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    The Circulator

    Does anyone have experience with using "the circulator" it is a boosting return - jet nozzle replacement? Supposed to help with circulating the water.
    AG 24' ( Columbia PL30-6 sand filter), 2hp 2 sp pump, cholorine, Tennessee
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    Re: The Circulator

    Welcome to TFP.

    There have been a very few reports about them and most of them couldn't tell a difference in the water circulation.
    What type and size pool do you have?
    What size and type pump and filter do you have?
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    Re: The Circulator

    I have a 24 x 52 AGP, 2 speed pump, ? h.p. and sand filter.
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    Re: The Circulator

    In that pool you shouldn't have any issue at all with circulation using a normal eyeball even on low. What size eyeball do you have?
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    Re: The Circulator

    Not sure what you mean? diameter of it?
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    Re: The Circulator

    Yes, the inside diameter?
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    Re: The Circulator

    Welcome to tfp, fannd

    I agree with bama, you should have no problem, even on low with circulation. I run mine on low most the time and still have a noticeable circular current in the pool.

    In addition to bama's question, how do you have your eyeball jet pointed?

    Find out for use a model number on your pump.

    Another thing that sometimes causes an issue is a dirty filter causing a large reduction in flow rate. What is your clean filter pressure? What is your pressure now?

    Quote Originally Posted by fannd
    Not sure what you mean? diameter of it?
    bama means what is the orifice size of the jet. For example, mine is 3/4 inch.
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    Re: The Circulator

    I am just guessing on the diameter, probably about 1.5 ". I dont think i have a circulation problem, was just wanting to know if anyone had used the circulator before. There are 2 eyeballs, one is pointed down and one is at an angle upwards, kinda makes a ripple on the surface. I have not had much trouble this summer with my pool being clear until just last week, it had little patches of green on the bottom, so i have been adding bleach, 1 gallon at a time over the last day or two, have brushed it down, and vacumed and backwashed. I have just been testing the water with a kit that used yellow and red drops (FC & PH). FC was bright yellow, high, a couple days ago when i checked it, but my water is cloudy. Not sure what i need to do now. Have on occasion taken water sample to pool store. UGH.
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    Re: The Circulator

    Sounds like you're ok on circulation.

    What you need to do now is do some reading in Pool School and learn how to properly manage your pool. You also need to orer a good test kit.
    How do you normally chlorinate your pool?
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    Re: The Circulator

    Quote Originally Posted by fannd
    I have not had much trouble this summer with my pool being clear until just last week, it had little patches of green on the bottom


    You need to do the SLAM process. See: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...king_your_pool

    Post a full set of test results. See: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...efore_you_post
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    Re: The Circulator

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    Sounds like you're ok on circulation.

    What you need to do now is do some reading in Pool School and learn how to properly manage your pool. You also need to orer a good test kit.
    How do you normally chlorinate your pool?


    I use regular bleach mostly.
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    Re: The Circulator

    You're well on the way then!
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    Re: The Circulator

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    You're well on the way then!


    Tell me about CYA, like how often to use and what kind and where to purchase. This really confuses me.
    thanks,
    fannd
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    Re: The Circulator

    Typically you only need to use it at the beginning of the season. It is normally labeled as "stabilizer" and/or "conditioner" and the ingredients should be listed as close to/at 100% cyanuric acid. It can be bought many places, including home centers, hardware stores, pool stores, and walmarts.

    Unless you have a Saltwater chlorine generator (swg), you want your cya level 30-50 ppm. Be warned, trichlor and dichlor also raise cya, and it can get out of control fast.
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