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    Location of pressure gauge

    Probably a dumb question but, I don't know the right answer so.... Are pressure gauges typically installed between the filter pump and the main filter? When people refer to the pressure/PSI in their piping, is that the location they're usually referencing? I have a pressure gauge but mine...
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    Re-plastering --- What questions should I ask?

    Can anyone offer up a bunch of questions that I should be asking pool vendors that are quoting a full re-plastering of my in ground gunite/plaster pool? The pool is 12 years old, original plastic, and it's getting really rough. I'm started to get quotes but I read some horror stories on here...
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    Iron and Chlorine mixing --- turns the Iron ferric (meaning, you can SEE it, and water color will change?)

    Hopefully this isn't too difficult a conversation but I really need to understand the process here and why... I have high iron content in my well, but I also have 4 massive iron filtering tanks in the basement of the house to help keep things iron free. (yes these are even hooked in line with...
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    3 drains near the top of my disappear edge basin

    My pool has a disappearing edge. The edge's water basin (I call it the lower pit) can hold around 1,800 gallons of water. There are 3 drains, about 2" below the coping pavers, that are meant to drain water out of the lower pit -if- the water level were to get too high and overrun on top of...
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    Walmart's Poly Fill Premium

    So I bought a bunch of Poly Fill from Walmart online to try stuffing it into my 3 skimmers, but... I guess I'm not sure, am I supposed to put the Poly Fill inside a sock or nylon? My concern about just dumping it into the basket is that it'll break apart and then get past the skimmer and into...
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    Salt for SWG versus Calcium Chloride

    Just double checking... I ordered some Snow Joe Calcium Chloride to bring up my CH a little bit (it was at 250). That kind of salt is different than the salt added by my pool equipment guy for SWGs, correct? My salinity won't go up because I added a bit of Calcium Chloride?
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    Difference in salt levels

    Need to ask a dumb question but it's because I don't quite know the ins and outs of how a SWG works exactly. (I know what it does, but not the details exactly). I have (2) Jandy 1400 SWGs (yes, I know 2 is overkill for my pool, but it they were both installed before I bought the house)...
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    TF-100 Pro --- Iron testing?

    I have 4 huge Iron Curtain filters that are plumbed in before my auto-fill and before my spigots (huge iron content in my well). I also have a TF-100 Pro test kit. Can I buy reagents from the TF website that allow me to test the actual level of iron in my auto-fill? I'd actually like to...
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    View my own posts/threads?

    I cant find this function anywhere on this forum... Where do I go to view all my previous posts/threads? Most forums have something in their profile/account that shows you ALL the activity/posts you've ever had. i don't see that here? The "activity" page here only shows the most...
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    Help me with TA -- colorblind , pictures attached.

    I hate testing TA. Being colorblind just sucks... ugh (oddly enough, I can't really see any color differences in person when looking, but I can see color difference when looking at the video/pics I took of the process). Using the TF-100 kit, so I want to share some pictures for feedback...
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    pH going up a normal amount?

    Since I'm colorblind, doing the pH test in the TF-100-PRO test kit is hard for me. So I bought an $80 digital pH test by the recommendation of someone on this site. I'm finding that my pH is going up regularly. On early Monday morning, pH was 8.3, and I added about 45 oz. (of 31.45%...
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    Problem after problem after problem.... but a light at the end of the tunnel.

    As I'm sure some of you have experienced before, it can be really overwhelming to buy a house with a pool that you know absolutely nothing about, having never owned a pool before being completely ignorant of that fact that it actually requires effort and knowledge to maintain, and quickly...
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    TF-PRO testing trouble with Alkalinity testing

    So, trying to test Alkalinity for the first time. Currently, my first tests are... FC: 3 pH: 7.87 (digital test, since i can't distinguish the colors) CYA: 50 (should be up to 65 or so with the next test) I did the Alkalinity test twice just to make sure I'm doing it correctly, and I don't...
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    Increasing CYA

    Should be a simple question here regarding the relationship of chemicals... When adding Cyanuric Acid (CYA) to get it your CYA to its target level, (60-90 for a SWG pool) , will adding the CYA have affect direct affect on CH, TA, or pH? I realize that bringing CYA to the proper level makes...
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    TF-PRO test kit (i have no idea what i'm doing)

    Hello. I bought this: TF-Pro *Salt with Smart Stir-for pools with SWG I'm really trying to understand how to use it but I'm feeling pretty stupid here reading all this stuff. Ugh. I was hoping someone could answer my specific questions below. The extra smart stir thing is supposed to come...
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    Q1L Adding Liquid Chlorine Q2: Pool Size (both Pool Math App questions

    Q1. This is probably a really dumb question... in the Pool Math app, I see that you can add Bleach , but I don't see where you can add Liquid Chlorine? Is that because you would still select Bleach and just change the "Bleach Chlorine %" number to 12.5% or whatever is on the label? Sorry...
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    Need help with test kit

    Okay, full disclosure. My 2nd post here so I'm ignorant on so much stuff. Yes, I've done lots of reading on here, yes, I'm still confused, it's a lot to absorb. I have a very complex 32,000 gallon pool with 2 different waterfalls, 2 beach jets, a grotto, a waterslide, disappearing edge, (2)...
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    iAquaLink problems and fixes

    Just wanted to try and share some useful information for anyone having connection problems with their iAquaLink app on their phone, especially when using the Web button interface (on the top right), or even using the Zodiac website itself. (https://iaqualink.zodiacpoolsystems.com). Couple of...