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    New heater not heating

    Hi! New pool this year. between covid, and being super busy, and being generally not awesome, we never got pool school with our builder. I don’t need it for chemicals (thanks you guys!) but we didn’t get a good tutorial on our hardware. so. It did work. Then it got hot outside and it stopped...
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    My kids have red eyes. Please help!

    I do not know what I am doing wrong. It has to be user error. My mermaid child has been swimming with no goggles, but after she gets out of the pool her eyes are wrecked. My numbers looked fine so we were theorizing that it was outdoor allergies since her nose was also running. She doesn't go...
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    Ladder help. Its too high.

    My pool builders are a bunch of idiot doofuses and I’m no long speaking to them. I have many bad words to say. Anyyyyway. we are eventually going to have our auto cover we paid for installed. So our deep end ladder is on hinges so it will tilt out of the water so we can close the cover. The pool...
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    2 borates questions!

    i can’t get my TA to drop down to 70. its just sticking hard at 80. I’ve added acid and aerated a couple of times but it is sticking 80. is 80 close enough or do i absolutely need to hit 70 before adding borates? I’m not having any pH issues (i don’t think. I’m new at this. I haven’t added acid...
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    Tiny bubbles in return. How to tell if SWG?

    Hi! Pool still in progress. Pump and filter have been in for a month or so. SWG has been running a week n half or so. We didn't notice bubbles at that point. Pool guys came and installed heater, but it doesn't have power yet, so I guess water is just free running through it. Since they worked...
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    What would you work on next? I think Im close-ish?

    FC 9.5 CC 0.5 pH 7.5 TA 80 CH 100 CYA 60ish Salt 3400 My interpretation (please please correct me if I have that wrong!!) and My questions FC: My FC is a little high. The SWG was just installed last week and we are still figuring each other out. That needs turned down another step. It has been...
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    Stupid CYA test - comparing to standard - i know i need to add for new SWG, but how much

    I’m having the hardest time with this test. I’ve read all the tips and everything. so i bought a container of standard and an extra bottle and tube, so i can run the standard test next to my pool test. it’s overcast today, which i know isnt ideal. I’ll try again in the sun, but it is what it...
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    I want to paint depth markers on concrete coping. What paint?

    we have concrete coping. I want to just paint a couple stripes onto the coping edge for where the slope to the deep end starts and ends. I figure about four one inch wide stripes, total. Just a visual reminder of where the depth changes are. Is there a paint that would work better for this or...
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    Adding calcium to new fiberglass pool?

    Brand new fiberglass pool. Calcium is testing at 100 from whatever chlorine treatments the PB was dumping in it before I took over. I haven't added anything with calcium myself yet. Do I need to add calcium beyond that 100 that's in it? I know it says recommended level is 220 for fiberglass...
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    Equipment shortages? Hayward heater and lights and auto cover motor?

    is there really a shortage of all these things? I swear our PB waited until the last minute to order every single thing and now things aren’t showing up. I’m so glad our filter and pump are here! he says he has ordered our Hayward heater every week for months and it hasn’t shown up. He has...
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    Brand new pool, pool builder won’t come put chemicals in it, help!

    Hi! In ground fiberglass pool installed, filled, and then left to grow algae and mosquitos and be a really expensive pit of despair for ages. PB finally came out on a Sunday and hooked up our pump and filter some sort of funky way as the electrician hasn’t been out yet either. We have ran the...
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    New install Hayward automation question

    Hi guys! we just wrote the first check to start our pool build. We are installing a 16x40 fiberglass pool with salt water chlorine, heat pump, auto cover, color changing lights, and some deck jets (possibly laminar). the pool guys aren’t trying upsell us on anything. they just set all of the...
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    Heater for above ground pool?

    My in laws have an above ground pool, and have finally agreed to purchase a heater for it. They are fairly high up and live in the woods, so the pool doesn’t get direct sun all day and its freezing. I’m not sure what sort of info about the pool to include. The pool itself is probably 15 or more...