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  1. DiverGirl1972

    Is my new Warrior SE a lemon?

    Longish post - sorry... I recently bought a new Warrior SE when our Tigershark died at the start of the season. We had the Tigershark since we bought the home, as the owner was kind enough to leave it behind, so it’s the one I’ve ever owned. I loved that thing. Other than getting hung up on the...
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    Some morning pool humor

    Saw this on a facebook pool forum...it made me laugh out loud! :LOL:
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    Dog scratched vinyl liner...do you think it's ok?

    Last year I bought a solar cover for the pool to help preserve our heat and save electricity when we're not using it. Part of my hesitation to actually put it on is that I was concerned our idiot dogs would think it was safe to walk on, as they love to run across the safety cover. Yesterday...
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    Not an issue really, but wondering about pH increase...

    We just fully opened the pool and over the past couple of days, and I've been adding the chemicals needed to get ready to start up our SWG for the first time. I will say, my pump and filter have been running for the past month and I've been adding liquid chlorine a couple of times of week to...
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    Magic Erasures - who knew?

    https://homemaking.com/hannah/bugs-out-pool-hack/?fbclid=IwAR2FDztTEjaQQSLLjCQzxSbpFUS-V_E50d9qsc0-0X_uPFmWpG-5ADT9Nrc When I first saw this article, I was like, "hey, maybe this would work on those evil backswimmers" so I clicked to read it. As I continued through the article, the topic moved...
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    Quote for IC60 Install - High?

    So, this was the year we were going to buy and have an SWG installed for our pool and with the current pandemic situation, I am wishing I had done it last year from a finding/hauling chlorine standpoint. My bf & I are not “handy”, so this isn’t something we feel comfortable installing ourselves...
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    Tiger Shark not climbing deep end walls

    We just took the cover off today, but yesterday, in preparation, I threw our Tiger Shark under the cover and ran it three times, cleaning out the filter each time. It was definitely picking up dirt, worms, etc.... When we removed the cover, I see that the robot did not clean a big section of the...
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    Pump won't prime - help please!

    We're trying to get open and when my bf tries to prime the Sta-rite IntelliPro VS-SVRS pump, we are getting an alarm message to clear the drain. All plugs have been removed... Not sure what the issue is....Any ideas? I need to get this water circulating! Thanks in advance!
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    If only I had $200 to blow...

    This would be a load of fun until it broke! :p Amazon.com: Poolcandy Splash Runner Motorized Inflatable Swimming Pool Lounger: Toys & Games
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    Hair nets and current skimmer basket

    We have skimmer baskets that kind of look like the attached picture. They have a vertical handle attached to be center of the bottom of the basket. I want to start using hair nets this year to get the fine debris in the pool, but I can't figure out how to use them with our baskets? Am I missing...
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    When to replace the tread on your robot?

    We moved into our house in Aug 2017 and the owners left a collection of pool store chemicals, basic tools and TigerShark pool cleaner. I don't know how old it is or if they had to replace anything on it. I could not live without this thing! I noticed an area where the tread was chewed up a bit...
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    Preparing for battle against the blackbirds/grackles...year 2!

    Bit of a long story…. So, the season for blackbirds/grackles and their fecal sac attack is fast approaching. Last year, we tried several things, from owl statues around the pool, alligator toys in the pool, rubber snakes on the pool deck, ultrasonic bird repellent devices, etc… In addition, the...
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    Broken weir door

    So, last weekend, I noticed that the weir door on one of our skimmers was "hanging by a thread". It had laid all the way down and water was being pulled in at a high rate, like a whirl pool. As a result, air also seemed to be shooting out of the returns, making a popping sound. I panicked a...
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    Rusty well water and pool needs to be topped off

    A little background: We moved at the end of last summer to the home we’re currently in. Our area has had record amounts of rain and it’s been wreaking havoc in all sorts of ways (rockslides, sink holes, flooding, etc…) throughout the area. We do not have any areas that seem to flood on our...
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    Staining on vinyl - a few questions

    Since becoming a TFP’r at the beginning of the season, it’s truly been a trouble-free experience. Not effort-free, but we’ve had no issues and our water sparkles. Now, I want to do something about some staining on my vinyl liner. They are rust in color and while there was definitely some...
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    Question about drain and refill

    New to TFP this year and so far, so good! Just because I'm a nerd, I've been testing my PH once a day and FC twice per day. Water is crystal clear and the water has been in balance for a couple of weeks. Today, we've turned on the pool heater to get it ready for use on Sunday!! WHOO--HOO!! With...
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    This is for the birds!!

    We are dealing with a frustrating and gross problem. Some Brewer’s Blackbirds have nested in trees around our property. These birds are carrying and leaving fecal sacs in and around our pool. Apparently, the parent birds carry these away from the nest to ensure it stays clean and to prevent...
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    Hello from Delta, PA! Wondering if I'm on the right track....

    First post, but I’ve been spending a LOT of time on this website after experiencing the “last straw” at a local pool supply company last week. They are total scammers and rather incompetent! I feel so empowered now that I know some basics and understand that I don’t need them to help me manage...