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    Misplaced Spa Calculations For Reducing Chlorine Using Hydrogen Peroxide

    I would ignore all product names, and just look at the ingredients. “Shock” usually means it has chlorine as one of the ingredients in it, but not always. If it doesn’t list the ingredients, run away.
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    Misplaced Spa Calculations For Reducing Chlorine Using Hydrogen Peroxide

    SLAM is an acronym..should really be S.L.A.M. It stands for Shock Level And Maintain. If you need to SLAM, you bring your water up to Shock Level (40% of your CYA as shown on that chart). And then Maintain that level until you meet all of the requirements to end it. And yes, as Marty says...
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    2 nails fell in my pool

    It worked like a charm! 30 secs worth of work (not including driving to Home Depot). No stains Thanks again!!
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    How to keep raised spa water warm when not in use?

    Ha ha. All good. Enjoy!
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    How to keep raised spa water warm when not in use?

    Sorry, re-read your post. Yes, you’re right, it’s either filtering/chlorinating the pool or spa. My spa is 5% the volume of my pool. I don’t need to run my IC60 very long to produce enough ppm for the spa. I’m just suggesting the OP run in SPA mode long enough to produce enough chlorine...
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    How to keep raised spa water warm when not in use?

    Yes I am. I’m filtering and chlorinating. IntelliCenter even allows me to enter different a SWG % for spa and pool modes.
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    How to keep raised spa water warm when not in use?

    Can’t he have his SWG chlorinate while in spa mode (at a lower %). The water will get filtered and chlorinated. I do have a spillover run for 30 mins a day, but I can also chlorinate while in spa-only mode.
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    2 nails fell in my pool

    Ha! I just texted that same thing to my wife. I spent $3.50 on the hook, and it costs me $1.75/hr to run my heater. I just re-cooped my TFP donation. BOOM!!
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    2 nails fell in my pool

    Just bought a magnet hook. I’ll try it when I get back in a few hours. thanks all!!
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    2 nails fell in my pool

    No magnet. I tried the bush/net combo trick for about 20 mins, no luck.
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    2 nails fell in my pool

    I’m having some siding work done on the house and there are 2 nails in my pool I can get out. My robot can’t either. So...my plan is to run the heater all night (current water temp is 56) and go in tomorrow and get them out of the shallow end. They fell in today...is waiting until tomorrow...
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    Another Vegas OB

    Looks good to me!
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    Another Vegas OB

    Looks like all manual valves. Are you going to replace any with Intellivalves so you can control them with your IntelliCenter?
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    Black algae ??

    Here’s some reading for you: https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/category/pool-school/algae/ 7.5 is likely too low, but you’ll need to know your CYA level. https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/2019/01/18/chlorine-cya-chart/ How are you testing your water?
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    Another Vegas OB

    If it’s not too late, consider IntelliCenter instead of Intellitouch. Intellicenter is Pentair’s latest automation product, and should be about the same price. You wouldn’t buy a 10-year old iPhone, no reason to buy the old automation product.