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    Spa no longer spilling over during regular daily schedule

    When the builder originally programmed our pool, we set the spa returns to run during the daily pool schedule so we could circulate water in the spa and enjoy the spill over during the day time. A few weeks ago the spa returns stopped working during this normal cycle, so the spa water hasn't...
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    Intellichlor ic40 - please help me understand these settings

    Have two questions: 1. There's a pool output and spa output in the picture. What's the difference, and does it really matter if the spa returns are on when the pool mode is on (i.e., for the spill over / waterfall affect)? 2. The salt level shows 3050. But when I utilize the salt kit I...
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    8 months into new pool, first signs of algae

    Pool was completed November 2018, and eight months later we have the first signs of algae in the corner of the spa. After reading the first page I feel silly even posting about this, so I'll take the ribbing like a champ. :) TC has been between 1 and 2 the past four weeks using TF-100 (and I...
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    Frustrated with calcium levels in pool - may be time for water softener

    Currently live in Tampa, SWG pool was completed 4 months ago, we have no screen enclosure, and the heater has been set for 90 degrees 2 of the last 4 months (i.e., we’re getting a lot of evaporation). I’ve had no issues maintaining FC, TC, pH, TA, and CYA. Unfortunately, my calcium levels...
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    Marcite plaster pebble finish goes in tomorrow - advice/links would be appreciated

    Apologies in advance for the lame/lazy request. :) I learned yesterday that our pool company had an opening and can get the marcite, plaster, pebble finish completed tomorrow (originally it was scheduled end of November). Of course I jumped on it, immediately cancelled work plans, booked a...
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    Build in Tampa - Pool, spa, lanai, outdoor kitchen, oy vey

    My wife and I purchased a new home a couple years ago in the heart of Tampa. We have a decent backyard, with a couple of large ponds, a creek, boardwalk, lots of conservation, etc., which is rare for a newly constructed home in this area. We've wanted to build an outdoor space to compliment...