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    A renter with a pool!

    My pool (SWG) likes to stay at around 7.7-7.8 so that’s where I leave it. I don’t know that I’d let it stay as high 8.0. Has the pool been plastered anytime in the past few years?
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    A renter with a pool!

    Have y’all had the crazy rain down in BR that we’ve been getting up here in Alabama? We’re already 22” above average for the year and it’s made my life as the family pool man aggravating. SWG is already going to keep your PH closer to 8, but lots of rain can drive it north too. And if you’re...
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    Switching from SWG to Chlorine ready to start up!

    I’m curious why the switch to straight chlorine? Plenty of people go from chlorine to SWCG but I don’t know that I’ve encountered anyone doing the opposite except for when their cell or control bites the dust. If you’ve already invested in a SWCG and it works, it makes little fiscal sense to...
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    Liquid chlorine prices up?

    They typically print it somewhere on the “neck” or tapered part of the bottle. Sometimes it can be quite worn so you may have to look closely.
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    PoolMath - Logs Don't Show Eastern Standard Time

    I came here to post about this same issue and found this thread. What’s the IDE and language the app is built with?
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    Motor cleanup

    I’ve never cleaned the armature but I had an old pump that had some corrosion and surface rust on the shaft, and I happened to have some extra fine emery cloth on hand...it had the metal looking good as new and it remained that way for the rest of the motor’s service life.
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    PSA : Check your Reagent Expire Dates

    That’s a nifty little resource, thanks! “Note: R-0718 will stain skin.” Boy does it ever!
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    PSA : Check your Reagent Expire Dates

    If anything it would be the CYA reagent. It’s the most stable of all of them.
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    Keeping adding chlorine according to Pool Math but can't reach SLAM level

    Sometimes if I've been bad about adhering to my cleaning schedule and there's a bunch of debris on the bottom (usually in the late fall or early spring), my robot will only get about 2/3 of the bottom clean and just will not pick up anything else. Unless we're talking very fine debris and...
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    Keeping adding chlorine according to Pool Math but can't reach SLAM level

    FYI, I’ve run our Tiger Shark several times with FC north of 25 ppm without any worries. It’s really not a high enough concentration for that short of exposure time to have any negative effect on the polymers and metals in the robot (think about all the plastics and metals in your pool’s...
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    Pool Pole Time

    Have heard nothing but good things about the Protuff. I plan on buying one this summer as my traditional friction-lock aluminum pole is quickly reaching the end of its life. I’ve only read one account of someone needing to use the lifetime replacement warranty and it was apparently a quick and...
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    Cloudy water, help!

    Yes, both Home Depots near me got 720 cases each of the 3x HDX pool bleach about a week ago. I can’t imagine we’re the only ones deemed worthy by the powers that be ;). They also had a good bit of stock left over from a March shipment. Walmart has a good bit but I’ve found they don’t segregate...
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    Hayward Goldline Aqua Rite not generating.

    Ok, I have no doubt you’ve got salt in the pool. FYI though, those salt strips can be all over the place. I really like the Taylor K-1766 test kit.
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    Keeping adding chlorine according to Pool Math but can't reach SLAM level

    How confident are you in the pool volume you’ve entered into the app?
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    Hayward Goldline Aqua Rite not generating.

    Oh also, you may not have seen my question about your salinity levels and whether you added salt yet. Have you manually tested your salinity, and have you added any salt this year?
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    Hayward Goldline Aqua Rite not generating.

    Ok. I was going to say maybe you didn’t notice chlorine being generated because it was getting consumed so quickly, but I’d expect to see CC levels present if that was the case. Solely based on my personal experience with the AquaRite, it seems unlikely that you’d have a chlorine production...
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    Keeping adding chlorine according to Pool Math but can't reach SLAM level

    Sarah, If you haven’t yet (or if it’s been a while) I recommend reading up on the SLAM process here. Second, it’s really best to use plain liquid chlorine bleach. Save your money and don’t buy the Cal-Hypo. It’s comparatively expensive, can be a pain to use, and worst of all, the more you use...
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    Hayward Goldline Aqua Rite not generating.

    Regarding your units: starting with your toggle switch in the “auto” position, push the diagnostics button to get to the temperature display. Then flip the switch to “superchlorinate” and immediately back to “auto.” You should see the unit of measure change. Wait 30 seconds for the screen to go...
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    NaCl Upward Drift?

    Ok, I figured it would raise it some, I had no idea it was almost to the same degree as pure sodium chloride. Thanks, @JamesW!
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    NaCl Upward Drift?

    Yes, this is why I noted that the manual test reflected the same change as the SWG. While the SWG doesn’t necessary display an accurate level, in my experience (at least with my Hayward unit) they accurately reflect the relative changes in NaCl level. Barring expected variables (adding salt or...
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    NaCl Upward Drift?

    I started my opening process about a month ago. After the rainiest winter on record, my salt levels (along with CYA and CH) were rock bottom. I got the salt up to 3000 ppm, and left it there. Well in the month since, we’ve had two rain events of 5”+ (each) that have required me to pump out...
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    Issues with PoolMath app

    Awesome. That was very quiet indeed 😉
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    Issues with PoolMath app

    I came across this post because I searched for “app update.” While I’m not having issues with my CSI calculation, I did notice that my recommended/ideal ranges for just about everything seem rather dramatically different. For example, my CH recommended range used to say 220-450. With the update...
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    Liquid chlorine prices up?

    Only reason I knew it was low was because I tested it! 1600 ppm. I’ll add one bag first just to benchmark it and then go from there.
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    Liquid chlorine prices up?

    I had a little algae crop up with our first warm-up of the season while we were gone at Disney World (turns out the GFI that the SWG was plugged into had tripped). So I set out to find bleach in the midst of The Great Bleach Shortage of 2020. While stores were cleaned out of the regular stuff...
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    Noisy motor and turbulent leaky filter

    There is movement under the lid, just hard to see because it’s become clouded with time. Pressure at the returns does not seem noticeably weaker. I’m going to pull the motor off tomorrow and take a look at the impeller and shaft.
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    Noisy motor and turbulent leaky filter

    @Jimrahbe or @JamesW any ideas?
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    Noisy motor and turbulent leaky filter

    Everything was fine when I was out by the pool earlier, then just a while ago I was in my driveway cleaning up leaves when I realize I could hear my dual speed pump...I can never hear it on low unless I’m standing right next to it. I walked out back and it was making an awful sound. Shut it off...
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    No pump for a week. This is what my pool looks like.

    Added bleach when needed (in front of garden hose to prevent it from dropping straight to bottom), followed by a good vigorous brushing. Brushed once a day (even missed an entire day), ran the robot every other day, and kept the leaves, bugs and junk skimmed as much as possible. That’s about it...
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    No pump for a week. This is what my pool looks like.

    Indeed. Definitely missing my skimmer for all these annoying bugs and the dirt, but no need to run it any longer than necessary for the SWG to do its thing.