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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: New Directions for PoolForum in 2018 (in revision)

    __________________________________ What’s been the problem? There are several, including personal ones I am not going to explain, but a major...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 04-09-2018 04:52 PM
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    09-30-2018 08:41 AM Go to last post
  1. Thanks Ben & co

    Thanks for setting up the subscriber forum.

    Started by robbym70‎, 03-25-2014 12:05 PM
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    03-25-2014 12:20 PM Go to last post
  2. Question Ready-Set-GO, almost!

    OK. New liner is in. Pool has been filled. Pump is being replaced. Pool water has been sitting for about a week, due to problem after problem with...

    Started by wilsol4‎, 04-25-2014 01:46 PM
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    04-25-2014 05:31 PM Go to last post
  3. Newbie - with cloudy pool

    Hi all! We have had our pool for about 5 years. It is a True L shape vinyl liner pool that is 16x36x41 in size with a deep end of 9 feet. We went...

    Started by Dad2handz‎, 04-16-2014 03:41 PM
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    05-03-2014 06:36 PM Go to last post
  4. Hydraulic changes due to pipe upgrade

    My pool operates with a Sta-Rite Dura-Glas (P2RA5F-182L) pump and a Hayward Star Clear cartridge filter (C1200). The pump is fed by three (3) 1 - 1/2...

    Started by nefretrameses‎, 05-02-2014 08:59 PM
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    05-03-2014 07:01 PM Go to last post
  5. Angry Overwhelmed

    Trying to test pool for first time. Very good circulation. Testing as far down as I can reach. Not sure what readings are telling me. Using K-1000...

    Started by wilsol4‎, 04-27-2014 06:35 PM
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    05-04-2014 10:06 AM Go to last post
  6. Thank You!

    Just wanted to say what an incredible resource this site is. It turns out that I have no unique pool problems after all. I was able to find answers...

    Started by runtgh‎, 05-09-2014 05:01 PM
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    05-13-2014 12:33 PM Go to last post
  7. community pool just does not get clear!

    40,000 gal. inground pool, pH 7.4, FC 10, CC 0.5, TA 100, CYA 30. Tests done with Taylor K-2006. We tried to turn our green swamp into a clear pool...

    Started by Stierchen‎, 05-06-2014 01:14 PM
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    05-13-2014 08:50 PM Go to last post
  8. 16 year old sand filter

    My Hayward S-244T sand filter will be celebrating its 16th birthday this summer. I've never replaced or cleaned the sand since it was installed,...

    Started by GaryK‎, 05-16-2014 06:15 PM
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    05-17-2014 07:08 PM Go to last post
  9. What chlorine level to shock -- now that half my CYA is gone

    My appologies if this is the wrong place to post this. I just recently became a subscriber though I've been registered for over a year. I took...

    Started by JimK‎, 05-10-2014 04:58 PM
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    attaboy, pix2fix, sticky, sticky-cya-lost, sticky-de-filter, sticky-winterize
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    05-20-2014 12:10 AM Go to last post
  10. Newbie getting a pool with a question

    I'm having a IG pool installed in July and was wondering if there is anything that I would need or make my life easier to owning a pool. It's a...

    Started by suzuki98‎, 05-16-2014 10:31 PM
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    05-22-2014 12:02 AM Go to last post
  11. High PH, Low TA

    Ok...so I am having a struggle. Finally got my pool clear and am having to constantly add muratic acid to my pool to keep the PH under control. It...

    Started by Dad2handz‎, 05-19-2014 04:52 PM
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    05-22-2014 12:03 AM Go to last post
  12. opinions sought on wood-burning pool heaters

    Does anyone have any experience with wood-burning pool heaters? I am intrigued by the idea (and I have a lot of "free" wood, thanks to some awful...

    Started by alisonquilts‎, 05-25-2014 10:52 PM
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    05-25-2014 11:56 PM Go to last post
  13. Chlorine and PH too low

    I just received the Taylor K2006 test kit I purchased from Amazon (via link). My chlorine test results were 1.0 ppm FC and .4 ppm CC. I have a...

    Started by sjeffers01‎, 05-17-2014 10:27 PM
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    05-26-2014 12:54 AM Go to last post
  14. clarification

    Hi Ben, No need to post this; I just want to clarify that I had no interest in building my own wood-burning heater, but was looking for reviews of...

    Started by alisonquilts‎, 05-26-2014 12:11 AM
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    05-26-2014 01:06 AM Go to last post
  15. Intermatic Pool Timer Wiring

    I have a three wire electrical plug setup and need to connect it to the timer. The instructions are on the door panel but I don't understand them. ...

