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    Heater Install on exisiting pool

    Are you thinking I would need it every day to be like 80 degrees or something ? Just wondering. I would probably just heat it up on weekends as it got colder. Why not solar by the way ?
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    Heater Install on exisiting pool

    Its in my signature...21,600--my propane tank is 500 gallons underground. It is about 35 feet from the pump.
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    Heater Install on exisiting pool

    Hey guys: I have a 16x32 inground pool that I love and want to add a heater to. I have a propane tank not far from the pool pump and I have a house that gets blazing sun all of the time. I also have reasonably priced electricity. I live in PA and currently use my pool from mid May to maybe...
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    Question about Pool Closing in PA, nervous about upcoming temps

    True, if leaving it at half slam would take me out of any possible liner staining (regardless of CYA) I would be fine with that.
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    Question about Pool Closing in PA, nervous about upcoming temps

    Good to know. I wonder if leaving it at SLAM level all winter with no water movement will discolor the liner (I have a vinyl liner pool)
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    Question about Pool Closing in PA, nervous about upcoming temps

    Do you leave it at slam level the whole time ? Do you close it at slam level or 1/2 slam level as ajw22 mentions above ? When you add the bleach in January, what do you use to disperse it ? My pool will be drained below the skimmer line and I have no main drain (vinyl liner) so pump wont work.
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    Question about Pool Closing in PA, nervous about upcoming temps

    TY sir. What about adding bleach later on down the road and swishing it around with my skimmer net ?
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    Question about Pool Closing in PA, nervous about upcoming temps

    Hi guys: I am going to try my hand at closing the pool myself this year (with a buddy helping out on the cover). I am going to do this next Tuesday. HOWEVER, here is the Weather the next 4 days in my area. Friday - High 48 Low 30 Sat - High 48 - Low 32 Sunday High 57 Low 34 Monday High 44 Low...
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    Dolphin S200 not cleaning entire pool...

    I let it run until it shuts off. No issues with Cord length, the unit has never come close to using even half of the cord(it is 75 feet long cord). I do not have a bottom drain. I turn the pump off when I run the robot. The pool is 7.5 feet on the deep end. Before it gets to the dirt at the...
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    Dolphin S200 not cleaning entire pool...

    It is not going all the way to the deep end, meaning my pool is 16x32, it seems like it thinks it is 16x30 or so.
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    Dolphin S200 not cleaning entire pool...

    Hi guys: I have a Dolphin S200 less than a year old that I bought from Marina Pool. it is still under warranty but I would like to try and fix before sending it back. The issue is that it will not clean the deep end of the pool (where the end of the pool is and the bottom of the pool and wall...
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    Pool is clear, but is this Mustard Algae ?

    Does it look like Mustard Algae to you ? it seems to fit the criteria....
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    Pool is clear, but is this Mustard Algae ?

    I maintain my pool chemicals using BBB and I have been keeping the Chlorine between 3-6 ppm. My CYA is 40, my TA is 100 and my PH was up around 7.8 and I lowered it to 7.4 with acid. The pool is clear overall but we have had a lot of rain recently and I had to drain some water to avoid...
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    Pool is cloudy....chemicals seem fine.

    OK---my pool gallons are 21,120 I will add to my signature. 16x32 --3.5 ft shallow end and 7.5 ft deep end. So I tested all the chemicals this morning. I have 4.5 FC 0.5 CC CYA 45 TA 100 PH 8.2 (high...pretty pink) I accidentally ran the filter all night, the pool does look clearer as a...
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    Pool is cloudy....chemicals seem fine.

    I've already slammed for 8 days when I opened the pool---there is next to no Algae in the pool...I think it may be overkill to slam for that no ? By the way, I do have a chlorinator, and I know pucks often contain copper. Are there any that DONT contain copper ?
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    Pool is cloudy....chemicals seem fine.

