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    Jandy J-Box got water in it over winter

    So, I opened my pool today and was trying to get my Jandy PDA to just kept saying "waiting". I figured it may be a problem with the RF channel it was set to. In any event, I opened the J-box, and a bunch of water came out. We had lots of windblown rain over the winter and I guess...
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    Jandy LX400 - Ignitor Bad (I think)

    Scott - thanks. So, I assume that means that I need to remove all the screws from the top bar just above the burners and disconnect the gas valve too in order to slide the burner tray out.
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    Jandy LX400 - Ignitor Bad (I think)

    Been a long time since I've posted....So, we just got back from a week away and spent some time in the pool yesterday. I went to turn on the heater for the spa, and found that it won't light. I'm pretty sure that the igniter has gone bad (heater's about 4 years old). I've had this same...
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    Expected FC output from AquaPure 1400 @ 100%

    Jason - I actually just did that last night. Raised the FC to 9....was 9 this morning as well after sitting overnight without the pump running. As of right now, the water from the return is coming out at 11 FC (vs 9 FC in pool) at 80% output level. This seems low. Now, I did notice that my...
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    Expected FC output from AquaPure 1400 @ 100%

    Jason, My CYA is at 70 based on a reading about 2 weeks ago. I do think I may have some algae that was trying to take hold as I had brushed away some dark spots at the corners of 2 of my benches. The current FC level in the pool is 3.5. I can try to do a FC loss test tonight on that front...
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    Expected FC output from AquaPure 1400 @ 100%

    I think I have an issue with something eating my FC levels. That said, I also have a question with what sort of FC level I should expect coming out of my return with my AquaPure at 100%. Based on taking a water sample from my sheer decent, I am measuring 5.5 FC level coming directly from the...
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    Lbs of Chlorine from SWG to Bleach comparison

    I'm trying to figure out how long I need to run my pump and at what level I need to run my new Jandy AquaPure. I currently have my pump running 12 hours/day (2am - 5am; 12pm - 9pm) with my AquaPure at 80%. My basic numbers are FC 1.5; CC 0; PH 7.5 (constantly adding acid); Alk 80; CH 280; CYA...
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    Jandy LX Heater Flashback/Blowback Issue on Heater Startup

    I'm entering my third year with my pool in South Jersey. This year, I'm having a problem with my Jandy LX heater. It "flashes back" when attempting to start up. In the past 2 years, this happened once or twice as there were spider webs and the like in the venturis. This year, I attempted to...
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    compact solar heating module

    Has anyone seen this solar pool heating module before? I was wondering if anybody has had any experience with it and whether multiple units could be easily connected into 2" PVC plumbing for an in-ground pool (here's the link: ... 30/I/50589 )
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    Rabbits in Pool - Help!

    what about placing rabbit/deer plastic netting at the bottome of your pool fence that you would put around a garden?
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    Pool Build - Atlantic County, NJ

    white plaster is OK....fine for me. I do like the look of the 3M, but wasn't willing to spend the $$. We get full sun for most of the day, so our water gets pretty warm. I was actually just in the store yesterday to pick something up, and noticed that the display pool was splotchy. Since...
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    Pool Build - Atlantic County, NJ

    Montare67 - looks good. I'm guessing that your PB only deals in Jandy and doesn't offer much choice on the pump. Is it a S-M pool, by chance? Did Bob Lang do your deal? S-M built my pool....overall, I'm happy with it. They built it very quickly for me. I would suggest being there when they...
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    Which Metal Sequestrant

    So, I'm not sure if this is the right section of the forum, but here goes.... I've been using Jack's Magic Blue as my sequestrant of choice. I'm using BBB with an LQ with my water chemistry maintained in the following range: FC: 5-7 PH: 7.5 ALK: 70 CA: 290 CYA: 50 I use sequestrant because I...
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    Hotel Pool Water Testing Observation

