Recent content by HouTex

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    Procedure on Sale of Home/Pool?

    This may been obvious to some, but I'm selling my home (with my in-ground pool) later this month and is there a standard process for turning over the pool to the new owners? I've saved all of the equipment manuals, plaster instructions from the mfg, and proof of purchase for the one item that...
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    In retrospect... Share your wisdom.

    Regrets: I didn't use an established pool company to build my pool. On a recommendation, I hired a PB who basically was a guy in a pick-up truck and when he hauled $ss, I was left with an unfinished pool and a lawsuit against the PB. I've got a very nice judgment against him, but I'll...
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    Still Scaling with Negative CSI

    The mfg's materials I was given for my WetEdge Luna Quartz plaster said to use a SS brush initially and for the life of the plaster.
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    Finally - 17 months later my PH stabilized!

    I'm at 4+ years and my pH still hasn't stabilized! The pH rise for my pool is way less in the winter because the SWG is dialed way back. But when spring and summer hit my pH still rises. Lowering my TA helps a bit, but my water here in Houston has high TA so it's hard to keep TA below 70...
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    properly sealing decking material, travertine

    I have travertine coping and it's slightly polished and while it has numerous imperfections and natural holes, the flat surfaces are fairly smooth. I seal it with 511 Impregnator by Miracle Sealants. It seems to work well. I've had a SWG for about 4 years and I only have some slight errosion...
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    Chasing ph

    I live in Houston as well (Memorial area) and the TA of my fill water is about the same as yours. I try very hard to let rain water fill up my pool but I still have to use tap water occasionally. I've gotten my TA down to the 60-70 range and it helps with the pH rise. I have a SWCG and I...
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    RayPak Heater-Instructions on CL PPM

    The instructions for my new RayPak heater state that free CL should never exceed 5 ppm and it recommends CL of 2-3 ppm. Of course, they do not adjust CL for the level of CYA. The instructions also state: "Automatic chemical dosing devices and salt chlorinators are usually more efficient in...
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    RayPak Wiring Help

    Update: The wiring was a piece of cake. If I hadn't had to move the transformer to the left side of the unit it would have taken me about 15 minutes to wire the unit. The plumber disconnected the electrical connections before I had a chance to solve the second green wire mystery, but with the...
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    RayPak Wiring Help

    They both are solid green wires. When I connect the new heater I'll look to see where the green wires are connected to the Easytouch panel. Haven't done that yet.
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    RayPak Wiring Help

    Thanks for the replies. There is a separate bare copper bonding wire that is connected to the outside of the Mastertemp and it runs to all other powered devices on my equipment pad (the Easytouch, the SWG and the pumps). But there also are two green wires inside the plastic conduit going into...
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    RayPak Wiring Help

    My new Raypak is due to arrive on Monday. It's replacing my 4 year old Pentair Mastertemp. The Mastertemp is connected to my Easytouch 4 and it looks like the wiring for the Raypak is similar. It will be a 240v connection. Anything unusual I should be aware of? I've wired things into the...
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    Pentair Mastertemp 400

    I took the top off of the unit and there are no error codes. The unit would start and run for a while (about 30 minutes the first time) but it eventually would shut off. I turned the unit off and on and the burner would start and it would run for a while and eventually stop. It's clearly not...
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    Pentair Mastertemp 400

    UPDATE: Well now the unit comes on for a few seconds (the gas lights and the blower blows), but then the gas and blower shut down and the service heater light comes on. I smell gas as it lights, but it's not extremely strong. Is this normal? It also makes a high pitched squeal that it didn't...
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    Pump Will Not Turn On

    Update. Problem solved. You really need to push the breakers on the bottom of the Easytouch unit hard to the left to reset them. I would move it left a bit thinking it was reset, but it has to go all the way to the left before it resets.
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    Pump Will Not Turn On

    My pump has never given me a problem until now. It was working fine today until I turned my Easytouch to spa mode to run the heater for an hour or so as I occasionally do. The valves turned to go into spa mode but the Whisperflo turned off during the switch to spa mode and I can't get it to...