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Thread: Liquidator - New pump motor and now way too much flow!

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    JoseJones
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    Liquidator - New pump motor and now way too much flow!

    I have a little but annoying dilemma now with my 2 year old Liquidator.

    I recently replaced my pump motor (same model as org) and now I can't keep the Chlorine levels low enough. I guess my old motor really wasn't running at capacity nearly at all.

    The wierd thing is I can dial the flow to keep the ball down by 1 or 2 and it'd stay there. But the volume of clorine coming out is massive. I soaked the check valves and flow valve (all original with unit) in acid as mentioned in other posts. This didn't help. So I upgraded to the to the Hayward Needle valve others mention for more control. This has helped a little, but the Chlorine level still creeps up over time. I'll look one day and it'll be 7ppm or higher and then I'll shut the valve completely off for a day, then try again, then the cycle continues.

    I don't know what the PSI is, I know I need to check this. What range should I be in PSI wise? And what tool do I need to get to measure this? Assuming it will be astronomical, what can I do?

    Thanks in advance.

    Jose

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    Re: Liquidator - New pump motor and now way too much flow!

    Sounds like there's a problem with the flow meter. Just keep turning down the flow till your testing levels out. Don't worry about what the flow meter says.
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    Re: Liquidator - New pump motor and now way too much flow!

    If your using %12 chlorine, try %6.
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    Re: Liquidator - New pump motor and now way too much flow!

    Sorry, didn't mean that I actually think the flow meter means anything. Just that before this was super low flow and a good yard stick. I've actually been running it so low the ball doesn't even pop up, or completely shut off. But even a little bit of flow increases the CL substantially. I guess this is the new reality?

    Have no idea where I would get 6% CL. Like getting the cases from the local pool store once a month. Get to flirt with the cute manager.

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    Re: Liquidator - New pump motor and now way too much flow!

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    Re: Liquidator - New pump motor and now way too much flow!

    I have a crazy thought.

    Besides installing the new pump, I picked up a new Prowler 720 robot and new pool filter cartridge. The Prowler's filter bag is 2 microns, and pool filter has only moved up from 12 PSI to 14 PSI since I installed it, and started using the Prowler on a almost daily basis. The pool gets a lot of debris and I only would vacum it out once a week before, so its much cleaner now than ever. Could this lack of organics sway the number this much? I guess I should be doing the OCLT to see how much organics are eating up my CL?

    Thanks.

    Jose

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