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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Yes, all the bottles I've been using for the past week or two have read "16 147XXXXX" or "16 162XXXXX" making them less than a month old. (I hope I'm interpreting that correctly)
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Yet another possibility; one that will make it very difficult and frustrating to figure this out. This is by far the cheapest option currently available locally, so I'm hesitant to move away from it.
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    I would call it symmetrical (lengthwise) kidney-shaped where it's narrowed in the middle and wider on the ends. Close to ovular though. Avg. depth is 6'. Here is the only pic I have on hand at the moment. Yes, have checked the CC and OCLT levels at least a few times over the past couple...
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Looking for any suggestions here. First want to thank everyone for all their help. Our pool was brown in mid-May and we've been swimming for about 3-4 weeks now. After weeks of doubt, my wife was very impressed I was able to turn it around without professional help. All that being said, I...
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Looking for some confirmation here. I've done about 8 or so tests since I've begun slamming. Each time my CH test has returned 72ppm. According to PoolMath, I need roughly 72lbs. of calcium chloride to bring it to 300ppm. I'm doing this corrrectly, right? I guess I'm second guessing because...
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Sorry, I've corrected. Help with identifying these?
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Hi all! Been shocking for a couple days now. I'd estimate I'm about 80% there. Would be done by now if I didn't have this thing they call a job and could tend to it throughout the day. Very thankful for all the help thus far. I can now see what's in my pool. It needs a vacuum bad; a lot of...
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Just started SLAM last night. Could see an improvement this morning but still a ways to go. Looks like I will need to backwash once a day which reminds me I need more powder. I need to get pH down; it is still 8.2+. Added CYA last night which should help once dissolved (I think) but will add...
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Thanks for the response. Yesterday morning the backwash discharge was a light brown color but the water cleared in ~1min which I didn't find unusual at the time given I had just cleaned the grids. I've added what I know to my sig. I have a 48sqft. filter. I added the recommended 6lbs. on...
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Hey everyone looking for some help. I backwashed my filter this morning, the second time in 2 days. Added more DE. It's been running for 3 hours and pressure is already 25+ and circulation is decreasing. Should I backwash again. At this rate I'll be going through DE like it's water. Losing water...
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Alright so I've made some progress despite the pool still being green. Spent some time yesterday cleaning the grids, they aren't in great shape. I will likely purchase replacements and install them once the water is in order. After adding DE the filter was initially at 12psi but moved up to...
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    No longer water flowing from the pool returns so far as I can tell. Last week I could see flow from the SE return only. Recently it was some bubbles initially then nothing. Now it's nothing.
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Thanks for the tips. I've ordered the test kit. Played around with valves and different functions yesterday and could not get any pressure at the filter? Backwash, filter, recirc. All nothing. Any suggestions before I give up and have someone come out and look at it?
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Hello everyone. I'm the new owner of what I believe is a ~30 year old in-ground Sylvan pool. The pool inspector estimated its size to be 30-35,000 gallons. He recommended a drain and powerwash and said the pool needs to be re-plastered. The estimate on recommended fixes was $12K and that simply...