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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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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

    After many years of faithful service, I thought it was time to retire my Jandy RayVac. I like the design in that it has no moving parts except for the wheels, moves quickly and effortlessy and does a fine job with light debris. Also, people were mesmerized watching this thing go around...
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    Want to convert to SWG

    I have been lurking at this site, reading many of the posts. I Have a 35k gallon pool and I am tired of running to the store and lugging around chlorine. The Compupool CPSC48 looks like the best bang for the buck. However, I see alot of posts describing problems with accuracy of salt level and...
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    Choosing Stenner pump

    I have a 35000 gallon IGP. I have switched over to mainly using liquid chlorine. This gets pretty bulky. Also, I need a solution when I am not at home. I have been reading the posts on installing a Stenner pump and I would like to try this. What model do I choose? My DE tank pressure is usu...
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    Help choosing pool cleaner

    I am replacing a Jandy RayVac pressure side pool cleaner, no booster pump. When I first open the pool, I need to vacuum a couple of times because there is alot of material on the pool floor (I have a mesh cover). Afterwards, I get large debris only once in a while when there is a storm that...
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    Lack of a tail on the TPC to stir up the debris

    My Ray-Vac finally died and I am looking for a new pressure side cleaner. Seems to come down to the Polaris 360 or The Pool Cleaner. I like the fact that the TPC has few moving parts. My concern is the lack of a tail on the TPC to stir up the debris on the bottom and put it in suspension so that...
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    DPD tests

    I am new to this forum and have been reading many of the posts. I have tested chlorine levels with DPD drops (Taylor) and DPD tablets (No. 1 and 3) that I have - I don't have an FAS test kit yet. The drops are fresh bottles. With the DPD drops, I get a much lower reading than the tablets. The...