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    Mustard Algae?

    Was able to resume my normal slam but was having trouble passing OCLT because over night rains kept messing with my morning chlorine levels. Plus the green spots pictured above keep coming back over night. But I kept slamming for several days during which time my water became sparking and the...
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    Mustard Algae?

    Phosphates are high according to Leslie but per advice here, I am disregarding it and have not tried removing it. Have I touched what stuff? Are you asking if the deposits are sand? I have not gone in to take a close look at it but I can try that. I can't remember when I last changed my sand...
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    Mustard Algae?

    I received m new reagents yesterday at 4PM yesterday and resumed my slam. CYA was 35 so I added 2 gallons of shock which brought FC to 19.5 by 5PM - water was slightly hazy. I brushed entire pool scrubbing extra hard in the three places where alga has been starting to accumulate. Brushed...
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    Can't Upload Pictures

    Yes, just figured out how to resize on my Android for future posts. Thanks!
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    Can't Upload Pictures

    Thanks all! I have an Android and it would not upload 6-7mb files. Ended up using Paint 3D to resize the canvas and pictures by 50% on my laptop. Tat took the size down to 200-300Kb. The files then uploaded okay.
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    Mustard Algae?

    Yay, was able to resize pictures on Paint 3D so they would upload! Can someone tell me if this is Mustard Algae, some other algae, or pollen? Does not seem to grow on walls. Not sure if it would grow on the walls if I let it grow long enough. This is a bloom that grew overnight after I had...
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    Can't Upload Pictures

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    Can't Upload Pictures

    I am trying to upload pictures (.jpg) to a post but it keeps saying the file is too large for the server to process. I have changed my camera settings to the lowest resolution and the file sizes are only 6-7Mb in size. Any ideas on what is causing this?
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    Mustard Algae?

    I am trying to upload pictures and it keeps telling me the uploaded file is too large for the server. I have changed my camera settings to take the smallest resolution pictures but still no luck. Any suggestions?
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    Mustard Algae?

    Thanks! My water is a little hazy but I don't see any algae except the 3 places that may actually be pollen. The whole pool gets full sun most of the day. We do have several trees near the pool but none actually over hang the pool. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to get my camera to...
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    Mustard Algae?

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    Mustard Algae?

    Can someone tell me if this is Mustard Algae? I started a Slam on Sunday to treat an outbreak that formed while I was away last week. Once I got the water clear enough to see the bottom (Tuesday morning), I started seeing a few small spots like these (not on the walls just on the bottom) so I...
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    Multiple Problems - suction side leak - filter/sand issues

    Sorry for the long post but these problems have me pulling my hair out. Trying to provide as much info as possible to avoid clarifying questions. BACKGROUND Last year I had issues using my vacuum head on my Shallow Skimmer. When I tried to shut my main drain and/or Deep Skimmer valves to get...
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    Water Level Dropping Faster Than Normal

    Thanks. Yes, I have a lot of surface area. And the Lazy L makes a solar cover a pain to work with so I have never have used one. And because we have 8 grand kids, we use the pool pretty much daily so I don't want to have to put it on and take it off. So I guess I will need to live with the...
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    Water Level Dropping Faster Than Normal

    It seems like our water level is dropping faster than usual. We have a 20x40 Lazy L (33,000 gallons). We added a heater this Spring. So I am wondering if water is evaporating more since the pool temperature is being held at 90 degrees. Is that possible or should I be worrying about a slow leak?
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    Winter cover advice needed...

    Ouch! And I was unhappy about having to spend $2k for a cover this year. ;-) Good luck with your replaster and finding the cover you are looking for.
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    Pool Covers, mesh vs solid?

    I had to order a new safety cover this year and had this same question. My old cover was mesh. I was experiencing the tea leaf problem mentioned above which was partly a problem of an old "porous" cover and probably not installing the cover taught enough to keep leaves out of the water or...
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    Winter cover advice needed...

    I know you are not interested in a safety cover right now. I just ordered a new safety cover for our pool. I got quotes frm multiple vendors and ended up buying from Mighty Covers. They were very helpful and answered all of my questions. Two other vendors that I found were very helpful are...
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    What to do with my old mesh safety cover

    Just ordered a new mesh safety cover and I am wondering what to do with the old one. Would hate to just put it out for the garbage man to take to a landfill. I saw a thread a while back where someone suggested using it as landscape mesh as a weed guard. Great idea which I will try but my pool...
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    Suction Side Leak with Vacuum head attached

    Haha, some people have no shame! (talking about the Christmas tree)
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    Suction Side Leak with Vacuum head attached

    Just looked at Costco and it appears they only sell a robotic skimmer - no other pool cleaners.
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    Suction Side Leak with Vacuum head attached

    Interesting. I would not think they would take stuff back after several years. Also would not expect them to take something back that was broken from normal wear and tear as opposed to manufacture defect. I guess it might be worth checking out. Maybe next year because I just dropped a bunch...