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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    Hi- I've got a 250K MasterTemp heater that has been tripping the breaker this pool season. The "Service Heater" light is on, but none of the diagnostic LEDs on the back of the panel light up, and to be honest, who knows if the the two issues are even related. I read through the MasterTemp...
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    Intellicenter Automation and SR Smith Light Control

    Is there any interoperability between the Pentair lights / automation systems, and the SR Smith lights? Basically I'm trying to determine if the SR smith lights function the same way as the Pentair lights. Can the Intellicenter change the SR Smith light colors, or do the SR Smith lights...
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    New AZ Pool / Spa Build

    We're in the process of bidding out a backyard in the Phoenix metro. I've been a pool owner using TFP since 2006 up north, but our pools up here are built different than down south. We are building both a pool and spa. Spa will spillover into the pool, and they will share equipment. Pool /...
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    Can anyone identify this trim cap?

    We have a steel-walled, vinyl-lined inground pool, with a recessed ladder in the deep end. The ladder has trim going up both sides (that I assume cover the screws that hold it into the wall). At the top of the trim, there's a little white cap, and the prongs that hold the cap into the trim...
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    Skimmer Fix - crack at bottom edge

    So I had a slow leak after opening this year, and I finally narrowed it down to a skimmer. It looks like it's around the bottom edge - it's actually hard to tell if it continues even further (or where it stops) because it's right at the seam. What's the best way to fix this (it's in concrete...
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    Suction-side valve replacement and now air leak

    Alright TFP folks - I need some assistance. I decided that I should re-plumb the valves that the PB used when installing our pool, and put in Jandy (Pentair-branded) Neverlube valves so I could do a little bit of automation. Really the intention is to choke down the main drain a little when...
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    Pentair Intellichlor IC60 Hours

    I have an IC60, and I know that pressing the "MORE" button for 3 seconds is supposed to show you the number of hours that a cell has been used. When I do this, the lights scroll, and then return to normal. I have an EasyTouch, an IntelliChem, and ScreenLogics. The IC60 is connected to my...
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    Muriatic Acic vs pH Down (Sodium Bisulfate) for Spa pH control

    New to the spa world. In my pool, I use MA and a stenner pump because I'm scared of the MA and prefer to only handle it once / year. I don't keep and acid around outside of the acid that's in the container that the stenner pump pulls from. I also know that Sodium Bisulfate is not the...
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    Help me adjust to maintaining a spa

    So we've had our pool for a few years. It's been 100% TFP maintained - I was reading here before we even built. We just bought a stand-alone spa, and I'm trying to convert what I know about pools to spas, and have a few questions. The tub was built May 1, delivered on Friday, filled, and we...
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    Defoam in Spa?

    I have a few years of managing a pool, but I'm new to the Spa world. I was talking with a friend, and they mentioned using something to defoam if the hot tub starts to produce foam. I know that foam is a bad thing. Normal clean moving water doesn't create foam, and I also know that TFP...
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    Skimmer Advice

    Have a small crack in the skimmer that has grown - this has actually happened on two skimmers. I'm thinking that I'm getting some water loss, although it's not huge...What's the best way to go about repairing this? Do i need to dump some water, or can I do it with water in it? Also, there's...
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    Picture of Auto-fill sensor in Skimmer?

    I've seen that there's a few types of water sensors that can be installed in the skimmer throat like the Levolor half-moon style that looks like it is attached via velcro to the side of the skimmer throat. There's also some wireless options, such as the Kona LevelSmart. What I'm trying to...
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    Clean and Clear 420: Rust in Filter Housing

    Opened pool on Friday, and when putting in the filters, I noticed some rust in the filter housing. Is this anything to be worried about? My water levels are all in good shape, and were at closing as well... Levels: FC: 2 CC: 0 TA: 90 CH: 150 PH: 7.6 Salt: 3200 CYA: 0 Here's the pictures:
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    Trichlor Puck Use: Dissolve Rate, How to calculate effects over dissolving period

    I have a SWG, and follow TFP - have since before we built. Long story short: - waiting on a part for my IntelliChem, which is showing that it's outside of the PH limits and not allowing my SWG to run, should be here next week - I have a bucket of TriChlor pucks that I got from the PB when we...
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    Someone has to have tried this...

    So I don't have an autofill, and I find myself forgetting to turn the water (garden hose) off a few hours after I put the hose in the skimmer. I can't find any threads, but I'm assuming that some people are using some kind of an auto-shutoff device on their hose to stop filling the pool after a...
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    UV helpful for Covered Outdoor SWG Pool?

