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    IntelliCenter beginner questions

    You need to tap "Settings" on the home screen and then select the "Service Mode" option. From that screen you can change to "Auto" mode.
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    pH sensors that don't have to be calibrated

    Looks the same as what I ordered: 4-20mA converter on Amazon Double the price at $8 for two, but you do get two day delivery.
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    pH sensors that don't have to be calibrated

    Congrats, great progress! Any detail you could give on the 4-20ma converter you used and the work it took to get it working would be very helpful. I'm in the process of doing this myself, but just in the starting phase. Thanks..
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    Suggestion for improving "Add Chemicals" in Pool Math app

    Yes, that seems to work, and 10% is now the default. Thanks.
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    Suggestion for improving "Add Chemicals" in Pool Math app

    335, which I think is the latest.
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    Suggestion for improving "Add Chemicals" in Pool Math app

    Thanks for the app, it's very useful. I'd like to see the "Add Chemicals" flow streamlined. Adding bleach is the most common thing I do on the app, and it's pretty much always adding 32 or 64 oz of 10% bleach. Currently I think it takes something like 11 taps to add one of these entries. It...
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    Water loss into autocover box/trench

    Same problem here. We have a lap pool and are losing quite a bit of water on every turn at that end of the pool. Haven't quantified it yet, but between kids splashing and swimming laps it's adding up to quite a bit of loss. I'm surprised this problem isn't discussed more. One of the benefits...
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    How soon after filling pool can you use it?

    You should be able to fill your pool in less than two days. Use multiple hoses. A bigger 3/4” hose that is as short as possible will give you higher flow. Good luck.
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    Staining on old grout in a tiled pool.

    What type of grout was originally used? Seems like you'd want to avoid that given your experience with it. We are just completing a similar build and have been very happy with Bisazza fillgel epoxy grout. My understanding is that epoxy is definitely the way to go. Don't have any experience...
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    Recommended levels for pools having tile surface

    For the case of an all tile pool with epoxy grout, I assume treating it like vinyl is the right thing to do? That’s my situation and will be starting up soon with fill water that has CH of 20ppm. I’m wondering if it will be okay to leave the CH low and run a very negative CSI.
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    Low Salt SWG

    No, I plan on plumbing them in series to avoid having to double the flow rate. Although Hayward does recommend parallel, this thread convinced me that series will be fine: https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/multiple-cells-in-a-row-or-separate-lines.159208/
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    Low Salt SWG

    Actually have two of them for that reason. They will be plumbed in series. Definitely an experiment, will see how it works out..
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    Low Salt SWG

    I have this unit and plan to run my salt level in the 1500 ppm range. I haven't opened the pool yet so don't have operational experience with it. You can't buy these from US retailers, but you can buy them on Ebay, which is where I got mine. My assumption is that you won't get any warranty...
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    Sealant between decking and tile

    What about the case where the glass tile meets an aluminum track for an automatic cover? Should that also not be grouted? Because of the glass/metal joint, my understanding is that it should be caulked. The track is screwed into the bond beam. The track is covered by mortar and coping. It...
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    Bonding spa water separately from pool water?

    Will definitely have everything bonded together. Was just saying that we need to bond the spa water in addition to bonding the pool water. It seems like some pool/spa combos just bond the pool water and ignore the spa water. That was our plan, but after thinking about it, we'll bond both at...
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    Bonding spa water separately from pool water?

    Using nicheless lights, so no help there.
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    Bonding spa water separately from pool water?

    Our current plan is to bond the pool water with one of the skimmer based solutions. But doesn't the spa water also need to be bonded separate from what you do for the pool water? We have an attached spa, and while the spa water will sometimes be in contact with the pool water, it won't always...
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    OCD Pool Equipment Layout & Chemical Automation Underway

    Thanks for sharing your work, this is all very impressive. I'm curious as to why you chose the Rosemount system over one of the Chemtrol options, like the CH265. I'm likely headed down the Chemtrol path, but would like to understand if there are advantages to your setup. Thanks..
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    New lap pool / spa in northern California, lots of questions

    Buttinski?? Thats why I'm here! Planning on SWG. We are hoping to keep it heated year round, but also have no issues with adding bleach as needed if the SWG isn't cutting it for whatever reason. Was thinking the same on the cleaner port. Will probably go with a robot to start, but will...
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    New lap pool / spa in northern California, lots of questions

    Thanks for the feedback everyone! The build is underway as seen in the picture below. Lot of the equipment choices are still TBD, focused on getting the structure right. Plumbing is just beginning and finally have some more detail on it. The equipment will be housed in a vault below grade...
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    Best way to plumb an integrated spa?

    I haven't seen a detailed plumbing schematic yet, so not sure why the PB has two pumps in the proposal. So my thought was we'd end up with two pumps either way, so why not create a second loop that can be used somewhat independently. On the spa usage, I'm not suggesting the spa will be used...
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    Best way to plumb an integrated spa?

    Starting a new pool build with an integrated spa. I think the relevant details are: SWG, heater for year-round pool use, 30K gallon pool, 1K gallon spillover spa, two VS pumps. More details can be found in an under construction thread. The current proposal from the PB is to plumb everything...
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    New lap pool / spa in northern California, lots of questions

    Thanks for all the feedback! Kim asked for more details on the SWG. Here is link to AquaRite Low Salt Chlorine Generator . And a link to the operating manual. I like the idea of lower salt levels to alleviate concerns from the various anti-salt factions, and the pool wouldn't have a salty...
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    New lap pool / spa in northern California, lots of questions

    As a total beginner, this forum has been an invaluable resource in trying to quickly get a grasp on this large project we're about to undertake. Huge thanks to everyone here! Basics: New build 12' x 75' 30K gallon outdoor in-ground pool 8' x 5' 1K gallon integrated spillover spa Pool and spa...
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    Insulated automatic pool cover

    The HydraLux is an interesting solution, but I wonder about evaporation with it. Evaporation is the largest cause of heat loss, and a standard vinyl cover will come close to eliminating evaporation. I haven't been able to find any data on how much evaporation happens with a slat system, but...
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    Insulated automatic pool cover

    We're in the process of having a 75' x 12' lap pool built In Northern California. We'd like to use it year round, which means heat retention will be very important. This all leads to the obvious need for an automatic pool cover. The standard solution to this problem is an automatic vinyl...
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    Low salt SWG + bleach automation

    Disclaimer: I knew nothing about pools a few weeks ago and probably still don't. But thanks to everyone here at TFP, I at least feel like I'm headed in the right direction. Thanks! I'm in the process of having an in-ground lap pool built in Northern California. It will be 75' x 12' with 30K...
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    link test

    No problem, that's why I was checking, thanks!
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    link test

    with no link