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  1. ManiacalMama

    Pool Vergnuegen cleaner

    My pool has a dedicated suction port. I can adjust the suction in two ways - with the multi-valve and an adjustable valve at the dedicated port (as shown).
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    New CYA level guidelines?

    Well your FC requirements would be lower, but since your CYA would be lower your chlorine demand would be higher, wouldn't it? I lose 2-3 a day with CYA 40-50. If I was running CYA at 15 I figure that my FC would probably drop 3-4 a day (in the heat of summer anyway). So I don't see how that...
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    Interesting. I have no markings at all. Who knows maybe it was just the standard around here for a while. I can tell you I don't like it though.
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    I live in the same general area as Luckycoffin and my returns and skimmer configuration are quite similar. Wonder if it was the same builder.
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    New Pool Fill ... What Should I Have on Hand?

    So, we had our pool replastered last year (Diamond Brite). The PB supplied us with the sequestering stuff, which he had us pour in after we got about a foot of water in the deep end. Once the pool was filled he had us brush brush brush. We didn't add chlorine until I think the 3rd day which was...
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    I was going to say the same as kimkats. When they chip out plaster it isn't a 100% chipout, it was more like 90%. You don't want some dirt there to prevent adhesion of the new plaster. So if you own a pressure washer have at it! As far as the plumbing lines go...I know nothing about that, the...
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    Yes! It's soooo hot out here right now too. Up to 109 for the next 5 days! I drag our big ice chest out for our trades in the summer and fill it with water, gatorade, sodas, etc. They always seem to really appreciate it. Also, I set out some umbrellas and folding chairs for the occasional...
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    I sent you a private message.
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    Hi Neighbor! We had a baja shelf added to ours during our replaster and I love it. I will sit on it in a chair and read a lot and our 2 year old grandson loves to wade around on it and then jump off into the deeper water from it. So far it's been a worth while investment for us. Ours isn't very...
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    Replaster or not to replaster that is the ?

    My NONexpert opinion is as long as it's holding water, you can get several more years out of it. Going by what I see in your pictures my pool was 1000 times worse than what you're dealing with and we still got 3 seasons out of it (after buying the house). Every time I emptied the vacuum canister...
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    Adding Cyanuric to Pool

    I use the hairnets I bought as skimmer socks load them up and hang them in the skimmer. This has been the easiest way I've found.
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    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    mguzzy, I'm in your area (ish), can you pm me the name of the local store you mentioned? Thanks!
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    New Build in SoCal - Grout Color???

    We had our small baja shelf added when we replastered last year. I just went out and measured and it is 14.5" deep at the water line (so probably close to 17.5 to the bottom of the coping). We also added an umbrella sleeve. We have some plastic adirondack chairs that fit perfectly on it, just...
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    Buried Pool renovation

    Our patio and pool decking is exposed aggregate and VERY uncomfortable to sit on and definitely snags the bathing suits. I bought a couple of outdoor rug runners and put them along the edges. They stay out there all season.
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    Any hope for our plaster...?

    So my NON expert opinion is NO, it won't get better and it won't change much if at all. We had diamond brite installed last summer. It is a blue color like yours. And we have several areas of discoloration. My understanding is that a mottled appearance is quite common (though not desired) and...
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    Something in my above ground pool

    Oh dang, I was hoping people wouldn't figure that out. Who told them?!? What did the very little bugs look like? Were they beetles? Way smaller? Did they remind you of fleas (jumping)?
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    New owner first pool

    I myself have no experience with that, hopefully someone will come along and give you advice.
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    New owner and need help.

    We just had our pool replastered last summer. For our 13k gallon pool the low bid was about $5500 for plain white plaster. I felt like that was a really reasonable price. Of course we went for upgrades and tile cleaning and some plumbing repairs so it was significantly more (about 2.5 times...
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    New owner first pool

    So, yeah, I forgot that some setups have a dedicated main drain line. Mine is a dedicated vacuum port, and then the main drain is plumbed through the skimmer. I have one of those UFO float valves on mine that Rancho mentioned. If you have a robot you have no use for it. If it goes nowhere for...
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    New owner first pool

    I guess it's more like 75/25 cleaner/skimmer but you get the idea.
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    New owner first pool

    My valve looks similar to yours (circled in blue): Look at your valve and see if it's labeled at all, I can't tell from the picture. I have mine set to something like 60/40 cleaner/skimmer, just so the cleaner is moving along at good pace, but skimmer has good flow. We have a Poolvergnuegen...
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    New owner first pool

    And I'd really like to know how your install goes, I've been visiting the circupool website a lot lately o_O
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    New owner first pool

    Is that a suction side cleaner port? Just looks like it's missing one of these:
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    Make sure you bring it up to room temp before you test it. I've made the mistake of NOT doing that and have had wildly varying results lol.
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    We've had a little rain displacement (not much), but CYA does degrade a little bit naturally. Think I've read about 3 ppm per month? I expect it to be about 20-30 ppm lower by the time we go on vacation this summer. I think it was about 50 ppm in September.
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    Ahh yess, I remember now. I'm glad you were able to get your black algae under control. LOL we had to basically blow up our pool to do that! I remember we were talking about water rates before. I don't remember if I ever came back and updated how much it cost me to refill our pool, but our water...
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    Pre-dissolve CYA in a bucket?

    I use hair nets and hang them in the skimmer by the lid, goes really fast.
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    Replacing 50% Water In El Dorado County, CA

    We just had our plaster done over last summer and had to drain our 13k gal pool (exactly what you need to drain!) They used a submersible pump with a garden hose attached to it and ran it from the backyard to the front yard sewer cleanout. It took about 8 or 9 hours I think. I kept an eye on it...
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    Solar cover

    In my opinion, YES, a solar cover is definitely worth the hassle. We don't have a heater so rely on our cover to warm up/keep warm our pool in the summer months. Last two summers we got water temps as high as 95 degrees before we started taking the cover off at night to let it cool down some. It...