things to keep our cover on snugly over the winter. This thread isn't going the way I hoped.
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    Winter Cover and Water Accumulation

    Not sure where you are going with that? Are you saying the pool covers are no good? If so wouldnt everyone have this issue?
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    Winter Cover and Water Accumulation

    We use a different cover every year...
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    Winter Cover and Water Accumulation

    If there are any other ideas/opinions (or if this is normal), I am all ears. We are closing in a few days for the season.
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    Winter Cover and Water Accumulation

    Right, but if there was a leak, it would happen when the pool is open also. Let's just assume for this question there is no leak in the pool. Just got a new liner, so if it happens again this winter, then we are 100% on that. I just hate that I lose water for no reason. And I also posted the...
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    Winter Cover and Water Accumulation

    Huh? I don't want to drain it is the point I was going for unless I misread what you asked?
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    Winter Cover and Water Accumulation

    The water level drains WAY BELOW the skimmer mouth level so it must be something beyond that
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    Winter Cover and Water Accumulation

    Hello All, Question about something I see each year when I close my pool/throughout the winter. Each year I get a new cover (mid range, not the cheapie, not the super deluxe) and I pump the rain water off every couple weeks with a submersible pump made for this specifically. When I close the...
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    Question about what to do while pool is filling after liner install

    Just checked the water-there is "some" chlorine in it. It did get more clear when I hit it with one drop. Probably not quite .5, but there is something
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    Question about what to do while pool is filling after liner install

    I didnt even think to test fill water for FC. I will check it out-yes it is city water
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    Question about what to do while pool is filling after liner install

    Hello Everyone, Finally bit the bullet and got a new liner. Now the pool is filling and will likely take 2-3 days to fill up. In the meantime before the level gets to the skimmer where I can turn on the filter and circulate, it occurs to me that the water is just kind of "sitting there" and is...
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    In the process of SLAMming. I don't think my sand filter is working.

    Does it look like this? (picture attached). It sounds like you and I have have the same exact pain. I have something similar to what you are describing-levels are perfect, pool is crystal clear, but after I run the filter for 30 mins or more, I get this stuff. Has been happening for a couple...
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    Closing steps first season using TFPs

    Ah yes didnt read that you have a heater in your signature
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    Closing steps first season using TFPs

    Great thanks-I'll let it drift down to about 6 (CYA between 30-40) and then add poly 60 and let it circulate for about an hour @ajw22 Since you are in NJ also, are you closing soon? I assume your water cant be down to 60 or so yet-mine is still 70
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    Closing steps first season using TFPs

    Thank you. Didnt know CL eats poly 60
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    Getting a winter cover to last longer

    Do you let the chlorine level drift back down before closing or close it at/near SLAM level?
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    Getting a winter cover to last longer

    What in the world do you do to get your above ground winter cover to last more than 1 season? I always buy the "Best" cover (thickest, best quality) of the kinds offered. Every year when I take it off to open the pool, I hold it up to the light and can see pin holes of light/porous through it...
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    Closing steps first season using TFPs

    Hello All, Ok so this was my first full season using TFP, so I would kind of like to get the closing right also. I have read the pool school closing article and some closing threads on here. Here is what I normally do (with some questions sprinkled it), want to see if I am missing anything here...
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    I think i might be on double secret probation
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    Update-tested pool at night was 5.5 tonight with 0 CC. So it only lost 2 FC is 24 hours. Having trouble believing this is organic with that result. But i dont know why this is in the pool then
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    How would i even clean that? I took it off of the pool on purpose while SLAMing as I thought that the high FC levels could make it fall apart. If I did this whole process for nothing-ugh. It has a rip in it anyway so we are throwing it out when we close the pool.
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    So, the stuff is back. I haven't brushed the pool in a few days (but assume you aren't supposed to have to brush every day when not SLAMing) and the solar cover was on. I just took a peak underneath and see plenty of it again. Last night, I checked the FC and it was 7.5. The last time I added...
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    A little update-the last time I added any liquid chlorine was monday night. Yesterday I didn;t even test it because I knew I wasn't going to drop from 20 down under 6 in one day. So I tested tonight 48 hours later and am still getting a reading of 14 (it was cloudy/rainy all day today). Sure I...
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    Vacuumed and brushed about an hour ago. Backwashed also even though i backwashed after vacuuming yesterday (i normally dont like to backwash that often but in case any of the dead stuff was going to recirculate i wanted to blow it out) So i will check in a couple hours and see-thats plenty of...
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    Going outside to vacuum now. If that stuff comes back, i'll report that-dont know what the next step would be if it does is it normal to have to SLAM every year? I know pool school recommends SLAMing for opening and closing, but can i expect most (or every) year, this process will be necessary...
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    I was just following the extended test directions. It says to use 2 level dippers, but then later says "At very high FC levels it is likely that you will need to use more than the normal amount. " So if the normal amount is 2, then more than that is at least 3, right? Does the size of the drops...