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    Hello from AZ

    Introducing myself as a new member. I have a 10K gallon salt pool, pebble tech finish, Hayward filter, and Aqua Logic control board. The company that built my pool is no longer in business, so I seek information and help online when I have a problem, which lately is a lot. Looking forward to having a trouble free pool one of these days.
    10,000 gallon, IG, Pebble Tech, Hayward cartridge filter, Goldline Aqua Logic SWG, 2 HP pump, in-floor pop-up cleaning heads, installed 10/2006.

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    Re: Hello from AZ

    You've come to the right place!

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    Re: Hello from AZ

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Re: Hello from AZ

    Welcome!

    We may as well get it out there right now: If you're in Arizona, you're going to have higher CH than is considered "ideal." There's a good chance that straight out of the faucet you're pushing the upper limits! So don't stress out on it. The other thing to know is that a proper test kit is essential if you're going to be in charge of things. Pool School has a good comparison and explanation in it.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Hello from AZ

    Welcome Fellow Arizonian!
    IG, 18K gallons, 100' Perimeter, 565 SF surface area, 980sf interior area, Max Length -36', Max Width - 16', Pentair 520 Clean and Clear Cartridge Filter, Stenner Chemical Injection System (Chlorine, Acid Coming Soon) , Pebble Tech - Blue Granite, Pentair variable speed filter pump, Zodiac MX8 Cleaner, Multi-Colored LED Lighting, Travertine coping & Decking, Boulder Water Fall....

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    Re: Hello from AZ

    Thanks for the welcome. I'm learning how to take care of the pool and not making as much headway as I'd like to. I have a high salt/amps reading so looked it up and found the idea of soldering the K1, but dang if I can't even find it. I got brave enough to take the control box apart and look at the circuit boards, but nothing looked "fried" or even slightly odd looking. I changed out both of the fuses on the rare chance it could be one of them causing a problem. I cleaned the salt cell with a combo of muriatic acid and water at 1:4 ratio, but it wasn't showing much of anything even before I started cleaning it, so not much bubbling as when they have a few chunks of stuff in there. I rerun the diagnostics and still show -40.62V and 10.04A and 0900 PPM at 74 degrees. I bought a sump pump and drained more than half the water, replaced it with fresh. Salt test strips show the salt level in the pool is about 2640. The hard water reading is about as high as it goes, muriatic acid is on the low side, but I don't want to add any (wasted in IMHO until the problem is solved) and have been floating a chlorine tab dispenser to keep the water sanitized. Next step is to clean the filter cartridges. I'm no expert on anything and have no idea how my ex handled this type of problem, so I'm going to take another sample to Leslie's and have it tested check all that stuff. I NEED to go to pool school. Probably going to end up having a tech come out this time because I'm having solar installed the end of the week and would really like to have all the problems taken care of. I'm just praying I don't need a replacement motherboard. :P
    10,000 gallon, IG, Pebble Tech, Hayward cartridge filter, Goldline Aqua Logic SWG, 2 HP pump, in-floor pop-up cleaning heads, installed 10/2006.

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    Re: Hello from AZ

    The way to make headway is to take charge of things, starting with the testing. It's important that you trust the readings and can get them any time you need or want them. Think about it - would you go on a diet and trust the scale at the nutrition store if it gave you two different readings back to back? Wouldn't you prefer to have your own scale at home, where, even if it was a pound off, it was at least consistent and you could see your progress?

    Check youtube for how-to videos on filter cleaning.

    Solar heat, saltwater chlorinators, all that stuff is great. But what you're really after is clear, sanitary water to go swimming in! So worry about the water quality first. It's a lot easier to stomach the bills for the nifty upgrades if you're actually swimming in the thing!
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Hello from AZ

    I've been cleaning the filters and salt cell properly every 3 months for the past 4 years,. Yes, I learned how on Youtube. I test the water every other day (if not more often) and clean the skimmer and drain baskets weekly, so I'm pretty sure the water is clean and sanitary. No green pool for me, thank you. I'd hop in right now if the water was warmer. I just need to get my system working like it's supposed to.
    10,000 gallon, IG, Pebble Tech, Hayward cartridge filter, Goldline Aqua Logic SWG, 2 HP pump, in-floor pop-up cleaning heads, installed 10/2006.

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