Recent content by Van G

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    Water Boatman - Algae or Dog Hair?

    Maybe I’ll put some of them in bottles of Ellsinore and take them back for free beer, eh!
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    Water Boatman - Algae or Dog Hair?

    Appreciate the advice. Just noticed my neighbours pool has them as well. Guess there usual water spots dried up with this heat. Caught a dozen with net and gave them the squish.
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    Water Boatman - Algae or Dog Hair?

    I brushed all surfaces extremely well and have robot vac on long cycle and will keep pump on over night. I also added another 1L of bleach to bring FC up to 7. Do I need to hookup the hose and manual vac? Should I put cover on over night?
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    Water Boatman - Algae or Dog Hair?

    Had these guys show up lately as we are in a heat wave (for Ontario). Our water is clear and my FC has never dropped close to zero. Current Test FC 4 CC .5 PH 7.6 TA 60 CYA 50 Salt 1800 Temp 83 Added to take CYA to 60 and PH to 7.4 Water has gone a little murky after heavy use but quickly...
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    Paramont UltraClear to help SWG?

    Will do. Out of curiosity in doing the math -> what are the equations to calculate salt ppm and cell amp? And lbs of chlorine gas for pool volume?
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    Paramont UltraClear to help SWG?

    CYA is 60 but I do not run 24 hrs a day. Right now I run 14 hrs. Is the solution to raise salt level to a certain PPM based on Cell Amperage, Pool Volume, and Pump run time? So start with desired FC, then how much gas I need produced each day? Is there a scale showing how much chlorine a...
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    Paramont UltraClear to help SWG?

    Cell Amp = 4.1 x .18 = .738 What does that number represent? Lbs of chlorine gas/day And how does it factor in hours the cell is generating each day?
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    Paramont UltraClear to help SWG?

    I’ll look at manual for upper limit. Currently 1900 PPM - Aiming for 1800. Previous season I was running at 1200.
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    Cartridge Filter Drain vs. Cleaning

    We go pretty long for Canada, eh! Open March and close November/December. Filters go in clean on season open. Clean again after pollen is done. I use skimmer socks year round. I could go until season end based on filter pressure but to me it seems odd having my clean water go past all that...
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    Paramont UltraClear to help SWG?

    Thanks for the links - that crosses this off my list. Back to figuring out how to get AQR-15 working for our pool! Currently running pump 14 hrs a day and adding a L of 12% bleach every other day or when we have more people in the pool - which is 10 or less these days :) For reference, Salt is...
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    Cartridge Filter Drain vs. Cleaning

    I realize it won't clean the filters but thought it would be good to drain the dirty water in between cleaning? Would this ball valve be appropriate to swap with drain plug? Hayward SP0729
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    Paramont UltraClear to help SWG?

    Our AquaRite Low Salt SWG struggles to keep our pool at 4 FC with our heavy use and hot temps, even with 14 hr pump run time. We keep our pool very clean, use filter socks, and service the equipment appropriately. Paramount UltraClear (Ozone and UV) claims to reduce chlorine needs by 80%...
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    Cartridge Filter Drain vs. Cleaning

    I know my cartrdige's are fairly clean and pressure is really low but when I do clean the cartridges, the water in the filter rez is pretty dirty. Wondering if the filter is isolated with valves, would it be useful to simply drain the filter rez (open pressure valved on top and drain on...
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    Real World for Dolphin Clever Clean Mapping

    My guess is the alogrithim creates a best guess scenario on coverage and time spent, making turns and direction changes to fulfill the best guess. There isn't any mapping or memory. I use pleated filters in Aqua Vac QC.
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    Murky/Cloudy Water 4 Days After Slam

    Touch Down! Thanks for the help.