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  1. johnpkaiser

    How are my fellow Texans doing this morning lol

    I'm just curious... Did anyone just remove the plugs, drain the equipment and leave the lids off the pumps, etc and actually fair well through the freeze? I wondered if that was the best route through all of it vs. trying to keep it running all the time with rolling blackouts or in my case...
  2. johnpkaiser

    Pentair Whisperflo frozen ... found crack

    use your part number off the pump and order a new volute housing and replace. it doesn't look overly complicated if you are mechanically inclined. there are also youtube videos on how to do this as well.
  3. johnpkaiser

    How are my fellow Texans doing this morning lol

    In Helotes, TX just outside San Antonio. same.. still running pumps full time. all is good so far... we are expecting snow/ice late this evening into tomorrow AM. I also have blankets over the equipment and a tarp around my pool equipment.
  4. johnpkaiser

    Enable Automatic IntelliFlo Freeze Protection

    Like you, I have the same setup. If you have the Screenlogic app, you can also enable freeze protection for the pumps under the Screenlogic setup app, under Setup Circuits- turn on "On with Freeze" by configured circuit. Alternatively, since the weather will be at freezing or lower until mid...
  5. johnpkaiser

    Fill water: Automatic Pool Water Leveler vs Smart hose faucet

    I also use a timer. I plumbed it into the manual pvc fill line. in the winter, I replace the timer with a piece of pvc with the proper threaded ends as the timer says not to leave out in the freezing weather. The water evaporation is so much less in the winter its manageable once or twice a week.
  6. johnpkaiser

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Same happened to me on my last home depot purchase.
  7. johnpkaiser

    One Year Pool Anniversary

    One year ago yesterday, we filled our new pool. Since then, I have followed the TFP way and have enjoyed wonderfully clear and clean water. At first, I was intimidated by the thought of having to add chlorine daily, but once I got in to a routine, it was no big deal. For those who are not...
  8. johnpkaiser

    Algae on thermometer string?

    Same here... I just cut it off and let it float around.
  9. johnpkaiser

    Mesh bag removal

    Update on this: I finally took the bag to the PB. They said the collar does not come off and suggested I order a new bag with the snap ring collar. So I did . Now that I received it and replaced the assembly on my cleaner, I decided to take apart the old one . This way, if it broke I would...
  10. johnpkaiser

    Most effective way to have some peace and quiet

    I completely agree with you Akropp.. i have a Pentair whisperflo for the water fall and it is anything but "whisper" quiet. Knowing what i know now, I would have gone with a variable speed pump. Even for the waterfall. I do have a Pentair VSF for the pool and its great. As Jimrahbe said...
  11. johnpkaiser

    What did you do to your pool today?

    I ran full set of tests, brushed the pool walls,etc. Went for a swim this afternoon. Pool is at 77 deg.
  12. johnpkaiser

    Bleach or Liquid Chlorine Pricing

    I just just bought some this evening at Home Depot. 1 Case(3 gallons) of 10% chlorine. $9.98. I bought 4 cases and got $1.00 off each case at that quantity. ~$3.25 per gallon.
  13. johnpkaiser

    Pentair temp sensor

    I have this same issue. Mine always reads between 10 and 15 higher than i really is, only when it's hot outside. Like you said, I assume its the sun shining on the bricks under the control panel where it is mounted. My backyard web cam always seems to be accurate so I use that for outside temp.
  14. johnpkaiser

    What's your current pool temp?

    73 today..
  15. johnpkaiser

    Bleach v corona virus - backup plan?

    Our local home depot has plenty of cases on hand. I'm not sure about limits but at three gallons per sealed case and multiple family members, it seems you could get what you need.
  16. johnpkaiser

    First pool build! Excited but apprehensive. Bid included

    A big take away from my build was not letting the pool builder decide something for you or to push you into a compromise. Your family has to live with the end result. Your pool company sales team will be long gone after you finish.
  17. johnpkaiser

    Upgrade Pentair Easytouch 4 to 8?

    This situation almost sounds to good to be true. A $180 price difference between board types is a significant one based on a single resistor being added. As someone who has many years of soldering experience this is tempting.
  18. johnpkaiser

    What's your current pool temp?

    We had 71 on Monday/Tuesday until another cool front came in. now at 67. my daughter and her friend jumped in Monday and swam around a bit.
  19. johnpkaiser

    Trouble reading PH

    ^ I do the same thing. I have the hardest time differentiating the color above 7.8
  20. johnpkaiser

    Speaker suggestions for a 'basic' not-so-tech-savvy family :D

    We purchased the 'ION" brand they sell and the battery didn't last but 30 minutes, and didn't even sound as good as our little JBL for half the price.
  21. johnpkaiser

    Pentair Rebates for new build

    I ran into this same thing. I tried to get receipts from the builder with no luck.
  22. johnpkaiser

    Speaker suggestions for a 'basic' not-so-tech-savvy family :D

    We have a JBL Charge 3. It's small yet has great sound. https://www.amazon.com/JBL-JBLCHARGE3BLKAM-Waterproof-Portable-Bluetooth/dp/B01F24RHF4 it doesn't float and I wouldn't submerge it but it can get wet.
  23. johnpkaiser

    Hello Everyone

    Nice pool. We also thought our yard was too small for a pool but were amazed at what they did with the space.
  24. johnpkaiser

    Mesh bag removal

    Will do.
  25. johnpkaiser

    Mesh bag removal

    Update on this: I spoke to Pentair. They claim you can take it apart and change out the bag as needed. They suggested I take it to my PB, who happens to be a Pentair warranty center, and they should be able to take it apart and re-seat the mesh bag. I guess we will see what happens after I...
  26. johnpkaiser

    Mesh bag removal

    maybe this helps:
  27. johnpkaiser

    Mesh bag removal

    Yes., I will get a better pic. There is a separation between the fixed part of the plastic and the collar that holds the bag. it does spin around but just doesn't seem to come off.
  28. johnpkaiser

    Mesh bag removal

    Yes I already have done that. Where I am trying separate is higher up. The collar that goes over the mesh bag to hold it on. Thais though! ?
  29. johnpkaiser

    Mesh bag removal

    Does anyone know how to remove the mesh bag from the quick connect collar? it’s on a Pentair Kreepy Krauly Platinum model. I am asking because I would like to reseat the bag on the collar. A small part of it is coming out and let’s a little bit of silt/dirt out when running. Thanks