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    After new VS pump installation - leak exposed?

    Definitely fewer bubbles after turning of the SWG and waiting for an hour. Placebo? Science? or Vodoo Magic?? LOL
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    After new VS pump installation - leak exposed?

    I do have an SGW. I will do the bucket test in the afternoon. Thnx for the suggestions.
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    After new VS pump installation - leak exposed?

    I recently installed a new VS pump. I did my own plumbing, it was in and out, an easy job. I'm losing water, for December in South Florida I don't recall evaporation to be an issue in past seasons. I don't see any evident leaks on the new connections. Nor I see watermarks or any puddles near...
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    NEW to VS pumps - How to calculate turnaround?

    I've set two timers, the main one at 1200 RPM from 9 am to 9 pm (12 hours), and then another one that kicks in the middle of it at noon for 2 hours of 2500 RPM for the suction cleaner. SWCG will turn on at 10 am and go to sleep at 8 pm for a total of 10 hours @ 55% of SWCG, which will produce...
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    NEW to VS pumps - How to calculate turnaround?

    I had a Pentair WhisperFlo 1.5HP. I'll try your suggestions. Thank you.
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    NEW to VS pumps - How to calculate turnaround?

    OK lots of good comments and suggestions (as always); thank you. I'm going to start by figuring out the lowest RPM that would make my SWCG flow switch happy. Then add the suggested 100 RPM buffer. Once that is under control I'll come back and continue the rest of the conversation (max RPM for...
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    NEW to VS pumps - How to calculate turnaround?

    Before changing the pump I was doing two 4 hour cycles, one in the morning starting at 9 am and another in the evening starting a 6 pm, for a total of 8 hours a day of run time. SWCG was set at 90% doing those 8 hours. The cleaner was always in the pool hooked to the skimmer port. I don't have...
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    NEW to VS pumps - How to calculate turnaround?

    In this case, I need to change the question, I want to save the most money while maintaining a healthy pool. I have an SWG to run and also a suction pool cleaner. Can u please help me figure out the intervals and speed I should be running?
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    NEW to VS pumps - How to calculate turnaround?

    I just replaced my old single speed pump with a Hayward TriStar 1.85HP VS pump. I have 1.5" plumbing. How can I calculate the flow rate GPM at XX RPM with this pump and this plumbing size? My goal is to use this information to schedule my different speeds and intervals to move the 13k...
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    CYA jumped to 100 with pool-math calculation

    Home depot chlorine stabilizer, 100% cyanuric acid
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    CYA jumped to 100 with pool-math calculation

    Yup, it’s been running for 24 hours already. I do notice the filter went up in pressure a bit. I think today’ test are OK, I bought 5 lbs acid and still have 2lbs in the bag. Pool size I’ve been using for years to calcule chemical additions. The only part I guess I cannot corroborate is the...
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    CYA jumped to 100 with pool-math calculation

    Scratching my head, usually the math works great. I added 3lbs dry CYA for my 13K gallon pool that measured 40ish CYA to try to take it to SWG recommended level of 70. I also added salt, calcium, acid, recently. Reasons I’m our of wack: dear kids left the water hose Inside pool overnight and...
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    Will this work as an aerator?

    Bummer, I do have two of those from my previous pool laying around... I connected it and it is doing something...
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    Will this work as an aerator?

    What about this guy pointing up? https://www.amazon.com/Infusion-V-fitting-Inlet-Return-Venturi/dp/B008DG32FI/ref=psdc_9425947011_t3_B0026MTCOU
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    Will this work as an aerator?

    I guess this one pointing down might be a better choice? https://www.amazon.com/Kokido-Waterfall-Fountain-Swimming-Pools/dp/B008EKKY72/ref=psdc_9425947011_t1_B005Z1KTBE
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    Will this work as an aerator?

    Will this works as an aerator if I place it on the steps? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07L54HB83/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_MqXTEbTA7JXXK I'm looking for hassle-free solution, need to lower my TA. Thank you!
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    Are these algae or stains?

    Thank you for the help. Stains are fading slowy. Need to get another Vitamin C bottle to do a second round of treatment.
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    Are these algae or stains?

    Stains seem to change color with the vitamin. Slowly. Rubbing the vitamin doesn’t erase it, rather it’s a slow fade if I crush one on top of it (or the sock). What would be the couse of action, leave the sock on top of it until gone? (There a many little spots) Can this end up in change of...
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    Are these algae or stains?

    I think you mean regular Vitamin C, right? (just googled it) Can u please send me a link to which vitamins are you referring to? Then I’ll look for them locally. Thank you!
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    Are these algae or stains?

    Definetly no change with the tab on top.
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    Are these algae or stains?

    We recently (about a month or so) remove a wall of 80 feet of hedges (ficus) near the affected area. Also, they’ve been installing a new fence. Fertilize before that I cant be sure as the lawn guy is kind of a free spirit (does the job, but on his time/way/no information).
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    Are these algae or stains?

    First 10min no change.
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    Are these algae or stains?

    Todays test results: FC 3 CC 0 pH 8+ (I’m struggling to keep this low) Alkalinity 60 (going to lower to 50 to try to keep pH around 7.6-7.8) CH 400 CYA 60 Salt 3600
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    Are these algae or stains?

    I’ve got these for a couple of weeks now. It’s only two places in the entire pool surface. Are these stains? If so, course of action? Big thank you!
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    SGW conversion day

    Finaly after months of reno and susequent issues today I’m pouring the salt! Some pictures below. Question, I had to pour almost 7 bags. I aleady did 5 and want to test (taylor salt kit) before continuing. How long shouId I wait to test? Thnx!
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    SLAM levels - effects in readings?

    Quick question, I’ve read in the past that high FC levels affects pH readings. Does it affects any of the other tests? Alkalinity, Calcium, CYA? Thnx!
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    Filter "exploited"

    Can I use an all wire brush for the algae on new plaster?
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    Filter "exploited"

    Well, no cartridge in stock around my area. Ended up ordering online. Any concern with running the pump thru the filter without a cartridge until Thursday (will it damage my equipment or piping)? I want to have the water moving to start mixing all the baking soda, acid and cl I'm going to pour.
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    Filter "exploited"

    And pool store has the filter marked-up by 60$ vs what I can find anywhere online...