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  1. malazarock

    Stained skin

    Not sure this is the correct area to post this. Appears I am leaking one of the chemicals on my skin when testing the water. I don’t realize it at the time until I see my skin stained brown. Any ideas of how to remove this and if it’s harmful? 🤷‍♀️
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  3. malazarock

    App Issue

    Hi! I’ve been using the app for a while now and my subscription is active and was renewed in February 2021. But every time I use the app it keeps requiring me to subscribe. I attached a picture, is there a way to resolve this?
  4. malazarock

    Intermatic 104R - Losing Time

    OK not familiar with a multimeter, but will look into that. I'm guessing they sell the timer mechanism on Amazon? And what exactly is a CB?
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    Intermatic 104R - Losing Time

    Hi Guys - looking for some help with the timer that is hooked up to my SWG. I've noticed every couple days I need to adjust/correct the time. The timer is only 3 years old, could it be going bad already? Who would fix something like this, an electrician? I have been able to do a lot of things...
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    Replace Flow or New SWG

    Ok makes sense. So looking back at my logs I think I maintained too high a level of FC and too low of CYA. I am going to adjust my levels to 2-4 FC and around 70 CYA. I had my output level at 20% which was probably too high. I’m going to start this one at 2% and see what happens.
  8. malazarock

    Replace Flow or New SWG

    Thank you guys for recommending Polytec! Received my new cell today, installed, nice to see those green lights! Question about CYA - was reading in the Pentair user guide that they recommend levels of 30-50ppm, however, the app recommends 60-90, which is what I've aimed for when testing. Is...
  9. malazarock

    Replace Flow or New SWG

    I found ic40 on Amazon for $765; do you know if Pentair honors the warranty if I purchase and install? Local pool company wants over $900!
  10. malazarock

    Replace Flow or New SWG

    Not sure, I’ll check that tomorrow. As far as cleaning I’ve done the acid clean 3 times in 3 yrs and it’s always been clean, no build up or bubbling action from the acid.
  11. malazarock

    Replace Flow or New SWG

    Yes right, I used the wires coming out of the cell not the ones going into the flow. So is 3 yrs a typical life? Is there anything I should be doing differently based on my logs?
  12. malazarock

    Replace Flow or New SWG

    Hi All - question; the flow light has been red for a few weeks, so I purchased a new flow switch. Before replacing it, I did the test by cutting the wire and twisting the red and black wires together. Turned the cell back on and the light remained red. From what I understand, that means the cell...
  13. malazarock

    What is this?

    Thanks that’s helpful!
  14. malazarock

    What is this?

    Hi All - noticed this white hard stuff forming in the grout lines in the coping around the pool. The picture attached is the worst one. Any suggestions for cleaning this up? I was tempted to start scraping with a putty knife or something, but didn’t want to do any damage. Thanks for all you do!
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  16. malazarock

    SWG readings

    Hi - looking to understand why the red light on my SWG is on. When testing the water it shows 3200, but the SWG shows low salt? I’ve seen comments in other posts about the thermistor going bad. The SWG is only 2 yrs old. Is there anything else I should be doing? thanks!!
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    Test Results

    Ok thank you this is really good to know. That’s why I love this forum, always learning!
  18. malazarock

    Test Results

    Sorry for the delayed response. Yes tested using the Taylor k-1766. So turn off the SWG? I was not aware, but interested. Could you expand on the reason? Thanks!!
  19. malazarock

    Test Results

    Thanks for the feedback! Question - when I add the salt it should be when the pump is not running correct?
  20. malazarock

    Test Results

    Hi! Wanted to get your thoughts on my test results. I believe I am sharing so hopefully you can see my logs. Salt is below 3200 target, and CSI is a little off. How critical is it to maintain CYA during the colder FL months? Love this forum and appreciate all of you!!
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    Sense Check Test Results

    Yeah I just updated my signature, had an outdated test kit listed. Thanks!
  22. malazarock

    Sense Check Test Results

    Thank you, I will change the settings to share, good to know! I am using the Taylor k-2006 test kit. Don’t remember what I have in my signature line but is this kit sufficient?
  23. malazarock

    Sense Check Test Results

    Pool is a year and a half old and we do have a waterfall. And yes using the suggested amounts per the pool app.
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    Sense Check Test Results

    First off let me just say I love the new app!! Nice job! I wanted to confirm I am approaching correctly. And that I have the correct targets. I seem to be adding around 24oz of acid every 3-4 days. Does that sound right? Thanks for all you do!
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    New Pool Owner - Fired My Pool Service Company

    Hi Jim/Marty - I finally received my test kit, got the one that Marty suggested along with the Speed Stir and I've been practicing with the readings. Here are the latest. I added 1 1/2 qts of acid to adjust the PH. FC 2.5 pH 8.0 TA 120 CH 500 CYA 35-40 (not sure about this, the mixture isn't...
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    New Pool Owner - Fired My Pool Service Company

    I will reply back once I get the appropriate test kit and provide the readings. Thank you!
  29. malazarock

    New Pool Owner - Fired My Pool Service Company

    Hello Pool Experts! Hoping you can help me out. We had our pool put in last year in Nov and have had a pool company coming out to service. Not happy at all with their service and most recently had an issue they could not resolve. So I am trying to learn this so I can take care of the pool...