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  1. EmmaApp

    Starting out on a renovation

    Our 17-yr old pool in NW Houston was not looked after well by previous owners and is in serious need of renovation. But I didn't realize it was going to involve so many decisions! The advice from TFP has been invaluable to us over the last three years and now I'm hoping you can come through and...
  2. EmmaApp

    Jandy Pro Series JXi Gas-fired Pool and Spa Heater 400btu - VersaFlo error

    Thanks... it kinda worked I turned the pool into service mode, made sure the heater was off, went through the options and selected bypass mode "enabled", then got everything fired up again. The heater came on! But no heat. Within 5-mins it wasn't working again and I haven't been able to...
  3. EmmaApp

    Jandy Pro Series JXi Gas-fired Pool and Spa Heater 400btu - VersaFlo error

    Thanks I've contacted the installer, but was hoping to be in the pool over the weekend so wanted to come up with a solution myself. The error is displayed on the heater - the automation doesn't know anything is wrong. I'm posting a couple of photos of the error message. There's no ignition...
  4. EmmaApp

    Jandy Pro Series JXi Gas-fired Pool and Spa Heater 400btu - VersaFlo error

    Hi folks We got a new heater installed just over a week ago and have had some very pleasant evenings. However, we had an ignition error on Thursday (I managed to fix that) Now, we have a "check VersaFlo" fault. We've had issues with air in the tank/system, so I bled that. The filters were...
  5. EmmaApp

    Black/grey shadow on porous rocks above water line

    Do you use it at/near the waterline? I'm leery of using anything that would add unfavorable ingredients to the pool
  6. EmmaApp

    Liquid Chlorine

    Get the pool math app.... It's been invaluable for me.
  7. EmmaApp

    Black/grey shadow on porous rocks above water line

    in regards to this product, what are the ingredients? It says "No Bleach" but I thought Bleach was the be-all-and-end-all of pool cleaning.
  8. EmmaApp

    Black/grey shadow on porous rocks above water line

    It would probably fail the OCLT (just a guess). We've had problems before and just poured the bleach over the rocks, but this time it's not budging. I have a love/hate relationship with our pool. It's 17-yrs-old and we inherited it 2 years ago. It wasn't well maintained and there's HUGE...
  9. EmmaApp

    How cold of water will you swim in?

    Lol in Houston we're considering end of season with ambient air of 88 and pool temp 83. The beginning of the season we tolerate cooler temps, then get spoiled during the summer. If we were more active, like the kids, we'd probably tolerate cooler temps. I'll probably go to 78 if I have to with...
  10. EmmaApp

    Black/grey shadow on porous rocks above water line

    HI Not sure if it's "black algae"... We have a blackish shadow on porous rocks above the waterline, but I think it's affecting the FC/CC levels. I did a SLAM ending in an OCLT of 0.6ppm and CC of 0. The brand new jandy SWCG is set at 50% and is "maintaining" FC at 7 (I'm deliberately...
  11. EmmaApp

    Jandy Aquapure 1400 - R.I.P.

    Thanks, I was just looking at the IC40 thinking it might be a good option - then realized I'd have to buy a power pack with it.
  12. EmmaApp

    Jandy Aquapure 1400 - R.I.P.

    Our Jandy SWCG appears to have completely given up the ghost. Following a thorough cleaning and 24-hours on 100% I've tested the water by loosening up the return connection to the cell and the FC is 0.4 - also 0.4 in the pool. The cell is about 5 years old. I put a couple of gallons of bleach...
  13. EmmaApp

    Jandy Aquapure Pro Series question

    Water looks perfect. But I'll do the OCLT and see what's happening. Thanks
  14. EmmaApp

    Jandy Aquapure Pro Series question

    No warning lights, just low chlorine production despite cleaning it. It's at 50% at the moment and barely keeping FC above 1.5. FC 1.8 CC 0 CYA 60 pH 7.8 TA 70 CH 350 Salt 3400ppm We're in Texas, so I know some of the chlorine can be lost to sunlight, but last year, the highest I had to run...
  15. EmmaApp

