Recent content by manfacro

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    Pool math app feature request - graph of test results

    Younger folks, with custom IOT devices are all about data logging. I'd love to be able to see my SWG settings overlayed with my FC readings from the past year so I know how my settings effect FC generation to time of year and sun exposure. Same for salt, CYA and hardness against each other so...
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    Pool math app feature request - graph of test results

    I will say that's why I use another service (poollogger) it calculates the same as pool math, but it has better data display plus graphing. (FC graph attached)
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    I think this is bad but.....

    In the picture below you can see the chloine and PH side of the blue box all kinda gross, and the CC reagent looks like the OPs. The TA and CH tests don't seem bothered by being in the box, so I left them. the CH and PH are more frequently used anyways so the caddy keeps them clean and ready to use.
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    I think this is bad but.....

    That’s what happened to mine. I left everything in the blue box it came in, and that happened plus the DPD powder turned black. I started storing them in a caddy instead of the I closed box it came in and the problem went away... after buying new chems. I figured pool water humidity in a...
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    Hot climates chime in.. how much CYA do you lose?

    In the summer here, I loose about 10-20 ppm a month in CYA. However I do loose salt and calcium hardness steadily due to having to drain the pool after a rainstorm. I have to bump all three up regularly.
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    Pulled electric cord out

    If the terminals are labeled, Labeled L/Line (or gold colored) is the Black Labeled N/Neutral (or silver colored) is the White Labeled G/Ground or a symbol that looked like a upside down Christmas tree (or green colored) is the Green
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    How Often Do You Run Your Robot?

    I have mine running daily, the home automation triggers it, so it more or less lives in the pool.
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    Use well water after the well has been sanitized?

    I water my lawn with pool water when I have to drain it when the level gets too high. Have yet to see a negative. That being said, it’s unknown what the chemical levels of the well water are... could be lots more chlorine than a pool.
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    What is the actual water temp?

    I have a temp probe inline on the plumbing after the pump, so it’s water pulling from the drain and skimmer. The floaters always indicate higher because the sun is right there. The cycling water in the plumbing is more accurate. The downside is when the pump is off, the temp probe becomes useless.
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    Cryptosporidium - The Germ for 2019

    Hi all, the last few days my news feed has been full of stories about the new pool superbug called “Crypto”. https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/07/01/cdc-warns-fecal-parasite-cryptosporidium-found-in-swimming-pools/amp/ Many news sites have an article about it, here are some highlights...
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    Household uses for unused pucks?

    Hi all, just looking to see if anyone has tried any non-pool related uses for left over pucks. Yes, I’m aware they will keep and I can use some on a vacation. But with a SWG, my uses for them are not great. My first thought was dropping one in the toilet tanks. They make bleach pucks already...
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    Beads in the pump pre filter.

    My Dolphin robot had some of the bearings come apart, but they were metal and not ceramic, however that’s the same spot I started finding mine. Had to replace all 6 bearings/gears in the cleaner for the tracks.
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    LED Light Strips

    Do you have any pictures of transformers and wiring to pool? This has been on my list for a while now, and it looks fantastic in that pic. I personally use those strips and DMX decoders in my house, so I am very familiar with the systems, but can’t figure out how to get the wire to the pool.
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    Water scorpions

    Try tossing 50ft? I’ve had decent luck with sprinkling the DE powder for crawling insects around the yard.
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    Concrete Stain vs. Acrylic Deck Paint

    I'm having that discussion right now with my wife. Our deck is painted with white deck paint (unknown if it's acrylic) but it's peeling bad. Between Florida thunderstorms and the dog running around, I'm always finding paint chips in the pool. I am concidering tiling or doing the stain option...