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  1. kstough

    Need to plug up overflow hole in skimmer box

    I have been cutting up pieces of pool noodles and corking the hole and it’s worked great (and cheap!!). I simply unplug when we have lots of rain. I have to replace the cut piece every month or two but this is the best solution we’ve tried.
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    FAS-DPD test turns pink again after turning white

    When I test my chlorine with FAS-DPD and slowly drop the liquid in until it turns clear, if I wait 5-10 seconds afterwards, it turns light pink again to where I could put 1-2 more drops in again to get it clear. Is this normal? Which result do I go with? The one that intitially turned it clear...
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    Help! Almost out of FAS-DPD and need to stretch it out

    Thank you! We have RO water so we’re good to go there
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    Help! Almost out of FAS-DPD and need to stretch it out

    I am finishing my SLAM by increasing it to mustard algae levels for 24 hours. However, it looks like I will run out of my FAS-DPD reagent before I am done testing the chlorine o_O I have another bottle coming but it won’t be here in time… Can I stretch out the little I have left my diluting my...
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    Is this mustard algae?

    I am starting a slam since this algae *keeps coming back* slam after slam… This time around I’m planning on ending this slam with mustard algae slam levels to try and nip this in the bud so it won’t come back. But I’m curious if you can help identify if this truly is mustard algae from the pics...
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    Cleaning light and drains during SLAM

    Thanks for your help! Hoping this takes care of our algae problem. Assuming it’s mustard algae since after the last regular Slam (only a few weeks ago) the algae came right back 😭
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    Cleaning light and drains during SLAM

    When doing the Slam, would I need to scrub this every day? Or would once in the beginning be enough? Or should I also do it on the last day when I increase FC to mustard algae levels?
  9. kstough

    Cleaning light and drains during SLAM

    When doing the Slam, would I need to scrub this every day? Or would once in the beginning be enough? Or should I also do it on the last day when I increase FC to mustard algae levels?
  10. kstough

    Cleaning light and drains during SLAM

    I know this may be a silly question, but the light cover can be removed without lowering the pool water level below it, correct? Is there a risk of electrical shock or is the light/wiring still covered even when taking off the protective cover?
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    Cleaning light and drains during SLAM

    New pool owner here :wave: I am getting ready to do a SLAM for what I think is mustard algae. How in the world do I clean behind the light cover and drain covers without hiring a professional? Here is a pic of the light fixture and drains we have (ignore the iron stains by the drains — we have...
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  14. kstough

    Is my CYA tester fluid faulty or am I the worst CYA tester in history?

    I I'm trying to keep my GC at least at 6ppm right now b/c of the algae since I am unsure of my CYA results.
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    Is my CYA tester fluid faulty or am I the worst CYA tester in history?

    So IF my CYA is 50, then why am I getting algae? I have been treating my pool as if my CYA was 60-70 and kept my FC at least at 6ppm every day...and still algae comes. My pool was crystal clear until I started adding CYA to my pool. When my pool was a CYA 30 at the beginning of season, I kept FC...
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    Is my CYA tester fluid faulty or am I the worst CYA tester in history?

    I reordered a fresh batch of R-0013 which should be delivered today. HOPING and praying I get different results with the new solution showing that it was not user error
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    Is my CYA tester fluid faulty or am I the worst CYA tester in history?

    Yes I usually add back to the bottle and redo the view tube several times and still get the same results. The results I am getting tell me to raise my CYA (and therefor FC) but then I get algae almost immediately...
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    Is my CYA tester fluid faulty or am I the worst CYA tester in history?

    Yeah that's what I normally due but the results I get from doing that cause be to raise my CYA/FC and then here comes the algae....
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    Is my CYA tester fluid faulty or am I the worst CYA tester in history?

    Indoors by a bright window. I usually test outside, which I did that day before taking the pics and got the same results
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    Is my CYA tester fluid faulty or am I the worst CYA tester in history?

    Hey guys! Since day 1, I feel like I have been testing my CYA incorrectly. Long story short, when I add CYA to get my levels up to 70, I get algae in my pool right away although my FC is what is supposed to be from the CYA chart. This is year 2 of this happening now. So I decided to take a pic...
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  29. kstough

    What is an affordable backup robotic cleaner since my S200 is going in the shop??

    Hi all! My S200 is going in the shop since it stops soon after starting. I've taken it completely apart, cleaned it, even removed the motor to make sure there was no sound of water in it. Can't figure it out. Warranty is about to expire in 2 months so I'm going to drop it off to the store to get...