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    How do you manage disposal of leaf, pine straw, pool kill, captured in manual skimming and robot?

    I use a trash can similar to this and drilled holes in the bottom so it would drain. I then empty into a yard waste bag when I have one that will hold it.
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    Need new telescopic pole and leaf net

    I have this leaf rake and absolutely love it. It developed a small hole after about 4 years and the company replaced it free of charge.
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    Change in RPM needed

    It is exactly the same as it was before and actually since I've had to up my RPM, the backwash prior to the last few weeks was 2500 then 1000 and I never had an issue. I am fine with the increase, it is just odd to me that this occurred after 5 years with no other changes to my set-up. I just...
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    Change in RPM needed

    Starts at 2500 then back down to 1400 for the remainder. I am not at home, but I believe it is a 24" or 27" filter.
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    Change in RPM needed

    No water features.
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    Change in RPM needed

    Listed in my sig.
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    Change in RPM needed

    I have inspected the cell and nothing is amiss. The flow switch is fine as well.
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    Change in RPM needed

    My AquaRite SWG is five years old I and have always been able to run my VSP at 1000 RPM for generating purposes. A bonus coincidence that when I need to backwash, the SWG stops generating because of low flow. My water warmed to the point that I turned my SWC back on but I got the low flow...
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    Underway on large pool project... w/ pics

    Have you considered a spinner rather than a dryer? https://www.amazon.com/Laundry-Alternative-Nina-Soft-Dryer/dp/B00CDWTQKI
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    Shade Sail

    As an alternative that has flexibility to move as the sun moves, both during the day and with the seasons, we love this base Mini Plus 99 lb. Square Umbrella Base - Pool Furniture Supply (not purchased here, but from a Palm Casual Store much cheaper) along with an umbrella that tilts...
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    Looking to dump sand filter due to well water

    I am fortunate to have a well in addition to a city water supply. I use the well to irrigate and top off the pool. One extremely helpful thing I found on here is to add disposable hair nets such as these https://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Hair-Spun-Bonded-Polypropylene-White/dp/B002XK2FS0 to...
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    LED Bulb Pool & Spa upgrade

    I ordered the bulb only and used it in my old fixture. The only issue I have is that the remote does not control unless I have the light out of the water. I do not know if it is because my lens is old and very thick on my light or the remote is weak. They sent me another bulb and remote and...
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    Bats at dusk

    We have bats that skim our salt water pool nightly. They are only interested in a drink of water after being under our neighbor's metal roof all day (the neighbor knows but does nothing about removing them!). We are thrilled to have them eat mosquitoes and other bugs, although they don't eat...
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    Dog in Pool

    Excellent that we are aware of safety for our four legged family members. I only re-iterate the exit for them in case they accidentally fall in. Our back yard is complete walled in with 8'-25' fig vine covered walls. She has dog doors that she can access the back yard which is why I really...
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    Dog in Pool

    I have a wire haired dachshund who swims in our pool for therapy and we have seen no ill effects of her in the water to us or to her. Passing along a plug for dog safety. Please take the time to train your dog to know where the exit for them is located. Regardless of where or what direction...
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    CYA test

    I would not call holding the tube to my side, "pretzeling" myself. The choice is obviously yours. I only wanted to verify and that is why I test the way I do.
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    How to cool the water?

    I use the fountain at night. Last night, my pool temp was 93 when I got out. I ran my fountain from 9:30 PM to 8:00 AM this morning and the pool temp was 86. I have not found a better way to cool a pool. We are in our typical summer pattern of temps in the 90's every day.
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    CYA test

    Did you change the sunlight factor outside e.g. holding the tube to the side or higher or lower?
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    CYA test

    If you followed the instructions properly, but do not get 50, then yes, change until you get 50.
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    CYA test

    The whole point of the standard is to perform the test so that you see 50. That could mean changing: sunlight/distance/time of day etc. In my OP, I have to hold the test tube at my side at waist height to get a reading of 50.
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    CYA test

    If you read my original post, I have to hold the tube not in front of me, but beside me. Move into sun, shade, different sides, heights until you get the 50 reading.
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    CYA test

    Have you tried holding the tube at different angles to the sun such as to the side? That is when I got the standard to read exactly 50 ppm, which is the whole point of the exercise.
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    Recommendations for heavy duty, wide umbrella base?

    We love this base Pool Furniture Supply. Mini Plus 99 lb. Square Umbrella Base (not purchased here, but from a Palm Casual Store much cheaper). It is portable and rolls easily on our tabby pool surround. We did have to remove one of the "clamps" to keep the umbrella pole from rotating in the...
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    CYA test

    I have been using the TFP method since we bought the house almost five years ago. I feel quite comfortable with all the tests and maintaining my pool with relative ease and full confidence. Two years ago, I bought the R-7065 just to make ensure the test was accurate. In order to get the...
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    Pool Blaster MAX / Catfish how long did yours last?

    I love mine as well and just yesterday, mine bit the dust after three years. I immediately placed an order for a new one and went with the max again. Just a quick tip, I use disposable hair nets in my skimmer basket and when I get ready to clean, I empty the solids out of the hair net and use...
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    How to cool a pool? what devices/ unites work best

    I use this https://www.amazon.com/Splash-Pools-Nepta-Blossoming-Fountain/dp/B000FZY2KY/ref=sr_1_5?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1528474489&sr=1-5&keywords=pool+fountain&dpID=51UQmVE8QhL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch and if I run it overnight, it will cool the pool 6-8 degrees. My pool is already at...
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    Clorox brand bleach has additives?

    I only use bleach that has no "splashless", "scent" etc., but that seemed a blanket statement that any Clorox bleach has additives that should be avoided.
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    Clorox brand bleach has additives?

    I saw this in another post and wanted to inquire if this is the case and that Clorox brand should be avoided.
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    2018 Bleach Prices

    Is this true of plain Clorox? I never use splashless or scented, but did not know that plain Clorox has additives?