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    ecoFINISH aquaBRIGHT longterm review

    I have had it for 2 years now, and I still get a small amount of the flakes. Nothing bad is happening, and it is still working great, and I love the water stability. - - - Updated - - - What about trying something like this? This will slice off the plastic, and should stay cool. I'd guess...
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    EasyTouch Nightime Cooling

    I think I have to reset it and reprogram. and yes the automation is really nice!
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    EasyTouch Nightime Cooling

    Right. I could not get the ET to work correctly. When I engage nighttime cooling, it would start heating even when the set point is lower than current temp. Turn off nighttime cooling, and solar works correctly. The only think i ink I didn't try is telling it I had a heat pump. Maybe that is...
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    EasyTouch Nightime Cooling

    Worked really great. The downside is if I turn on cooling during the day, it will heat despite the thermostat not calling for heat. Lost about 8 degrees last night. Pretty cool, and an easy mod.
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    EasyTouch Nightime Cooling

    Ok, I hooked up a DPDT relay, created a "Cool" mode, and set it up for the next few nights. Let's see how cool I can get. I went with an 8 dollar relay vs Pentair. I used the relay to swap the red and white valve actuator wires. Then set cool mode for the right RPM, and scheduled for when my...
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    EasyTouch Nightime Cooling

    Appreciate that discussion, helps me to pull the trigger on doing this hot ridding. I think I'm mostly settled on just using a DPDT relay to swap the sense of the valve, so at night I can have a "Cool" Mode that will also actuate the valve. Now if if I can just figure out why some parameters...
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    EasyTouch Nightime Cooling

    Completly awesome guys. So in that what I want can't be done, is good news because I won't chase the white rabbit any longer. I do have a DPDT relay I could use to make my own custom mode. I think I just have the relay swap the red and white wire, and that swaps the sense of the actuator. I...
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    EasyTouch Nightime Cooling

    All 3 for temp cal. Computer, SL config, or front panel. It will take, but not readily. Max team is not available on the computer screen, I believe this is a bug that Pentair acknowledges, but has not had enough people complain about. Sometime me I feel like I would be best off resetting...
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    EasyTouch Nightime Cooling

    Thanks Jim! So I am using both the front panel display and screen logic. Ive got about an 8 degree delta between starting pool temp and max gem in the heat menu. I *think* all is now good, it seemed to work last night with the exception that I used the wrong pool setting with too low am...
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    EasyTouch Nightime Cooling

    Anyone else experiencing some parameters that won't "take" until you try multiple times?
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    EasyTouch Nightime Cooling

    Ok, that helps. I think it may be that some settings don't take right away. If I remember to start the pump tonight, I'm going to see if it works. Sounds like it will do what I want, mostly, if I can figure out how to make it work. I have max them set to 75, so it should cool until it...
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    EasyTouch Nightime Cooling

    Now it is working correctly [but sensor says the panels are hot enough for heating now]. And the Max temp won't remain programmed. Every time I check it, it reverts to 0 degrees. I set it to 75, it seems to take, I can exit out of all the menus, go back, check it, and it is back to 0...
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    EasyTouch Nightime Cooling

    OK, now Im stumped. Once I switch to Night time cooling in the solar menu, the solar valve actuates no matter what temperature setting, and that is with the roof sensor saying it is too cool for heating. I turn off nighttime cooling, actuator goes back to off. I guess I'll do some...
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    EasyTouch Nightime Cooling

    OK, so I *think* I have my solar cooling enabled. Max temp set higher than Set temp in Heat menu. But my questions are: Will the set point trigger also start up the pump? How do I get the pump to kick on if/when the array is cool enough, but not turn on if it is not Can I just sent 4...
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    Fountain coolers--what performance are you getting?

    Thanks everyone! seems like 5 degrees is not an unreasonable expectation.
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    Fountain coolers--what performance are you getting?

    Thanks! Wow that is warm.
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    Fountain coolers--what performance are you getting?

    So pools will cool at night all by themselves. Are you saying that with the fountain you get an *extra* 5-8 degrees at night? Do you have high humidity at night?
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    Fountain coolers--what performance are you getting?

    Thank you Skippy! any other people having luck with fountain cooling?
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    Fountain coolers--what performance are you getting?

    Some of you are using fountains to cool your pools. Ive got a few queations: 1) how many fountains/sprayers do you have? 2) what type? 3) how many degrees per day reduction in temperature do you get? 4) do they work better during the day? Or night? 5) do they work when the relative humidity is...
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    ecoFINISH aquaBRIGHT longterm review

    Not sure if this helps. I've had mine for 9 months now, and still am happy with it. https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/130068-AquaBright-Ecofinish-Alternative-to-Acid-Washing If I were to move into a house with and existing pool with Pebble, I'd likely have AquaBight applied over the...
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    Jandy, Raypak or Hayward Heater

    I really like my Raypak. Quiet, reliable. After 7 years, I took a look inside the manifold, looks pristine. Gaskets were like new, so I didn't replace. Works great with my easytouch.
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    Pentair 5G pool lights help. What is this?

    So a cup full of rust comes from one screw? I am skeptical. Did you show them the pictures?
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    Inground Pool Backwash hose

    I've recently made one out of shop vac hose. I epoxied a 2" PVC fitting to one end, and it works great, and was cheap. But they don't come very long.
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    ecoFINISH aquaBRIGHT longterm review

    If I had 2-3 lights, I'd definitely want a darker color--the darker colors look amazing in the sun; but with my one light, I don't know it would look good at night. I think I have Blue Lagoon, and it looks ridiculously good at night, with just one 5G light.
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    Pentair 5G pool lights help. What is this?

    Is the conduit PVC? Id guess it is. If yes, there is little chance it is rust. The dirt explanation seems like a good one. does it scrub off?
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    ecoFINISH aquaBRIGHT longterm review

    Now if there was a way to save the expense of plaster...
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    ecoFINISH aquaBRIGHT longterm review

    Yep. It is on there forever. What I saw was that the bond was stronger than the plaster. I suppose you might find some super aggressive very coarse sandpaper and a very high power sander, but event then, it would have to take some of the plaster off, and I bet it would just get clogged with the...
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    Solar Heater Addition in Baton Rouge, LA (DIY)

    Also, you could replace with a regular valve and then a small check valve, even with 3/8" tubing.
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    Solar Heater Addition in Baton Rouge, LA (DIY)

    Why would he want to fill his 55' array with the valve closed?