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  1. Stephs2125

    New pool equipment

    Hello, well it's a sad day here in MI as I am closing up the pool for the winter :( The good news about this is that I am about to order the new pool equipment I've been wanting. I've been waiting for the filter to come in as it has been on backorder and I just got the email saying it is back...
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    What filter would you pair with the CircuPool XL SWG system?

    Hello, I plan to convert to SWG next season and I will be replacing all of my equipment at that time as well (pump, filter, and heater). I really want the XL kit that discount salt pool sells (CircuPool® Ultimate Combo (Large) with SmartFlo 3.0 THP) but the larger filters Triple 400 and Triple...
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    Valve positions

    Hello! I am curious about valve positions/identification. Obviously there is off and “not off” but sometimes the “not off” has more than one position and I’m wondering if it matters. For example the one labeled S for skimmers can be turned to three different positions. Valve off (handle pointing...
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    Help! I've sprung a leak

    Hello! One of the elbow pieces has cracked (going from the heater to the return jets). I've called around and no one can get out to repair it in the next week (at best). The leak is bad, I cannot run my pump without keeping my hose in the water to replace what I am losing via the leak. This...
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    An issue with the Pool Math App

    Hello, I'm hoping someone here might have some ideas on how to fix an issue I am having with the App. I subscribed to the premium version, however every time I create a new log, or try to, it tells me I am not subscribed - so I go into the subscription and re-subscribe, and then it works. But I...
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    Hot Doggies (feet)

    Hi there, Our new pool is surrounded by a stamped concrete. It gets RIDICULOUSLY freaking hot and my poor pups are feeling the burn on their feet. Does anyone have any suggestions, tips, or tricks on how to protect their feet? Thinking that I may put some kind of mat all the way around? Or try...
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    pH determination

    Hi all How would you read this? I think it’s approx 7.4? It still seems a little more orange than red to me. Agree? Disagree?
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    Order of operations

    Hello! So we just moved into our new house with our new pool. Still learning a lot but I tested the water today and two days ago (I hope my logs are showing up?) Just in case, today's numbers are: FC 6.0 pH 7.0 (did not use the meter as I haven't calibrated it yet - just used the color...
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    Deionized water to calibrate PH meter?

    Hello! When I ordered my test kit from tfptest kits.com, I also got the PH-009(I)A pen type pH meter. I am attempting to calibrate it for the first time and it says it needs 250 mL of deionized water. I did a quick search for deionized water And apparently it’s not just something I can get from...
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    Any pool "expert" recommendations in SE Michigan for equipment replacement and SWG conversion?

    Hello! I hope this is the right forum for my question. Please feel free to relocate if needed. We close on our house this week. One of my first projects is to convert the pool to an SWG and replace the equipment (pump and filter (keeping existing heater)) - I'm leaning toward the CircuPool...
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    Is this the right stuff (liquid chlorine)?

    Hi there, I've never used liquid chlorine before (always had a SWG on previous pools). Are these the correct items? One of the HDX says it is Shock but according to the ingredients it's the same percentage of Sod. Hypo. vs. "other" ingredients. How do I know if the those "other" ingredients...
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    55,000 gal pool conversion to SWG?

    Hello, I am in the process of buying a house with an IG pool (what details I know at this time are in my signature). I grew up with above ground pools and have had one much of my life, but they were always salt water pools. I would like to convert this one at some point but from what I've read...
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    Cover question (dogs)

    Hello, we are buying a home that has a large inground pool (25 x 45). We live in Michigan and get significant snowfall during the winter. The current owner covers the pool in the winter with a standard cover held in place by the "water balloons" (sorry I don't know the technical name). However...
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    Buying a house with an inground pool

    Hello, we have put an offer in (which was accepted) on a "new to us" house that has a very large inground pool. The current owner bought the house as a foreclosure a few years ago and therefor has no manuals, records, or anything really regarding the pool beyond her own maintenance when she took...