Recent content by George in Georgia

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    Filter pressure??

    If the filter is leaking - apparently a hairline crack - the sand will be examined, so to speak, as it is emptied out of the leaking filter. The mpv is on circ; pressure gauge shows about 7 psi. Running on filter for a minute or two showed about 22 psi. Gauge is liquid filled, they last much...
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    Filter pressure??

    I'm facing a filter replacement. The current filter, a Pentair 145322, has sprung a tiny leak. Since the pump/filter is in a pool house, a leak is a problem, in any case the leak would probably get worse. This is a plastic tank, the leak seems to be on a seam. Checking a local dealer for a...
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    Aquarite only has power light on, all others off

    A few years ago I'd replaced the thermistor. I wicked off the old solder and inserted the leads of the replacement into the PC board and with some difficulty soldered it in place. A few weeks ago I had the power light on but nothing else cited above. Following the troubleshooting chart I...
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    Experiences with SWGs other than Hayward's Aqua Rite

    I've just repaired the main circuit board on my Aqua-Rite SWG for the second time with absolutely no technical help from Hayward. Do any members have experiences with other makers they'd be willing to share? If I switch makers at some point I'd naturally perfer one with a cell which would...
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    Bad main circuit board? Dealing with Hayward??

    Acting on a hunch I reheated the solder connections I'd made several years ago to the thermistor. A "cold" solder joint can function properly for quite a while, then either fail completely electrically or become intermittent. Generally a cold joint will look sort of granular, rather than...
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    Bad main circuit board? Dealing with Hayward??

    I am dealing with a probable circuit board failure on my Aqua Rite generator. All was well until a few days or so, but then ... no LEDs, or LCDs. On power up after the flow was established I'd get a brief display of LEDs indicating chlorination and inspect the cell, then nothing. I followed the...
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    Aquarite light come on then go off

    I am dealing with a probable circuit board failure on my Aqua Rite generator. All was well until a few days or so, but then ... no LEDs, or LCDs. On power up after the flow was established I'd get a brief display of LEDs indicating chlorination and inspect the cell, then nothing. I followed...
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    Pool RX??

    David van Brunt's book Swimming Pool Care... speaks highly of Pool RX, a proprietary device using "chelated" copper compounds to reduce the need for chlorine, and is safe for salt water chlorine generators. Received wisdom has been that copper algacides are death for SWGs, apparently plating...
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    Test results change if sample sits after testing

    I looked up the FAS/DPD kit on Amazon, and ordered it. No more trying do match colors with my aging eyes and varying light sources. I think it should be the extra money in terms of avoided frustration.
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    Test results change if sample sits after testing

    Re: Easier way to test chlorine when maintaining higher FC Thanks for the user report! I'll re-test following your advice. I'd tried the salt strips; I consider them a waste of my money and time.
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    Turtle in the pool, what kind?

    Snappers are unable to retract their head, legs and tail completely in the shell. Be careful with the bigger ones! They can chomp a small branch in half; your finger would be no problem! See this link: DEEP: Common Snapping Turtle Fact Sheet There is also a soft-shell turtle which I gather is...
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    Possible bad salt cell??

    Many thanks to all for the help! The pool is improving with the aid of lots of bleach. JamesW, I apologize for omitting the datum of green water! Somehow I had thought that would have been self-evident. It would be nice if the Cl test in the Taylor DPD kit had a more easily discernible...
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    Test results change if sample sits after testing

    I've been using the Taylor DPD kit via Leslie's. I've also diluted the test sample 1 to 1 and then doubled the test result when the test results went off the scale. It would be nice if the Cl test were a "clean" titration with an easily discernible endpoint, as is the Taylor test for total...
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    Possible bad salt cell??

    I've never used any algae treatments with copper salts; they would plate out on the cell plates and ruin them. No ascorbic acid. As far as hydrogen bubbles from the returns the water is too green to tell! If it is working and making chlorine, why didn't any show in the water taken from the...
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    Possible bad salt cell??

    Just now I loosened the union downstream from the cell as it operated and collected a water sample. No discernable chlorine. Here are data from the diagnostic panel: Salt level display 3000 88F 25.2 v 6.34 a 100% 2900 inst salinity Change polarity 88F 25.1 v 6.49 a 100% 3100 inst salinity...