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    Infinity pool trough algae

    Good points. From looking at the piping it doesn't look like the trough/waterfall pump runs through the cartriage filter. I'm worried that brushing the silt/dirt here will circulate it into the pool first and then eventually through the filter. Hence my reluctance to just stir it up, and looking...
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    Infinity pool trough algae

    Easy answer... I haven't. With the amount of silt/dirt at the bottom of the trough I've been exploring options to vaccum it up rather than brushing it into the filter. Brushing it up would stir up a lot of the silt/dirt on the bottom and it would eventually force it through the filter. I tried...
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    Infinity pool trough algae

    So part of new pool experience has been understanding why the pool service did certain things. At the beginning I noticed a few chlorine floaters but removed then because of the swg in the pool, and the cya was already at 80. I also noticed a tablet sitting in the trough bottom. Again worried...
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Managed to get pretty sick for a few days. But I'll conclude this thread with this. I was able to shock the trough, and once the FC stayed at a high level sustained for a few days I went ahead and got the pump running across both the pool and the trough. Everything thus far is pretty routine...
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Trough FC: 13.5 Pool FC: 5 CC: 0.5 pH: 8.0 Ta: 120 Ca: 370 Added bleach to get trough back to shock levels. Added bleach to pool to get FC to 6+. Added acid to drop pH to 7.2.
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Interestingly enough the trough maintained fc of 1.5, and the pool stayed at 4.5. I went ahead and calculated what the shock value would be for the trough and added that to the trough only. I figure it will eventually be added back to the pool, the volume of the trough shouldn't have a huge...
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    New Pool, odd results?

    So this is embarrassing but if someone learns from this it's worth it. So this pool has a waterfall, and a dedicated pump for it. This pump pulls water from an infinity trough. Some of you will have already realized what I did...but for everyone else...just wait for it. So new to me pool, ehhh...
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Fc 4 Increased 20 gpm to 9 hours. I'll have to add bleach to get it up to a fc of 6 (just like mknauss said a few pages ago), humorously don't have bleach off hand.
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    New Pool, odd results?

    OK new schedule set. Edit: fat fingered this 5a to 1p 20 gpm 1p to 3p 120 gpm
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    New Pool, odd results?

    I can see why electric cleaners are getting popular, but I figure for now since the suction side cleaner is working we'll keep running it. Without the suction side cleaner I could likely just run the pump at a the lowest GPM that would provide FC. Since the pumps were running a combined time of...
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Good question, I've correlated the higher flow rates with stronger suction to keep the bottom/surface of the pool cleaner? If I can get away with less GPM then I'd definately look towards that. Unfortunately, I don't know the pool well enough to know what I can get away with in keeping the pool...
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Modified the pump schedule to 120 gpm for 2 hours morning/afternoon followed by 40 gpm for 2 hours. Pool school notes 8 hours if the pump is variable, but I figure we'll start at 4 and work our way up depending on if I need more FC, or if the pool needs a bit more time to be clean.
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Just got the electricity bill for the last few weeks...yah its definitely going to get changed.
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    New Pool, odd results?

    I figured the current schedule was crazy high, but I wasn't going to change too many variables until I got the FC nailed down. Since jandy notes that the SWG is most efficient at 40-50 GPM and running at a lower gpm for a longer period of time will save on electricity I'll go ahead and modify...
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Jandy wasn't kidding when it was at least 197 minutes. I called around noon and got a call back at around 5pm. They had a few suggestions. They mentioned I should reduce my pump time, this wasn't surprising as the pump was turning over the pool 4 times over the period of 9 hours in the...
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    New Pool, odd results?

    It looks like the SWG is working, but when I took a sample directly from the return while the truclear was on boost I only got a 5 ppm reading, so that might be it's max level. The lowest we dipped was 3 ppm fc and then it recovered to 5 ppm, and maxing out to 5.5 ppm before dropping to 4.4-5...
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Fc: 4.4-5 Might need to leave the truclear on boost. Salt: 3746
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Nothing was charged, those were recommendations, but we decided that we were going to give taking care of the pool a shot. When I first got to the pool the swg was on standby and the pucks were in the pool. Looking back on it perhaps they turned the swg to standby because it was caked with...
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Fc 5.5 Salt: 3695 I'm leaving the swg at 100% and see if we get another 0.5 tomorrow.
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    New Pool, odd results?

    I have a problem with liking tools, I bought the salinity meter to confirm the Taylor. Having a hard time justifying keeping it when it's several times more extensive than the Taylor. Hopefully won't need to test for salt as often once I get this figured out.
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Good point, I initially turned it down from boost to 70% I'll leave it at 100%. I'll retest tonight or at least tomorrow morning. Looks like my ta is a bit high. Am I reading this correct that I lower that by reducing the pH from 7.6 to 7.2?
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Fc: 5 Cc: 0.5 Salt: 3572 PH: 7.6 Ta: 110 Ca: 400 Cya: 85
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Thank you, I'll retest the water in the AM. Hopefully we'll see some increase in FC, as since I've pulled the chlorine floaties I've only seen a decline in FC.
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Taylor 1766: 2200 Salinity meter: 2351 Fc: 3 Fc straight from return with truclear at 60%: 2?!, then 4.5 on redo. 160 lbs salt added, in theory should bring ppm to 3675 ppm. Pump ran for a few hours, no visible salt, truclear turned to boost mode. 15 mins into boost mode. Fc straight from...
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Good point, I'll run that today.
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Ok so 200 lbs of salt added, I let the pump run for about 2 hours and I could not see any more salt on the bottom of the pool. I pulled the water sample. And now have a FC of 4, and a salt level of...2000 ppm. I was expecting 2600 ppm with 200 lbs. I'm going to chalk this up to it not being...
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Answering my own question. In the Jandy manual it notes 3000 ppm as ideal, under 2500 ppm can cause premature cell damage, and above 6000 ppm can cause corrosive damage to fixtures. So I want to stay below 6000 ppm and above 2500 ppm. If we assume the salt tests are correct our starting point...
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    New Pool, odd results?

    What's the upper limit of salinity without issues? Thinking maybe add a 1000-1500ppm salt, and if it is actually at 3000 ppm would 4500 ppm be a huge detriment?
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    New Pool, odd results?

    Based on the control panel it looks like it's close to 500 days old. I believe it has already undergone a warranty replacement, so not sure if the entire thing was replaced or just the plates themselves.
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    New Pool, odd results?

    LOL always has to happen when there's an excessive heat warning doesn't it? The SWG at the very least isn't functioning in terms reporting low salinity, and in truth that's the only thing that's hanging me up in terms of adding the salt. So it sounds like a call to jandy is going to be in order...