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    It may be time to replace my pumps...

    I fear I will have to replace my pumps this year. They are old, single speed Hayward 3HP Super Pump II’s. My pool is ~52k gallons (so in theory I need at least 108gpm) and I have 2” pipes (so in theory I need at most 143gpm). My pool has 1300-1400 feet of PVC (I am estimating based on14...
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    SLAM questions

    Guys I have been using the troublefreepool method for ~5 years with pretty good results. One problem I have run into was not being able to find enough bleach (or having to use scented, no splash bleach) when I SLAM due to the combination of a 55,000 gallon pool and not many stores nearby. I...
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    Could my FA reagents gone bad?

    My water looks great but my latest test was: PH 8.0 TA 110 FC 12?????? CC 0 CYA 80 CH 350 I let Leslie test it and they came back with PH 7.8 TA 60????? FC 4.0 CC 0 CYA 70 CH 210 Salt 3700 (odd bc this is the highest reading I have ever had and I haven't added salt all summer and just added a...
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    Odd Occurence

    For the last month my water had been pretty much the same: FC 3-4 CC 0 Ph 7.6-7.8 TA 110 CH 300-350 CY 60ish The ph started spiking so I put MA I. The pool and took to 7.2 TA went 90 And oddly FC went to 6 48 hours later FC is at 8, ph is back to 7.6 and TA is 100 The only other change I...
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    Water looks awesome, do I need to do anything?

    My water looks awesome but my TA is still too high. I read that we aren't supposed to do anything if TA is high but it isn't causing other problems. Now my PH has gone too high as well... 44k gallon plaster swg pool FC 4.6 CC 0.0 Ph 8.1 TA 95 Hardness 320 CYA 60 Should I lower the Ph to 7...
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    Water just went from crystal clear to milky

    My readings are FC 3.4 CC 0 pH 7.6 TA 120 CH 140 CYA 0 I added bleach, soda ash and some Stabilizer Two questions: 1) did I screw up my pool by adding soda ash and calcium chloride at the same time? Can I recover from this? 2) I have been adding some stabilizer gradually (some in socks and...
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    Broken valve handle

    I broke the handle on my Hayward valve. I have ordered a replacement. Is there any way I can adjust the setting without the handle? I am stuck on waste now.... Sent from my iPhone
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    Help for an Idiot Noob

    Hi, I have spent lots of time on the pool in my new home. It is a 44k gallon, IG, plaster, SWG pool in NY. I drained it, cleaned it, replaced the caulking (it was built a long time ago with the walls and floor done separately), slowly filled it from my well, added some chemicals and had the...
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    Filling up Pool

    Hi guys. I am filling up the (very) old pool at my new home for the first time with water from our well. It is a 45k gallon, plaster, ig pool with a Hayward salt water system and a Hayward de filter. We are a few days into the process of filling it. I will try the sock method and drop...
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    Just Starting Out. Need Advice About Leaking Pool

    Hello, I bought a home that has an in ground, gunite pool (50'x20' and approx 50k gallons) with a Hayward pump and DE filters. I tried to fill the pool but got to a point where I couldn't get the water level to increase. So I decided to drain the pool. I drained it, pumped it dry, swept it...
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    I bought a new house and the pool leaks. Please Help!

    Hello all. I bought a new home that has an old gunite pool (at least 10 years old... Maybe 50, I have no clue). We tried to fill the pool but it would get 2/3rds full then it leaked as fast as we could fill it. Once we took the hose out it maintained that level. I decided to drain...
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    Bought a new house, Pool Leaks, need advice! Please!!

    Hello all. I bought a new home that has an old gunite pool (at least 10 years old... Maybe 50, I have no clue). We tried to fill the pool but it would get 2/3rds full then it leaked as fast as we could fill it. Once we took the hose out it maintained that level. I decided to drain...