    Jandy Aquapure Pro Series question

    Our Jandy SWCG is starting to fail. Do we have to replace the whole thing or is there a replacement part we can purchase for a cheaper price?
  16. EmmaApp

    Sand stone sealant DIY

    Also Silicone or Water-Based???
  17. EmmaApp

    Sand stone sealant DIY

    We bought a house with a pool a couple of years ago. The (Texas) sand stone that makes up all of the visible coping and water features is really soft and porous and erroding away. It was (apparently) sealed the year we moved in, but I doubt it. We have constant sand in our pool from stone...
  18. EmmaApp

    Code Question for Austin, TX Owners - Pool in 100yr Floodplain?

    I don't have much of an answer for you... My husband works for Harris County (Houston) in their roads and bridges dept. He thinks that they would allow it in HC, as long as you get it properly permitted. Reputable pool builders in your area may have a better answer for you.
  19. EmmaApp

    Best place for filters

    This is our first time ordering replacement filters for our Pentair Clean and Clear Cartridge filter. I've seen prices ranging from $140 (+S&H) to $300+ Are there any recommended suppliers or anywhere to stay away from? Also, what should I be looking for in terms of brand, type, filter...
  20. EmmaApp

    High Salt

    No error readings that I can see. Thanks. Due some rain tonight. :-)
  21. EmmaApp

    High Salt

    Darn-it! I go out of town for a weekend and EVERYTHING goes to heck! Why oh why do people mess with my pool?! I thought I'd trained my husband well-enough to not touch anything! He decided to clean the filter (which we've done ourself for the last 2 years), but this time he had to contend with...
  22. EmmaApp

    Pentair Intelliflow VS pump "offline" on iAqualink

    I FIXED IT!!!!!!!! Somehow the VSP setup got changed. Through intensive internet searching, I realized that "ePump" referrs to Jandy models... when I changed it to Intelliflow VS, it kicked everything back into gear. Phew! $$$ saved!
  23. EmmaApp

    Pentair Intelliflow VS pump "offline" on iAqualink

    I disconnected everything. All looking good (as expected for a new-ish pump). I called Pentair - "not our problem" I called Jandy - "you need a tech visit" (starting $105). Is there no way we can problem-solve this ourselves? help...?
  24. EmmaApp

    Pentair Intelliflow VS pump "offline" on iAqualink

    Thanks - I'll give that a try. Yes, we are able to use the control panel on the pump and it used to say "display not active". I'll update after I've completed your suggested steps.
  25. EmmaApp

    Pentair Intelliflow VS pump "offline" on iAqualink

    The wall unit is set to "Auto" and in "pool mode"
  26. EmmaApp

    Pentair Intelliflow VS pump "offline" on iAqualink

    We had some pumping issues at the weekend and my Husband pressed a lot of buttons. Now we can't control the Pentair VS Pump with the iAqualink. It's set to "schedule" but only runs when you press one of the 4 speed setting on the pump itsself. What has he done? We can still operate the water...
  27. EmmaApp

    Deteriorating coping

  28. EmmaApp

    Deteriorating coping

    Hello wonderful TFP family! Firstly, let me say - I wouldn't be the proud owner of a 24,000 gallon pristine pool without y'all.... If I hadn't found this site last year when we bought this house, I would probably be cowering in a dark corner, bottle of cheap vodka in hand, crying over the...
  29. EmmaApp

    Coping sealed?

    We need the stones/coping to be sealed or preserved to last a little longer. Any ideas??
  30. EmmaApp

    New Pool Build Thread in Cypress TX (NW Houston)

    Chiming-in from Stonegate. We have cartridge filter, overflow drain under coping, and auto-refill (which I doubt works). During Harvey we did exactly what Suz did. We got the water level down about 6 inches before the rain really started.