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    Help - Bad Motor on Pentair CHII-N1-1-1/2F

    I'm looking at a Century B2858 ($280) which was recommended by INYO pool as the replacement. I see that they offer dual speed B2983 for $354 + $45 for the toggle switch and canopy. Is it worth the extra $ going the variable speed route?
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    Help - Bad Motor on Pentair CHII-N1-1-1/2F

    This is my 3rd season owning a pool in Maryland. I'm the 3rd owner - not sure of the pump's age but the motor is making very strange noises so I shut her down. (n) Does anyone have info on rebuild parts/video? I've never done this before so I would need direction. If I decide to purchase a...
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    FC=15 CC=1 Will recheck in an hour. Thanks again!
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Good stuff - thanks! Very confident that my CYA is above 30 and close to 35 or so. Do I round up to 40 when looking at CYA/chlorine chart? Thanks!
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    I've since tested the CYA twice and I don't see the black dot disappear - that first test (CYA=35) the black dot went away during swirling but not after it settled down and I have since determined that that is not the correct way to conduct the test. I now have a sock in the pool with...
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Here are my numbers. Do I need to increase my CYA before shocking? FC=0 CC=2 pH=7.4 TA=100 CH=240 CYA= <30 (black dot still present but barely) Thanks - have a party tonight an the kids want to get in the pool!! i'm not feeling any pressure!! :(
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Great info - thanks!! If you are going to the parade tomorrow, be sure to look for me. I'll be the guy wearing a red Ovechkin jersey - LOL!!!!
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Love it!! Between coaching my son's baseball team, watching the Capitals win the Stanley Cup, roasting a pig, yard work, and cooler rainy days, my job as the pool boy has had to take a backseat recently - LOL!!! I'm all loaded up with 8 bottles of Walmart's finest chlorine bleach! Picking up...
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Was able to repair my pump - thank you! Now I have cloudy water but a decent color. Here are my numbers: FC 1 CC 0.5 pH 7.8 TA 120 CH 260 CYA 35 This is with a Taylor K-2006C kit. Looks like I need to SLAM!
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    2018 Bleach Prices

    Having trouble finding decent prices in Maryland - specifically, Montgomery/Frederick County. The best I've seen so far is Walmart's Chlorinating Liquid in their pool section. 128 FL OZ at 10% for $3.67 which is $0.287 per FL OZ. Anyone seen better in the area?
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Quick question. Until my pump is back up and running, how many gallons of 6% should I use per night? 32.5K gallons. Thanks!
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Thanks - but I shouldn't add chemicals to adjust pH until my pump is running...correct? That's probably a dumb question but since I'm new to this, figured I'd throw it out there. :p
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    Cloudy Pool

    LOL!!
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Thanks! The Taylor K-2006C kit arrived yesterday. I feel like I'll need to wear a white lab coat when I'm working up the concoctions - haha!! I'm about 2 or 3 days away from receiving my pump rebuild kit. Should I wait to test the water until my pump is back up and running - or is there an...
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Thanks for the info, Texas Splash! The new water test kit and pump rebuild kit are both on their way! I took the pump apart today and noticed a very corroded area around the motor shaft after I took off the seal plate. There was a thin flat gasket around the shaft - but again, much corrosion...