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    Starting out on a renovation

    Our 17-yr old pool in NW Houston was not looked after well by previous owners and is in serious need of renovation. But I didn't realize it was going to involve so many decisions! The advice from TFP has been invaluable to us over the last three years and now I'm hoping you can come through and...
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    Jandy Pro Series JXi Gas-fired Pool and Spa Heater 400btu - VersaFlo error

    Thanks... it kinda worked I turned the pool into service mode, made sure the heater was off, went through the options and selected bypass mode "enabled", then got everything fired up again. The heater came on! But no heat. Within 5-mins it wasn't working again and I haven't been able to...
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    Jandy Pro Series JXi Gas-fired Pool and Spa Heater 400btu - VersaFlo error

    Thanks I've contacted the installer, but was hoping to be in the pool over the weekend so wanted to come up with a solution myself. The error is displayed on the heater - the automation doesn't know anything is wrong. I'm posting a couple of photos of the error message. There's no ignition...
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    Jandy Pro Series JXi Gas-fired Pool and Spa Heater 400btu - VersaFlo error

    Hi folks We got a new heater installed just over a week ago and have had some very pleasant evenings. However, we had an ignition error on Thursday (I managed to fix that) Now, we have a "check VersaFlo" fault. We've had issues with air in the tank/system, so I bled that. The filters were...
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    Black/grey shadow on porous rocks above water line

    Do you use it at/near the waterline? I'm leery of using anything that would add unfavorable ingredients to the pool
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    Liquid Chlorine

    Get the pool math app.... It's been invaluable for me.
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    Black/grey shadow on porous rocks above water line

    in regards to this product, what are the ingredients? It says "No Bleach" but I thought Bleach was the be-all-and-end-all of pool cleaning.
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    Black/grey shadow on porous rocks above water line

    It would probably fail the OCLT (just a guess). We've had problems before and just poured the bleach over the rocks, but this time it's not budging. I have a love/hate relationship with our pool. It's 17-yrs-old and we inherited it 2 years ago. It wasn't well maintained and there's HUGE...
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    How cold of water will you swim in?

    Lol in Houston we're considering end of season with ambient air of 88 and pool temp 83. The beginning of the season we tolerate cooler temps, then get spoiled during the summer. If we were more active, like the kids, we'd probably tolerate cooler temps. I'll probably go to 78 if I have to with...
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    Black/grey shadow on porous rocks above water line

    HI Not sure if it's "black algae"... We have a blackish shadow on porous rocks above the waterline, but I think it's affecting the FC/CC levels. I did a SLAM ending in an OCLT of 0.6ppm and CC of 0. The brand new jandy SWCG is set at 50% and is "maintaining" FC at 7 (I'm deliberately...
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    Jandy Aquapure 1400 - R.I.P.

    Thanks, I was just looking at the IC40 thinking it might be a good option - then realized I'd have to buy a power pack with it.
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    Jandy Aquapure 1400 - R.I.P.

    Our Jandy SWCG appears to have completely given up the ghost. Following a thorough cleaning and 24-hours on 100% I've tested the water by loosening up the return connection to the cell and the FC is 0.4 - also 0.4 in the pool. The cell is about 5 years old. I put a couple of gallons of bleach...
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    Jandy Aquapure Pro Series question

    Water looks perfect. But I'll do the OCLT and see what's happening. Thanks
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    Jandy Aquapure Pro Series question

    No warning lights, just low chlorine production despite cleaning it. It's at 50% at the moment and barely keeping FC above 1.5. FC 1.8 CC 0 CYA 60 pH 7.8 TA 70 CH 350 Salt 3400ppm We're in Texas, so I know some of the chlorine can be lost to sunlight, but last year, the highest I had to run...
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    Jandy Aquapure Pro Series question

    Our Jandy SWCG is starting to fail. Do we have to replace the whole thing or is there a replacement part we can purchase for a cheaper price?