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    Best Pool Robot to work under Solar Cover

    Looking at this one here - is there anyone with experience of this model? https://maytronicsus.com/product/triton-ps/
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    Best Pool Robot to work under Solar Cover

    Hi Guys, My second pool robot (smarthome pool) died and I am in the market for a better one. Are there any pool robots that work well underneath a solar cover? It seems like the chord always gets stuck, my last one had a giant swivel with the idea of 360 chord twisting ability BUT that turned...
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    SLAM was successful but maintenance question

    Thanks for the info about Borates - I will look into that I let the FC drift down to 5 - then measured PH which was 7.5. Added a little tiny bit muriatic acid. And later cranked FC back up to 10. Will add another gallon this sunday and hop up to 12-14 again. So far - No algae - I think I got...
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    SLAM was successful but maintenance question

    Thanks Guys! Pool temp is now 92 - things still seem good. No chlorine smell - we are in it everyday. I am gonna risk to go down to FC 8 - take PH measurement then go back up to 15 - hopefully no problems. I have not heard about the borate at all. What's the deal with that?
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    SLAM was successful but maintenance question

    Yes, I know - but that's not an option right now as I am looking to replaster after this summer season. So right now I need to get thru this season. Guerilla style. At CYA 160 - even refilling 50% would still leave me with CYA 80. So a complete refill is in order here. Will do that when I...
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    SLAM was successful but maintenance question

    Hi - so I have no seen anymore yellow algae since the SLAM. My CYA diluted test came back with very high levels , depending on light 120-160. So my maintenance level should be 12-16. Question, PH reading is off over FC10. So I am still just letting it come down from Shock level which was 47...
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    DPD Powder

    Yes, great!! Thanks!!
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    DPD Powder

    little blue scoop - 10ml
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    DPD Powder

    So I have probably done 15 tests and I am getting low on DPD powder - it says its good for about 100 tests. I am using 1 heaping blue spoon full. But there is no way I can get 100 tests out of that little amount of powder. Am I using too much?
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    Test Results are in - who is the winner?

    FC now 27 - still no algae growth ! So when I get to FC 10, I'll add a gallon of liquid once a week and see how that holds up. Is there any reason to shock every now and then, even if no algae is present?
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    Test Results are in - who is the winner?

    Some are raised but some are not, definitely rough. Some areas are almost like little indents. What would the yellow color be? So far no algae growth coming back - pool went from 45 FC to now 35FC in the past few days...slowly drifting down.
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    Safe Water Levels Clarification

    Just to clarify - by shock level you mean the level you use for SLAMing according to CYA chart, right?
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    Test Results are in - who is the winner?

    I measured last night 9pm - FC 45.5 , this morning 7:30am FC 45.5 again... Didn't loose any chlorine.
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    Test Results are in - who is the winner?

    Check out these pictures - does plaster have some yellowish component in it? If I brush over this I cannot get rid of the yellow parts. It looks like its part of the plaster. Any thoughts on these pics?
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    Test Results are in - who is the winner?

    I guess I should have said - I brought the pool up to shock level... Am I correct in understanding that I am now going to measure over night - and once I don't loose any chlorine over night SLAM is done. Is that correct?
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    Test Results are in - who is the winner?

    Do you ever decide to do the FC test diluted 50%? - just saves drops and less work
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    Test Results are in - who is the winner?

    Oh yeah, draconian rules for sure. Lol! So, I slammed the pool. Now we wait... Will get a quote for reverse, just to know. Sounds like its an expensive ordeal. Makes no sense to me. I'd rather put that money towards replastering / refilling - I'll probably swing thru this summer season by...
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    Test Results are in - who is the winner?

    Thanks man! I just came across this on my search for ...calcium hardness, CYA reduction. Reverse Osmosis...alla this : Service Providers - Pool Services Technologies - Never Drain Your Pool Again ! Is this another bogus attempt. Then again, if I measure my water afterwards and its unchanged -...
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    Test Results are in - who is the winner?

    Thanks! I do have a question - if I go thru with slamming. Do I go about it by adding 1 gallon of liquid chlorine every 2 hours...measure ...until I reach 45-47? Can I still go in at that level or will my pants fall off? :) Also, the local pool store sells 12% potent chlorine vs Do it center...
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    Test Results are in - who is the winner?

    Ok, of course you had the right feeling here. CYA on diluted test came back with 120-130 range :( We have some pretty harsh water restrictions, if I dump half the pool that's gonna cost half a fortune only to drain it completely anyways when replastering (and I have questions about that too btw...
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    Test Results are in - who is the winner?

    Ok, after pleasing my inner child and using my new test kit here are the results: AL 120 PH 7.2 FC 11 CC nada Calcium 1325 (ouch) CYA 100 Pool temp: 85, Solar Cover on So the water is crystal clear and all seems fine except...if I don't do anything after about 5 days I can see a few spots of...
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    Speed Stir

    Thanks everybody! It seems to be working good now. What a nifty tool - holding the tube in hand and shaking it without spilling while adding drops and counting is quite the finnicky task. Glad I got the speed stir. Just tested the pool water. Few rounds just to make sure I did it right. Will...
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    Speed Stir

    Figured it out - the red wire that connects to the battery (see picture) was not connected - quick solder gun to the point and bam!
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    Speed Stir

    see pics
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    Speed Stir

    the light does not light up - tried the batteries it comes with and a different set. Should the light come up without the magnetic stirrer and no water in the tube or only if water and magnetic stirrer is in?
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    Speed Stir

    Hi Guys, got my test kit today. Unfortunately, I can't get the speed stir to work. Tried a different set of batteries too. Is there a trick or something I need to know other then inserting batteries the right way and hitting the on button? thanks, tom
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    PH Test with FC above 10

    Hey Guys, If your FC level is above 10 and you test PH is the result skewed in the too low or too high reading? T
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    Kemtek Liquid Chlorine + CYA info

    Hey Guys, wanted to share the information that Kemtek, the makers of some pool chemicals have up on their website...please look at what they say about Conditioner CYA Level when using liquid Chlorine. Quote: Free chlorine -- the most active chlorine in pool water -- should be tested every...
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    Floatron thoughts

    Oh THAT's how one gets that beautiful green hair?? :) Yeah, I get emails from smart home. I use Insteon for lights, dimmers, garage door open/close, camera's, even pool pump is controlled via the iPhone app. Love it! Only reason why I paid attention to the ad. As their products are legit home...