Recent content by Sabot

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    Pecan seeds & other organics... Floc?

    I am not using my pool equipment, I have a portable 1hp pool pump that I use when I use the old school vacuum. I discharge to the grass. Just looking for a way to improve the final cleanup before opening the pool for swimming. In the near future, I plan to add a cartridge filter to the portable...
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    Pecan seeds & other organics... Floc?

    I have had the issue dealing with two pecan trees that are over the pool. Each opening, I deal with the pods (and their little seeds) by skimmer socks. I started to look again for a way to get at these little seeds more agressively. I saw a product called APi Revive!. I did a quick search here...
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    DIY Solar Circulation Pump

    Since I didn't know the cost of the solar circulation pump, I didn't know the ROI. Now that I know the basic numbers, I agree it does not make sense. It would have been a fun little project! :) I have my Intelliflo set to 1000 rpm and on the watt meter is from 130 to 150 watts. How can I do the...
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    DIY Solar Circulation Pump

    Here is what I found so far: 6 GPM Solar Hot Water Pump - Can be run by a 25 Watt solar panel by US Solar Pumps ($147) (On the Amazon page, you have to select the 6.0 GPM Stainless pump) Amazon.com: 2.6 GPM Solar Hot Water Pump - Can be run by a 10 Watt solar panel: Home Improvement Renogy...
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    DIY Solar Circulation Pump

    I love the Savior Pool Filter concept but not the price tag: Savior Solar Pool Pump and Filter. Nice, self contained unit. I don't like the pump tho. They use a Rule Bilge Pump which might last six months to a year. Yearly pump ($40 Amazon) replacement on top of the $500 is not sitting right...
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    DIY Solar Circulation Pump

    This has been a topic that I have been kicking around for years. During the cooler months, I can get away with reduced hours on my main pool pump when the pool is not in use. I am researching ways to move water without using grid power. I am not wanting to filter the water, just move it. Do the...
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    Type of Chlorine to use for SLAM

    Trust me, I have hauled my share of cases... :) Due to my very hard water, what's the next best option beside liquid?
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    Type of Chlorine to use for SLAM

    I understand that liquid chlorine is the best but what would be the 2'nd, 3'rd choices to use? Since my bulk chlorine supplier is out of business, I am wondering what the next few options are. Reading up on some older posts, I am leaning towards Lithium Hypo. I have really hard water and I don't...
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    IntelliFlo VS Pump 011018 Run Time and the like...

    Installed the new VS pump this morning. The LCD display is not working well, pentair will be sending a tech over to replace it. It was working long enough for me to program a basic routine. Set the speed to 1200 rpm which yields me about 20 gpm (i installed a flow meter a few years back). Watts...
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    Gunite Builders Austin TX & Is SWG Pools on their way out???

    Re: Gunite Builders Austin TX & Is SWG Pools on their way ou Cody pools and no swg
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    Austin Metro Source for bulk Bleach

    I had a number of local folks ask me where you can get bleach besides Cosco or Sams in the Austin metro area... I didn't wish to release the name until Mitch gave me the green light. Here is where I get my 12%: Mitch Commercial Swim Management Hutto, TX 78634 Office - 512-244-7946...
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    SWCG vs. Liquidator

    6%.
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    Stenner for Muriatic Acid (Which one and feed rate?)

    Understood. I am just trying to prevent a $300 upgrade. I currently have a dual Intermatic mechanical timers. I would have to purchase a Intermatic Three Circuit Clock P1353ME. Which might entail other expenses.
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    Stenner for Muriatic Acid (Which one and feed rate?)

    I am impressed with my first Stenner. Now I am in the planning stage to purchase another for my muriatic delivery. Suggestions on the pump and feed rate? If all possible I want to control the feed on the same timer as my current Stenner which is for my chlorine. The tricky part with the Stenner...
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    Stenner 45MHP10 Output rate

    Some where here I read that the Stenner pumps should have their feed output maxed out for longevity. I hear a ping as it turns. So with that in mind, I get 10 GPD when it's maxed out. So if I want to dispense say 2 gallons of chlorine a day with the pump fixed at 10 GPD, I would need to run...