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    DIY Exposed Pipe Outdoor Shower Plans?

    Love the enclosure -- where'd you get it? I can't find one anywhere right now!
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    Thinking of getting a Heater/Chiller combo

    I'm interested in the Glacier but they don't seem to have any installers in the NJ area. In doing your research, did you find any competitors that seemed worth while?
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    DIY Exposed Pipe Outdoor Shower Plans?

    I ended up getting an inexpensive shower base and leveling it with some pavers and crushed stone underneath
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    Running Pump at Night

    Interesting idea - I was trying to avoid draining 15" of water, but that could be a good solve. Might just wait til we close/open for that next season.
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    Running Pump at Night

    Single speed
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    Running Pump at Night

    Just so you can see, here is pics with the pump on and off:
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    Running Pump at Night

    Interesting, on the advice of my builder, I run it for 12 hours (8a - 8p) at 25-40% depending on weather and other conditions.
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    DIY Exposed Pipe Outdoor Shower Plans?

    Yeah I was looking at something like that, but would any water actually make it into the drain?
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    DIY Exposed Pipe Outdoor Shower Plans?

    Sorry if I am hijacking, but I have an outdoor shower, with a drain pipe coming through a river stone pathway... any ideas what to make the floor/base out of?
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    Running Pump at Night

    Hi there - I need help wrapping my head around a thought process... Problem: Return jets are very strong and are in my shallow / sun shelf end. The agitated water makes it hard to see the step down into the shallow end. When the pump isn't running, it is very obvious and clear to see the step...
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    Thermostat Running High - Nirvana FC100 Heat Pump

    Hi there - I suspect this is due to the fact that my unit needs some more shade, but my heater thinks the water is at least 5º warmer than it actually is. Does anyone know where on the Nirvana FC100 the temp sensor is so I can target the area to shade more?
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    Adding Calcium = 5 ppm FC Drop

    Update pulled a sample of water last night and left it inside to test OCLT (it was due to rain, so I didn’t want that to affect anything) and I didn’t lose any FC. Additionally, I ran my pump and SWG overnight and I’m now back to 3 ppm (I expected to be in this neighborhood). I will check...
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    Adding Calcium = 5 ppm FC Drop

    Yeah water guru alerted me to do a real test. WG tests at the same time each day. You can also manually ask it to test additional times. I was working when it told me 0.8, and assumed it was wrong due to the extreme change and the fact I just added a bunch of chemicals. I ran it again after...
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    Adding Calcium = 5 ppm FC Drop

    Yes FAS DPD test. I just use waterguru for fun / spot check. My CYA is definitely 60-70. I had it tested independently and it came in at 58 prior to some minor adjustments.
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    Adding Calcium = 5 ppm FC Drop

    And I should mention, I run the pump 12 hours per day.
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    Adding Calcium = 5 ppm FC Drop

    I hadn’t updated my log for my SWCG. It’s been running at 33% for about a week. I should also add I just looked at water guru. I received an alert at 1245pm that FC dropped to 1.0 PPM. That’s 2.5 hours after I tested at 6.0 and added the Calcium Chloride. According to the label it’s 94%...
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    Adding Calcium = 5 ppm FC Drop

    GLB Calcium Hardness Up https://www.poolgeek.com/products/glb-calcium-hardness-up
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    Adding Calcium = 5 ppm FC Drop

    If it helps to know at all, CC is 0 and the water is crystal clear. There’s some debris in the pool (just from wind blowing leaves, etc off trees).
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    Adding Calcium = 5 ppm FC Drop

    Thanks I’ll try that. It was a gray, very rainy day so I’m not sure there was much UV today.
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    Adding Calcium = 5 ppm FC Drop

    Hi My CH was low, so as per Pool Math I added 12 lbs of Calcium Chloride. Prior to doing so I tested my FC and it was high at 6.0. I have a WaterGuru which just alerted me my FC is at 0.8 ppm. I tested again with my Taylor and it is in fact ~1 ppm. What happened? And any tips on what to do? It...
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    Animal Events

    Less than 12 hours. It was likely dropped by something else, it definitely didn't make it there on it's own.
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    Animal Events

    Hi there - I have been very diligently keeping tabs on my chemistry, and have been doing my best to maintain my appropriate FC to CYA ratio, which is between 3 and 5 ppm. I recently found a dead baby bird in the pool, and saw the CDC recommends "raising" to 2 ppm. Now I know there's a general...
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    Low Pressure on Filter

    That worked! Thank you.
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    Low Pressure on Filter

    Yeah I cleaned the basket at the pump. That’s clean also. Thanks for the advice.
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    Low Pressure on Filter

    Hi everyone - My pressure has dropped quite a bit (normally 18 psi and is currently 12-13). I backwashed without issue yesterday and pressure was fine. Cleaned out both skimmer baskets as well. this am after testing my water, I cleaned out the skimmer in the pool again, and dropped my vacuum...
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    Brand New Pool Owner - iChor 30 FC Reading Very High

    Thank you for your perspective. This is helpful. I need to kick the idea that those test strips were maxed out. I feel like I’m going to melt if I go in, but clearly I’m not that far off ideal.
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    Brand New Pool Owner - iChor 30 FC Reading Very High

    Got it. I will likely see if I can burn off some of this FC first and then raise CYA once I have it dialed in. Feel free to tell me if that’s a terrible idea though :)
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    Brand New Pool Owner - iChor 30 FC Reading Very High

    If I am reading the FC/CYA chart right, I should increase my CYA to 70, with a target FC of 5.... that said, it feels counterintuitive to increase CYA if it's purpose is to "protect" FC.
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    Brand New Pool Owner - iChor 30 FC Reading Very High

    Perfect - I appreciate that, because of all of the tests, that felt the least exact/scientific. Your logic is quite sound.