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  1. ivyleager

    Frozen Pool Pics 🥶

    Tokyo drifting!!!! WooHoo!!!
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    Frozen Pool Pics 🥶

    And why men have higher insurance rates than women. 🤦‍♀️
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    New Vinyl Liner Separation?

    Good day everyone. I recently had my liner replaced several months ago by initial pool builder. As I was paddling around the pool this morning I noticed this split in the seam. Fairly certain this is NOT how it's supposed to be. Can this be patched/fixed? I'm pretty handy, but not sure if this...
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    pH rise.....and rise again

    Thanks Texas. (TWU grad here; I miss brisket). I have forgotten about the 10ml conversion test protocol! I'll definitely give that a try. And yes, I'm on my last bit of cal-hypo. Then going back to bleach, most likely by Sun/Mon. And no aeration at all, deep end return pointed downward and...
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    pH rise.....and rise again

    Current test reading, Taylor kit: FC: 5 TC: 5 TA: 100 pH: 8.2 (was 7.5 Monday) **added 6 cups 31% MA, will retest at noon and add more if needed, which I think it will be. CYA: 50 CH: ~200....this test kills me. Faint pink/red, 23 drops later MAYBE a hint of blue). Recently had my 14yr old...
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    New liner - start-up metals info needed

    Thanks! I'm currently using pucks for the first month or so to get my CYA up a little higher, to 40ppm. I dropped a few extra pucks in to raise the FC to 4.
  8. ivyleager

    New liner - start-up metals info needed

    Just switched out my 16yr old 20mil liner last week for a new 28mil as it was quite faded and had some water under it in deep end. I was able to fill my pool 16yrs ago from well and never had issues until years ago when I had staining; treated it and kept it at bay for the most part. No staining...
  9. ivyleager

    Looking for Feedback from Vinyl Pool Owners with S200/300 Style Robots

    My Dolphin M400 climbs the walls just fine. I've had it 2 years and just had to replace the climbing foam rings this season (year 3).
  10. ivyleager

    Hurricane prep tips

    This issue always is what to do when the power goes out? Here in Raleigh-Durham, I anticipate that happening. My plan: Dump some water to just below the skimmer late Thursday evening when the rain bands are hitting here. Turn off pump, keeping it in waste mode. Maybe wake up a few times during...
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    10+ yr old motor died

    Jim, Thanks for reply. Hubby just wants to change out the motor at this point. Can get one <$170 online. Next year we are looking to add SWG and variable speed. I liked what I read for them. Need to save up a bit for that. My electric bill spikes a little more that $50/month with running full...
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    10+ yr old motor died

    I currently have a 10 yr old Sta-Rite Dura Glas II 1HP one speed motor that died this weekend. Actually rather surprised it has made it this far. I run a pump pretty much 24/7 in the heat of the summer for max water turnover. I only have one skimmer return and if I reduce run time I have water...
  13. ivyleager

    Olympic Pool

    My neighbor works for Olympic Broadcasting Services and has been in Rio for little over a year. She's in charge of all Fields of Play (venues) and camera sets. She may be a bit off on the chemistry/filtration details but she helps take care of my pool when I go on vaca so knows a little. This is...
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    Unable to view threads prior to early May

    Thank you! Found it. Changed it. Another TFP success story!
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    Unable to view threads prior to early May

    I return to find that I am unable to access threads posted prior to May 13 2016. Does this have something to do with the new "supporter" levels? Or is it a forum default?
  20. ivyleager

    What's your pool cleaners name?

    Since it's not working this morning....GDMFPOS! (4 yr old aquabot supreme that has been a work horse! My first robotic and I loved it. Researching new ones now. Dolphin M4 seems promising or Polaris 955).
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    We've had rain everyday here in Durham NC since the weekend. Yesterday we closed the pool and put the winter cover on. Since we are expected to get 4-9" of rain in the next 4 days, today I found the cover pump and put it on the mesh cover. I'm lowering the water level 3" in advance of storms. I...
  22. ivyleager

    We did the abscorbic acid treatment about 2 weeks ago

    In my pool, stained w/ iron from metal ladder in deep end, I've always added 1 - 1.5 lbs of AA, lifts stains immediately, then add 2 qts of Jacks Pink Stuff sequestrant. Each bottle is good for 10K gallons. Each month after, I add half quart of Pink Stuff. They haven't reappeared during a swim...
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    still green after 5 days argh!

    Well, since you have the "shock packs", what type of chlorine is it? Read the ingredients carefully. IF just straight dichlor, that has both chlorine and CYA. You can use that because your CYA is non-existent. It will add a bit of CYA, probably not nearly enough that you'll need to get to your...
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    Swamp to Gorgeous in 8 days!

    Yes, keep hitting the chlorine. However, don't the mods generally recommend to use liquid chlorine during the SLAM to save the SWG? Not sure if it is still in vogue. I've been away for a while and to my surprise, shocking was changed to slamming. It does take a few days for the haze to clear...
  25. ivyleager

    Just bought house with pool---probably hasn't been opened in 3 years...

    My pool's been cleared for a week and still has the metal stains. I'm getting to it this week. My point: stains can wait. And, once you figure out which kind they are, fairly simple to get rid of. Your pool is looking much better. Get it fully clear and then worry about what else to do. It's...
  26. ivyleager

    Little bit of algae with plenty of FC

    I rarely get an ammonia smell with my algae blooms. Even clearing my pool last week when I opened it, I had no smell and my pool was a SWAMP. I've had "little" blooms like you describe. It took me awhile but I finally attributed it to circulation. My pool (see signature) has only 1 skimmer and...
  27. ivyleager

    Problems with Chlorine and Filter

    Hi McKinley!:wave: pooldv: The CYA can be that low if calcium hypochlorite shock bags are used. Both pool stores near me had bags of shock out and I noticed they were all cal-hypo. If its a vinyl pool and calcium is low, that's fine to use. I use that to add a little calcium if needed. My...
  28. ivyleager

    Swamp to Gorgeous in 8 days!

    Opened my pool last Friday April 24 and knew it was going to be bad so no surprise really. However, never had algae this bad nor climbing the walls all the way to water line. Since I couldn't see the bottom of deep end, I didn't know what was down there. Scooped out LOTS of debris: leaves, pine...
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