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  1. Strawberryshortcake

    Can PoolMath be updated to the new jug sizes?

    This time of year the only chlorine I can get is in the form of bleach from the grocery store, and they've all moved to "concentrated" formulas.. the old 6.0% 121oz jugs are now 7.4% 81floz jugs. PoolMath does not have a selection for 81fl, and I am horrible at math. Unless I just don't see it...
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    What to do? Mud..

    We’ve had historic rainfall this month. A few days ago, we had an extremely heavy rainfall after a full week of nonstop rain... which lead to the side of my yard flooding, and a LOT of mud washing into the pool. I’ve had the filter going nonstop but it doesn’t look any better. I thought I...
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    I can't figure out what is wrong, and the pool people haven't been helpful at all :(

    I've had a problem with my pump since about the very end of the season last year and I have been trying to figure it out but I have no been successful. I am sure it is an air leak? But the symptoms have changed recently and I'm not sure anymore. So, at first, the pump basket wasn't holding...
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    So... there is no bleach in this town. Should I use pucks for a while...?

    I'm not in dire need yet, with the temperature still cold my pool is only needing bleach every few weeks. However, it's warming up, and there simply isn't any bleach due to the virus. Every store is wiped out, and to be honest, I am not going to keep going back in the next few weeks as this...
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    Forgot to run pool last night, now have ice. What should I do?

    We did not winterize the pool because our winters are very mild the last several years. It was nearly 80 degrees last week. On the nights temps drop to 20s, which is rare, I just ran the pool pump. However, I forgot to do that last night, and woke up to a frozen pool. It is a pretty thin sheet...
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    Pump isn’t keeping prime on low speed

    Hi all, My pump has been great all summer and was just bought in April brand new. I’ve had a problem with it since Monday. We had a big wind storm the night before so I am not sure if that is related. My pump basket is running half full. When I first start the system it primes fine, and will...
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    ascorbic acid treatment alternative for iron staining!

    Hi all, First of all i don’t take any credit for this discovery as it’s something I found on these forums while researching my iron issues. Unfortunately i’m having trouble finding the threads I had read as they were years old. I will include them later if I can find them again. So the best...
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    Where could algae be hiding?

    Despite my best efforts it seems there is an algae bloom or something going on with my pool. My chlorine demand is currently unmanageable and whatever is going on is consuming more bleach then my initial slam / inheritance of the pool! I do not think ammonia because my CYA has remained level...
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    I can't seem to come out of ascorbic acid treatments for staining.

    I have been reading over and over the forums and just had a whole journey restoring my pool from a foreclosure home that we purchased (our first house!). You can see all of this on the thread here. I had never had a pool of any sort in my life, so this was all a crash course learning experience...
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    Looking to replace old equipment.

    We just bought this home about 2 months ago and finally started addressing the pool this weekend. Neither hubby nor I know a thing about pools so we are learning as we go. Right now we have a swamp and I'm awaiting our test kit before I really start trying to get the water clean. Have been...
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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    Hi! I found this place after seeing it highly suggested everywhere I've looked so I hope you guys can offer us some advice :) My fiance and I just purchased our first home. It's just what we wanted and it also had a pool, which we weren't looking for but always wanted. But, we have NO clue...