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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

    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...

    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 ?

    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.

    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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    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 ?

    Hey guys: Much to my dismay my pool opened green. I used a mesh cover, closed it properly with baquacil but still green. I may have waited too long to open, not sure. Anyway, I have a Hayward pump and Hayward sand filter. I already vacuumed a ton of Algae to waste but its hard to see/get the...
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    Found this in my pool skimmer - what is it ?

    Hi guys: I am opening my inground pool for the year for the first time. I closed it with a friend last winter but I am on my own to open as we are locked down here (wife will be helping). I found this in my skimmer basket in the garage where I am keeping all of my pool stuff - I am not sure if...
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    Water frozen and above skimmer line...trouble ?

    Hi guys: I am in PA and we have had some below freezing days (and a few nights), and some rain and I had my pool pump in the pool and would plug it in periodically to keep the water level below return lines. Somewhere along the line it stopped working and we got some heavy rains this week and...
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    Pool Antifreeze question

    I have read to put this in your lines of your inground pool as a extra level of caution--fair enough. I purchased 3 gallons. My pool is about 20 feet from my pump. Just how much antifreeze do I need here ? Do people dillute this with water ? I read that one gallon covers 10 feet of...
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    Chlorine at 8 ppm--too high for Polyquat ?

    I am closing my pool in 2 days and still have to drain it. My Chlorine is at 8 ppm. I have some Polyquat. Is that too high to use Polyquat ? EDIT: Nevermind, I am at 8 PPM and my slam level is 24. It seems I need to add a bit of chlorine to come up to half SLAM.
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    2 Holes in Skimmer, does 2nd(inactive) hole need to be winterized ?

    I have 2 holes in my skimmer and no main drain, there is a sunk in cover on top of the 2nd hole (see pic), I don't think this is used for anything as far as I can tell, it has always been plugged.
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    Please help me close my new inground pool

    Hi guys: Calling on the forum for some help. This is my first inground pool winterizing/closing and I just want to go over what I think I need to do. I have a 16x32 Inground Vinyl Liner pool. I have a Hayward one speed pump and Hayward sand filter. I purchased a 16x32 mesh cover and am having...
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    Where to buy high Sodium Hypochlorite % bleach ?

    My walmart is all out of the 10% bleach and they arent getting any more. All of Clorox these days seems to be 6%. Home Depot has 8.25% bleach---anywhere else that has a higher percentage at this time of year ?
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    Blue clear water, but green stains inside pool

    Hi guys: I have a TF-100 test kit. Here are my reading... FC-4.0 PH-7.6 TA-60 CYA-less than 20 (black dot does not disappear completely) Water Temp -87 degrees :cool: My water is pretty blue and clear however I have these green stains along the vinyl liner in multiple spots that are hard to...
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    Faulty GFCI Breaker and problem pool store...could use some advice.

    Merged threads. Hi guys. My pool pump keeps tripping the breaker so I may have a bad breaker. In the meantime, I have to take care of my pool. I have about 3 PPM of FC in it and PH is around 7.6. TA is around 90. I just added 64 oz of 10% bleach and swished it around with a skimmer net for a...
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    Water Test on New Inground--Feedback Welcome

    Hey guys, I finally tested my water on my new inground pool. It looks pretty cloudy as we have gotten tons of rain. TA - 90 Hardness- 150 PH is 8.2 or more (deep pink) FC - 4.0 (light-ish yellow) CYA is less than 30....could be 0 What I did so far Added 60 oz of Muriatic Acid (20%...
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    Wrinkle in New Vinyl Liner Pool Advice Needed

    Hi Guys: I just got a new 16x32 Vinyl Liner inground pool installed in the last 2 weeks. My 9 year old has been in it but no one else has since we got it as its still pretty cold. I went in yesterday just walking around the shallow end (still pretty cold) and noticed a wrinkle with my feet that...
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    Safety Cover Recommendation on a Budget

    Hey guys, I am in the process of having a 16x32 inground rectangular pool built. The pool store wanted to charge me 1600 for the safety cover but didnt give me brand or material. I opted out of it after finding some online for 5-800.00 . Like this one... Is this good enough ? I can have someone...
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    Landscaping around pool software ?

    Hey guys I am in the process of getting a 16x32 rectangular Vinyl liner pool installed and I am trying to find good free software(or very inexpensive) to help design my backyard. We have a 12x16 concrete slab off our patio door that we currently have a pergola and a table and chairs. We intend...
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    Building 16x32 Pool, no jets, no heat. Just the pool. 7.5 feet deep...Will Variable pump benefit me ?

    Hey guys: I ordered a 16x32 pool that is 7.5 on the deep end. It comes with an Heyward max flo SP2310X15. My pool sales guy thinks Variable pumps would not be useful in my situation(not sure if I agree) being I do not have any extras, but I was thinking maybe a 2 speed pump will be of use to me...
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    Went to Order 16x32 Rectangular Pool and this happened...

    Hey guys: I had my heart set on a 16x32 pool with a 8 ft deep end until I realized that a large portion of the pool will be only 40" deep and the rest will be slope and then 8 ft deep. I have a family of 4 and wanted more playable area with a little more depth. My builder is using 42"panels and...
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    Pool Pricing in Southern PA Reading Area--35K for a 14x28 vinyl liner pool ??

    Hey guys. I am interested in getting an inground pool and have been getting some very high quotes compared to what I am seeing others pay online. I have a giant relatively flat backyard and was quoted 35K (pool and base equipment/cover) for a 14x28 vinyl pool. I am in the reading PA area. I...
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    Having trouble finding a semi inground pool installer in Berks County PA

    I have called several pool installers in my area and none of them do semi-inground pools. They either do straight up above ground or JUST inground. I received a quote from a company near Reading and they told me a semi inground pool will cost almost the same as an inground (23k for semi...
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    Buried AGP vs Inground pool

    Hi guys: I have had a beautiful 21' AGP for the past 4 years with no issues whatsoever using the BBB method. Super easy to maintain. We are moving to a brand new home with a GIANT 1.5 acre backyard and are already considering pool options. Its a blank slate. 4 years ago when we looked at...
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    OK to swim in pool with some green spots on liner on floor ?

    Just wondering. We went away for a few days and got a ton of rain and now the pool has 0 chlorine in it and some light green stains around the pool. I ran a vaccumm over it and they kinda go away and I added enough bleach to bring it up to 5 PPM.
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    What is this in my pool ?

    My pool measures out pretty clean chemical wise but after vacuuming thoroughly I noticed a few hours later what looked like leaves in the bottom of my pool. I went to scoop it out with a net and it desolved when I got close. So I turned the pump on high and made ALL of it turn to dust hoping the...
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    Liquid Stabilizer vs Powder

    Not sure where to buy Liquid CYA for a reasonable price or if its better to use than powdered stabilizer. I am assuming if I buy liquid, it will be measurable immediately ? Thanks.
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    Understanding CYA and PH

    Hi guys. I am having trouble measuring my CYA. BY all accounts, I should have level 25 of CYA, but when I do the tube test, I can see the black dot (very faintly), no matter what. What am I doing wrong ? (by the way I put in this CYA directly into the skimmer a week ago) Also ---based upon how...
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    Heyward S244T Problems

    Hi guys: I opened my pool a few weeks ago and was able to get the water clear and balanced. However I am having a few issues with my filter I think. 1) It has a very slight leak along the top of the filter where the multiport valve meets the filter. I have tightened the two screws to no avail...