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    Phosphates Problem?

    Thanks everyone for your replies and advice. I do believe my salt level is good because I get a low salt light on my unit when it is low. My FC to CYA ratio is good so I will not worry about the phosphates at this time. I will purchase recommended salt and phosphate test kits in the future.
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    Phosphates Problem?

    Hi, My summer pool season has gone well. The pool looks good and is balanced weekly using measurements from my Taylor test kit. My kit does not test for phosphates or salt level so I took it to the local pool store (Leslie's) to get these measurements done. The salt was reading was good but...
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    SWG output questions

    Ok I will try that and see what happens over the next week. The reason I am concerned is that the warranty on my system runs out in a few months and if the system is malfunctioning i want to get it repaired or replaced under warranty. Thanks!
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    SWG output questions

    The pump is set to run 12 hours. A 50% run time according to pool math should be sufficient to offset the 2-3 ppm of FC loss I get in the hot summer months. Could it be whatever regulates the flow of votage to the cell is malfunctioning? PS: the model is actually a J-SS40 and is a 40K system.
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    SWG output questions

    I have a Jazcuzi SWG. It has five output positions on it that are indicated by the number of lit lights light on the display. My CYA in 80. I bumped up my SWG output to maximum (5) about 2 weeks ago prior to a large planned pool party. By the time I remembered to turn it down my CL was 11. I...
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    New pool light versus repair

    My pool light stop working and the voltages to it are goid. It is an older Jandy Colors large pool halogen colored pool light with 8 bulbs in it. I think the P/N or model no is CPHV. It is recommended that you replace all eight bulbs and the gasket when opening it for repair. The bulbs run...
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    Pool Light Repair

    I put light back in pool without taking a picture of it but I did take pictures of the labels on it which is why I think the light is a Jandy, The label says to use 8 replacment bulbs with a Jandy P/N of RO399600. Also says to replace gasket with P/N R0399800.
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    Pool Light Repair

    The light is a Jandy Color light. It is housed in a Pentair niche. I did plan on replacing the gasket.
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    Pool Light Repair

    Does anyone have experience replacing the bulbs in a pool light. Measured the voltages to light and found good. Pool light says there are 8 bulbs that should be replaced together and also a cover gasket that needs replaced. I am wondering if opening the pool light to replace the bulbs is...
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    Phosphates

    My most recent pool phosphate reading is 450. Is this high? Do I need to worry about it. If so what do I use to bring it down.
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    Contamination in pool

    Richard Do not want to put glue in my pool so I will not use this product. Thanks for your research
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    Contamination in pool

    So they product that Leslie's is selling is called Clear Aide and is supposed to help remove pollen and algae from a pool. There are no ingredients listed on the bottle. I ask the attendant and they said it was enzymes in it and they would not gum up the filter but in fact help to clean the...
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    Contamination in pool

    I ran OCLT and it was less than o.5. My hot daylight loss is around 2-3 and I been able to keep the pool around 5 FC with a lower setting on my SWG so I do not think it is Algae. The rest of my area around the pool has tree pollen on the ground. My numbers are FC 5.0 Ph 7.6 TA 170 CA 80 Need...
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    Contamination in pool

    My pool is balanced and pretty clean as I can see the drains in the bottom of deep clearly however there is a very light layer of a gold color contaminate on the bottom of the pool. I belive it to be pollen from a Large tree near the pool. I tried everything I could think of to remove such as...
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    Removing Containments from pool

    I have some form of containment on the fllor and steps of my pool. My pool is balanced and as I get good readings from my Taylor test kit and I do not have algae as I passed a recent OCLT i ran. The material is very fine and golden brown in color. I believe it may be pollen from nearby flower...
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    Pool light problem

    Thanks for your quick reply. Yes I measured power on both sides of the On switch that controls the light. The end of the cable from the light goes to a junction box. If i remove the light and put it on the deck will I have a place to measure voltage going into the light? The only time i...
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    Pool light problem

    I got a pretty good handle on how my pool equipment operates and the maintenance required to keep it running but now am stumped on how to fix a multi-colored pool light that will not turn on. I did measure electrical power going thru switch. The light is the original one installed by Swan pools...
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    CYA question

    Thanks all for your replies and inputs. Since I use a sock over my skimmer basket I decided to put the CYA in the basket and it seemed to work well. I am going to adjust my CYA to 70
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    CYA question

    Thanks for the input on how to add the CYA to the pool. Now I am trying to figure out the best level for my pool. The charts say minimum of 70 for a SWG pool but I worry that is to high as it makes it very difficult to resolve an algae problem if you get one. I am think somewhere in the range of...
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    CYA question

    What is the best way to add crystal CYA to a pool.
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    Borates Pros and Cons

    I am deligent about keeping my pool balanced. I have been performing daily tests and adding chemicals as necessary. I keep my PH in the range of 7.4 to 7.8 but must add a pint of muratic acid 2-3 times a week. I think this might be due to the fact that i must add tap water about 3 times a week...
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    Pump Priming Problems

    The pump did not lose prime it just never passed startup prime and made it to set running. Without diverting the return water though the dedicated pool sweep return line everything works OK.
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    Pump Priming Problems

    Just thought of this. Should the filter pressure increase significantly when you are sending the return water to the dedicated pool sweep return. If not could this be a dirty filter cartridge problem or pool sweep restriction problem?
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    Pump Priming Problems

    I have a VS pump and have programmed it as follows: 2 hours at 2800 (to drive the pool sweep) 8 hours at 1450 to filter and run the SWG. When my timer came on yesterday to start the first 2 hour run the pump would not prime. It timed out after 10 minutes. It tried several more times but it...
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    Is this Ok balance

    TA is 120. I have to add fill water every other day here to keep the water level in the middle of the skimmer input. I suspect my fill water has a high PH and is part of the reason my pool water PH increases.
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    Is this Ok balance

    Thanks Jason for your reply. As for FC i guess I am running a little ovekill as I recently got over a bout of algae and do not want a recurrence. I thought running a PH of 7.2 was ideal. How high can it go before it becomes a problem?
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    Is this Ok balance

    I have a SWG which is programmed to run all night (at 80% for 9 hours) and it produces chlorine that raises the FC by 3 overnight. On most normal days my FC loss is 2 but on real sunny and hot days FC loss is closer to 3. I been measuring my FC daily and in the morning it reads 9 to 10 and in...
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    SWG Operation Questions

    FC daily loss is 1.5 to 2.0. My CYA is 70. I got the daily loss caculation after 4 days of measurements where I used my Taylor test kit and took FC readings at 7AM and 7PM each day. My SWG was off and I did not add any LC to the pool. During the 7PM reading I recorded the difference from the...
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    SWG Operation Questions

    I have discovered thru water testing that my average daily FC is 1 to 2 FC (this is in the daytime with the hot sun beatng down). Using the SWG run calculator I have determined that my SWG needs to be run 8.6 hours at 60% to produce a 2 FC increase. I plan on running my pump and SWG from 11:30...
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    SWG Operation

    I have a Pentair STA_Rite pump. It has a connector port but the manual says it is to be used to control the pump operation thru a controller box you can purchase. I guess I will leave the power applied to both the pump and SWG control box and hope the flow switch does not fail