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    Constant pH rise

    I guess it might be normal to add a gallon of MA every month or so? That’s the kind of rise I’m getting. I love when my CYA is low and I can add pucks in. The acidity is great from those.
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    Constant pH rise

    No spa or major water features. We do have deck jets but they are rarely used in summer and now it’s closed. When I closed the pool in early October the pH was adjusted to about 7.3 in anticipation of an increase and now it’s high in the 8s. That’s my thought. Something is wrong with the...
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    Constant pH rise

    Ok so basically the idea is that if I’m in that window of -0.6 to 0.6 I’m going to be fine? But I just calculated and I’m 0.62, assuming my pH is only 8.5 (too purple to read a number). I thought I had to be within this CSI window?
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    Constant pH rise

    I have no scaling. I’m just neurotic at keeping CSI near zero. When I add acid I have a circulating pump going and I add many many dilutions with swirling. So it’s pretty evenly incorporated. I just tend to panic when that pH is so high.
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    Constant pH rise

    I’m in Maryland so I’m closed. Pool is 5ish years old. Plaster. I use bleach as my only chlorine source. During the season I always have to add acid to combat rising pH. I thought it was bc of the new plaster but the pool isn’t so new anymore. I just tested today, after water warmed to...
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    Do solar cover reels work?

    Thanks all! I ordered one. I’ll let you know what I think once I use it. Should be here this week.
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    Do solar cover reels work?

    I have a rectangle pool. When the cover is dry it’s not too bad to accordian pull and fold the cover right off the pool by myself. But when it’s wet it’s miserable. I see these cover reels that seem to be housed on wheels and what looks like flimsy plastic. I can’t imagine it working? I...
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    Buzzing in the house? Heater capacitor?

    Very late follow up to this. HVAC guy came and replaced the capacitor and now it works. He tested everything though and didn’t think it was a capacitor at first. Been running well since.
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    Buzzing in the house? Heater capacitor?

    I have a guy coming to look at it on Friday. Who knows.
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    Buzzing in the house? Heater capacitor?

    Thanks Chris, any other takers on this one? I might have to call for service I suppose if this is too tricky. I could probably change a capacitor myself but if it could be more then I don’t want to mess around.
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    Buzzing in the house? Heater capacitor?

    We heard a buzzing in the house near the electric input from the pool. It stops when pool heater is off. Another post on this forum suggests that it’s the heater capacitor. But what confuses me is that the fan still spins. I just ran the heater and put my hand over the jet and it’s not hot...
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    Pressure max out at 15 and no squirt from guage

    I’ll check the returns tonight. The valve now blows out water but it’s more of a 2 inch little water arc rather than a water blast of a foot or so. The valve started to blow water after I disassembled it all and put it back together. Thanks guys!
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    Pressure max out at 15 and no squirt from guage

    I just opened so the filter is clean. I do a good hosing off at the end of the season and store it dry in the basement all winter. So it sure looks clean to me.
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    Pressure max out at 15 and no squirt from guage

    I’m not sure what you mean by pushing water back to the skimmer. It’s already full of water? I took it all apart, added some o ring lube or whatever it’s called to everywhere I could. Backwashed and it’s now around 20 after running all night. I’m sure it’s really dirty and ready for another...
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    Pressure max out at 15 and no squirt from guage

    Opening seemed fine. But after pump was primed and things were moving I notice I don’t have good pressure and no water will squirt from the relief guage at the top of the filter. I think I might have accidentally vacuumed while NOT having the pump’s basket in there. Think I sucked up some...