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    Converting Intellichem into Pump only

    Hi all, I used my intellichem system for the last 2 years mostly successfully but this year I used dramatically more Cl so have messed with things a bunch. My plan is to use it to sense and adjust pH because it does well there but only use the CL side to pump a preset CL volume by controlling...
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    Salty Tasting Cl Pool Water

    This summer I have noticed that my water has a fairly salty taste. It stays pretty balanced but has taken more Cl to stay that way this year. I did do an OCLT last night and am borderline (lost 0.4-0.5ppm) but no CC. Water clear, nada growing on walls. Here are my latest numbers: pH: 7.6 FC...
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    Pentair Mastertemp 400 Screen problem

    Moved from here. @ajw22 I have the same problem as the original poster but I wasnt as lucky. Same mastertemp 400 except I have the Intellicenter. Pool is 2.5yrs old and heater has always worked and nothing has been chamged. I followed all the steps up and checked the basics. 1. Heater has...
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    Initial Setup of SWG

    My sister is struggling to get her pool set up properly and unfortunately since I am CL based, I am a bit clueless on where to start with the SWG. Here are the details: Test Kit = Taylor K2005 Pool size = 15k gal SWG = AquaPure 1400 + @80%. Pool runs for 8hrs from 11am to 7pm. FC = 2 pH = 8...
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    To SLAM or not to SLAM?

    I have a little bit of green algae (or thats what I think it is) that forms in the same corner of my pool. The corner is always shaded and is where my pool robot fails to brush effectively and admittedly, I am a chronic non-brusher because the robot runs daily. Once I get the brush out, it...
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    Recommended Order to Fix Numbers

    A good friend of mine called me and is struggling with his pool....first question was type of chlorine and the answer was tabs. I ran my Taylor kit over and checked all his numbers. He is pretty out of whack. Here are the numbers for his ~17k gal pool: pH = 7.9 FC = 5 TA = 150 CH = 360 CYA =...
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    Another scale issue - maybe...

    Hi, as we have started getting back in the pool, I have noticed what appears to be some calcium scale but I am almost sure is it efflorescence from the glass tile grout since that is the only place its showing up (see pics). The funny thing is that it's mostly below the water line though the...
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    Ledge Lounger Bulging

    We have a couple Ledge Loungers that sit on our sun shelf. Our shelf water depth is just on the edge of having to do the regular vs deep chairs. We opted to go with the regular so we would sit deeper in the water understanding that they may float a bit...and the foot rest end did by about 1"...
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    Travertine joints turning black

    We have had our pool almost a year now. All of our decking and coping are tumbled travertine pavers. All pock marks and joint lines are now black and don't look so good with the light color of the deck. I started to clean with a water hose and a nozzle, but when I did, the sand in the joints...
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    Wiring landscape lighting into Intellicenter Panel

    I will be installing low voltage landscape lighting in my backyard this weekend. I am planning to power the transformer through my Intellicenter Panel. Is it possible to wire these in such that I can control them as a "Schedule" and to turn them on/off? Is it really as mounting the...
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    High Acid Usage - what am I missing?

    Over the last couple of weeks, my pool seems to be using more acid. Over the last 2 weeks, it has consumed nearly 2 gallons of acid. I use an Intellichem system so its pretty easy to track usage because of the tank. I have it set to maintain at 7.6 but the system is having trouble keeping up...
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    Balancing Colder Water

    Hi all, Our first pool was finished last spring so this is the first "Texas winter" that I have dealt with pool-wise. I had pretty good success with the pool over the summer, but things seem to be going a bit haywire now that the water temp is dropping. All summer, my numbers looked mostly...
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    Spa Flow Rate vs Pump OverPressure

    Our pool was completed in late April and we used most of the settings from the builder in terms of pump speeds for our pool and spa. I was running my main pump at ~80 gpm when in Spa Mode and ~50 gpm for Pool Mode (min to activate flow sensor on Intellichem). I have left the pump run 24-7 over...