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  1. RonsPlc

    TWO Stenner Pumps pulling acid from ONE Tank

    @Stenner Tech Support Do you have an answer for this one?
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    Stabilizer free chlorine pucks or tablets for skimmer OR good liquid chlorine dispersion method

    I second the Stenner. It is the 2nd best thing I have done for my pool. (The best was finding THIS site!)
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    winter float needed

    I second the barrel. That is what I use.
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    Does anyone go an entire swimming season without SLAMing their pool?

    I am also one that has NOT had to slam since finding TFP many moons ago. Before that, I was going through the all too familiar clean to green cycle a couple of times a year! I can't say enough good things about this forum, and the help they provide.
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    liquid Chlorine vs Bleach

    My wife gets me to pump out some of the 12.5% I use in the pool anytime she needs bleach. It is the same thing only stronger, and without the additives that you get in the laundry aisle.
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    New pool placement

    Congratulations! And NOW... let the WORK begin! Every time I move, I swear it will be the last time! I have moved approximately 60 times in my life... 8 different countries. I grew up an "Army Brat", and added to the confusion by joining the Air Force.
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    New pool placement

    It's Monday, and is PAST 9am. What is the latest status of the ongoing saga? You KNOW that we are all pulling for you to be in your new abode ASAP!
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    Stenner pump stopped working.....

    I have had mine in service for 4 years now without a problem. So yours is an anomaly if it is actually broken.
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    Any downside to a large pool? 24’x50’

    The first "Downside" I can think of is that EVERYONE you know, or have known in your life will want to come for a swim! :swim:
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    Arguing with a pool store guy...

    Your CYA is perfect for your area, but I tend to run closer to 60 here due to burn off from the sun. The pool store people are told that CYA is good up to 200ppm which we KNOW to be a problem! In fact, the higher your CYA is, the MORE they can sell you to "try" to fight the inevitable algae...
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    New Prism Pool can I block off one outlet

    I blocked off one of mine on my 24', but at the same time, I cut the openings bigger so I could put regular 1.5" fittings in. I would be wary of running a single small hose through the pump all the time. If you kept the old fittings from your other pool, you should be able to do the same thing I...
  12. RonsPlc

    Biggest problem with TFP

    You could get a golden retriever, they stay in the pool so much that you won't see the bottom through the waves! 🤣
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    Installing replacement liner inside of Intex 18' metal frame

    I filled with water to just below the holes, then cut them out using a scalpel blade. I then attached my fittings, and prayed! To my surprise, NO LEAKS!
  14. RonsPlc

    Adding a return line for I ground pool when replacing liner.

    @bdavis466 you might be able to advise here?
  15. RonsPlc

    Help - pool legs wider at bottom than top

    This is normal, as long as they don't run off the outer edge of the pavers, you will be golden. :)
  16. RonsPlc

    Finding strange things in the pool

    Pictures, or it didn't happen! lol :)
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    Useless Chemicals

    I finally got rid of mine LAST year! :)
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    Opening my pond (pool) again, but this year will be different . . . right?

    During a SLAM, don't even bother testing Ph, as the results are incorrect at chlorine levels above 10.
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    Stenner tubing maintenance

    I replace the pump tube every year. I have yet to replace the discharge tube, but I use the black UV resistant tubing for supply, and discharge.
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    Pool Paradise!

    This is the same water that I filled it with last year. I could not have done this without TFP!
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    Pool Paradise!

    The water is 84.5 and feels GREAT! Come on in!
  22. RonsPlc

    DIY solar panels using PVC pipes.

    Just a thought from someone that has dealt with PVC, and CPVC in the past. For anything that is going to be used in a heated manner, (hopefully) use CPVC, as PVC breaks starts to deform as the heat inside builds. You might be better off using PEX. The connectors are smaller, allowing more tubing...
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    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner

    We have taken this over to this thread... https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/intex-automatic-pool-cleaner.201643/page-2#post-1822925
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    Diy liquid chlorine pump

    @mknauss I think I found him sitting in my chair! :) Actually I was surprised to find out that they had not raised the price on it this year. Still $140+tax delivered for 55gal. I have a barrel coming on Wednesday.
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    Diy liquid chlorine pump

    Who would THAT be? :)
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    How to help people without sounding like a know-it-all??

    My Sister-In-Law was over last year (right after I opened the pool. She had just torn hers down because she was tired of fighting with it. (She had a service coming out to it)) She warned me that it was GOING to turn green, that there was nothing I could do about it. Then I informed her that I...
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    Wow!! HD chlorine prices

    I just ordered my usual 55gal drum today, (to be delivered to me next Wednesday). I was pleased to hear that not only did they have it in stock, but it was the same price as last year, $140+tax --delivered to me! :)
  28. RonsPlc

    New Pool Install

    Dang @Casey ! I am so sorry to hear this news! Prayers go out to you, and yours. If there is anything we can do to help you out in this trying time, let us know.
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    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner

    That looks like one of the ends that take water from the pool to the pump. The cleaner goes on the pressure side where the water goes back into the pool from the pump.
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    Automated Liquid Chlorination system

    I drilled a hole in the barrel that just barely let the tube go through (tight fit). I figured that way, if the yard flooded, it was less likely to get into the barrel. Thankfully, the yard has not flooded to that level... yet. :)