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    The Pool Is Open

    I took the cover off Sunday, finished filling it yesterday and started the pump yesterday evening. The first problem I ran into was the motor tried to turn, but impeller wasn't and breaker tripped. I poured a concrete pad over the winter for the pump and SWG. I discovered when I re-plumbed the impeller housing was crooked enough that the impeller wasn't turning. After I fixed that, the water started moving ok. The next problem was my Intex SWG kept reporting low salt, but salt wasn't low. My unit isn't made anymore. I found a writeup online where if the electrodes get too crudded up, the SWG thinks it needs to start a cleaning cycle, but if it loses power it can get confused. the solution was to pull the cable off the electrodes and flip it to reverse polarity. That worked just fine.

    Next step is to turn on the solar heaters and see if there are leaks or whatever there.
    27' Round Might Sun AG Pool 18000 Gallon Intex Krystal Clear SWG Hayward Pump/Filter on a Timer

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    Re: The Pool Is Open

    Sorry you had trouble but hey.,.. you worked right through them! Congrats!!! Any pics? Oh and can you tell me how many solar panels you have? I WANT!!! My pool is freezing!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: The Pool Is Open

    I have 2, or 4 depending on how you look at them. Total area is 4'x20. If I had to do it again, I think I'd just get several hundred feet of black plastic pipe and use that.
    27' Round Might Sun AG Pool 18000 Gallon Intex Krystal Clear SWG Hayward Pump/Filter on a Timer

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    Re: The Pool Is Open

    We have 4 2' x 20' heaters and 2 2' x 10' solar heaters on our garage roof. The temp last week started out in the upper 50's and made it to about 80 today. I really love solar heat - free ( not counting initial cost of tubes) and warm, and our days have not been really sunny either. Mainly light to heavy overcast. My neighbor has had 6 2'x 10 ' panels for 16 years - same panels and he even took them down once to put on a new roof - , and they have kept him warm.
    30 ft. round Aqua Leader agp with dished out center 23,800 gallons; 1.5 hp Hayward pro matrix pump; Hayward EC50 DE filter; solar panels; solar cover

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