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  1. 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...
  2. 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?
  3. Neemer

    Heating 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Neemer

    How and when did this site get started?

    I’ve been looking for a link or something that would take me to the history of TFP but haven’t found anything yet. In my somewhat limited experience, this is a very unique website with experts providing most of the technical advice, and then you fold in the pool math app and TFTestkits and it’s...
  6. Neemer

    5ml vs 10ml FC tests

    Is there an inherent inconsistency in the results between the two test sample sizes? I’m finding significantly different results comparing the two which makes me question the validity of going with 5ml during a SLAM. As an example, I tested this morning with 10ml and got 21 FC. At 5ml, it was...
  7. Neemer

    SLAM with a VSP

    Does it matter what speed one uses when running the pump 24/7 for a SLAM?
  8. Neemer

    Do I have an issue here?

    I opened last Thurs and am in the midst of a SLAM. My FC level is currently 20. Salt level is 3100. I have been running the SWCG and have noticed something that I don’t think is right. With the output knob set at 100%, shouldn’t it be generating all the time? When I first turn it on, it...
  9. Neemer

    “True HP” of pump

    I need a little help understanding this. I’ve been engaged with an online supplier about a replacement motor for my Hayward Super Pump. They informed me that the true hp of my existing 1.5hp pump is 2.2hp, and I need a bigger motor than the one I was looking at. They have directed me to one...
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    @Neemer Just seeing what that does.
  11. Neemer

    So I watched the TFP youtube vid on closing

    It brought to mind a couple of questions. The vid says to “bring the shock level up and hold it overnight”. Up to what? Then it says to allow the CL to drop to half of normal level. If my “normal” FC target is 5, I am to allow it to drop to 2.5? I don’t think I’ve read this guidance...
  12. Neemer

    TFTestkits’ pH meter

    Can someone describe the proper process for calibrating the pH meter? The instructions that come with the meter leave much to be desired.
  13. Neemer

    I’m having a senior moment

    I could have sworn I saw something on here that told you how much chlorine a swcg would produce over a 24 hr period. Now I’m coming up with nothing. Did I dream that? I have a Hayward T3.
  14. Neemer

    RESOLVED! Troubleshooting Hayward H200FDP Heater

    I’m stumped. I’m ready to call in a tech, but wanted to run this by the group first in case I’m overlooking something. I’ve not been able to get the heater to fire this season, getting the infamous IF error. I’ve tested everything I can. The gas valve is good, I can see an orange glow in...
  15. Neemer

    Odd filter pressure behavior

    I’ve noted this for quite a while, but I don’t understand it. My filter pressure will actually decrease over time. For example, when the pump first turns on, the pressure will be 15 psi. A few hours later it will be 12 psi. This runs counter to my understanding of how these things work.
  16. Neemer

    Access to gas orifices on Hayward H200FDP

    Hi all, I need a little assistance. I tried to fire up the heater for the first time of the season and repeatedly got the IF error. I’ve read up on it and know there are multiple things to check. I’m working my way from easiest to more difficult. I’m currently attempting to check the gas...
  17. Neemer

    A little help calculating savings please?

    I'm thinking of upgrading my SWCG from T-3 to T-15. I ran into some hefty electric bills last summer and would like to know how long it would take for electric savings to pay for the upgrade. Anyone?
  18. Neemer

    I want to install a few unions

    Hi folks, I need some guidance/advice. I want to install unions in my plumbing so I can easily remove the multiport valve and get to the sand in the filter. As I see it, I can either install unions somewhere downstream and upstream of the multiport, or I could replace the existing couplings on...
  19. Neemer

    I have a niggling question about deep cleaning sand filters

    I've watched the videos and still have this question. What prevents grains of sand and other things you don't want clogging your laterals from entering the standpipe?
  20. Neemer

    Are gizmos single use?

    I planned to reuse the gizmo I used last winter, but I just read an ad that said you should replace them each winter. Is this true or marketing?
  21. Neemer

    How would you clean this?

    The good news is my renovation project is complete. The not so good news is I have a little bit of cleaning up to do, and my initial thought on how to approach these stains (or whatever you’d call them) isn’t working. Before I get too into this, I’d like to get a little feedback on how I can...
  22. Neemer

    Advice needed for water balance of pool under renovation

    My pool has been under renovation since mid-June. The renovation consists in part of cutting out and replacing the concrete coping. During this period, I have been keeping the water balanced with little challenge. That all changed today with the installation of the new coping. There is a lot...
  23. Neemer

    How often should I backwash?

    The pressure in my filter has not risen enough to justify backwashing (15% incr) in nearly a month. Does this sound right?
  24. Neemer

    Gypsum and Lime

    Here’s a question you probably don’t often get. My landscaper just spread a mixture of lime and gypsum around the pool and some of it ended up in the water. What are the effects?
  25. Neemer

    My pool will be closed for about a month.

    My pool that was installed last fall has to undergo some major renovations. I'm not happy about that, but it is what it is. Work will begin tomorrow, and the contractor says it will be 2 weeks. I always double that, so I'm expecting to be down for a month. Part of the work is to cut out...
  26. Neemer

    Sand Filter...clean psi doesn’t seem right.

    Is this an issue? I just backwashed and my clean filter psi is 18 psi. It was was indicating 18 psi before I backwashed. Due to a late season pool build last fall and a fairly late opening this year, my filter has been in service for maybe a month. When it was first installed, PB showed me...
  27. Neemer

    How to change user name?

    I’d like to modify my username slightly. How can I do this?
  28. Neemer

    Return Fittings...lube or no?

    I’m getting around to opening my pool for the first time and wondering if I should put some lube on the threads of the return fittings? I seem to recall reading here the answer is no, but I’m not 100% certain of that.
  29. Neemer

    What were you doing before TFP?

    I’m relatively new to pools and this board and I was just wondering what everyone was doing to maintain their pool before the advent of TFP? I assume the majority were using a pool service?
  30. Neemer

    Recommendations for iron filter for garden hose

    I have a bit of iron in my well water and read that a filter thingy attached to a garden hose will take care of it. I see several listed on Amazon and wondered if anyone could recommend a good one?