Recent content by goody222

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    SUN-AWAY POOL EQUIPMENT SHADE

    looks amazing! One question though - why is it necessary to shield pool equipment from the sun?
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    How to read end of FC test

    I've always been confused as to when the FC test is considered complete. Many times the pink will be completely gone, then I'll add an extra drop and realize that the water was a bit cloudy because it goes from slightly cloudy to crystal clear. Is crystal clear or no pink left but slightly...
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    Pump speed affect FC generation?

    I have a 2 speed pump and I'm wondering if my salt cell produces the same overall amount of FC in either slow or fast speed. I figure with fast speed there is more water moving through the cell, but its probably not producing as much FC during that time. (I'm running 2 hours in fast speed and...
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    Where do you dump skimmer contents?

    Great idea!! Maybe even put some screening material at the bottom to keep small particles from escaping. I just can't let it get too full where it would start to compost and smell.
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    Where do you dump skimmer contents?

    Hair nets are a great idea. Doesn't help much with pole skimming during pollen/tree shedding season though. Splashpad, love that 7 gallon step on with lid lock. I'm going to check that one out!
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    Where do you dump skimmer contents?

    yeah, the metal trash cans just don't look as nice. We are on a cul-de-sac, so our backyard is not very deep but very wide and more of a pain to get to the garbage cans. Almost forgot about the pole skimmer also that we need to dump.
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    Where do you dump skimmer contents?

    I'm curious to know where everyone dumps their skimmer contents. With an inground pool, just dumping in the grass/flower beds could result in it getting blown right back in. I have a 13 gallon kitchen garbage can that I use, but when it rains the can collects water becoming smelly and heavy...
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    Why CYA of 60ppm "Not Recommended" for SWG pools?

    Thanks Jim! So last year was my first full year with a pool and there were a few times my FC dropped to min levels (getting a feel for salt cell %). I want to maintain higher FC just like you said - so if I miss testing here or there, have full sun for 2 weeks, etc, that I don't drop low out...
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    Why CYA of 60ppm "Not Recommended" for SWG pools?

    ok, great! So its an efficiency issue. I'd rather work my SWG a little harder than go over 90 ppm again (had to SLAM twice last year and that might be the cause - I'm also now keeping FC above target level)
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    Why CYA of 60ppm "Not Recommended" for SWG pools?

    oh yes, I understand that. Just wondering if there was a health / equipment damage issue with those levels. Plus, I've overshoot a couple of CYA adds last year trying to stay high in band and now prefer to let it drop low out of band than go too high.
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    Why CYA of 60ppm "Not Recommended" for SWG pools?

    On the Chlorine / CYA chart for salt water pools, a CYA of 60 is not recommended. The last couple of weeks my FC has been 8ppm with CYA 60 (had to order more CYA). Adding stabilizer today, but just curious why this is not recommended as long as I'm maintaining FC well over the minimum. Thanks!
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    Keeping pool open in Raleigh, NC

    hey Paddle, Nice looking pool. I'm in Southern VA and leaving ours open for the winter after our first full year of use. I follow a similar chemistry - I test pH and FC once a week and the others once a month. They change very very little with pool temps in the 40s. There are a LOT of trees...
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    Measuring Pee in the Pool (Video)

    Video about measuring pee in the pool that I just found. Also, interesting experiment starting at the 4:30 mark How to measure HOW MUCH PEE IS IN YOUR POOL - YouTube
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    Turn off system in Winter?

    I recently contacted Hayward about my T15 cell and they told me it operates at 20% efficiency between 50-60F and stops at 50F and below. I'll see how accurate that is this winter.
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    FC level band at 10ppm - How measure pH?

    OK, I'll try that. If I have to SLAM next year, I'm going to do my own test as I add Bleach. Thanks.