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    Pump not priming

    Everything was working OK. I opened it to clean out the strainer basket, put it back together, and started it in cleaner mode the way I always do. Usually, it primes within 15 seconds or so, I can bleed air out of the filter, and be ready to go. Today, the pump just roars away, pouring water...
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Not available within 100 miles of me :(
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    CH in fill water high

    My pool is showing 425ppm for CH. My fil water is 250ppm. PoolMath says to replace 89% of my water. Considering I just filled the pool six months ago, I'm not sure how useful that would be. What can I do?
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    Pentair IC40 installed in SE Phoenix?

    I am neither a plumber nor an electrician, and am certainly not a pool expert. The idea that anyone can just do anything and "save money" is a myth. I firmly believe in paying experts for their time to do something right... that's how you save money.
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    Pentair IC40 installed in SE Phoenix?

    I am having the absolute worst luck finding someone to install a SWCG. I'm literally down to Leslie's... everyone else has terrible ratings, I can't ever get ahold of them, they say dumb things, or come out and say they'll send me a quote and then vanish. I refuse to chase someone to take my...
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    Pool mode question

    Closest I was able to find:
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    Breeze SWG?

    Since I have all Pentair stuff, I called a Pentair authorized dealer for a quote for a salt system. He quoted me about $1700 for that, but was steering me towards "Breeze"... the 60K gallon for $1489 or the 40K for $1200ish. I love saving money, and I'm not married to Pentair. He said it...
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    Pool mode question

    I don't, my system is from 15 years ago, I'd need to find the screen on my inside remote and snap a picture... when I get home.
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    Pool mode question

    Is that a switch I can flip and walk away from, or would changing that affect other aspects of the programming?
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    Pool mode question

    It's an Intelliflo VSF P/N 350305
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    Pool mode question

    When I run in pool mode with the vacuum attached, the pump is pretty quiet and indicates about 35 GPM / 2000 RPM / 500 W If I remove the vacuum, the pump speeds up noticeably and sounds like it's in cleaning mode. Should I change my pool mode programming to assume no vacuum?
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    pH/TA see-saw

    OK, I'm not trying to get a rise out of anyone, but when you say "it works", what do you mean by that? The Pool School recommended levels are 70-90+ for a plaster pool with bleach. The instructions with the TF-100 kit say 100-120 I don't think you'd refer to those as "faceless pages". What...
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    Why increase when using SWG?

    So, "good enough"? :) How often should I be checking/logging temp?
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    Why increase when using SWG?

    So, tracking CSI requires tracking temperature. I'm not sure how frequently I should be recording temp, or if there's any specific method... just run in pool mode until the indicated temp stabilizes?
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    Why increase when using SWG?

    Ahh, thank you! Where is the web site calculator now? The last time I tried to find it, I just got directed to the app, and figured the web version was gone.