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    Water level rose after closing - Fiberglass

    I drain my pool 2-3 times over the winter, you'd be surprised how quickly it fills up, as you've quickly learned! We just got about 9 inches of snow plus 2 inches of rain last week, so i pumped some out this weekend. I have a plaster pool with a tile line so I just make sure my water level is...
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    About time to close, but CYA is about 110-115 due to the crappy chemicals from the pool store

    Here's my experience as I had the same issue last year for my new (to me) pool. I closed it with CYA of 120. 2 things I did: I made sure I closed with water temps consistently below 60 and added polyquat 60. I didn't really worry about slamming as I did not have algae and passed olct. I also...
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    Winter Cover and Water Accumulation

    Yes it seems you are losing water due to pumping it off of the cover. If you lost 0 water over the 2 weeks then it most certainly are the covers you have been using. You nailed it in your original post..." We suspect that somehow when I am pumping the water, the pump is pulling pool water...
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    Power Outage - Anything else I should be doing?

    Oh yeah for sure, when I mean splash around, it also involves going around perimeter and making a swirl! It's mostly just dirt and a couple leaves here and there now, the big stuff is out. Yeah, it definitely could be worse, no trees hit the house fortunately and the pool / fence for the most...
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    Power Outage - Anything else I should be doing?

    Hey all, So Isaias did some pretty good damage to westchester county in NY, and has left us without power since Tuesday, expecting to get it back tomorrow or Saturday. Currently, with my CYA of 70, I've been keeping my FC levels in the higher end, around 10-11 the past couple days & brushing...
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    Some tiles fell off and sealing up some cracks questions

    Hey All, Some tiles fell into the pool yesterday and I am hoping to reattach them and fix some cracks that I see behind the line, and near the coping base as well. I've read various threads around the topic but just wanted to provide pics of my situation and see what the best way to go about it...
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    Disadvantages of high CYA levels

    Another thing, albeit minor, is breezing through FC reagents! Mine is 80 this year, granted not terribly high, but that means i am going through 15-22 drops pretty much daily. Just ordered my 2nd refill :censored:
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    Pool is nearly filled up...now to the equipment

    Just curious overall, why is the pool company recommending to move pool equipment because it is downhill? My pad is also below the pool level so just curious, have had no issues.
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    What's your current pool temp?

    65 and rising now that we are starting to see some 70+ degree days (and 50 degree nights!) No heater but the sun is on it all day. Hope to jump in the next week or 2!
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    White Powder at bottom of pool showed up over night

    Good to know re: acid and CH Thanks! Hopefully I won't see anymore or atleast see less of it in the next days. Will continue to vacuum it out. Curious though, consider me lucky just that it isn't starting to scale? Just strange how it just showed up. Will update if I keep seeing this as an...
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    White Powder at bottom of pool showed up over night

    Fresh set FC: 7 CC: 0 PH: 7.8 TA: 60 CH: 300 CYA: 80 No real change from the OP reading which seems good, hoping ph can be stable there after the MA dump Thinking it's calcium too but the way it looks is strange, though idk if that is normally the way it looks. But like I said earlier, when...
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    White Powder at bottom of pool showed up over night

    Hey All, So went to brush/vacuum pool again and noticed those same spots yesterday and this AM. I was able to catch them in my skimmer sock as i am vaccuuming, turns out it isn't powdery but they look like small, round, ball-type substance. It isn't really brittle. Doesn't look like DE at all &...
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    Great opening! Should I be worried?

