Recent content by JoeRJGR

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    Pool Closing-When to slam ?

    I slam mine the morning before I close it...for the reason you stated...
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    Water Temp On closing and Algae

    Thanks for everyone's input...I'm going to wait a week just to be sure..
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    Water Temp On closing and Algae

    Thanks for the replies....couple things to note: 1. I use a hard cover so there will be no sunlight. 2. My question really revolves around the fact that in a worse case scenario getting an Algae bloom in the fall will have what effect in the spring? Water temperatures will be at least in the...
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    The concept of closing an in ground swimming pool

    So many variations on closing. Here's a couple things I do; 1. I do not lower the water level...if anything I keep it higher than normal. I have a large pool and a solid cover. The higher water level allows for the cover to come on and off easier, causes less strain on the cover, and keeps...
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    Water Temp On closing and Algae

    Not sure I understand the common logic of waiting for the pool water to drop below 65 or 60 degrees before closing. My water is at 72 right now, next week outside temps are suppose to go into the 80's.. Assuming I close with my solid cover today and the temps rise and my chlorine levels don't...
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    My AQR-15 Rocks!

    I have a 38,000 gallon pool and flip/flopped between wheter I should go with a stenner system or a SWG. The last few years I just manuually dosed with chlorine, but its tough going away for any length of time. I was leaning toward a Stenner setup just because the pool was so perfect with just...
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    Plumbing new AQR15

    Sigamond..that is correct, you'll need 4 I just did mine last week...buy a couple extra and a pic up a couple 1 1/2 inche couplers in case you make a bad cut...then take back whatever you dont use...
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    AQR 15 vs Taylor Kit

    I added the salt to my shallow end right under the return jet...and spead it around till it was dissolved 3/4 one day, 1/4 the next day. We'll see what it reads tommorow. Going in for first time.. Thanks all!
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    AQR 15 vs Taylor Kit

    Thanks all. I must be real sensitive to salt taste. Because when I did my initial measurements I figured I was at about 2800 - 2900 and I tasted the salt...I'll just keep in aye on it...hope the SWG doesnt say its 4500 tommorow!!!
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    AQR 15 vs Taylor Kit

    so I just switched to SWG and installed my Hayward AQR 15. So far so good, with one exception. I used the Taylor test kit for salt and at first the numbers compared to the SWG matched very well, when I was in the 2800 - 2900 range for salt. Then I added about 160 more pounds to get the SWG...
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    Hayward Average Salt level Default

    Really? Well that would be important information to put in the manual....Thanks!
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    Hayward Average Salt level Default

    Installed a new hayward AQR-15. The average salt level has default 2800. What exactly does that mean? So it doesnt really read the salt level, it takes an average over some period of time? It read 2800 when I first installed it with no salt added to the pool. I added a conservative amount...
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    Clorox salt?

    I am in thre process of converting to SWG. Check Walmart online says the store closest to my house has Mortons. I get there and its Clorox. Go home andd check again...its says Mortons is in Aisle G21...maybe they have it in two places? Nope. Its Clorox. Call the next closest Walmart have the...
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    SWG help

    Sky, BTW, where do you ususally keep your FC at?
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    SWG help

    Sky, Just started looking at your post because I am considering a Hayward system even though I have a large pool. If you are on your 5th year with this cell with a pool that large, I think you did well. After market cells are all over the web...I saw one last night for $300 with a full 3 year...