Recent content by Jeffc2112

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    Need to install new spa & pool lights, is it hard?

    Thanks Rob, I was thinking of attaching the new wire to the old wire right at the light fixture and pulling that through one time, not a good idea though? So I understand, you're saying I'll pull through the string from junction box to the light assembly, then attach the new wire and pull that...
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    Need to install new spa & pool lights, is it hard?

    Thank you Arizonarob and guinness. It appears that I have to replace the whole thing, looks like it's just one unit. I bought the whole unit with 100' of wire since it's on the far side of the electrical area.
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    Need to install new spa & pool lights, is it hard?

    My spa light is out and my pool light is intermittent. I ordered the new spa light (Hayward SP0535SLED100) but haven't put it in yet. I've seen some videos and with the right safety (breakers, etc) it doesn't seem to hard to DIY, thoughts? Thanks, Jeff
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    Are these Calcium deposits?

    Any ideas how to remove and keep from reforming? FC 6 CH 175 (adding more calcium) TA 80 CYA 60 pH 7.8
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    Hurricane - Chemistry following Harvey Flooding

    Thanks Mr Bruce. Any thoughts on the potential of sewage in the water? Will Bleach clear it up? Got the FC up to 12+ and am going to get some CYA now, have to figure out from Pool Math how much I'll need. Appreciate the update.
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    Hurricane - Chemistry following Harvey Flooding

    Hi All, we are getting back to pool maintenance, post-Harvey, and had a few questions to run past the forum. We got 30" of rain, but I loaded the pool up on bleach before the storm. We then evacuated for a week. No home damage, fortunately, so now I can focus on the pool. I drained partially...
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    Why are my spa lights changing colors so rapidly?

    Hi, I've got a light in my pool and one in my spa. I don't know the make, but can look. The problem is the spa light is very rapidly changing colors, at least once a second, it's almost like a strobe light. Has anyone had this happen, any ideas what could cause that? Thanks, Jeff
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    Culprit for burning eyes?

    Ok thanks, appreciate the reply.
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    Culprit for burning eyes?

    Hey jblizzle, just curious on this more accurate test... I have had burning eye issues for a couple weeks and I'm trying to figure out why. Numbers are below, and everything seems fine, so I figured I'd try to see if there was a CC issue. This test is a little tough for me anyway, since color...
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    TX Torrential rains & my recent SLAM

    I figured it out, somewhat. I suspect with 6-10 inches of rain, I probably did get some run off from the yard, but there's more. We had another big rain storm last weekend, and I noticed my yard and pool patio drains were slow to drain and I saw them back up back into the pool. If you look...
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    TX Torrential rains & my recent SLAM

    Hi, so I just finished my first SLAM 2 weeks ago and enjoyed a clean clear pool with great numbers until the storms hit. Monday night we had torrential downpours overnight in Houston, between 6-10 inches fell, and I woke up to a Pre-SLAM looking pool, in just 12 hours! The numbers and picture...
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    Algae detection?

    Hi Jason, was just following along this thread and was curious why you say CC almost always stays at zero with algae, isn't that one of the conditions we're testing for when SLAM'ing? My thought was the presence of CC's meant you were killing algae or something, so it should show up as greater...
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    Am I on the right track??

    Good work, almost there. As someone mentioned, the last part seems to take the longest, just like a drive for vacation... Did you take the ladder out to clean it? That will speed it up/complete it.
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    Full week of slamming and not much progress Pics included.

    Good luck, excited to hear about the pool party! I know it hurts to have drained, but you may have been too close for comfort. Once you get it filled, and retest, then you'll know what to do to keep it clear, and not by listening to the pool guys or pool store.
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    New pool Just received TF-100 Kit Fun Fun Fun

    FC of 4-5 looks right, based on CYA of 30. Minimum is 2-3, so just make sure you stay above that. Good tips on lowering TA here. And by the way, my wife thinks I'm crazy with how excited I am with my TF-100...I think that's normal for "us"...