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  1. Skiddy

    Pentair warranty support

    Yes at this point I can say with experience that Pentair has terrible customer service as well as support. I haven't received any of the rebates they promised when I purchased all their equipment. I spent over an hour getting the serial # s for all the equipment I had installed, worth about $300...
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    Pentair warranty support

    Unfortunately the HP isn't even on when the knocking sounds occur, so I dont think its a refrigerant issue. I'm pretty sure its a loose pipe inside the HP that is banging when the pump is pumping water through it. The faster my pump is moving water the louder it is.
  3. Skiddy

    Pentair warranty support

    We have had our new build down here in FLA for about 8 months now. The heatpump has always made a knocking sound when the pump is on only. The faster the pump speed the louder the knock, but its never been that big of a deal. Until lately we just get annoyed with it on quiet pool days. I have...
  4. Skiddy

    Travertine vs concrete pavers

    I went with the Travertine French Pattern and we are absolutely thrilled with it. I have had it for 8 months now and it wears well. I notice when its wet it can be a little slippery but no issues yet. I have a rectangular shaped pool, if it was round I would have went with pavers. We are...
  5. Skiddy

    Chlorine ppm climbing with no changes?

    Thanks we are learning a lot in our first year as pool owners. We have been in our home for 18 years and have really never used the back yard. Now we dont do anything else but hang out in the backyard.
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    Chlorine ppm climbing with no changes?

    Thats what I was thinking but its nice to hear it from you guys to confirm. Ill let you know if anything abnormal takes place.
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    Chlorine ppm climbing with no changes?

    I check my chemicals about once a week and some of the others maybe more and some a little less during normal use. Back in early July I had my first bit of algae and had to learn how to get rid of it, and finally did with some learning curves. For about 3 weeks now I have noticed my FC...
  8. Skiddy

    Can salt addition cause bad CH readings?

    Thank you for that I assumed there was one set of guidelines for all water chemistry. Lets hope TFPC guidelines match up with the franchise where I get my monthly water chemistry printouts from to satisfy my Pebble Tec warranty.
  9. Skiddy

    Can salt addition cause bad CH readings?

    OK I am my own worst enemy today. Im staring at the chart in my Taylor book and looking at the TA range instead of CH. I guess I should probably just memorize all the ranges so I dont need to keep checking that book. Now having said that MK, I notice the recommended ranges in the chart for CH...
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    Can salt addition cause bad CH readings?

    I used liquid chlorine for the slam. I raised the PPM near 25 ppm and followed the slam instructions for the next few days and it did the trick. As far as the test numbers go- FC 4.5 pH 7.6 TA 60 I just noticed this was low, I dont know how I missed that but after retesting 60 ppm is correct...
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    Can salt addition cause bad CH readings?

    My salt level dropped below suggested levels probably due to so much rain water dilution and draining so I added a couple bags to get back up to the 3000 ppm range. However I was doing a full water test today and while all other levels are spot on my CH is about 5x the recommended range? I...
  12. Skiddy

    A bit of CYA confusion

    Thank You for the explanation. It is hard to get any consistent results right now due to the afternoon rain patterns we are in here in FLA. I had to add more salt recently due to draining my pool 2-3 x per week this month. If I can get a few days without rain in a row I will do some testing.
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    A bit of CYA confusion

    Is there a reason why the CYA is to be higher with a SWG?
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    A bit of CYA confusion

    So I have a decent grasp on my new pool equipment and the chemical balance has been pretty easy since I picked up the Test kit from this site. I had my first vacation return home stint with algae and was able to do a mini slam and get it back to normal without too much trouble and just chlorine...
  15. Skiddy

    IntelliConnect review/warnings - Seeking an alternative

    I think the flow rate will affect several things including the SWG. I know when my FR is too low I get error lights. Ive found if my pump speed drops below 1000 rpms its just not enough to keep up with all the equipment.
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    IntelliConnect review/warnings - Seeking an alternative

    I have had a few issues with running times off and on but I usually discover its due to a change I made and did not refresh. The new Home App is so much better than the old one. Overall I like the system for what it does and feel it is a good system for the simpler pool owner.
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    IntelliConnect review/warnings - Seeking an alternative

    I get none of that with my heater and intelleconect. I have my pump set for 3 different auto cycles per day at 3 different speeds. When we were using the heater earlier in the year it would override if I wasn't pumping water fast enough but I changed my override. Never have had any noises from...
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    Went on vacation came back to algae

    Thank You. This is my first pool so I like to sponge up on the knowledge where possible. This site has been an asset.
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    Went on vacation came back to algae

    What do you think was the primary reason for the algae growth given the info I gave?
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    Went on vacation came back to algae

    This was our first getaway since we had the pool built. I checked all the water levels before we left and all was perfect. We were gone for 9 days and from what I was told it rained every day we were gone. The pool was full over the skimmer for at least 7 days. It wasnt a green swamp but when I...
  21. Skiddy

    Pebble Sheen color fading, streaking and splotchy

    Here is a few more pictures, not sure why the others wouldnt size properly. I find its almost impossible not to capture the glare from the surface but here are a few. I have had these long streaks for months that are lighter than the majority of the pebble sheen color. I notice the fading is...
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    Pebble Sheen color fading, streaking and splotchy

    Yes I have the pool dialed in really nicely with my own test kit from this site. I brush and vacuum once a week as recommended. The sun ledge has been splotchy from day one but the lighter colored streaking down the middle of the pool seems to be increasing in size
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    Pebble Sheen color fading, streaking and splotchy

    Its been about 6 months since pool build. We noticed our pebble sheen was streaking and changing after the first month. The pool guys said its normal and will go through a curing process. The pebble tec guy placed the hose in and made sure we filled from the deep end up to avoid any run marks...
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  28. Skiddy

    Are these changes normal?

    New pool build here started up in Feb-March picked up the Taylor test kit from the site. Love it learned how to get the pool perfect with it. I still take a sample once a month to my local pool supply shop to keep my Pebble-tec warranty happy. So I normally run my SWG at 30-40% and that has...
  29. Skiddy

    What's your current pool temp?

    sure do and I just checked the temp today and its up to 85 now. I am hoping it doesnt get too much hotter I prefer the mid 80s