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    Potential electrical issue?

    When I was working around my filter, my foot accidentally hit the bonding wire that connects the pool to the pump, and it the wire popped out of the nut. No big deal, place it back in the nut and tighten. One weird thing did happen though - As soon as the bonding wire came off, the pump...
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    I’m SLAMing right to get rid of the green swamp I let happen over the winter. It’s currently in the cloudy blue stage. But anyway, I’ve noticed my filter is getting worse than ever at clogging up. And by clogging up, I mean the pressure going back into the pool becomes less and less and...
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    How to know where electrical line is for pool?

    Any tips on finding the path that the builder ran from the house to the (above ground) pool? I am digging holes for footers for a deck, and I don’t want to hit the line.
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    Has anyone replaced the twist-lock receptacle for a typical 120v?

    I hate the twist-lock receptacle at my pool. Finding timers for this style is terrible, splitters are hit and miss, etc. Has anyone here replaced their twist-lock receptacle for a typical 120v receptacle? I’m assuming it’s as simple as replacing an outlet in the house? (The GFCI is at the...
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    Why does pool become cloudy when algae becomes chlorinated?

    Just curious to learn the reason behind this. I had a good amount of algae growth due to very hot days and laziness. Hit it with 3 bottles of 12% bleach. Pool turned from Green but CLEAR (you can see to the bottom even with the green) to a Blue color and cloudy (can’t see the bottom). what...
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    What is this piece and where does it go!?!?

    I had a pool company close my pool last year. This year, I opened it. This piece was in the baggie they left me. I see no spot on the pump or the filter for it to go? https://i.imgur.com/xTOFtmt_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium
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    First test results of the year

    This is the first time we have EVER completely drained the pool and re-filled (liner replacement). The only thing we have done after filling it was to turn on the filter and add 1 gallon of bleach. FC: 0 TA: 90 CYA: Under 30 Ph: 7.6 Calcium Hardness: 100 How come FC is 0? Put a whole gallon...
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    What in the world is going on with these bubbles (video)

    Just starting my filter & pump for the first time this year. Non-stop bubbles. It looks like the pump is getting a "whoosh" of water, and then it trickles in, then another "whoosh" and so forth. What could be causing this!?!?!? VIDEO: trim 67390356 E8BB 4A63 8484 B1EF087F7978 - YouTube
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    Is it safe to swim with a little algae?

    My pool is blue and clear and can easily see to the bottom. However, I just noticed there is a little bit of algae on a section of wide wall and also on one step of the stairs. I put 2 gallons of 8% bleach into the pool which raised FC to 25 and CC to 0. Is it safe for my kids to swim with...
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    Accidentally spilled DE in the pool :/

    Long story short - Accidentally spilled DE into the pool and now it's all cloudy. Will it naturally circulate back into the filter and clear up? Or is this a drain, scrub and start over mistake? Ugh.
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    Is GFCI at the receptacle or the breaker?

    Question for you knowledgable folks! My receptacle where the pump plugs in, does not have a normal GFCI outlet -- Meaning there is no push button "test" option on it. It is one of the twist lock plugs. So is it a GFCI receptacle with no test button, or is the GFCI most likely at the panel?
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    Drip drip drip from return jet

    What is the best course of action to stop this drip? Please don't tell me I have to drain the pool past the return jet area (I just refilled it). - - - Updated - - -
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    What are these white granules? (Photo)

    Left my hose in the pool for a few days and it developed these white granules.
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    Do you have to add DE every time you backwash?

    Is it normal for DE to flush out every time you bump the handle and backwash on the Hayward Perflex filter? Going through a lot of DE...
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    Where does bonding wire go? (Pics)

    I've put off on posting this for a week because I don't want to sound like a moron, but enough is enough. I can't figure out where it goes. pics attached. i don't see a screw or nut to attach it to.
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    Adding and removing water at same time?

    CYA is up to 120, so I'm going to empty some of the water from my pool. I was thinking of pumping water out at the same time i'm filling it. Thoughts?
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    Cleaning out the fine dust that floats in the middle of the water

    I cant seem to vacuum up the very last bit of fine dust debris that gets into the crevices of my pool bottom. I go very slow and try to vacuum it up, but its so fine that it just kicks up into the water, and then floats mid-way between the pool bottom and water top until it finally settles back...
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    Add all 3 B's at same time

    Pool is deficient and needs all 3 B's. Should the bleach, borax and baking soda all be added at same time?
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    Check out my pool numbers - frustrated

    21 foot round above ground linered pool with a 1 HP Hayard pump and a Hayward Perflex DE Filter. I went to Leslie's and bought a pool opening kit. Spent over $100 there a added all the chemicals the way the instructions said to. What did it get me? A whole lot of nothing! Here are my results...
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    New home, annoying pool

    Recently purchased a new home and the pool came with it. 21 foot round above ground in good shape. However, I have always had a sand filter. With an adjustable level for backwash, filter etc. This house came with a Hayward Perflex DE Filter and I am so out of my element. The "bump" handle...