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    Pool lighting options in currently unlit pool

    I have a 20x40 in-ground vinyl lined pool. The pool was installed with no lighting of any sort, making night swimming impossible. I have considered a few options to remedy and looking for any feedback you all may have. The first would be installing submersible LED "puck" lights, suctioned...
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    Newly filled pool with city water

    Just got a new liner installed yesterday and am in the process of filling with city water. Prior to old liner being removed, the water turned into a chunky green swamp. Plumbing is all still winterized as the pool was never opened this spring (hence the swamp). While the pool itself it...
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    Stains on bottom of vinyl pool

    Upon opening my pool this spring, I found that once I had vacuumed away all of the piles of leaves, worms, dirt, etc... there were stains left behind. The stains are brown and are primarily around the edge of each pile of crud, with the center being lighter or not stained at all. I don't...
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    Granular Bleach??

    I am curious if such a thing exists as a granular pure sodium hypochlorite as opposed to liquid. I am interested in buying more bulk quantities for simplicity and storage. Everything I see is in tablets that also contain CYA and other chemicals. Am I searching for sasquatch? Thanks everyone...
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    Rain Water Filling Closed Pool Back Up

    When closing my pool this fall I drained the water down below the skimmer intake and the return jets. In fact, I drained it until my pump would no longer maintain a prime. I must have a leaky valve from the skimmer to the pump because even when turned off and pulling only from the bottom drain...
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    What time of day do you aim to have "optimal" FC?

    Just wondering about everyone's theory on what time of day you would want your FC to be at target level. I like to add my bleach in the evening out of convenience. If my target FC is 8 and I am at 7 at the end of the day, I generally add 1 full gallon which brings my FC up ~3ppm - putting me...
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    BBB convert with a shelf full of pool store chemicals

    I found this forum and began the BBB method a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, that was AFTER the pool guy opened my pool for me and stocked my shelf with pool store goodies. In particular, I am left with a full bottle of GLB Algae-X and some Clear Blue water clarifier. I realize that when...
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    Pool circulation and pump motor rebuild

    How often do most people run their pump/filter? Mine is not set up with a timer and I believe the previous owner ran it 24/7. I would like to set up a timer for the 1HP sta-rite motor and flow max pump. Any recommendations on timers and run times? Also, has my motor sounds like a Cummings...
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    New pool owner trying to put it all together!

    Had the "pool guy" open my pool because I had no idea what I was doing. Been reading on this forum and others about BBB method. Just got my Taylor K2006 test kit today. The pool was opened 8 days ago and I have been using the cheapo paper test strips to monitor my pH and FC while waiting for...