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  1. TRUK71

    Hard salt

    Might be a dumb question but it ok to use pool salt that has sat around and gotten hard as a rock?
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    Salt cell air

    Been having A LOT of air in my returns. Have done leak test on suction side with no results. Found however that if I turn salt cell off the bubbles stop, as soon as I turn it on the bubbles return. I understand that the salt cell with create some bubbles because of the chlorine reaction however...
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    Sand filter medium

    Is there a better medium than just regular sand? In particular a medium that will capture out calcium or calcium flakes?
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    Foam on water while slamming

    Ok so I'm slamming because I can't keep any FC in pool and it's very cloudy. I had a new VSP installed and they didn't turn my salt cell back on and I didn't realize it until it was too late. So I started a slam but now am getting a foam like substance on top of water. I also am raising my cya...
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    Main basket not filling with water

    Our main basket by pump doesn't fill up to where we see others fill up ( all the way with maybe a little bubble at top). Ours fills up to about 85%. Our pool builder says that's normal when others says it's not. They did find an air leak at the pump yesterday that fixed air coming into the...
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    The manufacturer of our specific pool says CH should be between 150-250. The pool math app states differently. Do I need to lower my CH if it's at 380?
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    FC struggles

    Last year I had zero issues with water chemistry. This year has been a battle from the get go. In particular my FC and I'm struggling to understand why. It's having big swings. Last year I ran my swg at 30% pretty much the entire year. This year I cant find a setting that will keep it a steady...
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    White patches

    Any idea what these are? Pool is only 1 year old. There are a couple more spots in pool as well that are in areas that are not high traffic areas. So I don't believe it's a scratch or scuff marks.
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    Air leak and equipment

    I have air that is in my return lines. Pool is 1 year old. 7000 gallon, swg. Pics of equipment below. I have had builder out multiple times over course of the past year to try to find the leak. So far no success. They've tested the 3 return lines via pressure test and came back ok. They tested...
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    Blue material in skimmer sock

    We were trying a skimmer sock for about the past 4 days and have this strange blue stuff in it. Here's a picture. It's not part of the skimmer sock as it's way to dark of a blue. We have a blue fiberglass pool. Any thoughts as to what this might be?
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    Antifreeze and pool chemistry

    What effects on the pool chemistry does the pool antifreeze have?