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    Solved: [it is] Okay to mix white & black Polaris parts

    This is NOT a racist question... I have a Polaris 280 Black Max and the backup collar broke (again). I bought a generic G57 white collar, designed the Polaris 280, from Amazon but it doesn't fit. The threads are different. When I bought it, I thought it was just a different color (white) but...
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    Solved: Help an Aggie understand PoolMath SWG math

    Howdy! (a traditional Aggie greeting) Some might say I should be brilliant at math, considering how many times I took it at Texas A&M. Although the number of times taken is greater than the number of times passed... Reading a forum reply, I learned the PoolMath app can suggest a SWG...
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    CMP vs Pentair vs Jandy

    Getting ready to do some replumbing and I called my local pool place to see if they had any 2" Pentair or Jandy 3-way valves, in case I can't re-use the one I have on hand. It's part of plan B. They said they're all out, due to the Texas freeze, but they have CMP brand. Does anyone have any...
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    Diving into SWG -- need layout advice

    I've decided I'm tired of lugging cases of chlorine, once I find it for sale, from the store to the van, then van into the garage then to the pool and doing my best to avoid more bleach spots on clothing while pouring it. I haven't had any crazy green algae, but it got cloudy a few times in...
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    Spa/pool valve not always cycling on its own

    I was gently awakened this morning by my wife telling me the spa (connected to pool) was running, but the water was below the jet line. Like much of the USA right now, it's in freeze mode. I grabbed the remote and changed it to pool with spillway mode to refill the spa. Once it was filled, I...
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    Remove Polaris 280 during freeze?

    I noticed a slight build-up of twigs and leaves in the corner of the pool, which is normal, but when I went to empty the Polaris bag, it was empty. Then I saw the ring (G-57) for the backup valve device (G-52) was split. This unit was installed in May, so it's ~8 months old. I've kept the...
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    Chlorine level "bounce?"

    I'm trying to understand chlorine consumption better. Does FC drop more quickly if it's a higher level than target, or is it more of a constant drop, based on UV, organics, etc? Hypothetical example (assuming constant level of UV, organics, etc): Assumption: Add chlorine to bring FC to 6,0...
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    Whose pool took the longest to build? -- day 406 and still waiting on Cantera Pools

    Today marks day 406 since the hole was dug and it's been 4 weeks since Cantera Pools has been out here to finish up the final things. The concrete guy did come out to fill some decking cracks, but I contacted him and set up the repair. We're still waiting on: - ScreenLogic 2 -- to replace a...
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    Rain water to lower CH -- pros and cons

    I'm considering using rain water to lower our CH and I'm looking for pros/cons. Our pool CH is 375 and fill water is 150. I'm watching pH closely to prevent scaling but would like to keep the CH nice and low. As I drank coffee and watched the water flow out the downspouts this morning, I...
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    Help Scheduling Spillway on Easytouch

    Please help me schedule my Easytouch 8 with Pentair variable speed pump and spa spillway. I want to run the pump every few hours for an hour at a time, rather than continually for a block of time. For example, 1 AM, 5 AM, 9 AM, 1 PM, 5 PM, 9 PM. I know how to do that. Then I will add the...
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    Help troubleshooting possible leak

    Please help me develop a troubleshooting plan to determine if I have a leak from the spa. Background: We have a pool with elevated spa. We normally run water into the spa nozzles and let it overflow into the pool, while keeping the spa drain closed. 27 days after plaster of our pool, I...
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    Howdy from Boerne, Texas

    Howdy! Wish I'd found TFP before we started building a pool. I've learned a lot reading the forums and the vital links and Pool School. 335 days after the dig started, our pool was plastered and filling. That was 25 days ago and I received my TF-100 test kit today. Before that, I was using...