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    My experience with Pentair and Maytronics/Dolpin with my beach entry pool

    Can you expand on this? Are you just saying the cable could fail due to the strain of the robot pulling against it? I guess I'm getting mixed up on the terminology, will the floating cable have a problem or is the problem a floating cable? :unsure: This was my thought as well, my Dolphin S300i...
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    Trouble Maintaining Chlorine and Stabilizer

    I was actually impressed that this pool store told him "raise CYA, use liquid chlorine" - seems pretty okay to me, but then I read about the "magic" stuff. If the test results are accurate, I'm at a loss but interested to see what turns up. Even if CYA were in fact 0, I still wouldn't think...
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    Ongoing Nuisance Algae Problem

    I'm very early in my pool ownership (less than a year) but like you I've never had my FC drop below recommended levels and usually am quite close or just over the upper end for my given CYA level. Yet like you, I have had a fine green film show up 2 or 3 times. Typically I can't even tell it's...
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    Mustard Algae?

    Am I taking too simple an approach here by asking what does the area feel like? If it's biological/algae/etc shouldn't it have a fuzzy or slimy or slick texture? If the plaster is stained shouldn't it feel just like the unstained plaster next to it? So what does the area feel like to the touch?
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    Installing water bond in filter basket?

    You never provided the link for this last option you referenced, which I suspect is the one that I have, but I would add a caveat that if it is installed in a pipe that is below the pool water level, then the pipe will have water in it and the water will be bonded. Suspect there are many who...
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    Water Chemistry Coming off the charts when pool level water elevates

    It wouldn't necessarily be anything to see around the equipment pad, and many times a drain is just plumbed to a nearby drainage pipe or even just into the soil underground. Do you have any openings around the edge of the pool below the deck at all? Many would look like a small grate, such as this:
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    Pool service company disaster. What should I do?

    I agree with what others said, not sure how full the pool is now but I'd probably add your liquid chlorine as it fills, just add it where the hose is running to help stir it in. Regarding the above, don't just go for the minimum (3), I'd plan for 5 as an absolute lower limit once you have any...
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    Pump Stops After An Hour Or So..........

    I thought it was tested at both, but not sure if it was under load. I know nothing about those dials and such though, but I do see the 115 indicator your arrow is pointing to.
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    Pump Stops After An Hour Or So..........

    Yeah, I'm definitely not an expert but earlier 120V was verified at the pump, but this photo of the label on the pump clearly says "Motor prewired 230 volt" - so could the 120 voltage at the pump be the problem?
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    CYA zeroing out

    Did you ever get scientific backing of this theory or just an observation of your own? Because we have gotten a bunch with our heavy rains this summer, and my CYA dropped at a rate that seemed rather surprising to me, so that would be a very interesting causation if it is accurate.
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    Pool service company disaster. What should I do?

    Yeah I am actually rather surprised they even acknowledge the high CYA as a “problem.” You’d think they would just say “Well just look, the pool is clean, right? See you next Tuesday to drop in some more pucks.”
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    Cloudy again after rains.

    Gotcha - more so was confused because Gemini quoted their own post which had the "this thread is worthless" emoji, but when I scrolled back up to said post that emoji isn't actually there or anywhere else for that matter. Then not-Gemini posted pics of a collapsed pool, but I'm not sure if those...
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    Cloudy again after rains.

    I'm so confused right now.
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    Slow pressure increase when adding DE to sand filter

    The mystery continues. As I mentioned before I started at 10, added DE until it got to 10.5 and stopped there. About 24 hours later it was at 12, sweet, logical. Now another 24 hours later it's back to 10.5 or even less. Same pump RPM the whole time. I'm not worried about it, just perplexed...
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    Slow pressure increase when adding DE to sand filter

    Pool is not crazy dirty, and the filter is still new (6 or 7 months). Just completing my SLAM and trying to finish off collecting some finer bits I see primarily floating past the pool lights at night. I understand the point/effects of DE in a sand filter, just had not read of others who...
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    Slow pressure increase when adding DE to sand filter

    Followed this guide to add DE to my filter through the skimmer, which says typically plan to add 1-2 cups of DE. Read some other posts where people have only needed to add as little as 1/2 or 3/4 cup. I stopped at 4 cups today and while my filter pressure had moved, it still had not increased by...
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    Help Me!

