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  1. jasonwbaggett

    Pool Light Keeps Tripping?

    Call an electrician. Just too much going on and too much at risk. Shocked the poop out of you, might shock the life out of granny.
  2. jasonwbaggett

    Flash flooding got me!

    You’re always good for the self-esteem and encouragement @kimkats! Thank you. Dumb question probably but should I be brushing? Part of me imagines if I don’t brush sediment will settle and then I can vac to waste. But if brushing is needed, then brushing I’ll do!
  3. jasonwbaggett

    Flash flooding got me!

    Ph 7.5 FC 10 (I know, I was already relatively high around 15 with a CYA of 80) CC 1 CYA 60 Not too bad. A little embarrassed by my high FC even after the flooding. Had finished SLAMming a couple of weeks ago for some algae (maybe mustard, not sure) and left my SWG at 90% for 12 hrs a day. Now...
  4. jasonwbaggett

    Flash flooding got me!

    Appreciate the encouragement! Interested to see my numbers when I get home from work this evening. Everything was balanced so nicely. I'm wondering how much water turned over? If daylight agrees I'll take some pics this evening and post.
  5. jasonwbaggett

    Flash flooding got me!

    Welp, just popping in to add my “flash flood, creek surge, heavy rain, etc. flooded our inground pool” post. Nothing particularly unique about my situation except it’s a first time for me. And the water was perfect prior to this evening. :-| Looking at other posts, it could’ve been much worse...
  6. jasonwbaggett

    New pool owner

    Not to hijack the thread but @mknauss, you're a pool wizard -- so a question on testing for CYA. If you're actually adding CYA using the sock method, how long after it's dissolved can you test and get an accurate reading? I've added what the TFP pool calc said I'd need to get in SWG range but...
  7. jasonwbaggett

    Debris in Buddy Seats

    Also, "get ideas flowing" is punny.
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    Debris in Buddy Seats

    Thanks, @ajw22... I guess that would help! Also just realized I don't have an eye on two of my returns. One of them has never had an "eye" on it... But it's labeled as "hose" on the valves. I think previous owner had a robot vac maybe? Please ignore the mess... the yard... the...
  9. jasonwbaggett

    Quick SLAM question

    Hang in there! It's looking at lot more blue than green! I'm still finding my sea legs with our pool... But if you approach the work like a fun project rather than a pesky chore, it's pretty rewarding to see the progress. Not to mention when you and your family/friends are soaking up the rays...
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    Quick SLAM question

    Hang in there Matt! How funky is your current situation and how long have you been at it?
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    Debris in Buddy Seats

    Hi everyone! Man, the sun is out here in TN and I think I'm going to take my first (frigid) dip after the mowing the yard this evening! Speaking of mowing, grass clippings and debris... We have a free form, in ground, kinda kidney/lagoon shaped pool. On one side in the deep end we have some...
  12. jasonwbaggett

    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    That first picture in the previous post is right before adding the floc.
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    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    Kim makes a good point. So for any curious pool owner who finds this thread some day in the future.... You can't just toss in the flock and cross your fingers. You really need to have patience and plan. Here's how it's working out for me. Late Wednesday Afternoon - Made a slurry with the...
  14. jasonwbaggett

    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    Confession time. After two weeks of rigorous brushing, vacuuming and SLAMming - I flocced using Leslie’s alum. I know I broke the cardinal rule. Please forgive me. On the upside I can now see what the heck was going on in there. I appreciate everyone’s guidance. I think I probably could’ve...
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    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    INYO pools article specifically calls out the SP0714T as needing an entirely new assembly. Looks like it’ll run $25. Fortunately I accidentally ordered two gaskets, so by the time I return them I’ll break even. Pool continues to slowly clear. Ready to get the gasket issue resolved so I can add...
  16. jasonwbaggett

    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    Day 9 - 5:45PM CYA - 40 (reagent finally arrived) FC - 9 CC - 1 Added 128oz of 10% to bring it back up to slam levels. Attempted to replace the gasket today but once I had it open, I was uncertain. The gasket I purchased lines up and seems to be a perfect fit. But instead of installing it down...
  17. jasonwbaggett

    Testing Disaster!!

