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    Pentair control panel aux

    Hi all, I have a Pentair control panel and just installed a Stenner liquid chlorine pump. I temporarily have an outdoor timer plugged in but it only has 1 hour increments, so I need to hurry and get it wired into my Pentair panel so I can adjust the start and stop time. I know I need to add an...
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    NAPCO chemical in Spring TX sells 12.5% for $1.68/gallon
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    Taylor kit refills

    I have a k-2006 kit and all of the test solutions are expired and some are running out. Is it cheaper to just buy a whole new kit or buy the individual chemicals to refill the kit I already have? The refills on Amazon are big amounts. Is it to just buy refills directly from Taylor?
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    Great Price on Liquid Chlorine in Northwest Houston Texas

    Thank you so much for this lead. 12.5% is $1.68/gal there. Heck of a deal!!!!
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    High CYA

    I just realized my water softener wasn’t bypassed yesterday when I was doing the exchange. I just bypassed it after draining around 30-40%. Any concerns with that?
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    High CYA

    Thanks again. I just rented a 55gpm sump pump. Hopefully my drains can keep up.
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    High CYA

    Argh. Drained while filling for 20 hours, ran the pumps for a couple hours after, and I’m still getting readings of around 100 :(. Go another 24?
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    High CYA

    We’re supposed to get about 1.3” in the next 24 hours.
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    High CYA

    Why such a big discrepancy on the pumps “up to” 2400gph rate vs reality out of curiosity? - - - Updated - - - Also what if it starts raining real hard like it’s going to?
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    High CYA

    It’s a 1/3 submersible pump.
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    High CYA

    Wow I ended up at 140. How long do I do the replacement? My pump says up to 2400gph. Also it’s supposed to rain a lot today and tomorrow.
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    High CYA

    actually I just took my own reading and it’s over 100. My Taylor doesn’t go over 100. - - - Updated - - - Thanks the temps are about the same. If it’s over 100ppm how long should I do this for before stopping and testing again?
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    High CYA

    Yes I have a good Taylor kit. my cya is 80. How do you exchange the water?
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    High CYA

    1st, I have a stenner pump, I just haven’t installed it yet. In the meantime I’m paying a company to maintain my pool :/. Ya, it’s a waste. So today he let me know my CYA is too high and has been for awhile and he’s not been able to bring it down so he’s recommending not only draining it but...
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    Pump speeds and run times

    I agree somethings not right. I’m running it between 2000-3000 rpm but I’m still dealing with pucks for now so need them to dissolve until I get a stenner. Can you tell me what your winter schedule and rpms are so I can have something to compare?
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    Pump speeds and run times

    I’m in Houston TX. I think I need to review my pentair variable speed pump run times and speeds. My electric bill is higher than I’d like. Question: during the cold months what length of times and what RPMs should I have during filteration, vacuum, and high speed? Pool is 14000 gallon puck...
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    Pucks vs Liquid

    This is normal daily chlorine demand. When the variable speed pump is running at the low speed, no water is coming out into the rainbow feeder and thus the pucks aren't ever dissolving very quickly enough to have an acceptable level of chlorine. Here's one question for those familiar with...
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    Pucks vs Liquid

    I had a saltwater chlorine generator in my last pool. It seemed to wear out my pumps quicker than normal and my flagstone and moss rock were wearing somewhat quickly too. So we opted not to do saltwater this time. How easy are the Stenner pumps to install? I unfortunately am not very handy...
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    Pucks vs Liquid

    I had my ~13500 gallon pool built over a year ago, and I asked them if they could install a liquid chlorinator but it wasn't an option (they're all Pentair and had to do a Pentair rainbow puck feeder). Now i'm having problems getting the pucks to dissolve. The only way I can seem to get them...
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    Pump speed help

    What is a life in the day of a daily liquid chlorinator like? Pour bleach in every day, what happens when you need to go on vacation?
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    Pump speed help

    I have a pentair intelliflo variable speed 3hp pump here in Houston TX. My electric bill is high because a pool maintence guy sped up the pump because my rainbow 320 wasn’t dissolving pucks quickly enough to bring my chlorine up. I just changed out my filters and the pump is definitely running...
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    Chlorine puck feeder questions

    Also just as another follow up on this one.. I contacted Clorox and there is no copper in the Clorox Blue tabs.
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    Chlorine puck feeder questions

    Hi Jim, I feel the water is just fine, not much different overall compared to our salt water pool. It doesn't feel as soft but is just as easy to maintain (so far) other than I'm adding pucks every week to the feeder. It doesn't smell any different, and we aren't having to worry about any...
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    Chlorine puck feeder questions

    Hello all, Our last pool had a SWG, our new pool has a Pentair 320 chlorine puck feeder. Question - How many pucks should I fill it with? Should I fill it all the way to the top? Some videos say to put 2 or 3 pucks in. Wouldn't it be easier maintenance to fill it and just top it off every...
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    Just added borates - 2 questions

    Like if someone were to jump in fully clothed - which happens pretty regularly - would there be any difference in effect on the clothes? I know chlorine already affects clothes, just wondering if the borates would have any additional effect.
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    Just added borates - 2 questions

    Hi all, I just put 12 64oz boxes of Mule Team and 3 gallons of 13% muriatic acid in my 13,500 gallon non SWG pool. Two questions: How soon after adding is it safe to swim? Will the borates affect clothing any differently than without borates? TIA
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    Under Construction! Cypress/Tomball TX New pool build, small yard

    Re: Signed! Cypress/Tomball TX New pool build, small yard Cypress here too... We're working on getting bids as we speak for our 2nd pool (we recently moved.) Any info you can share on your experiences with PBs via PM would be great! It's amazing how many of them are out there!
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    Outdoor kitchen framing materials

    Hi all, Have been talking to various builders, and some swear by steel, some swear by cinder blocks, and one tonight swore by using wood for the framing for my outdoor kitchen (with proper hardiboard, Tyvek, etc). Is wood a code acceptable thing to use on an ODK? He insists his kitchens pass...
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    Quartzscapes, Diamond Brite, or...?

    Just curious - do you still like your Diamond Brite? I have a PB recommending it to me.
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    Getting bids in Cypress, TX - have questions

    Paramount JetPak's Anyone have these? One PB is recommending them, another says they're problematic. Trying to get some real input from those who have or have had them. TIA