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    Blow out plug

    I’m sorry I should have been more specific..... I need one with a valve stem to hook up my compressor to blow out returns. I need to put a plug into a 2” union on the equipment pad. The inside diameter is approx 1 3/4”
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    Blow out plug

    I have a little problem finding the correct size blowout plug. It seems like they come in either 1 1/2” and 2” but I usually blow out by taking apart the Union for 2” pvc pipe. so 2” is too big and 1 1/2” is too small. The inside diameter is about 1 3/4”...... any idea where I can find one? Thanks
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    Concrete sealer?

    My pool and concrete deck around pool is approx 15 years old. I pressure wash after opening every year and I’m starting to notice the surface is becoming rough and looks like over time, the pressure washing eats away at the concrete so now I can see some of the stone in the concrete. I was told...
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    Repair a bad connection

    Awesome thank you. I ordered them, get them by Thursday. Yahooo!!!
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    Repair a bad connection

    It’s the red and blk wires
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    Repair a bad connection

    Somehow over time one of the low voltage connections went bad in my swg. I was told to solder this connection/ wire. Actually it’s an internal wire that gets connected to a receptacle that accepts an external banana plug that goes to salt cell. My question is should I bypass the banana plug n...
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    SLAMing for 5 days, but still can't even see the bottom

    Sorry I’m not trying to hijack this thread but why is it so important to adjust the ph before slamming? Does having a high/ low ph affect the slamming process?
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    Robot cleaning and slamming

    Is there any issues with throwing in my robotic cleaner while slamming/ high fc?
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    Lab pees in pool

    Thx gents......I’ll do that. I have another question. My dog did a number on my mesh safety cover, the Pee stained the cover. I sprayed a mild detergent on entire cover and brushed. Then hosed off, it cleaned dirt and debris but not the pee stains. Anything Else I can try?
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    Lab pees in pool

    Just opened my pool, all off season (winter) my 2 yr old Lab peed on my mesh cover which seeps into the pool. First and I hope last year this happens but I doubt it. Anyway the water is green as usual because I always open too late, had some warm weather earlier this season. But I noticed along...
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    Liquid chlorine

    I bought 10 extra gallons of liquid Chlorine from pool store. The good news is I’m done slamming. I have a swg so except for slamming, I have no need for extra chlorine. The pool store won’t let me return. How long would it last, be stable in its container? It’s possible I get an algae outbreak...
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    Phosphates

    Ok for those following this post.......I’m finally done slamming. It’s been a real head scratcher this year. The big lesson I learned was to get cya in the water but keep it around 50 til slamming is complete. And stay the coarse......
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    Phosphates

    FC-22 Cc-.5 Ph-over 8 (I assume it’s high since I been slamming for some time) TA-also High Ch-250 Cya-50 I’m using a Taylor K-2006 kit
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    Phosphates

    Lost 7 ppm over night
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    Phosphates

    I can’t pass OCLT
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    Phosphates

    Is it ok to use my robot cleaner while slamming?
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    Phosphates

    I’m losing 6-7 ppm per day since dropping to 50. I been dosing at sunrise n at 5:00 pm. I’m working 6 days a week now so it’s hard to do more often. The water loooks great. That’s the frustrating part. Also I guess I’m frustrated because I never had an issue like this. I’ve slammed in the past...
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    Phosphates

    I dropped my cya down to 50. Hopefully I’m done slamming soon. Almost two weeks now
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    Phosphates

    I’m almost ready to give up on slamming and buying phosphate remover. I went through 20 gallons plus in the last couple days with no end in sight. I never had an issue like this in the 15 yrs I owned this pool. The water is crystal clear yet I’m still losing chlorine. With my cya of 80 I’m...
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    Phosphates

    Opening late this year is costing me a fortune. I opened about 3 weeks ago. Between that and not following the proper way of SLAMing ( stopping too soon). I have another question ......I realize you have to get cya in the water ASAP when you first open. But we also need to backwash quite...
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    Phosphates

    Oh ok thanks Ping..... I won’t bother testing ph til after shock is done. I had a over night fc loss of 8 ppm so I will continue. Thanks again
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    Phosphates

    Ok I decided to shock again. I dumped 8 gallons of liquid chlorine to get me to 31 ppm at a cya of 80 (according to CYA/chlorine chart) I had 6 ppm to begin with. Two hours later the pool got cloudy. My ph is very high now for some reason.....off the charts. My reagents are new.....not sure...
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    Phosphates

    Ok thanks.....I’m starting to wonder if there is something to this Phosphates thing. I’m perplexed as to what to do next. Being in the middle of a heat wave doesn’t help matters
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    Phosphates

    Yes I set the fc with bleach......I will try going to 6 ppm tonight with bleach and do it again. Is zero cc a good sign I’m done slamming? I’m thinking yes - - - Updated - - - Oh ok I’ll push to 6 today n set swg at 100% to see if it maintains
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    Phosphates

    My swg was off the entire night. I been running pump n swg 24/7 for 2-3 weeks now since I opened pool. I realize 3 ppm is low at a cya of 80. Before I started the OCLT I had to add 62 oz. bleach to get fc up to 3 ppm. It was 1.5 After running all day that’s what I ended up with. Since it...
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    Phosphates

    Ok I did the over night test..... Fc- 3.0 ( no loss of fc over night) Cc- 0 Ph-7.5 TA-90 CH-250 CYA-80 Water is crystal clear. What’s next?
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    Phosphates

    Thanks for reply, I will have to do that test. I have a cya of 70 right now so that’s gonna be a lot of bleach if I need to slam.
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    Phosphates

    I’m having a problem with my swg making chlorine. The water is balanced, salt is good, water is clear but I’m told phosphates might be the problem. I test my water with a Taylor test kit. I did have my water tested at a pool store also and my Phosphates were high, over 2500.
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    Lots of air bubbles in basket

    Not sure where a bleeder valve would be on a Hayward vari flo sand filter. The weir seems to be working. When the pump is on the weir is like 3/4 way open. It doesn’t seem to move freely, just stay open. I can move the weiropen n close with my hand so not stuck. Thanks for reply
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    Lots of air bubbles in basket

    Not sure what to do besides lube the o- ring on the basket cover. I also hear a noise in the sand filter. Like a crackling noise. I replaced sand and the lateral assembly last year