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    Ladder options

    Kim, I adjusted my ladder to just touch the top rail of my pool. Cut a piece of pool mat and put between ladder and top rail so the finish does not get rubbed. I use a 14x14x1 paver on the bottom platform of the ladder and it's as solid as can be without being bolted down. Bill
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    Did I ruin my pool?

    Karl, the water will hold your liner against the pool wall when it's full. Liner look's fine. You need a leaf scoop net, maybe a pair of waders and scoop the junk out. When I drain my above ground pool for the winter, I only drain a couple of inches below the skimmer. Bill
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    Algae-dust-pollen question

    Grannydi, Im fairly new here, but I feel your pain. I got in my pool with the water temp at 58 degrees to feel that stuff in the bottom of mine a few weeks ago. Turned out to be fine silt. I added DE to my filter , added skimmer Sock, and use a skimmer sock in my pool blaster to trap more of...
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    Vacation

    Hey all, Going on a 5 day cruise in July. My sister in law has volunteered to house sit for us. She has no problem turning on pump, checking basket,ect.. She does not want to do water test. My question to ya'll, since my water is chrystal clear thanks to this site and everyone here is, should I...
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    PH test

    Hi all, if aerareing a pool raises ph level, should I shut off my pump an let water settle before performing that test? see what y'all have done to me?(lol) Thanks Bill
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    Pump size

    Thanks mas, just checking.
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    Pump size

    No, very happy with everything so far. Just reading some of the sig lines and see pools with 20 or 30,000 gal and a 1hp pump. Just checking as I've only got about 8400 gal of water, and I'm new to all this.
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    Pump size

    Hi all, I had an 18x52 AGP installed last aug. It came with a 19 in sand filter and a 1 1/2 hp pump. (Hayward) Other then using elec does anyone see an issue with this set up? Thanks Bill
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    Chlorine use

    Just an update, Climbed in pool 2 weeks ago with water temp at 60 degrees, will NEVER do that again. Any how sucked up some of the debris off bottom with a clear catchup bottle. Let it set in sun for 4 days or more. Nothing grew!!! To make a long story short, let FC come down to target level of...
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    DE for existing sand filter

    Triptyx, Thank you for responding, I have read that post, just wanted to make sure I can not get the wrong stuff (food grade garden grade) all new to me just trying to keep things straight. Hate to say it but if I get it from a pool store, SHOULD be good to go? Thanks Bill
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    DE for existing sand filter

    Hey all, I have been reading on hear about DE and how to add to my system. I want that sparkling water that is talked about. My water is clear but not sparkling. My question, is there anything special I need to look for, certain brand, special ingredients, or anthing I could mess up? Thanks Bill
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    Chlorine use

    Tealdo, Ive only back washed the filter. Have not taken the lid off it since new in August of 16. No idea how to tell if filter is working the way it should or not other then to keep an eye on the pressure gauge. Not sure what channeled filter means. It would make me very happy if it were just...
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    Mustard algae

    Yes sir, steak if that's what she wants. Thank you, will start like it is the first day opening. Redo numbers vacuum, backwash, and go from there. Like I said, pool is clear and Numbers don't lie. Thanks Bill
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    Mustard algae

    Texas Splash, Thank you for your response. I feel better knowing what to do with MA slam. Its an above ground with no lights, no steps as I use an A frame ladder that has not been put in pool yet as in mid Tn the water temp is still cooool, around 60 degrees. I'm not 100% sure it's algae at all...
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    Mustard algae

    Soooo confused!!
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    Chlorine use

    Will dead algae appear light brown? I almost want to let FC come to target and see what happens while maintaining correct levels? It has not bloomed into anything (yet) and has been happening since the pool was installed. Losing about 6ppm for the last 4 days but everything else looks good...
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    Chlorine use

    Jvtrain, if they were stains, would they poof up and disapear when brushed? Their has been no metal in pool, it was just installed in August 2016. The stuff appeared with in a week or so of install. Has not bloomed into anything but spots on bottom. Vacuumed, or just brushed and with in a few...
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    Mustard algae

    Hi all, Feel like many here, banging my head against a wall not knowing whats on my pool floor. Looks light brown streaks with some bright green around the edges. Puffs in cloud when brushed returns with in an hour or so. Have passed the 3 criteria for slam. Oclt 1ppm loss cc 0 water clear...
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    Chlorine use

    I have met the 3 criteria's 2 nights now. Last nights test, oclt=1ppm cc=0 water is clear. Maybe saying keep at slam level is misleading. I am keeping my FC level way above target in prep for the weekend MA slam. Not really sure what the streaks are. They have been in there since August of last...
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    Chlorine use

    Thanks, will stay at slam for next 2 days then go to MA slam levels for 24 hrs. After that will let FC come back to target level and see what happens. Those streaks on the bottom of my pool just don't make any sense to me. Make a person want to drink. (more) Thanks Bill
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    Chlorine use

    I just thought it was alittle high. Pool was just put in in aug of 16, for the short time it was open avg LC usage was about 4 ppm. Now just opening it on sat, no use at all (43 degrees last night gonna get to 32 on fri) average loss of 6ppm.
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    Chlorine use

    Hi all, Have a quick question on how much chlorine burns off in a day. Opened pool a week ago. Have some light brown colored streaks on bottom of pool. Hoping its not mustard algae. Brought to slam level, brush, vac, back wash. Spots return. Use about 6ppm lc aday. Am preparing for MA slam...
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    Leaf net thoughts

    I have one. My pool sets in back yard with tree's on 3 sides. I use it when rain and wind is coming. Works well so far. Am going on 5 Day vacation end of month and will use it while I'm gone. Bill
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    5 Day vacation

    Thank you both. Will raise fc to slam level and add a few pucks just incase buddy misses a day.
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    5 Day vacation

    Not sure if I'm posting question in right forum. Daughter is getting married on 24th, have to go to PA, will be gone for 5 days. Have been using BBB since I installed pool. Have a friend who can run pump a couple of times while I'm gone, will put leaf net over pool. My CYA is at 50 right now...
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    CYA Test

    Tank's to all. Will just keep on keeping on. Bill
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    CYA Test

    Just a quick question. Following directions, they say to put you back to the sun. When I do this as apposed to facing the sun, I get about 5 points difference. Should I block sun out or I'm I being to silly about it? Thanks Bill
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    Dirt on bottom of pool

    I just brought my pool to SLAM level of FC 16 by pool math. Do I keep it there just long enough to pass the 3 rules, and wait to see what happens when new dirt that falls to the bottom? Thanks Bill Before slam-- FC-5 CC-0 PH-7.4 TA-100 CYA-42
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    Dirt on bottom of pool

    Will do. Thanks Bill
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    Dirt on bottom of pool

    It's a bright green streak that sit's on top of the dirt that settles in the bottom of pool. No where else, but on the dirt. Thanks Bill