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    Cloudy water

    Maybe, in the future, the pool industry will pick up on this finding and start changing how they describe CYA's characteristics and behavior.
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    Cloudy water

    Well, I am left with some questions regarding this subject... Why does ChemGeek's article fail to prove that much loss? And why do several references found all over the internet fail to state this huge loss? Also, my own personal situation, living in Texas near the coast and not experiencing...
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    Cloudy water

    You will lose a lot less chlorine. Without stabilizer you could lose up to 90% of chlorine in a few hours. Also, try not to add too much CYA. General rule: not less than 30 and not higher than 50 ppm. As the concentration of CYA increases, you have to also increase the chlorine concentration. I...
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    Cloudy water

    I believe ChemGeek's article in this forum explains the theory of this degradation. Here: https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/degradation-of-cyanuric-acid-cya.8498/ The article states that it is possible to see degradation under certain scenarios. However, when he tried to check the...
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    Cloudy water

    Hello, CYA or stabilizer does not dissipate or evaporate. Its purpose is to slow down the chlorine or bleach evaporation from pool water. I would make sure that when chemicals are added, that the amount added is proportional to the pool volume to ensure the correct concentration (ppm) is...
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    Pool Leaves and Silt - Robot Guidance M600 or Active 30i/S300i

    Good luck with your purchase ! Let us know how you like it once you try it. Puertex
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    Dolphin cleaners work while automatic pool cover is closed?

    One consideration...On the Maytronics cleaners with wifi you can program the cleaning cycle to just the bottom and not the sides. My Active30i only comes out of the water about a couple of inches max when it is cleaning the waterline. I dont see how a cable can get tangled with a auto cover...
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    Neighbor Drains Pool Into the Swale Between Our Houses...Question

    Thanks to all for your opinions. Puertex
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    Neighbor Drains Pool Into the Swale Between Our Houses...Question

    It does not damage my property in any way I can identify. Thanks !
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    Neighbor Drains Pool Into the Swale Between Our Houses...Question

    Hello Fellow Members, I live in a subdivision that has fairly strict HOA rules. I moved here 5 years ago and noticed that after heavy rains, my neighbor drains the pool into his back yard. He does not have an underground drain to bring the water to the front curb and when he drains his pool in...
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    Pool Leaves and Silt - Robot Guidance M600 or Active 30i/S300i

    I have the Active 30i/S300i. They are both the same. I too debated which model to get. I got feedback from TFP members that told me that the Active 30i (or even cheaper models) would do a very similar cleaning job as the more expensive models. The M600 has more bells and whistles and it is the...
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    Pool Cleaner Recommendations

    When you use the BT option then you have to stay closer to the power supply maybe 30 feet +/-. It is nice to have the option to use either method. Puertex
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    Is robot worth the expense?

    My Active 30i has a slot in the bottom that is rectangular a few inches long by about 1 to 1.5 inches wide. If the debris is not relatively flexible, it may not fit through the opening. I have bamboo in my back yard and the robot will pick up the leaves but not the bamboo branches. For me, the...
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    Pool Cleaner Recommendations

    The Active 30i can connect to a phone via Bluetooth if the Wifi signal is not strong. It has both options but it is not clear how to get the BT connected. Let me know if interested and I can share instructions provided by Maytronics. Puertex
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    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    In my schedule I have the VS pump running 24/7 at a low speed of 1,100 RPM or so. This setting is called "Pool". Then twice a day (morning & aft) I have another setting called Pool High that I run for an hour twice a day. This setting works the VS pump at 2,500 rpm to create skimmer flow and to...