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  1. K

    First time pool SLAM

    Despite getting a pool full of pine straw, and losing power for a day due to Isaias... the SLAM process last week must have been enough. Passed the OCLT last night. Thanks!!
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    First time pool SLAM

    Thanks aeh! The process was distrupted by the surprise arrival of an inflatable pool slide, then the projected path of TS Isiais.... Im going to restart the process next week. I'm keeping the chlorine highly elevated with the SWG in the meantime. That also gives me time to get more reagents.
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    First time pool SLAM

    I think I may need some help. I retested the CYA this morning and it is between 50-60. So I have been using 60 for the purposes of calculations. The target slam FC being 24. The FC has now dropped from 25.5 to 21 in 5 hours And I have fresh algae growth. This area was brushed last evening...
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    First time pool SLAM

    Retested at 25.5 FC at 7am this morning. So a significant loss of 3.5 in ~8 hours. Im going to let it fall further to that we can swim in it today. I think it needs to be under 24 for it to be swim safe with CYA around 60/70.
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    First time pool SLAM

    I just ordered extra! Good call. Checked and went to top up, and the FC was at 29. So I'm going to just leave it, and use that for the baseline of the OCLT. I feel that somewhere along the line, something is out of whack. It may have been the age of the bleach, or the way I do the testing. I...
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    First time pool SLAM

    Thanks Crystal River!! I am being conservative with my testing as I want to have enough reagent left to test lots once the FC swings reduce. After the 23.5 reading 1.5 hours ago, I dumped in 70oz of bleach to bring it up to what should be 28. Just now I retested, and it was down to 25...
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    First time pool SLAM

    90 mins after starting, FC dropped from 26 to 23.5. Would that be a good indication that there was some sort of organic issue? Added chlorine and brushed the seams. Will check again in an hour.
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    First time pool SLAM

    This was one of the green streaks.
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    First time pool SLAM

    Doing this for the first time, I have read through the instructions, but figured I would post my process in case there is anything I have missed. --We have noticed very small slimy green spots forming on the bottom of the pool over the last 10 days. Slowly getting bigger, so that as of this...
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    App feature idea

    It is! Perfect, thank you. I swear that I looked several times and somehow missed that.
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    App feature idea

    Love the android app and use it multiple times a week. I wondered if there was a way to set it to ignore the phones dark mode setting. Dark mode when you are using the app pool side in the sun, makes it very difficult to see. It was great back when it ignored dark mode.
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    Pool light niche bonding mount broken

    Nope. After hours of research it seems like the only way to repair it is to rip out the niche (which is a massive expensive job). I twisted the bonding jumper around what was left of the lug, and reinstalled the light. Its very difficult to get an understanding for what that wire actually...
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    Pool light niche bonding mount broken

    Well the Pool Light Adapter Repair Ring did not fit into my pentair plastic niche. So thats a bust sadly. The grounding bond clamp I used to temporarily secure the bonding Jumper to the broken lug at the back of the plastic niche is rusting like crazy, so I need to get that out asap. Frank...
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    SWG / pump run time

    Awesome information thanks! Mknauss - we have it on a higher speed for 2 hours just to clean a lot of overnight debris into the skimmer. It maybe that we actually don't need to. awj22 - its a off brand version of Aquarite. "Platinun Edition Salt Cells"with 6 plates in it". we inherited it with...
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    SWG / pump run time

    Hi! We have a superflo vs pump and a SWG. I'm having trouble keeping our FC under 10. We were told by a pool guy to keep the pump running at 1850 so that the SWG detected enough flow to generate. And indeed at 1800 or below the SWG deactivates with the low flow light. Currently the pump...
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    Pool light niche bonding mount broken

    Hey James, I figured I'd ask this since its fresh. As mentioned, my long term fix is to use the ss repair ring which will allow the light to have a grounding path to the bonding jumper (inside the niche) and the bonding wire (outside the niche) ...... via the pilot screw. I just came across...
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    Replacing Hayward incandescent light

    We went with the "open box" incandescent fitting from amazon for $150. (link). Then swapped the bulb out with the Bulbwizards LED bulb (link). I've only had it in the pool for 2 days, and its really nice. Obviously 2 days isn't long enough to give a good review, but if you search for...
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    Pool light niche bonding mount broken

    Thanks so much James. Your advice was beyond helpful!! I have managed to get a temporary solution in place with a permanent solution to come. Temp Solution - I managed to attach a bonding clamp to the very base of the remaining lug, actually against the nut that looks the lug into place. The...
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    Pool light niche bonding mount broken

    Hi, I replaced my 120v pentair pool light today. It all went pretty smoothly, and the light is operational now. This is a 'new to me' pool that came with the house, so I don't know the history. I have not lowered the water, chipping out the old epoxy sealing the conduit sure sucked! However...
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    Pool light troubleshooting

    Thanks KD Pool guy! I ended up snagging that light Pool Clown linked to for $225. Direct replacement and cheap. That way I have some parts if needed from the old one, and I'm guessing given the patina on it, that that model lasts a while (I hope at least).
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    Pool light troubleshooting

    Thanks so much Pool Clown!!
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    Pool light troubleshooting

    Our pool light was on during a rainstorm a few weeks back, and tripped the GFCI. Troubleshooting time! (I have a bit of electrical background so know what to touch and when). When I initially reset it, it came back on for a minute then tripped again, it did this a few more times, then started...
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    Just getting started with a pool

    Thank you!
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    Just getting started with a pool

    Thanks for warm welcome over in the other thread! The water temp has just dropped enough for the SWG to stop generating, so I'm at a point where I would love to get some guidance. I have the pump running in 1600 RPM for 20 hours, then 2600 for 4 hours. Test results are: FC: 6 CC: 0 PH: 7.8 CH...
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    Hello from Wilmington, NC

    Awesome, thanks for the welcome! Will be going through those resources you linked over the coming days.
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    Hello from Wilmington, NC

    Hello! Just bought a house with a pool. Never owned one before, so I'm taking a crash course through this great website. Moved in 3 weeks ago and have not touched it yet, water still looks good. Ordering a test kit now (TF-100 & K-1766) If theres anything I should be doing up until that...