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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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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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Pentair 3-way Diverter Operation

I had a Pentair 3-way diverter installed on my pool filter set-up while I was away at work today, but the installer failed to leave instructions

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Lowering Total Alkilinity

My Question Or Comment: I watched your YouTube video on how to add Muriatic Acid to a pool to lower TA. My pool is very high, like 220 ppm. (City water

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Total Calcium Hardness

What can be done to remove the rough surface on the pool walls. I have a 2 year old gunite pool and I have kept all the chemical readings within the parameters

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Soda Ash Overdose

I overdid my 14 foot above-ground pool on soda ash to raise the pH and overall alkalinity, and now I can’t see anything beyond the top. I treated it

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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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Correct Level for Calcium Hardness

In your u-tube video from January, 2014, you state that the correct level for calcium hardness should be 150-250 ppm and that 250-500 ppm is too high.

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Pool Closing and Fill In

I have a pool which I am having buried in October. It would appear I have a leak somewhere and it is sometimes impossible to prime. I would really like

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I've got D.E. in my pool and I use cartridge filters

Help me PLEASE! A friend of mine, trying to help me with my girlfriends' demon of a pool, put about 6 to 8 lbs of D.E. into a cartridge filter system about

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How To Clear Up A Green Pool eBook: Clear Pool Water

How To Clear Up A Green Pool eBook. From Swamp Green To Balanced & Clear.

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How To Clear Up A Cloudy Pool eBook

How To Clear Up A Cloudy Pool eBook

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The calcium hydochlorite will not dissolve in our pool

The calcium hydochlorite will not dissolve in our pool. It is suspended in the water

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Easy Swimming Pool Care and Maintenance | Clean Pool and Spa

Helps With Swimming Pool Care? Clean Pool and Spa Makes Pool Water Chemistry, Green Pools, and Cloudy Pool Water Simple To Understand and Fix.

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The black algae in my pool does not look like the pictures on your website

Hello, I don't know if what I have in my pool is the black algae that you refer to on your website. I'm not even sure it's algae, but I assume that it

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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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Indoor Pool Humidity Problem

The windows are steamed over all the time and moisture is dripping from the ceiling and heat ducts. We put a big dehumidifier in.

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Painting A Salt Water / Concrete Pool

I am repainting my salt water pool that is concrete. I am wondering if it matters what color I decide to go with?

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Dead mustard algae

My problem is that I can't get the dead gray looking algae out of the pool.

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Maintaining an indoor swimming pool

I am looking into buying a house with an indoor swimming pool. What would I need to know exactly to know if this indoor building has the proper ventilation,

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Value For Your Money: Why Investing In Fiberglass Pools Is Worth It

Value For Your Money. Planning to install a swimming pool in your home?

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DE Pool Filter High Pressure

DE Pool Filter High Pressure & Reasons Why You Have Them

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Algaecide Overdose

I believe I overdosed my pool with dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (from Dupont) at the end of the summer season.

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Why Is There Sand At Bottom Of Pool

How could I clean the sand out of the bottom of my above ground pool

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Pebble Tec Pool Start Up

I finally bit the bullet to have my pool refinished. They're going to sandblast, prep coat, and apply charcoal grey pebbletec

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Adding muriatic acid

I just repainted my pool one month ago. I am going to need to add muriatic acid because the alkalinity level is very high.

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