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    Help needed - Chamber next to skimmer

    Thank you! Dropped my backup sump pump in there and cleared it out quickly.
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    Help needed - Chamber next to skimmer

    I'm not sure what this chamber is but I thought the water level was supposed to always stay low. We got a TON of rain last night and when I looked in this chamber/hole today it was the highest I've ever seen the water. Should I be worried? Should I try to get a pump down there to get it low...
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    Pool deck covering options

    I'll take your guess as I inherited it when I bought the house a few years ago. Is replacing it with the same the best option or are there other better options?
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    Pool deck covering options

    I was going through my annual opening this past week and pressure washed my pool decking and noticed the white just wasn't looking clean this year. It appears upon closer inspection that it's pealing away or something similar. What options do I have to fix or replace this? Also, any idea...
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    High Ammonia and cloudy pool open.

    Re: Ammonia and confusion The ammonia test is a drop kit. I tested it on my tap water after I tested on my pool. Tap water shows about .5 ammonia and pool shows way over 8 like I stated. I was under the impression of what you are telling me though which is if I had ammonia then I wouldn't...
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    High Ammonia and cloudy pool open.

    Ammonia and confusion I had another post about having high ammonia when I went to the pool store and wasn't sure what to do. I ended up running a pump on one side of my pool in the deep end and a hose on the shallow side for about 10 hours trying to filter out clean water. This fixed an issue...
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    High Ammonia and cloudy pool open.

    OK, I've been a bit busy since my last post. I pumped out a bunch of water while putting water in. Today I tested the water and had the following: FC=3 CC=0 I added 1 Gallon of 8.25% bleach came back 30 min later and had: FC=5.5 CC=.5 TA=230 CYA=30 I added 2 more gallons of bleach and came...
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    High Ammonia and cloudy pool open.

    First, thanks for the advice from all so far! Costco bag is a 1lb bag with: 63% Dichloro-s-triazinetrione .25% copper ~37% other I ran my tests using the TF-100 kit and I bought extra chlorine tests knowing i'd probably need it this year. I also grabbed the magnetic mixer to make things...
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    High Ammonia and cloudy pool open.

    Hi All, This is my first time posting. I have got my pool 2 years ago when I bought a house that already had one. The first year I had a company open, I opened last year, and this year I'm seeing some issues (minor I hope) opening. I bought the test kit to get me moving along and try to move...