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    pump to skimmer/filter to return hose

    Can ends of 6' hoses be replaced to shorten length? Have seen screw on ends for vacuum hoses, would they work here?
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    Rotten, useless critters - mole damage

    I don't like to use poison either. However, how does one live trap an underground dweller?
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    Rotten, useless critters - mole damage

    One problem...would have to catch one to find out if it has a star nose...outside of trapping, the other methods are deterrents, not poisons. Haven't read about other more permanent methods.
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    Rotten, useless critters - mole damage

    Thanks. I have a Tomcat, I'll look into Victor.
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    Rotten, useless critters - mole damage

    Been thinking about something like that., Thanks.
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    Rotten, useless critters - mole damage

    Thanks for reply. Yes, real moles. I caught one last year, saw ground moving and took shovel and slammed into area. Bingo! But that's a fluke. I have one of these traps and haven't been able to catch anything. I just need to figure out how to block them from doing damage to pool floor.
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    Rotten, useless critters - mole damage

    Live eastern coast NE NC. Have soil that is pretty much sand. Pool installed by previous owner, sand base, lined steel panels, cove padding. By the book. Now, we have been having problems with moles :mad: devastating our yard with their tunnels, even trying to get under liner. Edges under pool...
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    CYA loss from water evap?

    Thanks. Tried this before called pool guy as last resort (cheap and cautious):oops:
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    New Water, next step?

    Take readings before sun hits pool in AM, after sun goes down in PM.
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    CYA loss from water evap?

    Done. Had pool guy out 6 weeks ago he inspected all ground around pool, waste line and said must be something need to dive to find. I'm not a scuba diver. Guess I need to find someone who can.
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    Cloudy Water

    Start the SLAM.
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    CYA loss from water evap?

    Thing that's confusing is my pool is 27'. Where the heck is 1" x 27' water going? I find no wet spots
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    CYA loss from water evap?

    Thanks. Will keep looking.
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    CYA loss from water evap?

    CYA is not lost due to evaporation. CYA does degrade slowly in pool water and can degrade a bit quicker in warmer water. That and the test is +/-10 ppm to begin with. So a drop from 40 to 30 is not surprising. Liquid stabilizer is quicker to raise the CYA. I should have written CYA test dot...
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    CYA loss from water evap?

    Suspect a leak as well, can't find evidence - waiting for the gusher, I guess. Trying to keep things clean until then.
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    CYA loss from water evap?

    3 weeks 90+ temps, no rain, I have been adding water approx 2 inches per day. CYA had been 40, was adding gallon of bleach per day, testing 6-7ppm. FC numbers started dropping and rechecked CYA and found less than 30. Have my daily water additions caused CYA loss? Also read somewhere CYA loss...
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    Cloudy Water

    I wouldn't wait for overnite results. I'd start a SLAM. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Did you do a Combined Chlorine test?
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    Cannot find obvi leak, lose 1-2" water over nite

    Have owned pool since '11. This year, losing water overnite (1-2 inches), fill it up in the morning and by time adding nightly bleach, need to add another inch or 2 water. Cannot locate any obvi leaks, use TFP method. We have been fairly dry this season and not terribly humid. Although we have...
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    Diagnosed Mustard Algea

    More worried about 'naughty bits' than swim suit :laughblue:
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    Diagnosed Mustard Algea

    Thanks. Best plans...decided to wait until this AM to do last minute CYA check and I am cloudy! Will test be that much less accurate or should I go up notch and add more chlorine. :confused:
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    Diagnosed Mustard Algea

    Read articles on mustard algea and am ready to start SLAM until pass OCLT then super SLAM for 24 hrs. Need to sweep, above ground 27' vinyl. Do I need to stay out of water while slam or can I sweep from inside? Am battling small leak (unidentified) at same time so am adding well water thru hose...
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    Water thru filter or recirculate over winter

    Hi - Above ground vinyl in eastern NC. Have leaf mesh on water and run pump several hours a day. Should I be filtering or just recirculating? Thanks.
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    Chloromax Texhnology?

    Bet ytou are right. Food Lion Grocery had 8.25% home brand at $2.99. Stock now gone and out of it in warehouse. Seems product getting some sort of packaging change. Bet neighbor when it comes back in stock it'll be 6%. GRRRRR!!!
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    Sand coming out of return

    Thanks for your suggestions. I am going to roll up my sleeves and going in :rambo:! I'm thinking you are right that it's a lateral problem. Doesn't look like a tough job, just messy and time consuming. Karen
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    Sand coming out of return

    Hi all - Need some advice. Neighbor and I have Hayward sand filters. She closed pool, I did not. Decided to do deep clean of filters several weeks ago.. Started with hers. Did not attach pump, just started by capping filter drain and started adding water using hose to gently poke around. Got...