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    Travertine beam wall coping repair advice

    The cable guy was working on our neighbor's home and needed access to our back yard. To take a shortcut, he walked along the top of our beam wall and broke off two end pieces of travertine coping. Two adjacent tiles were also loose (see photos)... This seems like it should be a fairly easy...
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    Adding a Pentair actuator to waterfall valve and EasyTouch

    Jim, after super fast shipping from Pool Supplies 4 Less, the install is done and is exactly as I wanted. I did have to open up the actuator to change the stops to a 90 degree vs 180 degree orientation, but after a little trial and error, this went flawlessly. Your expertise is much appreciated...
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    Adding a Pentair actuator to waterfall valve and EasyTouch

    I have an existing Pentair valve that is installed between my pool return pipe and the pipes for 3 waterfall/scuppers. I've never touched it, as I've controlled the waterfall flow on/off with variable speed pump. Looking at my equipment pad, it occurred to me that it should be easy to add an...
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    Screenlogic iOS app scheduling spa with heat mode

    I hadn't yet scheduled Spa, because I usually just do that manually when we want it... but I'm a complete dork....I never tried to highlight the line, and once I do under the "heat mode" column, then I get the heater settings as you said.... See? I know someone smarter than me would chime in...
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    Screenlogic iOS app scheduling spa with heat mode

    Jim, thanks for the reply. Yes, I did see where the desktop app has all this functionality for "heat command" and I'm sure I can set things up as I want through that app. But, I usually use the iOS app, so see the screenshot below. There is a "heat mode" column, but does not seem to be a way to...
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    Screenlogic iOS app scheduling spa with heat mode

    I use ScreenLogic on an iPad almost exclusively to control our pool and spa; I'd like to experiment with a schedule to turn on the spa, with heater, in the morning for a soak after my morning run. As I started looking at the iPad screen logic app to set up, I see that there is a "Heat Mode"...
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    New to SWG: managing pH while away

    I've read about using the 10ml sample vs 25. I've tended to use the 25 as the relative cost of testing supplies (relative to the investment in the pool) is minor. But your comment got me thinking, so I did an evening test using both methods: 10ml sample, 1 scoop of powder, 9 drops reagent; FC =...
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    New to SWG: managing pH while away

    Oh, it's a swamp! Here's a sample of my test results, all with the pump running 12 hours per day, and CYA of 70. 8/18: FC of 4.6, CC of 0; SWG @ 20% 8/20: FC of 5.4, CC of 0; dropped SWG to 16% 8/23: FC of 5/2, CC of 0; SWG at 16%. Will probably go ahead an bump it back to 20% again.
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    New to SWG: managing pH while away

    Honestly I was too, but I chalked it up to a 40,000 gal rated cell on an 8850ish gallon pool. we haven't had a heavy swim load this summer either.
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    New to SWG: managing pH while away

    No, this summer I've been running it about 12, usually back it down in cooler weather (if that exists in Houston)
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    New to SWG: managing pH while away

    I am noticing now (that I'm currently running at 1,500 RPM) that the Cell light on my IC-40 is not lit; Flow is lit. My SWG is set at 16%, which has been keeping me in line for FC the past week or so. Does the Cell light only come on when there is power being applied to the cell? I.e. 16% of...
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    New to SWG: managing pH while away

    @mknauss thanks for the reply! As I've looked into this today, I've now gone down the rabbit hole of trying to understand my EasyTouch/ScreenLogic programming of various circuits and features. I'll confess that, while I use ScreenLogic frequently to check the status of the pool, turn lights on...
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    New to SWG: managing pH while away

    After a lot of help from this forum, we converted to SWG a few months back and it's been fantastic. I've gotten a good handle on where my SWG needs to be set to maintain good FC levels, and am now ready to head off for a few weeks of vacation with little worry. I have, however, seen a good bit...