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  1. M

    New AGP owner

    Btw, my pump seems to be losing pressure randomly and it picks back up. When backwashes and clean, the normal pressure hovers around 18 psi. But when it loses pressure, it goes down to 10-12psi and can stay there a while. I see the return seems to give more air bubbles when this happens. Any...
  2. M

    New AGP owner

    Oh and the CC seems to be zero or 0.5. The color turned very slightly pink when I was testing.
  3. M

    New AGP owner

    So this morning, FC was 30. Just now—around six hours later—it’s at 27ppm. I added a quart of liquid chlorine to bring it up a little. The SWG was running at 100% the whole time but it’s a sunny day and I went into the pool briefly (15-20 min). Do the numbers suggest there is algae in the...
  4. M

    New AGP owner

    Will do. I'm home today so I'll be testing shortly again! Thanks!
  5. M

    New AGP owner

    Sorry the CYA level is actually at 70. I just decided to test TA this morning which was 90. Isn’t one of the criteria of ending the SLAM when the water is clear? I’m just hoping to get the clear water by maintaining the FC at 28 with the help of the SWG. I have big trees surrounding the pool...
  6. M

    New AGP owner

    I see. What if I can’t test the water frequently? I can only test the water once or twice a day due to my work schedule usually. I was hoping the SWG would help maintain the SLAM FC level to kill the algae. The test result from this morning is FC 30 and TA 90. I forgot to test for CC but it...
  7. M

    New AGP owner

    The water looked a little clearer today after adding 4 gallons of bleach yesterday. Still cloudy but I can see the bottom a little better. I'm running the SWG 24/7 at 100% now.. I've read on other threads that higher pH can make the water appear less clear.. how much effect does it have on the...
  8. M

    New AGP owner

    I think I'll start the SLAM as you recommended.. I've been working at clearing this pool over a month now.. So at my CYA level of 70, I need to bring up the FC to 28.. once the SLAM is done, would I have to wait until the FC level comes down considerably before I can start swimming in it?
  9. M

    New AGP owner

    If it’s just the dead algae, is it possible to just scrub and filter it out?
  10. M

    New AGP owner

    Ah I see. Thank you I’ll do that. How do I get the water to be clear though? Does this have anything to do with the pH? All the other chemicals are in the TFP recommended range.
  11. M

    New AGP owner

    Hi guys. Hope you all had a nice weekend. I was out of town for a few days and I think I might have aerated the water too long. The pH this morning was 8.0. I added muriatic acid to bring it down to 7.4. The SWG has been running on turbo mode 10 hours a day since. The FC level is over 10...
  12. M

    New AGP owner

    I’ll test again on Sunday. And report back. Thanks guys!
  13. M

    New AGP owner

    Great! Now the return is facing way up. How long do I need to do this to see any appreciable rise in pH?
  14. M

    New AGP owner

    Thanks for the quick response, Kim! About pH, do you mean just point the return jet upward without adding any chemical to bring up the pH?
  15. M

    New AGP owner

    Ok. I did some digging and resetting the outlet inside the home did the trick and now the pump is working. Here’s the test results for the evening. pH 7.0 Salt 3600ppm (Circupool recommends 3500) TA 70 CYA 70 FC 5.5 So I need to bring the pH up (the water was clearer earlier today but now it...
  16. M

    New AGP owner

    Using the mallet worked! thanks a lot! Now that I've filled the water, balanced the water for the SWG, I was ready to get the pump running again this morning. I haven't turned on the pump in maybe 5-6 days.. but the pump won't start!! :( I checked the circuit breaker and it seems nothing is...
  17. M

    New AGP owner

    I finally installed the SWG. Just waiting for the water to fill up now. Btw, I would like to get rid of the leaves from the pump filter (is that the correct term) from the clear glass, but this thing was impossible to turn. Does anybody know any tricks to turn this?
  18. M

    New AGP owner

    Yeah I thought about it, but I'm trying to do the least amount of work possible.. ;) Not sure if it's worth hard piping just this one section.
  19. M

    New AGP owner

    So, should I just cut the existing union off and connect the flex pipe into the reducer bushing?
  20. M

    New AGP owner

    So I spent more than 40 minutes at Home Depot trying to find the right PVC parts/unions.. but I'm kind of lost. After removing the chlorinator shown above (I believe it's this one:Amazon.com: Hayward CL200 In-line Automatic Chemical Feeder: Gateway), what PVC parts do I need? The Circupool...
  21. M

    New AGP owner

    Thank you guys. I’ve read the texts again. The pool guy was texting in incomplete sentences but I’m pretty sure he meant is this. He is saying there needs to be a check valve, but I have the wrong one—the one I have is a spa air valve. And it has the wrong glue too. Does any of that make...
  22. M

    New AGP owner

    And what would be the red valve called? When I was just getting a quote for installation he was saying it needs a check valve between the heater and the SWG. And he also said I need a spa air valve (my pool doesn’t have a spa), which I have, but he said is wrong.
  23. M

    New AGP owner

    Oh sorry. Here’s the photo. I’m talking about the small cylinder circled. Is that where the chlorine tablets are supposed to go? Our pool guy told us to put the tablets in the skimmer basket.
  24. M

    New AGP owner

    Hi Kim, Thanks so much for your quick response as always. I’ll follow your advice in draining most of the water out and starting fresh again. This time when the water fills up, I want to use the SWG. Can you tell me what that unit does (circles in the attached photo)? Can I just install the...
  25. M

    New AGP owner

    Ok. Here’s another update. It’s been hard to test and adjust the water level daily due to me not being home everyday. So, the SLAM is still in process with the water looking really green. Last night when I tested, the CYA level was too high @70 (forgot to remove the “sock” after a while)...
  26. M

    New AGP owner

    So I did get a chance to backwash/rinse the sand filter twice, which produced a lot of green water. The pump is running 24/7 but sometimes it loses pressure and there is no pressure at the return jet. When this happened, at the clear glass where the filter is, I can see the water level is too...
  27. M

    New AGP owner

    Thanks guys! I performed backwashing today and the return jet seems to be working fine. Today’s test results: FC 13ppm CYA 40 pH 7.2 The pool math app says the SLAM value should be 16. Is this correct? am I supposed to add more? Why is my FC value not going down? Also, I have a SWG coming...
  28. M

    New AGP owner

    Never. I’m new to this pool ownership thing. I don’t even know how to perform backwashing.
  29. M

    New AGP owner

    Ok. Updated! The filter pressure has been pretty constant around 20.
  30. M

    New AGP owner

    The pump has been running 24 hours a day but the return doesn’t seem to be pushing any water out now. Is it because there are too many debris in the filter? How do I fix this? Thanks!