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  1. Utlmnop

    Filter Replacement - Sand vs. Cartridge ?

    We have a sand filter (deets in signature). It's original to the pool (2002-ish). We fought with it the entire season last year (returns sending back the exact junk I was vacuuming up. All recommended solutions for fixing issue failed). I'm fairly certain we have a bad lateral or two. The...
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    Liquidator as Tank for a Stenner pump?

    Wild and crazy thought - someone tell me if it will work. We have a liquidator that isn't installed. I've fallen in love with the idea of a Stenner pump. If I cap the inlet/outlet, could I use the tank from the liquidator as my Stenner tank? I know it's an expensive tank - but...
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    A few things before installing the Liquidator

    We're about 3-4 weeks from opening and we're finally prepping the Liquidator for installation. I know my pool size is right on the cusp of bigger pools for the Liquidator, but we've done the chlorine testing for the last 18 months (ish) and the numbers should work out. Push comes to shove -...
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    Rainbow Chlorinator 320 - Installed wrong or too small for pool?

    So, I have this hunch and i'm hoping a pool expert can help. Let me start by saying, we pretty much follow BBB to the letter -- I only use our inline chlorinator at the beginning of the season to keep our pool in shock until it's clean and we're ready to officially open it/swim (and the...
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    Replacing Polaris 180 with ??

    Hoping for some quick advice: We've got a super OLD Polaris 180 that has finally gone to the pool cleaner farm. I'm looking to replace it but need it's replacement to be compatible with the booster and the water inlet that currently exist (there's no money for replacing the entire system...)...
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    *Need Advice on Closing Early*

    *Sorry this is long!!* This will be our second year closing our pool. Last year, I did everything by the book: waited until the water temp was low (below 60), meticulously cleaned, drained, shocked, added Polyquat. Fall in East TN was warm last year -- so we suffered thru the trees leafing...
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    New Home/Pool Owner Baffled

    I'm really sorry this is so long – but I’m desperately seeking direction. A week ago, my husband and I bought a house with a pool (pool stats below in signature). The previous owners opened the pool when they listed the house in December, and it appears that they were just chunking a bag...