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    narrow pool

    FWIW...I wish I had a dollar for everything in my life that I've bought or built and then regretted it. Your yard has great potential for an interesting pool, with that large side yard, but the Pergola will have move (and maybe end up over the spa?) Be sure you know all your easement laws...
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    How big is too big in SWCG capacity?

    Still wondering... Quote from local firm seemed high for IC-60 plus power supply ($1,935 for the two items), but their installation labor and parts seems OK, so I started shopping. Amazon has the two items for a combined price of over $500 less. However, I saw more than lower prices at...
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    How big is too big in SWCG capacity?

    You win, Marty. Pick up the marbles. :)
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    White or gray grout?

    I believe in being practical--a belief that drives my wife crazy. White grout in almost any application looks beautiful immediately after done and for another 15 minutes. I go for the color the white will look when it's dingy: gray. Gray is even better than black. I had black grout in a...
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    How big is too big in SWCG capacity?

    Pentair also suggested the IntelliChlor over the iChlor...also the iChlor largest is 30k gallons. Since you also think the price looks high, I may have to get another quote. The labor charge seems reasonable, though. I may ask what they would charge if I provide the equipment. Thanks. BTW...
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    How big is too big in SWCG capacity?

    Sorry. The sig editor kept stopping me from adding more info. I have the IntelliConnect box provided by the pool builder (who didn't even know what it could do, so he didn't connect the Intelliflo to it. Brian Boothe at Pentair helped me with that once I got the RS-485 cable.) Brian also...
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    How big is too big in SWCG capacity?

    Thanks to all who replied. Thanks entirely to you guys here at TFP, I have decided to move to SWCG for chlorine. Here's more information for your opinions if you wish to express them. Pentair and the local installer both recommend the IC40 for a 15k gallon pool. The Pentair guy specifically...
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    Normal salt concentration in non-SWCG pool?

    Hi guys. I've had a lot of help here with my decision to get a SWCG. While waiting for a quote, I got the Taylor K-1766 salt test kit, just to get an idea how much salt I'll be adding. For reference purposes, the pool was first filled 9/30/18. For a short time, I used trichlor tabs to...
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    How big is too big in SWCG capacity?

    Thanks, guys. I have a quote coming for both the IC-40 and IC-60, but my intention is to go with the larger one. FWIW, the dealer, Gartin Pool & Spa, suggested the IC-40.
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    How big is too big in SWCG capacity?

    Thanks to Marty, Matt, and chem geek plus some others in another thread for helping my decision making. As an all-Pentair shop, I'm getting prices--tomorrow, actually--on installation of an IntelliChlor SWCG. I've read here that "double or greater" capacity is desirable for life of the product...
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    IC60 Pentair SWG (Turned off and on by itself, basically rebooted)

    Here's a probable unrelated piece of Pentair trivia. I have a Pentair IntelliConnect box that provides LAN and Internet access to controlling the Pentair Intelliflo pump, a water feature pump, and other things not currently connected (like the Pentair SWCG, for example). I noticed one day that...
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    CYA in salt vs non-salt pools

    Matt, you are the man! Your posts here plus the one Wireform refererenced on anodes, could be the answers to any SWCG question. Interestingly enough, your pool size and equipment are very similar to my own, except you have a retired suction side Kreepy Krauly, and I have a retired pressure...
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    Purchased new Pentair VSP (Model 011028) - Run question

    Contact Brian Boothe at Pentair. has the answers you need. He is Engineering Manager, Flow Tech. He has helped me several times and also corrected bad info I got from the pool builder. BTW, be sure you register your pump with Pentair to assure your warranty is in...
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    Hairnet dealies

    Yes on floating up. I keep a marble stone in each basket to hold them down when the pump is off. Not crazy about adding to landfills either, but these hairnets are pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things which include tons of plastic water bottles, MacDonalds trash, and Keurig...
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    CYA in salt vs non-salt pools

    Goz63, I'd be curious to know how your CYA of 40-50ppm is working out for your FC levels. I see that your Hayward T-Cell9 is a 25,000 gallon capacity unit running in your 10,000 gallon pool. Of course it's winter, and UV is reduced compared to summer, but I see you're at about the same...