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    Please help. Haven't opened pool in 3 1/2 years. Never had a pool! Severe help needed

    There are some posts where some have figured out how to use the suction side of your pump and ultra cheap drip sprinkler fittings to automatically chlorinate. Then you only need a reservoir. If you are interested and can't find it, I can probably can.
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    Please help. Haven't opened pool in 3 1/2 years. Never had a pool! Severe help needed

    short answer is yes. The TFP approach gets a pool balanced, and then ONLY adds what is needed. The trouble is, puts add CYA. So over time more and more and mor FC is needed. Instead, you want to add only chlorine. The two popular methods are liquid chlorine, and SWGs. SWGs generate FC from the...
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    Please help. Haven't opened pool in 3 1/2 years. Never had a pool! Severe help needed

    the O in OCLT is Overnight. What was your reading after the sun went down? If that was also 17, you have passed. If it was not, wiggle room doesn't apply because you didn't run the test, i.e., you don't know. If you are saying it was 19 after the sun went down, then no, you didn't pass. How is...
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    Please help. Haven't opened pool in 3 1/2 years. Never had a pool! Severe help needed

    Swamper is making sense. Once you have clear water, you have time to get things fixed. Also, this does not look too bad even if you had to replace the valve. However, I would not try to dissemble this valve unless there was another union off to the right, off frame. Given you have not worked...
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    Please help. Haven't opened pool in 3 1/2 years. Never had a pool! Severe help needed

    Do you have a shop vac? Pulling those pieces back out the way they came will be a good bet. If you have a straight or only somewhat curved path to your pump intake you may be able to push a hose from the pump input and blast that stuff out that way.
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    First time opening after the winter

    Time to SLAM. https://www.troublefreepool.com/content/125-slam-shock-level-and-maintain-shockingl
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    Cloudy Water Question

    Plus, why not support a TFP business that supports us?
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    Handrail is stuck

    more like someone that doesn't give up easily. I have this saying--I don't win, I just give up last. When you try an idea, and it doesn't work, often it will spark a related idea that does. Or sparks a related idea for someone else. And worse case you increased the chance you find what does work...
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    Handrail is stuck

    Or maybe the opposite--a shop vac to pull out material? I'm also thinking about a lever and something to grip the pipe. If you were Got lucky, and found sched 80pvc, you could split it, and glue rubber to each half. Then hose clamp the two halves around the pipe. Now use pvc cement to glue on...
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    Handrail is stuck

    Bummer about the no sealing. Good put about this also creating a rocket. I'd certainly still do it, but I'm probably a bit of a cowboy when it comes to taking calculated risks. If it is mostly sealed, a hydraulic (pressurized water vs air) might be a method to break it loses also.
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    Handrail is stuck

    Is there a way to get some compressed air into it? Probably a long shot, but if it is a 3" tube, that is 1.5^2*Pi=7*150psi would yield about a thousand pounds exactly in the direction you want, if somehow it was sealed [which it probably is not], but if you can keep up with the leak, you will...