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  1. Pflugerpool

    My First SWCG Cell Cleaning

    Well, after my liner replacement, I worked on getting my salt and CYA back to normal as fast as possible, and I made kind of a critical error. I didn't check the alkalinity of the replacement water, and my pH shot up to over 8 very quickly. Before the water change, I'd beat my alkalinity back...
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    Dolphin Oasis Z5 Settings

    I've had a Dolphin Oasis Z5 robot for a few years and I've always used the remote control to adjust the mode. (There are two modes, one that climbs the walls, and one with a shorter cycle that just vacuums the floor.) This year I discovered a battery had exploded inside the remote and...
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    Started Down the Road to Liner Replacement

    My 15x30 IG has a vinyl liner that's seen better days. It's probably over 8 years old ( I bought the house 6 years ago, and it wasn't new then) and it's getting faded and tired. The straw that broke the camel's back was when a puncture showed up in the floor this summer and I started losing...
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    If it’s not one thing, it’s another… Tear in vinyl liner

    So, yesterday morning my water level was getting a little lower than I like from evaporation… Or so I thought. I added about an inch of water to the pool with the hose, and then yesterday afternoon we got a really strong thunderstorm and it rained about another 3/4 of an inch. When I looked at...
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    Understanding How SWG System Achieves Output Level

    As I'm fine tuning my new SWG system, I realized I don't understand exactly how these systems achieve their settings of 50%, or 70%, or whatever they're set for. Do they vary volts and amps to the cell to achieve 50% of it's rated capacity, discharged continuously as long as its on? Or do they...
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    My Circupool Install

    After AESWEEPS got me motivated to finally pull the trigger on a SWG in his thread, I ordered the Circupool RJ60+ from Discount Salt Pool. I spent the last week or so doing all the electrical and plumbing and getting everything ready to go when my SLAM was complete. The Circupool comes...
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    Tear Aid Type B

    Well, after owning my pool for two years, and going through just about every other kind of problem, I noticed a rust spot on the wall of my vinyl liner yesterday. "What could cause that?" says I. Ahh, well as it turns out, it's a cut about 1/2" long, and the steel wall behind the vinyl is...
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    Thought my SLAM was done... but maybe not!

    After having been keeping my SLAM going for the past week and a half or so, I thought I was about there. On Sunday, my OCLT was 1.0. On Monday, OCLT went down to 0.5. CC has been 0.5 or less all along. I kept the SLAM going though because the water was still kind of cloudy, and that's one of...
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    Starting my SLAM... Dangit, I knew better.

    I've been battling the most terrible, awful, horrible pollen this spring due to several wetter than average months, and the pool floor's been covered with fine, puffy sediments that get stirred up by the Dolphin and make the water cloudy for a day or so. When I looked at the pool yesterday...
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    It's So Nice To Know What I'm Doing...

    Went to Ruidoso for a week for a much-needed vacation... but what to do with the pool!!!??? No problem, due to the TFPC method, I had detailed records of my chlorine consumption, and an understanding of what levels I needed to maintain. I've been losing a maximum of 2 ppm FC a day lately, so I...
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    TFPC is Actually Kind of Boring...

    Before TFP, there was always SOME kind of drama - the pool was green, the pool was cloudy, the pH had dived again, the chlorine was at zero, whoops, there's the algae again! Now, since adopting the TFPC method, it's just nothing but sparkling clear water! I test daily, I know right where my...
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    pH/Chlorine Interference?

    After doing several partial water changes to get my CYA down, I had my pH at 7.6. Due to the CYA levels still remaining, I'm having to keep my FC at 10-11 for the time being. Measuring my pH now gives me a reading with the K-2006 of 8.0 (or possibly a little higher.) Am I possibly getting...
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    CYA Through the Roof, About to Try to Deal With it.

    Hi folks, Just bought my house at the end of last summer, and this is the first pool I've ever had. Fortunately TFP has been keeping me alive in the meantime. It's a 16x30 in-ground, vinyl liner. I'm running a Hawyard 1-HP single speed Superpump and a cartridge filter, with a Pentair inline...