    After running my S200, I realized my pool is still cloudy. I checked the FC, it was at about 3 with a CYA of 50. I measured TA and that was at about 65. PH was at 7.4 So last nite I added chlorine and a bunch of baking soda. (I followed the pool calc) So now... FC is at 5 TA is at 90 PH is at...
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    which robot

    its a basic model with limited moving parts. therefore less chance of failing. Could not be easier to use. When I ordered last year it had a 75 foot cord, I would call them and ask them. The S200 is used by many people here with minimal issues.
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    which robot

    I have this one... https://marinapoolspaandpatio.com/product/maytronics-dolphin-s200-robotic-pool-cleaner-minimum-advertised-map-pricing-for-this-item-is-849/ Very happy with it. I take it out of the pool everytime and store in a deck box. It came with a 75ft cord which is nice. I take mine...
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    Suggestions on Backwash System

    So this does work --(I had that connector laying around that you linked to in Lowes) ...but even if I soften it in hot water...it seems like I would have to do that to clamp it every time I wanted to backwash...seems like I may just need to hold it on during backwash. Not the worst thing in the...
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    Suggestions on Backwash System

    But you are clamping a soft rubber hose though right ? I am trying to think of a solution for a vacuum hose...hmm...I wonder if I can use some pvc cement to secure it to the adapter you listed above and then just screw it into the sand filter backwash outlet when needed.
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    Suggestions on Backwash System

    tried that. It is too flimsy to handle the right angle it has to do to point to the street. I bought a 50 ft one from walmart and it split immediately on first time use. I have used those in the past when I just had to point it straight to the woods behind my house(at the time) . I was thinking...
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    Suggestions on Backwash System

    Hey guys: I have my inground pool for a year now, everything is pretty good with one exception. Backwashing. I have to hook up a giant flex PVC hose and run it about 30 feet to my driveway. I need a better system than this...open to suggestions. I wonder if at the angle I have could I just use...
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    Green Pool on Opening -Vacuum to Waste or SLAM and use filter ?

    Pool seems fine. I had a little algae but cleaned it up with the Dolphin. Water is crystal clear! TY for all of your help.
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    Green Pool on Opening -Vacuum to Waste or SLAM and use filter ?

    Thought i would update. I got the pool crystal clear and algae free. After a few weeks, a small amount of algae has come up on the crease in the wall where the bottom tapers off and a little more near the stairs. I just brushed it away. My Chlorine level is about 6 PPM. I don't need to SLAM...
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    Green Pool on Opening -Vacuum to Waste or SLAM and use filter ?

    I would imagine if I am only losing 1ppm and I have no CC's AND the pool is relatively clear, I should be done today no ? Or do I have to have every bit of Algae be dead ?
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    Green Pool on Opening -Vacuum to Waste or SLAM and use filter ?

    Update: Pool looks much better. FC was at 13.5 last night and 12.5 this am. NO CC at all. I still see some dead Algae at the bottom and a little bit of algae that is not dead. I can definitely see the bottom of the pool though. I vacuumed a lot of dead algae to waste yesterday but kept the FC...
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    Green Pool on Opening -Vacuum to Waste or SLAM and use filter ?

    Great. I will keep the thread updated. Thanks again for your speedy replies, you have a friend in PA ;)
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    Green Pool on Opening -Vacuum to Waste or SLAM and use filter ?

    Thanks for speedy reply. How long is a "long period" ? It is going to be 77 and sunny today so that should knock it down a bit. OR...should I add some water to dilute it a bit ? My water level is still pretty low
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    Green Pool on Opening -Vacuum to Waste or SLAM and use filter ?

    OK---Here is what my measurements look like with the TF-100 kit last night: Pre SLAM CYA around 30 (I dont THINK I see the black dot anymore....although I know its there so I am looking for it but I believe it is around 30 or a smidge lower) PH around 7.3 FC at 0 I added 128 oz of 10% bleach...
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    Green Pool on Opening -Vacuum to Waste or SLAM and use filter ?

    Great,TY. I checked CYA---its about 30, PH is at 7.2. I have like 10 jugs of Walmart bleach so slamming will begin tomorrow. I added a jug tonight just to make sure things don't get worse overnight. I had read vacuuming to waste was the thing to do but that is a pain. I am happy to filter and...