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  1. Puertex

    Cloudy water

    Maybe, in the future, the pool industry will pick up on this finding and start changing how they describe CYA's characteristics and behavior.
  2. Puertex

    Cloudy water

    Well, I am left with some questions regarding this subject... Why does ChemGeek's article fail to prove that much loss? And why do several references found all over the internet fail to state this huge loss? Also, my own personal situation, living in Texas near the coast and not experiencing...
  3. Puertex

    Cloudy water

    You will lose a lot less chlorine. Without stabilizer you could lose up to 90% of chlorine in a few hours. Also, try not to add too much CYA. General rule: not less than 30 and not higher than 50 ppm. As the concentration of CYA increases, you have to also increase the chlorine concentration. I...
  4. Puertex

    Cloudy water

    I believe ChemGeek's article in this forum explains the theory of this degradation. Here: https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/degradation-of-cyanuric-acid-cya.8498/ The article states that it is possible to see degradation under certain scenarios. However, when he tried to check the...
  5. Puertex

    Cloudy water

    Hello, CYA or stabilizer does not dissipate or evaporate. Its purpose is to slow down the chlorine or bleach evaporation from pool water. I would make sure that when chemicals are added, that the amount added is proportional to the pool volume to ensure the correct concentration (ppm) is...
  6. Puertex

    Pool Leaves and Silt - Robot Guidance M600 or Active 30i/S300i

    Good luck with your purchase ! Let us know how you like it once you try it. Puertex
  7. Puertex

    Dolphin cleaners work while automatic pool cover is closed?

    One consideration...On the Maytronics cleaners with wifi you can program the cleaning cycle to just the bottom and not the sides. My Active30i only comes out of the water about a couple of inches max when it is cleaning the waterline. I dont see how a cable can get tangled with a auto cover...
  8. Puertex

    Neighbor Drains Pool Into the Swale Between Our Houses...Question

    Thanks to all for your opinions. Puertex
  9. Puertex

    Neighbor Drains Pool Into the Swale Between Our Houses...Question

    It does not damage my property in any way I can identify. Thanks !
  10. Puertex

    Neighbor Drains Pool Into the Swale Between Our Houses...Question

    Hello Fellow Members, I live in a subdivision that has fairly strict HOA rules. I moved here 5 years ago and noticed that after heavy rains, my neighbor drains the pool into his back yard. He does not have an underground drain to bring the water to the front curb and when he drains his pool in...
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    Pool Leaves and Silt - Robot Guidance M600 or Active 30i/S300i

    I have the Active 30i/S300i. They are both the same. I too debated which model to get. I got feedback from TFP members that told me that the Active 30i (or even cheaper models) would do a very similar cleaning job as the more expensive models. The M600 has more bells and whistles and it is the...
  12. Puertex

    Pool Cleaner Recommendations

    When you use the BT option then you have to stay closer to the power supply maybe 30 feet +/-. It is nice to have the option to use either method. Puertex
  13. Puertex

    Is robot worth the expense?

    My Active 30i has a slot in the bottom that is rectangular a few inches long by about 1 to 1.5 inches wide. If the debris is not relatively flexible, it may not fit through the opening. I have bamboo in my back yard and the robot will pick up the leaves but not the bamboo branches. For me, the...
  14. Puertex

    Pool Cleaner Recommendations

    The Active 30i can connect to a phone via Bluetooth if the Wifi signal is not strong. It has both options but it is not clear how to get the BT connected. Let me know if interested and I can share instructions provided by Maytronics. Puertex
  15. Puertex

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    In my schedule I have the VS pump running 24/7 at a low speed of 1,100 RPM or so. This setting is called "Pool". Then twice a day (morning & aft) I have another setting called Pool High that I run for an hour twice a day. This setting works the VS pump at 2,500 rpm to create skimmer flow and to...
  16. Puertex

