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  1. geh

    I think USPS lost my TFT order

    USPS is the worst. This past month I had several notifications my package was delivered (several different packages) when it wasn't, only for them to be delivered a week or so later. Also, I get notices saying could not access front door, which is hogwash. I now try to pay extra for shipping to...
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    Update: Dig underway!! | New (+1st timer) Pool Build - North DFW

    Cool video. That's a lot of rock they ran into!
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    Questions about DE for sand filter

    Funny! And as @hwy17 said above, Cali likely has gone too far in some of this, but I will say this stuff is very fine powder and I can see how inhaling it can be bad for you. I live in cancer alley in Louisiana and I think I'm exposed to enough pulmonary toxins thqat best to be careful with it...
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    CYA directly into pool

    Brushing and vacuum seemed to take care of it. I don't think it discolored the plaster but I'll look more closely soon. Thanks.
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    CYA directly into pool

    thanks. Been brushing, its spreading around now. Will vacuum now. What about the robot, will that damage it?
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    CYA directly into pool

    Not thinking, I added 3 lbs of stabilizer directly into the pool, before I remembered it shold be in a pool sock in the skimmer. Now I have CYA on the bottom of my pool. Is that ok or am I risking damaging the plaster? Any remedy for this mistake? Also, yay or nay on running my pool robot in the...
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    Pool deck drainage

    update Inside the primary drain box the dirt accumulation was not significant, and drain pipe clear as far as I could see and reach, so if there is clogging its somewhere further in the drain line
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    Pool deck drainage

    part of the problem was a neighbor's chinese tallow tree that encroached over my deck since we bought the house, and used to rain a ton of debris onto our deck, so I have pulled that square drain cover before to clear it out in that localized spot. I have no idea if the pipe is clogged up or how...
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    Pool deck drainage

    We have been getting some torrential rains from storm fronts moving through over the past months and my pool has overflowed onto my deck several times. Looks like I have to unclog the deck drainage because the deck drains very slow, exacerbating the problem, causing a little lake, and dragging...
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    Newly re-balanced water, where to go from here

    Actually, right now a cold front moved through, crazy strong winds from the NW, clear and dry skies at the moment, but maybe a combination of that and high noon sun, if its not a water clarity thing.
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    Newly re-balanced water, where to go from here

    So since no question is too stupid, here goes: Now that my water is perfectly balanced, I've added D.E. to my sand filter twice, my borate level is up to 50ppm, the skimmer socks have been catching a lot of fine pollen-like material and my pool robot has been doing its thing like clockwork, my...
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    Newly re-balanced water, where to go from here

    Another video, this one is better, and funny because of my dawgs...
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    Newly re-balanced water, where to go from here

    Thank You! All is good!
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    Newly re-balanced water, where to go from here

    And here is a link since the player above is not working:
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    Newly re-balanced water, where to go from here

    Here's a brief video from this morning regarding the water clarity. Was testing out a GoPro.
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    Newly re-balanced water, where to go from here

    @mknauss et all: thank you for all the help. For the first time I have all my pool chemistry in line and pool functioning well. After a week of SLAM, leveling my chemistry and adding boric acid, my downward chlorine drift is much slower and water looks beautiful. Strangely, the recent torrential...
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Ladner's Pools in Harahan LA and also on the Northshore (both New Orleans area) appx. $5.00/gallon 12.5%
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    CYA will not dissolve!

    Have you tried a skimmer sock? They stretch over the skimmer basket and a lot thinner than a cotton sock. I've had no problem with it dissolving the last two times I have added. Just wondering if your tube sock is too thick.
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    Newly re-balanced water, where to go from here

    Ayy recommendations for an ACCURATE pool thermometer?
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    Questions about DE for sand filter

    Thanks, the monsoon overtopped my pool twice yesterday, so once things settle down and I get the chemistry back in line, I'll backwash and add more DE to help filter the contaminants from this event. I think I'll store this in an airtight plastic bin and only handle it outdoors and masked.