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    Air Bubbles in Pump Basket After Cold Spell

    Thank you for the info . The pool is very new the PB set the pump at the start at 80 % which was weird as it is variable speed, clean pressure 20 , the pool service reduced speed to 60 % a week or so ago at which time the clean pressure was at a 10 ( I guess it changed because they changed...
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    Air Bubbles in Pump Basket After Cold Spell

    New pool owner here in Central TX. We had a few days of well below freezing temps , the freeze protection kicked on , no issues at all. Now that the cold is gone the freeze protection is off , I turned the system back on a few days ago. I can't get rid of air bubbles in the pump basket . It has...
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    Clean Filter Pressure Drop / Cold Snap ?

    Thanks , no vacuuming but there are hundreds of tiny sticks that have fallen from trees with the leaves. I have been running my Dolphin robot every day and it gets clogged by the sticks mixing with the leaves. I have to clear all that stuff from it every 30 min . Could this stuff also cause a...
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    Clean Filter Pressure Drop / Cold Snap ?

    Thanks for all the info , yes when I turn off the pump it goes to zero , when I turn it back on it goes back to around 15 , normal is 20. This happened after the cold last night .
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    Clean Filter Pressure Drop / Cold Snap ?

    Thanks for the info , a few questions . Also, with a variable speed pump, you have to ensure you check pressure at the same speed as a lower rpm will also indicate a lower filter pressure. What do you mean by this? The PB set this all up at start up showed me my clean pressure is to be 20 ...
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    Clean Filter Pressure Drop / Cold Snap ?

    I am a new pool owner. The pool is two months old. This is our first time dealing with a cold front that came in last night . We are in Central Tx. We had cold temps last night, in the mid to low 30's and I noticed this AM for the first time that my clean pressure on the filter gage dropped...
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    Help Switching To SWG / Start Up Process

    HI , I have been monitoring my water since I got the SWG going and the Chlorine level is drifting up , today it was 13.5. I have the SWG set at 40% , do you think I need to adjust this percentage ? Three days ago it was 8. The PH is still high so I will be adding more MA . I have logged the...
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    Help Switching To SWG / Start Up Process

    Thanks for the info , I thought about marking the MA gallons with a sharpie until I get the hang of it . Will test PH again tomorrow . I know it is at least 8.0 at last test. I added MA again and will see what happens . Interesting about the tabs. I knew something was going on but was not sure...
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    Help Switching To SWG / Start Up Process

    Thank you . super helpful info .
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    Help Switching To SWG / Start Up Process

    Soda can trick very helpful ! Thanks for the info on the chlorine. I HATE that tab thing ! A few more questions, when adding just a bag or two of salt do you need to wait 24 hrs to turn the SWG back on ? Also I have gotten high PH readings ever since I have been adding salt. The Taylor test...
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    Help Switching To SWG / Start Up Process

    Thanks for getting back to me ! GREAT and very helpful info. I will test my fill water with my kit tomorrow and let you know. The Chlorinator is plumbed into everything BUT I really don't like using those tabs . I was thinking of keeping it off and just using liquid when its too cold for the...
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    Help Switching To SWG / Start Up Process

    Hi , sorry for my delayed response , my husband just had a hip replacement a week ago and I have been caring for him while trying to get the pool going for the first time. So here is where I am at. The pool serv company came out , showed me how to engage /disengage the SWG, set teh % etc...
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    Help Switching To SWG / Start Up Process

    Hi I tested my water this AM. I did put some water in yesterday as the pool was a little low and it knocked back the CYA a bit . Here are the numbers . Salt 600ppm , FC 6 , CC 0 , PH 7.8, TA 80, CH 120, CYA 70 ( used taykor kit for this ) The TA and CH of the fill water was CH 12 and TA...
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    Help Switching To SWG / Start Up Process

    Thank you for the very helpful info! The PB is sending their pool service company out to switch over to the salt tomorrow however the water is not balanced , I plan to not have them add salt if the water is out of balance . I am assuming it is critical to have the water in balance before...
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    Help Switching To SWG / Start Up Process

    It is time to switch over to the SWG from the chlorinator for my startup process . I am in need of some help. I am trying to learn the BEST way to do this. I have some questions and would be grateful for any help and advice that can be provided. Any helpful links would also be great. I have a...
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    Wk 2 Start Up CYA rising W/O Ever Adding Any ?

    Thank you this really helps my understanding of the process.
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    Wk 2 Start Up CYA rising W/O Ever Adding Any ?

    When I look at the FC/CYA chart now I should be looking at the chart for the chlorine pool as the SWG wont come on for another two weeks when I can add salt to the pool ? I have another 2 weeks so how can I keep the CYA down using the tabs? Keep the chlorinator on a very low setting ? Switch to...
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    Wk 2 Start Up CYA rising W/O Ever Adding Any ?

    The way I got that number is when I filled the tube with the cloudy mixture when the black dot went away the water was in between two numbers. I will re test and keep working at my testing I am just getting the hang of it :-)
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    Wk 2 Start Up CYA rising W/O Ever Adding Any ?

    Here is the bucket I bought and HAVE NOT yet used. The tabs in there now are from PB and that bucket he left is not labled just a plain work bucket.
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    Wk 2 Start Up CYA rising W/O Ever Adding Any ?

    The PB left a bucket and NO LABLE on it . I did buy a bucket of my own asked for 99% I will go take a pic of that and post . ( have not used those yet ) I could swap out the tabs with mine . I have 2 weeks to go before adding salt and I do not want to get the CYA level too high. Any thoughts on...
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    Wk 2 Start Up CYA rising W/O Ever Adding Any ?

    CYA question! I am on week two of pool start up NEVER added any CYA but now my CYA is 45. Curoius what would cause a CYA to rise on its own without ever adding any in a new pool start up? Yesterday CYA was 45,( up from 20 ), FC 5.5 , TA 100 , PH 7.8. (day beofre CYA was 40, CH 7.) PB put...
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    Day 10 Start Up /Big Storms Debris in Pool /What to do?

    Tbank you . The vac looks like the one that came with te pool but with brushes and no wheels . It would attach to the hose that attaches to the skimmer . I have never done this before, watched some You Tube videos. Would I vac to waste or have it go through the filter?
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    Sub Poured Muratic Acid On Marble Pavers NOW WHAT ?

    Hi , just wanted to give you all an update , the restoration guy should be coming out in the next week, I think the stone is looking worse. The grays are grayer and that white haze does not seem to be getting any better. As I never sealed the stone it seems to get a lot of pollen/tree stains on...
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    Day 10 Start Up /Big Storms Debris in Pool /What to do?

    It is day 7 of pool start up and we had storms and winds today . There is now an excessive amount of dirt and small tree debris ( little buds and small leaves) on the bottom of the pool . It's filthy. I know I can not put anything with wheels on the new plaster so what is the best thing to do ...