Recent content by Exlonghorn

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    New Build in Houston

    Jandy Aqualink RS. Integrated pretty well.
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    Speed Stir Help

    If you want to go full lobotomy... 1) put a bunch of water in the tube 2) Insert and remove SampleSizer (I really like having this) 3) Drop in the SpeedStir capsule 4) Start stirring and adding reagents
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    Water by TFP sign

    TFPP?
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    Converting to SWG - What do I need?

    I just switched to a VS pump in the fall and added a SWCG as well. Right now, I"m only running it two hours per day with the SWCG at 60%, and that's enough the keep the chlorine level stable. Generating about 0.3-0.4 ppm FC per day. During the Houston summer, that will bump up to around 1ppm...
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    New Build in Houston

    Just put in a SWCG in Houston. Jandy TruClear. Smartest move I've made besides finding TFP and following their advice.
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    Planning for new build in Houston

    The pergola depends on how the sun crosses the back yard. I don't see a compass on the drawing, so I'd hope that you'd get relief from the Houston sun in the afternoon/evening. Might want to drop in a couple taller palm trees to help with that as well. Looks nice, good luck!
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    My chemistry cheat sheet - please critique

    On the rising pH, one thing you may want to do is to add borates (20 Mule Team Borax or PoolProof). I had excellent results in stabilizing my pH after I added borates when I installed a SWCG a couple months ago. Haven't seen my pH move even 0.1 since mid-November. Quickly rising pH and high...
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    Robotic surface skimmers...anyone?

    Whelp, call me stupid because I went ahead and ordered the NX2. They are running a sale right now for $478. Bought direct from them to make sure the warranty info, etc., is in place. We'll see how it goes.
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    Robotic surface skimmers...anyone?

    Ironically, the front paddle wheel has stopped again today, essentially making the unit nonfunctional for the second time in two years. Man, I cannot wait for their patent to run out because anyone willing to copy the design with even marginally better materials is going to crush these guys...
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    New pool owner and new here!

    Welcome! Just installed the TruClear SWCG this summer and couldn't be happier. Congrats on finding this site before the pool is in use....it will save you a lot of trouble if you read the pool school sections and read everything you can before it's ready to go. Remember to put all your pool...
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    Robotic surface skimmers...anyone?

    thanks for the tip...I'll do that this weekend!
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    Skimbot

    I had my gen 1 Solar Breeze for a year before the paddle wheel gears gave out and stopped propelling the unit. Sent the unit back and they replaced the parts under warranty, but it took over a month in the middle of summer. The solar panels are also clouding over at 18 months. There are plenty...
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    Robotic surface skimmers...anyone?

    I had my Solar Breeze for a year before the paddle wheel gears gave out and stopped propelling the unit. Sent the unit back and they replaced the parts under warranty, but it took over a month in the middle of summer. The solar panels are also clouding over at 18 months. There are plenty of...
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    Robot for Christmas

    Currently have the Maytronics Nautilus CC Plus (bought May 2018), and it works very well. No repairs, etc., so far. I'm thinking about getting a Dolphin T55i or S300i in the spring, so would go that direction if I were buying today. Those two are basically the Nautilus CC on steroids....also...
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    Dolphin 30i Choking on leaves

    Hey Jim, no thankfully since getting on board with TFP, I haven't had any algae problems. I was just looking to see if the newest robots did an adequate enough job with brushing to enable me to reduce or eliminate manual brushing. I already use a CC Plus, but it only uses its rollers for...