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  1. JMadden

    DEPTH: Sports pool OR Traditional Shallow 2 Deep?

    Quick question.... What is the quarter test?
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    New pool Build in Arizona! Started today! Pics included!

    Good luck on your build... :drown:
  3. JMadden

    Variations in SWG readings

    After using the Taylor Sodium Chloride test kit the actual reading is 3200. Thanks again for those who replied. Amazingly helpful site. Kudos!!!
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    Variations in SWG readings

    I will get a true reading with my test kit tomorrow. Thanks Jim
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    Variations in SWG readings

    Appreciate the prompt response.
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    Variations in SWG readings

    Since opening the pool this year, I’ve noticed the salt reading on the control panel to vary between 3100 - 3300. I haven’t tested this against my Taylor kit this year, but last the numbers were spot on. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    What's your current pool temp?

    Top was 75 degrees as of this past Wednesday, however, cold front has moved through with overnight lows in the low 50's.. bringing temp down to 68 today ! COME ON SUMMERTIME !!!!
  8. JMadden

    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    May want to lay it on it's side as laying in flat like you have in the above photo, can bend down the scrubbing brush. I read that somewhere in this forum. Congratulations !!
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Received my Active 20 today a few days early, immediately unpacked and put it to work. My pool was relatively clean and having used a demo of an M400 previously my expectations were so-so. I am happy to say the Robot worked wonders in our pool. Only a minuscule portion was left in one corner...
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    I too joined the Active 20 purchase club, just left an email to Margaret asking her to make the modifications to the unit. Looking forward to seeing it in action.:party:
  11. JMadden

    Back open again , in Indiana

    Well.... It's open, the "pool guys" came out and uncovered the pool yesterday, I had done what i consider to be a good job of keeping the cover free of mass quantities of water and debris, that being said, they postponed the opening for 1 day due to rain and wind. and came bright and early the...
  12. JMadden

    Quick ? Re opening for season

    Hey Welcome back.. Glad to see your up and running once again, Scheduled to open mine on the 25th of April.. Truly amazing how much one can forget when not doing it on a daily basis.. Good luck this season :)
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    Countdown begins

    And so it ends the short first year of pool time. So much learning and fun. Quick and simple close, PB did a great job closing today.
  14. JMadden

    What's your current pool temp?

    Just checked this evening and it's a cool 76 degrees F.. Closing tomorrow before leafghanistan commences its assault of falling leaves. Short season this year as it was completed mid-august, but just can't wait until next year Woohoo! :bounce:
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    Countdown begins

    no Kim, I was so wiped out by the end that I took a hot bath and just tried to rest in my chair trying to ease the pain. Water temp has dropped to 75 this morning so it was a bit brisk. Warmer temperatures today and throughout the weekend should rerurn the temp back in the 80’s hopefully.
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    Countdown begins

    Well after a great deal of sweat and pain, we have grass again in our backyard once more.. not completely done in the whole yard but in the main area so no more dirt and mud will be tracked in the house and the pool deck
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    Countdown begins

    I drained it down to middle of the skimmer. Hopefully after looking at radar the worst is over. Contacted PB and he said I did the right thing as so many just let their pools overflow and wonder why their liners floated.. not good if you ask me. ‘I will add some liquid chlorine just in case. My...
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    Countdown begins

    Major rain today dumping 5+ inches, will be above the skimmer by this afternoon and maybe higher. So much for my perfectly balanced pool. PB said turn filter to waste to lower water level after rain subsides. Also have pump stopped currently due to lightening today. Any suggestions???
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    Countdown begins

    I looked up that game, it look like a lot of fun for everyone :whoot:
  20. JMadden

    Countdown begins

    A wonderful Labor Day with my kids and some of the grandkids. They had a blast in the pool.. after such a bathing load I did add some extra bleach as the pool was a bit cloudy after they left. Guessing the dirt yard had a great deal to do with it but will see.
  21. JMadden

    New Build KY

    Hey there, hope your pool is doing great. As hot as it has been have you had to add any water yet? I seemed to have noticed this evening mine may have dropped an inch maybe.. just wondering?
  22. JMadden

    Strainer basket in pump

    Thanks much Jim,
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    Strainer basket in pump

    I am in need of cleaning out the strainer basket in my Hayward Max-flo VS pump. I know well enough that I need to close the ball valves on the return and drains, however, I am wondering how to release the pressure on the system before removing the lid. Also, going back together, do I need to...
  24. JMadden

    Countdown begins

    I guess we have the same issue as today when checking the salt ppm on the control panel 3200 was the reading so I’m going to let it go. All other numbers are perfectly inline and I couldn’t be happier.
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    Countdown begins

    Hey there gang, in checking the salt today, the SWG control panel went from 3200 down to 3000. Pretty much overnight without any rain. I am thinking that I won’t add salt it’s calling for 32lbs until it continues showing the same reading for several days in a row as I DO NOT want to raise the...
  26. JMadden

    Countdown begins

    Thanks Kim, and your assessment is correct. Could not be happier. I am thinking the first closing will be done by the pool company, as it seems to entail quite a bit more than I am used to on my above ground years back. But thanks much for the link.
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    Countdown begins

  28. JMadden

    Countdown begins

    Good Evening all. Well the pool is doing amazing thanks to this site. Performed a thorough brushing of walls and floor from the shallow to the deep end last night in preparation for vacuuming the bottom this morning. Checking the numbers this morning proved there was additional salt debris on...
  29. JMadden

    Countdown begins

    Thanks very much @Thasista. I was unaware you had options to change that to percentage. Time for more reading I guess. I’ve actually had no explanation of how any of it works actually.. You would think that they would provide a more of a show and tell kind of tutorial. I’ve had an AG in the...
  30. JMadden

    Countdown begins

    Thanks much, however I don’t have a percentage input, only 4 speeds. I am certain however, that the speeds can be reset somehow, I do know on speed 1 I get a no-flow light on my SWG. Although my FC is good, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not to not have flow on the SWG for extended...