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    How to fix hoses that dried curved

    I made the huge mistake of storing my kreepy and the hoses in the pool box for two long and didn’t disconnect the hoses and now they’re all dried bent. I tried manually bending them back, drying them straight with pressure, and so far every time I put the vacuum back in the pool, about half of...
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    Pump stopped working. Terrible noise.

    Thanks for the video. This helps. Unfortunately the back motor assembly’s screws are so rusted I can’t even get them to turn to open it up and check out what’s inside. When I spin I do here something off inside the back of the motor. Unfortunately I can’t open it up as the screws are...
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    Pump stopped working. Terrible noise.

    Great idea. Buddy of mine has a sump pump so I’ll just grab it from him. Thanks.
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    Pump stopped working. Terrible noise.

    Sweet. I think I’m almost there. I got the assembly off but I don’t know how to go any further. Can you direct me on what’s next to get into the impeller? If you watch the video you can hear something rumbling around when I manually spin it. And holy cow this thing looks old and nasty?! Or is...
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    Pump stopped working. Terrible noise.

    Thanks. Was already leaning towards that too so maybe it’s a sign. My pool filter can only take up to 60GPM and I have 1.5 inch piping. Most VS pumps I can program myself so they never surpass correct?
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    Pump stopped working. Terrible noise.

    Kind of a lot for me to wrap my head around there. Is that expensive to replace, can be done DIY? I’m thinking just getting a new pump rather than fix a 10+ old one.
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    Pump stopped working. Terrible noise.

    Woke up this morning to the pump not having any suction and a super loud noise I haven’t heard before. Pump basket was cleared yesterday and there was nothing in it this morning. It’s primed so that’s not the issue. Checked the impellers with finger/screwdriver and couldn’t find any blockage...
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    Lowering TA with small amounts of muriatic?

    Curious if anyone has ever heard of using small amounts of muriatic acid every day (just a splash) to lower the TA without lowering PH? Recommended by pool store worker and stated it would bring down my TA but now my PH. I know the distrust of pool stores at TFP so I’m not really looking to be...
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    Return jets pumping algae into pool. What could be the issue?

    Don’t have accurate temps. I’ll continue to fight the algae and wait for test kit for accurate readings.
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    Return jets pumping algae into pool. What could be the issue?

    I do have algae and I am actively slamming. Read the article. In regards to pump in deep end vs shallow, would a calcium hardness of 450 be deemed as high and be an indicator for putting pump in deep end? My hose water is not massively colder than the warm PHX pool water I have, but it is...
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    Return jets pumping algae into pool. What could be the issue?

    Thanks! marty I just read through your whole thread with VargusAz. I have a buddy who is going to lend me his pool pump. If I do the exchange method and pump the volume of my pool (17500), what should I expect in regards to change to my CYA? how do I calculate the dilution and the affect...
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    Chlorine Bottle Exchange in Phoenix, Arizona

    Confirmed at Pool Supply Warehouse, 5310 N 43rd Ave Glendale, AZ 85301 United States $18.30 per refill out the door, $8 deposit for container
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    Chlorine Bottle Exchange in Phoenix, Arizona

    I am on a similar journey as you. Just called almost all the pool stores in the area. Sounds like Lowe’s might be where I’m heading. Home Depot is 8.98 for 2 gallon of 10% and B&L pool has 4 packs for 15.49. I actually just got off the phone with the HASA sales rep. She recommended Pool Supply...
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    Return jets pumping algae into pool. What could be the issue?

    with a plaster pool, do you think the tarp method could work? Thinking through it, the tarp would cover the exposed plaster and not the water making direct impact so I’m not sure if there’s really any benefit to it?
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    Return jets pumping algae into pool. What could be the issue?

    Thanks! I’ll get the results back to you when it arrives.
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    Return jets pumping algae into pool. What could be the issue?

    I think I will need a new slide valve assembly as whenever I turn the pump off I hear it sucking in air. I read everything from pool school yesterday and wow am I blow away. I’m fully on board and bought my Tf-100 yesterday. However I’m in AZ where it’s 110 every day so I can’t drain my pool...
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    Return jets pumping algae into pool. What could be the issue?

    Yup, TF-100 is on its way. I brought another sample to a different pool store and they weren’t very helpful either but I’ve been keeping my FC above 10ppm and the green is going away slowly but surely. With my CYA of 150 I can’t afford the 86 gallons of 10% chlorine that pool math is asking me...
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    Return jets pumping algae into pool. What could be the issue?

    Thanks for taking the time to read my post. Didn’t know whether to put this in algae or this subsection. 17,500 gallon in ground pool, Hayward sand filter S244SV, Hayward single speed pump, and I have a slide valve assembly not multi port. Main drain sealed off and using kreepy Krawler/ skimmer...