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    A Polaris 380 Rebuild Kit. Quick tip

    My rebuilt ride! I bought the rebuild kit which comes with everything except for the internal frame and supply hose. I had trouble getting the wheels to spin freely enough and even when they did they would eventually bind up and stop. I took the unit apart several times checking the bearings...
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    A question about Removing and jumping the pool timer

    Thanks for the reply
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    A question about Removing and jumping the pool timer

    Hi My setup is a main mechanical timer in the basement that controls all power to outside pool pumps. Outside I have another timer that's in-line for my cleaner booster pump. The outside timer is going bad, won't turn, the inside main timer is now unnecessary because this year I have installed a...
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    Where to get bleach?

    Hi Isee your in Pa, I live in North Maryland and have a Redners Grocery store near me that sells that's liquid Pool shock for a pack of 4 1gallon Jugs for $10.00. Since I discovered this I have been buying 3 cases at a time and using this to chorlinate. It's the best deal if you have. Redners...
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    Need some help with a little green pool.

    The water is still tinted green but is better. I have my robot stirring up the bottom so it's a little cloudy. It's very sunny and humid today so I will test in awhile, the sun is off the pool by 5pm so at that point I will go be able to give it a good slam (20) and see what we got in the...
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    Need some help with a little green pool.

    So before I went to bed last night I tested the FC again. At 11pm I had a FC of 8. This morning at 7am and before the sun gets to the pool it's at a FC 7. So I didn't drop much at all over night. Pool pump running 24hrs and just did backwash. I hear what your saying about the slam but what do...
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    Need some help with a little green pool.

    So I just ran my own test. I confess I took a sample to the pool store because I had to go out anyway. FC 3.5 Cc .5 PH 7.5 Ch 200 Cya ( I didnt test because it's too dark out to judge but the last time I did it was above 45 so this isn't far off) TA 70 I am dong a mini slam because the pool...
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    Need some help with a little green pool.

    I have the test kit recommended here and have started the slamming. I was jus wondering if I should also address the PH or Ta as well while slamming the pool
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    Need some help with a little green pool.

    Hello, I have a quick question for you all. We have had about 5" of rain around here and I have been away for a few days and I fine my pool to be a little limish. I have started slamming it but also find my levels are all over the place. So I wanted to ask where to start, PH is high, (7.9) but...
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    How can you tell if your sand filter is low on sand?

    Hello, I'm reviving a old thread. Today I opened my Pentair Tritton II TA60 for the first time ever and found the center filter tower had been left at a angle and the filter was only about half full of sand. This is my 3rd year as a pool owner, (it came with the house) and this site has been...
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    Can tile repair wait till I reopen pool next summer?

    Thanks for the reply Pooldv
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    Can tile repair wait till I reopen pool next summer?

    Hello, I haven't closed my pool in Maryland yet but plan to do so next week. I have had about 3 6 x6 tiles pop off right at the end of the season as well as some of the bedding grout behind them. The cooping above has some cracks in the grout that have worked them out. I don't really have time...
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    Help with the proper sequence for Blowing out lines. Please

    OK well thanks for the response, I had included a key phrase in the the first part of my post that I thought would have made it clear that I was looking and hoping for a more specific info. That might even be helpful to others. "I have read the great advice on this site and watched a few you...
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    Help with the proper sequence for Blowing out lines. Please

    Hello, I wanted to try closing this year. I have read the great advice on this site and watched a few you tube videos but Im still a little confused about the best way to blow out my lines. So here is what I think i will do and was hoping some one could correct me if I seem off. 1. Lower water...
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    Polaris 380 trouble shooting help please.

    Hello, so I just finished my 1st ever slam of my pool and now I need to clean up bottom of pool but my 380 is not happy. Some background on it and me, we bought this house with pool and equipment and this is my second season as a pool owner. The Polaris worked really well and had no problems at...
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    Started 1st Slam to combat green pool but have a few questions

    Success!!! My pool is crystal clear and levels are holding. Now I just have to clean my pool bottom. And we had so much rain I was able to give Sand filter a full 8 minute backwash. Ironically the weather has turn cold so now have to await some heat. Thanks for all the advice and help.
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    Started 1st Slam to combat green pool but have a few questions

    Thanks all for the quick response. Sounds good.
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    Started 1st Slam to combat green pool but have a few questions

    Hello, So opened a green pool for my second year as owner of one. 1st test of the season Ph 8.2 FC .5 Cc 2.5 Calcium Hardness test Color is more pink then red 200 TA 50 CYA 0 I started to address TA and Ph and CYA as I learned before starting SLAM. Below is the results between yesterday...
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    Deep Cleaning a Sand Filter

    Wow, this is next on my list after I get the algae I'm fighting now. But I wanted to ask if it's ok to leave the sand filter connected to the system but bypassed? My sand filter is large and kind of stuck back in a hard place to get to. Thanks
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    Green mess, no cya need suggestions please. And happy Memorial Day

    Im just pressed for time but may use granular.
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    Need replacement a loop-Loc mesh cover but see what options if not using Loop Loc

    Hello, The pool came with a Loop-Loc mesh cover that is in really bad shape. The cover is so old Loop Loc dose not have it in there system so I will either need to send it to them or try something else. The pool already has the anchor points but I was wondering if they is another comparable...
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    Green mess, no cya need suggestions please. And happy Memorial Day

    Well Thanks again, I added Muriatic acid last night going to check Ph levels when I get back tonight. will be getting TA and Cya up starting tomorrow morning. I have 2 days off and Thursday I can at least monitor in morning and evening so hope to be able to start slamming late tomorrow if i can...
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    Green mess, no cya need suggestions please. And happy Memorial Day

    Thanks for the reply Jason ,I understand that the puck won't get ride of the algae but was curious if they would be adding cya in quickly enough.
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    Green mess, no cya need suggestions please. And happy Memorial Day

    Hello, I have read a lot about slamming and will do that but also read it's good to have ph levels good before you start, so here is my short story. Opened pool today and it's a green algae mess. Low chlorine but high PH and no CYA. This is my second year of owning a pool and 1st time opened by...
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    Advice for DIY of mastic seal around pool

    Hello edavis6678 , So how did it go? I'm going to be starting this in a few days and wanted to see how you finished up? Please let us know.
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    Frogs frogs frogs

    My Wife just found 7 dead frogs in our traps today. This is after me buying 2 frog ramps and have 3 rafts floating in the pool so they have something to climb onto. She wants to drop the water level below the traps which i had to tell how the pool works. I am thinking of putting chicken wire in...
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    My first test results with the Tft-100 for a Newbie

    Thanks for the replies. I still have some Ph up that came with the house and pool. I have read that that will raise the TA too but currently my levels TA are low so I guess ill use that and build slowly.
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    My first test results with the Tft-100 for a Newbie

    So I am going to Slam my pool starting tomorrow evening. My pH has been holding steady but a little low running at 6.8. Is it ok to Slam with the Ph at that level or should I get that higher first?
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    My first test results with the Tft-100 for a Newbie

    Hello, Today I tried my new test kit. We had lots of rain last night and I know my chlorine numbers are really low but I decided to wait until after all the rain this evening before I add the 12% Chlorine I bought at the pool store. Please advise as the best approach and what to attack first...
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    New to forum to Today! With Newbie basic questions.

    Thanks for the quick replies.