Recent content by Lonnybass

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    Sound Muffling A Pool Pump

    The spa jets seem to generate very little sound, especially relative to the pump.
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    Sound Muffling A Pool Pump

    It is fairly quiet at low to medium speeds (say, below about 2500). When I turn it up to higher speeds in order to push the spa jets, that's when it gets louder. Since we're typically using our spa in the evenings, I'm especially interested in finding a way to muffle the pump noise.
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    Sound Muffling A Pool Pump

    Good afternoon everyone - I was wondering if anyone had any experiences doing an acoustic treatment surrounding a pool pump in an effort to make the system run more quietly. Would love thoughts from anyone who has tried this. Thanks! Lonnybass
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    phosphates

    Interesting, I had an almost identical conversation with my neighbor about the need to manage phosphates when I moved into my house about a year ago. I took his advice and started using PhosFree right away. It clogged up my DE filter within a few hours and I had to run the pump at much higher...
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    phosphates

    If I had to guess - a problem with high chlorine consumption is either because you have algae, or because your CYA is low. Not because of phosphates at all.
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    Appreciate it everyone. Thank you!
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    It took about nine or ten days, but the steady aeration and maintaining a 7.0 pH target with muriatic acid has finally gotten everything back in line. Today's test results: FC 5 pH 7.2 TA 80 CH...
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    Yep - lowering back down to maintain the 7.0 target. I checked last night and pH was still where it was supposed to be. This morning's test showed a rise to 7.4 so I dropped it back down again with muriatic acid. TA is at 130 as of this morning's test, down from 170 on Sunday.
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    Looks like the 7.0 pH target and added aeration have already started making a difference. I just retested and TA is already down to 140 from the 170 result I got last night. I'll just keep holding the 7.0 target through the week to see how the numbers balance out.
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    I can indeed run it without the heater, but since it all runs off one pump I'd need to switch the direction of the spa valve to push the pool return through the spa lines. I'll give this a shot right now to try and get some more movement than just the waterfall spillover.
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    I just dropped my pH down to about 6.8/7.0 and ordered a few fountain return jets in order to help the waterfall with aeration.
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    I'll need to test that later today. It didn't seem to be an issue last season.
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    Thanks! I'll try lowering into the next tier.
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    The current pump settings have the waterfall running at full strength in the morning for about an hour, and again for two hours in the early evening. During the day while the solar system is activated, it's a steady trickle, enough to gently break up the surface. Should I crank it up for a...
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    Bringing down TA / balancing pH

    Greetings all- I am continuing to rebalance my pool after doing a citric acid treatment last month. Generally speaking, things are balanced out and in good shape. However, I'm struggling to bring down my TA level to where it needs to be. Here are my latest test results: Free chlorine...