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    Pool cleaner hose

    Pentair kreepy krauly legend.
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    Pool cleaner hose

    So... I’ve been having serious issues for the second summer with my pool cleaner going in circles. I’ve made many changes, ordered new wheels, tires, bearings, etc etc. But today I noticed something.... My hose doesn’t float anymore. And I think the weight is holding down the debris bag to one...
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    Mud in pool- no vacuum setup on pump

    Thanks. I’m an idiot. I didn’t know that the inlet could be used. I didn’t even know there was an inlet under the skinner. Four years and never needed to use it and been caring for my pool myself. Guess I got lucky.
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    Mud in pool- no vacuum setup on pump

    Hi All: my dog dog in his infinite wisdom got a bunch of mud in the pool. It looks like poo. Mud settling on the bottom. Unfortunately, we do not have plumbing to hook up a vacuum. I have read other posts and they all talk about a vacuum... probably because it is the best route. Since I...
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    Pool Math........The App

    Sorry to read about the app issues. Looking forward it to coming online! Thx for making this tool.
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    Hello from Warm & Sunny El Dorado Hills, CA

    Congratulations and welcome! I am right around the corner in Rocklin. So we have similar climates (HOT!) and sometimes cold. I got rid of my pool guy about 2 months ago and my pool has been sparkling clear using the methods here. You won't go wrong. Hopefully the pool guy didnt mess up the...
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    CYA dropped to below 30

    I'm not a scientist, but I sort of buy into the degradation. But the more I think of it, I believe that my pool guy (before I found this website) who was using liquid chlorine (ONCE A WEEK!) measured the CYA incorrectly. I could see how viewing is confusing... and I am pretty sure that the 22...
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    Condensation in light

    thanks for the quick reply. I first noticed this a couple of weeks ago when we were going thru several days over 105. So who knows. Doesn't appear like water is in there but I agree- I need to monitor what is going on and perhaps service it myself. Sort of irritating since the pool is only a...
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    CYA dropped to below 30

    It does kind of sound like a leak. I have a similar issue as the OP. But after thinking more about this thread, made me think that CH would probably go down as well with a leak. Or alkalinity. Personally, I haven't had any of those decrease at all
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    Condensation in light

    Hey all- question... And yea- I have searched here and I can't find a definitive answer but I think I can deduce the answer. I saw today that my Pentair light has some condensation in it. My entire pool is only one year old. Does this definitely mean a leak? It doesn't appear there is water...
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    Need help on stenner plumbing

    ok. Thanks. I think I sort of needed affirmation with that? One other question... There is a 2 ft section after my pump but before my filter. I could T off there. Think it would be better than going into pump? i only have solar heating- so not worried about hurting anything. to me- that is bar...
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    CYA dropped to below 30

    I was literally just wondering this today. Mine was 80 45 days ago and now it is 50. My pool temp is heated and is 88 during day. Perhaps averages 85. Likely caused degradation if other thread is correct. I don't have a lot of splash out- certainly not that much.
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    Need help on stenner plumbing

    Hello folks. Hope all is well! I need help on my stenner plumbing location... I have a pretty "wound" system because of my solar. So there are three valves that make decision on water flow when the solar is on. That said, I have found two locations after the filter that are "possible"...
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    Crystal clear but chlorine is ZERO!!??

    My wife and I want to get our money worth on the pool... So we host a lot of large parties in excess of 25 ppl. Maybe 2 a month during summer. The first time this happened when I took control of my pool, I panicked as it took 4-5 days for my pool to chill out and get back to 3ppm loss per day...
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    Stenner Install Chlorine Injection

    I'm still jealous. Ha! spoke with my pops today who is a general contractor. He was like "dude... Add an extra breaker and just go direct to the relay to the outlet. Makes sense. Now just have to figure out how to inject this I to my system.
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    2016 bleach prices

