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  1. Lets you know whenever any new Web pages appear on Basic Pool Care, telling you about new products or information including swimming pool repairs
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Why Is Water In My Backwash Hose Filling Up

My husband backwashed sat.and left the hose rolled out into the yard. We noticed on the way to church Sunday but forgot to put it up when we got home.

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Is This Water Mold?

Last summer we started seeing white flakes in the filter basket. We took the basket to our spa dealer to find out what it was. For every tech there, we

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High PH and High TA

High PH and High TA by Arctic Frost (Arizona) I see many questions about high pH and low TA but what about high pH and high TA? I've added pH minus to

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Calcium problem

Calcium problem by Julie (Atlanta) We have a large saltwater pool with a hot tub that we heat frequently. We had the pool put in about 2 years ago.

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High Calcium Hardness

High Calcium Hardness by David Doig (Hindly Pheonix Wigan) I have just recently started a job to help maintain the swimming pool water. The swimming

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Build Up Of Mineral Deposits On The Tiles

Build Up Of Mineral Deposits On The Tiles In The Pool At The Water Line by Lynn (Tucson, AZ) Our small community pool (serves an HOA of 50 homes) has

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High Phosphate Levels

My pool guy is treating my pool for high levels of phosphate and beginning black algae (YUCK). My pool guy has treated the pool for the phosphates but

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Air bubbles in pool. Buster Crabb Pool 12 feet x 24

We have a super Hayward pump' The gasket has been replaced and we still have air bubbles when it is running. The sand filter needs bleeding lot. I have

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Repair Hayward S200 Sand Tank

I have replaced the o'ring in my Hayward S200 sand filter and now it leaks around the middle of the tank where it opens. I have the one that is connected

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Black Mold and Pool Ionizer

Black Mold and Pool Ionizer by Thomas I have an Ion pool with a vinyl liner that was installed approximately 2 years ago. Recently I have noticed a

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Black Algae in my 20,000 gallon fiberglass pool

Over a 2 week period of time, I have emptied two bottles of black algae killer which looks blue when it is poured in with the skimmer working. I have

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Swimming Pool Inspection | Clearwater, FL Pool Service

A Pool Inspection Can Be An Invaluable Service If You're Buying A Home.

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Can't Get Our Pool to Clear Up

We have just purchased the Level 3 Video Series and would like a time for a Personal Consult regarding our pool. A while back I emailed you, then purchased

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How Can I Clear Up My Pool Water

How Can I Clear Up My Water by Kimm (North Carolina) I have a 13000 Gal above the ground pool. It was neglected for most of the summer last year due

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Out Of Balance Water Issues

Out Of Balance Water Issues by Bonnie (Boycevillie, WI ) I lack patience so before you got back to me I was on internet and chlorine, chlorine it said.

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No Chlorine Reading

FC - 1.22 TC - 1.22 CC - 0 pH - 8 TA - 176 CH - 241 CYA - 0 Copper - 0 Saturation Index - 1 I've recently refilled my 5,300 gallon pool after draining

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Newly Opened Pool Turned Cloudy

Some background. 18,000ga gunite pool with a sand filter with brand new (300#) sand and rebuilt pump. We bought the home in January with no pool history,

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Considering transitioning from chlorine to salt

1) My sand in filter is eight years old. (Filter is a Baker II Hydro-Model HRV-30, installed in 1983.) Should it (the sand) be replaced as part of transition?

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High Cynaric Acid

My pool is a 26,000 gallon above ground vinyl liner. around 7/31/2014 the cya raised to 113 and then my water started clouding up. 8/5/2014 stopped chlorinating

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Where should the white powdery debris be disposed of

My pool guy was dumping the DE filters powdery white debris, dirt, on the grass. now, we have made that area a drought tolerant yard, & he just dumps it

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What type of fungicide to use on the back of a vinyl liner

From what I have read I must have a fungus or mold growing under my liner and not Black Algae since the blackish brown stains get a little better with

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Light yellow streaks in low end on vinyl pool liner

I have a 28,000 gallon in ground pool with vinyl liner, using a nautilus DE filter, about 30 years old. The pool is a swamp every year when I open it,

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GPM flow rate too low on 1 of 2 return pipes

I work with a 58,000 gallon indoor pool that uses two Pentair pumps and two large Sand Filters. The required GPM for the pool is 161. I have a consistent

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Stubborn Algae & Green Pool that just wont go away

Stubborn Algae & Green Pool that just wont go away! My Question Or Comment: Hi there, so i've just set up my pool about 2 months ago, its a 16 ft. by 48

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What concentration of liquid bleach (your table doesnt say)

I have a salt water above ground 18X33X4 pool. I want to shock it with bleach (12%), mainly because I want to make sure there are no nasty bugs in my

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