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    Recommendations for a Liquidator flow indicator?

    Anyone have luck finding a quality flow indicator (tubing is 1/4 ID and 3/8 OD) for the Liquidator? The one included leaked air (and so did its replacement). I don't have one installed right now, but it would be nice to have one to fine tune the output from the Liquidator.
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    Upper limit to salt level?

    Any harm to equipment or plaster with high salt levels?
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    Upper limit to salt level?

    I don't have a SWG (I should have clarified that in my original post).
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    Upper limit to salt level?

    Is there an upper recommended limit to the salt level? I'm at 5,000 now.
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    Liquidator Questions

    I've been using a Liquidator for seven years now with almost no problems. FWIW, the salt level in my pool is enough to support a SWG. I would recommend going with a SWG.
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    For those with a Hasa Liquidator

    It makes a small (IMHO negligible) difference whether you have 1 or four gallons in the liquidator (I'm assuming you have the 4 gallon model). In case you haven't already, do yourself a favor and install a needle valve to regulate the output of the Liquidator.
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    MaxxStrip / Kieserite Tile Cleaning in Central Valley of California?

    I'm handy, and don't mind getting my hands dirty. Might be a job I can tackle myself if I can't find a pro.
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    MaxxStrip / Kieserite Tile Cleaning in Central Valley of California?

    Does anyone know a MaxxStrip / Kieserite tile cleaning company that services the central valley of California? I wasn't able to find any candidates via Google.
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    Recommended product for sealing cracks in shotcrete/concrete waterfall

    I'm looking for recommendations for sealing cracks and gaps that have formed over time in my waterfall. It's allowing water to trickle through the cracks and escape out the back and the sides. Thanks in advance!
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    How quickly does PH rise when aerating?

    A submersible pump and hose sprayer makes a good makeshift aeration rig.
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    MaxxStrip Tile Cleaning in Tucson

    Would you mind sharing how much they charged for their service? I'm assuming they charge by the linear foot. I have some scale/evaporite that refuses to go away despite trying many different methods and I'm considering MaxxStrip. Thanks!
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    Tile Scale Removal Options

    I have some light scale that has been on my tile for years and isn't responding to acid or any other scale removal methods. I've read of some people having luck raising the pool water level and lowering the CSI to remove scale over the course of a few days. Would it be possible in my...
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    2 or 4 wheel Poolvergnuegen "The Pool Cleaner"

    I have a similar pool incline and my 2 wheel Poolvergnuegen handles it just fine.
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    Final Equipment Review before contract

    Is there a reason you'd need a 3 hp pump? Also, I would suggest a LED light (or two of them).
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    Heater questions - specifcs about raypak - reccommendations in Dallas Area

    The blower in my LX heater went out a year ago. I was able to find an OEM replacement blower on eBay (R0455600) for around $320 and had a local technician provide the labor.
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    LED lighting questions

    Definitely go with LED lights. You will save a lot of money on electricity and the LEDs are more reliable and have a *much* longer life. (You will probably never have to replace it.) I would recommend at least 3-4 LED lights for your pool.
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    Are main drains necessary?

    Are main drains necessary in an in-ground pool? I almost never use mine. I would think a second skimmer would give more benefit. If you ever needed to drain, you could use a submersible pump. Seems like you could skip the main drain to save some money on the initial build and simplify your...
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    New Build in Central CA

    I'm right down the road in Hanford. Who's your builder?
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    Cleaning DE Filter

    Depends on how much debris your filter is removing from the water. I have very little debris fall into the pool and I haven't had any algae since adopting TFP methods (5+ years) so I can get by cleaning my DE filter once every 12-18 months. YMMV.
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    Calcium

    It's available at any pool store, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.. PoolMath will help guide you.
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    Adequate LED Lighting for new pool

    Don't hesitate to have multiple LED lights in your pool. It's worth it! Plus, it's very difficult to add additional lights after the pool is built. I have only one light in my pool and wish I had one or two more.
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    Cyanuric acid troubles

    I would consider an inexpensive submersible pump from Lowes or Home Dept. They are not expensive and very handy for draining your pool.
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    Post the test results of your source water.

    Hanford, CA (San Joaquin valley) pH: 8.0+ TA: 180 CH: 70
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    Options on Pool Cleaners: Hayward Poolvergnuegen The PoolCleaner Automatic 2-Wheel

    Have you followed the directions in the owners manual to make sure your vacuum is getting enough suction to work correctly?
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    Calcium Releaser

    Anyone have experience with calcium releaser? Trying to find a good product to remove scale from my tiles. Oceancare Products - Calcium Releaser
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    Filter Backwash - How often for DE?

    If you keep your chemistry in check, you may not ever need to backwash. I have never backwashed my filter. I just disassemble and clean it every 12-18 months. IMHO, if you're going to go through the hassle and mess of backwashing, you may as well go all the way and disassmeble for a thorough...
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    New Home & Thinking Of Adding A Pool

    I would also recommend having more than one LED light. White light might be OK, but upgrading to color LEDs is worth it. Make sure the lights point away from the house or primary sitting area.
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    Shorter pump run times

    Only running my pump for 3 hours a day. I have two 1.5 hour run times, one in the late morning, one in the evening. Works great even in the sunny central valley of California. Saves a ton of money on electricity.
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    Low RPM Single Speed Pump?

    I'm looking for a low RPM single speed pump for my waterfall. My current waterfall pump is a 1 HP 3,450 RPM that's loud and uses over 1,000 watts. I want to replace the pump (or keep the wet end and just replace the motor) so I have a quiet and energy efficient setup. Any suggestions?
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    Hayward Poolvergnuegen The PoolCleaner

    Been using The Pool Cleaner for two years now. Works great and no problems. Much better than my old Polaris. I wouldn't hesitate to get one.