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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. Keeping the Water Warm

    I have a 32 x 16 AG pool and live in western PA. When we installed it the surrounding trees were much smaller than they are now. Hence, the sun no...

    Started by CoffeeBean‎, 10-25-2018 05:12 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-27-2018 02:30 AM Go to last post
  2. Unhappy Not able to access my original thread. Am I locked out?

    Pool Doc, I want to reply to my original thread in order to reply to your directions. Do you know why I am locked out? Are you able to tell me...

    Started by Mirandy‎, 09-28-2018 10:59 PM
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    • Replies: 1
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    09-29-2018 09:42 AM Go to last post
  3. Just subscribed...

    Ben et al: Great website, just recently started maintaining my own pool, just like anything else in life, you tend to appreciate what you work...

    Started by Nomorepoolguys‎, 04-26-2015 01:13 PM
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    04-26-2015 01:13 PM Go to last post
  4. Valve actuator not working as programmed

    I have a Compool CP3400 controller. Freeze guard activated last evening. However, when alternating to spa, only the suction valve opened. The...

    Started by BIGOH‎, 11-18-2014 10:25 PM
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    11-18-2014 10:25 PM Go to last post
  5. New User- Hello thanks for accepting me :)

    First a question- I'll post my problem on another post tomorrow. I filled out my POOL PROFILE after I registered ( like your instructions told me to...

    Started by sweepmeup‎, 10-30-2014 10:30 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-01-2014 11:20 AM Go to last post
  6. Borates for a 10k gal pool

    How many pounds of ProTeam Supreme Plus for a 10,000 gallon IG gunite pool ? Thanking you in advance, shotgun

    Started by shotgun‎, 06-24-2014 11:10 AM
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    10-21-2014 11:17 PM Go to last post
  7. Question Oil sheen clean - looking for thoughts/ideas...

    Hi All, Looking for ideas on cleaning up a light oil (mineral oil) sheen on my pool water surface. I have used ScumBalls with some success and I...

    Started by SunnyOptimism‎, 10-13-2014 02:37 PM
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    10-17-2014 09:07 PM Go to last post
  8. Chlorine tabs w/o CYA

    Can they be had? I like the convenience of the dispenser, but don't want to get the CYA levels too high. .

    Started by zz28zz‎, 09-03-2014 05:35 PM
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    10-17-2014 08:18 PM Go to last post
  9. Question pool balance before closing?

    My pool is empty, freshly painted concrete bottom, allowing to cure for several days. My question is, What should my numbers be to balance pool . How...

    Started by FNC1962‎, 09-20-2014 10:32 AM
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    10-14-2014 07:57 AM Go to last post
  10. Cool Just saying Hi as a newbie subscriber

    Mods - please move if this post is not in the appropriate forum. Just wanted to post a "Hello!" as a new subscriber! So far being on PF has been...

    Started by SunnyOptimism‎, 10-06-2014 07:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,352
    10-07-2014 07:48 PM Go to last post
  11. Clear, but no chlorine???

    Hello! I ama fairly new pool owner (July 2012) and have a pool waiter problem that no one so far has a solution to! Stumbled across this website...

    Started by mary jo‎, 08-06-2014 09:19 PM
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    09-15-2014 02:05 PM Go to last post
  12. Plaster is like Sandpaper

    Hello All, So far I have done everything requested from newbies. I have subscribed, liked you on Facebook, and filled out the pool form and ordered...

    Started by Mikes Pool‎, 07-10-2014 03:21 PM
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    09-09-2014 07:08 PM Go to last post
  13. What to do with old MA?

    Last season I seem to have found the sweet spot in my pool chemistry where pH rise is no longer an issue with my SWCG, thanks to great info found on...

    Started by JimK‎, 08-31-2014 01:25 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-31-2014 09:53 PM Go to last post
  14. BioGuard balance pak 100

    We finally have the new pool finished and operational. Started the pump up on 14 Aug and PB added 7 qts of acid and 2 qts scale inhibitor. I didn't...

