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    No It is NOT the (Intex) SWG Cell! No, it is not a "broken" (Intex) SWG unit. It's just a little corrosion.

    I guess I should add that if the "Low Salt" alarm persists after one has removed the corrosion, and ohmed out the connections from circuit board to cell plug and found them to be acceptable, then the clear answer is that your cell needs replacing, only about $45 delivered. I have to say that I...
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    No It is NOT the (Intex) SWG Cell! No, it is not a "broken" (Intex) SWG unit. It's just a little corrosion.

    A "Low Salt" error causes Intex SWGs to shut down, and refuse to make chlorine. Mine gave me 3 such errors on successive nights. There are multiple videos purporting to "fix" the issue, by hot-wiring the metal-plate cell directly to the transformer, and bypassing the timer and all the...
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    Pool Math dataset incomplete for "Intex" SWGs.

    The only pool-math listed SWG under "Intex" shows the "Krystal Clear" and lists it at .63 lbs / 24 hrs.' There are at least 2 "Krystal Clear" models, with model numbers on the front of these units. The "Model ECO6110" is the 0.63 lbs / 24 hrs, while the "Model ECO5110" is 0.24 lbs /24 hrs...
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    SWG Only Putting Out 3ppm Free Chlorine

    So, things were not as bad as they seemed. Added Clorox, per "pool math" in an attempt to simply get from FC-3 up to FC-16, and most of the Clorox from a still-sealed gallon jug got eaten by this invisible, undetected algae. So... Added 30 oz Clorox Tuesday Night, and ran the pump and SWG...
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    SWG Only Putting Out 3ppm Free Chlorine

    Added 30 oz of Clorox, per the "pool math" calculation, but the result after a few hours with the pump running was not an FC of "7". It was "5" using a 10ml DPD test. Over night, with only the pump running for a total of 12 hours, the 5K gallon pool sank to "4", again using a 10ml DPD test...
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    SWG Only Putting Out 3ppm Free Chlorine

    I have a little Intex SWG, which has been fine for my small above-ground pool in prior years. It has a panel that can alert on multiple "alarm conditions", but none have been triggered. In the past week, even running the SWG for the maximum possible 12 hours that the pump runs each night has...
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    Mulitple toothpick size holes in above ground pool

    Flex Seal is temporary, at best. You want a real Vinyl Pool Patch Kit, like a bike tire repair kit. I have a large roll of the flex seal tape hanging on the pegboard right next to the vinyl kit, just in case we have a sudden puncture, but it is mere gauze one presses into the wound to "stop...
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    Above Ground Vacuum Opinions

    I have yet to find any option that actually works for my pool. The basic problem is that above-ground pools do not tend to have pumps large enough to create enough suction to run a mechanical vacuum that runs off the pump suction. To explain, we travel. A lot. So, the pool has to run on...
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    Replace sand in filter more frequently when near the sea shore

    In defense of the pool management company, sand is "Dirt Cheap", and the change in operating "pump" pressure on the pressure gauge is noticeable. So, changing out the sand often means lower pressure more water flow through the system, and either lower electrical costs or a cleaner overall pool...
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    Should My Sand Filter O-Ring With a Protrusion Be Installed like the letter "p" or the letter "d" ?

    I am sorry, I took no photos, but I resolved the issue by trial and error. The gasket is square-shaped and has a flange that protrudes downward into the recessed channel that runs around the rim of the sand filter chamber. The correct orientation is "p" not "b", with the flange pointing...
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    Should My Sand Filter O-Ring With a Protrusion Be Installed like the letter "p" or the letter "d" ?

    I have an Intex Sand Filter Model SF90110T, and while I have never have problems before, I am now questioning my sanity. I changed the sand out, and the main O-Ring that runs under the lid with the multi-way valve is shaped like the lower case letter "b" - it has a fin that runs around the...
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    Pool Math App - Suggestion on test results logging

    The "Weather" is added to each log entry made, which is of no practical use to me, but it would be nice if rainfall over some limit (perhaps 0.25 inches) was logged automatically by the app as an additional "Note". This makes a difference to those of us with SWGs, as we must gradually crank up...
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    Pool Math App "Stuck" on 18 Days Ago

    The android pool math app does not seem to be working properly for me. It does log chemical additions, but the only test-kit readings it logged was the first set I entered, on first use of the app. It displays those readings as the "last test" readings. I cannot find any "reset" or "erase" to...
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    Just Won a "Kokido Krill Automatic Pool Cleaner" Make An Offer!