    I'm sorry about your husband. That's about as nice as I can put it. :LOL: Read and follow the above posts well and you will be on the right track.
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    First SLAM, but not really sure why...UPDATE: not again?

    Interesting (or not) factoid: my filter pressure has gone down since starting this, not up. Running the pump non stop at a fixed 2400 RPM, did a backwash before starting slam and pressure was 9.5. Now just over 24 hours later while the pool is looking better and I’m presumably filtering things...
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    First SLAM, but not really sure why...UPDATE: not again?

    Alright now I get it. Thanks again. FWIW, my pool is no longer depositing the strips of green (or glob of white) as seen in the pics above. Have been checking about every 2-3 hours and basically having to add a half gallon each time to boost the FC back up from 24-25 to 28. Of course, the day...
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    Cloud pool water, dirt or algae?

    Can you clarify what the different answers to that question mean? If it does poof, what's that mean? If it doesn't poof, what else would happen and what would that indicate? Sorry, I just see that question asked all over this forum, but have never found the answer to what it means when it poofs...
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    First SLAM, but not really sure why...UPDATE: not again?

    Gotcha - so with me having Microbrites, still not worth unscrewing them to check/clean or should I? I know they were installed "wet" for whatever that's worth, and I had that one that seemingly came loose that I screwed back in (maybe not all the way).
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    Can you simulate the OCLT?

    Won't argue with you there JD, all good points. Just seen many a thread where a user says "I'll run the OCLT test tonight and if I fail I'll start tomorrow" or the same was suggested by the forum experts to a user who thinks they *might* have something brewing, so that made it into my round of...
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    Can you simulate the OCLT?

    Ah, duh. Was thinking if the algae is in the water, it's in all the water equally. Didn't even think about the surfaces. Wait, really? I never have, and that may be why my previous ones passed, but that's not mentioned here: Perform the Overnight FC Loss Test (OCLT) - Trouble Free Pool edit...
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    Can you simulate the OCLT?

    Silly question, but I'll ask it anyway. Is there any reason you couldn't scoop up a 5 gallon bucket of pool water and put it in a dark spot for 6 or 10 hours to simulate an OCLT, testing it at the beginning and end of that period? Like maybe you really think you'll need to start a slam but don't...
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    Successful SLAM (I think) but still algae

    How'd this turn out? I've found myself in a similar situation recently, after a week or so of brushing/vacuuming and the test results looking just fine the entire time, I finally opted to just start another SLAM.
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    First SLAM, but not really sure why...UPDATE: not again?

    Are Globrites the same as Microbrites? Or maybe just a similar mount/housing between the two, never did get a chance to see these before they were installed. I will note though that one day I spotted one of them was unscrewed and protruding from the wall. I screwed it back in but didn't want to...
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    First SLAM, but not really sure why...UPDATE: not again?

    Thanks. I wish I could find some hiding places, our pool has no ladders, no railings, no water features other than wall jets. I’ve heard of algae hiding in light niches but I have microbrites, could that still be the case? I could unscrew those and buy a bottle brush I suppose to swab that area...
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    First SLAM, but not really sure why...UPDATE: not again?

    Autocorrect? Did you mean to say extra fine? It does have the double filters, the pleated snap in inserts and the more plastic-y drop in screen. When hosing it all out after running it’s not uncommon to see some green tint, so yes it definitely seems to pick some more up.
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    First SLAM, but not really sure why...UPDATE: not again?

    I’ll just keep talking to myself here. 😆 I’m SLAMing again. It’s not really getting any worse but not getting any better either with constant brushing and vacuuming alone. Not going to try and bring down the CYA first, I’ll just deal with a little extra chlorine. I also really do not...
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    First SLAM, but not really sure why...UPDATE: not again?

    Another day, another good set of test results, another fine layer of green dust on the floor. Last night at 10 p.m. FC 10.0 CC 0.5 This morning at 6 a.m. FC 9.0 CC 0.0 I'm really regretting that I ever brought the CYA up to 70, makes pulling the trigger on a SLAM a bit trickier. But my pool...