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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    Thank you both for the follow up. The pool is free from algae, the water is clear and I passed the oclt. Since I stopped the SLAM and reverted to TFP chlorine levels I have been working on getting TA down. When my pH gets above 7.8 CC gets closer to 0 so I also suspected something was...
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    This turned out to be a bad plan. I've brought 4.5 weeks of SLAM to an end. Between chlorine and test kit refills I've spent pool store money and my CC is still consistently >0.5. I'll try again this winter when I'll lose less chlorine to sun and the everything is done dropping leaves in the...
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    Thanks @borjis. I'll isolate the solar as soon I confirm my FC is up to 16 for today. Murphy was blowing leaves and who knows what else in the pool last night.
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    @Dirk I see you have solar panels and live down the street. Have you ever had to do a SLAM?
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    Anyone here have experience doing a SLAM with a solar panels? They are the second to the last thing on my list of possible causes of high CC numbers. When doing a SLAM do you run your solar 24/7 or no different than normal? I wrapped up week 4 of the SLAM with crystal clear water, OCLT...
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    I brushed, vacuumed then backwashed on Saturday. The pressure had increased from 8.5 to 9.5. The sight glass went from cloudy to clear in a couple of seconds. I kept going for a few minutes until my lawn couldn't hold any more water which meant shortening the rinse to a minute after prime...
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    How much chlorine do I need to kill algae, given these parameters?

    How does the cost of a reverse osmosis filter service compare to a drain and refill? Google says someone in the Sacramento area is charging $550 for 25000 gallons which is close to your pool size. Also, don't all your posts need a Prop 65 warning on them?
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    Quick update, then a question. Saturday morning poured in a gallon of Chlorine to raise the FC to 24, brushed and vacuumed then headed for the coast. Had a great time with the fam, got home after dark on Sunday. Monday morning FC was down to 7.5 and thank goodness I let it fall. pH was off...
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    "See the light as it shines on the sea? It's blinding But no one knows, how deep it goes And it seems like it's calling out to me, so come find me And let me know, what's beyond that line, will I cross that line?" -Moana CC of 2. So far the end of SLAM is just a mythical place I've read...
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    Thanks @Flying Tivo that'll get me by until the refill comes. Your comment also got me to re-read the extended test directions for the FAS-DPD test and saw that >10 the test error is +/- 10%. My pool started from a typical too much everything except chlorine when I bought the house and the...
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    Test and add chlorine 3 times a day. Brush in the morning. Vacuum at lunch. The green is all gone. Some black may be coming and going on the bottom, or my eyes are playing tricks on me. Bumped the pump up from 1000 to 1500 rpm and got higher CC results. Backwashed the filter tonight even...
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    Brushed and vacuumed 98% of the green off the walls. This evening I saw something black had precipitated and settled in the deep end. I'll have to vacuum before work tomorrow. The water has been clear but feels slimy.
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    I ended up running the pump long enough to do the whole 24,000 gallons Filter deep clean and multivalve replacement completed without any major problems I have to fix now. The drain valve/cap for the filter is inaccessible but that can wait until the pad gets replumbed. I gotta direct the...
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    Flow rate is 8 gpm using the bucket test. If this becomes a yearly exercise because of the calcium I am definitely getting a flow meter or the Toro flow gauge. Balancing the goes-inta with the goes-outa has been tough. My fill water was 4 degrees cooler than the pool water so I added it to...
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    The end is in sight. How do I test to know that I've exchanged enough water?
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    I've been adding 2 gal. 10% chlorine per day to keep the green monster at bay. I tried to start the exchange yesterday but my solution for slowing down my fill water to try to keep it stratified failed miserably. Who knew a towel could hold air underwater. Sadly I had skipped the last dose if...
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    I have a pump on order. Stocked up on Chlorine once I found Home Deport was hiding the good stuff under the boxes from February. I put the pool thermometer in a bucket of water out of the garden hose after watering the plants. It came down to 79. Going to be hard to keep the water stratified...
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    First as in before fixing and cleaning my filter? Can I put 18000 gallons of water on maybe 400 sqft of lawn? If not the allows me to put it down the sanitary sewer if I schedule it with them. Searching for inexpensive submersible pumps from amazon turns up one that can do 14gpm at 10' of...
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    Help making a plan to clean up the water

    I bought a house with a pool and moved in 5 days ago. The pool has some issues. I am hoping y'all can help me to come up with a plan to clean it up. Current TF-100 test results FC: none CC: -- pH: 7.5 TA: 270 CH: 1200 CYA: 160 The water temp is 84-ish making CSI 1.6 I was trying to get the...
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    Hayward 310T2 Sand Filter Questions

    I think this is what is going on. I've read a lot of posts from people with Hayward multiport valves in the past week and none have talked about a brass gauge fitting. Here is a pic of the TFP gauge and its close enough to the 0.54" JamesW described to be the right size. My main question...
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    Hayward 310T2 Sand Filter Questions

    Amen to never moving the handle while the pump is on. I think I should get a new pool too. J/k. I’ll buy a new multi port valve. Luckily the existing one has threaded connections so reassembling everything will be easier. Then I can deep clean the sand filter. Thanks @kimkats
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    Hayward 310T2 Sand Filter Questions

    To kick off my adventure in pool ownership I thought I'd start with something easy and replace the gauge on a Hayward 310T2 sand filter that always reads 0. I ordered one from TFtestkits with my TF100. I pulled the old gauge out and was happy to see the gauge mounts to a brass insert in the...
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    Pentair IntelliCenter Review and Information

    I tried to read the manual but I think you know how that turned out. o_O Thanks for confirming everything can be done locally. https://xkcd.com/908/ I am also contemplating the build your own automation route and am very excited by the work you and mcqwerty are doing in your other thread that...