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  1. MermaidMama

    Pump bubbles

    Ok, that’s a good start! Thanks mknauss. ??
  2. MermaidMama

    Pump bubbles

    Hi everyone!! Would really appreciate any help you can give... My 1.5 hp pump broke yesterday for my 18 foot above ground doughboy pool. I ran out and got a new Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1.5 hp pump. Connected and cannot get the pump to run without bubbles now. I have a 150lb sand filter that ran...
  3. MermaidMama

    Please help me! My Pump!

    Ugh. It won’t let me post my video.
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    Please help me! My Pump!

    My pump has worked perfect for 3-4 years. Opened my 18’ above ground pool. All of a sudden I can see bubbles in the pump. When I tried to vacuum the pool (after my roofer ripped my cover and Tina is Darn got in my perfect TFP method pool) the pump was struggling to pull water in and I stopped...
  5. MermaidMama

    No! No! No! Worms!

    Thanks!! Ran filter all night. All the dirt and muck is in the middle now. Going to vacuum that up to waste. Then will just run vacuum a couple hours on its own. Water looked better now that it was all in the middle. Just a little cloudy.
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    No! No! No! Worms!

    Why would this happen? Did I do something wrong? It was almost like it stained my skin.
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    No! No! No! Worms!

    We just opened pool. It was so easy last year, pool was clear as we closed it when we opened. We figured this would be quick and easy. Nope. The water is technically clear if you scoop a cup of it. There was red stuff on top of the cover as we syphoned off some water. I noticed an earthy...
  8. MermaidMama

    Oops! ? Water temp!!

    Took out ladder, vacuumed, tested CYA, gonna run pump 24 hours, loaded chlorine up to shock level. Then just came on and double checked what I needed to do, and saw the water temp needs to be below 60!! Ugh. The pool is at 70°. We were going to drain tomorrow, put the cover on and put the pump...
  9. MermaidMama

    Do I have to SLAM when opening?

    Opened pool, added water and first test results. Seems to good to be true... FC = 2 CC = 0 TC = 2 PH = 7.6 TA = 100 CYA = 35 I think I might bump my CYA up in the 40's this summer? Kept it like 30 last year. My neighbor just said "aren't you gonna shock your pool?" [emoji16] Sent from...
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    Do I have to SLAM when opening?

    Peeked under pool cover, water looks as clear as I left it. If all is really well when I remove the cover and the needed water, do I just get it back to my normal levels of do I have to SLAM? Was told I must shock pool but since I don't use their method, I didn't know if it was necessary...
  11. MermaidMama

    Can't remove pool pump lid

    Just the thread I needed! My pump lid is stuck, the tool to take it off broke. All these ideas are great.
  12. MermaidMama

    inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    Oh man, that grossed me out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. MermaidMama

    TFP hard on hair?

    Thanks for all the feedback. I figured out the damage and it wasn't the pool. Ha! Thank goodness, that would have made me sad because I love the TFP. I got a new high quality blow dryer and it was throwing heat like crazy and with the metal brush I use (wahhhh wah wah wah wah Charlie Brown...
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    TFP hard on hair?

    Used the TFP method this summer for my first time on my first pool!!! LOVED it, went great and had perfectly balanced water from start to finish!! I was a proud pool Mommy! I noticed in early fall the texture of my hair was very brittle, up way higher then just the ends. I washed and...
  15. MermaidMama

    Brrrrrrrr.....

    This frigid cold up north has me daydreaming about my pool! [emoji41] Man, I'm hoping that groundhog don't see his shadow. Ha! [emoji160][emoji474] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Closing AGP really that easy?

    Thanks Jeff!! I really like your cover, but think going to go a little cheaper this year. That's a primo cover you got there. Do I need a pillow under my cover? If so, 4x4, 4x8? This is cover I was thinking...
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    Closing AGP really that easy?

    Just read the sticky for closing AGP. So, do I really just put water up to shock level for 24 hours before completing the close. That's it??? Two people asked me if I bought a closing kit yet. I assume they mean chemicals. I followed the TFP Method and my pools been perfecto! My first summer...
  18. MermaidMama

    No Electric to Balancing My Pool

    Just sad the cooler weather is arriving ?
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    No Electric to Balancing My Pool

    I just wanted to pop in and say I followed the TFP Method all summer and my pool has been crystal clear, great levels and just so much fun. Thanks again to this forum and those who helped me get started. I feel so bad for those who are not using this method. Not only because our water has been...
  20. MermaidMama

    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Blah. We had a long snowy winter, just seeing them pics has me thankful Summer is officially here. ?☀️
  21. MermaidMama

    How Good Is Game Of Thrones?

    I thought the final episode was good, not great. I liked how it ended with Arya though, could have done without going back to the Wall at the beginning. Love that show though. Watched True Blood last night. Sookie is just as annoying as ever. Ha ha!! We need Eric back.
  22. MermaidMama

    No Electric to Balancing My Pool

    Re: No Electric & Adding Chemicals Thanks for the link!! That's what I assumed from the manual. Just wanted to make sure. Love the vacuuming tip! I'll def get my girls to do that before we vacuum.
  23. MermaidMama

    Should I bring cya down more?

    Aren't we supposed to be adding chlorine daily? Just wondering after reading every 3-4 days. If it's supposed to be every 3-4 days, I need to tweak something and get on that plan. ?
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    No Electric to Balancing My Pool

    No Electric & Adding Chemicals Just tested my CYA and I'm going to say it was 20 still. If I'm not supposed to see that black dot at all, def 20. If I pretend I can barely see it, 25. Ha!!! Getting my chlorine down. Let it hit 1.5 today, but getting better at keeping it above 2. So, other...
  25. MermaidMama

    No Electric to Balancing My Pool

    Re: No Electric & Adding Chemicals Thanks!! I'm getting the hang of it. Gotta say my water looks beautiful!!
  26. MermaidMama

    No Electric to Balancing My Pool

    Re: No Electric & Adding Chemicals Thanks Abigail. I changed my Target to 4 for FC. I just tested everything (including CYA, I figured I'd practice) FC: 1.5 CC: .5 TC: 2.0 pH: 7.8 CH: 150 TA: 120 CYA: 20 (I kept 30 in the pool math calculation since I am still waiting the week for...
  27. MermaidMama

    Rounding the Corner... Install Completed 7/27/13

    Them posts mean it's started!! You'll get there! Can't wait till I can start my deck posts too.
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    This weather stinks

    In the 90's for us today and pool was 86!