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    Green Stuff on Screen Enclosure

    I'm going to try this stuff. Thank you for the advice.
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    Wire Brush Okay for Gunite?

    Will wire damage gunite?
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    Wire Brush Okay for Gunite?

    I've been using a wire brush on my gunite pool, and it seems like a lot of junk ended up in the filter. Is it better to use nylon? I'm afraid what's going into the filter is gunite. Amazon lists a lot of nylon brushes, but the ads say they're for vinyl pools.
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    Green Stuff on Screen Enclosure

    My pool is screened in. The enclosure is bronze-toned aluminum. Green stuff is growing on the screens and frame. What's the best way to get rid of it? Is there a way to prevent it from growing?
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    Vacuum that Catches Crud Before it Gets to Filter?

    Last year I wanted to vacuum my pool, so I got a cheap vacuum thing and a hose. Problem: the Crud I vacuum up goes into the filter, so I have to backwash and add DE every time I vacuum. Is there something better out there? I don't want an expensive gadget that cleans the pool by itself, but I...
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    Reinstalling Sta-Rite S8D110 Clamps So They Don't Leak

    Thanks for the reply. I was talking about the entire filter, not something that would use an O-ring. I finally got it working. I had to make sure the clamps were aligned carefully before tightening them, because they do not align themselves.
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    Reinstalling Sta-Rite S8D110 Clamps So They Don't Leak

    I am trying to get my filter to stop leaking. I try following the instructions (alternating sides as I tighten clamps), but the filter still leaks. Is there a trick to this?
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    How do I Make Swimquip Slide Valve Stop Leaking Around Shaft?

    I have a Sta-Rite DE filter (S8D110) with a Swimquip slided valve. The slide valve leaks at the top. I replaced the O-rings, and it doesn't help. The O-ring that is supposed to prevent leakage around the shaft is a #014 ring. It goes up against the underside of the lid. There is no seat for...
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    Generic O-Rings for Pentair Backwash Valve?

    Searched for a long time, gave up and posted a question, and then found the answer in a few minutes. Sorry about that. In case anyone else wants the information, I will provide it. O-rings come in different hardness grades, and I believe the correct one here is 70 Durometer. #331 (2-1/4" ID x...
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    Generic O-Rings for Pentair Backwash Valve?

    Does anyone here know the specs for generic O-rings to fit a Pentair 14930 slide backwash valve? I don't want to spend $20 for $3 worth of O-rings, and I don't want to spend a week waiting for Ebay. If I have the specs, I can go to the hardware store.
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    Output Keeps Dropping Quickly; Lots of Algae

    I found out one of my filter elements has a small tear in it, and the bleed apparatus had fallen off due to age. This was what caused crud to appear on the bottom of the pool and gave the algae a new place to grow. DE was leaving the filter and shooting out into the pool. I have ordered a new...
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    Output Keeps Dropping Quickly; Lots of Algae

    The filter is a Sta-Rite System 3 that takes diatomaceous earth. I guess it needs cleaning.
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    Output Keeps Dropping Quickly; Lots of Algae

    My pool is free of algae. I have been running the pump around the clock. I have been backwashing it once or twice a day. The flow still drops within a couple of hours of backwashing. I can't figure this out. What could be clogging a filter over and over, within a short time? Very little gets...
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    Output Keeps Dropping Quickly; Lots of Algae

    The test kit water is orange, considerably above the highest level the kit will measure.
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    Output Keeps Dropping Quickly; Lots of Algae

    I put so much chlorine in it, it's unpleasant to breathe the air by the pool. I'll keep nuking it over the next few days.
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    Output Keeps Dropping Quickly; Lots of Algae

    If I could snap my fingers and make the pool disappear, I would do it. I can't, so I want as little aggravation as possible. One of the problems with buying a home in Florida is that you're likely to get stuck with a pool whether you want one or not.
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    Output Keeps Dropping Quickly; Lots of Algae

    Thanks for the help. I am wondering if I need to take the cartridge out and clean it. I should open it up and find out exactly what kind of filter I have.
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    Output Keeps Dropping Quickly; Lots of Algae

    I'm new here. Hope this is the right area for this post. I have an in-ground pool with what appears to be a big Sta-Rite sand filter. I am having some strange problems. I got a little algae a while back, so I shocked the pool and brushed it. It cleared up and came back, so I shocked and...
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    Hello from FL

    Hi. Thanks for establishing this forum for lost individuals like me.