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    CSI is good however ...

    Wanted to check thoughts on if CSI is good should I be concerned with my PH / TA results ? Today I my PH was 8.2 or looked to be and my TA was 40 when it turned reddish , 50 if I count when it was bright red - Either way the calculator showed > 0.08 CSI , which is balanced - Should I mess...
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    CSI Result

    Thanks - I just made the adjustment and it did line up !
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    CSI Result

    When I plug in results on my app using my phone my CSI shows -0.34 however if I log the same results into the website for the PoolMath the CSI shows -0.24. Maybe not a big deal but wonder why the same number produce different results ? There is another web site that you can plug in your...
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    Weekly PH Rise Question

    Thanks - Sounds like the rate of rise is not a concern however look to keep the PH more in range with a mid week adjustment.
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    Weekly PH Rise Question

    My PH seems to raise each week to where if I start Sunday at 7.2 which the CSI states "Potential to become corrosive to plaster" to 8.2 by Fri /Sat then the CSI is a "potential to be scaling" - My TA has been stable somewhere between 60 -70 as when I test @ the 6th drop it just turns red...
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    Pro active or reactive

    Wanted to get some advice on the following I am heading out of town for the long weekend Thursday - Sunday and looks like monsoon season is going to be active at least today - I just did my test which showed ; FC-4 PH -7.8 TA - 70 CH - 250 CYA -30 CSI - 0 ( not sure why but that is what...
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    PH Rate of Rise

    Thanks - Just tested and TA is 70 and PH was 7.8. All ok in range however PH was 7.5 on Sat and just wondered how long it should stick. Sounds like not raising my TA is the right direction and using acid if I hit 8.0 on PH would be how to address it - Or should I add a little acid each...
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    PH Rate of Rise

    What would be considered an average rise in PH for a plaster , outdoor pool ? I have seem mention if PH rises to fast might want to adjust TA in pool. I think it was increase TA however correct me if I am wrong - Just made me wonder as my CYA & CH seem to stay locked in and my nightly...
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    TA Needs

    Yes, was in a hurry and did not double check my post. I did edit it. My line leveler does run off my water softener so it is soft water that is leveling the water in the pool
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    TA Needs

    Sorry , my PH was 7.5. I edited my post -
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    TA Needs

    As I add in acid to keep my PH in line TA drops which I get. I wanted to know how low is too low in TA as I have seen some on here with 50 for example - Is there a point where it self balances between PH & TA and the need is minimal ? I always though 80 was the low and 100 was the high so...
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    Reading PH results

    Thanks - I was sing 5 drops as it stated and turning all sorts of directions to try and adjust. I will test with 4 drops and the squint :)
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    Reading PH results

    Is there a proper way to hold the container to read the PH level properly ? Kind of like when you hold the CYA tube at belt level with sun at your back ? Asking as I have issues aligning with the color matching myself and always asking my wife for a second opinion This morning the test water...
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    My Routine

    My routine is to test Chlorine & PH each night. On each Sat I do the total test in my TF100 kit for the pool. Being my first year with using bleach when I do my nightly test I see the PH pretty good however the chlorine is really a good guess as it is hard to judge between 2 & 3 - 3 & 5...
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    Temp reading on the POOLMATH App

    OK, I do have 85 degrees listed plus track the CSI to see if it shows balanced once I put in my test results. CH is steady at 275
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    Temp reading on the POOLMATH App

    When it ask about temperature , is it out side air temp or water temp ? Outside changes a lot , water not as much - Does it really matter and if so is it that minute you test or better method to record ? My water is around 85'ish but outside can be over 100 in the day so want to check - thanks
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    Robot Cleaner Tripping GFIC

    Thanks - I tried another 15 amp GFIC and no issues. I forgot I had another one outside the house that could still reach - I have an electrician coming on Tuesday
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    CH Levels

    Thanks - I did not know water temp played a role and based on previous feedback I was hearing it would raise on its own in AZ. I think I left out the soft water being the add in - I might just go ahead an add the CH up to get it there since the range is 200-400 so I have some wiggle room
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    CH Levels

    Once I opened my CH was at 80. After sitting there for a bit I did add 8pd bucket of the CH up and now for a month it has sat at 150 on ever single test I have done. My pool water leveler from the house is on soft water so testing house water it is a zero . Water from the street test 80 which...
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    Robot Cleaner Tripping GFIC

    I am reaching out in other places however wanted to check here to see if anyone has had an issue where your robot cleaner has tripped your GFIC ? I have plugged other devices into the same socket with zero issue. For example my coffee roaster which draws fast and heavy 1800 watts , kind of...
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    Setting daily start time

    thanks - Is the program only to be used when you want to leave it in the pool the week ? If I want to pull it out after it cleans I would not set it up but just hit start each day when I put t back in the pool ? I guess I would need to leave it plugged in for the program as well -
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    Setting daily start time

    New Prowler 930 - Is it possible to set the daily start time to clean my pool, same time every day ? I have googled, read the manual but nothing that I can fine to have my cleaner start daily at the same time each day. I was hoping to have it run like every morning at 4 AM for example - I...
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    BAM !

    Thanks ! It is working out well this year with all the advice on this site for sure
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    BAM !

    It is here :) What you can't see is my old suction vac crying over in the corner
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    Pentair Intellifflo VSP

    OK, Was not thinking of lower than the 1050 RPM. Really about lowering the 2800 RPM down now that I do not need to run the suction vac.
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    Pentair Intellifflo VSP

    Got it. 1050 does work and it appears that without the vac need I can adjust down the high speed - Good news is it very easy on the app so I can adjust on the fly to a lower speed that works well enough to move the water - thanks
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    Pentair Intellifflo VSP

    Currently my VSP runs at 1050 for about 1/2 the total hours , low speed and my suction vac does not move. Runs at 2800 rpm 1/2 the time and that is when the suction vac does its work. Since I am getting a robot vac and will not need the vac is there a recommended speed to set for my high speed...
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    Proper CYA Level

    OK, so really learned something on testing - I must have read it 100 times however the advice of outside, back turned, with the 30 sec of shaking is critical - Two Questions now that I know it was user error on my previous test; 1. Using liquid chlorine this year so what is the proper CYA...
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    Pool Set up with a Robotic Cleaner

    I do have the floating diverter under my basket. Has the tab that can cover the hole at the bottom and the disc that closes if the water level drops to diver main to pump - I know my mains work as I used them 100% when my plaster job was completed - That was the main way for several days to move...
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    Pool Set up with a Robotic Cleaner

    Thanks. I do know that below the skimmer basket and skimmer flow device below that there are 2 holes. One has good suction when on and the other not. I am thinking one is from the main drain, the other that has suction to the pump so makes sense that the main drains and the skimmer flow...