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    Loud buzzing / vibrating coming from panel?

    Problem solved. It was a bad relay. The relay was not fully latching creating a buzz. The transformer was thusly turning on and off very rapidly making the buzzing far worse. I swapped out the relay and all is good.
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    Loud buzzing / vibrating coming from panel?

    I went to my control box today and noticed an intermittent (but at regular intervals) loud buzzing coming from the SWG transformer. I changed the % on the SWG and noticed that changed the buzzing interval. Meaning, the more chlorine I was generating the more often the buzzing occurred. I've...
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    My SWCG is down and I need to temporarily switch to tablets

    Thank you. I do use the TFP Test kit. I did not know about the skimmer vs floater, but it certainly makes sense to avoid high chlorine levels going directly into the system. CYA is, as you know, subjective in that I'm not great at reading the exact moment the dot disappears. I checked this...
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    My SWCG is down and I need to temporarily switch to tablets

    My Intellicenter needs to be replaced and we don't know how long it will take to get a new one sent. In the meanwhile, my SWCG is offline. I've been adding bleach in daily, but now it looks like it's going to be awhile before things are up and running again. I'm thinking of adding tablets...
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    Difficulty getting the right "effect" out of the Intellicenter Groups

    I have a "Spillway" circuit. My desired goal is that: If someone chooses to turn on the spa spillway, the valves move to the correct orientation and the pool pump turns on if it is off. If someone chooses to turn off the spa spillway, the valves will move to the correct orientation, BUT the...
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    Won't hold chlorine

    Yes... I had to get the TFP testing kit and follow the TFP protocol for SLAMing the pool. Took about 6 days. After the SLAM, the water turned a crystal quality it had never reached before. Something was living in there. It turned out I had a form of "clear algae". When I added the liquid...
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    Will scaling lessen over time?

    Thank you everyone!
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    Will scaling lessen over time?

    It took me awhile (2.5 months, really) to get a hang of water balancing (with a lot of support from this forum; thanks everyone). I am literally at a CSI of 0 today and the water looks great. However, over those 2+ months, I got a bit of scaling. Nothing awful, but noticeable on my blue...
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    Adjusting PH with Borates

    I see that now. Thank you. It doesn't seem to reflect in the "effects of adding" tab. But it does reflect within the "overview" tabs for each category. I'll use that going forward.
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    Adjusting PH with Borates

    I see. Are you aware of any formula or borate adjustment factor that can be used? Will the borates affect anything when testing from the TFP kit, like CYA, for example? I'm sorry for all the questions, but I finally got everything perfect (mainly with help from you and TFP!), and I guess I'm...
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    Adjusting PH with Borates

    Thanks for that. I enabled the borates tracking and entered in the current info. (That will definitely be helpful moving forward). However, when I use the "effects of adding" calculator, it shows that muriatic acid will have the same impact regardless of the amount of borates I entered into...
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    Adjusting PH with Borates

    Poolmath calculator has helped me so much. But I've just added Borates. If I need to add muriatic acid to lower the PH, will the math still work, or do I need to add more to account for the added PH stabilization from the Borates?
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    Roach poison... can someone double check me?

    Thank you everyone. I needed to hear that!
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    Roach poison... can someone double check me?

    After reading the pros-and cons, I think Boric Acid is right for me. (I have tons of aeration and am struggling to keep PH in check, plus I live in an area very prone to near year-round algae). I Ordered a 55lb bucket from Duda Diesel. It says Granular Boric Acid. (Granular Boric Acid, 55 lb...
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    First time SLAMing. Is it going okay?

    I just watched your hour-long video on SLAMing. So helpful. I appreciate everything that you all do.
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    First time SLAMing. Is it going okay?

    Background: 16,700 gallon plaster pool, salt. 3 months old. I have the SWG-40 salt cell rated for 40,000 gallons. Since we added salt 2 months ago, the SWG has been set to 100%, pump running 12 hours a day at 2100 rpm. Chlorine levels never get above 2 to 2.5. Water always looks clear...
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    Can someone spot check me?

    Thank you very much. I will not rely on that test for precision measurements!
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    Can someone spot check me?

    I'm new to this, and still struggling a bit with too high of a chlorine demand; so I'm trying to do this as accurately as I can. I received the TF-100 kit yesterday and have been learning how to use it. As I read it (see attached picture) I'm at a pH of 7.4 maybe? And chlorine... oh boy, I...
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    Questions about Boric Acid

    Thank you, will do!
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    Questions about Boric Acid

    Thank you very much for the explanation!
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    Questions about Boric Acid

    That is so helpful. I was going to use the boric acid from DudaDiesel. Now that you say it, I do remember that the TFP guide mentioned that the borax method affected the PH more than adding straight boric acid. I should have selected boric acid as an option in the calc. Thanks for that.
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    Questions about Boric Acid

    After reading up on Boric Acid on TFP, I think it may be right for me. I attempted to use the Pool Math calculator but ran into some questions. First, it lists "Borax (20 mule)" as the ingredient. Is this the same as boric acid? Second, It says if I add 30 pounds, it will raise Borates by...
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    Recommended phosphate test?

    Thank you everyone
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    Recommended phosphate test?

    I wanted to buy the TF100 test kit bundle on the TFTestKits.net site. However, I noticed that there does not seem to be a test for phosphates. Can anyone recommend a good kit for that?
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    Chlorine Loss

    Ahhh, thank you!
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