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    Purchased SWG -- How To Remove PVC Connections?

    My new SWG just arrived and I'm going to attempt to install it in a few days. The folks where I bought it said that it can mount vertically or horizontally, but unfortunately the only piece of pipe of sufficient length on my return plumbing is at a 45 degree angle, which they said will not...
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    Considering SWG -- Horror Stories-- Advice?

    Thanks everyone...this afternoon I placed an order to make sure it arrives long before I open the pool this spring. I appreciate all the feedback.
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    Considering SWG -- Horror Stories-- Advice?

    Thanks everyone...I suspected as much, but was confident that I would get the correct answer from this forum. I will move forward. Thank you for the tip to purchase at least twice the rated pool capacity....there appear to be dozens of models...anything that I should buy...should NOT...
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    Considering SWG -- Horror Stories-- Advice?

    Great to know...so let me ask this to clarify...I have only used grocery/dollar store bleach for the last 7 or 8 years anyway. Are you saying that the formulation of the chlorine will be the same as what I've been using with the jugs of bleach all along, and only different from the pucks? I...
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    Considering SWG -- Horror Stories-- Advice?

    I have a nearly 20 year old 20,000 gallon vinyl liner inground pool that we have open from around Memorial Day until October 1 (or so) each year. Last year finding a reliable source of chlorine became practically a part time job and I was concerned about running out all season long. Looking at...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    They had a shelf where pressure gauges once lived...even a sticker on the shelves...just no pressure gauges. No one in sight to ask questions as usual...so couldn't tell if they were out for the day, the week, the season, etc. Still searching...work did not allow for me to do much pool duty...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Cloudy water day 21--fourth day of SLAM--Probably an inch of rain overnight, but the chlorine level was right at 16 this morning when I checked. No evidence of measurable chlorine loss overnight for 2 nights. The weather is still cloudy so it's not burning much chlorine off so far today. No...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    If I can sneak away from my work commitments for an hour...and if I can find one in my fairly small town...the goal is to go on a mission for one today. Otherwise I guess I order one and wait a week for it. Couldn't find any that guaranteed delivery any sooner...and my current experience is...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Day 20 of cloudy water--...third day of SLAM...no water clarity change. No better, no worse. Substance on walls--still gone from where we scrubbed it off (not reforming that we can tell), not leaving in places we didn't. Vertical surfaces only. Pool was at 15 ppm this morning, loss of...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    OK...will stay the course for now with just the SLAM for now. Lots of sweeping today. No improvement in the first 24 hours...pool is back at a 16, presumably for the night...crossing my fingers to awake to progress tomorrow!? I appreciate your patience with me during this process.
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Every online option is going to take a week to get here...is that ok...or is it important enough to just 'be brave' and go get one somewhere locally? I had no idea that deep cleaning the sand was that simple. So to make sure that I understand, are you suggesting that I should--or shouldn't...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    I need a better functioning pressure gauge (is it normal for those to die every year?), but a couple of mornings there was NO water running through the skimmer that I could see at all. This morning wasn't nearly as bad. The whole Corona thing makes going anywhere a 'life and death' decision...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Hayward S200...also added this to my signature line. I've been able to check the pool more often than normal today...so I added chlorine at 6:30, around 10:30 and again about 15 minutes ago...both times during the day it had fallen from 16 to about 12. Brushed the pool a bit early this...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    I had someone run by and grab a couple of shots of the pool....I'm not sure if you can tell anything about them or not. The water is just kind of milky. It has been perfectly blue for almost two weeks...the first time I ran the dolphin the bag had hints of green...not so when I did it again...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    So here we go...day 19 of completely cloudy water...no chlorine loss overnight....right at 16 this morning where I left it last night. Water was at best the same, perhaps worse. So the pool was at a 10 all day yesterday, elevated to a 16 last evening, so it has been there for another 14...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    I work 35 miles away...and have been home until this week but no longer. I don't know that I have anyone who can take the measurements, figure out the right amount of chlorine and put it in the pool, especially in work clothes that can be ruined by a drop of bleach. I really appreciate...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Yikes...I see that now...somehow I got 10 in my mind. The filter is a Hayward S-200? Everything over there was installed in 2004 with the pool. We changed the sand mid-last-season. There's no one around the house most of the day, so adding chemicals may be a mostly before work/after work...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Well...we are off on the SLAM! My more accurate kit arrived yesterday and last night I boosted the chlorine level in the pool to 10. I also brushed the pool yesterday and put the dolphin in the pool last night for about 90 minutes. This morning the water looks the same (cloudy, lose sight...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Thanks...this thing is trying my patience to be sure. I just retested the calcium in the water...and if I'm doing the test right, it's still right at 50. If I'm spinning that little wheel that comes with the kit correctly, that appears to be well in the acceptable range for my ph and...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Here's the update on my pool. The scale that we were able to remove by rubbing last weekend is still gone...the places where we didn't rub it off it's still there. The water is still very cloudy today, exactly 2 weeks after opening the pool. There are little white flakes floating in the...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Yes...the pool freezes at least a couple of times most winters. This past winter was probably one that it was frozen the least that I can remember, both in terms of the number of times and the length each time. I had focused on ph when the pool was open, less when closing, so I will change...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    I had maintained the ph higher than that...probably 7.6 to 7.8 (ish) but when I opened it this year it was higher than I ever remember it, up around 8.2 or 8.4. The water was a different (somewhat brown rather than green) color also...which it had never been before. I had the pool installed in...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Glad to know what it is...even more glad to hear that it isn't the worst news it could have been. So are we on the right course of action with the manual rubbing of the surface or is there a better option? I probably got to all but about 15 linear feet of the vertical walls today...between...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    I finally got back home long enough to test some of the skim off the side of the pool with the acid. We scraped the part above the water line off and placed a small amount of acid on it and yes, it did fizz. Presumably from the lower ph and higher chlorine, we were able to get most of...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    I still need to put acid directly on the sample. I ran out of daylight before I was able to figure out how to get a tiny amount out of that big bottle and onto something to safe test it. I'll try to solve that mystery today. The whole 'acid' thing makes me nervous to say the least. The...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Great...thanks for your patience...I'm going on a mission to secure additional chlorine today. Advice...if chlorine is going to be in short supply in our Covid world would the the investment in a SWG system be worth considering? So far we haven't had a worldwide 'run' on salt as far as I know.
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Thank you...how do I figure out what reagent is in the bottles? I don't see it on the bottles and even a Google search didn't lead me to anything I understood. I started buying this Taylor kit every year on the recommendation of the nice folks on this forum when I switched from Softswim 5 years...
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    Vinyl Liner Feels Like Sandpaper

    Good Morning...still scale that's tough to get off...water still very cloudy (can't see the detail of the liner on the 3' end. Eight days since we pulled the cover off last Saturday. I think I've done the things that were suggested buy I may have missed a step. Chlorine -- Between 7.5 and 10...