Recent content by Matt_S

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    Green Pool But No CC reading

    Thanks!! Yes, full sun and brutally hot. Is that the general rule, full sun will not result in CC readings?
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    Green Pool But No CC reading

    We're talking a salt water... My neighbour went away. His pool is green green green.....I'm getting 1.5 PPM FC but 0 CC. How is that possible, there is clearly something growing. Should i measure the CYA and proceed with the usual SLAM? I'm not familiar with Salt Water either.
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    Pool Opening Numbers

    It's been a long cold 6 months of winter....pool is finally open, the water temp is only 46, but it's open!! I seemed to hold a decent amount of FC (6ppm) since November, I was pleased to see that. After all that time, the water is sparkling clear!!. Any next steps to keep the water great all...
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    Blowing lines out

    Great info, Thanks all!! Can you elaborate on "burping the return lines" I have 2 holes in the skimmer, but if I have a hydro static valve as the floor drain, will the floor drain even be connected to the suction line? Will I get the water out?? Any advantage to foam rope in the return line...
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    Blowing lines out

    I don't have any valves on the plumbing to close. Would I set the filter to recirculate and blow from the skimmer, sealing the returns when the water is blown out? Blow out the main drain and air lock it? Heater drain plugs out, sand filter drain plugs out and pump drain plugs out at the...
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    Blowing lines out

    This is my first time closing the pool (pool is 2 years old). I plan on bring the water below the returns. I'm pretty sure the floor drain is a hydro static valve, but i'll double check with the builder. Can someone help me with instructions on how to blow out the lines, which ones, the...
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    Dull / Cloudy water for 5 weeks

    Thanks, I'll give this a try!! We did have some good sun and some heavy kid use yesterday, so not too surprised the FC dropped to 6 by the time I got home from work. I'll bring the FC up to 20 when I get home tonight and keep it there for a couple of days. I can expect some heavy kid usage...
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    Dull / Cloudy water for 5 weeks

    We've had very heavy rain off and on since May, every 3 days or so. The pool is directly under many large Maple trees, Oak trees, and other Coniferous trees. Also had a heavy pollen season which has seemed to just end. Any rain drives debris, pollen ect through our trees into the pool. The...
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    Testing CYA with Taylor K-2006

    Do you take an average? When I do that, back to the sun, sample in my shadow at belt level vs. out of my shadow at belt level, I get a variance of 20 ppm....two completely different results.
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    CYA testing method - 2 very different results

    It's a bright sunny day today, no clouds. Standing back to the sun, holding the sample at belt level, but it's in my shadow. CYA reads 80. if I move the sample to my side slightly, out of my shadow, I get a reading between 50-60. Should I take the reading in full sun light?
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    Filter too small - low flow on heater??

    yes, I drained it. If it is the filter, I was just hoping that all the sand froze in a clump over the winter and has stayed clumped together since then. I'll try the recirculation and report back!!
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    Filter too small - low flow on heater??

    I'll give this a try....If it runs at a lower rpm on recirculate, does that mean I have a filter issue? I haven't added anything to the filter (I know better than that, just from being here this short while), we did have a freezing cold winter here in Canada...I just turned it all on in the...
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    Filter too small - low flow on heater??

    The equipment is less than a year old. Not sure that I've seen a dirty pressure. The pool is so new, haven't had many issues. Opening it this year it was crystal clear and still is fairly clear, needs a vacuum. Max PSI I've seen is 25ish with the pump maxed out. On a low setting, the...
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    VS Hayward pump rpm to activate Hayward Heater flow switch

    I have the same problem (same pump and heater) - My first thought is that the filter is too small and can't flow fast enough, but I'm waiting for the experts to chime in. What filter do you have?
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    Filter too small - low flow on heater??

    My heater (hayward H series - GAS) will log a low flow error on anything under 92% pump run speed. This seems very high to me, was hoping to have the heater kit on at more like 60%. Is my filter too small and limiting flow to the heater? I can deal with it, if this is the situation, just wish...