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    Building a new pool - lessons learned

    I’m going to be building a new gunite pool in the next few months (coincides with new home build) and would love any lessons learned from the wise group here. In general we are looking at a rectangular pool, pebble teck finish, pentair equipment (not saltwater chlorinated).
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    New pool light remote

    Hi I have a trilogy fiberglass pool and lost the remote that turns the lights on/off. Can I order a new one somehow? Is there a universal remote similar to a TV? Thanks for your help
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    Got lucky?

    Thanks for the quick reply. I tested it twice and got the same result. I’ll keep an eye on it but so far seems too good to be true
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    Got lucky?

    I was away for 3 weeks so I’ve been relying on 3 trichlor pucks to hold me over. I returned yesterday and had 2 dead rabbits in the filter box (yuck) 0 FC, and 0 CC. That’s where I’m confused- the water was clear, no noticeable algae anywhere, but no FC. I slammed overnight and past the OCLT...
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    Black smudge on pool walls

    Thanks. That very well could be the problem as I’ve all but ruled out black algae
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    Black smudge on pool walls

    Hi I have a black “smudge” on the wall of my pool in a couple of spots. It reminds me of rubber/brake residue. It comes off when I wipe it with my hand but brushing doesn’t seem to get it off. Any thoughts? Is it just dirt (lots of construction around here ) or something else? My pool details...
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    Hayward cs200e filter cartridge

    right, on top of the cartridge. The number printed on it is cs200e
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    Hayward cs200e filter cartridge

    Hi i noticed a strange sound coming from my filter so I opened it up and noticed the plastic/rubber material at the top is torn. Where can I find a replacement? I checked pleatco but wasn't able to find anything that matched thanks
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    Hayward evo star 3400vsp weird noise

    I'll post a vid in the AM. It's pretty constant and seems a bit louder at higher speeds
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    Hayward evo star 3400vsp weird noise

    We had a lightning strike that fried our pump so I had to replace it. I purchased an identical Hayward evo star and had it professionally installed. The new pump sounds different than the old one. It's higher pitched and has a slight ticking sound. any ideas? It's pumping fine; maybe it's a...
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    Dog in fiberglass pool

    great idea. Hadn't thought of a dremel with fine sand paper. Glad to know my pool won't look like the average hardwood floor
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    Dog in fiberglass pool

    Hi im considering getting a Labrador retriever. Since they are water dogs I assume it'll jump in the pool all of the time. What is the likelihood the fiberglass will get scratched (steps, etc from the dogs nails)? I'm not sure if fiberglass scratches easily. thanks
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    Ph and chlorine effectiveness

    Due to lower temps I'm running my waterfall quite a bit more. I haven't bothered checking PH since I'm not swimming but will a higher ph decrease or otherwise inhibit chlorine? thanks
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    Hayward eco star problem

    hi i went to adjust the time on my filter this AM due to daylight savings time but the screen is unreadable. The pump is on and functioning but the display just has a bunch of symbols and I can access the menu. thoughts on how to fix? The pump is about a year old so I assume it's under warranty
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    Back swimmers in pool but no algae

    Hi ive noticed several back swimmers (2 or 3) in my pool but I've consistently passed the overnight chlorine test, etc. and have seen no boatmen in the pool. in fact, I've had no algae issues whatsoever over the ~2 years I've had the pool? Thoughts about how to get rid of them? I know they are...
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    Pool deck, pool landscaping cracks

    i love Frisco. Just like the foundation of your house, the clay soil reeks havoc on concrete. It looks like ground movement from the clay soil
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    Quality vacuum hose

    I'm in need of a QUALITY 30 foot 1 1/2 diameter vacuum hose. The one that came with my pool started to collapse before the end of the first season. I bought a pool store replacement that also seems to kink when extended to the far end of my pool. can anyone recommend a high quality hose?
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    Thinking about a solar heater

    Thanks. I'll check them out. I see your in DFW; who installed them for you?
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    Thinking about a solar heater

    I was thinking of getting a solar heater - something like the blue wave solar curve - to hook up to my existing pump/in ground pool. Does anyone 1) have experience with this heater? Are other solar options preferable? 2) know a reputable installer in the north Dallas area thanks!
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    ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    Because they decided to have the games in a 3rd world country totally incapable of handling it. Likely for PC reasons or outright bribery
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    A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    I I go to Tom Thumb and by their generic bleach. It's 6%, cheap, and works well
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    Mess After Vacation

    This caused ur issue
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    Mess After Vacation

    Yes, the presence of algae requires a SLAM
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    Palm Tree Help

    North Texas palms and pottery did a great job for us. I'd give them a call
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    Why won't this stuff Die?!

    your chlorine is too low. You need to bring it to slam level, maintain it there, brush a lot, and run your pump 24/7 until the slam is over. With cya of 65 you need 28 FC
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    Vacuum out filter housing?

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    Vacuum out filter housing?

    Hi ive used my pool pump/filter to vacuum out dirt, leaves, etc from the bottom of my pool. When I was hosing off the filter I noticed setiment build up in the bottom of the housing that contains the actual filter. Am I correct assuming I should periodically shop vac out that area to? thanks in...
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    New pool build in McKinney,Texas

    Congrats! Just had one put in up the road in Frisco. This site has all the info you'll need