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    How to keep The Pool Cleaner hose from twisting

    The Pool Cleaner hose floats on the surface without floats, so I don't believe adding floats would solve my problem.
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    How to keep The Pool Cleaner hose from twisting

    How would I connect these between a 1-1/2" male and 1-1/2" female hose? These are the same on both sides and appear to be held on by clamps.
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    How to keep The Pool Cleaner hose from twisting

    That sounds like a great idea, but where do you find these swivels? The swivels I see online leak air (reducing the vacuum) and don't fit the Poolvergnuegen hose segments. I think it would be challenging to design a swivel that floats on water that doesn't leak. A link to the working product...
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    How to keep The Pool Cleaner hose from twisting

    Unfortunately, this is at a rental, and the tenants don't untwist the hose. I only get there once a week. There has to be a way to reduce this from happening. I figured out a way to reduce its tendency to tie itself in knots. I weighted my leaf canister so it points down rather than floating on...
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    How to keep The Pool Cleaner hose from twisting

    The swivel on the head of The Pool Cleaner rotates easily, yet the hose continues to get twisted. This limits how much of the pool can be reached by the cleaner. What recommendations do you have to reduce this tendency? I'm thinking that maybe adjusting the floats on the hose by the head may be...
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    pH looks odd

    That feels more comfortable. Thank you. I'll keep adding acid.
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    pH looks odd

    My concern is that the more acid I add the lower the TA goes. How much lower than 70 is acceptable?
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    pH looks odd

    I know poolmath says add acid, but I'm questioning how 1 drop can drop the pH from 8 to 7.4.
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    pH looks odd

    My TA is 70. My pH shows 8.0, yet 1 drop of R-0005 takes it to 7.4. This is a 20k gallon pool. Do I add acid or not?
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    Weight suggestion for Hayward W530 Leaf Canister

    I find the O-ring starts leaking, so it sucks in air (if it is sitting on the surface). If it is underwater, it will just draw in water. I'd prefer it suck water than air, so keeping it below the surface makes more sense to me. If it draws in too much air when I'm not there, that may prevent the...
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    Weight suggestion for Hayward W530 Leaf Canister

    To avoid the cost of frequently replacing the O-ring on this canister, I had wired a zinc ball to the handle. On this forum, people recommend against having zinc balls in the pool, so I'm wondering what else people are doing to weigh down this canister, so it doesn't float to the surface. Maybe...
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    New plaster -- need chemicals balanced

    I apparently ran the Stenner for too long over the past 1 1/2 days, so I cut down the injection to 1 quart per day and will check the levels again on Friday. Here are yesterday's test results: FC = 9.2 CC = 0.2 pH = 7.9 drops to 7.4 = 3 TA = 155 CH = 190 CYA...
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    New plaster -- need chemicals balanced

    I put in just under what was stated on the calculator, as I'd rather add than have to deal with too much of anything. I added CYA, acid and chlorine. I'll check it in 2 days and then fine tune the results. The Stenner appears to be operating properly, though it was dark when I turned it on.
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    New plaster -- need chemicals balanced

    I am following the contractor's directions. According to the Poolmath calculator, I need 123oz of 10% chlorine to get to 5.0 and 107 oz of stabilizer to get to 40. I'll put in 6# (96oz) of stabilizer and then see if I need to increase it. I'll turn on my Stenner and start pumping chlorine...
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    New plaster -- need chemicals balanced

    I had the pool replastered 5 days ago. At the time, I tested the tap water and found it to be TA of 290 and CH of 330. After I filled the pool, 8 hours after the plastering was done, here is what the pool water tests at: FC = 0.2 CC = 1.4 pH = 8+ drops to 7.4 = 4 TA = 150 CH = 150 CYA = 0...
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    New Automatic Chlorinator for Rental Pool

    That's what I'll do, unless someone comes up with reasons to use the 15 minute timer. Thank you. I'll order everything within a week.
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    New Automatic Chlorinator for Rental Pool

