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  1. Randrx2

    Let's See Your Test Kit!

    If you cut the the little piece of foam in half, it will make your DPD powder bottle sit up higher. Also, the SpeedStir will fit standing up in that space you have it now. This gives you some more room for accessories, like the 10mL/25mL SampleSizer, which also fits standing up.
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    I hope someone reads this

    Yep, typical install. Skip to 32:05 to see the install of the bonding plate.
  3. Randrx2

    Jandy Valve Configuration

    Thanks. Alternatively, I could also just install two of the Jandy 2-port valves. I will probably just wait until these eventually break.
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    Jandy Valve Configuration

    I want to replace my 2 PVC ball valves I have for my water features with a Handy 3-port valve. I have never installed one of these valves. Can they be configured to allow the inlet port as shown to turn off (i.e. being able to rotate the valve all the way to the off position? I know I can...
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    no-see-ums-screen-effect-on-water-temp part 2 in FLORIDA mainly but other areas input are welcome also.

    I have a screen and my temp has been 88-89 for the past week (no heater on). Looking at some other temps of the other members in Florida, it looks like the screen drops the temp a couple of degrees.
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    40 Foot pool & S200

    Go here: Robotic Pool Cleaners - Maytronics Residential And look at the various comparison sheets they have. Here is the one for the residential line: https://marinapoolspaandpatio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Robotic-Cleaner-Comparisons-2020.pdf
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    40 Foot pool & S200

    Sounds like the 65' will work.
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    40 Foot pool & S200

    The S200 is great for cleaning (I have the Pentair version). It picks up all the little stuff I don't see. However, I wish I would have gotten the S300 for the programming of schedules and the cart.
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    Using rain water from roof for pool

    What is your roofing material? Shingles, metal, or tile? I know there is some concern with contaminants in roofing materials when people use the runoff for vegetable gardens. Usually, they let the water settle in barrels before using. Also, you may want to test the rain water runoff before...
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    40 Foot pool & S200

    The S200 has a 60' cord. If that is your pool in the pic and the receptacle is on the end of the house, it looks like it may work. Can you point out where in the picture the receptacle is? Also, based on where you are plugging the unit in, make a 60 ft. string/cord to mockup the cord on the...
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    What's happening with my pump? Making more noise every day.

    Hello. Welcome! That sounds like the bearings starting to go bad. Ask your landlord to fix because your neighbors are complaining about the noise.
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    almost 3 year old hayward pump dead?

    How low? Polarity does not matter on an AC capacitor.
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    almost 3 year old hayward pump dead?

    1. Verify you have correct voltage at the motor. 240V or 120V depending on how your motor is set up. 2. Verify the replacement capacitor is good. Check the uF with a meter that can read capacitance. Value should be real close to the value stamped on the side. Discharge the cap first! If...
  14. Randrx2

    New Owner Build in FL near Orlando

    Down the drain.
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    New Pool Owner looking for ideal settings for Florida

    You are right. I read your signature by mistake. I will amend my post.
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    New Pool Owner looking for ideal settings for Florida

    I came up with some different math. It looks like that unit produces 18g per hour, so 432g in 24 hours. That is 0.95 lbs per day. Plugging that into PoolMath for a 29,000 gallon pool gives your 1.3ppm FC at 100% for 8 hours. The recommendation is to typically get a SWG that is rated for...
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    Adding chlorine and acid daily

    "I asked to remove my post. I hijacked thread". Sidebar for my learning. The brochure for the Hayward T-Cell it produces chlorine as Trichlor. Is that correct?
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    Adding chlorine and acid daily

    Hello and welcome. Can you post a full round of test results? 2 cups (16 oz) of acid daily sounds high. And 2 cups (16oz) of chlorine daily also sounds high, especially with a SWG. How long are you running your SWG for?
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    Taylor k-2006 how long before I need to replace reagents

    I test weekly. We can get up to 3" of rain in an hour here in the summer. I buy the 16 oz. CYA bottle and it lasts me a year. I just saw they sell it by the gallon!
  20. Randrx2

    Pool water still cloudy after 8 days of SLAMing

    If you did not have the air issue before, then 99% of the time, it is something wrong with the new install. Try running a hose over all the suction sources above ground (piping, fittings, valves, etc.). Let the water run for a while to find the source. You can also put shaving creme on these...
  21. Randrx2

    Ok to brush before running pump?

    You should be brushing twice a day for the first 2 weeks. And then once a day for the following 2 weeks. Then you get to relax and brush once a week!
  22. Randrx2

    I kid you not ...

    We have those same rings. That's impressive the robot picks those up! I know after my son has friends over to always check the skimmer. I once pulled out like 4-5 toys in there (balls, trucks, dolls, etc.).
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    Bad install? Glass tile and coping

    If you are not happy with it now, you will not be happy with it later. The quality is not good. I would replace the both the chipped glass tiles and the coping tiles. Even I was able to cut glass tiles with a Dremel and not have them chip!
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    Possible Dead Intellichlor IC40

    You may also want to clean your cell if you have not done it in a while.
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    Pool pump troubleshoot

    The timer is not "sending" power. Is there a manual on/off switch? Maybe the little green tab is broken and not making contact. Also, I noticed a temperature switch. That could also not be closing the contact to send power. You can bypass wire the timer if you are comfortable and turn the...
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    Possible Dead Intellichlor IC40

    It depends on usage, but average seems to be 4-6 years. So definitely old. However, try the OCLT as mknauss suggested. I had an issue with my IC-40 and thought it was bad. Turns out it was algae.
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    Brand new pump drawing high amp overheating

    Also, one thing you can do is to throttle close the outlet valve from the filter. This will reduce the flow and will reduce the amps. DO NOT close the suction side valves.
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    Brand new pump drawing high amp overheating

    Can you take a picture of the pump wiring connections and post here please?