Recent content by fabsroman

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    Do I have an Ammonia problem?

    Yep, I had an ammonia issue when we opened up the pool. Poolgate helped me with opening the pool and figuring out my water parameters. Ammonia was above 8 ppm according to my aquarium test kit (highest it will measure since all the fish would be dead already) and dumping in 10 gallons of 10%...
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    Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) or Sodium Carbonate (Soda Ash) and other water parameters and additions needed

    Sorry for getting back to this so late. As Poolgate mentioned, this pool required 50 gallons of 10% pool chlorine to get rid of the ammonia issue. In the process, the ta and ph became what it is. I measured the ph with an aquarium test kit and that is how I was able to test down to 6.4. I added...
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    Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) or Sodium Carbonate (Soda Ash) and other water parameters and additions needed

    Got my SWG up and running yesterday. FC went from 3.0 yesterday morning to 7.0 today running the IC40 on high for 24 hours. CC went from 1.0 to 0.5 or less. Pool is around 37,000 gallons Today's tests resulted in: FC - 7.0 CC - 0.5 TA - 20 CYA - 20 but still have some in the skimmers and...
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    Algebraic equation for salt so I can work backwards and figure out the size of my pool.

    Thank you very much. Just bought 24 pounds of sodium bicarbonate yesterday. Thing is, I think I am going to end up using sodium carbonate (pot ash) right now because both my ph and alkalinity are low in the pool. Pretty sure I will have the "pleasure" of using the sodium bicarbonate at some...
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    Algebraic equation for salt so I can work backwards and figure out the size of my pool.

    I added 120 pounds of salt to my pool and raised the salt reading by 325ppm. I am trying to work backwards from this to get a better feeling for what my pool size is. The previous owner told me that it was 37,000 gallons and I am just trying to confirm this number. I have used the Pentair...
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    Can I put an electric heater on my pool? I ask because there might not be enough amps

    Breaker at the house for the subpanel is 50 amps and there are two 20 amp breakers in the subpanel (i.e., pool pump and booster pump) and two 10 amp breakers (i.e., lights and IC40). This does not shock me because no repairs done to this house were done well, much less to code. I have room in...
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    Can I put an electric heater on my pool? I ask because there might not be enough amps

    I have 50 amps running from the house to the Pentair Easy Touch panel by the pool. I am about to install an Intelliflo 3hp variable speed pump, which would most likely go on a 20 amp breaker at the pool panel. This is the same breaker powering the current 1.5hp single speed Pentair pump. Only...
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    Which pump for my pool?

    Thanks for that link. I was going to put PVC unions right before and after the pump. Those pump unions are what is on the current pump, so I will just order them too and use them on the new pump. Of course, that reminds me that I need to deal with the unions for the Pentair CCP420. Whoever...
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    Which pump for my pool?

    Yes I can add the Easytouch to my sig and believe I have now done so. If there is anything else you think I can add to my sig to help people understand what I have, I will be more than happy to do so. Thanks for the reply and for the newer model number. Copied that model number off a review...
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    Which Pentair Clean & Clear Plus filter do I have?

    Thanks for the welcome, thanks for coming over this weekend, thanks for helping me understand things, thanks for helping me open the pool, and thanks for the starter TF-100 test kit. Just thanks a lot. I would probably still be spinning my wheels and trying to figure all of this out if it wasn't...
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    Which pump for my pool?

    Bought a 19 year old house with a pool. The pool is most likely as old as the house. I am in the process of understanding everything and upgrading some of it. Going to stick with the Pentair CCP420 Clean & Clear filter, but looking to replace the single speed pump with a variable speed pump. The...
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    Which Pentair Clean & Clear Plus filter do I have?

    Thank you very much for that. I have no idea why I didn't look for the online manual myself, especially since it will really come in handy since we have decided to continue using this filter. Looks like it is a CCP420 that we have.
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    Which Pentair Clean & Clear Plus filter do I have?

    Hello everybody. Hope everybody is doing well under our current circumstances. I am new to the pool scene and new to the forum too. My wife and I bought a 19 year old house with a pool. This site was recommended to me by at least 5 people on another site completely unrelated to this subject...