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  1. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    Thank you! I might have enough time to check this before I find and fix that leak.
  2. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    I think these are related. When I saw greater flow, I didn't have that many bubbles in pump skimmer, nor in return lines. Speaking of bubbles, how much of aeration (pH increase) does all this bubbling action provides? I felt the truth of this. :D LOL but with my robot broken, and booster...
  3. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    Because I've seen more flow in the system and lately I've been seeing bubbles in returns and pump skimming pot. And because I think that with full flow I might get better suction with manual, skimmer-side vacuuming; it feels almost nonexistent compared to the robot. Thank you!
  4. Ignoramus

    Polaris p825 gears

    Duh! You've mentioned all 5 gears are the same. So you can print or get someone to print for you the gears as they are in the model (use mm scale). Mine were worn out so much, that I've assumed they had different shapes from beginning 🤣🤣🤣
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  6. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    I think I've found source of mysterious golden fuzz: seeds from some plant nearby. I found these stuck in the pool vac.
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  8. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    Thank you! I'll read it up. But there is a lot I didn't notice because I didn't know I had to look. For example, heretofore I didn't pay any attention to VacAlert. Thank you!
  9. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    Flowmeter. And now that I looked at it carefully, I was reading wrong scale - I used left scale, that's designed for Schedule 80. Anyway, max flow I had seen was 100 on Sch 80 scale. And now I'm getting maximum of 80 on the same scale. They are both 2". Hmmm, does this mean this...
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  11. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    Your dog is a sniper. Mine just sent their fur everywhere, including my computer keyboard at work And my pool odyssey will be in one place. 👍 It does look verrrry much like fiberglass... I will keep the sample for the future access to a good microscope. Dad suggested that the pump might be...
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  13. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    Report on Drano experiment Drano broke down the fibers from my filter; the mystery stuff is organic. Also, the breakdown began quickly, so I assume it's not a Golden fur. 😉 Report on my SLAM status The SLAM is done; the algae are mostly likely gone. YESSSS! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU...
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  16. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    All I can hope for at the moment is a kiddo microscope. But now I really want SEM for home. Actually, as I was leaving today, I saw that portable building nearby had a big branch crash through the roof (now repaired on the outside, but not yet inside). Insulation between roof and ceiling...
  17. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    Can this be real? Am I truly done? I'm currently fighting what looks like a losing battle with maple leaves... Thank you!
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  19. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    Pump started but I saw a lot of DE in pump filter basket. Could this had been caused by overload of leaves in secondary skimmer? Or lightning? A fire alarm was tripped in one of the preschool buildings. Its control panel is in the other preschool bldg , and it's unresponsive...
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  22. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    Can mold grow in the filter? Update. Washed, it feels like fiberglass. And it's everywhere. What is it? What can it be? Thank you!
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  24. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    New kind of fun. I've arrived at the pool today to find the pump off. The breaker was tripped. What could be the cause of this? Thank you! Happy "Monday" and New Year, everyone!
  25. Ignoramus

    Polaris p825 gears

    I need the gears that drive the wheels. From what I've found so far, t looks like they are sold only as a part of the $130 assembly. Update1. I've found 3D model of the middle gear. polaris p825 drive gear by kapak65 Nowadays, one can order to print parts from 3D viewer application in Windows...
  26. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    I reckon, til summer, my fill water would be rain. Tap water I've tested today has CH=100. Pool water today (Dec 28) (Dec 19) FC. 4.0 (6.0) (7.5) CC 1.0 (0.5) (0.5) CH. 175 (200) (-) TA. 110...
  27. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    This pool sat for a about a year without care. Some calcium had been leached out of plaster during that time, so I want to be extra careful not to damage it any further. Where would calcium come from? Hard water? Why? 450 is the middle of recommended range in Pool School? Thank you! Iggy
  28. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    I doubt I was done with SLAM before school break began. Last time I've checked OCLT on Dec 16, it was 3ppm. Since then till freeze the pool was minimally maintained. I focused on deep cleaning the filter (TSP, acid, the works), and took apart pool vac to clean. After the freeze, everything...
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  30. Ignoramus

    I'm SLAMing and desperately need guidance

    After 2 weeks of rain, freeze and no circulation, my pool is likely back to non-slam condition. Should I rebalance it before I restart SLAM? At the very least, the pool needs calcium and I would like to get it in asap. Thank you! Ig