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    New house, new pool. Both old!

    Didn't consider that. Doesn't algae need light to grow?
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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.

    Thanks for the info on Racoons! Should be no problem running an inline canister on any section cleaner... and highly recommended. Twice Ive had small toys or debris clog up the auction line. Inline canister is cheap insurance against big headaches! I guess that's one downside to suction...
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    Suction or Robot? Help for new automatic cleaner.

    Thanks again. Considering I was contemplating a robot, the poolvergnuegen is a bargain. I really think it will work better with my pool and cleaning habits. Their website says "all surfaces." I found a pdf for their instruction manual, and they do have three different types of tires and I'm not...
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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

    It's toast. Removed control and tried to take apart and dry out. Impossible. Broke it and stabbed myself several times. $315 for new control with inlay included. Also got some new brackets for the flex jout mounts, and replaced the other two inlays. Unfortunately, discovered that flow...
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    2005 D1 Chairman II No Backlight on Topside Control

    I did notice that when looking from the edges, I can see 6 small led lights. But there is still no true backlight of the lcd display.
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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

    Finally got a call back from support. They said they are sending a new LCD PCB in 7-10 days (but it shouldn't take that long)! Good support, but kind of a bummer that the unit worked for one day? Gonna take inards apart and make sure nothing is loose in the mean time... and buy more bleach:-(
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    New Compupool SWG Output % LCD Indications

    Just took salt strip measurement... 4000 ppm. Also figured out how to switch polarity on comupool (hold up arrow for 5 sec). It's internal readings are as follows: Polarity 1 3900 Polarity 2 3200 Temp 102 (83 actual) I as contemplating the calibration feature when unit was reading around...
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    New Compupool SWG Output % LCD Indications

    FC Down to 2ppm, and stuck one bar for output? So why won't this thing kick back up toward 100%? My salt is about 3600 and unit reads anywhere from 3600 to 5000. Don't really understand the units cycles of taking measurements and switching polarity.
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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

    Thanks Chem Geek. Not quite sure how multipy by 1,000 works, but it's the same as dividing by 1000 g/L to achieve a dimensionless unit. Same logic on my 10K gallons yields .63 ppm/hr, or 7.6 ppm overnight! And at 60 CYA, it would take 1 gal and 1 qt of 6% bleach. Anyway, water looked better...
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    Milky and Cloudy Water after Balance and Stain Removal

    Morning, Appears that FC level held at 20 overnight.... with SWG on superchlorinate though. Water is much clearer, but still has green tent. Also has a few soapy looking bubbles on surface (Is that some byproduct of clarifier/algacide that I mistakenly added)? Took 2 readings. 1 with sample...
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    Milky and Cloudy Water after Balance and Stain Removal

    I think it is a little harsh. I've been here a long time and I have intensely read the bulk of the schooling. This seemed like a different situation, and I was reluctant to go back to full shock level and put the iron back in the fiberglass. The possibility of cloudiness being caused by metal...
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    Milky and Cloudy Water after Balance and Stain Removal

    ...maybe duraleigh had a better plan. Along with the above, I added some clarifier I had from a while back (prior to BBB method)... and it did seem to clear up. FC levels after adding some bleach this am where around 13. Prior to sunset, with SWG on superchlorinate, level read about 11...
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    Milky and Cloudy Water after Balance and Stain Removal

    Thanks guys, as always u are great. Interesting difference in the two approaches offered... and I think I understand them both as well as the pro/cons of treatment options. Seems very probable that milky water is from stain treatment remnants, and PH up dose. Seems low chlorine is from...
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    Milky and Cloudy Water after Balance and Stain Removal

    ... well after some searching around, looks like maybe I tried to do too much at once? Is it possible that, there is no growth, and excessive dose of SeaKlear Stain Remover is still soaking up all the chlorine? Is that an AA product? Also found that not a good idea shock recently after stain...
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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?

    Oops? I kind of thought 1.5 was pretty close, given accuracy and errors, and 1/2 hour of very light sun the night before. Edit: FC at the end of yesterday (full day of sun and almost zero CYA) was off the scale for the basic FC test. I then added the CYA and turned the SWG back on. I did...
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    When to Adjust CYA?

    Had a 1.5 drop over night w/ CC less than .5. Took the night reading a little before sunset, so I'm going to consider myself algae free. Going to let FC get back to normal levels and then turn SWG back on. I went ahead and added 50ppm CYA, so I should be somewhere between 50-70 CYA. I'll...
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    When to Adjust CYA?

    Thanks, Just started yesterday, added a lot of stuff. Probably took FC up to 19 three or four times. Full numbers: PS TF-100 FC 9.5 10 (PS sample was sample at 11am, mine from 14:00 w/ SWG on max. Was about 14 at sunrise. It's off at night) TC 9.5...
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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

    Re: Low chlorine reading...but crystal clear? I'm an idiot... Did the overnight test again. Kind of weird. Shocked to 16 (assumed) around midnight, didn't test till about 2 am and got a 12.5 reading. @730am got 12.0, w/ 0 CC. So I consider that no drop. 2 days later I test w/ the little...
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    Low chlorine reading...but crystal clear? NEVERMIND IDIOT

    Re: Low chlorine reading...but crystal clear? Thanks. That's what I thought..better safe than sorry. It was @ shock level, 16ppm, at 7pm last night. Down to 13.5 by midnight. Topped it off at 16.5 for the night. Didn't get to check until 9am...12.5 reading. So I lost about 4 ppm over...
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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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    Ascorbic Treatment to rid Pool of metal stains

    It was a lot better in the morning. I went ahead w/ the last dose, applied in troublesome areas with an old sock. Circulating for another day, and then rebalance...
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    Ascorbic Treatment to rid Pool of metal stains

    I was worried about PH and TA getting too low, so I tested. PH only dropped to about 7.2 and TA was still hanging around 70. So no worry there...