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  1. JPMorgan

    Conversion Costs/ Potential Benefits

    What should I expect to pay to convert my 20,000 gal pool to salt water? I painted my pool this year with epoxy paint and usually get 4-5 years before it needs to be redone. Should I expect any longer life on the paint job if I install a salt water generator? Thanks.
  2. JPMorgan

    Automatic Pool Cleaner

    I have attached a photo of the white, tangle-free module. on my E30. Is the bottom piece (piece on the large end of the module) supposed to rotate freely (it's doesn't). I can turn the cord in the module, but nothing on the white plastic module moves. The little blue ball (2nd photo) does...
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  5. JPMorgan

    Automatic Pool Cleaner

    I'm going to send them an email. Haven't had much luck when calling.
  6. JPMorgan

    Automatic Pool Cleaner

    Yes.
  7. JPMorgan

    Automatic Pool Cleaner

    Another question.... With a CYA of 40, TFP recommends FC be kept at 5 to 7 with a minimum of 3. The E30 owner's manual says that the cleaner should not operate in a pool with FC over 4. How concerned should I be if my FC is at 5 or 6 and I want to run the pool cleaner?
  8. JPMorgan

    Automatic Pool Cleaner

    Pretty happy with my E30 thus far, but it's certainly far from a "tangle free" cable. Have had to stop the machine twice so far to untangle the cord. Anyone know any "tricks" for keeping the cable on these cleaners from tangling?
  9. JPMorgan

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    In years past the Ace near me has carried both the 10% and the 12.5%, but they only have the 12.5% this year, which is fine because that's the stuff I want. This year all they have at my store is the 12.5%.
  10. JPMorgan

    Automatic Pool Cleaner

    Thanks. Just saw your recommendation now, but had already ordered from Marina. Wish I had seen it earlier. Might have ordered an open box cleaner and saved a little money. Is the Cayman the same machine as the S200? E30 has a 60' cord.. Otherwise, they look pretty similar (except for color).
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    Automatic Pool Cleaner

    I did eventually get a call back from Marina nd ordered the Explorer E30, which they told me was essentially the S200, just a different color. Got it a couple days ago and it's in the pool and working fine.
  12. JPMorgan

    Pool Math Online Calculator vs Pool Math App

    If I started with fresh water this year, so that would be 0 Salt, right? I noted (from Pool Math) that 1 gallon of 12.5% liquid chlorine adds 10 ppm of Salt. To get a more accurate reading on CSI could I just keep track of the gallons of liquid chlorine I add over the summer and multiply that...
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    Pool Math Online Calculator vs Pool Math App

    Thanks, guys. Trying to keep my CSI as close to 0 as possible this year. Appreciate the insight. With a plaster pool (painted.... I know, not recommended) is it better to err on the positive side with CSI?
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    Pool Math Online Calculator vs Pool Math App

    Should I be entering 1000 for Salt, then, to get the most accurate CSI (if I'm not actually measuring for Salt)?
  15. JPMorgan

    Pool Math Online Calculator vs Pool Math App

    Yes.... exactly. That's the difference. If I enter "0" for Salt in the App I get the same reading as the online calculator (assuming I enter "0" there, too). Why does the App assume 1000 for Salt and should I be using that as the default Salt reading if I am not measuring Salt in my pool? It...
  16. JPMorgan

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    On my receipt I saw that this Pro-Clor 12.5% liquid chlorine normally sells for $5.99/ gallon at Ace. Think I may go get another 4 or 5 cases before the end of the month. Basically half price right now!
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    Pool Math Online Calculator vs Pool Math App

    I don't measure Salt levels in my pool. When entering the readings in both the App and the online calculator should I enter 0? Thanks.
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    Pool Math Online Calculator vs Pool Math App

    I noticed there is a slight difference in calculating CSI values when I use the online Pool Math calculator as compared to the Pool Math App. If I enter the same readings, they produce a .08 difference in CSI (.05 vs. -.03). Why is there a difference and which is the more accurate? Thanks.
  19. JPMorgan

    CSI

    Splash.... follow up question. If water chemistry remains roughly the same and water temp rises from 65 to 85, CSI will still be good. Per pool math it will go from -.11 to .07.... still a good CSI reading. Should I aim for getting TA down and CH up even though CSI is good... or is it the...
  20. JPMorgan

    CSI

    Currently, my TA is on the high side at 110, but my CH is on the low side at 250. Along with my other readings (pH @ 7.6, CYA @ 40) my CSI is at -.02 (with water temperature of 65 F). How important is it for me to bring my TA and CH into the ideal range if my CSI is good? If I lower my TA to...
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Went to Ace today and stocked up on the 12.5% Pro-Clor liquid chlorine for $2.99/ gallon. Seems like a great price from what I've been reading on this post. All set for at least a couple months!
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  23. JPMorgan

    Pool Painting

    Will do. Temps going back down in Chicago after today, so we might not be in the pool for a week or so. Would you expect those things to start happening right away?
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    Pool Painting

    Will do. I have done the job about 3 times previously, but every time I do it, it feels like I'm learning all over again. On average I have been getting 4-5 years out of a paint job. Went a little longer this time..... last time I painted was in 2014!
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    That looks like a cleaning product with some bleach in it. I googled the active ingredients in outdoor bleach and it gave me this list: Known Ingredients SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE. High Concern: acute aquatic toxicity; Moderate Concern: respiratory effects. ... CETYL BETAINE. ... SODIUM XYLENE...
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    Pool Painting

    Finally done with this project. A major effort to be sure, but I'm happy with the outcome! Thanks to everyone for all the help along the way. I really appreciate it. Couldn't have done it without TFP!
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