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    Solar covers

    What does everyone do with their covers while they swim? Looking for ideas of other fold it up and sticking it on the deck, what I’m currently doing. Just feel like it takes up to much space up there and I don’t want it on the ground due to dirt and what not.
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    Pump acting iffy

    I keep having to turn the our pump off and put it on the rinse cycle for a few mins to get the volume back on the filter setting. Not all the time but way more than we ever had in previous years. I know it’s plumbed right and new sand this year, not over max when I filled the filter up. Is it...
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    Guess the next round of upgrades are in order

    So looks like it time to really start thinking about upgrading our pump. Currently have Intex Krystal Clear 3000gph pump set up. Old girl is going on her fourth season and is starting to go full Christine on us by either cutting off or randomly cut on, plus the flow hasn't been what it was when...
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    DOA this year.

    So quick short run down of the history. We have a little Intex 14x42, it's been a great pool for years. Last year about this time we had take it down due to moving. Fast forward to now (move, major hurricane, probable crappy storage method, and life) I finally got it up at the new house on level...
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    Possible chemistry or equipment issue

    So everyday for the past two weeks or so I've been battling this issue. Water is clear. FC is staying in the 8-9 range daily. Finally got some pics. Before pump turns on for its daily cycle After running for 3hrs Now I don't mind vacuuming the pool but when it's this everyday it starts...
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    Suggestions on possible culprit

    So I thought I was crazy the other day when I witnessed this but saw it again today. First the pool is clear and has good numbers. I had to turn the pump off to get the skimmer basket it out (To much suction while running), once I was done cleaning out the skimmer I turned the pump back on and...
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    Coming back from a miserable fail at a first pool closing.

    So I closed our pool for the first time last year and failed miserably. Between new born and work I wasn't able to give any attention to it in person until last week. Took me about 7 days (would have been quicker I think if I could have stayed with it during the process) but she came back pretty...
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    Equipment buying time

    Well winter is here and the pool is close to being closed, now it's time to start picking up things for next season. I've been looking for a new vacuum head for the pool. Santa Claus brought one that I asked for but it's pretty much useless with my set up. Anyone have any recommendations for a...
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    First time SLAM I guess

    Ok short back story. We survived Hurricane Mathew and I clean the pool out and left for work (Gone about a month). Wife was able to keep pool vacuumed and PH&FC in check. Well until about a week before I came home. Pumped sucked air and trying to explain how to prime the pump over the phone with...
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    Solar cover question

    So because I'm a cheapskate I figured I'd ask. Been pondering a solar cover for our little pool. Pool is 14', can't find a 14' cover. Did find a 15' cover for $40 I also saw a 10' cover for $14. So the question I have is would the little bit of extra coverage really make a difference over the...
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    My little science experiment

    So I ran across some Intex solar heat mats at good ole wally world the other day. Figured for $7 a piece why not. Picked up three of them. The plans were to hang them off the side of the deck vertically so they get all the afternoon sun. That part worked out pretty good. I'll probably make a...
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    Yellow jackets and Hornets

    Pretty sure this question belongs here but if not my apologies. Over the past several days yellow jackets have seem to take a liking to the lid on my skimmer tank and the hornets are loving the floating frog thermometer. Anyone else have these issues? I read somewhere on here today about flying...
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    Armed with a kit now just need some knowledge

    Ok the kit came in today. Very well put together and the instructions are almost spot on. Here are the numbers that I pulled. Today right before the SWG ran and then After SWG cycle FC 1.5 ------ 3 or 5.5 CC 1----- 7 or 9 Seems like the longer is stirred it would eventually turn a little...
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    New pool start up (Well now that everything is working)

    So Google has lead me to this site time and time again, so I figured it was time to join and get some specific info. I think I have the worlds most expensive baby pool LOL. It's a Pro Series 14' x 42". 3300G. I have a Intex SF60110 Sand Filter pump setup (3000GPH) and a Intex ECO8110 SWG (Both...