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  1. Kamil

    Got some algae

    Hey Texas Splash, thanks for responding. That area of the pool is in the shade mostly. My circulation is not optimal since there is only one return line to the pool. Previous owners plugged up both return lines and ran a single PVC pipe from the filter outlet to the pool. I'm assuming the...
  2. Kamil

    Got some algae

    Hello everyone, I have some algae in the pool... not sure why since my FC is around 8.5 ppm. Here are the test results: FC = 8.5 pH = 7.4 TA = 80 CYA = 55 I guess I'll need to SLAM it and brush it. Thanks for any advice, Kamil
  3. Kamil

    Test results

    Yeah I was slamming it. Thanks Richard.
  4. Kamil

    Test results

    So here are my results: FC 12.5 Ph 7.2 TA 80 Cya 30 Temp 62 I plan on adding proper amount of borax to raise ph.
  5. Kamil

    Want to get a new pump

    Thanks for your help. I will probably get a VS pump. I also heard that sand filters work better with slower speeds so that's a plus. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Kamil

    Want to get a new pump

    I want to see what the KWH is on the old pump. Just curious how much better the new pump will be. My electric bill in the summer (June - Sept) is on average $340. A lot of that is also the AC running... but I was wondering how much electricity the old pump is using. It says 8 amps on the...
  7. Kamil

    Want to get a new pump

    Hi everyone, I will be replacing the old Jacuzzi brand pump with a new one... is there a way to find out how much Watts this single old speed pump uses? Here is my old pump: Also some shots go my filter and plumbing: So... this pool was in bad shape when we moved in back in May...
  8. Kamil

    Looking to buy a pool cleaner.

    So we moved into this house in the Spring of 2014. I've been brushing and vacuuming this pool for the past 3 seasons. I'm tired of it... need a robot. I found a thread somewhere on this here forum and I'm thinking about buying the Doheny Discovery Doheny's Discovery Powered by Dolphin |...
  9. Kamil

    Complete Pump Change Suggestions

    I see that the utility company in my area does have rebates on pumps, but it looks like it has to be installed professionally. That sucks. I'll have to do more research or open a pool service company :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Kamil

    New DE filter/valve and Pump?

    Ok, thanks. So the SWG is just that piece of pipe that has the cell inside? I just need to buy that and the control panel? Sounds simple enough. Oh yeah, the salt too. Probably a lot of bags for a 28K gallon pool. Do you guys buy the salt from the pool store? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Kamil

    New DE filter/valve and Pump?

    Great thanks everyone for all your help. I'm anxious to get the pool opened again. This winter in Pennsylvania is getting old, I'm ready for warm weather. So the SWG makes chlorine from the salt water, right? That's pretty cool. I'll have to figure out a way to install one. Does it connect...
  12. Kamil

    New DE filter/valve and Pump?

    Ok, cool, thanks. How much are the VS pumps? It sounds like I will buy one, since the one I have is really old and the impeller housing has a small crack in it. Which pump should I get? Which timer should I get? I have 1.5" pipes. Thanks,
  13. Kamil

    New DE filter/valve and Pump?

    Thanks Bob. I'll give that a shot. That's a good idea with the DE. Thanks. I did replace the sand 3 years ago because that's when we moved into this house and the pool was a swamp. The pump does have a tiny pinhole leak that I put some crazy glue on. When I closed the pool. So maybe I'll just...
  14. Kamil

    New DE filter/valve and Pump?

    Great! Thank you so much! Ill follow these instructions. I still have some time, it's only 20 degrees Fahrenheit here so I have to wait until it warms up a bit [emoji3]. First thing I'll do is get the filter running and then clean the pool. Then check the ph and cya. If the ph looks good, I'll...
  15. Kamil

    New DE filter/valve and Pump?

    Thanks, nice to meet you too via TFP :) It seems that the sand filter is not clearing the water that well. I get algae sometimes and after I brush and add chlorine, the water stays cloudy for many days (5-6 days). Maybe that is normal but it seems like others that have DE filters, their pool...
  16. Kamil

    New DE filter/valve and Pump?

    Greetings everyone. I have an old sand filter and pump. I was thinking about replacing them. I have a 20x40 vinyl inground pool. Around 30K gallons. I was thinking about buying this filter Hayward DE4820 Pro-Grid 48 Sq. Ft. Vertical DE Pool Filter This pump. Hayward SP2610X15 Super Pump...
  17. Kamil

    What should I do about this algae?

    Thanks guys... I have FAS-DPD Chlorine test kit... that's the one I used to take all the tests. I got some DE and Chlorine. I guess I'll add some DE to the skimmer, then vacuum up the algae, then add chlorine... then brush the entire pool.
  18. Kamil

    What should I do about this algae?

    I have a 28K gal vinyl pool FC = 2.5 pH = 7.6 TA = 80 CYA = 55 Temp = 78 deg. F There is green algae in the pool. Please see the pics. Flickr - Photo Sharing! I brushed it away but it came back, I had FC up around 9 but the algae keeps coming back (FC is low now... I'll have to add more...
  19. Kamil

    Cleaning up a 2 year old pool - holy moly!!!

    Looks like I have a leak. The level dropped about .5 inch in about 12 hours. The pump was off furring this time. I'll have to get some food coloring and try to find it. I know that there is one hole that I need to patch. But I want to make sure there are no other ones. I got a vinyl patch kit...
  20. Kamil

    Cleaning up a 2 year old pool - holy moly!!!

    Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Kamil

    Cleaning up a 2 year old pool - holy moly!!!

    Thank You. I'm very happy with it. I'm surprised it was not that hard to do. When I first saw the pool I really thought I would need to drain and refill the pool.
  22. Kamil

    Cleaning up a 2 year old pool - holy moly!!!

    Finally got a chance to swim in the pool this past Sunday. Thank you all for your help and encouragement :D :swim:
  23. Kamil

    Cleaning up a 2 year old pool - holy moly!!!

    I think the pool is good to go. I tested FC last night it was 4.5 and this morning it was still 4.5. TA 90 CH 230 pH 7.4 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Kamil

    Cleaning up a 2 year old pool - holy moly!!!

    Here is a new pic It's pretty much good to go... I still need to vacuum the bottom again and then dive in and try to pull the huge block out.
  25. Kamil

    Cleaning up a 2 year old pool - holy moly!!!

    Yeah... I can't wait until it's clear... almost there... probably another week or so and it should be good to go. Then I'll remove that huge concrete block from the deep end. There might be a cut in the vinyl liner... is there a patch kit I can use to patch the hole? I vacuumed more stuff...
  26. Kamil

    Cleaning up a 2 year old pool - holy moly!!!

    I found some old pictures of the pool... this is how it was when I first started to SLAM it. http://s103.photobucket.com/user/kamil-g/slideshow/Pool
  27. Kamil

    Cleaning up a 2 year old pool - holy moly!!!

    Thanks Casey. What is "POP"?
  28. Kamil

    Cleaning up a 2 year old pool - holy moly!!!

    Thanks. Yeah... that thing is going to be a pain... I think I will wait until the water clears up a bit more... then jump in and pull that thing out... anybody knows where I can rent scuba gear :D