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    New Dilemma with the Pool of Doom

    I have the same strip on my 30yr old pool that is now brittle and breaking. Asked how to repair on another thread and this was the answers” “ It’s cantilever form waste, but also a dam to keep water from getting under the deck. You can remove it entirely or in part & fill spot with a pliable...
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    Need advice on test results

    Yes, I will keep an eye on it . Thank you again ! I have had the best 2 season in 25 yrs using TFP !
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    Need advice on test results

    Thank you ! I will adjust the spill over, how low should I target the pH? I have been using 7.8
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    Need advice on test results

    Lots of swimming!
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    Need advice on test results

    No automation, but yes the spill over spa does run with the pool filter run time. It has always been this way, the problem has been only the last month or so.
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    Need advice on test results

    The last month has me adding acid weekly to bring pH down to 7.8. Is there anything else I should Target? FC 8.0 pH 8.2 TA 60 CH 270 CYA 50
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    DPD powder looking purple

    MY DPD powder is starting to look purple in the container. I guessing I should replace it, but what made this happen so I can avoid in the future.Thanks !
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    Leak help needed

    Thank you both!
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    Leak help needed

    This is above the leak. I put some flex tape around the leak, it still is leaking, maybe a little less. . Will this do any harm until Monday?
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    Leak help needed

    I noticed this leak this am. Pressure is slightly lower then usual. I left message for pool guy, hoping he can come by on Monday. Is there anything I can do in the meantime?
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    Replacement for Spa controls??

    The “Anthony 20/20 “ at the time worked for spa lights , pool lights, but nothing else. Nothing works now.( spa and heater). It was nice in the cooler weather to turn on the spa/ heater from inside. Now we don’t use Spa very much, But when we do would be nice to control the blowers without...
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    Replacement for Spa controls??

    We have a 25 yr old plaster pool with attached spa. The spa has an in ground ( attached pic) control that could filter spa , turn on heat, turn on blowers. Turning on and off blower was ideal . There is also a panel in the house that could do the same. Neither has worked for about 8 yrs. options...
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    Sports Pools vs Deep/Shallow End Pools

    Deep/shallow for sure!!
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    Treat phosphates before early closing?

    Thanks JohnFoe,looks like that’s what it is!
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    Treat phosphates before early closing?

    I have a left over bottle of Algae All 60 from Bioguard.(actually I have 2 bottle!) is that the equivalent of Poly- Quat? If not, can someone let me know where to get that exact product...see many choices on amazon, but not that specific brand.
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    Treat phosphates before early closing?

    The phosphate reading was from a pool store after opening. I have a well and I wanted to have a reading for the cooper and iron. (Each was 0.1ppm) This was a local pool store I found that sells 12.5 % liquid chlorine ...I can handle this size container, not the 5 gal. I had not used this pool...
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    Treat phosphates before early closing?

    We have a pool guy who opens and closes the pool, we just can’t handle the cover. This year, because of the need for the early close, I am leaning towards using the commercial phosphate remover the week before closing , following TFP closing protocol , then opening early. I will report back in...
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    Treat phosphates before early closing?

    We have a solid lock down cover. We will back from vacation on 9/30 , but our pool is surrounded by tress and the amount of leaves falling already require emptying the skimmers twice a day at minimum, and this is without a storm. i understand from all my reading at TFP , the best closing...
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    Treat phosphates before early closing?

    Well, I guess I thought the getting rid of algae food would increase my chance of not opening to a green mess.
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    Treat phosphates before early closing?

    This is my first yr with TFP ,and thanks to everyone’s help, I have gone from a green opening to a crystal clear pool all summer! From the day we opened, the water has read 5400 ppb of phosphates. Because of an extended vacation, and no one to tend the pool,we will close the week of 9/10. I’m...
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    Trying to get the CYA under control.

    Congrats,...I have been following your story ,great job!
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    Water Tape Fix

    Thank You!
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    Water Tape Fix

    So is this tape the same material I asked about previously? It is the material between my cantilever deck and my tile. I would like to repair or remove and replace it for for a better look. Attached is the picture.
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    Cantilever deck edging material

    The material( plastic/vinyl) between the cantilever deck and tile is crack or missing in my 25yr old plaster pool. Beside a total renovation what is the best, most cost effective way to make this look better. - - - Updated - - -
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    Tiles off

    I am new to TFP this season. Helped to clear my green pool quickly. After the water cleared, 4 tiles were off under the spa spillover. Brushing the spa, has knocked 3 tiles off from inside the spa. Is this due to water chemistry, or just age? I guess I need to wait until I lower the water to repair?
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    New to TFP

    Not sure if I should start a new thread,but....There were three tiles were off the pool under the spa spill over when we opened. Now there are 4 more off . Today when brushing, I knocked 2 tiles off inside the spa. Would this be due to age (almost 25 yrs old) or water chemistry? the plastic...
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    New to TFP

    Looks like that today too...thanks to all your help!
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    New to TFP

    Not sure why this did not post on may 27th , but this was after the successful SLAM.