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    Pool Math........The App

    So glad I stumbled upon this. A push notification or email to TFPers might be a good idea once it's live
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    Pentair 2 HP pump (168454)

    I had the PVC water feedline to the filter, break on me a little while back so I shut the power off until I could get all the specific parts and get the lines changed out. Afterwards, I go to turn the power to the pump on and get a loud buzzing sound that I affiliate with a seized motor. I...
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    Crystal clear green water

    Looks great. I know the level of frustration and I bet this is such a relief.
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    CH levels, pitting and black spots

    Is there anything I can do about it? What about the black spots? Here are some closer pictures Side wall Steps The majority of this occurs in the shallowest area of the pool and steps
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    CH levels, pitting and black spots

    First let me start by saying that I inherited this pool and most, if not all of the pitting was there when I got it. But it could have gotten worse in the last couple years. I have some pitting and some etching going on and now they appear to have a black color to them. I assume this is...
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    Do I need a robot?

    I've got the much cheaper version of the polaris (don't remember the model number) and love it. I've never had a vacuum style like you have, but putting it on a timer to run for an hour or so a day makes maintenance a breeze. I have an oak and crepe myrtles around, so plenty of stuff falls into...
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    Strategy/Order to attack algae

    And I can promise you that I haven't added algaecide and have no mineral system at least since July of 2011 since I've owned the house. Then again, I've never tested for copper either, so I guess it could still be in there.
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    Strategy/Order to attack algae

    No idea. He said it could be from debris in the water (which I have some of some my Polaris booster quit) and tried to sell me "metal free" which would reduce it. I thought I'd check here first. FC is down to 8 after a full day of sun. I brushed the pool again for any algae I may have missed...
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    Strategy/Order to attack algae

    Yeah, I panicked a little this morning... Had my pH in the sweet spot yesterday then tested again this morning after maintaining a high FC overnight (and having a blue pool this am) and it the reading was 8.2+ I decided not to add any acid and wait it out until after work today, see if the...
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    Shock Question

    I'm a rookie, but here's what I do: pool-school/shocking_your_pool This will tell you what your shock level is, based on the CYA (Stabilizer) pool-school/chlorine_cya_chart_shock Then go here to really fine tune the details. Setup the size of the pool at the top and your goal at the bottom...
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    Strategy/Order to attack algae

    Hey guys :wave: After weeks of hard rains I guess my water has been diluted to where the SWG was ineffective. (Where does it go?) Got a hint of green a couple days ago, last night I added bleach to FC 15 shock level (40 CYA). This morning's readings on 25k gal plaster FC 11 CYA 40 pH 8.1...
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    DRAINING POOL WITH TROPICAL STORM

    Yes I did. I was at ~2800 before the storm. now I'm around 2200. Think I'm going to bring it up to 3000, 800 ppm requires 160 lbs for a 25k gal pool
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    DRAINING POOL WITH TROPICAL STORM

    The neighbors yard? J/K Now that my pool is clean again and full of fresh water, I need to add 120 lbs of salt. This seems high to me...?
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    DRAINING POOL WITH TROPICAL STORM

    I don't think the filter has a lower drain port, but I will check it out
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    DRAINING POOL WITH TROPICAL STORM

    So I had a SWG failure last week and had to do an emergency shock and unswamp. My pool water level was low and I added roughly 6 inches of water. Turns out now the pool is back to blue and slowly clearing up (thanks TFP) but good-ole TS Lee is putting the hurt on my water level. I'm close to...
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    T-15 Cell with Aqualite

    Numbers taken after a reset: 2600 87 26.6 33.2 26.7 28.4 it bounced around a lot as I kept going through and clearing diags/switching to super chlorinate and back 3.6 (this moved a bit too, think it started around 5 and was dropping, but balanced around this number) 79p -1100 AL-0 R-1.58 T-15...
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    T-15 Cell with Aqualite

    I'll do this later tonight after I go for a visit - It's at my "new" house I'm not living in yet. The last I tried it, the instant showed the same as the average (default as you said). Although the default has come up from 1600 to 2100 to 2600 now as I've added salt over the last couple weeks
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    T-15 Cell with Aqualite

    T-15 Cell with Aqualite So I had to replace the flow switch and the panel already after buying a new house. I'm hoping the cell doesn't need it too. Before leaving the swg said check salt and inspect cell, so I tested salt and added. After a few days I thought the level would come up and lights...
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    30 ppm drop in FC overnight?

    Well, my test kit came in today and my FC really is non-existent (after 13-14 gals). This drives me nuts. Could the bleach be ineffective? Could the pool be to hot (87F)? What would cause it when my CYA is 75-80? Now that I'm leaving town for a couple of days should I add anything else to it...
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    Newbie " very concerned "

    "Very jealous"
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    30 ppm drop in FC overnight?

    Back story here if needed: http://www.troublefreepool.com/low-salt-and-chlorine-help-t35930.html Todays test: NaCl 3100 CYA 75 FC 0.1 So before I got to read advice from others on waiting to shock my pool (wknd vacation) I added about 1600 ozs of bleach to the pool last night around 9pm in a...
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    Low salt and chlorine - Help

    I will be out of town for the weekend. Should I wait to "shock" until after that or go ahead and treat it now, trying to hold it at 30 through Friday night then giving it attention again Sunday night?
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    Low salt and chlorine - Help

    Do I need to bring it up to shock FC level? Should I keep it there until it clears up? 30 seems awfully high to me, but it is pretty cloudy
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    Low salt and chlorine - Help

    Had water tested at a local shop today (9:30 am sample): TA: 120 pH: 7.2 Ca: 350 CYA: 77 FC: 0.0 NaCl: 2100 Since the testing, I added 3 bags of salt. I want to get the level up to at least get the SWG operational. Right now it is giving me the check salt light. I added 240lbs over the weekend...
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    New (paying) member here

    Well Richard Collin died last year and he didn't update the guide (that I know of). I really don't know of anything else like it... The closest thing to it is reviews by Tom Fitzmorris. He's a little (lot) more high strung than Collin was, but certainly knows his food. He's the most well known...
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    New (paying) member here

    Introducing myself... Chad in muggy New Orleans. Just bought a house (last month) and trying to work out pool issues. The board and flow switch quit/were broken so I've already put a chunk into a pool that's not working. I'm riding the big learning curve now and am trying to get my water...