Recent content by Rumbleehockey03

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    SWG with fountain

    My SWG is quite oversized and I’ve managed to compensate in the past. But with this ordeal I’m definitely onboard with holding some bleach to keep up. Gonna continue to monitor the SWG performance running it overnight to try to learn a bit more about its performance. I only got the pool last...
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    SWG with fountain

    Came home after SWG ran at 100% for 8hrs to find FC at 4. The wife got me some liquid bleach so I added enough to bring that to about 6 and shut off the SWG to let it cool off AND Added 1.5lbs of cya. Reset my SWG timer to run during the night enough to provide 2ppm and will monitor time see...
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    SWG with fountain

    I didn’t realize CYA could degrade, but that would explain the constant low levels I see when I do the full gambit of testing. I did run a full test last week and found CYA at 40 and added 2lbs to bring it up and haven’t done a recheck. I have been adding CYA after every test because I tend to...
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    SWG with fountain

    The results are in. Measured FC at 2.0 this morning so passed the overnight test. I pulled my SWG and cleaned with acid solution and got no bubbles, suggesting it’s clean. Also cleaned my filter while the system was empty. Turned it on superchlor and will let it run while I’m at work and see...
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    SWG with fountain

    FC 2.5 after dusk and 30min after Swg was turned off. Have a bad feeling about this because it’s been running wide open almost all day 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ Either it has scale and isn’t working (seems unlikely with the amount of gas I see coming from my return, or I’ve got some algae brewing. This will be...
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    SWG with fountain

    Just an update...ran my SWG until dark last night and then turned on the fountain to run overnight. Been running the SWG all day and am up to about 2-3 FC. Should be able to get it up high enough to run the overnight test tonight. Didn’t have any liquid chlorine to get it up to normal...
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    SWG with fountain

    It’s super hot in central NC so I’ve been running a small fountain 24/7 to help cool the pool off. I’m noticing my chlorine level drop pretty low on a setting that typically keeps everything steady. It seems to me that running the SWG with the fountain attached is somehow severely reducing the...
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    SWG Life

    So I googled a bit and searched briefly on the site for threads about SWG life and didn’t see this question answered. Will it affect the SWG life to run at a higher rate for less time compared to running at a lower setting for more time? I have both my pump and SWG on timers so I can run it as...
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    Homemade wood heater

    I’m trying to avoid buying a better pump but still want to add some outer coils to the barrel. I could possibly split the inside/outside to provide parallel paths and might could get up towards 4-5gpm that way. I have a friend who is a plumber so can get that split made pretty easily. My intake...
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    Homemade wood heater

    I’m actually pulling from around 2’ deep in the pool and returning hot to the skimmer to mix. The return eye is pointed as far down as I can get it.
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    Homemade wood heater

    That’s honestly a completely doable idea and would justify me spending more money on it since it would be double-duty. I also will be in the market soon for a new smoker???
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    Homemade wood heater

    All this social distance free time I had made me want to get the pool warmed up for cheap. After some youtubeing I made a heater out of a 55gal drum, copper coil, and my winter cover sump pump. I’m Getting about 20 degree rise at 3gpm and have calculated that I should get about 10 degrees if I...
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    Homemade solar heater

    Holy cow. How much tubing do you have? I used 150ft and got 6degrees but only at about 1.5gpm
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    Wood fired heater

    Anyone ever used a barrel and a coil to make a wood fired heater? I’m still on the hunt for a cheap way to get the water warmed up. I made a $35 solar setup yesterday that’s getting 6 degrees of temp rise but it’s way to small. Was thinking about getting a barrel and a coil and starting a fire...
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    Homemade solar heater

    So I got bored today and went to lowes and spent about $30 on materials and made a solar heater. Specs are 4’x4’ ply sheet with 150’ of 1/2” irrigation tubing coiled and a heavy duty shower curtain to cover it. Performance: 85 degree ambient air 136 degrees in the box 62 degree pool water 68...