    You can run an OCLT test overnight to see if you have anything growing. Same thing happened for me when I opened this weekend, Clear water, 0 CC.... did an OCLT to confirm <1 ppm loss in FC
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    White Powder at bottom of pool showed up over night

    Nothing came out when I did it, and the powder hasn't returned, so I think could just chalk it up to me putting DE in the skimmer too quick and it Darn out of the returns Thank you!
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    Please Help identify a Hayward weir

    I'd go ahead and reach out to Inyo yourself, I just went through the same process about a month ago and only had the skimmer lid information. They responded back in 10 minutes with the exact model i needed, and it fit. I just went through the interactive chat they have on their site. Easy! I'd...
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    White Powder at bottom of pool showed up over night

    Makes sense regarding the DE, did go a little fast so very well could be it. I'm going out again in about an hour so hopefully the brushing disturbed it enough to not fall to the ground, otherwise i'll try to vaccuum it up. Appreciate the help! The Bookman rant in Jerry's apartment is my go-to...
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    White Powder at bottom of pool showed up over night

    My main drain is plugged actually, so it is not in use. Some of this powder i saw in shallow end too, pretty much in line with the return jet actually, so could be excess DE that escaped the filter, but just odd it would take atleast 5+ hours to show
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    White Powder at bottom of pool showed up over night

    I saw this white powdery substance at the bottom of the pool as i was getting ready to brush, it was not there last night when i was doing an OCLT test. It disappears & puffs up instantly when the brush hits it. I am trying to figure out what it is, two items I did yesterday may have something...
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    Muriatic Acid - light film on top of water, normal?

    LOL @ajw22 yeah I learned my lesson, just gonna use the bottles i buy, only reason why i considered is because i broke the seal of the bottle Either way, it did lower the PH and i was able to scoop out some floating material, also brushed and Vacc'd (and no more MA smell) so i think i dodged a...
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    Muriatic Acid - light film on top of water, normal?

    Thanks @mknauss, might not be the biggest issue. I did pour it very slow, took about a minute for a cup. I blew up on image a bit so maybe can see it better, you are right it is hard to see. Look on the top left, looks like clumped together, and when i break them up can see the yellow/orange...
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    Muriatic Acid - light film on top of water, normal?

    Hey all, Just opened yesterday and everything went well! I am currently trying to lower my PH to 7.5. I've been using the "green" MA from box stores that is 15.725%, but I found an unused bottle in my barn from the previous owner that is about a year old, that is the good stuff, 31.45% 20...
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    Streaming music to passive speakers - yes another audio question

    Love(d) my chromecast audio! Yes they discontinued it because the boom of their smart speakers (home, mini, hub, etc). I got one right at the announcement so it was like $15 but they might be a little more expensive now.... but it will do the job you want it to do, just plug it into the receiver...
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    DE Open and Backwash Amount Question

    You are right, you want 6lbs for a 4820. Normally, when backwashing you remove around 80% of the DE. So you'd add 80% of 6 lb (4.8lbs) Can read more here! DE Filter Use and Care - Further Reading
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    Concrete Pool Deck Maintenance?

    It could be faded as well, in that case I will have someone else chime in. But yeah, especially if you have a pressure washer, shoot it at a spot and see if it the color comes back!
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    Balance skimming top and pool vac

    Hard to tell from the pool picture, but do you have a weird door on the skimmer? I had surface bug problems and i didn't have any weir doors on my skimmer. After getting them it helped a lot!
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    Sand at the bottom :(

    Can you share the test results here? It will make it easier for people to give their thoughts/advice on next steps
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    Concrete Pool Deck Maintenance?

    Have you tried pressure washing? That could remove some of the dirt, etc. that has accumulated over the years. Plus pressure washing is SUPER satisfying to do!:cool:
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    Concrete Pool Installer in Central PA

    I am originally from Lancaster area and there are a couple concrete installers that friends have used. Might be a little out of their area but could be worth reaching out if you are still looking https://www.integrity-pools.com/
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    remove cover now BUT wait to open in about 10 days?

    If i can get to home depot this week / weekend for my LC supply then i definitely will! New hours limit me going in evening but might be able to swing by in the AM. They unfortunately do not ship the LC :(
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    remove cover now BUT wait to open in about 10 days?

    I am starting to have a pool of water on top of mesh cover, it definitely got more slack over the winter, the problem is that i nail it into grass and since the ground is thawing out, the nails are now coming loose. I plan on opening the following weekend (~10 days), can i just take the cover...