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    Polaris Autoclear Plus plagued by error code 94

    Yes, I replaced the entire cell, including cable and flow switch. An interesting symptom that I noticed - when rebooting the SWG, its 8 hour run time begins. At 8 hours, only the top "salt level" light is lit - at 7:59, all BUT the top light is lit. at 7:58, another light goes out, as if the...
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    Polaris Autoclear Plus plagued by error code 94

    Do you mean a loose cell cable? I've checked that, and even replaced the cell. I'm going to go change the fuse holder right now and try to connect the cell outside of the "box" in which the wires are.
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    Polaris Autoclear Plus plagued by error code 94

    At this point, I've replaced every component in the system, to no avail. Could the GFCI outlet to which it is connected be causing this issue? *note - it's not tripping, and does disconnect power from the Autoclear when manually tripped.
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    The most disgusting thing I ever ate

    It was a dare. You HAVE to do it . . .!
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    The most disgusting thing I ever ate

    A raw egg. Including the yolk. Never again.
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    Polaris Autoclear Plus plagued by error code 94

    I called Polaris back again, they are sending me a third control board and a transformer. yay.
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    Polaris Autoclear Plus plagued by error code 94

    So I was all gung ho this season, got the water CRYSTAL clear thanks to TFP. Then I found out that my SWG wasn't working. I've been back and forth with Polaris, and they sent me a new cell (as in previous years I've already replaced the control panel and the entire control module). So it was...
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    Can you use pool cleaner whiles shocking?

    AFAIK, it is not recommended as the high chlorine levels can affect parts of the cleaner.
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    Do nothing till Test Kit arrives...

    I'm not sure what that is - do you leave a pool light on at night?
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    How often should you change sand?

    Some say change it every five years, others never change it. If it's filtering adequately, why bother? If it ain't broke . . .
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    to floc or not to floc

    In my experience, if all of the algae is dead I'm in a hurry, I just turn off the pump for a good number of hours and it floats to the bottom on its own. I generally only do this when there is already extra water in the pool that I need to remove anyway. If youdo thus, the water will probably...
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    Pilot Light Won't Stay Lit

    Before removing it, you want to make sure it's actually in the fire from the pilot light. If it is, the just hold the control valve in longer until it can hold the valve open. These are not terribly expensive but can be tricky to get to when replacing - I have to use a little mirror to even...
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    any paticular time to run filter?

    I run mine at night when energy is cheapest, and an hour or two during the afternoon to circulate the heating water. I've come to the realization the my SWG has never worked in 4 years, so the cloudy water I've battled since building the pool has probably been because of that. I have a new...
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    how to clean a inground pool ladder

    Can you describe the gunk? Can you not just wipe it away with a wet towel? I wouldn't recommend using any kind of abrasive cleaning tool because it would likely scratch the surface.
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    Do solar covers burn chlorine the same as open sunlight?

    The sunlight will still affect the chlorine in the pool. How much depends on your cover - what colour is it? Generally, the darker the cover the less chlorine is lost to sunlight, barring all other variables. The blue ones seem to be a good balance between letting the sun in to heat and block...
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    Frustrated..2 weeks into BBB and have to shock

    Sounds to me like the cloudiness is something other than algae, but still possibly organic. Did someone make number 1 in the water? ;)
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    Numbers translation requested

    FYI - the pH test is the same in the TF-100. You'll know for sure if it's too pink (high) or too orange (low), but matching the colours exactly may be difficult. I have a hard time differentiating between the different "in range" colours, but since they are in range I don't worry about it too...
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    Question about CYA/chlorine relationship

    If it falls during the day it may not be a problem. If it falls overnight it may indicate organics in the pool.
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    Baffled by cloudiness that seems to clear every now and then

    Such a significant drop cannot be just from sunlight, especially with CYA in the water. Are you adding anything to the water during the day? Is there some kind of animal drowning daily in your skimmer? Oxidizing a small critter with eat up all of your chlorine very quickly. Just a tip for...
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    Clear Water, high CC

    For what it's worth, I opened to 0 FC and 0 CYA and I only shocked at night for the first two days (since the days were sunny) and throughout the third day which was overcast all day and the shock process was over. I believe the sunny days help clear out the CC for me. If your pool isn't green...
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    Question about CYA/chlorine relationship

    From my understanding of other posts on the subject, the pool with the higher CYA will lose less chlorine to sunlight on a daily basis. Incidentally, the thread I am recalling was about why pools chlorinated by a SWG have the higher CYA recommendation. The explanation was that although the...
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    Finally got pool open, first test results!

    I won't have the CYA until tomorrow evening, then another week or so for the CYA to dissolve. I'm thinking of shooting for a level of 30-50 for the shocking process, then once I get my salt level corrected and water temp up I would add the rest.
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    Finally got pool open, first test results!

    I can see the black drop for the CYA test all the way to the top of the tube. I assume this means I have no CYA; I just ordered 25 pounds from my pool company.
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    Finally got pool open, first test results!

    Just what I was thinking - I need to make sure my SWG is turned off until the water warms up. I also have salt and borate strips - I wouldn't imagine so, but are either of these temperature sensitive? I want to test the salt so I know how much to add once the water warms up. Regarding the...
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    Finally got pool open, first test results!

    I love the TF100! Quick question - the OTO test shows 0 chlorine, so I decided to test for CC using the FAS-DPD test. Upon initially putting in the powder, the solution did not turn red as the test indicates. I proceeded and added the 5 drops of R-0003, and the water turned slightly pinkish...
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    Not going to the pool store anymore....

    Some real horror stories out there, I don't have anything close - I just buy what I need and leave.
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    Mechanics of CYA interaction with chlorine

    Thanks Jason! For some reason I thought I was posting (and searching) in the deep end. In the thread you linked, chem geek references and older post of his here that is exactly what I was seeking. Thanks again!
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    Mechanics of CYA interaction with chlorine

    From the information I've gleaned from this forum and a little logical assumption, I understand the basics of the interactions between CYA and chlorine, but I'd like to go deeper. Basically, CYA bound to chlorine protects it and the possibly the chlorine below it from UV light. But as a...
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    Hello, my name is lnlharper. Not really, it's Laura

    Didn't see the pictures before - beautiful pool! Kids love them, I can't wait until my 16-month old is tall enough to stand up in the shallow end.
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    New To Pools / Start Up Questions

    An air leak may be causing the foaming just like when you blow bubbles in soapy water. At any rate, I've never seen foaming like that - is it thicker closer to the returns? What is your current pH? Check the filter o-ring for cracks and such as well.