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    Anyone with experience with a Pentair IC 60 (or 20 or 40)

    Thank you everyone for your responses. You set me on the right path. Thanks again.
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    Anyone with experience with a Pentair IC 60 (or 20 or 40)

    Hi. Just started my first 2 weeks with the Pentair IC 60. I will describe my setup and what readings I am getting and then I will ask my questions after that, if that is ok. Cell is plumbed in after heater, before the pipe heads back to pool. No flow issues (thank god). It is powered off the...
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    This years Pool opening has gone sideways

    So it is starting to clear finally. I've been slam'ing consistently. Thank you everyone for the help throughout.
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    This years Pool opening has gone sideways

    Filter pressure not rising. Getting very little out of backwash (meaning, not seeing much discolored water before it turns normal again).
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    This years Pool opening has gone sideways

    how long was it for you? I've never had an opening this long, and wonder if my water is just F'ed up and needs replacing at this stage. The sand filter is just not clearing at this stage.
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    This years Pool opening has gone sideways

    Brought FC to 18 (with pool math) at 1pm yesterday. Tested again at 8pm, FC was 7.5. added 3 gallons shock to FC 18. Tested at 10pm and got FC 14.5. Tested this morning at 6:30am, FC was 15. so no drop overnight. added 1.5 gallons shock now per your FC20 target, will watch through day now. can...
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    This years Pool opening has gone sideways

    went to pool store for testing. here are the results: FC 2.34 TC 10.34 PH 8.7 TA 105 CH 148 CYA 35 Iron 0 Copper 0.2 Phosphates 579 TDS 800 my CYA test at home showed 45 (chemicals were new this year) anything on that list a read flag? ill continue to SLAM pictures of pool today and test...
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    This years Pool opening has gone sideways

    'algae clarifier' is my abreviation for algecide clarifier i had. I replaced my sand in filter yesterday. 12 hours later, still no change in clearing up cloudiness. I feel whatever is in the water now is just too small for my sand filter. I'm wondering how long I wait before I pump and replace...
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    This years Pool opening has gone sideways

    thank you. i do feel like i've lost my confidence.
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    This years Pool opening has gone sideways

    my shock the first 2 times was not full strength. So screwed up when Thanks. My sand filter (and pool) was completed 2018. Could my sand need replacement? It worked fine until now, and I added 4 bags over the winter to replace some loss from backwash over the years. As I mentioned, I usually...
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    This years Pool opening has gone sideways

    I'm going to throw myself at the mercy of the forum here and ask for some advice. Pool open has always been easy for me, I usually just shocked, vacuumed, brushed and backwashed and in 3-4 days my water was clear (I take detailed notes every year so that been the norm). This year I got screwed...
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    First Summer with SWG

    Thanks for that. I have been reading about the taste of salt when the ppm is above 3200, your SWG recommended range is on the higher side. Did you get any taste of salt? Did you leave your SWG off till you got your salt dialed in? Also, what did % did you run it at initially? I have a 38000gal...
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    First Summer with SWG

    Thank you. Quick question. when one does a SLAM, assuming I need to add conditioner to raise CYA, can I add it at the same as my shock chemicals? Or does the conditioner need to be in for a while before that? THanks
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    First Summer with SWG

    Hi and thank you. Thank you for the caution about over-salting. I have asked this question before here about salt levels for the SWG, TFP versus manufacturer recommendations. I am aware of the taste of salt if the level is too high. I do see you use a SWG, so your 2900-3100 works for you? One...
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    First Summer with SWG

    I asked some questions a couple of months back, now I have installed the Pentair IC 60 and power box. The pool is still covered (and water green) but I am preparing to open maybe in a week. Readings today: Hardness 90 CYA <30 (never got dot to disappear) Salt (my first ever test) 2 drops, so...
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    Some advice on a first summer with SWG

    This will be my 5th summer opening and running my pool, but my first with a SWG. Previously I had run a Pool Frog with chlorine tabs, but that is all behind me now. I'd like to start opening in early May and will SLAM the pool before adding the salt, so I am starting to look at what I need to...
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    Is this a good salt?

    I would like to piggyback on to this question if I may? That specific salt that was referenced in the original question, is $2 cheaper than the same brand's 'pool salt'. Is there a difference in the pool versio in the granularity that makes it better for dissolving? I too and switching to SWG...
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    Looking to install a SWG

    Hello. As far as things i need to get initially i need the cell: https://www.poolsupply4less.com/Pentair-EC-521105-IC60-Cell-p/ec-521105.htm and the power box: https://www.poolsupply4less.com/Pentair-EC-520556-p/ec-520556.htm my piping is 2.5" external diameter. i assume that means its 2"...
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    Looking to install a SWG

    Thank you Herman! That will get me started.
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    Looking to install a SWG

    Good morning everyone. I'll try to keep this post short and not get into the weeds of the details. Currently I use the 5400 pool frog ionizer with chlorine pucks for my pool. Also have a chlorinator installed (per the contractors suggestion at the time of building 2018). I'd like to attach...
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