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    PB says with SWG you are just trading muriatic acid for chlorine

    If there are any experts on this thread I would be curious to know the relative effects of a SWG compared to a waterfall, bubbler, etc in raising PH.
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    New acid stennar

    Any thoughts on the above? Thanks
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    PB says with SWG you are just trading muriatic acid for chlorine

    When the PB said salt raises the PH he meant a SWG and he was correct. As you said, it causes out gassing of Co2 which causes PH to rise. Their are ways to combat it, but it may cause more additions of acid. You should do a search on this forum of different between an SWG and a Stennar for...
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    PB says with SWG you are just trading muriatic acid for chlorine

    I add about a gallon every nine days when I do not run my waterfall or other aeration ( which would make me add it more often). My TA is only 60 and I don't think I should lower it any more than that. From my experience I think your PB is right, but others do add very little acid. You may...
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    New acid stennar

    UPDATE: I have called so many pool companies and no one was willing to install an acid stennar (one or two companies gave me false hope before saying they weren't interested). But finally today I got a quote from a Company. The quote said "1 Stennar fixed pump $362.11 installation $150; one...
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    Autopilot pump program question

    I have the digital autopilot 220. I can manually change the level of chlorine production. In addition it automatically adjusts the level I choose based on the temperature. The only thing I dont like about the autopilot is that I can't hook it up to my AQUALINK.
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    Salt Gen effect on new stamped concrete patio

    If you want to be more comfortable ask them how many pools they have done that have had the stamped concrete destroyed by the SWG and ask to see the pictures ( surely they would have taken pictures). And then ask if you can talk with those customers. That will help you realize whether their...
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    Calcium Affect on Salt Cell

    I have the autopilot digital SWG and the directions state that my CH should be between 200-400. It also states that if CH is too high it could prevent the salt cell from being able to clean itself. It doesn't specify, however, what level of CH is problematic for the salt cell. My CH is 425 (...
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    New acid stennar

    Thanks for your advice. I spoke with someone else and they said they would get me a price without even seeing my system. I thought that was odd. I asked if he needed to see my system and he said no. As far as the Stennar pump you recommended that has a check valve, I think that is to...
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    New acid stennar

    So I met with my PB and it left me with a lot of questions. First he suggested I consider an automated PH system (that measures the actual PH), but I declined. I am guessing he suggested that because it would be easier for him to put together. Then he suggested I consider CO2 (because if the...
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    New acid stennar

    Thanks a lot. I'll study these.
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    New acid stennar

    Thanks Matt, It looks like my water goes from the Filter to the heater and then to the SWG. Is that correct? Would it be easy to install a stenner where the acid is injected before the SWG? I'm planning to have a PB do the installation, but am curious whether that would be practical given...
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    New acid stennar

    Based on some advice on this cite, I have given upon adding an electronic PH and acid injection system and decided to add instead a fixed rate acid stennar. But I have some questions. 1. Where should it go on my pad and is there even room for it? See pictures showing back and front of my...
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    Automatic acid system help

    Thanks. So what is the difference between a Stenner ( which I have seen people talk about here) and this IntelliPH? I agree I wouldn't use the ORP but liked the idea of having an electronic PH because I can never tell exactly what the PH is based on the color test.
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    Automatic acid system help

    Thanks for advice everyone. I prefer not to limit my aeration or use borates so I would like an automated system. Is there a system that could be used both ways - an electronic sensing PH that dispenses acid based on its calculation of PH as well as a simple time dispenser if I wanted to...
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    Automatic acid system help

    I have had my pool for only one season, and check chemicals regularly, but have found that the only chemical I need to constantly put into my pool is ACID to lower my PH. Last season (my first), after adding salt, CYA and CH, I hardly made any adjustments to them all summer. I would like to...
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    Should i get an acid pump and what model

    Thanks for the advice Mark.
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    Should i get an acid pump and what model

    Testing my tap is a good idea. I'm going to order the test kit now. In the meantime is there any brand that makes a PH sensor and acid tank fill that does NOT come with ORP. Essentially I am asking if I don't want ORP is there a way I can avoid paying for it in order to get the PH sensor.
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    Should i get an acid pump and what model

    Mark, my pool isn't built yet so I don't have any data. Jason, in 2007 you gave a great review for the autopilot PH sensor. If you still feel the same way about it can that be purchased without the ORP?
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    AUTO PILOT v. AQUAPURE SWG

    Thanks Jason. I didn't quite follow about adjusting in the Spa mode but as I don't have a Spa, I take your advice to mean that there is not much if any of an advantage for me at all.
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    AUTO PILOT v. AQUAPURE SWG

    I am in the middle of building my pool (the gunite has been done but I am waiting for plumbing, coping, electric and equipment). My pool will have 46,000 gallons and I am currently scheduled to get the Autopilot Digital SWG with a cell for 67,000 gallons. Months after selecting the Autopilot...
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    Should i get an acid pump and what model

    My pool is going to have a waterfall, 2 laminars, jets inside a Grotto, and 2 Bubblers. From what I've read on this forum, water features may cause PH to vary and, accordingly, an acid pump may be a good idea in that situation. I have also read that a high TA fill would be a reason to add an...