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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    well yes, I said "If I pass an OCLT tonight, I'm calling the SLAM done." and previous posters said it was clear enough. Is it not?
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    What criteria would I be missing?
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    Pool does look a tad clearer today in my opinion and filter pressure is increasing so I know its catching stuff. If I pass an OCLT tonight, I'm calling the SLAM done.
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    Thanks! I guess it just doesn't look much different than the previous pics I posted where people said it wasn't clear enough.
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    Pics this morning with pump off. Can a sand filter really do any better on its own? I haven't added any DE to the new sand yet. Passed OCLT last night.
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    Yes I do. Please see my original post. It's been weeks and I can't get it quite clear enough. So I replaced the entire lateral assembly and put in brand new sand. If that doesn't do the trick, I'm not sure what else it could be.
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    Just removed the lateral assembly and it appears cracked on the bottom. Any chance this is my issue? Laterals themselves not broken
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    Got it! Maybe a task for the weekend.
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    I did a deep clean before last season (may 2020). You think it would need it again so soon? Maybe I should try removing the sand to see if any laterals are broken since it is an old filter.
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    Still not quite clear enough? Not much better than yesterday I suppose. Didn't do an OCLT since we got a big storm and I put the solar cover on just for the night.
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    Got it! I will have to pay closer attention next time once I get my pump back on a schedule. One more question - I feel like my solar cover may be doing more harm than good for my pool. We got it for a few reasons, to help keep the heat in at night/slow evaporation and to try to keep debris out...
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    Did not pass OCLT last night - most likely due to all the junk I stirred up from the stairs/ladder. What are your thoughts on the clarity? I know its not super easy to tell from a picture and don't mind the super faded liner - its old. This is this morning before the sun was directly on the...
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    Took out the ladder and cleaned it best I could. Hosed down the inside of the pipes and scrubbed as far as I could reach in. Put them back in so I could try to flush out the the plastic rungs. Some algae did come out so I think I'll try to squirt some bleach inside. Unbolted the stairs and...
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    got it - will see about unbolting them and giving them a good swishing/scrubbing as well as checking inside the ladder pipes. I did, however, pass an OCLT this morning, but the water is still not as clear as I know it can be.
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    Agreed, I feel like I am on the verge of TFP clear and can figure it out with some diligence. Town water is pretty expensive here so draining that much water and filling from the tap would be expensive. Side question, in addition to the ladder, I do have drop in stairs. I don't think taking...
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    Its for the ladder and no I did not check inside, but will the next time I am in! Will also check the weir door. We do not have any lights.
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    Never Ending SLAM (Can't get over the hump)

    Hello - I've been following the TFP methods for the past three years with great success but my pool is giving me a real hard time this year. The year started out great but then we had about a month solid of rain and temp swings (60s to 90s back and forth) and I got a little lax with the...
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    DS or VS Super Pump Replacement Motor 115V

    Part #18 in this diagram? https://www.inyopools.com/pool_parts_pumps_hayward_super_pump.aspx
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    DS or VS Super Pump Replacement Motor 115V

    I'm not sure - how would I find that out? Regarding the HP rating - I understand I should look at HP x SF = total HP, is that correct?
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    DS or VS Super Pump Replacement Motor 115V

    I currently have a single speed 1 HP super pump running at 115V that I would like to convert to dual speed or variable speed for electricity cost savings. The wet end of the pump is in good shape, so I would only be looking for a replacement motor. Is there a replacement DS or VS motor that...
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    New liner, coping, and deck - pool shell issues?

    I can't necessarily answer your questions but just wanted to say my late 70's pool has the exact same coping as yours and we are having very similar issues with ours (uneven deck, rusted coping etc). We are looking to do a similar project to yours in the next few years so I am very curious how...
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    Removing Paint from Vinyl Liner

    Thanks! Will give it a try
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    Removing Paint from Vinyl Liner

    Any tips?