    There is a pool store out in Sacramento that is selling 12.5%, 4-1 gallon jugs of HASA for 12. $3 a gallon for that concentration seems great to me. Walmart also raised 10% to 3.64
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    Electrical wiring to relay for extra outlet

    ok. You're right. Time to add a breaker! That is indeed the cleanest route. Not sure if I'll do a GFCI outlet or GFCI breaker. But definitely adding a breaker
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    Electrical wiring to relay for extra outlet

    Not a terrible idea but preference is to go w what I have. Electrical isn't my strong suit.
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    Electrical wiring to relay for extra outlet

    I am installing an outlet in my Pentair EasyTouch box. I already have a GFCI protected plug on the outside and I want to use that to make a downstream plug inside the box that is connected to a relay. At the moment, there is a light attached to the GFCI. Would this his setup be to code or...
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    Stenner Install Chlorine Injection

    OK.. took your advice. I used the top load terminals and fed directly into the standard terminal with both the red and white. So now both red/white ports on the load side will be used. The pool light is then only relevant in its current setup (since it piggy backs of the GFI). Let me know...
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    Stenner Install Chlorine Injection

    OK. I think I have my diagram. Basically, I figured out I can't go from the pump because the GFI is plugged into its own breaker and I don't want to do an entire re-wire. I've reattached my current set-up below. SOOO... that leads me to this diagram. Basically, I am tethering off the pool...
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    Stenner Install Chlorine Injection

    This is extremely helpful... You aren't an artist though, huh? Kidding! It is perfect. It is very, very helpful. I am going to draw a diagram for my setup and run it by you. Would appreciate your thoughts on it. I am curious a bit why people cut the wires if they can do an outlet in their...
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    Stenner Install Chlorine Injection

    This is basically what my pool guy did to install the light - which makes a lot of sense. The pool light obviously has to be GFCI protected - except he used red. But I can see how he is using the GFCI downstream. Getting a similar setup for an additional plug sounds like a perfect plan. Here...
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    Stenner Install Chlorine Injection

    Based on everything I read, it seems that cutting the cord of the Stenner voids the warranty. Not ideal. The other issue is my EasyTouch is outside. I do have a GFCI plug on the side of the box - but again, from what I see here, by attaching that particular outlet to the timer relay load...
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    Stenner Install Chlorine Injection

    That would be so amazing. I found a thread that it seemed to be discussing similar topic as you but not exact... Pasted below. I do indeed have a free relay which should make it possible to do what you're doing. I'll be honest, electrical is not my strong suit but I've done my own after clearly...
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    Stenner Install Chlorine Injection

    I am so jealous AND so glad I came across this thread because I think you just volunteered to help me with many questions given our similar setups! I have been debating Liquidator vs Stenner for my entire pool ownership (13 months). I took control of my pool from the pool guy 2 months ago...
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    Thoughts as I move on from pool guy

    Re: .rhoughts as I move on from pool guy Good news is I added 110 ounces of 12.5% of chlorine last night which should have raised my chlorine to right around 11.5. This morning, I measured my chlorine levels and I was at 11. So I am not having excessive loss. Here is to hoping that the...
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    Thoughts as I move on from pool guy

    Re: .rhoughts as I move on from pool guy Thanks so much for the advice. I'll read more on the pool school regarding scaling.. despite being new here, CSI is like the bible to me on pool calculator! I am currently at .1 - but as soon as I lower my pH tomorrow to 7.5, I'll be at -.06. I might...
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    Thoughts as I move on from pool guy

    Re: .rhoughts as I move on from pool guy So... Today unfortunately my chlorine dropped between 4.5 and 5.5ppm. But a part of that could be miscalculation because I was using 50 day old chlorine from Walmart. Doubt it but who knows how it was stored. And it was 108 today. Hard to gauge. I'll...
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    Thoughts as I move on from pool guy

    Re: .rhoughts as I move on from pool guy I have a question about that... I think you bring up a good point.. If I go to 11 and each day it drops 3ppm without any significant usage, it gets to 5ppm by the time I refill it in the evening. Is that a big no-no? I could just start dumping...