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    Getting a winter cover to last longer

    What in the world do you do to get your above ground winter cover to last more than 1 season? I always buy the "Best" cover (thickest, best quality) of the kinds offered. Every year when I take it off to open the pool, I hold it up to the light and can see pin holes of light/porous through it...
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    Closing steps first season using TFPs

    Hello All, Ok so this was my first full season using TFP, so I would kind of like to get the closing right also. I have read the pool school closing article and some closing threads on here. Here is what I normally do (with some questions sprinkled it), want to see if I am missing anything here...
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    Frustrated while SLAMing

    Several points, but all related: So, I am a bit frustrated with the SLAM process. Let me clarify I am grateful that I was taught this, but anytime I am doing it (like right now), I end up with a million questions, most stemming from when I am done. Now I understand and have read the 3 criteria...
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    FC loss scenarios

    Hello All, Had a couple questions regarding FC loss 1)Got (over) thinking about something I have been wondering for a while: On a normal day, I would dose the pool to get it to 6ppm FC and 24 hours later it was usually around 3FC, which I believe to be in a normal/accepted loss. (lost 3ppm or...
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    Filter and pump sizing issue?

    Re posting with new information: Hello All, Long post, here is the short version: I am concerned that my pump is too strong for my sand filter. I have a 10K gallon pool. Please see the pics for the specs. I do not know enough about the math to know if they are ok together. Longer version as...
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    Pool Math Glitch?

    Hello All, 2 part question here-the first part may or may not be an issue depending on if I am understanding it correctly or not. The 2nd part has to be a problem with the app. At the suggestion of this forum, I have been using (loving) the pool math app this year. Been great to know what to...
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    TF-100 trouble

    Hello All, This is the first season I am using what we would call a proper test kit (TF-100). I got it a few weeks ago when I found a combined chlorine issue. Thankfully that is now taken care of. However, I suspect there is an issue with my kit with respect to TA and CH. Here is why: I wanted...
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    Deck mounted ladder help

    Hello All, So we have been using the same ladder that we got from previous owners when we moved into our house in 2011. It just has screw holes in the platform, so every year, I have been screwing the ladder in and removing it at the end of the season. Over time, I feel like this annual in and...
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    Combined Chlorine Problem-help!

    Hello All, Sorry this is so long, want to be very detailed. (10,000 gal above ground pool sand filter and vinyl liner) Having issues need help. I opened my pool 5 days ago (late this year because it wouldn't stop raining for most of June here in NJ). Normally I start by adding some algaecide...
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    Check Valve Help!

    Hello All, So I put an inline chlorinator into my system last year-above ground 21 foot round pool. At the end of the season last year after only a few months, I found that my check valve had failed and it was letting the chlorine go back into the filter. I went back to the pool store and they...
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    High Alkalinity and Low CYA

    Hello All, I just opened my pool about 10 days ago and the alkalinity is coming up high-close to 180 (i am using strips to test). Also, my Cyanuric acid is close to 0 (again, with strips its tough to get exact and the colors for 0 and 30/50 are so close). The pool stores in my area find it...