Recent content by jesser

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    Caretaker pressure issues

    $50-55 each , not cheap.. I have 37 of them. But the system works great now!
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    Caretaker pressure issues

    FYI.... how old are your Caretaker pop up heads? Caretaker/Jandy came up with a newer model head that has a lower spring rate on it, meaning they pop up easier .. They did this because of the variable speed pumps that are common now. I have (well, had) heads that were 12 years old. Getting...
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    My Iron Stain Removal

    Dumb question but... @Snoobug Does your skimmer have a skimmer sock installed, in that picture you posted? I'm guessing yes? Where do you buy skimmer socks like that?
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    Re-plastering --- What questions should I ask?

    Thanks guys, this was really appreciated. Good info above. Is a FULL chip out **required**? I would rather do one, but, not all vendors will do it and finding ANY vendor right now that can actually fit in a re-plastering job within a reasonable amount of time is difficult. Some places are...
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    Location of pressure gauge

    Probably a dumb question but, I don't know the right answer so.... Are pressure gauges typically installed between the filter pump and the main filter? When people refer to the pressure/PSI in their piping, is that the location they're usually referencing? I have a pressure gauge but mine...
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    Re-plastering --- What questions should I ask?

    Can anyone offer up a bunch of questions that I should be asking pool vendors that are quoting a full re-plastering of my in ground gunite/plaster pool? The pool is 12 years old, original plastic, and it's getting really rough. I'm started to get quotes but I read some horror stories on here...
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    Iron and Chlorine mixing --- turns the Iron ferric (meaning, you can SEE it, and water color will change?)

    Thanks @JoyfulNoise ... I stopped off at the testing location to pick up 3 sample containers. I'm going to fill each of the 3 with: 1) Straight well water (before my (4) iron filters treat any water) 2) Water after my iron filters 3) Water after my iron filters (when the filters have had...
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    Iron and Chlorine mixing --- turns the Iron ferric (meaning, you can SEE it, and water color will change?)

    I decided to contact a private testing laboratory nearby that analyzes well water and drinking water, for anything you want tests done on. Going to take some samples to them for the water, before and after, my four 13x54 filters to see how much Iron and/or other junk is in the water. There...
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    Iron and Chlorine mixing --- turns the Iron ferric (meaning, you can SEE it, and water color will change?)

    So, to clarify.... when I am using my Milwaukee MW14 iron tester, and I get .56ppm (before my iron filters), and get 0.00ppm after my iron filters, you are saying that the 0.00ppm isn't necessarily accurate and that I'm still possibly adding iron into my pool via my auto-fills, despite what the...
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    Iron and Chlorine mixing --- turns the Iron ferric (meaning, you can SEE it, and water color will change?)

    Some pics. The pit it just plaster over gunite. There's nothing else in it. 2 drains that suck water out of the pit and send it back into the pool or up to the slide.
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    Iron and Chlorine mixing --- turns the Iron ferric (meaning, you can SEE it, and water color will change?)

    I haven't tested the pool water itself for Iron. @JoyfulNoise Why do I need to let FC drop to 0 to test for Iron? I'm not getting any staining at all.... Long story short, my main pool (32,000 gallons) has an auto-fill on it, and my lower pit (1,600 gallons) has a separate auto-fill on...
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    Iron and Chlorine mixing --- turns the Iron ferric (meaning, you can SEE it, and water color will change?)

    I'm just gonna add... I've been thinking about this, and I'm really struggling still to understand the answers to my 3 questions above. and, @JoyfulNoise ---- when you said, "Even with chlorine present, ferrous iron will eventually oxidize to ferric iron" Did you mean to say, "Even...
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    3 drains near the top of my disappear edge basin

    Bump, anyone else have an idea on this one?
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    Iron and Chlorine mixing --- turns the Iron ferric (meaning, you can SEE it, and water color will change?)

    Appreciate the response. What I don't understand is... if I test the level of iron in my water using a tester I bought (reagent test), I get .56ppm -before- my filters, and 0.00pm -after- my filters (i have (4) very large 13x54 tanks). but even at 0.00ppm, my pool water still discolors...
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    3 drains near the top of my disappear edge basin

    Nope, no air blower. and the upper spa is about 50' away in distance and 20' away in height from those 3 valves All 3 of those valves are directly in line with those overflow drains of the lower pit however as you can see in the picture, so I assume the valves and drains are related. ...