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    CYA test results

    I have CYA view tube test kit. I consistently get around value of 65 (I have an SWG). The R-0013 reagent is fresh. I brought the water to Leslies and the value was 100 on the slide test they use. I looked at the sample myself and was in agreement with their reading. Why is there...
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    Taylor CYA Test View Tube

    I have the test view tube kit I purchased from tftestkits. I tried the slider test at Leslies and found it easier to read. You can find the Rainbow reagent for about half the price of the Taylor R-0013, for the same volume. The cost of each test is therefore about the same. You can slide it up...
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    Stain help

    I have dropped some granular chlorine on the stain but nothing happened.
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    Stain help

    I have a plaster pool and SWG. There is a tan stain on the plaster which is worst around the main drain in the deep end. I dropped some ascorbic acid tablets on the stain and it turned black. I brought the water to Leslies and it tested negative for iron and copper. I don't want to purchase any...
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    Leslie's Pool Supply. Price gouging if you ask me.

    The individual pool store near me has even higher markups than Leslie's
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    Water test results

    I have been running my SWG about 6 weeks. These are my latest water test results using a Taylor Deluxe test kit. pH 7.6ish (Taylor small comparator) TA 100 CH 280 FC 5ppm (SWG at 80%, 10h/d) CYA 65 (drop test) salt 3500 (test strip) The pH will actually settle down to 7.5 if I wait a few...
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    SWG compatible with DE filter?

    Should I be concerned about this?
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    SWG compatible with DE filter?

    Great! After installing my SWG and finally getting the water balanced (salt, cya, ph, etc.), I am reading about these pitfalls. My DE filter has a SS case. I certainly don't want that getting corroded! In addition, I have read about some environmental issues to the point that some jurisdictions...
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    SWG Cell Life

    At what chlorine output level percentage?
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    New SWG installed - first test results

    I just installed a Circupool RJ45 last week. I am running it at 70% about 10 hrs/day. These are my first water test results. FC 4 CC 0 pH 7.6 TA 100 Ch 260 CYA 75 Salt 3000. The CYA was originally around 20 a few weeks ago. I calculated how much to raise to 50 and added about 1/2 before...
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    SWG installation help

    I have a Circupool RJ45 ready to install. So far I have mounted it on the wall. I don't have alot of room betwwen the wall and the plumbing and so I am somewhat limited by the legnth of the cord. I have a Pentair Mini Max NT heater and I spoke to technical support. They said I should put a check...
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    MPS questions

    I have been reading this forum for some time now and I am always skeptical when they give me advice at the pool stores. However, this morning, the pool water is clear, one day after "shocking" with the MPS. I will check the chlorine level when I get home later today.
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    MPS questions

    This year when I opened my pool it was dark green. This was the worst in all the years I have had the pool. I began adding lots of liquid bleach as well as calcium hypochlorite in an attempt to get a free chlorine level. Finally, after several days, I seemed to be getting somewhere. However, I...
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    Compupool vs. Circupool output ratings

    Since Compupool and Circupool use the same cells, shouldn't the output be three same for the same size cell. For instance, Circupool RJ45 and Compupool CPSC 36 use same cell, why are they not rated same output?
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    SWG chlorine output rating

    SWG chlorine output ratings are published as pounds per day. I think it would be useful to know the approximate total lifetime output to compare units. Is this data available anywhere?
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    cpsc48 or circupool rj45

    According to user guide for Circupool RJ series, there is an option to use the built in timer.
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    Install questions

    Obviously, that would be ideal. However, the problem is that there is no place to plumb it into the pool return directly. The return line after the heater goes to the diversion valve and then the pool return goes straight down into the ground. There is no room to put it in the pool return.
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    Install questions

    I'm not worried about chlorinating the spa but overchlorinating in spa mode. Aquarite model is only 1.4 pounds maximum. Not really large enough for my size pool, 35000 gallons.
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    Install questions

    Unfortunately, there is no room to place it after the diverter valve on the pool return line. I can fit in a flow sensor.
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    Install questions

    Yes, there is a spillover but when the spa is running and being heated, all the water flows in and out of the spa in a closed loop . It will over chlorinate then if the flow sensor is not on the main pool return.
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    Install questions

    Thanks. I'll try that when I open my pool in the spring. Not all SWGs have a separate sensor section that can be installed on the pool return line. Autopilot does and has a unit with a fairly high salt output which I need for my size pool but is on the expensive side.
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    Install questions

    Can the Pool Pilot trip sensor be installed in the pool return line away from the cell?
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    Install questions

    Sounds like if the flow sensor is on the pool return only, that would solve the problem with the spa. What models have this? My pool often loses prime overnight once the pump is off ever since I owned the house. I had the check valves installed on the lines which helps but does not prevent it...
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    Install questions

    1. My pool pump is located higher than the pool and it sometimes takes a little while to prime even with check valves. If I install generator connected to same timer will I have a problem? 2. I have a spa on the pool. The best place to install the generator is after the heater and in the common...
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    pool spa

    I want to install a SWG when I open my pool next spring. I was planning on getting either Compupool or Circupool. I have a spa with a spillover. If I turn the spa on will the chlorine build up since the water is than just isolated to the smaller volume of the spa? Would I have to turn off the...
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    The PoolCleaner experience

    I believe the wheelies are caused either by air bubbles in the return line (that is what the company line is) or the actual force of the water pushing up on the inside of the bag and lifting it up. The unit works fine without the bag on. I do not see any air bubbles at all. I constructed a bag...
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    POOLVERGNUEGEN Return Side Pressure PoolCleaner 4x wheelie

    Re: POOLVERGNUEGEN Return Side Pressure PoolCleaner 4x wheel I have been dealing with the same problem. I have been in contact with the company several times. They claim the problem is probably air bubbles in the return line that get trapped by the fine weave of the bag and increase the...
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    The PoolCleaner experience

    OK, here are my final thoughts. I have had to deal with several issues with the pressure side PoolCleaner. This has been extremely frustrating, and I am at the point where I can not use it. 1. Buoyancy: The front of the unit frequently raises up and the wheels come off the pool surface making...
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    Autopilot, Aquarite, or CompuPool?

    How well does the temperature compensation work? I like the idea of "set it and forget it." The more automated and less testing and tweaking I have to do the better, one of the reasons to go SWG. Just that you have to pay alot more for the convenience.
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    The PoolCleaner experience

    They sent me the wheels, did not help. Then they recommended I experiment with adding weights. I went out and got some fishing weights and tried duct taping them to the cleaner with varying results. At this point I got tired with fussing and gave up. I did not want or expect to have so many...