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    Speedstir Magnetic stirrer

    Cant live without it :)
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    Water Testing Kits

    The Speed Stir is a really nice option to have.
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    Well users - do you filter your well water ...

    I don't filter mine. When I first got the pool I had a water sample tested at the pool store. I haven't tested it it with my TF100 kit but don't have any problems with the water. Well is 253' deep. I filled it over a period of days and top off as needed. My Well Sample: PH 7 TDS 100 CYA 0 TC 0...
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    NFL Wild card games?

    The Irish are still looking for the number of the truck that hit them. I do however remember a game against A&M this year, hmmmm
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    NFL Wild card games?

    Texans and the Seahawks :)
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    Hello from the north.

    Welcome to the forum :wave:
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    testing salt levels

    Salt test strips are the acceptable to test the salt level.
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    What is the shock level for 0 CYA water?

    Off the subject of CYA but I use this for watering the dogs (two German Shepherds). Wouldn't own a cat though :) lol
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    Intex cartridge filter upgrade and cleaning tutorial

    I use a UNICEL Filter, all I do is wash it with the water hose nozzle when the flow gets slow at the return and right back in service.
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    New Pool Since July

    Your Ph cant be trusted as your FC is above 10. Your TA could come down and your CYA needs to come up. The plates are inside the tube. Some good reading for you: edit: beat by dmanb2b
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    Blue World Pool's ion system????

    I have a friend in town that has that system. The salesman told them it was a saltwater pool system. but they also need to add one half gallon of bleach each week to the pool (24' round) to boost the system. I explained to them that the reason their daughters hair was turning green was the...
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    Close pool?

    I purchased a used pump off eBay without the SWCG. I hook it up in the winter and run it 2 hours a day and just dose with bleach as needed.
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    The human population

    Congratulations :)
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    Arrrrggg! Backswimmers
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    Above ground olympic pool anyone?

    Interesting :)
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    Please help - pool is a green mess!

    You can get it at most Hardware stores and Home Depot
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    A couple of chemistry questions

    My bad :oops: Thanks for the education Butterfly :)
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    A couple of chemistry questions

    The below is taken from Pool School Second adjust CYA to between 70 and 80. The biggest mistake that many SWG owners make is NOT having enough CYA in the water! This can create a lot of problems like high acid demand, algae outbreaks, cloudy water, or early cell failure...
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    does this product have cya
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    Cloudy Water

    Without test results it is hard to advise you. You can start by reading and running the pump to filter 24/7 You really need a good test kit when trying to maintain your pool.
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    What is "normal"?

    Empty the skimmer every few days. Brush once a week. Vacuum once/twice a week. Clean the filter every month or two. (when flow slows) Check FC and PH almost daily, other chems every few months. (PH very stable almost no MA used. Hear daddy can we go swimming daily, go swimming almost daily...
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    Bleach Expiration Date?

    Thank you for that information choitink, and welcome to the forum :wave:
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    Where do you store your Intex pool during the winter

    Mine stays up and uncovered, check chems once/twice a week. Pump runs 1 hour in the A.M. and 1 in the P.M. stays on if freeze is forecast-ed.
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    Buying a used SWG

    Due to the discoloration of the housing I would say that's a well used Intex SWCG. I would think your money would be better spent on a new unit.
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    How connect Intex pump to Summer Escapes pool

    Welcome to the forum :wave: Have a look here: And here:
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    How long does it take Borax to dissolve

    No cloud to mine, added and brushed around until dissolved.
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    Honeybees and pool noodles

    We had that problem with bees too, now we shake the noodles off and take them in doors when not in use.
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    Crazy chlorine question

    Did you backwash and rinse the sand before putting it in filter position? Use bleach. Have you read:
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    Welcome to the forum :wave: You should start here before purchasing chemicals for the pool: That will get you started, then read POOL SCHOOL and get one of the recommended test kits. [Edit] to fix link
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    Gotta make myself scarce

    Enjoy the banishment, be safe and have fun.