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    High FC - can cold temp affect my test?

    According to pool math, you are creating.5ppm per day.
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    High FC - can cold temp affect my test?

    According to pool math, an IC40 at 35% for 8 hours in a 22,000 gallon pool raises it by .9 ppm. If you’re losing .5 ppm/day like me, it will still increase at 35%. My suggestion is that you turn it off for a few days, then remeasure. Then you’ll know how much you’re losing per day and can...
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    High FC - can cold temp affect my test?

    I currently lose .5ppm of chlorine a day. I don’t see your SWCG model in your signature. How many PPM will you create at 25% over 8 hours?
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    IC60 Measuring Salt Level Often

    Dirk - I thought the reason they "talked" to each other was so IntelliPH could tell the salt cell not to produce while it was injecting acid. My acid injection is just before the cell. Does it matter if the cell is producing when acid is being injected?
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    IC60 Measuring Salt Level Often

    To close the loop here for anyone else searching the forums in the future. Soon after noticing this issue, my Intelliph board fried for the 2nd time. Now Pentair says the IC60 draws too much current for the Intelliph. They swapped out my IC60 for an IC40. My pool is 20,000 gallons, so no...
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    Ideal Levels for 8 Days Away (with Borderline CSI issues)

    Yes. And also explains another issue I posted in another thread. My IC60 would randomly go into salt measurement. It must have been power-cycling due to drawing too much power for the IntelliPH.
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    Ideal Levels for 8 Days Away (with Borderline CSI issues)

    FYI. I have the Intelliph that was connected to my IC60. After the second intelliph board fried, now Pentair says the IC60 draws too much current for the Intelliph. They swapped out my IC60 for an IC40. My pool is 20,000 gallons, so no biggie. Those with larger pools might want to rethink a...
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    Financial advice needed and what do I ask at first site meeting?

    Sounds like a good plan. Best of luck.
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    IC60 Flow Switch Questions (Bogus Reading then No Reading)

    There can be. If you go to your IntelliCenter touch screen. Go to Settings -> Alerts and Notifications-> IntelliChlor. You’ll see several options. If you select Cold Water Cutoff Alarm, the iOS app will show that it went into cold water mode. My app told me this morning, but now it’s warmed...
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    Financial advice needed and what do I ask at first site meeting?

    This. Don’t let the tax deductibility of a HELOC confuse the issue. Yes, that knocks the 3% down by your marginal tax rate, but you have to PAY taxes on the money you earn in interest. The interest you are earning on your savings is also knocked down by the same rate. So...you can ignore...
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    New Pool in Central Texas - Equipment Review

    Oh, also how much money you’ll save by removing the overpriced puck dissolve tube (inline chlorinator)
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    New Pool in Central Texas - Equipment Review

    That doesn’t seem right. When I requested my PB install IntelliCenter instead of EasyTouch, he said the price difference was nominal and didn’t even ask for more money from me. I would ask for the itemized cost of EasyTouch + Screenlogic vs IntelliCenter. Make them spell out the costs and we...
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    Help! I've basically installed a brand new filter and still no results!

    Here’s an analogy for you. Algae is like the canary in the coal-mine. Its growth is telling you that your chlorine is too low (in your case 0). What you are doing is the same as just removing the canary from the coal-mine. Yes, that would save canary lives, but would do nothing to address...
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    IC60 + IntelliPH not compatible? Need help.

    I have it already. Thanks for the idea.
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    IC60 + IntelliPH not compatible? Need help.

    Oh, and if Intellichem would work, can I ignore the sensor values and just manually set acid dosing and IC60 %?