Recent content by ParB

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    Wifi or connected low voltage transformer suggestions

    You're over thinking it. All you need to do is to provide a way to control power to the transformer that you already have. I would add a relay that provided power to the transformer you currently. Something like this Amazon.com : SHELLY 1 One Relay Switch Wireless WiFi Home Automation iOS...
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    Pentair wireless interface died... Need to eeplace

    I spent the evening looking at pentairs website. Not the easiest thing to figure out how things are connected. But yeah, I think you're right, I need to have another tranciever for the wireless remote. I saw a tranciever pair online for $120. I'll go to my local pool store and see what they...
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    Pentair wireless interface died... Need to eeplace

    Hi all, I have a pentair easy touch 8 pool automation system. It was installed by the previous homeowner. Thanks to this forum I'm doing most of the work for the pool myself. On Friday I was unable to use the screen logic app in my cell phone to turn on the pool lights. I spent a few hours on...
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    Rebuilt my Polaris 280

    Total joy!
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    Rebuilt my Polaris 280

    Just bought a house with a pool. Never had a pool before. Took a look at the pool cleaner and realized it was completely worn out. It ran in only one wheel, the rubber on the rims was almost worn out. Check out the tail below, it's worn down until two holes opened up due to the material wearing...
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    Aquabot X4

    Fabio, I'm no expert but others are. Does your robot not have a filter for fine particles? It just stirs things up?
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    First time with tf100, sanity check wanted!

    I'm definitely getting the swcg. I asked the pool company for a quote, but it was 3x what I can buy it for. And he still wanted labor charges to install it... I'm hesitant to install the swcg myself. My brother could help me but with covid he can't easily come to me, he is 2 states away from me.
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    First time with tf100, sanity check wanted!

    Hi all, I just tested my pool. I should also say that I had the tree trimmers at my house yesterday and a very large oak tree next to the pool got a heavy trimming. I turned off the pool pump for most of the day yesterday, and once they where done I took off the stuff that floated and started...
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    Stains on tile above waterline

    Will do. Thanks!
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    Stains on tile above waterline

    Makes sense. I figure I'll try to remove it with some white vinegar. If that doesn't work then I'll try some muriatic acid. What should I worry about if I have to do muriatic acid? Pool chemistry issues?
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    Stains on tile above waterline

    The surface is concrete. Is above the waterline but I don't think it's wet. I like your theory, it seems like it grows from the grout out into the tile. Not at all grout lines, but some.
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    Stains on tile above waterline

    Hi, Brand new pool owner here. I don't know how old the pool is. There are some stains on the tile just above the waterline in the pool. Whitish and feels a bit like sand paper. Any idea on how to identify it, and a remedy to remove it? Picture is from the spa, it's built-in at one end of the...
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    First time with tf100, sanity check wanted!

    I'm going to redo all of the tests including the cya number tomorrow. It's probably the one I'm the least comfortable that I got right. I did the wet towel on the dripper before each drop. But I'll try again. I just bought the house with the pool. Previous owner used a pool company, I decided...
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    First time with tf100, sanity check wanted!

    Hi all, I just got my tf1000 test kit. I think I did every test correctly. The water temperature recorded using a science temp probe of the sample water. What do you think of these results and how I should interprete them? Do the result look reasonable to you? Btw I used the poolmath app...
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    Help me with my Pool Equipment

    I don't know how much they cost (yet). I just turned them on for the first time this weekend. I am going to get solar to reduce my electrical bill though. The dog is (was) Juno my lovely little boxer. She succumbed to cancer after 6 months of chemo about a month ago. She was a sweetheart. Now i...