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    Scaling From Excess Salt

    Just to comment on your pool mfg. the town will have your building permits and they should have information on the pool builder if not the manufacturer itself. All you need to provide is your address to the construction department. If they only have the builder it is a starting place to call.
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    Low TA and Borate

    No water features.
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    Low TA and Borate

    It was to early when I typed. 50 and 60 not 55 and 60. Vinyl Liner pool. Salt water chlorination.
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    Boric acid and liner

    I used a scoop (extra one from chicken feeder) and put in 55 pounds. Most of it dissolved quickly. I put in the deep end walking around the back edge.
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    Low TA and Borate

    I tested my water using the Taylor test kit. I must have accidentally added an extra drop in the TA test as I thought my TA was 66 and twice now I tested it at 55. When I thought I had it at 66 I added the Boric Acid. Pool now sits at PH 7.4, FC 5, TA 55, CYA 40 (will increase in a couple...
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    Boric acid and liner

    I put boric acid in on Friday from Duda55lbs and 28k pool, FC was 7, TA 66, PH 7.4. It went in and I brushed it to I could not see anymore white granular clumps on the floor. It was similar to when I add salt with the cloud it kicked up. I then left for a work trip retuning tonight. I looked...
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    Dolphin Apollo tearing pool liner?

    We have a dolphin and liner and never had an issue. If you had the dolphin that long I don't see why it would suddenly have an issue. I do agree on it getting hung up. Our dolphin gets hung up at times on the bottom drain.
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    New Member - Chaise Lounge with Armrest or Without Armrest?

    We looked at the arm rests and opted not to have them. It was too restrictive and the rests were too low to be useful. So it wasn't worth the cost. We found the best price/ delivery on wayfair.
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    Treo Lights

    Thanks. They are only a few inches below the water line. I’ll shut the power off.
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    Safety Cover Recommendation

    Same size cover, but free form. Paid just shy of 5K for a Dover cover installed. The install was not great as they did not core drill and in hindsight I should have used someone else to install. I used mesh because the solid cover is like 700 pounds for my pool.
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    Treo Lights

    First year with a pool. Our liner is too big so we can't drain it too far. As a result, we can't drain below the Treo LED lights. The builder installed them after the pool was filled with water. I went to pull the lights and the connection is not coming out and the line is tight so I think...
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    Issues with maintaining a flat level cover over the steps at closing and through the winter!

    We used to leave a pump on the cover. Then turn it on with puddles. It worked, but we still had to pull it back. Became a pain so we did a safety cover.
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    October 2nd and North of the Mason Dixon Line-Anybody swimming this weekend?

    I. NJ. We are. Kids were in today. We have a heat pump. Temp is 84.
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    Salt Cell Runtime Formula

    The calculator is awesome as a guide. It gave me a good starting point. I ended up lower than it said I needed to be to get the FC level I wanted. But finding out was much faster with the calculator.
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    How often did your pool builder show up? (and contract issues)

    We are almost finished with our build. We used a large builder and paid more as I wanted someone with experience. The process was tough— constant chasing, showing up when not expected, etc.. we never saw the builder here except the first day when he told me we had to pay more for a drywell we...
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    Combined chlorine

    Thanks. It was early and I meant Total not combined. I thought the OTO also had to be .5 and that was killing me. The CC is .5 just tested again. Had I put that number in I would have caught myself earlier and avoided all of you the trouble. I am guessing I can let the FC fall back to normal...
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    Combined chlorine

    Sorry. I have been saying combined. I meant Total Chlorine. Using 5 drops r 600 in the TF 100 I get a dark orange.
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    Combined chlorine

    I thought I was doing the test wrong too. But my neighbors who use the TF100 for a while ran the tests and confirmed the results and were just as puzzled as I am. Neither of us can understand why it is almost orange in color when doing the CC and FC for 5 days has been at slam level or higher...
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    Combined chlorine

    One other thing. I am also passing the FC and clear part of slam. Making this even more confusing.
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    Combined chlorine

    Hi all, I have insanely high combined chlorine and it seems the more FC I add the higher it goes. I have a new pool that was green two weeks ago. I had a slightly green pool before the PB started the system (vinyl). For 1.5 weeks now I have been slamming testing every 2 hours except at after 9...
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    Wrinkle question

    Thanks everyone. This is the first time my wife is fine and I am not. Lol. She is tired of the builders and wants to be done. I just didn’t want to spend 60k on a pool and then another 5k and deal with a liner repair place in another 3 years. Glad to know wrinkles aren’t something that will...
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    Wrinkle question

    We're in the process of concluding our pool build and we noticed a large wrinkle off the top step and onto our sundeck. An 1/8 to 1/4 high and 8-10" long. My wife has told me to deal with it as it isn't noticeable and she does not want to deal with any more construction. My father in law said...
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    Skimmer Question

    Thank you.
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    Skimmer Question

    We are building a pool. The Poolbuilder uses a skimmer SP10841OM, but it is round and appears to be for a 1.5" pipe fitting. This skimmer is not available anywhere it seems. I spoke with a hayward distributor who helped me in the past with my old pool. They told me that if I did not care if...
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    Hunt for skimmers??

    I just saw this. I am in NJ and was told the same thing this afternoon by my builder.
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    Build delay question

    We are in the process of building a vinyl liner pool and the build came to a halt. We have a hole, passed the plumbing inspection, and walls, but the builder says we cannot pour the collar or go any further as they can't get any skimmers. I question it as the builder I am using in NJ also told...
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    Too Big? Lagoon 20x38x40

    We have a lagoon style going in now. My parents have a similar pool for the last 30 years that is the same size 25x40, but gunite. We had 4 people in the family growing up, but between relatives and friends we’d often have more over. So when we went for it we got the same size with a family of...