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    Replacement clamp ring for Jandy pool filter

    I just returned it to Amazon. My old clamp ring seems to still be structurally sound, and I did buy a new retainer rod and nut, which I can use with my old clamp ring.
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    Replacement clamp ring for Jandy pool filter

    After servicing my pool filter (Jandy CL460, cartridge filter), I decided to order a new tank clamp ring, since the original one was 16 years old. So, I ordered this Zodiac replacement part (R0357400) from Amazon. I have removed and reinstalled the original clamp ring that came with my filter...
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    Adding too much chlorine at one time?

    I’m familiar with that chart, and use it all the time, but that is not at all what my question was about, The chart just tells how much FC you need to have in the pool, as a function of the CYA level. My only question was about what happens to the extra chlorine if you add more...
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    Adding too much chlorine at one time?

    Awhile back, I saw a reply that was in the middle of a thread on this forum, where someone commented on the idea of adding extra amounts of liquid chlorine so that you don't have to do it every day. I don't remember where it was, but the argument went something like this: a person was saying...
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    Good and bad dissolved solids

    I understand that TDS by itself is nothing to worry about. But since I had recently bought the Taylor sodium chloride test kit, I decided to measure the salt. It was 2600 ppm (I don't have an SWG pool, so its just bleach that I use). For curiosity only (I'm not concerned) I did the following...
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    CYA going down

    I use bleach and muriatic acid to maintain my pool. I have a chlorine tablet feeder that I can use if I will be away for an extended period, but I haven't used any tabs for almost a year. I follow the TFP guidelines for keeping a proper FC/CYA ratio. The last time I measured the CYA was last...
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    Good and bad dissolved solids

    I'm not having any problem that I can see. My post was simply asking whether a TDS of 3600 was cause for concern because the pool store guys that measured it claimed it was too high.
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    Good and bad dissolved solids

    Thanks. I read the TDS thread. I just ordered the Taylor sodium chloride test kit. I'm thinking that, knowing my TDS is 3600 ppm, if I measure the ppm of sodium, then the difference should be all other things. I know that my CYA is low (currently 25 ppm), so what is left of my TDS should be...
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    Good and bad dissolved solids

    I follow the TFP pool maintenance guidelines and use liquid chlorine and muriatic acid. I do my own water testing but occasionally go to Leslie’s for some tests I can’t do. Today they said my TDS was 3600. They said that was too high and I should partially drain and refill my pool. I last...
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    Relay for Jandy power panel

    Thanks. I ordered the relay on Amazon and installed it. works fine
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    CYA decreasing over time?

    Thanks. Based on my measurements I lost 20 ppm in 7 months, so about 3 ppm per month, which seems reasonable based on the thread. The pool is never covered and FC is always maintained so that there is no algae or bacteria to affect the CYA. I will probably be using the tri-chlor pucks for 3...
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    CYA decreasing over time?

    I normally maintain my pool with liquid chlorine and muriatic acid. I keep my FC level at the desired percentage of CYA, using the TFP guidelines. Have had no algae problems since I began using this method. I have an in-line chlorinator that uses 3" tri-chlor tabs, but I only use it for a few...
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    pool light trips GFCI

    Just discovered that my under water swimming pool light has started tripping the GFCI in my Jandy Power panel. I assume some current leakage has developed. It was installed about 14 years ago, so I guess an under water current leakage was inevitable. I will have to call a pool guy to deal with...
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    Relay for Jandy power panel

    I have a Jandy 6613 power control panel for my pool equipment. It is the model RS6, which can support 6 different relay control circuits. It was installed with only 5 relays, which are all being used for various pool equipment. The location where the 6th relay would go is empty. I want to order...
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    pH rising due to aeration?

    I have seen posts on TFP saying that using bleach will usually not raise your pH, but that using tri-chlor tabs will usually lower pH (because they are so acidic) making it necessary to add pH increaser to counteract this. My experience has been the opposite. Back when I was using Tri-Chlor...