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    Pentair IC40 or IC60

    Thanks guys. Yes I have made a deal with the devil... I mean APS. Im on the saver choice max plan. I dont run anything while on the plan I dont have to . I have a variable speed Pentair pump now and at 1500 rpm it pulls 240 watts. But the name of the game is to get as low a Kw as possible...
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    Pentair IC40 or IC60

    Thanks Jim. I forgot to add that I run the pump from 9PM till 7AM. I cannot run my pump 24 hours, cause we get charged on total demand (Kw not just Kwh) and the Kwh used. So in the summer it gets expensive cause of the A/C units running and i try to get my total Kw demand low. would you still...
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    Pentair IC40 or IC60

    I live in NW Phoenix and am not sure if I should get the IC40 or the IC60. Right now im using liquid chlorine and will be converting it to Salt water in a few weeks. My CYA is around 60 so pool math says I should keep the FC at 3-4. With the very hot weather during the summer and no shade in...
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    Phoenix CYA levels

    Dom, yes, I knew the SLAM was not an overnight process. The pool was crystal clear, overnight chlorine loss was at 1ppm and CC is at .5. So, I would normally say that im good to go and leave it at that.... However!!! there is still a little brown stuff when i sweep, looks like the algae, so I...
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    Phoenix CYA levels

    Ok, wow, Joyful you nailed it. We had a ton of algae back in October. Pool guy cleared it up. BUT there was that brown stuff on the bottom of the pool. So I thought it was just dirt! WRONG.... I SLAMed it last night. The brown stuff is gone!! Im really happy! Thank you guys so much. My reading...
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    Phoenix CYA levels

    Yeah, I was wondering how much water I will lose to evaporation. The pool has an autofill so im not really paying attention to it. My current CYA level is 30, tested about 3 days ago. Ill add MA today and drop my PH to 7.2 then start the slam later today. I plan on using liquid chlorine...
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    Phoenix CYA levels

    Good morning. Ok, tested last night and this morning. Got 1.5 FC reduction. According to the stuff I read here I should SLAM. Readings. 2/14/18 1830 FC 5.5 CC 1.5 2/15/18 0730 FC 4.0 CC 0.5 And yes, Im using 10ml of water as my...
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    Phoenix CYA levels

    Whoops. Didnt read the stupid test..... I used yesterdays numbers for the test. i didnt test after sundown. Ill repeat the test tonight.
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    Phoenix CYA levels

    Ok, here are todays test results. The pool water FC is 2.5 and CC is 1 I used the TF-100 test kit and R-0870 and R-0871 reagents for the test. i didnt bother with any other tests. Im assuming I should SLAM, yes, no? I also tested the fill water from the backyard hose. FC...
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    Phoenix CYA levels

    Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, im using 12.25% liquid chlorine from pool store. And Using 31.45% MA for PH control. Im renting the house. I have no clue what the water was like before I moved in (Oct 2017) Ill test the water from the backyard hose to and see what the results are. Ill...
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    Phoenix CYA levels

    Moved to N/W Phoenix, fired my pool guy after he yelled at me for letting my dogs swim in MY POOL.... Then I found this site and now have already gotten my hands dirty!! Got my TF-100 test kit and speedstir a few days ago. First numbers: FC 4.5 CC 1.5 CH 550 (AZ water...) TA 90 CYA 30 PH...