    Is there anyone who is experienced in using timers for peristaltic pumps? I'd like to get this system started, but want to know all the details before I start ordering. I'll be getting the Stenner 45MPHP2 but want to know what you recommend for the timer. Is it better to have a timer that can...
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    New Automatic Chlorinator for Rental Pool

    I'm looking at timers for the Stenner and have come across several options. Please give your feedback or offer other alternatives. INTERMATIC C8845 four hour cycle, but allows a 2 minute minimum on/off cycle INTERMATIC 1905P 24-hour cycle and allows a 15 minute minimum on/off cycle...
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    New Automatic Chlorinator for Rental Pool

    Cajun, actually, 440Dodge440 mentioned how to slave timers in the second post of your thread. That is what I was describing in my post #30 above. It seems like that went over everyone's head in the following posts. Power is switched by the filter timer. The switched output of the filter...
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    New Automatic Chlorinator for Rental Pool

    The more I hear, the more I'm leaning toward a fixed rate pump. All I need is to hear my tenants constantly complaining about the noise from the pump. I guess I could always connect two timers together, if need be, with the power for the Stenner coming from the filter timer, while direct line...
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    New Automatic Chlorinator for Rental Pool

    I'm reluctant to run two controllers, fearful the filter controller might go out and leave the Stenner running. Without two controllers, would you recommend the variable or the fixed rate? What are the advantages of running it during the day? Wouldn't the sun deteriorate the chlorine? I can't...
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    New Automatic Chlorinator for Rental Pool

    You and Bama Rambler recommend the fixed rate pumps, while Tim5055 recommends the variable rate pumps. How does one choose when there doesn't seem to be a consensus among the experts? If all that is needed is a piece of tape to prevent air from entering, I won't bother getting a valve. I have...
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    New Automatic Chlorinator for Rental Pool

    Manufacturer's instructions suggest a T-coupling with ball valves on either side, so the injector can be removed for cleaning. I figure one valve before the injector would make this much easier (plus I don't have room there for additional fittings). I'm putting this out here, as I don't know...
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    New Automatic Chlorinator for Rental Pool

    I'm thinking of installing a valve before the injector. Please look at these and share your comments. http://www.ebay.com/itm/First-rate-Much-New-1-4-Mini-Brass-Ball-Valve-Solid-Chrome-Plated-NPT-HFUS-/171917530411?hash=item280715552b chrome plated brass...
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    A Bicarb Start-up guide for TFP members

    I used Google to come up with 10.02#. What about the sequesters?
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    A Bicarb Start-up guide for TFP members

    Thank you for that information. I was concerned when I read 10.02#/gallon on the Internet. So it looks like I want to keep them as close to 20 gallons as possible. Can you recommend a sequester product? Sequesters seem to need low pH and TA, according to their directions. How does this work...
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    New Automatic Chlorinator for Rental Pool

    I've got a 1/4-18NPT (National Pipe Thread) tap, which is American standard pipe thread, but the link you gave me is for a 1/4-20NC (National Course) tap which is used for nuts and bolts rather than pipes. The installation manual calls for pipe thread. Please let me know if I am mistaken. Here...
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    A Bicarb Start-up guide for TFP members

    I tend to agree with what you are saying, so I plan on waiting before filling the pool. I'll run your test by the contractor, just to make sure the warranty won't be voided. When you say Startup Tech generally works well, is it something you'd recommend for a plain white plaster pool? What...
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    New Automatic Chlorinator for Rental Pool

    I will tap it into the bottom of that horizontal coupling. Maybe I'll also add insulation around it for better protection. What is the best way to lower the water level below that pipe, so it doesn't leak when I am drilling and tapping? What size drill and tap are needed for the 45MHP2?
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    A Bicarb Start-up guide for TFP members

    I passed those guidelines along to them, already. The owner called me and told me he is very familiar with the OnBalance program and said it was written by people who haven't had experience as plasterers, whereas his company has been plastering since the 1950s. We went through all the...