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    New Pool Build Thread in Cypress TX (NW Houston)

    Are you not worried about the water turning over at least once at that low of a setting?
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    New Pool Build Thread in Cypress TX (NW Houston)

    Question about pump run time now that its getting cooler outside. Yes its actually in the 50s in Houston! I know there's a crazy calculation taking in to consideration plumbing, bends, etc but I'm not ready to tackle all of that. I'm hoping to just find a general guestimate on how long I...
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    New Pool Build Thread in Cypress TX (NW Houston)

    Thanks! The pool builder redid the sprinklers and laid new sod.
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    New Pool Build Thread in Cypress TX (NW Houston)

    @Suz - It was very nice meeting you yesterday. Thanks for the bleach! Here are some updated pics... Untitled by mikew2069, on Flickr Untitled by mikew2069, on Flickr Untitled by mikew2069, on Flickr Untitled by mikew2069, on Flickr
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    New Pool Build Thread in Cypress TX (NW Houston)

    Added about 60lbs of salt this morning. Drop test says 3400. Pentair app still says Very Low Salt which means its not making chlorine yet. Pentair app salt reading only rose from 2550 to 2600. Do I keep adding salt, call the PB or something else?
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    New Pool Build Thread in Cypress TX (NW Houston)

    Its says Very Low Salt, 2550... great so it’s not even generating chlorine.... I’ll have to go get salt in the morning. Thats kind of frustrating that I have to add more salt only because the SWG can’t seem to read the correct amount. I’d reallly like to have as little salt as possible in the...
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    New Pool Build Thread in Cypress TX (NW Houston)

    Question about salt level. My Pentair app says 2550. Drop test says 3000. IC40 says recommended salt level 3500.... so if the SWG thinks there’s only 2550 salt, will it still produce chlorine properly? And should I add more salt to get to 3500 like the IC40 label says or keep it at 3000?
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    New Pool Build Thread in Cypress TX (NW Houston)

    :shock: .... Wow that's crazy.... Ok, well I threw a couple pucks in because that's what I have on hand now. Headed to the store in a bit for some bleach.
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    New Pool Build Thread in Cypress TX (NW Houston)

    Can I just throw a couple of chlorine tabs in the skimmers right now to get FC up? ..... And yes, what kind of bleach should I buy, just normal Clorox bleach? Also, how long does it take for the SWG to make enough chlorine?
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    New Pool Build Thread in Cypress TX (NW Houston)

    Oops, just when I thought I had everything covered. Its updated now. I have the IC40. Thanks for providing your numbers. Woke up this morning and FC was almost 0 so I bumped the SWG up to 70%. Hopefully that does the trick but I'll continue to play with it.
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    New Pool Build Thread in Cypress TX (NW Houston)

    Yes my oldest daughter went to Hamilton from K-5 and will start Hamilton Middle next year. My youngest is going into 4th. I moved to the area in the late 90s but I was finishing HS and headed to college but my little sisters also attended Hamilton Elementary and Middle. - - - Updated - - -...
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    New Pool Build Thread in Cypress TX (NW Houston)

    This stat definitely makes me feel a little better. Thank you, that makes pretty good sense. I have been watering every day on every side of the house for the past couple of weeks to help the new sod root in so hopefully that will help even out the moisture on the other sides of the...
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    New Pool Build Thread in Cypress TX (NW Houston)

    We live in a new subdivision off of Kluge Rd. It's right by little Cypress Creek. This land was in the 100yr plane but they built it up and our slab sits a couple feet over the 500yr now.