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    can't understand inconsistent readings

    water temp is around 71-72. I brought the cell to Leslies, they hooked it up to their machine and said FAIL. 1. anyone have experience with Leslies - do they all "fail", in order to sell more? 2. would a bad cell lead to these types of inconsistent readings of salt level? 3. any preferred place...
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    can't understand inconsistent readings

    I have a Goldline Aquarite SWG, T-15 cell. I am getting very inconsistent readings on the display. It says the salt level is 2200, then it will say 3500 the next day. This is instant and average. The display keeps toggling back to metric, and the cell to T-5, then I use the Supercholrinate...
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    aqua rite digital read out is blank

    I, too, have this same issue. I see a new display on Amazon, GLX-PCB-DSP, for $84. However, I'll try re-seating the existing one first. It's raining cats and dogs here, may be a few days.
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    losing suction with vacuum hose - can't solve this mystery

    I could try something like that, but way too cold now to get in the pool. But my neighbor just vacuumed his pool, and had no issues, that's why I borrowed his hose. If his worked, I was going to buy a new hose. But now, I'm not sure, unless his hose has a leak that wasn't apparent to him?
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    losing suction with vacuum hose - can't solve this mystery

    not insulted! Yes, I always fill the hose with water. I think I'm doing it your way - attach to the head, push that to the bottom of the deep end, then feed the hose in vertically, then keep the other end in the water. I think I learned that trick from this site!
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    losing suction with vacuum hose - can't solve this mystery

    no, no leaks with vacuum disconnected. I try closing main drain and one skimmer, so only draw from one skimmer, and no leaks. Did this with both skimmers, and with the main drain, both skimmers closed. So each of the three can draw, with no leaks. (A few bubbles from on skimmer, but I think...
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    losing suction with vacuum hose - can't solve this mystery

    I can't figure this out, and am hoping someone can help. I have a 30,000 gallon, inground pool, 2 skimmers, one main drain. When I vacuum, I attach the hose to a plate, put the plate in one skimmer, then shut off the other skimmer and main drain (or almost shut off, just a trickle). I've done...
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    Hayward Sharkvac belt replacement

    I have a Sharkvac RC9740. Not XL. The tank tread belt that drives the wheels broke, and I want to replace it. I ordered a new belt from Amazon. I cannot find any directions or YouTube videos on how to do this. Has anyone done this before, and could give a few tips or hints? Also, a secondary...
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    Aquarite - replaced varistor - now stopped again

    I have an Aquarite SWG. I've replaced the mother board twice in 8 years. It went out again this summer - no power light but the display works. This time, I bought the varistor or inrush current limited from Digikey and soldered it on. This worked -- the power light came back on and it...
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    time to replace?

    I had the same problem. No power light, but the numeric reading was working. I replaced the part cited above - $2.49 at Digikey. It worked! The system came on and worked for about 10 days. Now, the power light is off again. Maybe it is the inrush part again, but doesn't that seem odd -- it...
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    Modify the OTO chlorine test -- will this work?

    I know I should have a better test kit, but I don't right now. I am trying to SLAM my pool, and using the chlorine test that uses 5 drops of the yellow reagent. I thought that I read that you could dilute your pool water with distilled water, 50/50, and then double the result. This makes...
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    Hayward Sharkvac - Shark Vac - does it learn your pool shape

    I recently bought a Hayward Shark Vac. I believe one of its advantages is that it lears the shape of your pool, and then becomes more efficienct with coverage. My question is, is this learning cumulative? A cleaning cycle is 2 hours -- does it learn during this 2 hours, and get more...
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    Kreepy Krauly - Thruster backup valve -- how to attach

    Wow, great, I've found another thruster owner! Thank you for the reply. I have hose weights, the donuts that go on the hose. I don't think I have, or have ever heard, or hose floats. Are these an aftermarket product? It makes sense, since my thruster always drops and sinks to the bottom no...
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    Poolskim - how difficult and how quick to remove / reinstall

    Re: Poolskim - how difficult and how quick to remove / reins Another Poolskim recommendation! In my experience, its easy to remove and reinstall. I always do it from the pool deck, just kneel down and reach in the water. However, I rarely remove it. In prior years, esp. in April and May, I...
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    Kreepy Krauly - Thruster backup valve -- how to attach

    Well, I trying this for the third year in a row. I have a Kreepy Krauly and a Thruster valve. In the Kreepy manual, they suggest using a Thruster to stop patterns, getting caught, etc. It was made and sold by Pentair. However, its discontinued and there is no documentation I can find. Seems...
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    Kreepy Krauly - Thruster backup valve -- how to attach