    So, I was at a local large chain business hotel ("CY") working out in the gym this morning....pool is right in front of me through the windows. In walks the maintenance guy with a couple small taylor bottles with yellow and red caps and a test block from a k-2005 kit. He kneels over to get...
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    12% chlorine prices around the country

    $11.99 for a 5 gal 12.5% returnable container with an $8 deposit per container. I usually pick up 2 or 3 and store in a cool shaded location.
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    small leak at filter clamp

    my PB came by over the weekend to fix a problem with my heater. Today as I was working in the pool area, I noticed that my pressure was lower than normal and I had a small leak at the filter clamp. I ended up tightening the clamp as it was not fully tightened. We after getting as tight as I...
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    Jandy LX400k BTU - Air Flow Sw error

    Well, they came yesterday and according to the paperwork left in the mailbox, they replaced the blower and tested it for 10 minutes. What I find interesting is that it took me about an hour to get the heater to actually work. The blower clearly worked, but it took forever for the heater to...
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    Jandy LX400k BTU - Air Flow Sw error

    yep...should still be under warranty. They're supposed to be out today to take a look....wish I was going to be home today to be sure that it gets fixed properly.
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    Jandy LX400k BTU - Air Flow Sw error

    So, pool was opened on Tuesday last week. Due to my schedule, I didn't get a chance to kick on the heater to make sure everything was working properly. Well, I tried today as I was hoping for a little spa time. Unfortunately, after several attempts where I was first getting a simple AGS error...
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    Liquidator float problems

    Re: Liquidator Water_man - the threaded part separated from the main part. Lesson here, I think, is to be careful of how much you tighten them when installing (or reinstalling after cleaning) them.
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    Potential WS maintenance solution for Liquidator

    ...just started up my pool yesterday, so we'll see how things work out over the coming days/weeks. I've modified my LQ lines using the 3/8 line and adapters from US Plastics as Rabbit has, so it will be interesting to see if that makes a difference in the WS. I will say that it absolutely...
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    pool opened....problem?

    well, spoke with the PS...they said that gunite pools that have diverter valves typically have 2 of them. They thought I was going "take care of the other one". Doesn't seem right to understanding of the diverter valve is to adjust the suction of the main drain only...should I expect...
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    pool opened....problem?

    Joenj - not that's located in Sewell/WT....they advertised openings for $199.99. wonder if I should have contacted sparkle 'poolmom - I cleaned up the mess last night and added DE. I kept the pump running for about 3 hours after that. it is now set to run for 10 hours/day...
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    pool opened....problem?

    So, I had a local poolstore open my pool. I have someone open and close...I do all the rest. Anyway, I got home last night around 8 and went to check on things. My maindrain is plumbed into the far skimmer and uses a diverter valve...I wish I knew to ask about this before starting the...
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    worth it to replace farily new pump?

    Jason - thanks. i'm probably better off putting those $$ toward a new AC unit or toward more energy efficient windows for the house.
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    worth it to replace farily new pump?

    so, I dug out electric bills from Jun 2007 (pre-pool) and Jun 2008 (post-pool). The difference in my daily KWH usage on this bill is 13.6. So, all else being about equal (average temp was same, no other known usage differences, etc), this represents my daily usage for the pool. Summer rates...
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    worth it to replace farily new pump?

    My pool isn't but about 2 years old, but I have been seeing a lot about variable speed and 2 speed pumps being much more energy efficient that it is making me wonder if it would be worth my while to replace my pump. The PB put in a 2HP Jandy Plus HP pump (i believe it's the up-rated version, if...
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    Liner pool install construction pic

    great....there are a few of us from GC on the board. I've found the info and people here to be a great support.
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    Liner pool install construction pic

    that does look great! what part of South Jersey? Looks like you're somewhere on the edge of the Pine Barrens.
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    Homemade Acid OR Chlorine Injection System

    Re: Homemade Acid or Chlorine Injection System schwim, That looks like a pretty good set-up. What's your trick for filling the "water jug" with chlorine if the lid is still on it with only a small hole for the tube?