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  1. thephatp

    Cracks / Leaks at Skimmer

    Our deck has moved and cracked more than I expected. I noticed a few months back that there was a crack in the side wall near my skimmer, and I can clearly tell it's leaking now. Note that this happened prior to the freeze here in Texas a couple of weeks ago, so it's unrelated to that. While it...
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    My Automated Liquid Chlorinator Build

    Umm, what's with the novel??? I wanted to write out my story on putting together a very functional (thanks to all the folks here) automated liquid chlorinator for three reasons: (1) I'm proud of it, and I want to thank the folks who helped me; (2) to share the problems I experienced to help...
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    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    I need help understanding how the EasyTouch8 is configured/meant to work. I figured this made sense to be in a new thread, so notifying @GDN or @bdavis466, since this is in relation to a post/diagram from them. Goal: To provide load to an available AUX relay ONLY when the mail pump is on...
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    How to Add an Automated Valve with EasyTouch?

    Problem I want to vary how the normal "Pool" mode pumps water between pool and spa in an automated fashion. I have a manual valve right now that allows me to configure this. When in pool mode... If the valve is open, it pushes water to both the pool and the spa. If the valve is closed, it pushes...
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    CC @ 2.0, but about leave town. What should I do?

    I recently completed a SLAM (on 6/27) treating for a tiny amount of black and green algae, and a decent amount of mustard algae. Since then, my pool has been crystal clear and levels holding quite well (just adding chlorine). I've been testing every day, and all has been well. This morning, I...
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    Preparing to SLAM

    Moved from here. I'd like to piggyback here, as I'm about to start a SLAM myself. I'm trying to get rid of 2 tiny spots of black algae (both less than dime size), one small spot of green algae (less than a quarter), and the remnants of mustard algae (this was kind of bad, and I shocked it...
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    What's Wrong with My Plumbing? - Chlorinator seems to get air trapped...

    Problem My pool loses chlorine over the span of 8-10 days. The pool builder doesn't know why. I have to bleed air out of my system ever 7 days to keep chlorine from getting too low. They think it may have something to do with the way the system is plumbed. Steps Followed (reproducible) Filled...
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    Spa Jets "Leaking" at sides (not just shooting out the nozzle)

    I just had a pool installed and fired up the heater and used the spa for the first time yesterday. I was very disappointed to find that water/air (from the blower) was "leaking" out the edges of the jet, not just through the nozzle. Is this normal? I would imagine this affects the pressure...