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    In a bit of a pickle with working on my Savi Melody LED lights. Anybody with experience with working on them?

    Maybe to ask this more generically, what are the ways to get something like a stubborn return fitting removed, because thats basically what these lights are? If it does require damage/removal of some plaster, how big of a deal is it to fix it?
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    In a bit of a pickle with working on my Savi Melody LED lights. Anybody with experience with working on them?

    tl;dr- I can't get my Savi Melody light out to replace it. Any tips? Long version- I have 5 Savi Melody (now owned by Jandy/Zodiac) lights in my pool. 2 of them have failed and been dead for years (pool was built in 2012). This year I finally got motivated to try to fix them, so I bought a...
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    Man I love this site- it is very empowering

    Just want to make sure I’m not missing anything. I am now on day 8 of the SLAM. The water cleared up after 2-3 days, so the pool looks beautiful now but I am still losing 3-4ppm of chlorine overnight and occasionally measure 0.5 CC. Do I just need more POP (pool owner patience) or am I missing...
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    Man I love this site- it is very empowering

    I get a little lazy over the winter with my pool cuz the margin of error is so much bigger. A little over 3 weeks ago as I was getting ready for a vacation, I checked the pool temp (still low 50s), and saw the forecast still had a lot of storms, so I just went out and dumped some chlorine in...
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    Shocking the pool even though CC=0?

    Overnight chlorine loss was about 3ppm, so there is something going on. SLAM continues... My wife has a pool party scheduled for Friday, hope I can let the FC drop by then :)
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    Shocking the pool even though CC=0?

    Dang- its a little more challenging to get it up to SLAM levels than I anticipated. I added 2 more gallons, which I thought would be plenty, but that only got me up to 25ppm. I just added another gallon and will check in a bit. Does the FAS DPD test lose accuracy at high FC levels?
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    Shocking the pool even though CC=0?

    Yeah, I need to run to buy some more chlorine. - - - Updated - - - Oh, I'll do the overnight FC loss test tonight.
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    Shocking the pool even though CC=0?

    Hi all- My water is clear and looks great, and the chemistry looks fine when I measure it (numbers below). But lately I have noticed a faint smell- a "pool smell" of chloramines or otherwise not very fresh that makes me think its not getting sanitized enough. I've asked my wife and kids if...
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    Effects of high CYA on chlorine demand

    This thread was awesome. Learned a ton!
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    Am I missing any diagnosis steps for my Whisperflo Pump?

    Figured I should update this. I went out with my tools prepared to do battle, but it turned out that the GFCI had tripped on that circuit. So now I am mildly interested about why it tripped (pump is the only thing on that circuit and there were no obvious signs of water intrusion to places where...
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    Am I missing any diagnosis steps for my Whisperflo Pump?

    One of my pumps quit working this week- might be related to the colder weather (temps have dipped into the upper 20's overnight), but I don't know. We don't get cold enough here to really warrant a full winterization- this is as cold as it gets. This is just a pump for the waterfall, so the...
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    Can anybody here recommend some nicheless lights to replace my Savi Melody lights?

    I have 5 Savi Melody lights in my pool, and 2 of them have died. With a 40% failure rate and abundant stories online about other people experiencing the same, I'm not that thrilled with just dumping more money into new Savi Melody lights. It seems that Jandy has some that could be drop-in...
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    Sanity check here before I replace a valve actuator

    Thanks- I'll spend some time trying to trace it back more. Are the schematics available anywhere? There is no visible damage to any of the components.
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    Sanity check here before I replace a valve actuator

    I have 2 Compool/Pentair CSA-24 valve actuators. One of them isn't working- doesn't respond either from the manual switch or from commands from the controller. I removed the cover of both of the actuators. When I probe AC voltage coming into the unit, I get 29 VAC on both the good and bad...
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    My battle with white flakes from my SWG continues

    Update: I added borates, and haven't seen a single flake since. I'm happy!