    I entered a raffle, and won a Kokido Krill Automatic Pool Cleaner. It is an automatic pool vac with an integrated mesh bag to catch large leaves, and it is claimed to be for smaller pools, but it does need a minimum of 0.13 horsepower (roughly one raccoon power, I'd calculate). It is brand...
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    pH not rising, despite addition of 20 Mule Team Borax?

    Nope, I have a Salt-Water Generator, and some shock in a pail in the basement. Bringing up the TA with some Arm and Hammer baking soda (they were out of the "Hammer and Sickle" brand) did the trick. The return line has an aerator that one can open and close, and it is fully open but I do not...
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    Help needed.

    Floating mud might be best removed with some cheesecloth wrapped around your skimmer, to pick up the mud. You can rinse one cloth out with the hose while using another if you have a helper. The mud on the bottom, I'd vacuum out with the filter set to "waste", to get the mud around the filter...
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    Correct pH Comparator Doubts

    Ran out of R-014, so ordered another bottle. But, looking at various product photos, some R-014 bottle labels mention a "Residential" comparator, while others mention a "Sure-Check" comparator. Google thinks that the "Sure-Check" is the 9056, and "taylor residential comparator" does not point...
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    pH not rising, despite addition of 20 Mule Team Borax?

    > Got any kids you can toss in to splash around? Sadly, they grew up.
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    pH not rising, despite addition of 20 Mule Team Borax?

    I've added 9oz of borax twice to my pool in an attempt to get pH up to 7.6, but I cannot seem to get the pH above the (minimal) 7.2 level. Due to acid rain, local sales of "pH Up" are brisk, so I decided to save a buck, and use 20 Mule Team instead. Readings as follows, fairly stable for a...
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    "Pool Math" app misleading, or city water needs "more" Borax and CYA?

    OK, so heavy on the BiCarb to get the TA up and keep the pH stable, then I'll play with the CYA. I have been adding the CYA by dissolving it in a pail of water and then spreading it around the edge of the pool, as it seems very slow to dissolve without cushing the tiny fragments and mixing...
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    "Pool Math" app misleading, or city water needs "more" Borax and CYA?

    I am not having any success in seeing any measurable (Talyor test chems) pH or CYA increases on a newly-filled pool Being a cautious sort, I want to see a testable change in the correct direction, rather than blindly toss in what might be "too much" of any chemical So, starting with a fill of...
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    Intex ECO5110/6110 SWG - Mystery Symptom(s)

    Just FYI, reported my woes to Intex, and they sent a whole new control unit. It ran fine for several weeks, and then, on a whim, I swapped the old control unit back into service with the aim of diagnosing the specifics of the error/fault. No errors since then from the old unit, so the new unit...
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    New Pool, Added Salt, But Unexpetedly Low Initial Salt Readings

    A conductivity meter cannot lie, and is idiot-proof. Anyway, when you add x pounds of salt to y gallons of water, it does not take much math to figure out the parts per million salt, given that water can be estimated at 8.4 pounds per gallon. And you KNOW how much salt you put in, and you KNOW...
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    Intex ECO5110/6110 SWG - Mystery Symptom(s)

    So, got an above-ground Intex 9' x 18' x 52" ultra-frame pool with a Sand filter SF90110T, and an ECO5110 SWG. Aside from the pump being powered by what seems an anemic hamster with a torn ACL, all seemed well at first... but the SWG kept throwing "High Salt" (error code 92) and refusing to...
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    New Pool, Added Salt, But Unexpetedly Low Initial Salt Readings

    The mystery was solved with a visit to a much, much better pool store, Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies, who had an actual conductivity meter, and found the salt level to be exactly what I calculated it should be - 3000-3100 ppm. So, the "LaMotte Insta-Test Salt Test Strips" are utter junk, and...
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    New Pool, Added Salt, But Unexpetedly Low Initial Salt Readings

    I bought a small above-ground pool, 9 x 18 foot capacity 4545 gallons. It has a sand filter, and I provisioned an SWG, so I added salt to the water, as follows: 4545 gallons 38178 pounds water @ 8.4 lbs/gallon 115 pounds salt 0.003012206 fractional salt/water by weight 3012...