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  1. Bootaa

    How to tell the watt of the pool light

    1. I have already purchased the multirelay. There are 3 relays: Maximum Load: Relay 1: 15 A, Relay 2: 15 A, Relay 3: 20 A. ---> Am I good? 2. The lights are not low voltage because I do not have a transformer. Correct? 3. Can an incandescent light change colors? Or should be either LED or...
  2. Bootaa

    How to tell the watt of the pool light

    Thanks, James and Dirk. James, not sure about the gfci. So if the outlet (in the box on the right side of the breaker box above) looks like a gfci outlet (like below), then I have it, correct? Is there any other place where lights can be on a gfci? I can check it tomorrow. Dirk, there is no...
  3. Bootaa

    How to tell the watt of the pool light

    Ok, I took some pictures. There are 3 lights, the one in the spa looks a bit different. About your questions: 1. I don't control colors, it changes itself every time I turn the switch on and off. The colors don't change until the next time I turn on/off. There is a mode that colors change...
  4. Bootaa

    How to tell the watt of the pool light

    The pool was built in 1994 or 1995 according to the neighbors. No documentation from the builder. But I will post a picture of the light tomorrow. Thank you.
  5. Bootaa

    How to tell the watt of the pool light

    They change colors, so they should be halogen (or LED?). They are also not very big, the whole gasket is 4" and is rubber. And how can I know the make/model without taking it out?
  6. Bootaa

    How to tell the watt of the pool light

    Thanks. How can I measure the usage? I'm going to install a smart device to control the pump/lights/air blower. For that, I need to know the watt of the pool lights. I can take a picture tomorrow during the day. what is the min and max wattage for the pool lights?
  7. Bootaa

    How to tell the watt of the pool light

    Hi everyone, is there any way to find out the wattage of a pool light without taking it out? I assume there are limited types so I should be able to find out based on the look and size, correct? I am only interested in knowing the watt of the pool lights.
  8. Bootaa

    Pump start time & run time for diff seasons

    Thank you mknauss. I did not know that! Where can I get more info about a robotic cleaner on TFP? I own my first pool for just a few months and before draining the pool in Spring, I asked a few pool companies to look at the equipment. They *all* said the pump was too weak (1 Hp) and the...
  9. Bootaa

    Pump start time & run time for diff seasons

    mknauss: Would you please elaborate on why that is a very expensive method of cleaning a pool.
  10. Bootaa

    Pump start time & run time for diff seasons

    Would you please elaborate? Thank you for the rest. It cleared up many things.
  11. Bootaa

    Pump start time & run time for diff seasons

    Thank you ajw22. The article talks about the run time only. So there is no recommendation for the start time? can I always run the pump at night? Should chlorine level always match with the Chlorine / CYA Chart?
  12. Bootaa

    Pump start time & run time for diff seasons

    Hello! I would like to know if there is a recommended start time and run time for the pump during Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter? I have heard the pump should run overnight in winter (to prevent water from freezing at nights), and for at least 12 hrs in summer starting early morning. I do...
  13. Bootaa

    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    Any comment on Q4? I have read that people say avoid Clorox. Not sure what products! TIA
  14. Bootaa

    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    That's a good point. Thanks.
  15. Bootaa

    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    A few questions about the SLAM process 1) The water is very clear and I have no signs of algae in the pool. In the spa however, I can see a bit green (prob 2 in x 2 in) at 2 corners of the walls. Do I still need to do the SLAM? 2) Should I start with clean filters? Again, the water is not...
  16. Bootaa

    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    Thanks. I will. I forgot to add CL one day. Regarding CYA: can't I keep the CYA at 30 or 40 instead of 50? And why the CYA of 20 is not recommended? Also, what is the best way to increase the CYA? Regarding pH: I tested the pH last week or so with another test kit and it was 8.0 and I added MA...
  17. Bootaa

    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    I added 1 gal bleach 10% (~5 ppm) on 19th-evening and here is the test result from 21st-morning: CL = 0 ( I added one gal after the test) pH = 8.2 CH = 500 (it seems high for 2 months old water) TA = 230 CYA = 20 (I could still see the black dot at 20, not clear though. Then I continued...
  18. Bootaa

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    https://www.troublefreepool.com/wiki/index.php?title=Chlorine_Date_Code_Decoder
  19. Bootaa

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Download the poolmath app, it calculates what you need. Please be aware, the amount you need depends on your CYA level too. PS: How did you get 360 in 15,360 gallons?
  20. Bootaa

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Thanks. My Walmart carries 1-gal ones (dated 2017) and 2-pack boxes (dated 2016). Which Walmart do you buy from?
  21. Bootaa

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    This might help :)
  22. Bootaa

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Where do you guys get liquid chlorine in Las Vegas? Based on my research, lowes has the lowest price: Lowes: 10% - $7.48 for 2 gal or $0.292/oz Home Depot: 10% - $8.98 for 2 gal or $0.351/oz 10% - $8.08/e for 4+ box--> $32.32 for 8 gal or $0.316/oz Fresh Pool Supply: 10% - $9.99 for 2 gal...
  23. Bootaa

    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    I just want to thank mguzzy, magiteck, mknauss (why all start with an M?), Yev, and CRAD_oz for replying to this thread. The amount of information you guys share here is crazy and I appreciate it a lot. I learned so much in the last 48 hours when I started asking these questions. I should also...
  24. Bootaa

    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    Thanks, CRAD_oz. The label has been peeled off. It's prob a Hayward since the pump, pressure gauge, and heater are also Hayward. Any other way to find out?
  25. Bootaa

    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    Does anyone know what kind of filter this is? There are 4 Pleatco Pure cartridges inside and they are not very tall.
  26. Bootaa

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Anyone in Las Vegas, NV know where to get cheap CL? The lowest I could find is at Lowes for $7.48, a box of 2 gallons 10%. TIA
  27. Bootaa

    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    Thank you both for helping me out. I dont have a SWG. Can I chlorinate in the evenings but run the pump in the mornings? Or should pump run after chlorinating? I am going to order TF-100. As for stirrer, does this work? www.amazon.com/dp/B072K24X5P
  28. Bootaa

    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    Is liquid chlorine economical? It seems I need at least 12 gallons per month if not more. When is the best time to add liquid chlorine, in the morning or in the evening? Yes, water is already hard here. And I read here about the point you made about Cal Hypo that increases the calcium. We dont...
  29. Bootaa

    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    Yes, I have Muriatic acid for pH. So only this and liquid chlorine?? :love: Yes, I have noticed the pool stores just want to sell their products and the tests are not consistent. I have two Leslie's stores in the nearby intersection and I tested the water at both locations and the results are...
  30. Bootaa

    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    Thank mguzzy for your response. I replied above about the kit I have now. It seems I need a new kit as you recommended. Just a quick question about 5ppm that you suggested, so if the FC is zero now, I need to add whatever the app says to bring it to 5ppm, if it is 1, I need to bring it to 6...