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    Calcium Hardness

    Thanks - I saw CH should be 350 on the water balance page -- wasn't sure if I needed to raise it.
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    Calcium Hardness

    Weather permitting, I'm going to install the SWG this weekend. CYA is at 50 -- CH is at 225. Do I need to raise this?
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    How do the robots know?

    I watched it run straight for a blade of grass, hit the brakes, backup and go another way only to suck up a frog that didn't make it.
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    How do the robots know?

    I've had my Dolphin Acitve 20 in the pool since Tuesday. Early in the morning, I watch it go with childlike wonder. I have a question that I can't find the answer to -- Does it "map" out the pool and "know" when it's covered everything or does it just go willy nilly (scientific term) for a...
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    Robot use/schedule

    I think so. Either they tell me or I'm going to take it apart and find out for myself. :) My Circupool swg will be here today.
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    Robot use/schedule

    It's amazing how little information about these gadgets there is. Does the robot "learn" the pool layout, like our Roomba, or does it just randomly run around for a couple hours?
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    Robot use/schedule

    Nice. Does your require another button press to start the robot? I have a large power button to make it go.
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    Robot use/schedule

    Active 20. I don't need automation -- at least I don't think I do. :)
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    Robot use/schedule

    They one I bought doesn't have automation mode. I think making a little flap to cover it will be fine and won't look bad.
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    Robot use/schedule

    My only issue is the flashing LEDs when it's scheduled. We have three sets of french doors leading out to our pool -- lots of windows. Ultimately, I'm going to have an outlet installed in the ceiling and mount the box on the wall to keep it out of the elements and easy to access. The LEDs...
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    Robot use/schedule

    Less garbage in the biggun filter, too.
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    Robot use/schedule

    The basket has the screens -- Pleated came with.
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    Robot use/schedule

    New one came in today -- running like a champ. Climbing walls and breaking Barracuda hearts. Question -- do you recommend the filters installed or using the mesh? Our pool is enclosed. Not much in the way of leaves, etc. Sand, etc, mostly.
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    How long before I know SWG is working?

    Good morning, I just ordered my SWG. Should be here by the end of the week -- maybe early next week. How long before I know it's working - when transitioning from liquid Cl to SWG?
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    Robot use/schedule

    I did -- shipped out today. Good news is Maytronic will send out as soon as FedEx scans it -- Prepaid shipping.
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    Robot use/schedule

    So -- DOA -- :) RMA time.
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    Robot use/schedule

    I had him unplug it and wait a few minutes -- plug it back in and power it up. Says it's not moving.
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    Robot use/schedule

    I'm not home now, either. :) Texting me questions. :)
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    Robot use/schedule

    The big power button is blinking.
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    Robot use/schedule

    Picked one up locally for my parents and put it in. Turned it on and it doesn't move. The manual is vague. Should it start right away? I didn't watch when I started mine last night.
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    Robot use/schedule

    It's in and running :)
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    Robot use/schedule

    Funny -- we have cats. I think they would be in danger, not the other way around.
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    Robot use/schedule

    I ended up buying a refurbed model at poolpartz.com I know some are not comfortable with buy refurbed "stuff". I used a card that extends the one yr warranty to two. https://www.poolpartz.com/dolphin-active-20-swivel I picked it up for 679.00 on sale sale. It's 749.00 today. Hopefully...
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    Robot use/schedule

    The honey website and plugin for your browser work differently. I use the plugin.
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    Robot use/schedule

    I bought the Active 20. Several people here have the same device (under different makes/models). I don't need bluetooth, nor wifi. I just want it to scrub and vac. Mine will be here tomorrow. I'll put it in tomorrow night when I get home. I use plugins like honey and invisible hand...
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    Heater for in ground spa

    We have a spa that spills over in the pool. Our propane heater leaked to death. I want to replace it. It was overkill for the spa, but not enough for the pool. I don't need the pool heated. It's maybe 300 gallons -- guess. Any recommendations on size or type? I like that gas will...
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    Robot use/schedule

    The Active 20 - Will be here Monday.
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    Robot use/schedule

    Should be here next week. (y)
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    Pulling the trigger on SWG -- seeking guidance -- again

    I had previously been looking at this: https://www.discountsaltpool.com/CircuPool-RJ-60-PLUS-Salt-Chlorine-Generator_p_233.html Seems solid based on reviews. On sale for 1200 ish. I have scrapped the plans for automation, now that I just ordered a robot. I only needed automation for valve...
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    Robot use/schedule

    Thanks for all the input. I'm going to order the Active 20 or one of its clones. I think it will do the trick with being able to automate it running a few times a week on its own. I'm also going to order the SWG and auto gear as well. I'm working my way toward zero-ish maintenance...