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    Filter pressure??

    I'm facing a filter replacement. The current filter, a Pentair 145322, has sprung a tiny leak. Since the pump/filter is in a pool house, a leak is a problem, in any case the leak would probably get worse. This is a plastic tank, the leak seems to be on a seam. Checking a local dealer for a...
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    Experiences with SWGs other than Hayward's Aqua Rite

    I've just repaired the main circuit board on my Aqua-Rite SWG for the second time with absolutely no technical help from Hayward. Do any members have experiences with other makers they'd be willing to share? If I switch makers at some point I'd naturally perfer one with a cell which would...
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    Bad main circuit board? Dealing with Hayward??

    I am dealing with a probable circuit board failure on my Aqua Rite generator. All was well until a few days or so, but then ... no LEDs, or LCDs. On power up after the flow was established I'd get a brief display of LEDs indicating chlorination and inspect the cell, then nothing. I followed the...
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    Aquarite light come on then go off

    I am dealing with a probable circuit board failure on my Aqua Rite generator. All was well until a few days or so, but then ... no LEDs, or LCDs. On power up after the flow was established I'd get a brief display of LEDs indicating chlorination and inspect the cell, then nothing. I followed...
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    Pool RX??

    David van Brunt's book Swimming Pool Care... speaks highly of Pool RX, a proprietary device using "chelated" copper compounds to reduce the need for chlorine, and is safe for salt water chlorine generators. Received wisdom has been that copper algacides are death for SWGs, apparently plating...
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    Test results change if sample sits after testing

    I've been using the Taylor DPD kit via Leslie's. I've also diluted the test sample 1 to 1 and then doubled the test result when the test results went off the scale. It would be nice if the Cl test were a "clean" titration with an easily discernible endpoint, as is the Taylor test for total...
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    Any opinions on this book?

    Is this worth $24.00, or does this forum have all the information, albeit in some what less convenient form? The Complete Guide to Salt Water Pools
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    Possible bad salt cell??

    Well, with the help of this group I diagnosed and replaced the thermistor on my AquaRite. All was well, salt level at 3200. Now....the salt level is rapidly dropping, according to the display. It showed 2900 yesterday, 2100 this morning, and 2000 just now. There used to be telephone help...
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    leslie's green to clean

    Any user reports on this stuff?
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    AquaRite generator not generating!

    Okay. On power up the no-flow LED glows. After 15 or 20 seconds flow starts, the check cell light illuminates briefly - then nothing! No indicators at all. I've just cleaned the cell w. HCl in the recommended fashion, no go. After 45 minutes on hold with Hayward I find that they don't have...
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    Where's the salt!! Help......

    A little help, please! I am in the process, thus far successfully, of clearing my green pool. Here are the latest quick and dirty test results: Cl 3ppm TCl 5ppm Alk 150 pH 6.5 TH 100 CyA under 40 This from a test strip. The water is still a little cloudy for the...
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    Liquid CYA??

    Is there any way to hasten the dissolving of granular CYA? Could it be dissolved in hot water? I'm trying to raise my CYA level for my salt system. Slow going. Water temp about 65F. Also I saw at Leslie's just above the granular CYA some liquid called Natural Chemistry Instant Water...
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    Belt change on Aquabot Pool Demon SN 161IBXTA1636

    The Demon has been satisfactory. I've changed the belts, bushings, etc, before, but today.... I have the genuine Aquabot belts and bushings, part A3302PK but it seems impossible to reinstall the rollers with their bushings! No amount of judicious prying will do the job, and the belt tension...
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    Dissolving CYA

    As we all know liquid CYA is expensive. Is there any way to speed dissolving powdered CYA? Hot water on the stove, for example? I hesitate to dump it in my skimmer since I might have to backwash before its dissolved, and it would be difficult to tell when its dissolved. I've been using old...
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    Solar heater - could it also cool water a little?

    Here in the sunny south, near Atlanta, our swimming season is pretty long, but longer would be nice! I'd given some thought to installing the extruded plastic collectors on the south-facing roof of our pool house. The solar orientation is close to ideal, the collectors are relatively light...
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    Replacement pressure gauge.

    The pressure gauge on our new sand filter failed in its second year of life. When the pump is off the gauge reads 20 lbs. On the advice of a friend who's really into DIY irrigation (bored 500 ft well, installed his own drip and full pressure systems) I bought a "liquid filled" gauge from...
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    Timers - Mechanical versus Digital?

    The Intermatic timer controlling my 240 V 1 hp pump and SWG seems to have "croaked." The movement will neither turn the load on or off, and I can't see any way to fix it. I'm considering either a replacement Intermatic T 104 or perhaps the Aube by Honeywell electronic programmable with all...
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    Dolphin Diagnostics problem - expected life span????

    We have a Dolphin Diagnostics, bought 7 or 8 years ago. It has generally been satisfactory, but the repair service has not been a happy experience. 3 or 4 years ago, out of warranty, of course, the strain relief on the AC power cord failed. Looking at it I knew that I could replace it myself...
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    George in Georgia

    Now that our pool is stabilized - new filter, SWG cell, and liner, and my wallet is much thinner :cry: I'll take a little time to introduce myself. I recently retired after 30+ years as a librarian, and now am devoting myself to hobbies - cooking, photography, reading (what a surprise!)...
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    Leak detection - suggestions?

    I've been struggling with water quality problems, and running the filter 24/7 for a couple weeks. Friday I noted more of a drop in level than would be just evaporation, so I marked the pool level and set out a measuring cup filled to the one cup level. Saturday morning the pool was down by 3...