Recent content by Skiddy

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    Pentair warranty support

    Yes at this point I can say with experience that Pentair has terrible customer service as well as support. I haven't received any of the rebates they promised when I purchased all their equipment. I spent over an hour getting the serial # s for all the equipment I had installed, worth about $300...
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    Pentair warranty support

    Unfortunately the HP isn't even on when the knocking sounds occur, so I dont think its a refrigerant issue. I'm pretty sure its a loose pipe inside the HP that is banging when the pump is pumping water through it. The faster my pump is moving water the louder it is.
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    Pentair warranty support

    We have had our new build down here in FLA for about 8 months now. The heatpump has always made a knocking sound when the pump is on only. The faster the pump speed the louder the knock, but its never been that big of a deal. Until lately we just get annoyed with it on quiet pool days. I have...
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    Travertine vs concrete pavers

    I went with the Travertine French Pattern and we are absolutely thrilled with it. I have had it for 8 months now and it wears well. I notice when its wet it can be a little slippery but no issues yet. I have a rectangular shaped pool, if it was round I would have went with pavers. We are...
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    Chlorine ppm climbing with no changes?

    Thanks we are learning a lot in our first year as pool owners. We have been in our home for 18 years and have really never used the back yard. Now we dont do anything else but hang out in the backyard.
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    Chlorine ppm climbing with no changes?

    Thats what I was thinking but its nice to hear it from you guys to confirm. Ill let you know if anything abnormal takes place.
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    Chlorine ppm climbing with no changes?

    I check my chemicals about once a week and some of the others maybe more and some a little less during normal use. Back in early July I had my first bit of algae and had to learn how to get rid of it, and finally did with some learning curves. For about 3 weeks now I have noticed my FC...
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    Can salt addition cause bad CH readings?

    Thank you for that I assumed there was one set of guidelines for all water chemistry. Lets hope TFPC guidelines match up with the franchise where I get my monthly water chemistry printouts from to satisfy my Pebble Tec warranty.
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    Can salt addition cause bad CH readings?

    OK I am my own worst enemy today. Im staring at the chart in my Taylor book and looking at the TA range instead of CH. I guess I should probably just memorize all the ranges so I dont need to keep checking that book. Now having said that MK, I notice the recommended ranges in the chart for CH...
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    Can salt addition cause bad CH readings?

    I used liquid chlorine for the slam. I raised the PPM near 25 ppm and followed the slam instructions for the next few days and it did the trick. As far as the test numbers go- FC 4.5 pH 7.6 TA 60 I just noticed this was low, I dont know how I missed that but after retesting 60 ppm is correct...
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    Can salt addition cause bad CH readings?

    My salt level dropped below suggested levels probably due to so much rain water dilution and draining so I added a couple bags to get back up to the 3000 ppm range. However I was doing a full water test today and while all other levels are spot on my CH is about 5x the recommended range? I...
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    A bit of CYA confusion

    Thank You for the explanation. It is hard to get any consistent results right now due to the afternoon rain patterns we are in here in FLA. I had to add more salt recently due to draining my pool 2-3 x per week this month. If I can get a few days without rain in a row I will do some testing.
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    A bit of CYA confusion

    Is there a reason why the CYA is to be higher with a SWG?
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    A bit of CYA confusion

    So I have a decent grasp on my new pool equipment and the chemical balance has been pretty easy since I picked up the Test kit from this site. I had my first vacation return home stint with algae and was able to do a mini slam and get it back to normal without too much trouble and just chlorine...