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    Order of Treatment when Opening - Algae or Iron?

    Hi, I'm opening my pool. When I closed the pool I had metal stains on my vinyl pool liner. I understand that to treat the metal stains you need to drop the chlorine level down to zero and then use Vitamin C and Metal Magic. My question is - when I open the pool, do I treat the algae first...
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    Fixing a leaky outlet from a DE Filter

    Hi! The outlet pipe coming out of my DE filter (FNS Plus 60 sq. ft) has a slow leak where indicated in the photos. From the parts diagram it looks like the leak is coming from part numbers 28 or 29 where the pipe meets the filter. I'd like to detach the outlet pipe from the filter housing but...
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    Is a return eyeball needed?

    Is a return eyeball necessary? My filter pressure is 19 with the eyeball in and 9 with it out. With it in and facing up and toward the shallow end, the surface of the pool water moves and is rippling. Without the eyeball the top of the water is close to stagnant. I've used a return eyeball...
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    Should I reorder a whole new test kit?

    Hello! I used a K-2006 FAS-DPD test kit for the first time last year. I got the kit out again to use it this year and noticed that although I have plenty of solutions/reagents left, the expiration dates on all the bottles seem to be 3/18 or 4/18 (1 or 2 months ago). Should I: (A) Just keep...
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    SLAMing with a DE filter - when/how often to backwash and clean filter grids?

    My pool is currently a green cloudy mess that appears to be getting worse. It's 16x32 and I can't see to the bottom even on the shallow end. After years of struggling to fight off algae by making tons of trips to the pool store with no help, I found this site and I hope to take control of the...