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    Jandy aquapure 1400 dead after less than 4 years

    I am somewhat disappointed. I have zealously maintained my chemistry since we built the pool but it looks like my salt cell is dead. The cell has never needed cleaning for calcium buildup, my CSI is always slightly negative yet the three plates connected to the power connections have all gone...
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    Yes the hairnets go inside the basket. If you put them outside they'll probably end up in your pump basket.
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    Jandy lights failing yearly

    I have 4 of the Jandy nicheless LED lights in my pool that was finished in September 2015. They (Jandy) have just replaced all 4 as a set for the sixth time (yes I do mean 6)! The fault in each case was color drift - ie the blue became gradually more green and then the light output gradually...
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    Muratic acid storage

    It's getting cold in Texas for the next few days. The pool pump system will take care of itself with it's freeze protection but I'm starting to worry about the tank of acid and stenner pump that live outside. The tank holds about 10 gallons of a 20% mix of 20 baume muriatic acid and water. If...
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    Finally Filling the new pool up

    I love your tiles for the waterline and spotters!
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    Installed my new (to me) Stenner pump for acid injection and wired it into the Aqualink for control. Got sunburnt too...
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    Mark swimming lane

    I don't see why 1" tiles set in the bottom of the pool would be an issue. I had a custom mosaic put in the bottom of my pool using 1" tiles. Whilst it is a solid mass of tiles that is cut to shape, there are some that are exposed to the plaster on 3 sides. The tile and coping guys set them in...
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    Pentair SAM light and GFCI tripping

    I'd suspect the GFCI is faulty. If you're comfortable with working on electrics, turn the GFCI off, prove that its output is dead and then disconnect the outgoing connection to the transformer. Then turn the GFCI back on and see if it trips again. If it doesn't repeat the exercise with the next...
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    I made a pool logger

    As a salt cell user FC loss isn't as interesting to me, pH and acid consumption is more my thing. That would need an extra field to record acid dosing though...
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    Leak expert is as baffled as I am.

    Only thing that occurs to me is that there could be a leak in the skimmer plumbing that is above the pool water level. ie at the equipment pad where it comes out of the ground. When the skimmer is running this pipe will be full of water and so could leak if the flow was low. But, this would...
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    Leak expert is as baffled as I am.

    Have you got separate skimmer and main drain lines all the way to your equipment pad?
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    I made a pool logger

    That was going to be one of my requests!
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    How to set VSP pump speed schedule in iAqualink?

    So the iAqualink system (well more the Aqualink) has a few quirks to understand to make the scheduling work. I initially configured some "one touch" functions to turn on my filter pump output and then select the speed. These worked fine from the iAqualink app and web site, but the scheduler...
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    New Pool - Southern New Jersey

    All the electrical runs were included in our price. The distance estimates were put in at the start and there was never any suggestion that if they were wrong (ie the PB sales guy measured them wrong) that we would have to make up the difference. I'd take it up with the PB and see what they can do.
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    I made a pool logger

    Also, whilst the features are creeping in... It would be useful to be able to enter past history - ie the previous few years data. I have several pads with the results diligently recorded that I intend to put into excel.
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    I made a pool logger

    I record rainfall as well - helps me keep an eye on how much wash out is occurring. This would be a good optional measurement.
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    Jandy Nicheless LED lights

    I don't have one of those or any specific mechanism to bond the water - is one needed when you have low voltage LED lights? I do have a heater permanently in the water circuit, does that negates the requirement?
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    Another O/B in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada (with completed photos and costs!)

    Re: Another O/B in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada That pool looks fantastic. Love the clean & sharp lines!
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    Jandy Nicheless LED lights

    Having watched the PB replace one of the lights, pulling the cable out and then fitting the new one wasn't that difficult. If you wanted to service just the light it wouldn't be too difficult to pull enough out to work on it and feed it back in once you've finished.
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    Jandy Nicheless LED lights

    I have 4 of the Savi nicheless led lights in my pool that is about 9 months old (3 in the pool and 1 in the spa). 3 of these lights have been replaced because the colour match between lights drifted. The symptom I observed is that one of the lights would be illuminating the area in a green/blue...
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    Robot Cleaner - Top Load Basket vs. Bottom Load Filter

    I've had my Polaris 9350 for 9 months now and I feel it does a pretty good job. It has a top loading basket that is pretty easy to keep clean and it is fairly effective at cleaning the water line. If it failed tomorrow I'd buy another, but I would upgrade to a 4 wheel drive version because...
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    #8 copper bonding wire in equipment pad: is stranded ok?

    My equipment pad (built last year) has rebar in it but there was no bonding to the pool or the equipment located on it. The equipment is bonded using solid copper wire to the pool and decking around it though. It passed inspection. (Houston, Texas)
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    CYA going missing

    We've had a lot of rain in the Houston area lately and my pool has stayed pretty much balanced. But my CYA seems to be very susceptible to being lost. We've had slightly under 5 inches of rain this week, and I'm guessing I only lost 3 inches or so of water (based on pool levels and normal...
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    Time to replace pool cleaner.

    I really like my robot cleaner. I think the model number is Polaris 9350. Doesn't need the pump running to make it work either.
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    Door alarms for city code inspection

    He measured it from the glass to the edge of the coping. PB has been informed and I'm waiting for their response.
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    Door alarms for city code inspection

    So I fitted these alarms to my doors - Defiant model number DE602 - The inspector paid little attention to them but saw that they were present and witnessed their operation. Unfortunately he found that the spa was 1"...
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    Door alarms for city code inspection

    I was asking specifically about doors from the house that lead to the area adjacent to the pool. I've rung several numbers for Pearland city but not found a human that I can talk to regarding this - too many automated phone systems these days!
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    Door alarms for city code inspection

    No recommendations on the city web site and the past posts I've read are inconclusive. Reading between the lines I suspect the ineffective device would be acceptable. I'll try and ring the city tomorrow and get some advice which I'll post here if its constructive.
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    Stone sealing - Split face & coping

    Re: Stone sealing - Split face & coping Thanks for the tip and the pointer to your thread. I used the stonetech salt water sealer mainly becasue I could get hold of it that weekend. It's made the water bead nicely on the coping - I guess this will be a good indicator of when to re-apply the...
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    Door alarms for city code inspection

    So the pool is finished and it's time for the city (Pearland, TX) to perform the final inspection. One requirement is for an alarm on any door that permits access to pool area to alert the homeowner. My understanding is that to comply with the code the alarm shoudl sound for a minimum of 30...