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  1. J

    Pool is GREEN. Help

    Just want it to look halfway presentable for company on Friday evening. We are done swimming for the year. Is 4 packets of shock crazy? 16x32 in ground. yes I have a real test kit (from this site) but I know just from experience that I need to SLAM it
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    Pool cover - was quoted $1200

    For a ultra fine mesh cover. Its a 16' x 32' in ground without any steps. They said they would take my old cover and use it as a template. We have a TON of leaves and they sat on the old cover and broke down all year long to the point where the pool took 2.5 weeks to clean and clear up when we...
  3. J

    Need some help lowering alkalinity please

    I guess its just that. My pool feels perfect to swim in and its crystal clear. I bought this TF-100 test kit and im trying to dial it in perfect haha. If I didn't test, I'd think my pool were perfect. I was at 7.5 PH before I added acid to drop the PH.
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    Need some help lowering alkalinity please

    TC 6.5 Alk - 150 P.H. - 7.1 CYA - 45 Calcium Hardness - 350 Vinyl liner
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    Need some help lowering alkalinity please

    Liquid Chlorine only. How do I aerate? Probably a stupid question...sorry. Do I point my return jet up so it catches air on on return?
  6. J

    Need some help lowering alkalinity please

    I use the TF-100 test kit. My TC was off, as was my Alkalinity. It told me to lower PH to 7.0-7.2 before treating Alk. I got my PH down to 7.1/7.2 using muriatic acid and now im ready to treat the Alk but I cant get the calculator to tell me what to do next? I have Borax ready. I think thats...
  7. J

    Liquid Chlorine...what do I select on the pool math app?

    This is the product I’m using. 2.5 gallon
  8. J

    Should I use the in-line chlorinating basket?

    It seems like this forum is all about monitoring and adjusting based on testing. Does anyone use the in-line chlorine basket in the return line? I have one but haven't used it before. Something to consider? And if so, what kind of chlorine should I be using?
  9. J

    My TF-100 test kit results

    water is currently crystal clear. Just looking to maintain clarity at thIs point
  10. J

    My TF-100 test kit results

    Just tested pool and tap again. It appears my TA is closer to 170. My tap TA is 160
  11. J

    My TF-100 test kit results

    Ok. I realized that the "10" reading was from the quick chlorine and PH test. The then led me to test further and get those results. Here are this mornings results PH - 7.5 FC - 11 CC - 0 TC - 11 TA - 170 CYA - 40 What should I do to get that TA level down? I assume the FC will drop with more...
  12. J

    My TF-100 test kit results

    Not sure where I got that chlorine number from haha. Please disregard that top line. What do you see/suggest on the other numbers?
  13. J

    My TF-100 test kit results

    Just received my kit and did my first test. This is my first year owning a pool. Any advice would be great. Over the last week I got it from swamp green to being able to see the bottom of the deep end with ease. I know my chlorine is high right now but thats about all I know haha Chlorine - 10...
  14. J

    Now what?

    based on what you can see from my test strips, it doesn’t appear I need to add any more chlorine at the moment, correct? I’ll monitor throughout the day
  15. J

    Now what?

    Let me preface this by saying I just found this forum a day or so ago and I just ordered my TF-100 test kit You see progress pics below of the last three days of the newly opened pool. All I have to go by right now is the strip test kit until the TF-100 arrives, but I dont want to waste...
  16. J

    Can anyone tell me how many GPM this pump is good for?

    Im trying to figure out how many gallons im pulling from my pool to the filter per minute. Specifically, If Im splitting the valve halfway between the skimmer and the intake on the side of the pool, how much is my skimmer getting run through it
  17. J

    Can anyone tell me how many GPM this pump is good for?

    Its about 10 feet from my pool and level with it.
  18. J

    Suggestions on how to fix this leak?

    Im going to attempt to use JB Water weld for a short term fix while I order another valve but im open to other suggestions. Its sucking air enough to where I dont have enough suction to vacuum at this point...(dont mind the shaving cream, thats how I found the leak lol). Its leaking where the 2"...
  19. J

    Just opened our pool and it looks like this

    I have backwashed it. I just ordered my TF-100 test kit. No time for these cheap dip strips.
  20. J

    When I turn off my pump, it backs up?

    Another thing to note - my Pentair moves 75 GPM. Im also using a Skim-A-Round skimmer basket that only requires 20 GPM to be sucked down into place. The basket only has enough suction to be held down if I turn everything else off except the skimmer, and even then it is barely held down. So it...
  21. J

    When I turn off my pump, it backs up?

    Nothing noticeable whatsoever
  22. J

    When I turn off my pump, it backs up?

    Not way above Jim, about level with the concrete apron
  23. J

    When I turn off my pump, it backs up?

    I also cannot seem to get enough suction for the vacuum to work. Also, we recently had some re-grading done with a small tractor around the pool area. Is it possible the pipe is broken from the skimmer to the pump?
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    When I turn off my pump, it backs up?

    I think its important to note, I only have this issue when Im using ONLY the skimmer. If I move the valve to 1/2 skimmer and 1/2 the intake port in the side of the pool my pressure is normal (about 15 PSI) When I move it to just skimmer, it drops to about 4 PSI and pushes a mixture of air out...
  25. J

    When I turn off my pump, it backs up?

    The only way I can get water to come out of that is if I completely remove the relief
  26. J

    When I turn off my pump, it backs up?

    Any idea why this would happen? I turn the pump off and the water backs up and bubbles out the skimmer, to the point where it blows the lid off. Is this normal?
  27. J

    Just opened our pool and it looks like this

    We bought the house last fall and had it professionally closed. I opened it up to this mess about a week ago. I had it pretty clear with just a bunch of sediment on the bottom. I put the vacuum in to do its thing yesterday and now it looks like this today and I cant get enough suction out of the...