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    When to replace pool screen cage or enclosure?

    My pool cage is 32 years old and showing lots of signs of wear. For example, missing tie down wire on side, rusted screws, missing screw covers, leaking around super gutter, etc. If I spend money on all these repairs, wouldn't it just be more cost effective to remove and replace with a better...
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    Possible problem with chemistry.

    Yes, I did all that last week and the FC slowly drifted down to 7.5. I thought that 7.5 was high enough to keep the algae at bay. Again, do I just need to brush more? or?
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    Possible problem with chemistry.

    Today I am showing signs of slight green on walls of pool. I had slammed it over a week ago and FC was coming down from 16 to 7.5 yesterday. Added 2 3/4 cups of bleach per poolmath and noticed the walls today. I have been trying to sweep walls once a week, maybe I need to do this more often...
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    how do I use this spa air blower?

    Thanks Allen, I will just put this on hold for now as it won't be a simple question. I have no controls near the spa itself. There is a switch that I don't know what it is for that might be something to do with bubbler, don't know. I will just get a pool electrician out at some point. Would...
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    how do I use this spa air blower?

    Hi, still learning how to use all my equipment. I have a Santanna Air Blower, note photos below. How do I work or use this blower? I looked online and only found install instructions. I had two electricians come out to my house a while back who were not pool electricians and they said the...
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    hot to put my spa in heat mode only.

    Thanks Allen, even a nut head like me can understand that. :lol: Thanks, kadavis, just wanted to make sure because as you can see my pool plumbing is kinda weird.
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    hot to put my spa in heat mode only.

    OK, I posted 3 photos, the top photo shows my return lines and the other two lower photos show the suction side of the pool and spa. Still not clear on your directions. So you are saying to have the skimmer to spa off? and totally turn off pool suction and main drain to pool? correct? Do I...
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    hot to put my spa in heat mode only.

    I would like to heat my spa that is connected to my pool, but not sure how to position my valves to do this. Here are photos of my set-up. Thanks. The photos are where I have everything in normal mode. It is a spill over spa, not sure how to do that either.
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    Has anyone bought the kit from poolleakapp.com

    Thanks Poolguy, I knew someone would know.
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    Has anyone bought the kit from poolleakapp.com

    My pool is leaking about 1/4 inch overnight and I will try to do some leak detecting and a bucket test. While I was surfing I found the web site pool leak app.com and wondered if anyone has bought the kit from this guy? Sounds good, but I am a noobie so wanted to ask your opinion. Thanks.
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    Should my spa have an open hole between pool & spa?

    Thanks for all your responses. I have quite a few things to fix now. :eek: I am making a list.
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    Should my spa have an open hole between pool & spa?

    OK, understand about the drain cover. Had heard about these kinds of things happening. My main drain is the same so I will check into getting that replaced as well. So do I just measure diameter from screw to screw to get the correct measurement? Thanks.
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    Should my spa have an open hole between pool & spa?

    OK Poolguy, so it's not important that my pool and spa water stay separate? Sorry to sound like an idiot, just trying to understand my pool. I thought that spa's had to be drained periodically. How is that possible if the equalizer port allows water to be exchanged between the two. Do you...
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    Should my spa have an open hole between pool & spa?

    My spa has an open hole, kinda like a return opening between the pool and spa. So whatever my water in the pool is it is the same in the spa. Does this make since? Do I screw on something to close the hole so the spa water can be different? First time owner here. The spa also has it's own...
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    pool finish identification

    Thanks chief, went to their website last week, was curious if this was it and it didn't quite look the same. But maybe this is an older version. My pool is over 20 years and I have no idea when it was last repaired or plastered.
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    pool finish identification

    Hi, since this is my first time owning a pool I don't know pool finishes. Can anyone identify this type of finish in my photo? There are tiny pebbles or specks, kinda grainy. Thanks a bunch.
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    Looking for a manual to a Porpoise Titanium electric heat pump

    To bring closure to this thread, I called several companies trying to track down who built my heat pump model and found out it was a company called Pool Fact. This company was bought out by Ray Pak and the current company has no older manuals. So unless someone has the same model as mine...
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    how soon can you swim in your pool after you do the ascorbic acid treatment?

    Will be doing the aa treatment soon, once all supplies are on hand. When can I swim after treatment is done? And the chlorine is at my minimum. Thanks.
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    Looking for a manual to a Porpoise Titanium electric heat pump

    Thank you everyone for your comments and suggestions, I will look into them.
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    CH dropped by 100

    James, no I don't have autofill, don't even know what that is.
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    CH dropped by 100

    ok, tested again and CYA is now 50, but this was done indoors as it is dark outside now. CH is still 225 after testing again. My test kit was bought back in April 2018 so all chems should be good. Will do my testing again tomorrow and then post findings, I just didn't think the CH would drop...
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    CH dropped by 100

    I didn't retest for CYA, I will do that and re do the CH test too, I did it twice, and in all my testing I use the speed stir. The vial that comes with the speed stir, I use for all my tests. Is it OK to use the same vial? In the TF100 I noticed that they have 2 testing vials, one for...
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    CH dropped by 100

    My CH test today dropped down to 225 today, 2 weeks ago it was 325. Is this possible? We do get rain almost daily so is this causing the drop? Thanks. FC 7 cc .5 pH 7.5 TA 60 CYA 60
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    Don't understand how to read csi in pool math

    Pool water is great after I slammed it last week, FC is finally at recommended levels. Next I work on the stains from the iron in my pool. Ordered the ascorbic acid and I just need to find a good but cheap metal sequestrant.
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    Don't understand how to read csi in pool math

    Ok, I don't understand the poolmath part about csi. Sorry, but I am just not great at math. My csi is stated at -0.31. is this bad? FC 8 CC .5 pH 7.5 TA 60 CYA 60 CH 325 Calcite Saturation Index - requires pH, TA, CH, CYA, Temp, uses Borate, Salt...
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    Looking for a manual to a Porpoise Titanium electric heat pump

    Hi all, when I bought my house there were no manuals for anything for my pool equipment and I would like to know if anyone has a manual or know how to find a manual for this model. Thanks if you can help.
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    Stains on my walls

    Thanks Richard, understood.
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    Stains on my walls

    OK, did the vit C test yesterday and it worked. I now have 2 lines down the sides of my pool. I looked up what is in the water here in Jacksonville and we do have a high content of iron. Since this is my first time taking care of a pool, I am learning lots of interesting things. So my next...
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    What is this for? an extra opening my pool I don't know.

    Cullebo, I have only the one pump motor. It's about a foot away from a return jet, same height. Just curious as to what it's for, since I am not the original owner and have no paperwork for anything on this pool. And this is my first time owning and taking care of a pool, steep learning...
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    What is this for? an extra opening my pool I don't know.

    Here is a photo of a part of my plumbing I have no idea what it is for. It is next to one of my returns in the middle of the pool. Ideas? Thanks.