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    Here are my stats - what next?

    Hgr1969, I was in the same boat as you last year when I bought my house in September (My Cya was 200+). I did a water exchange as suggested by someone here to get my CYA under 100 so we could swim for the last bit of the season and then over the course of the winter did a few more of those...
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    High daily uv chlorine loss/cya level

    Thanks. I don’t have a SWG so I’m manually dosing. One day I’ll upgrade. Unfortunately I didn’t keep up well enough with the daily losses and my water this morning was just a bit hazy. Not cloudy, and I could see the bottom perfectly, but not TFPC sparkling so I’ve started another SLAM...
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    High FC burn off rate?

    I just posted a similar thread to yours, as I am in the same boat.:unsure: The change in consumption happened kind of quickly so, I too, wondered if something was going on.
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    High daily uv chlorine loss/cya level

    Good afternoon everyone, Just curious what those of you who are in super sunny, hot areas like me (Dallas/Fort Worth) keep your CYA level at. I'm currently at 50 and thinking about bumping mine up to 60ppm, but don't want to get into any trouble with overstabilization. My pool is in full sun...
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    Tail end of SLAM, can I get in to brush and remove light?

    SLAMming is a fun process! 😎Good luck with your OCLT! I hope I don't have to ever do it again. My husband was surprised at all the chlorine I was using and kept questioning what I was doing and if I was doing it right. I didn't even think about anything being in the light until I read the...
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    Tail end of SLAM, can I get in to brush and remove light?

    That's exactly what I did. 🙂 No visible algae in the light, and I honestly couldn't believe how clear the water was! I must have never been algae free! There was a ton of dirt and concrete chunks, though, I guess from when it was built. But it got a good scrubbing and I am doing one more day of...
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    Tail end of SLAM, can I get in to brush and remove light?

    Morning all, I just passed my OCLT, but am still keeping FC high because I haven’t taken the light out and scrubbed it. Is it safe to get in the water at shock level to do this? I’ve been brushing at least 2x per day, if not more. I had a small algae bloom, and it’s funny because I just...
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    2019 Bleach Prices

    Not the cheapest around, but my local Walmart just stocked gallons of 10% that is super fresh. Date of 19145. That puts it at end of May. They are 3.64/ gal.
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    How to position return jets

    thanks! I think I’ve done that. I tried to put some pool noodle slices in to see if I could visualize any current, but it’s too windy and all the slices just pile up on one spot.
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    How to position return jets

    Hello all, I’m currently mid-SLAM even with that crystal clear water you can see in my pic, pretty sure I have invisible algae. I find greenish build up on my shady side and on my steps. That’s not the issue at hand though. I’ve gotten conflicting advice on how to position my jets...
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    High Alkalinity fill water, struggling with Ph, calcuim staining

    Hi all. Good morning, I opened my pool few weeks ago and am happy to report that after all the partial draining and refilling I did over the winter, my CYA is finally in a good spot at 35ish (from at least 200!). But, my fill water TA tests at roughly 240ppm give or take (managed community...
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    2019 Bleach Prices

    Thank you so much for the quick reply. I figured they're not good for a year, but at what point do you lose enough potency to make it not worth using?
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    2019 Bleach Prices

    The 1.99/gal jugs at Atwood don't have a Julian Date, instead have a date that says BB 2/22/20. Does this imply that they may have been manufactured in Feb. of this year and "good" for one year?
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    Something has gone wrong with the pump

    Thank you all so much! This all has been so helpful. It turns out that the pump did indeed need to be replaced. We called our home warranty company and fortunately because we purchased protection for the pool, it was covered. New pump installed today, and by someone who knew what he was...
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    Something has gone wrong with the pump

    Thank you all for the replies. Here are some pics of the equipment and pad. I really never had the time to get into the ins and outs of the plumbing before it got too cold and I no longer wanted to mess with the cold water. I’ve just been keeping up with winter chemicals, which has been easy...
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    Something has gone wrong with the pump

    I came home around 8 pm last night to what sounds like my pump motor making a terrible noise. Kind of sounds like there’s something rattling/grinding around in there. It is still pumping water but was so loud that I turned it off anyway. It has been below freezing here for 2 days so it’s been...
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    Newbie North Texas pool closing

    Thank you both for the replies. In really appreciate it. I was not given any information on how this pool works so I've been doing it all by trial and error. This forum has helped a lot, but at times I feel like I'm in a bit over my head. :cool:
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    Newbie North Texas pool closing

    NEWBIE HERE...I have only lived in my house for about a month now and am just now starting to figure out my pool. I still have a lot of learning to go but it's cool outside today and that got me to thinking about closing the pool. Is it necessary in my neck of the woods? Can I keep maintaining...
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    2018 Bleach Prices

    Went to my local today Aldi to get my weekly batch of bleach and the percent on the label went from 8.25% to 6%. Still priced at 2.59. Bummed.
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    CYA off the charts

    Hello everyone. I'm a new IG pool owner, but I used TFP methods with my AG pool a few years ago with success. Pool was always sparkling. This new one is a bit of a challenge. I just moved in 5 days ago and had a bit of algae that I was feeling like I was getting under control with no...