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  1. Neemer

    Snake

    Until they aren’t. :-)
  2. Neemer

    Doheny Discovery troubleshooting

    Mine is the same age as yours and I also have that back and forth thing going on. It still cleans the pool, but spends an inordinate amount of time doing the Texas two-step. As I recall, around the time I purchased it, some folks were having this issue and the manuf said there was a software...
  3. Neemer

    Using half amounts with FAS DPD?

    I did that during a SLAM last season and found it to be crazy unreliable. I won’t be doing that again.
  4. Neemer

    Snake

    Kill it with fire.
  5. Neemer

    Confused about FC level and dosage when using Poly-Quat 60 at closing

    What, if any, is the downside to using too much poly? In other words, if I dump a full bottle in there when 1/2 bottle is called for.
  6. Neemer

    Official 2020 Pool Critters Thread

    Yesterday I took the lid off the skimmer and saw a layer of leaves that needed to be removed. Stuck my hand down there to scoop them out and withdrew an unseen snake. I threw it in one direction and took off running in the other. It's time to remove the skimmer sock and install the skimmer angel.
  7. Neemer

    Outdoor Pavilion Build

    Looks great! When’s happy hour?
  8. Neemer

    Official 2020 Pool Critters Thread

    Yesterday, I found a lively frog in the pool as I was doing my morning water testing. I grabbed the net to get him out, and he somehow escaped my grasp and appeared to disappear into thin air. I could not find him anywhere. I assumed he had escaped into the dark reaches of the skimmer behind...
  9. Neemer

    Official 2020 Pool Critters Thread

    Dead mouse this morning. So far, no snakes this year, but we’re just getting started.
  10. Neemer

    Outdoor Pavilion Build

    Looking good!
  11. Neemer

    Pool at 93 and is too hot! What to do....

    Your kids won’t care.
  12. Neemer

    Aqua Rite cannot set salt lower than 3900

    Leslies or any pool store for that matter cannot be relied upon to provide accurate test results. You must do your own testing with a quality test kit. For now, go with what your SWCG is telling you until you can reliably test on your own.
  13. Neemer

    Is this a cell or circuit board issue?

    And just like that, I’m a stupid. @JamesW , you sir, are a walking operators manual. Thanks so much!
  14. Neemer

    Is this a cell or circuit board issue?

    Or perhaps not an issue at all. I’m experiencing some strange diagnostic numbers on my Aquarite SWCG system. This morning, I moved the switch to “Super Chlorinate” and went out a couple of hours later to check the water temperature. I found some odd numbers. It does not show the temp, nor...
  15. Neemer

    Just bought some market umbrellas to cool things down...

    That’s pretty cool. How did you make the forms? I may try that.
  16. Neemer

    Just bought some market umbrellas to cool things down...

    FWIW, we have a similar umbrella and I have two 80# sandbags laying across the legs. It has blown over once when a freak storm blew up while I was otherwise engaged.
  17. Neemer

    Inyo Pool supply?

    Weird. I ordered a pump motor from them and had a super experience this spring. I even had to have a warranty issue addressed, and they jumped all over it. I have nothing bad to relate at all.
  18. Neemer

    Outdoor Pavilion Build

    Alcohol. That’s all I got.
  19. Neemer

    Aquarite wired 110v vs 220v

    If my Aquarite SWCG system can be wired either way, is there anything gained by going with 220v or lost with only 110v?
  20. Neemer

    I still got it!

    I have a boomerang millennial basement dweller (kidding slightly) who also happens to be an electrician. He’s done things around here that have turned my 40 yr old home into a smart home. I even have a server in my basement like a national political figure! Boy needs to get out of there though.
  21. Neemer

    Hayward H250FDN heater not igniting!

    Take a look at troubleshooting guidance in this manual. https://hayward-pool-assets.com/assets/documents/pools/pdf/manuals/UHS-Service-Installation-011717-RevT.pdf
  22. Neemer

    Solar Cover

    I used a solar cover for the first time recently. Just to give an example of heat retention, the water temp was 87 deg when I shut the heater off around 1900 Sunday evening. The next morning at 0800, the water temp was 84 deg. That’s with air temps in 50s overnight.
  23. Neemer

    Idea For A Skimmer Basket? Or maybe it already exists?

    I like that idea. I’d be a customer.
  24. Neemer

    Ignition failure in Hayward H350FDN

    Do you have a means to measure the gas pressure at the gas valve inlet and outlet? I would make sure gas is getting where it is supposed to at the proper pressures first.
  25. Neemer

    Heating pool...solar cover on or off?

    I wasn’t planning to swim this weekend, but with the temps as they are, why not. At any rate, I fired up the heater and I’m sitting here looking at the pool with its solar cover on. I’m wondering if I should have that cover on there in the daytime when the sun is out? Nighttime, sure, but not...
  26. Neemer

    Getting consistent reagent droplet size

    I know you’re supposed to just allow the reagents to drop from the bottle without squeezing. However, I find that rarely happens and I’ve experimented with various methods to induce free-fall but haven’t found a method that works every time. Sometimes I turn the bottle upside down and it just...
  27. Neemer

    Virginia Newb Build Thread

    Great choice in pavers! And builder! That’s very impressive.
  28. Neemer

    What is your VS pump schedule?

    I have mine set to run at 2600 for an hour, then 1250 for 22 hr.