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    Can I address this pool leak in the Spring?

    Thanks! Ultimately, I think you're right. I'm limited with what I can do at this point. I have a strong feeling it's leaking in the main drain pot/gasket as I temporarily fixed it last year (a permanent fix will happen when we replace the liner). I'd preferably wait until the Spring and just...
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    Can I address this pool leak in the Spring?

    Hi all, We closed our pool back in late September. I've noticed overtime that the water level was slowly going down. We're losing about 1/8" a day. For a while, I thought it might have just been evaporation. We have a mesh safety cover. I did a bucket test and the pool is consistently losing...
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    Do mesh safety covers stop evaporation?

    Hi all, Another evaporation question! I have a mesh safety cover (Looploc). I closed my pool a bit earlier this year. The weather has been pretty warm. Mostly in the 70s with a few days in the 80s, but I still went ahead and closed the pool. I check the pool chemicals about once a week and...
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    Hot tub cabinet panel broke and needs to be replaced. Service company ordered wrong size.

    Hi all, I have an Artesian hot tub. The cabinet panel on it broke after owning it for only a few months. It was under warranty from the company I purchased it from. They came out to replace it, but they ordered the wrong size panel. They said it's about .5" too long and 2" too tall. They are...
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    Winterizing return line and there is a small leak

    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I can't drain the pool that much. We have a very high water table and I've already had my 2 year liner float on me and cause wrinkles. I did talk to a couple pool stores today to just get their opinion. They weren't too much help (wasn't expecting much)...
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    Winterizing return line and there is a small leak

    Hi all, I'm trying to winterize my pool lines. It's an inground 12k gallon pool with 1 return, 1 skimmer, and 1 main drain. I winterized the skimmer and the main drain without much issue. However, I'm having issues with the return line. I tried a few ways to winterize the return line. I didn't...
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    Winterizing main drain with just anti freeze?

    Thanks for the help! I didn't think of using a foam rope before. But that makes sense! I was thinking about it today and came up with an idea. I'm curious to know what you think! I was going to purchase a water transfer pump, something like this: 1/10 HP Transfer Pump 320 GPH. I could plug the...
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    Winterizing main drain with just anti freeze?

    Hi all, I'm trying to come up with a way to winterize my main drain. Long story short, we can't air lock the typical way. Last year, I was brushing the pool and bumped the main drain. This caused a leak. It was determined that the wrong screws were used for the Hayward main drain. I was able to...
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    Pumped water out of pool and now I have water behind my liner. Anything I should do?

    Hi all, My pool is winterized with a mesh safety cover. The water level in the pool was very high after some snow and rain we had. I threw in a pump and pumped out a couple thousand gallons to drop it about a foot. Unfortunately, I didn't extend the hose far enough away from the pool. Only...
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    Help eliminating Iron from my hot tub

    I'm a relatively new hot tub owner. I'm on my second refill after purchasing the hot tub about 6 months ago. One thing I've been having a difficulty combating is iron. I'm filling it up from a well that does not go through a water softener. I am using two EcoOne hose filters combined to help...
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    What's causing this stain in my new hot tub?

    Thanks for the help. Much appreciated. How would you suggest cleaning it. The manufacturer says 1 part vinegar to two parts warm water when cleaning the shell. I'm not sure that would remove the stain though.
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    What's causing this stain in my new hot tub?

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, it's a pleated filter. I don't recall it looking very orange. I'll take a look tomorrow when the sun is back out. Yes, it's only this one place. I have a circulation filter that runs 24/7. So I figured the constant pressure from the jet there is what is causing the stain.
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    What's causing this stain in my new hot tub?

    The readings have always been good until this past week. I don't have a log of the exact readings, but I was checking frequently and had no issues. The manufacturer makes no mention of the metals. The dealer used the "Leisure Time" product line for start up chemicals when I bought it. This...
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    What's causing this stain in my new hot tub?

    Thanks for the help. I test chlorine/pH everyday and TA, CH, CYA every week. I wasn't able to test last week so a couple things got off. Chlorine: 6 ppm pH: 7 TA: 70 CH: 275 CYA: 70 My TA got too low which threw off my pH. I used the pool calculator and added the appropriate amount of baking...
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    What's causing this stain in my new hot tub?

    Hi all, I recently purchased a hot tub. After a couple months of frequent use, I noticed this brown stain down by the return. I'm not sure the technical term, but it's the water return jet that is running constantly and has hot water. What is this brown stain from? Do I have too many metals in...
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    Muriatic acid bad for fiberglass hot tub?

    Yes, I'm using the pool calculator app to determine the amount to use. I'm using a very small amount each time. Thank you!