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    IntelliCenter 1.064 Firmware and New Mobile App IntelliCenter2

    I got the watch app to work. Once you download Intellicenter2, open the watch app. I got the same prompt as you. I tried logging out on the phone app and then logging back in and connecting "remote" while my watch was open on this screen and it synced my email address and let me in with the...
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    Raised Spa Losing Water During Freeze Protection

    Great idea, Jeff. Admittedly I didn’t program the intellivalves as it was done as a part of startup. I know how to put them in manual mode to manually move them to a position instead of auto which allows the Intellicenter to control them. Now I just need to figure out how to set the actuated...
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    Raised Spa Losing Water During Freeze Protection

    I figured this out and have it working. I just needs to be patient as the pump starts up and spins high for a minute or 2 before slowing down to set speed. So I woke up this morning and the spa was full so I was bullish. However, I had a schedule to run the spillway 8-830am this morning and...
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    Raised Spa Losing Water During Freeze Protection

    We have some more winter weather coming our in way in Texas over the next several days. It's looking like weather in my part of Austin will get to around 32 degrees around 4am or 5am Thursday morning before pushing into the twenties by 7am on Thursday and then into the teens around 2pm on...
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    Raised Spa Losing Water During Freeze Protection

    That helps, thanks. The only piece I still don't understand is the bubbler circuit freeze protect. My pool/spa is run by pump #1. My bubbler/water sheers are run by pump #2. Let's say pump #1 is running on pool mode. If I enable freeze protect on the bubbler feature circuit and set the pump...
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    Raised Spa Losing Water During Freeze Protection

    Thanks for the recommendation. What makes the spa much less likely to freeze than the pool? I'm still learning so apologies if I'm missing something obvious. Also, I had a feature circuit for my bubblers where I enabled freeze protection and the pump speed seemed to be overridden. Did you do...
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    Raised Spa Losing Water During Freeze Protection

    Ugh, that's brutal. I'm sorry that happened @Mr. Mike . I can verify that it DID NOT work for me. It appears the freeze protection DID bypass the setting that shuts off the pump when the valves move. We had freezing temperatures in Austin today and it seems I'm losing roughly an inch an hour...
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    Raised Spa Losing Water During Freeze Protection

    Does the logic only look at air temperature? I figured it would be some combination of air temperature as well as water temperature to kick on freeze protection?
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    Raised Spa Losing Water During Freeze Protection

    Sounds like we’re in the same boat, @Mr. Mike . I logged in to Intellicenter through a web browser and found the setting that allows you to turn off the pump while valves move. I checked the box and will have to watch it closely during the next freeze.
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    Raised Spa Losing Water During Freeze Protection

    This is my first winter with my pool and temperatures dropped into the mid 20's last night in Austin. The Freeze protection in the Intellicenter did kick in and do it's thing. However, when I woke up this morning, the system was on spa mode and the water in the spa was at the light niche (almost...
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    Borates, pH Impact to CSI

    Ah, I think that’s the piece I’ve been missing @jseyfert3 . So then is there a downside to continuing to let the pH rise well into the 8’s if CSI is still negative? With my readings, the higher the pH the closer to 0 the CSI becomes (while still being negative).
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    Borates, pH Impact to CSI

    My understanding was I should not let the pH get much higher than 8 to avoid scale. In order to do this, I would add acid to move it down to 7.6 and then ride it up again as long as I can while ensuring it doesn't stay north of 8 and repeat. Just to make sure I understand your comment on the...
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    Borates, pH Impact to CSI

    Should I consider raising the TA to reduce the negativity of the CSI? Here are my most current readings: FC: 7 pH: 8.0 TA: 60 CH: 460 CYA: 80 Salt: 3350 BOR: 44 Water Temp: 60 CSI: -.42 Using poolmath, an increase in TA from current 60 to 80 would change my CSI value from -0.42 to -0.07. When...
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    Borates, pH Impact to CSI

    No, I’m only running for 30 min in morning and 30 min in afternoon. When you say my ph shouldn’t rise that quickly, what would be your expectation on how fast it would rise?
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    Borates, pH Impact to CSI

    Thanks, @ajw22 I clearly must have misread a thread somewhere. I’ll start running between 7.6 and 8.0 and see how often I’m having to add acid as I suspect it will be every other day. If I key in 7.6pH in PoolMath, it’s still coming up with a CSI of -0.47. Doesn’t that seem too far negative or...
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    Borates, pH Impact to CSI

    Hi All, I've looked at all the guidance here on TFP and focused on keeping my chemistry in range using PoolMath. However, it seems while I'm in range with the TFP recommendations, my CSI is highly negative. For example, here are my readings: FC 5 pH 8.2 TA 60 (2 weeks ago) CH 500 (15 days...
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    Newbie Plumbing Question on Cleaning Pump Filter Basket

    I opened my pool a few months ago and just decided it was time to start managing it myself. I'm now working on balancing the water that the pool company had outside of ranges. I noticed I need to clean the main pump filter basket but want to make sure I know what I'm doing before I open it up...
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    Taking Over Chemistry From "Pool Guy"

    Very cool! I'm just starting out using Pool Math and wasn't aware it could help me calculate the FC lift based on the percentage output of my cell. I just checked it out and it's very helpful! I also didn't realize that PoolMath could tell me what SWCG % output to run in order to get to a...
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    Taking Over Chemistry From "Pool Guy"

    I just dialed back the pump RPM to 1700. 1400 and 1500 impacted the flow switch. It seemed 1600 worked fine but I bumped another 100 just to be sure. I also adjusted the SWCG output to 30% from the 20% it was at. Any recommendation on how long I should wait before testing FC again to make sure...
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    Taking Over Chemistry From "Pool Guy"

    Thanks @Texas Splash and @gingrbredman . I honestly never paid attention to the RPM until checking the settings to write this post as I had a company help with setup. I'll likely drop down the standard RPM as I have a "Pool High" feature that was setup when I want to run it at 3450rpm. The pool...
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    Taking Over Chemistry From "Pool Guy"

    I finished my BYOP build and started up the pool in late May. For the last several months, I've had the company who helped with startup manage the chemistry for me so I didn't have to jump right in. The goal was to have the experts handle this while I learned more about chemistry and became...
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    Pentair Heat Pump Availability

    That’s awesome. Does all of the automation work seamlessly from what you’ve seen? It seems I won’t be able to get another Pentair for months and hear great things about the Acquacal anyway. Everything I have is pentair but if it integrates seamlessly that definitely gives me more options.
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    Pentair Heat Pump Availability

    Brutal! I hope you’re able to get it sorted out quickly
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    Pentair Heat Pump Availability

    @pjt Were you able to get your intellicenter installed with the new AcquaCal? I'd love to hear any feedback on if the full integration works or if you lose out on anything by not using a Pentair Heat pump. Also, how are you liking the AcquCal?