Recent content by jlsesler

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    Filling a 15 gallon chlorine tank

    Thanks for the suggestions. I am not sure why I didn't think of siphoning it. I will have to see if I can find a way to easily elevate the container above the tank.
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    Filling a 15 gallon chlorine tank

    I have an automatic liquid chlorine feeder with a 15 gallon rola-chem tank . I found a local pool store (pinchapenny) that sells 2.5 gallon containers of LC. I bought one yesterday to give it a try. I found that my tank is awkward to fill because of the built in mount for the pump (see...
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    ORP system winterization

    I called them, and they said nothing needs to be done to winterize the system. They said the system is designed to withstand winter conditions as long as freeze guards are active on the connected pump. In fact, they said the warranty covers any freeze damage if it occurs. They did recommend...
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    ORP system winterization

    Thanks for the input. I now wish I would have told the installer to hold off on installing the tubing and flow cell. At least I haven't put chemicals (LC and acid) in it yet. Jason.
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    ORP system winterization

    Hello, My ORP system was just installed yesterday. I live in Dallas. It gets below freezing occasionally, but the winters are relatively mild. Do I need to do anything to protect it, or is the built in freeze protection that gets the pumps running good enough? Thanks, Jason.
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    CYA question

    That is good information. My pool builder is requiring me to keep a weekly electronic test log of pool stats for warranty purposes (using the K-2006 kit). Hopefully that will help me stay on top of things if something goes wrong with the ORP system.
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    CYA question

    Thanks. It makes sense to me that the pool should feel the same with low or high CYA as long as the proper CYA/FC ratio is maintained. Maybe some more data/research is needed to conclusively say which is better (<30ppm or 30-50ppm). As for me, I am stuck with <30ppm since I have an ORP...
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    CYA question

    Thanks for the response, but I am a little confused still. Given the minimum CYA/FC ratio using the 7.5% rule (i.e. 20/1.5 or 40/3), are you saying that the one containing a higher CYA results in more comfort/less smell? Thanks, Jason.
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    CYA question

    I don't want my response to sound argumentative. I am really just trying to educate myself (and hopefully others that are confused by this). Thanks for the extra reading. The aqua magazine article that you linked seems to support this recommendation of <30ppm. If you scroll down to the...
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    CYA question

    I agree that they are promoting ORP, but that seems to be independent of the data they are showing. Are you saying that these numbers don't apply if you aren't using an ORP system? If so, can you help explain that? Thanks, Jason.
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    CYA question

    This site (link below) states that the max should be 15ppm for commercial pools. They also recommend similar levels for residential pools (30ppm max). The chart on the page shows drastically diminishing returns on CYA ability to protect chlorine from the sun after 30ppm...
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    ORP system help needed.

    My last pool was salt. It was going pretty well until the first salt cell went out. My next 2 cells only lasted a little over a year each even though I keep a close eye on my overall chemistry (ph, chl, cya, alk, calcium, salt, etc). That's when I decided to abandon the salt pool, and the...
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    ORP system help needed.

    Yikes! This is my 3rd pool that I have maintained myself (that last one was similar size). I figured there would some more involvement with winterizing and spring setup, but I was hoping to hear that these ORP systems are great and contribute to a lower maintenance pool overall. That's how...
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    ORP system help needed.

    Hello, I am having an ORP system installed in a couple of days. I have a decision to make, and I need some help. I am trying to decide if I want a 15gal liquid chlorine tank or a cal hypo erosion auto feeder. I understand some the pros and cons of the different chlorine types (liquid shelf...