Recent content by topherchris

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    Taylor vs Blue Devil CYA testing

    I have both and compared the results last weekend. Got about the same (~30) for both.
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    new SWG, different results using different tests

    Also, how would u read the salt test result in the picture I posted? 6.0? 6.8?
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    new SWG, different results using different tests

    Yeah, the results I'm getting with the k1766 are consistent but are not corresponding with other test methods. I added another bag of salt and the lights on the swg went off so I guess its happy.
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    new SWG, different results using different tests

    I measured before adding salt and got 1000, but now I'm questioning if that was accurate
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    new SWG, different results using different tests

    Thanks, mknauss. Is there something I'm missing with the k1766 test? I don't think that I'm overtitrating. Anyone else have trouble getting an accurate value?
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    new SWG, different results using different tests

    I had a Hayward Aquarite with t-15 cell installed yesterday. Pool is 15000 gal so per pool math we needed ~400 lbs of NaCL. We added 320 lbs yesterday to avoid overshooting. Per pool math, that should get us to ~2600. Aquarite reads 2600 with lights on "check cell" and "check salt" lights...
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    Dolphin cleaners work while automatic pool cover is closed?

    I have an autocover and a dolphin. I usually open the pool while the dolphin is running so that it cleans the sides above the waterline. I have run it with the cover closed and it worked fine, but I don't think it gets the sides as well. It also helps to air out the pool every few days to...
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    SWG vs stenner pump questions

    Thanks for the replay @bmoreswim . Any corrosion along the rail itself? Also.... sealing? Does the vinyl require periodic sealing?
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    SWG vs stenner pump questions

    I've read most of the posts regarding SWG and stenner chlorine pumps, but have a few questions before I pull the trigger. Right now, I'm adding liquid chlorine, but would like to make the process more automated. I'm leaning towards a SWG but I'm concerned about corrosion to my autocover. It's...
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    Skimmer weir fail

    yes! this happened to me too, also with a Hayward weir. very annoying because it would suck a lot of air into the filter until i manually opened it. I "fixed" it by gluing one of my son's legos to the top of the skimmer so the door can't close all the way.
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    Where's the chlorine going?

    That is really gross. No autofill for me. Nothing beside the usual plant matter in the skimmer and filter baskets. I check them pretty frequently. Maybe I'll take apart the filter instead of just backwashing it. I did open it up before I opened the pool and it was clean. Thanks.
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    Where's the chlorine going?

    Thanks for the reply. Do we have to wait until the SLAM is completed to swim in it? If I let the FC level drift down overnight to below SLAM level during the day, is it OK to swim or should I just keep the FC above SLAM level 24/7?
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    Where's the chlorine going?

    another question... We've had the heater on (temp 87-88 F). Could the (admittedly warm) water be consuming chlorine more quickly?
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    Where's the chlorine going?

    First full year managing our pool. I opened my pool on 6/1. It was a bit cloudy, but cleared up in 1 day with shocking and vacuuming. I backwashed the filter after vacuuming.. The pool has been crystal clear since then and the CC has been <0.5. I forgot about the OCLT in the excitement of...