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  1. mariane

    How to install pool cover with pool deck under rails

    We have gone bigger since we cannot find a 16x28 winter cover. Ours is 16x32
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    Family Member Dumped Algeacide instead of Shock in Pool

    Thanks for the reply. Is the stuff in the bag the same as what's on the bottom of the pool? Good question. It looks like you meant WAS and yes we would expect it to be getting worse if the filter is not running and you are not adding chlorine. Is the water tinted at all. Sometimes it looks...
  3. mariane

    Brand New Pool Owner with cloudy water

    Very interesting. Thanks for the thorough explanation. Glad it has nothing to do with algae or high calcium levels. :wave:
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    Brand New Pool Owner with cloudy water

    It's great that you're encouraging the OP but what is this all about? Never heard this. What do you think @mknauss, @zea3, @JoyfulNoise?
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    Family Member Dumped Algeacide instead of Shock in Pool

    I can't remember: did you try putting a sock over the return opening to see if anything from the filter blows into the pool thru the return and gets caught in the sock? Everything you describe about this stuff points to algae.
  6. mariane

    Can't get rid of dead algae.

    You can put a sock over the return and see if it collects anything.
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    Build thread? 27' round salt water AGP

    Look at Pool Math page. At the bottom it calculates the gallons for you when you put in size of pool and water depth. https://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html Here's an example:
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  9. mariane

    Algae Help!

    Has it been too long a time to try and return it?
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    Algae Help!

    I think most of us were sceptics when we started because we had been "pool stored" so badly. We were desperate to find something, anything that worked besides the terrible advice from the pool store that was not working. My last straw was when the pool store employee (who did not have a pool...
  11. mariane

    Family Member Dumped Algeacide instead of Shock in Pool

    I can't remember have you ever in past years used floc or clarifier? That can gum up the sand and decrease the effectiveness of the filter.
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    Family Member Dumped Algeacide instead of Shock in Pool

    A slightly dirty filter actually cleans better than a clean one. That's essentially what you're doing when you add the DE. So don't backwash until the psi increases 25 percent above the clean pressure. Have you ever deep cleaned your sand? There is a video on how to do it in this forum. It...
  13. mariane

    Family Member Dumped Algeacide instead of Shock in Pool

    Thanks for your reply. I know the detective work is hard. And you have checked all kinds of things. Many times algae is in the sand that weighs down the ladder/stairs but you checked it and nothing there. With all this said, Question - no lights or other equipment in the pool? The auto vacuum -...
  14. mariane

    Algae Help!

    Great. Not too high to worry about. If it goes higher you might have to bring it down a little.
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    Family Member Dumped Algeacide instead of Shock in Pool

    OP has an above ground pool. Usually vinyl and usually only 1 return. Plugging it would cause a big problem. :wave:
  16. mariane

    Algae Help!

    Great news! So many of us have been in your shoes and have gotten "egakated" (LOL) with TFP methods. We would never go back. As my siggy says: No longer pool stored 10 summers and counting. I would be curious what the pH reads after the storm.
  17. mariane

    Family Member Dumped Algeacide instead of Shock in Pool

    Please put in your signature the make and model of your pool. Is it hardsided? A doughboy? A Bestway? An Esther Williams? Is it softsided? An Intex? A Coleman? You get the idea. You're right. You cannot block a return jet. How many return jets do you have? If you put a sock over the return jet...
  18. mariane

    TFP Expert Discussion - Winterizing Your Pool

    I was able to see the first half and learned a bit. Had to miss the AGP vinyl liner portion. Looking forward it.
  19. mariane

    First time pool owner, older pool

    Sorry to hear this. Hopefully the 5 weeks goes by quickly. :cry:
  20. mariane

    Build thread? 27' round salt water AGP

    Welcome to the forum. But since you are asking a new question, please start a new thread so the mods will get you started. Thanks
  21. mariane

    Algae Help!

    Thanks for correcting my FC note. (I never like to run mine at the minimum either)
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    Algae Help!

    At CYA of 70, your SWCG range is 3-5. Non-SWCG range is 8-10. Why so high for your SWCG pool?
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    Algae Help!

    We can give you a TFP Participation Trophy. :shark: We could have a "Clean Pool Club" for those who never have to SLAM.
  24. mariane

    Early closing

    INYO Pools has pump motors. Maybe you can replace the motor or if you know someone who can do it for you. https://www.inyopools.com/category_motors.aspx
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    Family Member Dumped Algeacide instead of Shock in Pool

    Yea, probably. :swim: It's like when we first learn something new and we want to do it just right, afraid to mess things up. It won't make that much difference, being off by 1 or 2 drops when testing for FC. You'll get this and experience how easy it can be. I don't want to beat a dead horse...
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    Algae Help!

    TFP has helped thousands maybe millions. And those who chose not to follow the advice, only prolonged their agony during their algae bloom. We've all been there and we stay because it makes pool care so much easier and affordable. Makes it easier to spend our money on what we want instead of on...
  27. mariane

    Clay soil

    If you put the base rails and patio stones (doughboy has you use cinderblock under the main supports) on sand, even if it is in a "bowl" surrounded by dirt, the sand will shift and move, making the walls of the pool unstable. That scenario will also retain water and corrode the wall of the pool.
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    Clay soil

    Ahh, Tawas. Spent a few summers near there. :cool: (I remember a lot of sand on the AuSable) Do you know the make and model of the pool? Do you have/can you get your hands on the installation instructions? This will take some time, up to a few weeks if you're doing it yourself and those...
  29. mariane

    Green pool

    Welcome neighbor (close enough) I'm adding my 2 cents. I agree with others - the water looks good but not crystal clear, TFP Sparkly. You can still swim in it during a SLAM. When it gets crystal clear "sparkly" you will wonder why you ever thought it was clear before.
  30. mariane

    Long Time Reader, First time Writer

    You have not "sinned". Metal testing is accurate from the pool store and too expensive to do at home. It's the only test that's accurate from the pool store. No added calcium needed. You have a vinyl pool and the water does not leach calcium out of it no matter what the pool store tells you. :rant: