Recent content by azxd09

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    Post-refill, next steps

    Ahh, sorry, my bad, I didn't catch the indoor part. You're right, should not be an issue with an indoor pool.
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    Post-refill, next steps

    If your CYA is really 10, then I would not expect any of your FC to last more than a few hours in the sun. Could this be what is causing your drop? I also just did a drain and fill and am having a similar issue. I added some CYA (based on poolmath), and I calculate that I am around 20ppm...
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    Can high-head pump be replaced with mid-head?

    I debated the same thing, because I have in floor cleaners, I figured I better go with the Intelliflo, but now that it is installed, I possibly could have gotten away with the Superflo. That said, based on the spreadsheet provided by mas985 which is amazing by the way, it will run at a much...
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    Pump housing crack

    This forum has provided so much help to me over the years, and I wanted to share an experience with my pump housing that can hopefully help someone else down the road. A few months ago, I noticed a few things for the first time. My filter pressure was about 5psi low, my pump sounded louder...
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    Pool leak

    Initially you mentioned the bubbles remained when you shut off the main drain and ran just from the skimmer. If that is the case, was the skimmer line checked as well? What was done to repair the main drain?
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    Variable speed replacement for Hayward Northstar

    Hello, Beginning to look at variable speed options to replace my 1.5HP Hayward Northstar. I have been looking at the Pentair options, and thought the Superflow might work since it is also 1.5HP. I noticed however in looking at the pump curves, that my Northstar has about 20-35 more gpm on the...
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    Chlorine Date Code Decoder/Easy Way to Measure Strength.

    I really appreciate the info in this thread. I did a drain and refill last weekend, and had been having a hard time getting the FC level up. Turns out the 2-pack of liquid chlorine from Walmart that I bought last week had a date code showing July 2018, so had been stored through the rest of...
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    Which size cartridge filter?

    Thanks for the quick reply. I have updated my profile and signature, thanks for the reminder! I am not looking to change right now, but want to be prepared with what I want to move to if my filter failed. The filter is from 2001, so just want to be prepared. Since the filter is quite over...
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    Which size cartridge filter?

    Apologize in advance if this has been asked before, but didn't find anything on a quick search. I have a 60sqft DE filter that I am looking to replace with a cartridge filter. What is the closest equivalent cartridge size? I have a 1.5 hp pump, but not sure on actual flow rate. I have...
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    Ecomatic winter mode vs. turning down output.

    Thanks for the response. I don't think it is shortening the run time, since the output in normal mode shows '100' and it shows '85' in winter mode. Run time stays the same. I think I will just turn down the runtime in the winter.
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    Ecomatic winter mode vs. turning down output.

    Hello, I have an old Ecomatic ESC 36 with a new cell that I installed this summer. The cell output control is very basic, and in normal mode will show a display output of 100 and cycle on and off depending on what percentage of output I want. For example, if I set to 50%, the cell will output...
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    Starting up SWG, adding salt, TDS, help!

    Thank you for the response! I feel much better now.
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    Starting up SWG, adding salt, TDS, help!

    Hello, I have been happily on the BBB system for the past year and a half and am so happy I had found this site...never had any pool issues, and been adding bleach and testing daily. I decided to bite the bullet and order a new SWG cell (previous owners had existing SWG system but cell had...
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    Filter lifespan - Buy new grid cartridge or buy new filter?

    Re: Filter lifespan - Buy new grid cartridge or buy new filt Thanks for the feedback guys. I really appreciate it. It helps knowing my filter has some life left in it. I think I will just replace the DE grid. My "nightmare with DE" was just more to illustrate that if I was going to go with...
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    Filter lifespan - Buy new grid cartridge or buy new filter?

    Here is my situation. I have an 8 year old Sta-rite SMD S7MD60 DE filter, and recently DE and dirt began being blown into the pool returns on occasion. Upon inspection of the DE grid cartridge, I noticed several tears that will require a new grid cartridge. Unfortunately this old Sta-rite...