Recent content by crackers8199

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    what's more important, CSI or keeping pH in the 7s?

    great! at what point should i add acid to bring it back down?
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    what's more important, CSI or keeping pH in the 7s?

    since taking over my pool in june i've been constantly cognizant of pH, as i have a good deal of scale around the waterline as well as constant buildup in the salt cell...since the water has gotten colder though, with my very high CH (at least for now until we get our rocks repainted and do a...
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    Waterguru support a bit slow, but they did redeem themselves

    while i agree with the premise of this statement, i would also say the same about companies in the year 2020 that do not respond at all to social media messages...and there are tons of them. i'm getting quotes to have my rocks resurfaced over the coming months, and was blown away by the number...
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    Waterguru support a bit slow, but they did redeem themselves

    facebook has been by far the fastest way to contact them in my experience. they usually respond there within a few hours if not sooner.
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    extended period away from home

    no worries. i should be below 10 ppm FC by monday or tuesday, i'll run a full set of tests then and see where i'm at.
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    extended period away from home

    thank you. as for the partial drain, yes indeed. we are having our rocks stripped and repainted and some minor repairs on them done at some point over the next few months (getting the bids as we speak). been holding off on it and planning to do the drain and refill at that time, since we'll...
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    extended period away from home

    FC coming down slowly, taking roughly two days to drop by 1 PPM. i was at 12.5 on thursday afternoon/evening when i tested last. my CYA last i tested before leaving for a month was 80, so it is likely a little higher now after using four pucks while we were gone...so i guess my FC target is in...
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    extended period away from home

    cool. so, basically just leave the SWCG off until the FC comes back down to a normal level and then go back to my normal regimen?
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    extended period away from home

    TA is 80.
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    extended period away from home

    ok, just got home last night ...four full pucks dissolved over almost exactly one month that we were away. tested FC this morning... FC 19.5 CC 0 I assume that testing pH at that FC level is pointless since it'll register high, right? where do I go from here? I turned off the SWG for now to...
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    extended period away from home

    yup, neighbors are coming at least once a week to check the water level and add if needed. auto-fill is on our list for this winter, waiting until we get our rocks repainted before adding the kona labs level smart. i think i've got a pretty good plan of attack now. thank you everyone for all of...
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    extended period away from home

    ok, i think that gives me a pretty good plan then. add acid monday morning right before we leave to get the pH down to 7.0-ish, floater with 3-4 pucks (maybe 4 just in case we are gone a little longer), and leave everything else alone. one last thought that just popped into my head: solar cover...
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    extended period away from home

    fair enough, i'll leave that alone then. thinking i'll probably go with the pucks, unless the friends somehow are ok with messing around with the acid. what about taking the pH way down to 7 or at least 7.2 before we leave? what would you (or anyone else) recommend there?
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    extended period away from home

    according to pool math, i'm adding 1.1 FC per day (8 hours at 20%). the SWG runs for 6 hours in the AM and 2 hours in the late PM. unfortunately i can't take it lower than 20%, so i would need to just lower the run time...if i were to drop that to just 4 hours in the morning (which would put me...
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    extended period away from home

    just ran a full set of tests, here are my current numbers: FC: 9.0 CC: 0 PH: 7.5 (just added acid yesterday) TA: 70 CH: 925 CYA: 80 Temp: 74.5 Salt: 4000 CSI: -0.08 that's an interesting idea. i didn't want to ask the friends who are going to be coming over to make sure the water level is ok...