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    New house, new pool. Both old!

    Just moved and have a new pool to enjoy. Both house and pool renovated. Gulf Coast Florida. Guys put a lot of money in Pebble-tec, sun shelf, Pentair VS pump and Jandy SWG. But they didn't pay attention to some pretty serious details. Have made progress. One major task ahead, and need some...
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    Control of SWCG

    Moved from here. So what did u end up doing? Just bought house with this set up. VS pump is wired through old school timer with continuous power, so pump start times/rpm/duration is controlled by pump. There are no trippers on the timer, so the Jandy has continuous power. It shuts down based...
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    Concrete Decking Repairs and Quote?

    Have had a plain and simple concrete decking around a simple fiberglass pool backed up to marsh in SC since 2005. We didn't want to pay extra for some fancy texture or surface because it was a simple and economical ("cheap") installation. I think it's done well. But over time, the decking...
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    Suction or Robot? Help for new automatic cleaner.

    It's about time to put my old friend "Barry" down. The G3 has been going off and on for about seven years cleaning a 10K gallon fiberglass pool. He is largely held together with electrical tape securing the many times (and expensively replaced) diaphragm, and screws securing the flap to main...
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    2005 D1 Chairman II No Backlight on Topside Control

    Control seems to work fine, but there's no backlight for the lcd display. I was wondering if there's a lightbulb that could be replaced, or if I'd need a new topside control.
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    New Compupool SWG Output % LCD Indications

    Realized last week that output of my Zodiak LM2 was quite limited because two chunks of the cell where missing when viewed from the bottom. Cheapest replacement I could find was about 350. Figured 450 for a whole new compupool would be worth it. Swap was pretty straight forward wiring was...
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    Milky and Cloudy Water after Balance and Stain Removal

    Hey guys... My water "looked" great last week, with virtually no winter maintenance.... except SWG. Last year, I was a little slow bringing the CYA and salt levels up, and ended up doing the algae shock treatment. So I got ahead of the game. Last weekend I got the water perfect: FC 4 PH 7.5...
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    When to Adjust CYA?

    I was lazy with setting up the pool this year. Had a little mustard the other week, didn't have time to work on it and just added a little polyquot before going on a week trip. Huge mustard growth upon return! Low CYA, Low Borates and Low Salt. Would have been easier to adjust earlier...
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    Low chlorine reading...but crystal clear? NEVERMIND IDIOT

    Came home to the pool (gone 5 days) and a hint of green, some darker growths around the edge, and 0 chlorine. The skimmer was rather full of debris (3 dead frogs) and limited effectiveness of my swg. Didn't have time (leaving again) to do the full shock treatment, so I just added some of the...
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    Partially Drain to Reduce Metal?

    I've got a fiberglass pool that's right on the edge of a marsh. They had a tuff time digging the whole because it kept filling w/ water. I've got recurring problems w/ iron staining on the fiberglass. I'm getting set to go w/ the Ascorbic acid treatment, but was wondering if I might get a...
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    GFCI won't turn off?

    My spa has a 50A 220V GFCI made by Cutler-Hammer. A while back I tried to depower the spa from the GFCI by turning the lever to off.... and the spa kept working. The switch can be on or off or in the middle, and I still get 220V to the spa. Doesn't sound like a safe situation to me. Any...
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    Where's my chlorine?

    Have a zodiac swg since 05. Usually have it running on setting 1 or 2, out of 5. I used to keep Chlorine readings around 1-3, but have been aiming for 3-5 per the sticky here. Earlier this year I cleaned the cells, and adjusted all chemistry per the guidelines here. Since a week or two ago...
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    They're back!!! Stains

    Ref: stains-on-fiberglass-vs-patience-t5591.html The pool looked absolutely beautiful for about a month. About two weeks ago, it looked a little green/brownish, but the water was perfectly balanced. I have a swg and hav been following the guidelines here to keep it 3-5 and avoid shocking...
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    Ozone vs Vision vs Chlorine vs Dichlor vs MPS

    I'm a little confused about the chemistry in my D1 spa. The manual talks about the ozone being the primary sanitizer. Then says you must choose a residual/secondary method: Vision (Ag ion) cart, Bromine, or Chlorine. I've been using vision. With the vision method it says that acceptable...
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    Stains on Fiberglass vs. Patience

    Good Morning.... My fiberglass pool has a general "dulling" of the surface in some areas. Looking closley, some areas are "streaked". Several months after installed I noticed it, the manufacturer came out w/ Jack's Magic #1 and Purple Stuf, and it was like new again. I did not maintain the...
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    Borates in Spa?

    I'm really looking forward to trying the Borates in my pool. I now understand why my ph always creeps up, thanks to the wonderful stickies in this forum. The outgassing explains everything. (I have the Badu swim jets which really churn everything up!). I've had similiar problems w/ my spa...