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    Calcium Hardness in AZ

    So you AZ folks, I had my pool drained and cleaned and now its filled back up and I am getting all my chemicals going now. Testing with the kit I am showing my CH levels at 125 Ever since we moved in with this pool the CH was always sky high which I believe from talking to people here is because...
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    Switched to SWG

    Here goes, last year and my first year I was able to keep my pool algae free, with your help and my test kit. This year I said to heck with buying chlorine and dumping everyday. Pool company installed IC40, I thought this year will be super easy. I’m fighting algae all over the walls like...
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    Cracked lid, part # ?

    This part (lid) is cracked and was pumping water up in the air, lost a good amount of water but luckily my neighbor caught it and informed me before it drained my entire pool. Anybody know what the part number is or what the part is called.
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    Looking to install a salt water chlorine generator.

    Here is a picture of my setup, looks like the best place to install is the long horizontal pipe with the hose bib attached. I’m not even sure why that is there, I’ve never used it. Any recommendations on which one I should buy?
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    Closing a Pool in AZ?

    OK so I made it through the summer with all the great help here, even getting my CYA down to manageable numbers. I see all these people "closing" their pools for the winter. I would think this is not even a thing in Southwest AZ. Anyway how long should the pump be running and at what speed? I...
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    Calcium Hardness

    I live in AZ I have hard water, how do most people handle this. Let it creep up over the summer and just leave it high then when winter comes do a partial drain to get the CH down?
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    TF 100 Total Alkalinity

    Simple question, Pool Math shows TA should be between 70-90 but the paperwork I received with my TF 100 states the TA should be between 100-120 for manually chlorinated pools (which is what have) What range should I be using?
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    Damaged Skimmer

    I thought I was doing something good when I replaced the weir door but I didn’t pay attention or I didn’t know the skimmer tabs were actually broken. I have attached a picture (not the greatest, it’s under water) of the weir door and you can see the tabs that hold it from flopping forward are...
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    Amount of Chlorine

    I know everybody will have different answers but I am just curious for those of us without SWG that are Liquid Chlorine dumpers how much are you putting in your pool per day? I would imagine your dumping everyday and is it a gallon, half gallon?
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    Water Bugs

    Have bugs in the water not sure why? Any help greatly appreciated. Here are my TF100 test kit numbers. CYA=50 FC=5.5 CC=0 PH=8.2 TA=80 CH=375 (tap water is 200 sure is hard to keep this down)
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    FC testing

    I have been reading a lot on these forums and I keep seeing different numbers for testing FC. Some state multiply drops by .2 some .5 Some state different amounts of pool water, 25ml and 10ml. I’m using the instructions that came with the TF100 and it states 10ml and multiply .5 Anybody able to...
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    Anybody order from ? Looks like they have good prices and they have the weir I need.
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    Swimming with filter on

    Is it okay to swim with the filter on? If it is, should it be set to floor drain instead of skimmer so air can’t get into the system?
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    Filter PSI range

    Just curious if there is a chart of “acceptable” PSI ranges on the filter at various speeds? I am currently running my VS pump at 1500 RPM and my PSI range is barely even registering. Just want to know what range one should be looking for when it’s time to clean or if they have a leak.
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    Speedstir vs TF100 Tube

    Sorry if this has been brought up before but I searched and couldn't find it. I just noticed that the 10ml mark on the tube that comes with the Speedstir is higher than the tube that comes with the TF100, I would imagine this is because they calculated it with the magnet already inside? I...
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    Skimmer and Return

    My pool has the return directly below the skimmer. Everything I have read says to pour in at the return and not in the skimmer. If I am pouring at the return then I am also pouring right in front of the skimmer. I have only found one return on this pool. Is this normal or was the build just bad...
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    RO water filter

    Looking to see if anybody has had a company come out and do the RO water filter on their pool? I am in AZ with crazy high temps and I need to drain and refill. My CYA is out of control (200). I do have what seems to be black algae coming down the walls and seems to have been there for awhile (we...
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    Skimmer or Main Drain

    What is better to have run for the 8 hours each night? On the valve I can have the skimmer on or the main drain on. Or is it better to just put it in the middle for both?
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    ScreenLogic help please

    Anybody able to help me with ScreenLogic app on iOS? I got to this point but I don’t know how to set it up.
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    Pool light (led) only Blue

    New house with pool (still learning about this pool) and we flipped the pool light on. Its a blue led. The problem is I cant figure out a way to make it change to a different color. Could it just be only a blue light (led)? Usually most led are mult colored RGB and can be made to turn into any...
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    New (to us) Home with In Ground Pool

    Just purchased a home with an in ground pool, The past 12 years have always had an above ground pool. I have dipped my toes in the TFP area for awhile but never went full force, just kind of read information over the past years to get an idea of what was being done. Well now I am going in all...