Recent content by Archilla

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    Dolphin M4 Supreme for parts or repair, OC CA

    @ajw22, I was planning to do a suction side cleaner, as I already have an existing suction side line/port in the wall of the pool, and also because before I got this Dolphin robot, I had a simple suction side Navigator that worked well and without hassle for many, many years, other than...
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    Dolphin M4 Supreme for parts or repair, OC CA

    Hey everyone, I have a Dolphin M4 Supreme free to anyone in my area (South OC, California) that would like it to try and repair, or for parts. Pick up only, no shipping. It's complete with the power supply, carry/storage caddy, and cover. It's great when it works, but unfortunately it's been...
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    CH increasing after refill

    No waste setting on the filter, just backwash. There is a hose bib on the output side of of the pump, so I suppose I could draw off water there without backwashing out the DE. Something else just occurred to me recently that I did not mention in the earlier posts. I apparently have high metal...
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    CH increasing after refill

    One more thing I can add: I have not backwashed the filter at all since the refill 4 months ago. The filter pressure has only increased by about 2 psi (I use a leaf canister on the Navigator, and a skimmer sock, so most of the stuff gets caught before passing through to the filter), so I don't...
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    CH increasing after refill

    UnderWaterVanya, Rectangular, about 30 x 15 ft, so the surface area is relatively large for the capacity (because it is pretty shallow, 5.5 ft at the deepest point). Even with the large surface area, I can't imagine that I'm losing that much to evaporation. A coworker of mine that lives a few...
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    CH increasing after refill

    Thanks for the replies. The only chlorine source since the refill has been the SWG. Prior to the refill I had been using liquid chlorine due to a failed SWG cell, but I replaced the cell at the same time as the refill and have not done any additional chlorination since. There may well have...
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    CH increasing after refill

    Hey everyone, I've been lurking around here for knowledge since we bought our house about a year ago, and it's been really valuable to help me figure out issues and develop a good maintenance routine. The Pool School is especially helpful. In any case, I did a complete drain/refill about 4...