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    Advice on what pump to get

    Thanks jbizzlle I had read about the 2 speed helping with cost cutting, but was wondering if there is other reasons to get a 2 speed. Thanks again fixit
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    Advice on what pump to get

    Hey guys, I have a doughboy pool with the doughboy filter and 1hp pump. My pump went bad and I need to buy a new one. I don't want another Doughboy pump. The pump it has is a 1hp pump single speed. Now my fiter ratings are: Model 0-1750-000 Filtering surface 1.4 sq ft Max Pressure 50psi...
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    Excellent Customer service from HASA

    WOW Had a problem with my Liquidator. Called HASA and they are sending parts direct to me. Man I wish other companies had the same excellent customer service as that company does. No questions asked, just, "sure we will send the part to you no problem". Actually the person told me there were...
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    Sundance spa heater wont shut off

    Hey everyone, I have a Sundance Optima spa in my yard and the heater seems to not shut off. The temp is set at 80 degrees on the control panel but the water tem is at 104 degrees and wont come down at all. Anyone know of a fix for this?
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    TFtest kits and their company are top notch there is none better for sure. I have ordered and used their products for yrs now and have had nothing but good to say about the way they handle their business and their customers.
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    Quick CYA and Pool Calculator Question

    I agree with the above, check before adding any CYA to it. I used pucks in my pool the year before I found this site, and my CYA was way above what it should have been. I think my CYA was around 100 at that time. I just lived with it until I drained alot of the water out in the fall for...
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    to shock or not to shock that is the question

    Thanks dmanb, I was thinking the same thing. Last year I opened and it was cloudy so I shocked it and it took a week for the TC to come down low enough to swim in it. I figured I'd try something different this year and see if I could just leave it and do an overnight FC test on it. There is a...
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    to shock or not to shock that is the question

    Well I opened my pool finally today, 80 degrees and I couldnt resist any longer even though we are going to be gone for the long weekend (I was going to wait till after the hoilday weekend) So Im opened and my levels are: FC 7.0 CC 0.5 TC 7.5 PH 7.2 TA 50 Borates 30 Havent checked the CYA yet...
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    Liquidator for sale reduced

    the Liquidator is sold.
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    Liquidator for sale reduced

    Well $125.00 must have been too much so I lowered it down a bit. I have a brand new liquidator for sale. It is the 8 gal. model. I was going to ask $100.00 plus shipping for it. PM me with offers if you think $100.00 is too much :goodjob: Thank you
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    Above ground solar cover reel

    Hi everyone, A quick question. I have an above ground solar cover that is on a reel that is off the pool on two poles. This is the first year I have had it. I planned to keep the solar cover on the reel for the winter. Do I cover the solar cover with a tarp or just leave it uncovered and it...
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    Liquidator adds Cl even when control valve is off?

    Yes I did convert everything over to 3/8 line last year. Yes your right zero is zero but I thought maybe a little got by.
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    Liquidator adds Cl even when control valve is off?

    Hi John, Thanks for the quick reply, I have both check valves on each side and did modify it to the 3/8" line too. It must be because it is cooler here still (in the 60's and 75 is few and far between this year so far, its usually close to 80 this time of year, so much for global...
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    Liquidator adds Cl even when control valve is off?

    I was wondering anyone know if when the control valve for the LQ is off and the flowmeter is showing no flow at all, does the LQ still add Cl into the pool? Brian
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    So you want to add borates to your pool--Why and How

    I added borates to my pool last year, it was algae free all year long and in the fall I added a quart of polyquat algae preventer, shocked it and covered it. In spring when the thaw came I dumped 2 gallons of bleach under the cover, then every few weeks did the same till I opened it two weeks...
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    12% chlorine prices around the country

    Im having a brain fart, would it be cheaper to buy Aldi 6% bleach at $1.29 for 96 oz.. or would it be cheaper to buy 10% Chlorine for $2.50 for 128 oz.? Im trying to figure with the percentage of bleach formulated into the cost too. Thanks
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    Anyone use floating deck for building pool deck???

    Hi, I just seen this thread. I had built my 3 decks deck using the dek bloks and have had no problems at all I live in NE michigan by Lake Huron and we get a butload of snow and freezing temps for most of the winter, and I couldnt be happier with them. I built my pool deck so it is under the...
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    Forgot the leaf net

    Hey everyone, Well its getting warmer here and what I did over the winter was after seeing the posts,(thanks guys for the sugggestions), I thought well Im just going to uncable the leafnet and let it sit over the winter on top of the mesh cover lose, then in the spring when it thaws take it off...
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    So you want to add borates to your pool--Why and How

    Not an excel chart but if you use the pool calculator it will tell you how much to add of 20 mule team and MA to get the borates to 50ppm Mine in my pool stayed at a constant 50ppm all summer long I used it for the first time starting this year so I dont know...
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    Forgot the leaf net

    Hey everyone, I forgot to take out my leaf net off my pool before the weather froze it in place. It said in the instructions to take it off before it froze outside. I wasnt paying attention to the weather much and before I knew it it is stuck in about 1" of ice with not many leaves on top of...
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    Copper in the body and swimming pools.

    Hey everyone, I have a friends who's daughter has a copper sensitivity. Dont know why it just is. The Doctor told her that she cannot go into swimming pools because of the copper in the water will be absorbed by her body and it is bad for her. So I told my friend that the only way that copper...
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    Recommend a site for decent covers?

    HI Iburnpine, This is the best price I had found on the web for a leaf net. Hope this helps Brian
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    A few questions about closing my pool

    Hi Everyone, Great pool season coming to a close. I used the BBB all summer and had not one problem!! Thanks everyone for your help. But now we all up north have to say goodnight to our happy warm days of sumer and prepare for the wintery days ahead of us. This is my first winter closing and...
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    Potential WS maintenance solution for Liquidator

    Dave, I read the back of a bottle of CLR I have here and it is not safe to use with plastics. So It may work but also may eat away at the plastic. Brian
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    Does a solar cover....

    Does a solar cover help so much to prevent Chlorine from evaporating....alot? I checked my CL level 2 days ago and it was at around 9.5ppm. We have strong sun and cool nights here lately and it warranted me putting my solar cover on. Well I checked the CL level today, 2 days later, and it...
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    Trouble with gas heater, pilot on?

    Waste, tvfoxy59 Thanks for the kudos!! :-D No problem if I can help I will try to do just that! :) Brian
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    Winter Cover sizing

    CaOCL2 What do you mean you clamped it down with clamps from the dollar store, what kind of clamps? Also did you have to use alot of them and did you attach them to the top rail? I ask as this is my first year of closing a pool in a very long time and I dont rmemeber anything at all about the...
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    Trouble with gas heater, pilot on?

    Hi, FWIW None of your chemical levels will stop the heater from working. For $60.00 for a service call and a part thats probably a very good price. In my area they wont even come out for less than $65.00 to even come look at anything. I also have a milivolt style heater and talked to a rep on...
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    bonding and grounding the pool

    I also had the same issue when I had my pool put in. But mine is a little different from the others. My pump is double insulated, so to keep up to code which states that if you have a double insulated pump you do not have to bond the pool to the pump. But you do have to run a bonding wire from...
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    whats a good above ground spa, not sure what to call them

    To answer the person who asked about the pop up TV and speakers, I think it is made by Sundance. I know they have pop up speakers for a stereo on their spas. I also have a Sundace, it is their Optima series and is a '97 The only thing I had to fix was a plumbing leak, (I bought it that way it...