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    Intellichlor IC 40 Only Steady Green Lights, Even When OFF!

    3 year old Intellichlor IC 40 connected via the 10 year old, Easy Touch. On the Intellichlor, steady green lights for Flow, Salt, Output %, bottomline looks like it is running fine. Diagnostics on the Easy Touch indicate no errors. Here is the wierd part, even when the pool is turned off, it...
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    Ascorbic Acid and Return of Brown Stains

    Sorry Swampwoman I don't monitor iron levels. Could you be on to something on low calcium levels. I keep mine lower because from what I understand on a vinyl pool there is no need. What are using to monitor your iron levels? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ascorbic Acid and Return of Brown Stains

    Wanted to give an update on the use of Proteam Metal Magic as an alternate to an Ascorbic Acid treatment. Followed Proteams instructions to lower FC to 1 and raise PH to 7.5. Added 5 quarts and let it do it's thing. In about 6hrs all brown staining was gone. Left it for 48hrs and started the...
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    Ascorbic Acid and Return of Brown Stains

    The water supply is city water, that is from a lake reservoir. Over the last two years this metals issue has appeared to have gotten worse if my FC rises above 3.0. Based on my CYA level have been maintaining a FC level of 3.0 via SWG when temps are above 55 degrees. Bleach when colder temps...
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    Ascorbic Acid and Return of Brown Stains

    With all due respect, in AZ this is attainable, but in AR rainfall amounts can be up to 10-11 inches in ONE rainfall. No matter what anyone does this amount of rain WILL cause an issue where the the pool will need to be SLAM (shocked). The pool vessel has been active for seven years, could...
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    Ascorbic Acid and Return of Brown Stains

    How do I keep the staining away? The next storm will cause me to shock again. Bringing back the staining. That is my vicious cycle. How do I stop this from happening? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ascorbic Acid and Return of Brown Stains

    I am in a vicious circle with ascorbic acid to remove brown staining. Brought chlorine levels to zero applied 1.5lbs of ascorbic acid to my 24,000 gallon vinyl lined pool. This removed most of the stains in an hour. Applied another 1.5lbs and viola! all stains gone. Pool was clear and...
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    Pentair Easy Touch Handheld Remote won't stay on

    When powering on the handheld remote, you hold the Menu/Power On button to activate the remote. The screen lites up and connects, but only stays on as long as you hold the button down. Is there anyone who has experienced this issue with the remote?
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    Is it ok to leave the robot in the water for a long time?

    Same here in Little Rock. My Pentair Platinum is a resident of the bottom for the last 3 yrs and it looks as and runs as new. Only reason to take it out is for non-family swimmers who might no respect it!
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    Pentair Easy Touch Controller won't start Intelliflow 4X160

    After a full week of downtime, PB & Pentair replaced my 4X160 with a new VS-3050. They installed it and left. They never checked to see if worked with the Easy Touch except that the Easy Touch turned the pump on and off. Now there is no control of the RPM. It appears to be about 1000 rpm off...
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    Pentair Easy Touch Controller won't start Intelliflow 4X160

    Now literally dead in the water. Pump died today. Not the Easy Touch. Called PB and Pentair with NO response/action. Currently adding chlorine and brushing to keep the water moving. Very disappointed in PB and Pentair for lack of response. Removed the 4X160 from the Easy Touch, no LED's...
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    Pentair Easy Touch Controller won't start Intelliflow 4X160

    This has happened now three times after a heavy rain storm. The pool will be running fine through the rain storm and when the pump is turned off by the Easy Touch schedule, the next scheduled ON time the Intelliflow will not start. All LED's on the pump are on indicating it should be working...
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    Clean fiberglass steps underwater

    I use the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. You may have some in the house already. If you don't they are available at any Target, Walmart, etc in the cleaning supplies section. Brings the steps right back to white with very little elbow grease and the Magic Eraser don't appear to mess with your pool...
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    If you want to remove the water easily, just unhook a small section of the liner where the pocket of water is. Using your vacuum hose and pump, set your filter to waste and put your vacuum hose down behind the liner as far as it will go into the pocket of water. Turn on the pump and with the...
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    Pentair heater makes a high pitched noise.

    No, it is natural gas. It seems to be related to the metal exhaust vent on the side of the unit. It doesn't whistle on startup, but as the the unit heats up it seems to start and continue through the heating process.