    Started by jmarty462‎, 08-18-2014 09:49 PM
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    08-28-2014 02:10 PM Go to last post
  15. Issue installing new light

    Originally posted in new users area. Upgraded membership so I could post over here: Needed to replace the light fixtures for my 2 pool lights. I...

    Started by zz28zz‎, 08-25-2014 08:21 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-28-2014 11:44 AM Go to last post
  16. Moved post

    I paid my subscription and was able to post in "Pool equip and operations". My post got moved to here. I got a good reply to my question, so I'm not...

    Started by zz28zz‎, 08-26-2014 02:17 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-27-2014 01:29 AM Go to last post
  17. Do sand filters need chemical cleaning?

    I just had a "pool guy" tell me that all residential sand filters need to be chemically cleaned once or twice a year to remove gunk like suntan...

    Started by Pappy‎, 08-23-2014 09:57 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-24-2014 07:24 PM Go to last post
  18. My thread suddenly closed???

    This thread I started was suddenly closed without explanation. http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthread.php/25915-Is-main-drain-necessary Was it...

    Started by JimK‎, 08-20-2014 12:19 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-20-2014 07:30 PM Go to last post
  19. Iron In My Water

    I accidentally left my well water run into my pool overnight several nights ago. I awoke to a mess of brownish green metallic water. I immediately...

    Started by Phenom300‎, 07-21-2014 07:45 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-16-2014 09:18 PM Go to last post
  20. Hose leaking

    Have a leak from the hose that goes to the booster pump. Have tried sealing with tape to no avail. Tried to tighten the plastic nut at each end. ...

    Started by maggie2712‎, 08-10-2014 11:57 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    08-10-2014 11:57 AM Go to last post
  21. New Pool Construction by Owner - Equipment help!

    Note: I also posted this question the newbies new post section, before I noticed there was a "subscriber section". So I've decided to take on the...

    Started by Lsanc‎, 07-29-2014 12:28 PM
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    08-07-2014 10:14 PM Go to last post
  22. Not a good day!

    Well this season has not been a good one in many ways. Pool pump had to be replaced, had to have most of my plumbing replaced and a very nasty...

    Started by maggie2712‎, 08-07-2014 05:08 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-07-2014 05:40 PM Go to last post
  23. Sand everywhere...pump dead:(

    Came home from a weekend away to a pool that was drained below the intake, sand all around the filter on the ground and a dead pump...uggg! We...

    Started by paigemetoo‎, 07-27-2014 09:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-28-2014 08:21 PM Go to last post
  24. Cloudy water for about 10 days.

    I have a 21' X 43' oval AG, 30K gals. I have a Millennium cartridge filter system with a 2 speed Waterway pump. I use the BBB method. For the last...

    Started by tnt69‎, 07-25-2014 11:51 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-28-2014 11:24 AM Go to last post
  25. New house, unwinterized pool

    This is what I know: 18'x36' IG, vinyl liner,4.5' to ~9.5'= 30k gallons?, unwinterized tagelus sand filter TA 60D, pump is missing in action, as is...

    Started by poms302‎, 06-12-2014 06:14 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-23-2014 11:42 AM Go to last post
  26. New pool owner, trying to get my chemicals balanced

    Hey everyone, I'm a new homeowner and am new to maintaining a pool. I've recently taken 2 semesters of 100-level college chemistry and a 300-level...

    Started by mitchryan912‎, 07-02-2014 12:46 PM
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    07-21-2014 01:21 PM Go to last post
  27. Question pool chart

    How do I find my pool chart? I also need to edit since I should have 2 pool charts. first one is from previous home. Thanks

    Started by FNC1962‎, 07-15-2014 07:43 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-17-2014 09:36 AM Go to last post
  28. Question Disappearing chlorine

    My pool is an in ground concrete with 20,000 gallons built in 1974. I have had no major problems in maintaining chlorine levels till now. In Oct 2013...

    Started by arjayh‎, 07-01-2014 03:45 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-16-2014 11:35 AM Go to last post
  29. 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
  30. 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
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,814
    07-09-2014 05:20 PM Go to last post

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