Recent content by Jim Savage

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    Variable speed conversion

    What thing is this? I was under the impression that the V green was pretty much a stand alone motor.
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    Variable speed conversion

    I'll see if I can get to it. It's kind of buried behind a wall of garage stuff. I'm pretty savvy with residential electricity... used to build houses for a living. It's definitely a big bar breaker occupying 2 positions in the box. I just hate to state it to be 240 until I both verify that it...
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    Variable speed conversion

    I appreciate the response. I was mainly looking for options on motors and keeping the superpump head. It's in great shape and all plumbed. I'll certainly be doing some investigating into what I have for voltage. It's a weird wiring setup. Looks like a 240 breaker. The wiring is baby blue and...
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    Variable speed conversion

    Hey folks! My 30k gallon inground is currently running a Superpump 120v 1hp. It's eating about $100 a month during pool season. I'd like to switch this to a VS motor but I'm struggling to find one that isn't 240v. Now, I'm not 100% positive but I might have 240v going to the pump pad... the...
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    A little mustard with my hot dog

    Ugh. So besides dumping my pool so full of crud that it took me an hour to scoop it out, I also went 10 full hours without filtration. I also saw more algae than I had seen before I started the slam. 8 gallons of bleach down, and at this pace I will clearly need at least that much more to keep...
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    A little mustard with my hot dog

    1600 test FC 10.5 Adding 94 oz to correct. Big rain coming tonight. I fear this will upset my apple cart. Any tips? Maybe Jack up my FC to compensate for the fact that I might not be able to test and I'm certainly going have water added, regardless of my preference?
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    A little mustard with my hot dog

    1000 test FC 11.5 ADDED 31 oz to correct Water looks good, swept up some algae. Much less than previous so I think we're still progressing.
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    A little mustard with my hot dog

    0600 test FC 10.5 CC 1 Adding 94 oz to correct. Day 4, here I come. Tropical storm should be hitting us tonight. Lots of wind and an inch of rain. Hopefully it doesn't screw me up to bad.
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    A little mustard with my hot dog

    2000 test FC 11 Added 62 oz to correct.
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    A little mustard with my hot dog

    1600 test FC 9.5 Adding 156 oz for correction. Clarity is good. Not as good as it this morning. I see a little spot of algae. Just one pesky spot. Stubborn stuff!
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    A little mustard with my hot dog

    1400 test FC 12 Nothing added. Water slightly more turbid than this morning. It's quite breezy and receiving plenty of samaras from an enormous ash tree stationed up wind. The wind is pushing them away from the skimmer and a quick netting session was in order. Still some signs of algae. It's...
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    A little mustard with my hot dog

    Noted regarding crystal clear. I mean it as a reference to the water itself as in, no detectable turbidity. As for sun... your saying it has to be before sunrise/after sunset and not before the sun reaches the pool, correct? My pool only really sees the sun from about 0900 until roughly 1800...
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    A little mustard with my hot dog

    Cool. Thanks! I'll keep on going then!
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    A little mustard with my hot dog

    A little late on my morning test... 0900 FC 9.5 Added 156 oz for correction. Looks like day 3 is in order. Water is crystal clear. Some small patches of algae in the usual spots. Less than previous Work day so not sure if I can get it brushed down before 1600. Question. How much time...
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    A little mustard with my hot dog

    1830 test FC 11.5 31 oz to correct. The water's a cool deep aqua color. No algae noted. Ended up brushing at around 1700 and no noticable turbidity. Fingers crossed.