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    James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

    Launch is less than a week away, Wednesday 22, around 4:30AM pacific.
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    Salt cells aren't lasting as long as I'd hoped

    If you are going to switch over to liquid chlorine soon for the fall/winter you might consider waiting until the spring to buy the cell as that will be 5 months longer on the warranty. I've never noticed a price drop for salt cells during the winter months, if anything they have crept up. This...
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    Salt cells aren't lasting as long as I'd hoped

    You can only get a cell that is rated for 40,000 gallons, T-15, with your system so you are stuck with that size of cell which is undersized for your pool. Like the others have said cleaning the cell shortens the life of it and the need to run it longer than compared to a larger sized cell is...
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    James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

    Back to JWST, being packaged up for its ride. I've made more than a few parts for this beast.
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    Dolphin Impeller Constantly Clogs With Hair

    I've always have had hair balls wrapped around the impeller on my S300i. The filter catches everything else it seems but the hair somehow gets pass the filters. I've always had the dual filters installed. Removing two screws is all it takes to get to the impeller and then one screw to remove...
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    Chlorine gets eaten up in 1-2days???

    I would add the acid, pool stores usually don't miss the pH by very much. I would add half a gallon now to see how low the pH goes. The gallon would drop the pH to 7.2, that is a large drop at once and is risky if the pool store testing is off and a half gallon will not do much harm.
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    Setting expectations about a robot

    I have a Dolphin S300i for about 4 years and the motor just died, I bought a new motor assembly replacement for less than $400. That is the only repair that I have had to make. Every now and then the impeller needs to be cleaned and that's about it. They are simple to work on and some repairs...
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    Hayward Aqua Rite Salt Cel - Need Help

    How long do you run the pump? The output is set for only 28% and that seems to be a really low output for this time of year unless it is running for 24/7.
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    5 Month old Salt Cell reading low

    Why did you soak the cell in acid, did it any calcium build up in it? I would be very surprised if it did with the CSI so low. I would almost be willing to say that was the cause of the cell failing so quickly is that it is in too acidic of water. I would like to hear what JamesW would have...
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    PH 8.0 - OK if CSI Good?

    The pH rise is due to the new plaster and you don't want to go below -.2 for new plaster as JamesW stated towards the beginning of this thread. Let the pH run high, borates will limit the scaling inside the cell. Don't raise the CH, and just keep adding small amounts of acid to control the pH...
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    PH 8.0 - OK if CSI Good?

    Please clarify, how old is the plaster?
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    PH 8.0 - OK if CSI Good?

    Are you running the bubblers, sheer descent, and/or the spa spillover? If you can add a small amount of acid each day, like half a cup the pH will be a bit more stable in the long run. Large additions make the pH swing faster due to the pH rising faster when it is lower.
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    Inaccurate salt readings

    Is the SWG powered on all the time or does it turn off when the pump turns off?
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    Flow sensor problems

    They do go bad and get stuck open which can lead to many issues if there isn't water flowing through the cell including explosions. If you run the pump 24/7 then you are somewhat safer than if the pump turns off for any amount of time. It is recommended to always have the SWG on a timer that...
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    Need help determining what SWG to replace my current one with, as well as opinions on whether or not to do other equipment change out

    What is the CYA level? The pool should use no more than 4ppm of FC during the summer if all the chems are right. And while you are at it please post all of the test results, thanks. Auto Pilots are top of the line SWG's and they do have ways to tell if the cell is still producing by checking...