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    Stenner liquid chlorine pump - How to choose and install

    Similar. Any peristaltic pump should work. However, you need to be sure you can get the pump tubes and that the pumps are reliable. Stenner pumps and parts are all over the Internet / eBay / Amazon. There's once on eBay now for $207 + $10 shipping. STENNER PUMP 85MHP40 / 85MHP40 (NEW IN...
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    Stenner liquid chlorine pump - How to choose and install

    I haven't personally had any cracks but others have told me that the compression nuts for the tubing will crack secondary to sun exposure. As long as you look a them annually, you could just replace if they start to fail
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    Does anyone have experience with an AGP from MGK Pools

    You NEED to read these Yelp reviews. https://www.yelp.com/biz/mgk-pool-service-lowell
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    Glass tube pool heater

    Before you install that I'd make sure it has enough heat capacity to be worthwhile. From the this manufacturers website (below), the 20 tube model produces a maximum of 5000 BTU/hr and the 30 tube 7500 BTU/hr. By comparison, many gas pool heaters produce 100,000 - 400,000 BTU/hr. You would...
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    Trouble getting bleach

    I'd call ACR Products, Inc, a supplier of industrial cleaning products in Easton, PA and ask them for a source of bleach in 5 gallon carboys. If they don't have it, I bet they know who does. https://acrproductsinc.com/industrial-cleaning-products/
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    Delay pool opening?

    You should not delay opening your pool. A SWG is the best unless you have a reason you can't use one (such as rules against discharge of salt water, pool made from corrosion prone materials, etc). For bleach, you should call Hydrite, a Wisconsin bleach manufacturer, and ask for one of their...
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    Water Guru

    I agree with Marty. You should have your own test kit and make sure that your Waterguru is giving you dependable numbers. I can't imagine having a pool without a proper test kit. Once I had a track record with mine, I cut back my testing to once every couple of weeks to make sure it's reading...
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    Water Guru

    The Waterguru SENSE only does FC, pH, and temperature. The other chemistries are obtained by sending them a water sample. I too find that the FC and pH are in line with my Taylor tests.
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    Bleach shortage

    The company gets bleach in bulk. The concentration from their source varies some from batch to batch. I have only Lowes here, no Home Depot. Grocery stores, Walmart, a Sams club is not that far (but their bleach is tradename Clorox with Chloramax).
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    Bleach shortage

    It was enough of an effort for me to drive to Raleigh to get the bleach, I got enough to take me through much of this season. I'm going to go high on my CYA to try to use less bleach. I hope to have enough for more than half the season. I chlorinate through October. This needs to last me...
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    Automated Liquid Chlorination system

    I don't really think that there is a concern over 120V with the Stenner. The pump turns a metal shaft to which a plastic frame is attached. Then there are plastic rollers and a plastic tube. Many layers of insulation between the voltage source and the eletrolyte solutioni (bleach). Doesn't...
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    Bleach shortage

    2020 North Carolina bleach situation. I could not find bleach, nor order bleach. First it was the Tennessee tornadoes March 4. Walmart was diverting their resources to those stores. Then COVID came along. I finally drove to Raleigh to a pressure washer store. They had bleach in 5 gallon...
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    Water Guru

    WaterGuru is using an FC goal of 3% of CYA and a low phosphorous goal of <500. Looking at the graphs, it appears that the FC measuring range is 0-10. Using TFP goals of 7.5% of CYA up to 60 for manually chlorinated pools and 70-80 for SWG pools, it would only need to measure up to 9 to handle...
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    WaterGuru - A Test

    I never had problems with them but have not called them in the "off season". I'm using the Waterguru to give me readings after the pool has been covered with a mesh cover. Continuing to chlorinate since water temps are still 65 degrees. Adding 0.15ppm of chlorine per day with peristaltic pump.
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    My install process

    Looks great!