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  1. Van G

    Water Boatman - Algae or Dog Hair?

    Maybe I’ll put some of them in bottles of Ellsinore and take them back for free beer, eh!
  2. Van G

    Water Boatman - Algae or Dog Hair?

    Appreciate the advice. Just noticed my neighbours pool has them as well. Guess there usual water spots dried up with this heat. Caught a dozen with net and gave them the squish.
  3. Van G

    Water Boatman - Algae or Dog Hair?

    I brushed all surfaces extremely well and have robot vac on long cycle and will keep pump on over night. I also added another 1L of bleach to bring FC up to 7. Do I need to hookup the hose and manual vac? Should I put cover on over night?
  4. Van G

    Water Boatman - Algae or Dog Hair?

    Had these guys show up lately as we are in a heat wave (for Ontario). Our water is clear and my FC has never dropped close to zero. Current Test FC 4 CC .5 PH 7.6 TA 60 CYA 50 Salt 1800 Temp 83 Added to take CYA to 60 and PH to 7.4 Water has gone a little murky after heavy use but quickly...
  5. Van G

    Paramont UltraClear to help SWG?

    Will do. Out of curiosity in doing the math -> what are the equations to calculate salt ppm and cell amp? And lbs of chlorine gas for pool volume?
  6. Van G

    Paramont UltraClear to help SWG?

    CYA is 60 but I do not run 24 hrs a day. Right now I run 14 hrs. Is the solution to raise salt level to a certain PPM based on Cell Amperage, Pool Volume, and Pump run time? So start with desired FC, then how much gas I need produced each day? Is there a scale showing how much chlorine a...
  7. Van G

    Paramont UltraClear to help SWG?

    Cell Amp = 4.1 x .18 = .738 What does that number represent? Lbs of chlorine gas/day And how does it factor in hours the cell is generating each day?
  8. Van G

    Paramont UltraClear to help SWG?

    I’ll look at manual for upper limit. Currently 1900 PPM - Aiming for 1800. Previous season I was running at 1200.
  9. Van G

    Cartridge Filter Drain vs. Cleaning

    We go pretty long for Canada, eh! Open March and close November/December. Filters go in clean on season open. Clean again after pollen is done. I use skimmer socks year round. I could go until season end based on filter pressure but to me it seems odd having my clean water go past all that...
  10. Van G

    Paramont UltraClear to help SWG?

    Thanks for the links - that crosses this off my list. Back to figuring out how to get AQR-15 working for our pool! Currently running pump 14 hrs a day and adding a L of 12% bleach every other day or when we have more people in the pool - which is 10 or less these days :) For reference, Salt is...
  11. Van G

    Cartridge Filter Drain vs. Cleaning

    I realize it won't clean the filters but thought it would be good to drain the dirty water in between cleaning? Would this ball valve be appropriate to swap with drain plug? Hayward SP0729
  12. Van G

    Paramont UltraClear to help SWG?

    Our AquaRite Low Salt SWG struggles to keep our pool at 4 FC with our heavy use and hot temps, even with 14 hr pump run time. We keep our pool very clean, use filter socks, and service the equipment appropriately. Paramount UltraClear (Ozone and UV) claims to reduce chlorine needs by 80%...
  13. Van G

    Cartridge Filter Drain vs. Cleaning

    I know my cartrdige's are fairly clean and pressure is really low but when I do clean the cartridges, the water in the filter rez is pretty dirty. Wondering if the filter is isolated with valves, would it be useful to simply drain the filter rez (open pressure valved on top and drain on...
  14. Van G

    Real World for Dolphin Clever Clean Mapping

    My guess is the alogrithim creates a best guess scenario on coverage and time spent, making turns and direction changes to fulfill the best guess. There isn't any mapping or memory. I use pleated filters in Aqua Vac QC.
  15. Van G

    Murky/Cloudy Water 4 Days After Slam

    Touch Down! Thanks for the help.
  16. Van G

    Murky/Cloudy Water 4 Days After Slam

    Clear, but not crystal clear...
  17. Van G

    Real World for Dolphin Clever Clean Mapping

    Nice although the medallion is incredibly undersized. Must be one of those participation awards that all the kids get these days.
  18. Van G

    Real World for Dolphin Clever Clean Mapping

    If it was able to map/navigate it would know how to tackle features in addition to finishing faster knowing what areas it's cleaned. Similar to robot vac like RoboRock S6 (although that is 2D). I will stick with what I have and hope for next year :)
  19. Van G

    Real World for Dolphin Clever Clean Mapping

    Currently using a Hayward Aqua Vac QC and it does a decent job but the short coming is navigation of the pool -> first world problems! Wondering if anyone is using the new Dolphins with Clever Clean? Does it actually map the pool and able to clean features like stairs, benches, sun ledge, etc...
  20. Van G

    What's your current pool temp?

    Buckle your seat belts - with 2 days of sun we're passing through 45! Firing up the hot tub tonight and will venture in for a few polar plunges.
  21. Van G

    Murky/Cloudy Water 4 Days After Slam

    I'll go back and read the SLAM tutorial again, but do I need to pass OCLT after water is clear? I'm assuming I would pass it every night from here on in?
  22. Van G

    Murky/Cloudy Water 4 Days After Slam

    Wait, what? We can use the hot tub at 20 ppm FC? What have I been waiting for!
  23. Van G

    Murky/Cloudy Water 4 Days After Slam

    Dang! Will ramp up again....
  24. Van G

    Murky/Cloudy Water 4 Days After Slam

    I passed OCLT on Saturday and am eagerly awaiting FC to drop below 10 so I can touch up the other levels and do some polar plunges w/ hot tub relief... Water is getting clearer but still not crystal clear. I followed SLAM to a T and continue to skim and vac. Pump is running 5 hrs a day to help...
  25. Van G

    Anyone opening early?

    Just passed OCLT and hovering at a gorgeous 42. Water isn’t crystal clear yet?
  26. Van G

    What's your current pool temp?

    I don’t want to make people jealous but just passed OCLT and waiting for FC to drop under 10 so we can enjoy a luxurious 42!
  27. Van G

    Anyone opening early?

    I can hear the gas line hissing from here uxbridgechris. I didn't cover this year and will open the system on Monday. I've skimmed out all the Crud and dumped in the first round of chlorine with sub-pump circulating. Will run robot vac a few times tomorrow while scrubbing and managing chlorine...
  28. Van G

    Venting Hayward NG Heater

    I've already got the Indoor Pos. Pressure Horizontal 8" Vent Adapter Kit (H350FD - UHXPOSHZ13501) installed and temp venting to take exhaust outside the shed while doors are off. Calls for AL29‐4C which is single wall special gas vent (stainless steel). If using HeatFab EZ Seal I need: 9814...
  29. Van G

    Venting Hayward NG Heater

    Different options to vent the H heater - 8" - I think it's stainless steel B vent
  30. Van G

    Venting Hayward NG Heater

    I built a small shed around my equipment last year and will finish with doors this spring which means I need to vent heater. I have the H-Series NG 350K BTU Heater converted with the Heat Fab EZ Seal 8” kit but need some straights , elbow, and horiz wall penetration. This stuff is crazy...