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    Hello, I am curious how your Stenner arrangement is working. I am sure that there are different ways of providing power to the Stenner. I have the same panel and I wired it to Aux 7 independently. When I select Aux 7, the Stenner starts along with the filter pump that turns on at a pre-selected...
  17. Puertex

    Handling of Muriatic Acid

    Thanks for the clarification.
  18. Puertex

    Handling of Muriatic Acid

    I assume when you state return you are referring to the skimmer? I try to avoid feeding high concentrations of any chemicals to the pump suction (through the skimmer). My preference is to dilute the chemical in the pool. I just kneel next to the pool and hold the bottom of the gallon of chemical...
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    New Maytronics Dolphin M600

    I also recently purchased the Active 30i. So far I like it. It picks up stuff that I cant't even see. Better than my previous device. For me the big issue will be the reliability... How do you like it so far? Puertex
  20. Puertex

    New Maytronics Dolphin M600

    Hi, I also just purchased the 30i and learning the controls. It can be connected by WiFi or Bluetooth. If you have WiFi in the backyard, then you may be able to communicate from more than 3 feet away as long as the phone and the power supply have a solid WiFi connection. I don't have solid WiFi...
  21. Puertex

    Handling of Muriatic Acid

    I have used MA for 4 years. My eyes are sensitive to the fumes even when pouring in the open and using safety glasses. Based on feedback from pool veterans here, I guess it depends on your specific sensitivity to the chemicals used. Its bad enough for me that if I don't use goggles, I have to...
  22. Puertex

    CYA Question

    Does CYA stratify in the pool? Is CYA of lower density than water and stays on the water surface? The reason I ask is because it seems like I lose quite a bit of CYA after the pool overflows during an average rain event. My perception is that to lose so much CYA is because it accumulates at the...
  23. Puertex

    Dry chemicals: pounds to cups- any conversion resources

    Hello, First and very important please use Personal Protective Equipment when handling these chemicals. Many a time even the fumes of pouring bleach or Muriatic Acid into the pool will mess up my eyes for a day. Consider using goggles, N95 mask when handling powders and rubber gloves when...
  24. Puertex

    Liquid chlorine

    I connected the Stenner to the Pentair Easy Touch panel and can schedule its operation while pairing the chlorine injection with the variable speed pool pump operation. Its a convenience to program the panel remotely. In 3 seasons the only thing I have had to replace on the Stenner is the...
  25. Puertex

    used 2017 Dolphin M500, should I buy it?

    Luv, The big thing here is the warranty. Kind of similar to how people start getting rid of cars when the warranty expires. I am new to these electric robots but everything I have seen indicates they could be costly to maintain. I agree with Jim that if the used unit can be obtained at a low...
  26. Puertex

    With bleach expensive and hard to get, whats the dif with liquid chlorinator?

    On the vein of bleach concentation I found this article... Fresh bleach as it comes out of the plant has a higher concentration depending on the season. Please refer to this link: https://www.thoughtco.com/chlorine-bleach-shelf-life-3976002 According to this article, the concentration advertised...
  27. Puertex

    Dolphin s vs active

    Hi, I purchased the Active 30i because they ran out of the S300i. They explained the only diff is the colors. Just used it a couple of times. So far I like it. Puertex
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    With bleach expensive and hard to get, whats the dif with liquid chlorinator?

    Hello, Thanks for the clarification! I attempted to test it by diluting a sample so that I could test it with the pool kit but it was a crude test. I read somewhere that manufacturers blend their chlorine slightly higher than the nominal advertised % so that at the end of the advertised life (6...
  29. Puertex

    Liquid chlorine

    I have always injected bleach/chlorine into my pool. (Except when the PB started the pool). I learned this method right here and others in here use the same method. A Stenner injection pump is used to accomplish this. Its a peristaltic pump that uses a tube and 3 rollers to "pump/displace" the...
  30. Puertex

    Dolphin s vs active

    That is correct. The same happened to me when deciding between the S300i and the Active 30i. The only difference are the colors. The Marina Pool website has a chart that shows the various models and they show these dual model number designations together. For example, they show the Active...