    I know UV shouldn't be used as primary sanitation. Many outdoor pools get plenty of sunlight. Here in the north, we like to keep our pools covered so the UV hits the cover and heats the pool. :) Our pool is covered unless we're entertaining (weekends when the weather cooperates?), doing...
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    Spa Service Disconnect and Bonding

    We're in the planning phases of adding a Spa. We built our pool back in 2016, and when we did, we had a bonding wire from the concrete bonding grid placed where the Spa would eventually sit. The pool equipment is all in a different location, but connected to the same bonding grid. The Spa is...
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    Jacuzzi J-385 vs Bullfrog A8

    As each spring, Costco had the Bullfrog road show going on, and that has us contemplating a Spa. Use would be casual entertaining for the most part, and some hydrotherapy in winter when it's too cold to use the pool. We stopped by a local store that had a used Bullfrog, and started looking at...
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    Bungee Plugs - Anyone ever used these?

    It's our first year closing down our pool, so I had the pool company that built it come and do the honors. They're using a new type of blow-out plug called a "bungee plug" (Bungee Plug A product of Aqua Group, LLC.) - they told me it was their first year using these. Basically, it replaces...
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    Patio Furniture - Any End of Season deals yet?

    I probably shouldn't be the first one to ask, but I know when August comes for us, we're on the downward side of the summer season. We're just wrapping up the landscaping portion of our project, and we'll likely be looking for a few pieces of equipment. Anyone know if there's any sizable...
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    Umbrella holder in Outdoor BBQ Island countertop

    We're finally getting to the point of landscaping and finishing up our outdoor living space. We have an outdoor BBQ island / kitchen setup, and I'd like to build in an umbrella holder into the seating portion of the granite. I'm trying to find out answers to a few questions: 1.) Is there a...
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    Does Pool-Krete fail when it gets wet?

    So I'm trying to clarify something that a pool-builder said. They were against using Pool-Krete for the bottom of a pool, and said that if the vinyl liner tears and subsequently leaks, the water that hits the pool-krete will cause the pool-krete to fail. Is there any validity to this?
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    Pentair Acid Tank w Stenner Pump GPD?

    Does anyone know how many Gallons Per Day the Stenner pump is on the new Pentair Acid Tank? My IntelliChem defaults to 50 GPD, but I'm not sure if that's right or not. There's zero instructions on how to do anything with the tank (hook-up, assembly, etc). I'm still wondering if the "Vent" is...
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    Heater cycling too often?

    Hi- We just started our heat on Friday, so I'm watching things pretty closely at this point. What I've noticed is that the heater seems to cycle quite a bit. It's almost like it just barely hits the set point, turns off, temp creeps down just a little in the next few minutes, and it fires...
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    The Tale of the IntelliChem and ORP

    I wanted to share a little bit of learning on my quest to see if I can get an IntelliChem to control my SWG reliably. I'm only a few weeks into this, so just starting to uncover some things. Sorry this is a little long. Background:So I've been reading here since last fall when we settled on a...
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    ScreenLogic Protocol Adapter - Adding Interference to network

    I'm putting this out there for the benefit of the knowledgebase. Long story short: The Pentair ScreenLogic Protocol Adapter introduces interference into my wired network A ferrite core over the network cable coming out of the protocol adapter was enough to suppress the interference and get...
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    Is this 1.5" or 2" pipe connected to this Hayward Skimmer?

    This plumbing is now covered up, but I have a photo. I'm trying to determine if this is 1.5" or 2.0" PVC. Can someone tell from the adapter that's connected to the bottom of this Hayward skimmer?
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    FlowVis - to add another check-valve or to replace Pentair?

    So I want a FlowVis to know what my flow is - I've read great things about them. Over the course of the winter, I ordered a Jandy retrofit only to figure out later that the PB had used a Pentair check valve (and there's no Pentair retro-fit from FlowVis - the top of the Pentair is bigger, and...
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    Upping CYA through ProTeam High Tech pucks?

    OK, so a few questions here. Pardon my ignorance on this topic: I know NOTHING about pucks, since I've been reading TFP since prior to purchasing the pool and know that they are a bad idea as a maintenance plan as they UP CYA. My pool maintenance plan is completely TFP... Reasoning: My CYA...
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    First Test - LSI indicates corrosive, does this matter?

    I've been soaking up information for the past 6 months, and Thursday was the official go-live date for firing things up so time to put into practice what I've learned here. I think that I'm just looking for reassurance...? So I ran my first tests this weekend with the TF100 using a speed stir...