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  1. ka8yiu

    CSI with waterline tiles

    I do not get any scaling, but occasionally one of the small lower tiles comes free and I have to reattach and re-grout it. I can’t say I’ve noticed any water wicking, but occasionally I get a little tinge of green right along the waterline in a very small spot. Quick little brushing takes care...
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    CSI with waterline tiles

    The tiles were in place when I bought the house. I’m pretty sure they’re cement based. Do you think a silicone grout and spreading a layer over the grout lines could help to waterproof and protect them so leaching is not a problem?
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    CSI with waterline tiles

    Having a fiberglass pool, I have always followed advice I got here that a negative CSI, down as low as -.6, was OK. But, I actually have waterline tiles, and was wondering if I should be maintaining a higher CSI to avoid the grout from being damaged. Thoughts? Kevin
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    Pool Math App

    Yes, I am back too. Tnx.
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    Pool Math App

    Same here. I guess it is not a local issue.
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    Slam single drop testing

    Long ago, I read a way to test during a SLAM to conserve your reagents. What is that process? I recall one drop for one ppm.
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    Filter causing cloudiness?

    The pollen is a possibility. But usually I see some clinging to parts of the pool when it is high. Right now, we are and have been at moderate, so to me seems unlikely. Test results show no algae: 4/18, 3:40 PM FC 6 CC 0 pH 7.5 CH 300 CYA 40 4/18 7:30 PM FC 11 ( I added my daily dose, and was...
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    Filter causing cloudiness?

    Yes, I do clean my filter cartridge, quite often (as in every month if not more often). But, how a paper cartridge can be expected to last for years boggles my mind. We get a lot of pollen in SWFL. With that and the other reasons posted before, it eventually will not clean sufficiently to keep...
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    Filter causing cloudiness?

    I know it sounds odd, but the common denominator is the new filters. Mine need replaced every six month or so. I get a lot of dirt and grit blown in. (I have pavers in my lanai area. That, dirt collecting in the pool cage screening and my wife's plants cause a lot of dirt in my pool. Every...
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    Filter causing cloudiness?

    I have been using TFP since buying my house with an in-ground pool four years ago. I check my chem levels several times a week using the TF-100, and have since week 1. I have to replace my filter cartridge twice a year. The last three times, immediately after inserting a new cartridge, my pool...
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    Best non-copper based algicide

    Wet and Forget is what I use now. I plan to pressure wash the cage, and wanted to hit it with something first. I will just stay with the Wet and Forget.
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    Best non-copper based algicide

    I was just about to follow-up with that exact statement. I agree it won't make a difference, but was curious of the opinion of others. I believe he said he was using HTH. But, he doesn't do his own pool, and has not come over to the light side. Tnx Kevin
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    Best non-copper based algicide

    I do not use algicide in my pool as I maintain my FC properly. But, what is the best recommended algicide that does not contain metals? My reason for asking is that my neighbor used a mixture of a capful of algicide and 1/2 cup of liquid chlorine in a garden sprayer to clean his pool cage of...
  14. ka8yiu

    Pool store chlorine?

    Does anyone use, or even know of, a hand pump that will fit these? As I age, those 2.5 gallon jugs may get hard to handle. I looked at the links above, and the spigot made me wonder about the possibly of pumping my daily dose.
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    Can I use summer rain to lower CYA?

    I was out of town for five nights in August, and my CYA had been dropping towards 30 as the trip approached. So, I was able to use some tablets to help maintain my chlorine while gone, and raise the CYA back up. So, knowing your levels and you can do that. Good job using the rain water!
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    Perfect pool float

    I use the same Kelsyus as you, OP, but I keep my feet under the leg support, and slouch. [emoji51]
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    High PH

    If you are at the end of a slam, and the FC is above 10, then the ph test may not be accurate. Wait to make any adjustments until FC is below 10.
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    Inline Puck Chlorinator

    I actually never really understood this chlorinator since I rarely use it. But after watching some videos and experimenting today it seems I can “Prime” it to whatever level I want. The higher the water, the more pucks that should dissolve simultaneously. So, maybe I can have some control over...
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    Inline Puck Chlorinator

    I only use my inline chlorinator if I will be out of town, or I need to raise my CYA a little without being in a hurry. But, one thing I am curious about is how full the tube fills when my system is primed and running. If the chlorinator has one tablet in it, then X chlorine is being provided...
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    I cringed when I saw this

    Where’s Waldo?
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    Pump clicking

    Slept like a baby. [emoji16] K
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    Pump clicking

    OK, no POP for me tonight! I went ahead and removed the fan cover while I still had some daylight, blew it out with some canned air, even a little shot of WD40 on the shaft. Quiet as a mouse now! I saw some remnants of a small lizard, and what looked like a wasp on the ground. Tnx for the...
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    Pump clicking

    I did. In the AM, I’m going to take the fan cover off and see if there’s debris in it. One problem is I’m going out of town this week, and don’t really have time to deal with this :-/
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    Pump clicking

    I know there’s no real way to here, but wanted to ask. The pump is strong, only 2 years old. It sounds like a playing card in bicycle spokes (remember that?). I have a video, but I can’t post it here. I’m not finding any videos of a similar pump online. None that I’ve watched have the fan at...
  25. ka8yiu

    Pump clicking

    My Hayward Max Flo VS suddenly starting clicking at the rear of the motor. Thoughts on if it’s the motor, bearings or maybe debris in the fan at the back of the housing?
  26. ka8yiu

    Gnats? Thousands of them!

    In the past it seemed to be just a couple of annoying weeks. This year, it’s been a couple of annoying months. The pump, filter and skimmer take care of them, just to have it start again the next day. Also, rain or a dry day doesn’t seem to matter. I’m about to bug bomb my lanai!
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    Gnats? Thousands of them!

    My pool screen has no holes in it, but I get thousands of what look like gnats floating on the surface in the afternoon/early evening. My pool has no problem skimming and filtering them, so what I’m looking for is any ideas where they might be coming from. We noticed this two years ago (our...
  28. ka8yiu

    Can I use summer rain to lower CYA?

    I am always having to add CYA because of needing to pump out rain water through the summer. I had to pump out about 3 inches the last two days. I just got finished hanging a sock and adding some calcium from the recent dilution.
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    Questioning my own pool care self

    I keep my Ph at 7.3-7.4 to keep the metal staining on my fiberglass under control. My TA of 60 helps keep me in that ph range.
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    Should I add 2.1 ounces or 32 ounces of washing soda? PoolMath contradicts itself

    This looks like a simple misplaced decimal. 2.1 oz will raise it "0.15" in the bottom, or "0.2" in the top, not "2.0" as quoted above. Yes? 0.15 and 0.2 are probably well within an error range of this calculator. Am I seeing it wrong?