Recent content by akenis

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    New house, new pool. Both old!

    Didn't consider that. Doesn't algae need light to grow?
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    New house, new pool. Both old!

    Just moved and have a new pool to enjoy. Both house and pool renovated. Gulf Coast Florida. Guys put a lot of money in Pebble-tec, sun shelf, Pentair VS pump and Jandy SWG. But they didn't pay attention to some pretty serious details. Have made progress. One major task ahead, and need some...
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    Control of SWCG

    Moved from here. So what did u end up doing? Just bought house with this set up. VS pump is wired through old school timer with continuous power, so pump start times/rpm/duration is controlled by pump. There are no trippers on the timer, so the Jandy has continuous power. It shuts down based...
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    Concrete Decking Repairs and Quote?

    Have had a plain and simple concrete decking around a simple fiberglass pool backed up to marsh in SC since 2005. We didn't want to pay extra for some fancy texture or surface because it was a simple and economical ("cheap") installation. I think it's done well. But over time, the decking...
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    Suction or Robot? Help for new automatic cleaner.

    Thanks for the info on Racoons! Should be no problem running an inline canister on any section cleaner... and highly recommended. Twice Ive had small toys or debris clog up the auction line. Inline canister is cheap insurance against big headaches! I guess that's one downside to suction...
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    Suction or Robot? Help for new automatic cleaner.

    Thanks again. Considering I was contemplating a robot, the poolvergnuegen is a bargain. I really think it will work better with my pool and cleaning habits. Their website says "all surfaces." I found a pdf for their instruction manual, and they do have three different types of tires and I'm not...
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    Suction or Robot? Help for new automatic cleaner.

    It's about time to put my old friend "Barry" down. The G3 has been going off and on for about seven years cleaning a 10K gallon fiberglass pool. He is largely held together with electrical tape securing the many times (and expensively replaced) diaphragm, and screws securing the flap to main...
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    2005 D1 Chairman II No Backlight on Topside Control

    It's toast. Removed control and tried to take apart and dry out. Impossible. Broke it and stabbed myself several times. $315 for new control with inlay included. Also got some new brackets for the flex jout mounts, and replaced the other two inlays. Unfortunately, discovered that flow...
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    2005 D1 Chairman II No Backlight on Topside Control

    I did notice that when looking from the edges, I can see 6 small led lights. But there is still no true backlight of the lcd display.
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    2005 D1 Chairman II No Backlight on Topside Control

    Control seems to work fine, but there's no backlight for the lcd display. I was wondering if there's a lightbulb that could be replaced, or if I'd need a new topside control.
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    New Compupool SWG Output % LCD Indications

    Finally got a call back from support. They said they are sending a new LCD PCB in 7-10 days (but it shouldn't take that long)! Good support, but kind of a bummer that the unit worked for one day? Gonna take inards apart and make sure nothing is loose in the mean time... and buy more bleach:-(
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    New Compupool SWG Output % LCD Indications

    Just took salt strip measurement... 4000 ppm. Also figured out how to switch polarity on comupool (hold up arrow for 5 sec). It's internal readings are as follows: Polarity 1 3900 Polarity 2 3200 Temp 102 (83 actual) I as contemplating the calibration feature when unit was reading around...
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    New Compupool SWG Output % LCD Indications

    FC Down to 2ppm, and stuck one bar for output? So why won't this thing kick back up toward 100%? My salt is about 3600 and unit reads anywhere from 3600 to 5000. Don't really understand the units cycles of taking measurements and switching polarity.
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    New Compupool SWG Output % LCD Indications

    Realized last week that output of my Zodiak LM2 was quite limited because two chunks of the cell where missing when viewed from the bottom. Cheapest replacement I could find was about 350. Figured 450 for a whole new compupool would be worth it. Swap was pretty straight forward wiring was...
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    Milky and Cloudy Water after Balance and Stain Removal

    Thanks Chem Geek. Not quite sure how multipy by 1,000 works, but it's the same as dividing by 1000 g/L to achieve a dimensionless unit. Same logic on my 10K gallons yields .63 ppm/hr, or 7.6 ppm overnight! And at 60 CYA, it would take 1 gal and 1 qt of 6% bleach. Anyway, water looked better...