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  1. mkmscr

    3” tablets (just chlorine)

    Do they make a tablet that distributes chlorine only and not stabilizer too? I don’t want CYA being increased while I temporarily need to float some tablets while my SWG is being repaired. Cheers
  2. mkmscr

    Jandy PureLink/AquaLink Panel Screen Dead

    Hey folks, My power went out tonight and my panel screen went dead. The display went out. I can’t see the SWG percentage or other indicators. The relays are turning on and off but I believe because the control board might be dead it’s not signaling the pumps to turn on. Getting all the right...
  3. mkmscr

    Dolphin Vac always gets stuck

    My Dolphin Activ 30 pool vac always beaches itself on the drain caps in the deep end. So it sits there and spins it’s treads with nowhere to go. The drain caps are pretty low profile as it is so I’m not sure what else I can do. Any suggestions besides get another pool vac and hope it does not...
  4. mkmscr

    Jasco Green Muriatic Acid

    I tend to under dose anyway and retest because of past experiences going overboard. Frankly, with PH I can drop it down low and bring it back up quickly with my water features aerating the water. Right now I am trying to bring my TA from 80 to more like 60ish but I need more MA and Lowes is hit...
  5. mkmscr

    Jasco Green Muriatic Acid

    I think I answered my own question, I found another post on TFP that says to use 14.5% MA option. Correct me if I am wrong.
  6. mkmscr

    Jasco Green Muriatic Acid

    Hey Guys, So I have been trying to determine the same thing so I can use my TFP calculator correctly. In my search I came across Jascos FAQ page (pic attached) and they claim it is 20% Hydrochloric acid. So probably a dumb question, but if I am using the Jasco Green MA, what should I be...
  7. mkmscr

    PH Levels (again)

    FC 4 PH now 7.4 TA 70 CYA 65 CH 425 Salt 3200
  8. mkmscr

    Muriatic Acid Delivery

    I didn’t think about going there. I have one close by.
  9. mkmscr

    PH Levels (again)

    Hey folks, I have several water features in my pool and I don’t run them for many hours during the day but I’m sure that’s always moving my PH levels up quickly. I know about borates but I’m hesitant to use them now that I have a dog in the pool FREQUENTLY. I don’t know if I’ve found a...
  10. mkmscr

    Muriatic Acid Delivery

    Hey folks, Trying to avoid hitting Lowe’s up for some muriatic acid and I’m wondering if anyone found any on Amazon or somewhere else that’s an effective substitute? I know you can by varying concentration levels. I usually buy 31.45 20 when I can, but I don’t mind if it’s weaker. Just curious...
  11. mkmscr

    Flea like bugs collecting on pool water surface

    I’m in Denver, NC and they are definitely like little fleas. They’re definitely living and they clump together. It’s not the end of the world, it skins off easy but just weird. I’m shocked they can live on the water with the chlorine and cold temps.
  12. mkmscr

    Flea like bugs collecting on pool water surface

    I’ve noticed what at first seems to be dirt floating on the water after a bad rain storm or wind storm but when I got closer it looked like thousands of little flea like bugs. All my chems are spot on. I realize we aren’t swimming with the pool water being around 50 degrees. The pool runs about...
  13. mkmscr

    Thoughts on CSI and FC

    RATS RATS RATS, I just ordered another bucket of those dreadful things too. I'll send them back and just get the unscented bleach going
  14. mkmscr

    Thoughts on CSI and FC

    Interesting...probably explains why my PH has not been creeping up. I just assumed it was the lack of running the water features. Do they make a chlorine puck, no other additives? Yes I am being lazy :)
  15. mkmscr

    Thoughts on CSI and FC

    I am keeping the CYA around 65 -70ish.
  16. mkmscr

    Thoughts on CSI and FC

    Hey Jim, Running pucks until the SWG will kick on when the warmer temps come around. I think my SWG turns off at a certain temp. My CYA is around 65 but I am keeping a close on on my CYA so that does not get out of control while using tri-chlor pucks. I normally aim for 7.8ish for the PH but I...
  17. mkmscr

    Thoughts on CSI and FC

    Curious, TFP pool app is suggesting my CSI is setting conditions for corrosion to begin with a CSI at -0.6 is that correct? My PH is about 7.6 and my TA is about 65. CH is a little low at 250. I understand PH can help adjust CSI but I generally don’t go much higher. Thoughts or am I okay...
  18. mkmscr

    IG Negative Edge Closing

    Thanks. I can definitely ensure the valve for the sheer will stay closed. Trying to think how I’d blow it out. I see the Jandy actuator valve on top. I’m assuming if I unbolt actuator valve assembly from the plumbing body I can access the pipe and blow it out that way.
  19. mkmscr

    IG Negative Edge Closing

    Living in North Carolina most people leave their pools open year round as I understand it. I have two water features I’m a little concerned with 1) is a 3’ sheet descent. 2) is a 12’ negative (infinity) edge that spills over into a smaller pool. The PB told me to keep them on their normal...
  20. mkmscr

    Chlorine Reducer

    There’s 60ppm of CYA but it worked itself out. You were right, it was at about 5.5 when I got home.
  21. mkmscr

    Chlorine Reducer

    A service tech has been servicing my pool for the last few weeks since it’s a new pool. They want to own the chems for the first 30 days while it cures. I know my way around pools thanks to TFP the last few years. I measured my free chlorine last night and it was up around 8ppm. So, I told the...
  22. mkmscr

    PB Plumbing Debate New Construction

    Thank you mas985
  23. mkmscr

    PB Plumbing Debate New Construction

    Great Thank mas985, attached is a drawing I updated with some dimensions. Sorry it is not professional grade... Also here is link to the Jandy 2.7HP VS pump https://www.jandy.com/-/media/zodiac/global/downloads/h/h0420400_revh.pdf
  24. mkmscr

    PB Plumbing Debate New Construction

    Infinity edge suction line is 3", no idea what the flow rate is or should be. I did find this in the pump manual.
  25. mkmscr

    PB Plumbing Debate New Construction

    I hope that is the case and others agree. Honestly I am an extremist, doomsday scenario kind of guy lol. Also, I am HIGHLY annoyed they tried to pull a fast one. Thank you for the input.
  26. mkmscr

    PB Plumbing Debate New Construction

    First, I have missed this forum and I am happy to say my new pool is almost complete so I will be living here again. Sadly I just realized an issue with my pool. The PB sold me on 2" plumbing for all 3 returns...GREAT! In actuality he installed a 2" line then used a 2" to 1 1/2" Tee and ran...
  27. mkmscr

    Algae growing with balanced pool water

    Definitely agree and I tossed in a container of 8.25% bleach last night which should bump my FC to about 9 or 10ppm. Like you said, watching FC levels closely and I agree just some crevice areas probably not getting hit with my vac. I scrubbed the pool good last night, ran the pump and SWG...
  28. mkmscr

    Algae growing with balanced pool water

    So I am a bit baffled whats going on with my pool. I keep finding traces of algae in the crevice areas that my robot pool vacuum has a hard time getting too. My specs are below and I am confused why algae is growing in the first place since FC has been perfect for my SWG pool. Water is crystal...
  29. mkmscr

    Safe Free Chlorine Levels for swimming?

    So in my situation the pool chems are below. What I would like to know is it safe for my family and pets to swim (FC 15ppm CYA 70) or do I need to wait for it to come down and if so what level is safe for swimming? And I am sure you're wondering how my FC climbed so high and that's because I...