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    Pentair VSF & Pentair iChlor 30

    A little backstory..... I have had the iChlor30 for a couple of seasons and until recently a Pentair Whisperflo 2-speed pump. I typically ran the pump on low 24 hours a day with a low setting on the iChlor and have had great water and no issues. Both pump and iChlor were wired together so...
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    Replacing a Pentair Whisperflow pump

    Hello All: My pump seemingly bit the dust over the weekend. It is about 11 years old so I guess it is about time. In the interest of getting it done fast I think I want to change it myself. Some general information / questions..... I currently have a Pentair Whisperflow 1.5hp 2 speed pump -...
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    Sta-Rite Posi-Clear Cartridge Filter Part

    Hello folks! I am looking for a replacement for the drain cap at the bottom of the filter housing. It looks a lot like a 2 liter bottle soda cap and is part number 32185-7074. Clearly I can get in on-line but the best deliveries I am seeing are at least week or more. Does anyone have a sense...
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    Calcium Hardness & Ice Melt

    Winter here on the east coast making it a great time ot pick up some ice melt to use to up the CH in my pool this spring. Quick question - the ice melt I am seeing is a mixture of Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, and Sodium Chloride. Is this OK to use or should I seek all Calcium Chloride...
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    Pump Trips Breaker

    Hello: Woke up this AM to the pump not running; I went to investigate and saw the breaker was tripped. We have an intermatic timer that I use as an on/off switch so I shut down the power, reset the breaker and turned the timer switch back on. The pump ran for a few seconds, did not sound too...
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    What is Alkalinity (w/stabilizer correction)?

    Hi Folks I never venture to the pool store aside from needing a part or two. I have been recently having problems with my salt power supply and wanted to get a salinity reading so I took the local store some water to test. All numbers came back as I expected more or less (as verified by my...
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    Candidate for Clairifier?

    Hello all: I've been using the TFPC method since we got out pool 5 years ago. No algae, no problems, everything is good. been having a slight problem thees past few months. My water is not as clear as it typically is. Generally I can see very clearly a coin on the bottom of the 6' deep end...
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    Leaky Hayward 3-way Valve

    Hello: I have a Hayward 3-way valve which is leaking in one of the positions. One input to the valve is just after the pump, one goes to the filter and the other goes to discharge water when the pool is too full. When the discharge side is closed, I get a small amount of water dripping...
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    Algae inside of light

    Looking for some advice..... I have a couple of PAL 2000 lights in my 19,800 gallon Fiberglass pool with a Salt Chlorine generator, one in the shallow end between 2 returns and one in the deep end just a little below the skimmer. The light has a clear lens cover that can be removed and...
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    My sister in law needs help

    To make a long story short, here is where my sister in law is and I need some help in directing her. She has an above ground pool with a sand filter and a dome over top of it. She opened as usual and everything seemed to be going ok, but then the pool turned green. She was using pucks or...
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    CYA, Chlorine and a question

    Need a little help in filling the knowledge gap I have. I get that you need some measure of CYA to keep from losing your chlorine to the sun. Having that measure of CYA requires you to have a higher level of chlorine then you would usually have if you did not have that measure of CYA. What is...
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    Very small flakes in pool

    Hello all: This is my first year with a new pool, and I have been getting excellent advice from everyone here along the way. Recent test results...... FC: 4.5 CC: 0.5 TC: 5.0 pH: 7.8 T/A: 90 CH: 200 CYA: 40 Water is clear and bright, looks great. A couple of weeks ago, I added some calcium...
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    Do you test other people's water?

    I am traveling next week to visit my wife's family. Two of them have pools, and I have the urge to bring my TF-100 along to see how well they keep up with their pool. I know both of the owners just dump based on pool store advice. I think it would be interesting, but on the other hand, I may...
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    Increasing CH

    OK, so I need to bump my CH up, and I am currently sitting at 110 or so. Pool calculator shows that I need 410 oz (25.62 lbs) of calcium chloride to get to 250. I have a bag of Dowflake Calcium Chloride (77-80%) in the garage that I used to melt ice in the driveway. Is this OK to use, and...
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    2nd reading, what happened?

    I really thought I was going right, then I got some strange readings today. Previous Readings (last Sunday) FC: 2 CC: 0.5 TC: 2.5 PH: 7.5 TA: 110 CH: 180 CYA: 0 Low CYA, so I took a baby step of adding 4 lbs of 96% CYA (HTH from WalMart) via sock in front of a return early last week. Today's...
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    First Set of Numbers

    OK, a little help needed here...... Just took my first set of numbers and while I am generally happy, I am unsure about a few things. FC: 2 CC: 0.5 TC: 2.5 pH: 7.5 T/A: 110 CH: 180 CYA: ???? I never really had "red" for my tests. I have the TF-100 kit and by red, I mean the red that is like...
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    Vac'd a thermometer

    The title does not lie. We vac'd a plastic thermometer. It is about 1/2" dia x 5" long or so. Went right up the vac line into the plumbing between the skimmer and pump. Needless to say I am quite concerned. So far, no change in pressure at the filter, and it is not in the pump basket. I...