    Oh the humanity! On a scale of 1 - 10, how much better is testing with the speed stirrer? I think about it every day while I’m manually swirling these samples. I’m assuming it also helps with test accuracy? Can you also make mixed drinks with it?
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    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    Day 7 12PM - FC 17 CC 1 7PM - FC 15 CC1 Assumed CYA of about 40. New spider gasket, CYA and CYA re-agent arrived today. Water has gotten clean enough I noticed some leaves floating to the top when I was aggressively brushing. Made another pass with the net and gave it a good vacuum. Had a...
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    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    I am not. At least to my knowledge. Water levels have been steady. Aside from the mysterious only slightly changing psi readings, I didn’t think much about it until I was trying to blow out the lines for winterising. Couldn’t get bubbles Out of the main drains until I totally capped off the...
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    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    I am not. At least to my knowledge. Water levels have been steady. Aside from the mysterious only slightly changing psi readings, I didn’t think much about it until I was trying to blow out the lines for winterising. Couldn’t get bubbles Out of the main drains until I totally capped off the...
  21. jasonwbaggett

    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    Good to know. Thank you. Safe to assume because of the pressure leak that the filter is not filtering as much as it could? Gauge stays 14psi. I had trouble last year (my first year with my own pool) with fine, brown “dust”. Eventually decided it was algae.
  22. jasonwbaggett

    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    Well that’s embarrassing! Thanks @mknauss! Since my pressure reading is off (I think/hope because of a leaking spider gasket) would I need to wait on adding DE until the new gasket is installed so I can measure the psi change? Or safe to just add a small amount now?
  23. jasonwbaggett

    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    Day 5 - 5:30PM FC - 13 CC - 1 Sorry for boring updates. It’s helping keep me accountable! Just backwashed. Added about half a jug of 128oz 10% after taking readings above. Two questions 1. Whenever my new spider gasket shows up, would there be any benefit or harm from adding some DE while I...
  24. jasonwbaggett

    First levels for our new pool!

    Hey Nate! Double congrats -- a new house AND a new pool. Doesn't get any better than that. Do you know if the pool has a SWG? Target levels are different for SWG vs. non-SWG. I'm a relative noob currently dealing with my own pool crisis but the kind, experienced folks here won't steer you...
  25. jasonwbaggett

    Test results and what to do now?

    @Sunshine&Water, you can help speed up dissolving the CYA if you periodically mush the sock. I'm not sure if that technique comes with any health concerns but thus far I haven't lost any fingers or grown an extra arm.
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    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    I'm going to play Guns N' Roses, Patience on a loop while staring at the steps! @ajw22, sounds like I've been running my FC a little high. Any real concerns about bleaching the liner or anything else beyond wasting chlorine?
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    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    Alright! Back home. FC - 21 CC - 1 Ph - 6.8- TA - 100 CYA - Not sure. Ran out of re-agent but have a bottle on the way. Started at zero, have dissolved 4lbs so far. So I’m guessing maybe in 40ish zone? So Monday morning 4AM I backwashed and added 128oz of 10%. Hit the road. Awesome wife...
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    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    Thanks @splashpad! Cant wait to get home this evening after this work conference. I managed to backwash and add some bleach around 4:30 yesterday morning. My wife added some more last night. I’ll keep this thread updated!
  29. jasonwbaggett

    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    You really think it looks significantly better? Since Friday evening I’ve added 8 - 128oz jugs. I was all over it yesterday. Still very very cloudy and almost a milky green color. I guess that’s the algae dying? At least it’s not neon green anymore. In related news I stopped at Leslie’s Pool...
  30. jasonwbaggett

    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    Sunday update. Spent yesterday getting water flowing again. Fortunately everything seems to have survived winter. Starting readings: CYA - 0 FC - 0 CC - 0 Ph - 8.2+ TA - 60 Added some (maybe too much) muratic acid and 64oz of CYA. CYA is still slowly dissolving in a sock hanging over a...