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    Trouble with FC levels/SWG

    They are pretty shallow. Maybe 9 inches of water. I would think having the river rock should disperse it a bit, but I could be wrong. Definitely something I need to keep a better eye on.
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    Trouble with FC levels/SWG

    Think I found the culprit. Was cleaning today and moved the river rocks in our water bowls around. Poof! Clouds of debris came out. I took them all out, cleaned them with a bleach solution, cleaned the bowls and will see what happens now. I also adjusted my program to run them four times per day...
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    Trouble with FC levels/SWG

    Yes to both. SWG is at 0% and I've been brushing in the morning and the evening.
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    Trouble with FC levels/SWG

    Thanks! Is it safe to use the robot to help with cleaning during a SLAM? Figure it is as long as I take it out when it’s done?
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    Trouble with FC levels/SWG

    So I ended up starting a SLAM Saturday evening as the pool lost 3.5 of FC in a few hours before I could even get to the OCLT. I saw what I needed to see at that point and went for it. Its been going pretty well so far. I initially started at an FC of 24 but stepped it up to 28 when I retested my...
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    Trouble with FC levels/SWG

    Yes. No flow rate issues.
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    Trouble with FC levels/SWG

    I will run an OCLT tonight. Wouldn't I see some evidence of organics in CC readings? They've consistently been at 0.
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    Trouble with FC levels/SWG

    FC 4.2 CC 0.0 pH 7.6 TA 70 CH 310 CYA 60 CSI -0.33 Salt 3200 Temp 78 47% for 10.5 hrs (3.5 ppm/day as I posted before)
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    Trouble with FC levels/SWG

    Over the past few weeks I’ve been dealing with an issue with keeping my FC levels consistent. During the summer, I had no issues keeping our FC ~7.5 with a setting that added ~2.0 per day. This was with > 90 degree temps, direct sun, and almost daily rainstorms here in Central FL. However, for...
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    Liquid Stabilizer

    No au No auto fill and no sign of a leak. Have to add an inch of water maybe every two weeks if we don’t get normal rains, but would think that’s pretty typical evaporation.
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    Liquid Stabilizer

    I’ve been using liquid stabilizer for most of the past six months since our pool was completed. I’m perhaps the least patient person in the world, so have found it much easier and have been willing to stomach the increased cost. That said, I’m trying to get a sense for how much addition is...
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    Water Bowl Run Time

    After six months of waiting that included three re-makes until our builder got them right, we’ve finally got our water bowls installed. My question now is how often does everyone run theirs daily? Trying to balance not running too often and increase pH with not letting the water get stagnant...
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    Scale Under Spillover

    Just wanted to share that while I’ve not been able to address this myself yet, I did approach the builder about it. They sent a tech out to clean it up, who suggested we just use Jack’s Magic Purple Stuff and it won’t happen anymore. I think I know the answer to this, but that’s a complete cop...
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    Scale Under Spillover

    Sounds doable. Any suggestions on the dilution for the acid spray?
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    Scale Under Spillover

    That makes sense. Based upon the way our project went, I highly doubt the builder sealed the grout, so I’m sure that’s what it is. I think I can figure out how to do that. How would you suggest removing the scale before I seal it? Don’t want to seal the scale in.
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    Scale Under Spillover

    Hey all. I’ve been dealing with what I assume is scale buildup under our granite spillover for a while now. I had the builder clean it up about a month ago when they fixed the grout line, but it is back with a vengeance. Any ideas on how to clean it up and maybe prevent it from recurring? My CSI...
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    Removing Jets

    I’ve tried unscrewing, but haven’t had any luck. I’ll try it again and see if I can get it loose. I unfortunately don’t know what brand the pool builder used.
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    Removing Jets

    Is there a trick to removing the jet assemblies like the one pictured below? I think there’s some construction debris or plaster in the pipe behind it and want to remove it to see if I can flush it out. I’ve tried unscrewing it and that doesn’t seem to be the answer. (No, I don’t drain the spa...
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    Heater Bypass

    Is there any risk or downside in bypassing the heater (either entirely or partially) other than when it is being used? Given how restrictive it is, i figured it’d be nice to let the pump work a little easier if it’s not going to hurt anything. The pump’s power usage with it even 50% bypassed is...
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    Is this much acid demand normal?

    Hi all. Wanted to get your opinions on how much acid my pool is taking to keep the pH in line. I’ve had to add 2 gallons over the past month, or about a cup a day. With each addition I take it to 7.6. The pool is new, with the plaster done in late March. The only material aeration it gets is via...
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    Final Inspection & TDH

    Isn't the 15.49 inclusive of the components? That's how I read the calculator, but perhaps I'm off base... Total Piping of 0.66 + Components of 13.83 + Piping Elbows/Tees of 1 = 15.49 TDH
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    Final Inspection & TDH

    It looks like the Pentair TDH Calculator printout I attached shows 15.49 ft of TDH at 36 GPM (0.33 ft inlet piping + 0.33 ft discharge piping + 14.83 ft from components & piping elbows/tees). Is there something missing there? It doesn't show it all full speed, and I assume the Pentair calculator...
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    Final Inspection & TDH

    Thanks, @JamesW! Looks like our system is about 2x more restrictive than the design based upon the above. I would assume this won't pass inspection and the builder will be forced to address it somehow, but who knows. Either way, I'm certainly not happy as it would seem my pump is having to work...
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    Final Inspection & TDH

    I was able to find a TDH calculation on INYO's website of (vacuum inHg x 1.13) + (PSI x 2.31). It looks like it is very different at the 36 GPM flow rate than what it should be per the permit docs. Using the 35 GPM readings above, we'd be at 29.98, which is about double the estimated 15.49...
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    Final Inspection & TDH

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    Final Inspection & TDH

    So I've yet to get a clear explanation from them, but I had the chance to dig into the permit documents and do some pump speed/PSI tests this morning. There is a gauge on the pump measuring the vacuum (I believe its required for inspection and will be replaced with the drain plug after passing)...
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    Final Inspection & TDH

    Thanks, @JamesW. He’s coming back early next week, so I’ll see if he can explain things a little better. Should I be pushing back against the idea of putting restrictors in returns? I really don’t want to make the system less efficient intentionally when things seem to be working just fine.
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    Final Inspection & TDH

    My builder was out yesterday to prepare the pool for final inspection with the county. I was at work, and the only reason I noticed was that I happened to open the ScreenLogic app and saw a max pressure warning from the pump because it was running at near full speed. I called him and he let me...