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  1. vgomez1

    Pump Replacement

    Thx!
  2. vgomez1

    Pump Replacement

    My SW will not control the new vsp - they want me to get an upgrade kit ~ 850. When I asked if I could buy a different pump and automation they said "Ripping out your existing automation would be a waste and you'd be starting from new and way more expensive. I suggest doing the upgrade kit and...
  3. vgomez1

    Pump Replacement

    Does anyone have experience with the iqpump? Could I use that with my existing automation or is it an either / or? Thx.
  4. vgomez1

    Pump Replacement

    Thanks for the info. I spoke with a Jandy person from Utah and he told me I needed the upgrade kit. I'll check the prices of the Pentair and see if it's less expensive to start from scratch.
  5. vgomez1

    Pump Replacement

    So the 2.7 HP pump is ~ 1,400 but the Jandy IQ20 RS upgrade kit is another $750. At that price, is there a better/less expensive option? Am I saving by upgrading the Jandy automation vice buying new automation and pump from another brand?
  6. vgomez1

    Pump Replacement

    Thanks. I'm really not trying to reconfigure the pool or upgrade the automation. Would the two you recommend - the VSSHP220AUT or the VSSHP270AUT - be drop ins?
  7. vgomez1

    Pump Replacement

    I'm trying to figure out how much flow I need. A 15K gallon pool divided by 1,440 would give me a minimum flow of 10.41 gallons per minute if run for 24 hours. Does anybody actually run their pump for 24 hours. My automation is probably the original automation from when the pool was built -...
  8. vgomez1

    Pump Replacement

    Is the 1.65 too small?
  9. vgomez1

    Pump Replacement

    I currently have a Jandy Stealth SHPMP2.0 pool pump. It is an extremely loud - I assume it has bad bearings - single speed pump that I'm looking to replace. The two options I have are the Jandy VSFHP165 which is a 1.65 HP variable speed pump and the Jandy VSPHP270 which is a 2.7 HP variable...
  10. vgomez1

    Pentair Warrior SI

    Thanks for the feedback. I am impressed with the level of cleaning it does. It cleans the pool very well with the exception of the missed spots. Pretty pleased.
  11. vgomez1

    Pentair Warrior SI

    Received my Pentair Warrior SI today - it is a 2018. Ran it through two cycles, standard and quick, after a very windy week. Initial thoughts - it cleans much better than my old Polaris but not as much of the pool as the Polaris. Maybe it's the shape of the pool, but there are definitely areas...
  12. vgomez1

    Few days of below freezing temp. What to do?

    If I lose power for too long, I plan to do the following: 1. Secure power 2. Drain the filter (will backwash work?) 3. Drain pump 4. Drain heater. Is this a necessary step? Do I have to turn off the gas to the heater? Thx!
  13. vgomez1

    Rolling black outs possible NTX

    I'm with you, never drained a pool before. Draining the filter is ready enough, it has a plug on the side. What do you drain on the pump and booster pump?
  14. vgomez1

    Pool Freezer Settings

    My pool only has pool mode on which is the filter pump and the blower.
  15. vgomez1

    Pool Freezer Settings

    Thank you for the manual. I can disable the blower - will water still floor through the spa jets?
  16. vgomez1

    Pool Freezer Settings

    I can't have both pool mode and spa mode on. Pool mode runs water through the spa fountain water feature but not the spa jets. When the blower is on, water is also shot out from the spa jets. Is there another way to have water running through bother the pool and spa jets simultaneously? Thx again!
  17. vgomez1

    Pool Freezer Settings

    I have a Jandy handheld PDA. Is that what you're looking for?
  18. vgomez1

    Pool Freezer Settings

    In Texas dealing with the freeze. When my pool freeze settings turn on, my pool goes goes into pool mode and the jacuzzi blower turns on. The blower causes allot of water to go over the side and I have to add water several times a day. I've never adjusted the freeze settings since I bought the...
  19. vgomez1

    Help - Expansion Joints / Copong

    How far down will this fill? Do I prefill with something, then use this like a caulk? Thx!
  20. vgomez1

    Help - Expansion Joints / Copong

    I know this is a problem but not sure how to proceed. You could see styrofoam under the caulk / coping. Do I need to fill then cover and if so, with what? Thx!
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  23. vgomez1

    Let my FC get low

    I do a pretty good job keeping my pool balanced, but two nights ago, I added 76 ounces of 6% bleach without testing and did not add any bleach last night. Tested FC this a.m. and it's 1. Added bleach. If FC is at good level, cc is at .5, and pool is otherwise balanced and clear, are we good to...
  24. vgomez1

    Oily Sheen in Pool

    Thanks. The water is filled to the drain, so it is high. I have a gas heater, not sure if that's what you mean. I will buy a scum ball tomorrow. Thx again!
  25. vgomez1

    Oily Sheen in Pool

    We're in NTX - we were fortunate enough to avoid the dangerous weather but got plenty of rain. Lots of lawns mowed yesterday and today, so that could be it. Thx for the help!
  26. vgomez1

    Oily Sheen in Pool

    Nobody used the pool or applied sunblock near the pool. At this point I'm thinking grass clippings??? Thx.
  27. vgomez1

    Oily Sheen in Pool

    My pool looked fine yesterday but when I came outside this evening, I noticed an oily sheen on the pool surface. It covers about 1/3 of the pool surface, so it's significant. I mowed the lawn yesterday and didn't clear the clippings, but other than that, not sure what it could be. Pool is...
  28. vgomez1

    Friends Pool

    My friends have a small 4k gallon, above ground vinyl intex pool they use to cool off. They've gotten by using pucks and Leslie's recommendations. Tested their water yesterday: FC: 5.5 CC: .5 PH: 7.3 TA: 170 CH: 180 CYA: 30 Do we address the high TA or not worry about it since PH is a little...
  29. vgomez1

    Dead Rabbit in Pool

    Unfortunately, we found a dead baby rabbit in the pool this morning - they are all over the place in NTX. Chlorine levels are good. Is there anything special I have to do? Should I SLAM it to be safe or does a dead rabbit require different sanitization? Thx.
  30. vgomez1

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    I read it here on another thread, but Home Depot in McKinney has a 3 gallons per box price of $9.98. If you buy 4 boxes, 12 gallons total, they take off $1 per box. That's $35.92 for 12 gallons of fairly fresh (10 days old) 10% liquid chlorine ($3 per gallon).