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    CYA 0 When Opening

    Very interesting. I recently added 5 lbs of conditioner which should have raised my CYA to 75 to 80. Within 7 to 10 days it has gone back down to 50. I just added half the new required amount. My CCs are < 0.5, phosphates zero and the pool is clear. Are you suggesting I slam or attempt...
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    SWCG and Acid Feeder Injection Placement

    Back in Jan 2016 I had an acid tank and Stenner pump installed. The feeder tube is about 20 inches away and upstream from the Jandy Apure 35 SWCG. I have had perpetual problems with premature calcium buildup which led to cells not lasting very long. I just installed my 5th replacement cell and...
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    Jandy Apure 35 Issues

    Important update!!! The cell stopped producing chlorine around the 8th of May. I tried acid washing to see if that would work. It did not. Called Jandy, raised heck. They will replace it with their latest unit, a Jandy Trueclear, but I will not get a warranty and will have to pay for labor from...
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    Jandy Apure 35 Issues

    The certified Jandy tech came. Working from memory he found all the secret buttons. Owners should have a diagram with complete description. He had to completely reset my unit (which one is supposed to do after replacing a cell). That made the "Test Cell" code go away. Then and only then was he...
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    Jandy Apure 35 Issues

    The ideal level for the Jandy Apure 35, per the manual, is 4000 ppm. That is higher than other manufacturers. My CSI is -0.31 . I use the Taylor K 2006-Salt. I may just own the proverbial "lemon" or Edsel of SWCGs.
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    Jandy Apure 35 Issues

    I have had problems with calcium buildup on the cell from nearly the beginning of this product being installed in 2015. It is now out of warranty. It is nearly 4 years old runs 12 to 15 hours per day and I have found that run time necessary to keep the pool clean and sanitary. I live in hot and...
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    Stenner Pump: Variable vs. Fixed rate?

    I purchased a variable 45M and use the small tube to dispense 16 total ounces over a one hour time period of a 50/50 muriatic acid solution. I regret buying the variable. It's too noisy for me and my neighbors due to the very loud clicking sound it makes on variable dosage settings. So I run it...
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    CLR for Cell Cleaning vs. Muriatic Acid

    Too many cats drinking from my pool. Adding borates might help get rid of them, but my wife would kill me. The local pool tech is mad at me for teaching my neighbors TFP techniques. " I have 20 years experience and never heard of this approach." Sorry you're so stubborn guy. In the grand...
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    CLR for Cell Cleaning vs. Muriatic Acid

    I run 15 hours a day in the summer to keep the pool clean from hordes of gnats and in order to run my cell at a lower %. I use the Pool Math App and test for FC nearly every day. IF all chemicals are close to optimal, which for me is FC 5-6, pH 7.7, CH 375ish, NaCl 4000, TA 60 and CYA 75 - 80 a...
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    CLR for Cell Cleaning vs. Muriatic Acid

    My CSI is normally right around -0.30 . One variable here is my Jandy Product that none of you gentlemen seem to have experience with. Maybe your products are better than what I have? Joyful you wrote cheating agent, I assume you its a typo for chelating? I was terrible in Chemistry, (the lights...
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    CLR for Cell Cleaning vs. Muriatic Acid

    I had to replace my cell after about 28 months. The manufacturer sent me one for free.I had been following Jandy's suggested 10% acid bath cell cleaning procedures to rid the cell of calcium buildup. I maintain my pool meticulously and stay within TFP suggested ranges. The CH ranges 375 - 425...
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    Calcium Chloride..

    I see an unanswered question, and that question is the same one I have and reason I came upon this thread. "What is the difference between calcium chloride and calcium chloride dihydrate?" Pool math gives two different choices for increasing CH calcium chloride or calcium chloride dihydrate. I...
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    Salt Buildup on Plates of Jandyj Aquapure Ei 35 SWCG

    Yes, my CSI is typically -O.28 to .39. CH 350 and pH 7.7 pretty much stay in that range. I am anal about frequent testing. My wife thinks I'm nuts for testing 3-4 times a week and doesn't care to learn a thing about the pool. She made me build this, select a salt option and, as I predicted...
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    Good Matirix for SWCG Brand Comparison, DiscountSaltPool.com

    I came across the website discountsaltpool.com and found their brand comparison page which could be quite helpful to members. Comments?
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    Salt Buildup on Plates of Jandyj Aquapure Ei 35 SWCG

    I have noticed an increase in what is probably salt buildup on my electrolytic cell plates. I don't think it is enough to really impact the efficiency as I do not get any sort of error message. Summer water temps are 89 degrees. I keep the salt around 4000 per mfg spec. Calcium is 350. TA 60 pH...