    Started by sjeffers01‎, 05-10-2014 02:42 AM
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    05-28-2014 05:30 PM Go to last post
  16. Diluted ph test

    Ok, this might be a dumb question, but here goes... When doing a diluted ph test (for example when fc is over 10ppm), the instructions are to dilute...

    Started by Themadczar‎, 05-20-2014 01:55 PM
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    05-30-2014 10:19 PM Go to last post
  17. new to PF and I'm not a good pool owner.

    Hi All, South TX resident here...we have a concrete in ground pool which was effectively a frog pond. The house and pool are approximately 35...

    Started by m06w41‎, 05-25-2014 04:42 PM
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    06-01-2014 10:34 PM Go to last post
  18. DE Filter Pressure Question

    Hi. Long time lurker, First time poster... I have a Hayward 48 DE filter on IG, salt water pool. It's still a little cold in NJ, but have had...

    Started by impnst8‎, 06-05-2014 11:41 AM
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    06-06-2014 02:19 PM Go to last post
  19. Gunite pool with brown stains

    First off, I am not very pool savvy. My pool is 30 years old. Last summer just before I closed I had some patches re-plastered and the pool acid...

    Started by Leo1211‎, 06-04-2014 03:38 PM
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    06-06-2014 02:42 PM Go to last post
  20. CYA not measuring as expected

    New fill in my 40k pool this Spring. Started with dichlor for chlorine and to add stabilizer. Added ~10lbs. of dichlor to use up the bucket. Then...

    Started by Mm_putnam‎, 06-05-2014 10:25 AM
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    06-06-2014 02:53 PM Go to last post
  21. First K-2006 test

    Finally got the test kit last Thursday. I was indisposed until today. FC 7 CC <.5 pH 7.6 CYA (result verified by my "chemist") 40 Looks...

    Started by Pappy‎, 06-08-2014 05:03 PM
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    06-10-2014 04:45 PM Go to last post
  22. Question Pool on a timer

    First post to the forums, and not the last post. I put a digital timer and contactor on my pool pump power feed last year. I don't have a two...

    Started by Progas‎, 06-10-2014 04:46 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-10-2014 05:56 PM Go to last post
  23. hello all. New user

    Just wanted to say Hi and thanks. Been on here reading for the past few days as I battle my pool problems. Still dealing with cloudy water but after...

    Started by TC213‎, 06-10-2014 08:24 PM
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    06-11-2014 10:45 PM Go to last post
  24. Troubleshooting an Aquabot cleaner

    New problem is I have a pool built in 1972 with diving board. Kids love it. I have an aquabot turbojet that has been a lifesaver to clean the...

    Started by gamtire1200‎, 06-14-2014 08:14 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-14-2014 10:42 PM Go to last post
  25. Low pH, Hardness, Alk, where do I start?

    CYA 35 (finally dissolved all the stabilizer yesterday) Hardness 40 Alk 40 pH 6.8 or under (was around 7.0 yesterday) Chlorine: Been using bleach...

    Started by ChrissyInOregon‎, 06-10-2014 06:34 PM
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  26. where to pay for yearly subscription

    went to pool forum to check yearly sub. I got an email but I cant find where to pay as email is gone I went to the forum itself. Thanks Dave

    Started by dansdad‎, 06-27-2014 05:54 PM
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    06-27-2014 09:14 PM Go to last post
  27. Question What type of chlorine to use? The cheapest?

    I saw some videos and read some things on the BBB Method that said that ordinary household bleach will work fine for pool use, but from what I've...

    Started by mitchryan912‎, 07-03-2014 06:32 PM
    12.5% sodium hypochlorite, chlorine bleach, clorox
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    07-03-2014 07:03 PM Go to last post
  28. filter cleaning

    Odd question. Due to my pump issue I feel a need to clean my filter often. Can you clean you filter too often ?

    Started by Wrisk‎, 07-06-2014 02:17 AM
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    07-08-2014 09:35 PM Go to last post
  29. How do I deal with nasty surprise behind pool light?

    I noticed sometimes I will get a little algae in the crevices around the pool light (poor circulation there?). Today I decided to pull the light out...

    Started by JimK‎, 07-09-2014 03:40 PM
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    07-09-2014 05:20 PM Go to last post
  30. Separating marketing from fact - pebbletec vs fiberglass

    Weighing fiberglass vs gunite and running across marketing like this:...

    Started by jwramr‎, 07-14-2014 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-15-2014 12:29 AM Go to last post

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