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    Stenner Pump White Stuff

    I just replaced my liner (looks great) and started up the filter to balance water chemistry. I turned on my Stenner Pump (3GPD) to run full time and marked the bleach level in the tank. When I checked 12 hrs later the tank level had not changed. T unhooked the output tubing, turned the pump on...
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    Checking Chlorine w Stenner

    I have had my Stenner for 1-1/2 months and am really happy with the performance (replaced a Liquidator). I have the Stenner on a cheap timer with 1/2 hr increments and had it running for 5 hrs (80 oz) a day maintaining 5.0-5.5 FC. I filled up my tank (reused my LQ tank) and went on vacation for...
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    Stenner Run Time

    My Stenner has only been running for a week but seems to be holding FC at 5-6 ppm. I have a cheap ($15) timer that only allows 1/2 hr adjustments and I am running my 45MHP2 @ full volume for 5-1/2 hrs in the middle of my 8 hr (11a - 7p) filter pump run time. I expect I will have to add Stenner...
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    Stenner 45MHP2 Pump Install

    Thanks for the help. I will tie my Stenner into my mechanical Intermatic timer which controls the filter pump so that the Stenner only runs when the pump is on. I ordered the 45MHP2 adjustable pump. My reasoning was that I will try to run the Stenner at 100% and set the pump timer to inject the...
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    Stenner 45MHP2 Pump Install

    I am ready to order a Stenner Pump to upgrade my bleach addition system from the Liquidator. Is there an advantage to upgrade the supplied tubing from 1/4" to 3/8"? I will go with the black tubing but do not understand what difference the tubing size will make. Also, I'm planning on reusing the...
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    Why does my Dolphin float?

    Done that. See first post.
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    Why does my Dolphin float?

    It is turned off, not plugged in to anything. The power supply is in my shed.
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    Silly Newbie question-- what do I do with that plug/weight when vacuuming the pool?

    You should have a skimmer cover plate that is the same diameter as your skimmer basket and fits on top of the basket and has a hole in the middle to attach your vac hose.
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    Why does my Dolphin float?

    When I leave my M400 in the pool it is on the bottom and when I come out the next morning it's floating. I get in and turn it several ways, sideways and upside down, til no more bubbles come out and it sinks to the bottom. Next day it's floating again. Anyone had the same experience and has...
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    Maytronics (Dolphin) advanced function aka PRO remote on a Z5 - my testing results.

    Look at the link in Message #14 above. The Pro Remote is $90 and the Basic remote is $80.
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    New pool owner and completely clueless

    You are doing great! I would save the pucks for when you are away from home and not able to add bleach daily. Walmart price for bleach is FANTASTIC. Jf your water is clear, swim and add bleach in the evening until you get your test kit and know what your numbers really are. Enjoy your new pool...
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    No water coming through return jets. Possibly due to Cracked Union Nut?

    As a temp fix, try wrapping the whole union and nut with plastic/warp-n-seal type wrap to keep air from leaking in. If the union nut is the problem that should allow the pump to prime. Good luck.
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    I'd like to get an S300i or 30i, but where?

    From Maytronics - Find a Dealer. A-TEX Family Fun Center 8700 Burnet Rd Austin, TX 78757 512-451-7744
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    What do the wings on the handle of the M5 Dolphin do

    From M4 User manual - If unit while scanning turns less than 90 degrees, pull out Left float. If more than 90, pull out Right float. I have not tested this, let us know what you observe.
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    Suggestions

    Try the Pool Blaster Amazon.com : Water Tech Pool Blaster Catfish Swimming Pool and Spa Cleaner : Swimming Pool Handheld Vacuums : Patio, Lawn Garden