Recent content by SgtWilko

  1. SgtWilko

    Electrical question

    Glad I could help you get it working. I'm not sure I understand what you mean about the jumpers and addendum, but the wiring scheme I suggested results in the timer always being powered (as it should), regardless of the pump being switched on or off. You do not need those jumpers at all in your...
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    Electrical question

    @rajung , Just realized the supplied jumpers with your WiOn are 16AWG. DO NOT USE THEM. You should not mix wire gauges under a same terminal. Use ONLY solid wire of the appropriate gauge for your pump. Use separate lengths of that same pump wiring to create your jumpers. See example excerpted...
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    Electrical question

    Lots of useful info on this page... You definitely don't need all of it but pay attention to the safety recommendations and details on how to connect multiple wires to a single terminal.
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    Electrical question

    @rajung , I'll try to answer your question but first, a disclaimer: The information below is provided for reference only. I make no statement, representation, or warranty about the quality, accuracy, context, completeness, availability or suitability for any purpose of, and you should not rely...
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    Pool size reverse calculation

    I have a SWG pool so my method of estimating volume is using salt. 4 easy steps No interactions with other chemicals Only dependent on your salt measurement accuracy (and math) My geometrically calculated volume is around 60,000 liters. With the salt method, I get about 62,000 liters if I...
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    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    PROBLEM SOLVED! The problem: While opening the pool after a liner, stairs, skimmer change, the water turns green every time I add chlorine. Fill water is city supply. PH and TA are in range. Nothing else added or adjusted yet. No detectable iron or copper in the fill water or pool water. The...
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    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    I think I've solved the green pool "mystery". I'll wait 24-48 hrs to confirm then I'll report back on the details to hopefully save others the trouble if they find themselves in a similar situation. SgtWilko
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    Taylor test kit in Alberta Canada

    @Wobblerlorri Thanks for chiming in. Speedy delivery, good customer service, liberal return policies are all great things but if I'm getting almost expired reagents, I'm not interested.
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    Taylor test kit in Alberta Canada

    The seller of the k-2006C (Layger) or the seller of the bundle with the Speedstir (VM Express) ?
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    Taylor test kit in Alberta Canada

    Hello fellow Canadian pool owners, Are you desperately looking for Taylor kits at a reasonable price in Canada? Found the K-2006C on Amazon.ca for $150, including free shipping: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B004BGF7TI/?coliid=I2JTFQ6X7GRAR1&colid=HJXSEL8887FG&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it Seller...
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    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    FC down to 1ppm around 4pm today. Pool still greenish but getting lighter. Did a backwash and the water in the waste line sighting glass was brownish/yellow. It took about 2 minutes for it to turn clear. That seems to positively confirm the presence of iron despite test results showing 0ppm iron...
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    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    No negative connotation intended at all @duraleigh. I appreciate your help. Starting with a clear pool ( PH, 7.4, TA 80, FC 0 ), I tried raising FC to 3, slowly adding 10% bleach in 2 doses of 1000ml, waiting 1 hr and testing FC between each. The water started turning green again. I'll give it...
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    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    @Maddie, Typo. I should have written 80ppm.
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    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    @duraleigh, You are absolutely right about the Phenol Red test having a lower limit of 6.8. I just interpreted the "Yellower than 6.8" result I got as consistent with the HTH 6-Way test strip and pool store results of 6.2 and 6.5 respectively. You are also absolutely right about my current...
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    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    @Maddie, Well, I'm just going by the PoolMath (and Water Balance for SWGs - Trouble Free Pool) recommended ranges. It's been working out great for me so not looking to change a winning strategy. Why do you think a TA of 60-80 is too high?