Recent content by jcushman

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    Bypass for Heat Pump install

    That's what I thought. Thanks.
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    Bypass for Heat Pump install

    I just got a jandy 3 way valve to accomplish this. Want to make sure I can orient correctly. It is marked inlet on one the bottom leg of the Tee. I want to use one of the sides for the inlet, and the other side and bottom leg as the outlet and bypass leg. I think I can use the valve in the...
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    Bypass for Heat Pump install

    Makes sense. Thanks.
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    Bypass for Heat Pump install

    I have read most of the threads concerning this topic, but would like to see if there is a consensus. I am about to install my new heat pump into existing plumbing, and plan to install a bypass for a "just in case" situation (all the reasons given in previous threads). I plan to use a Jandy...
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    Plan for converting hot tub to bromine

    Thanks for the reply. I have some dichlor granules from when I was using that as my sanitizer. So now I am using that as an activator for the bromine. I understand that I can also use bleach, or non chlorine shock or the bromine granules( which are actually bromide plus dichor). Does the...
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    Plan for converting hot tub to bromine

    Hi, I currently sanitize my spa with the dichlor/bleach method, but want to change to bromine. I read the long thread about using bromine, but didn't really see this question addressed. I have a 275 gallon portable spa with ozone (one of the reasons I want to change to bromine). I understand...
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    Test Results after SLAM

    Thanks. That is what I am doing, but it took a little trial and error to see just how much I needed to add each day.
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    Test Results after SLAM

    So I just completed my first SLAM after noticing small amounts of algae were developing in some areas. Water has always been clear looking. I used trichlor pucks the first year of my new pool and watched as the CYA level slowly climbed to around 70. I switched to liquid chlorine and the CYA has...
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    Return direction for best skimmer action

    Hi all, I have a new pool, and can't seem to settle on how to direct the returns for effective skimmer action. The pool is a 15x30 rectangle with two 6 ft benches along one side, and a 3x4 bumpout for the steps in the corner of the opposite side in the shallow end. The pool was designed with...