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  1. pookiesunshine

    preventing debris from getting under mesh covers

    Update-not working so great in windy conditions. recent strong front came through and over half of the foam pieces were blown either into the pool or out from under the cover. sigh.
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    Dolphin Premier M5 - 4th Season Refurb

    Mine improved over time after replacing climbing rings; how long has it been since you replaced them? Did you check the styrofoam pieces to be sure intact?
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    Help me blow out the main line with compressor? Its set up as shown but nothings happening.

    looks like your skimmer line valve and main drain valve are both in the same position. i take it you have already plugged the skimmer lines at the skimmers, but you might try closing the skimmer line valve to see if it helps with blowing the main drain.
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    Closing with mesh cover before water temperature is below 60 degrees

    https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/preventing-leaves-and-debris-from-getting-into-loop-loc-mesh-covered-pool.195095/#post-1720135 https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/preventing-debris-from-getting-under-mesh-covers.217582/#post-1924165
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    Water still leaking to waste when pump is on filter

    you might try moving the key a fraction. turn pump off, push handle down as if you are going to change valve position, but just bump it a fraction and reseat the key. that has worked for me in the past when i had that problem.
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    preventing debris from getting under mesh covers

    i used 3/4 in barb connectors less than 30c apiece. Have had my mesh cover on for about 3 weeks with the referenced foam pipe insulation around the edges, works great. first cleaning of my robot showed only a few leaves in that three weeks. a lot of silt, but that is expected. also looks much...
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    Tell Us About Your Avatar!

    I think the first one is obvious. What do you think of our new boat? It's about 15 years old [maybe more!] and I actually fooled one of my brothers with this image. This was when i was using B, no slime yet. Go Tigers!
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    preventing debris from getting under mesh covers

    In this post no. 6 i think you meant to say 1/2 inch barbed connectors, not 1 inch? thanks https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/preventing-leaves-and-debris-from-getting-into-loop-loc-mesh-covered-pool.195095/#post-1720135
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    Salt for feel in a manual dosed pool

    Adam, what salt level are you targeting? using pool math, i get about 250ppm increase for 50 lb salt. I would hazard a guess that you would need at least 2000pm salt to get a noticeable feel. Good on you for testing first. When I converted from bcil to chlorine, i used a ton of liquid chlorine...
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    Sand / dirt coming in pool only when pump is on

    With your valve in recirc turn on the pump for an hour; stop the pump, leave the valve in recirc. in a couple hours restart the pump. do you still see debris coming out the jets? if not, your valve gasket may need to be replaced. if you still see debris you may have a crack in the return line or...
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    Couldn't find the perfect clock so....

    probably copied the image from a product webpage; dont recall exactly. i have this clock on our porch. also have a Day clock. :cool:
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    Couldn't find the perfect clock so....

    uh, check my avatar....
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    A few questions about converting

    It will likely postpone your headaches, but the "problems" will come back. I mentioned this is in a reply on one of your other topics. I switched from DE to sand early on in my baqua adventures.
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    Debris coming out of jets after I vacuum to waste.

    it really shouldn't matter since whatever is in the line after vacuuming will be filtered.. it is not the same as when you backwash, if you dont rinse after backwash, you will see junk coming out of the return jets.
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    Debris coming out of jets after I vacuum to waste.

    When you are done vacuuming junk, are you allowing clean pool water to clear out the hose and pipe up through the valve?
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    Why am I Losing prime/head while vacuuming? arrrgh!!!

    The leak should be somewhere at the level where the water level stops dropping faster than you would expect from evaporation. Check the liner all around at that level.
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    Third leak point the charm

    Short version-leaks fixed in three different spots, one at a time until resolved. First i verified leak was in the pool and not the plumbing by closing off returns and skimmer drain (leaving main drain open-didnt have a plug for it) and taking level measurements over a 24 hr period. My dye...
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    Conversion

    Agree with your suggestion. I definitely would have done so if i knew then what i know now.
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    CYA granules or Tri-Chlor tabs... Which is more economical for raising CYA?

    The best prices i've seen for both are about $2 per pound. Since the beginning of last season i've gone through 20 pounds of cya, way more than i expected. makes me think trichlor tablets may not be a problem for me...
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    For anyone wanting to successfully use baquacil....

    no. nor alkalinity. IF i use algaecide, that would be one, but i dont normally use it.
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    Might it be worth it to try "Baquacil Line Clean"? I just don't understand why my starting pressure is so high....

    If you are concerned about economics, it is way cheaper than pool store brand chemicals. If you are concerned about needing massive quantities due to concentration, dont be. If i have misunderstood, it wont be my last time.
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    Might it be worth it to try "Baquacil Line Clean"? I just don't understand why my starting pressure is so high....

    @anthony, as i recall, somewhat vaguely, my wwm/slime problems started about 15 years in, and i have no idea why it started, but once it did....
  23. pookiesunshine

    For anyone wanting to successfully use baquacil....

    I started under the old, pre-CDX system and switched to CDX when i started having mold/slime problems. I used their basic algicide, filter cleaner, floc (i added some to the skimmer after backwashing as it seemed to help, or at least didn't hurt), Line Clean for mold/slime. By the time i became...
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    For anyone wanting to successfully use baquacil....

    I try NOT to taste pool water. lol
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    For anyone wanting to successfully use baquacil....

    @anthony, my initial decision to use baq was based on less work involved. test/treat once a week vs daily chlorine (SWCG's were not common at that time). I still dont have SWCG but might before too long. Baq is definitely more expensive. I had no problem with water feel/smell....until wmd/pink...
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    Might it be worth it to try "Baquacil Line Clean"? I just don't understand why my starting pressure is so high....

    @anthony, several more comments in no direct order: 1. Switching to sand filter will likely be a short term improvement. i had mold/slime after switching to sand. 2. Have you chemically cleaned your DE filter grids? I had the old style tentacles/fingers and after multiple power washes they would...
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    For those who have converted - I want to know if there is any chlorine odor or dry feeling on the skin after swimming

    Anthony, my experiences with WWM were in the return lines, not on the pool walls. I could see the flakes coming out the returns. In fact, the year i converted, I still found some WWM coming out the lines, so I went into a line clean operation to get rid of it. I isolated the return lines by...
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    For those who have converted - I want to know if there is any chlorine odor or dry feeling on the skin after swimming

    I was going to disagree respectfully w/Leebo and say the size and being on CDX make draining even more attractive, then i saw your comment about being on a well, so, well, forget it. :cool: