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  1. ald7973

    D1 Breeze or Sojourn thoughts?

    Thank you! So interesting how the different supply chain bottlenecks manifest around the country... Cheers!
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    D1 Breeze or Sojourn thoughts?

    Hi all - Looking at buying our first hot tub and the dealer I like sells bullfrog, D1, and Tuff Spas. The tuff spa is just ugly...sorry. Bullfrog is a great option but lead times are crazy which we all know. I hadn't read or heard much about D1 but their supply chain doesn't seem so impacted...
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    Heavy snow/rain on new cover

    Hi! Just put our new cover on a few weeks ago (first winter in this house) and this is our first snow/sleet event. There's just half an inch or so of precipitation, but it's very heavy. Cover is now touching the pool water that we dropped below the jets/return....about 14" from the deck surface...
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    Replace Anchor Industries mesh safety cover

    Thanks - very helpful even to just validate that this isn't easy! Will be taking very detailed measurements and laying things out on paper like you suggest.
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    Replace Anchor Industries mesh safety cover

    Hi all! First season closing up the pool and the house came with an ancient (1998) Anchor Industries mesh safety cover. It's super funky and has probably a dozen tennis ball sized holes so we need to replace. Cover is for 40x20 with 4x8 center steps. Anchors are 3' off the edge of the pool and...
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    Pentair IntelliBrite 5G vs J&J Color Splash XG?

    Awes Awesome - thanks!
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    Pentair IntelliBrite 5G vs J&J Color Splash XG?

    Hi all - We have an old Pentair incandescent light that hasn't worked since we bought the house last October. Earlier this spring some contractors rebuilt the deck and cut the cable so now it REALLY doesn't work! Looking at replacing with the Pentair IntelliBrite 5G or J&J Color Splash XG...
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    Sorry...you're blowing my mind a little there! How is 22FC at 50CYA < 1FC at 0CYA? Is it all about the dampening effect of CYA? Thanks for the go-ahead - they will be thrilled!
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    Swim at SLAM level FC? It honestly didnt occur to me that that would be safe or comfortable. I can count the holes in the deep end return so it definitely passes that test. We deep cleaned the sand filter a few weeks ago and it was dirty, but not slimy or gritty. We've been backwashing...
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    Oh - here's a better picture of the yellow/brown/granular fallout...
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    Hi everyone! Pool has been out of commission for just about 3 weeks now and my family is restless to say the least. Water has been crystal clear for a week now but we're still having algae drop every day. Appears to be yellow/brown and granular in nature. We've been religiously maintaining the...
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    Ha! Thanks so much - speedstir is on order! Still gotta get the vitamin c tablets. If you're ever in KC we'll take you out for BBQ!
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    At the risk of demonstrating that I actually *am* a moron...here's a video of me doing a chlorine test... New video by Anne Jones
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    Oops I should have also said that I tested water at the same time and got FC of 17!
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    Main drain is operational. Only found a few 3" pucks from the previous owner....no weird bottles or buckets. Husband just took water to Leslie's and results below. Completely bewildered by the FC level! I feel like I need to post a video of me doing the test so you know I'm not an idiot! I did...
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    Gosh, thanks so much for your time/input/analysis! Really really appreciate it. Haven't tried the vitamin C test yet...need to get tablets tomorrow. Yes, we were able to see clearly to the bottom at the end of our initial slam and yes there's a main drain in the middle of the deep end which is...
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    Patience is a virtue but this is frustrating. I don't think the algae is dying....I vacuumed the whole pool this morning and got up an even layer of yellow/green gunk and by 5pm it was perfectly back in place. FC was at 17 all day. Pump running 24/7, but strangely, the pressure doesn't seem...
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    Just tested CYA....40 on the nose. FC 17/CC 0.5. Added a gallon of 10% to give it a boost going into a long hot sunny day.
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    Nope. Also scrubbed the sh*t outta those stairs and no change. So either I'm not remembering how dirty they are from before or there's new staining. Either way, got in my cardio for the day with an hour of vacuuming and brushing! Ha! I will keep the faith that chlorine kills algae! :LOL:
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    Picture of steps AFTER vacuuming this morning. It's hard to tell, but the yellow feels like staining.....it's not a loose powder like it was a couple days ago. Seems stickier.
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    Ok, we deep cleaned the sand yesterday for about 3 hours. Didn't feel or appear gunky or sticky or anything else. Did see a lot of fine yellow particulate flowing out the top so felt like the deep clean was doing something. My husband also improved the plumbing (we had to cut through the...
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    Algae getting worse early in SLAM?

    The streaky yellow clumps appeared first on Tuesday - water was clear at that time. I vacuumed everything and then we started the SLAM Tuesday night. Since then there are fewer streaky clumps, but I'm getting a fine even layer of yellow gunk on all surfaces now that I'm brushing and vacuuming...