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    Are these two filters interchangeable?

    Well, here's the deal. I was confused because when I looked at my filter housing and it has this model number: Then there is this sticker which tells you the filter number to buy. Except my model number is not on here, so I don't know what to get. I already bought the PA112 which appears...
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    Are these two filters interchangeable?

    The specs look almost identical except small difference in surface area. No, I'm not buying them from Leslie's. Pleatco PA106 Hayward C-4025 SwimClear Replacement Filter Cartridge, Open with Molded Gasket Pleatco PA112 Hayward C-4500 Super Star Clear, SwimClear C-4520, Pentair Purex CF 105...
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    PH high

    Wonderful... I've been storing mine right next to the chlorine in my garage right next to MY CAR.
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    Adjusting PH and TA. What's the proper procedure?

    Latest stats: FC 4.0 PH 8.0 TA 70 CH 250 CYA 35 So my PH is high and my TA is a bit on the low side. Should I adjust TA first, wait a bit and then adjust PH? Or can I adjust both at the same time? Does it matter? Doesn't baking soda neutralize acid? It seems like if you add both at the...
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    Pool circulation

    1) The dry needles and cones tend to float for a good while. I net them out every day. When we get strong winds, sometimes green needles and cones will fall. Those sink right away. 2) That's good to know. I was thinking that I needed the spa drain partially open. This should fix one of my...
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    Pool circulation

    Below is a picture of my pool. Yes, I know it's dirty. The polaris got tangled up and didn't do it's job yesterday. Issue #1 is the way the two half-circles on either end of the pool don't get great circulation. As you can see, I have a lot of pine trees (one that is VERY close to the...
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    Is my CYA low?

    Test results from last night, just before sunset: FC 1.4 CC 0 PH 7.6 Test results from this morning: FC 0.8 CC 0 PH 7.6 So, I lost 0.6 overnight. Does that sound normal?
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    Is my pool suction line clogged?

    Meant to post a while back to say thanks. Better late than never. I found the culprit... https://photos.app.goo.gl/xznF3XrnAUSYB3PL2
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    Is my CYA low?

    I just can't seem to trust my eyes with the Taylor CYA test. Did the dot disappear? No wait, I think I see it... Maybe not... You know what I mean? - - - Updated - - - Great idea. I'll give that a shot.
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    Is my CYA low?

    So, yesterday my FC level was about 2.6ppm. I added about 3/4 gallon of 8.25% bleach (trying to get it up to around 5ppm). About 24 hours later, FC is 0. I typically supplement my bleach with tablets in a floater (in case I forget to test one day). I had 2 tablets in the floater during this...
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    Is my pool suction line clogged?

    Thanks! Dumb question. I looked on amazon for a drain king and they have different sizes. Do you recommend a 1-2" or a 1.5-3"? http://a.co/5AVa2tb
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    Is my pool suction line clogged?

    It all started when I noticed that my spa kept filling up with junk and the skimmer was close to empty. I assume for a pool level spa, it's best to have the water flowing out of the spa to prevent stuff from getting stuck in there. The only way I have been able to get the water flowing out of...
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    What is causing my belly clamp to corrode?

    I don't store any chemicals near the pump filter. I've lived in the house for 1.5 years. Can't speak for what the previous homeowner did.
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    What is causing my belly clamp to corrode?

    The powder coating on my belly clamp is peeling away. Time to buy a new one? What could be causing it to corrode like this? Is this normal wear & tear or something else?
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    High CYA level. I guess I need to do a partial drain?

    Thanks! According to the chart, I should have my FC between 9-11. Currently it is at 1. Think I should SLAM the pool first since I am so far below the recommended min (and have been for some time)? - - - Updated - - - Interesting. I guess it was naive of me to think they had some superior...
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    High CYA level. I guess I need to do a partial drain?

    Took a water sample to my local pool supply store a couple weeks ago. The only thing they suggested was to increase my CH. Took care of that. I asked them about the CYA level, and they said it was OK for now. However, after reading through the pool school articles, I'm convinced it's high...
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    Air leak or something else?

    Just a quick update... I added some water to the pool and the bubbles diminished, but did no go away completely. Not sure why that made a difference because the water level seemed ok before. Maybe just a tad on the low side. So now the spa isn't draining down as much because the pool is...
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    Air leak or something else?

    I'll give it a shot. Thanks!
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    Air leak or something else?

    One more piece to the puzzle... I noticed that every 10-15 seconds the spa air blower is making a gurgling noise. Sounds like maybe air is being drawn in from there? Not sure if it made this noise before, or if it is new. Is it possible that air is leaking at the air blower when it is...
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    Air leak or something else?

    I cleaned out the impeller when I replaced the strainer. I don't think it's the pump lid because when I change the suction valve over to 100% spa, I can watch the air accumulate in the lid and get all frothy, it goes away if I change it to 100% pool (but bubbles come out in the spa either way).
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    Air leak or something else?

    I suppose it's possible. Would an air leak cause the spa to drain down like that? I'll double check the O-ring. I didn't have problems with bubbles before cleaning the strainer basket. However, the strainer basket was in terrible shape. All broken and completely full of crud. Everything is...
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    Air leak or something else?

    I hope I'm not double posting, my last post doesn't appear to have gone through. After cleaning out my pump basket, I started getting a lot of air bubbles coming out of the spa jets in my pool. The pool jets do not bubble. My spa also seems to be draining down despite the fact that I have...