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    Winterizing Floor Returns - Air From 2 Out of 6 - Help Please!

    Hi I have 6 floor returns, all on 1 valve. I am using a large stand up compressor directly into a tapped 1/4" fitting on the return side. I let the compressor completely fill the tank, then let it blow out the line with all other return lines closed. I am seeing a good amount of air bubbles...
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    Pentair Intellipro VSR

    Hi I currently run my VSR pump continuously at 35GPM which keeps my pool nice and clean. However I have a chlorinator that does not get enough water flow when my VSR pump is running at such a low speed. I am looking to run the pump at a faster speed for maybe 1-2 hours a night to try to pick...
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    Light Spots on Dark Plaster ... Smooth ... Scale?

    Hi The pool was built last summer, this is the second season. I had the pool builder winterize and since opening I’ve been using Orenda LSI app, numbers have been in range - numbers are below. There were some white spots that were present immediately after opening. Others seen in pics came a...
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    Pentair Intellipro VSR - Can’t Figure Out Why it Turns Off!

    Hi I have a pentair intellipro vsr pump. I’d like it to run continuously. I know there are 8 program presets, can be manual, scheduled, or egg mode. I have mine running in preset 3, manual, at 65gpm. For some reason, it seems to turn off completely overnight. I know there is a time out...
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    Advice on my "Plan" for CYA too High

    Hi Water was crystal clear until the past fews days when it started to get a little bit cloudy, so I ran a full test with my Taylor test kit....the pH was taken before I added 2 bags of powder shock, the rest was after. pH 7.4 TA 150 Calcium 450 FC 8 CYA 85 Water temp 84 I have been...
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    Air in Pump/Bubbles From Returns

    Hi Just opened the pool for the season (first opening since it was built last summer). The water is filled is halfway above the skimmer box. I pulled all of the plugs in the 2 skimmer boxes. I primed the pump with water from the hose. Filter is put back together. The plug is back on the...
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    Solid Winter Pool Cover Sagging

    Hi I just had a brand new solid winter pool cover installed. it has bungees installed every 18 inches. It is not a safety cover. I keep a drain pump in the center at all times. Is it supposed to have some sag, even when pumped nearly dry? When wet, it seems to have a lot of sag. Thanks!
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    High Alkalinity Plaster Pool

    Hi My pool builder performed an in pool acid wash a few weeks ago, dropped my pH very low. Prior to the acid wash, I had perfect pool chemistry. They reversed the process with Soda Ash and my Alkalinity has been sky high ever since. I have been adding small amounts of muriatic acid almost...
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    Wifi control of Sta-Rite (Pentair) Max-E-Therm

    Hi Is there a simple way for me to control my heater from my iPhone/tablet? I know I can go the route with Pentairs intellitouch or easytouch - I would have to buy the controller + the additional wifi system? $$$ Is there a simple solution? Wondering if this might work...
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    Hi Just had a brand new concrete pool put in our yard. Plaster one day, acid wash and fill the next. There are a few issues that I am wondering about: 1 - footprints - white footprints that look like work boot soles from the deep end up to the shallow end and steps. 2 - lines from the...