    This was originally a Pentair product. In the manual and other literature, they recommend using it if you get stuck or go in circles. However, they have discontinued it, and it seems they no longer support it. I was hoping that someone else on this forum has used it before, and could help me...
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    Kreepy Krauly - Thruster backup valve -- how to attach

    I've added attachments with pix of my Kreepy Krauly and the Thruster. Both pix are from the internet, but mine looks exactly like this. [attachment=0:2i6ogyei]kreepy.jpg[/attachment:2i6ogyei] [attachment=1:2i6ogyei]kreepy_krauly_thruster.gif[/attachment:2i6ogyei]
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    Kreepy Krauly - Thruster backup valve -- how to attach

    Thanks. I did visit that site before I posted, but the manual is not there. In fact, I've search dozens of sites found on Google, but none have the manual. I've also searched all over this forum. The Thruster has been discontinued by Pentair, and I can't find the manual anywhere. I called...
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    Kreepy Krauly - Thruster backup valve -- how to attach

    I posted this a year ago, and now my pool is open again, and still the same problem. I bought an attachment called the Thruster, and it attached somehow to the hose of the Kreepy. It is supposed to redirect it every few minutes. However, i can;t find directions oh how to use it. Does anyone...
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    Question on Poolvergnuegen's Pressure Side Pool Cleaner

    I am also considering The Pool Cleaner, pressure side. I have a 40x24 L-shaped inground pool. I currently have a Kreepy Krauly, pressure side cleaner. I am unhappy with it: 1. surface skimmers don't work when Kreepy is running 2. tends to follow a set pattern, even though I store the hoses...
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    Blowing out the skimmers on IGP -- blowing from the pump

    Thanks for the replies. I don't want to blow from the skimmer to the pump -- I want to blow from the pump to the skimmer. I think I have a solution -- I tried using one section of Kreepy Krauly hose, and it fits pretty well into the hole in the bottom of the skimmer. I'll put in a piece of...
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    Blowing out the skimmers on IGP -- blowing from the pump

    I plan to close my IGP myself for the first time this year, after watching the pros do it the last couple years. I plan to hook my rather large Craftsman air compressor up to the drain hole on the pump, and push the water out the returns and skimmers, then blow air through the main drain and...
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    Loosing prime when using vacuum

    I have the same problem, with both the vacuum and the Kreepy. I hook them up in one skimmer, then I adjust the other skimmer until I can keep the prime. Basically, I slowly close the other skimmer until I just start to lose prime, then open it a bit. So most suction is coming through the...
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    bug spray or weed killer in pool -- water is now cloudy

    My water has been perfectly crystal clear. Yesterday, I sprayed Weed-B-Gone on my lawn, and also a lot of Spectracide insecticide. I used a broadcast sprayer hooked up to a garden hose. Later that day and night, and now this morning, my pool is cloudy. Its hard to make out the main drain. I...
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    Aquarite -- cheap cap to fit cell for cleaning

    This may be the conclusion for this thread. I tried a number 11 rubber plug in the salt cell last night, and filled it with water, and it held tight with no leaks, even with the ridge in the opening. The trick is to screw down the wing nut pretty tight -- the nut on the rubber plug. This...
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    Aquarite -- cheap cap to fit cell for cleaning

    Mickey -- I have not been able to get a rubber plug to make a watertight seal, due to some ridges on the inside of the cell. Does your cell have these ridges? Poolcat -- no, the ridges are not seams from the manufacturing process. They look like they are supposed to be there, although I doubt...
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    Aquarite -- cheap cap to fit cell for cleaning

    Has anyone found a cheap cap to fit the Aquarite cell, for cleaning purposes? I see a cleaning stand sold on line for $30 or $40. I was hoping to get a simple PVC screw-on cap at Home Depot. However, it is an odd size -- its not 1.5 inch or 2 inch. I can't find anything that fits it. Does...
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    Kreepy Krauly - Thruster backup valve -- how to attach

    I bought a Thruster backup valve for my Kreepy, since it always gets caught on the shallow end steps. However, I bought it used on craigslist and don't have directions. I can't find them anywhere on the web. Does anyone have a pdf of the directions. I am most interested in how to attach it...
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    Aquarite Not generating - lights not on

    My pcb is also bad. The "black round thing" looks fine, not cracked and no burn marks. Does it make sense to replace this first, before buying a new board? Or, if it was the problem, is it always cracked and burned? Has anyone ever replaced an apparantly normal one, and that fixed the problem?
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    Aquarite - Salt reading is 0 - water temp is up

    I talked to the reps at Goldline (two different ones). They claim if the power light is on, but no other lights, and the salt reading is 0 (both main reading and instant reading) then it is most likely a bad board. My local pool company who installed the system agrees. I am over 3 years and...