Recent content by mgtfp

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    VX7-T issues

    Hmm, that does sound like something's not right. Does that happen in all programmed cycles or only in one? If you are not using all 4 timer periods, maybe it could help to use one of the unused ones instead, e.g. replace period 1 with period 4? I don't think that it's actually a flow problem...
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    VX7-T issues

    Remembered to check this morning: At the beginning of the scheduled time the pump started with the SWG lights flashing and no chlorine production. After 5mins, the lights stopped flashing and chlorine production started. Looks like 5mins at the start and 2mins at the the end of each cycle...
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    Yep, the amount of gunk in the sock is just astonishing, and shows that the socks make sense. I check my skimmer each day anyway for little frogs we sometimes get in the pool, prefer to get them out while still alive. And then there are the spiders... We get trap doors here and they can survive...
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    When there's lots of stuff going through the skimmer, I change my skimmer sock daily, especially during pollen season. I usually have two socks going, so I can just swap them. Then I turn the dirty one inside out to get the bigger debris out and hang it up to dry. Once dry, I just shake it out...
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    VX7-T issues

    Just checked at the end of my morning cycle: It ran normally right until the end of the scheduled time, then it started flashing and the chlorine production stopped (no more bubbles in the cell), but the pump kept running for another few minutes. When I went back about 4 mins later, the pump had...
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    Yep, sun getting more intense by the minute now. My SWG is around [email protected]% now, CYA still at 50 from winter. Will get more CYA next week when Aldi has their annual pool specials - then I can just buy it with my groceries and don't have to do the lockdown online order/pick-up shopping (same price...
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    VX7-T issues

    According to the documents from the previous house owner, my SWG was installed in 2007. Manual doesn't mention that feature, but it seems to happen every single time, and it seems to be exactly 5 mins at the beginning and end of each cycle. Looks like a feature to me...
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    pH reading

    I'm using the Apera PH60. Very happy with it.
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    pH reading

    The CCL pH-test reagent is equivalent to Taylor R-0004, see CCL's compatibility chart: https://clearchoicelabs.com.au/2015/11/test-kit-reagent-compatibility-chart/
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    Haven't checked your thread in a while. Looks like you are making good progress and getting excellent advice from Dirk (y)
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    pH reading

    I am also struggling with the orange shades of the pH test. Electronic pH-meter solved the issue for me.
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    VX7-T issues

    My VX7T does the same. Always thought that's intentional. 5mins w/o chlorine production at the beginning to ensure the pump is primed and 5mins at the end to ensure there's no hydrogen gas left in the system.
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    Heavy scaling on the plates of my cell.

    So, you did add Baking Soda, and not Washing Soda?
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    Heavy scaling on the plates of my cell.

    Just to avoid any remaining confusion: Did you want to write "I used Arm & Hammer washing soda - 100 % Sodium Carbonate" (No "Bi"...)? Washing Soda is Sodium Carbonate (Na₂CO₃), Baking Soda is Sodium Bicarbonate, also called Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate (NaHCO₃). The "Bi" is a bit confusing...
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    HY-CLOR Calcium Chloride impurities

    Hi @samjesse I just wanted to add some Hy-Clor calcium chloride to my pool. First used the rest from an old bag (same bag that I used for the test I was describing above), all good, dissolved crystal clear in my bucket. Then I used a new bag, and that stuff instantly created the same brown mess...