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    Does the kind of salt affect chlorine generation/output?

    Thanks for the info. Everything is great right now so I'm not really wondering on anything. Was just trying to figure out what was going on last year. I have the Autopilot Pool Pilot Nano chlorine generator.
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    Does the kind of salt affect chlorine generation/output?

    My salt generator does adjust based on run time I assume. If I set it to 50% I look 10 minutes later and it is at 14%. So something is adjusting it. As far as salt levels right now I am at 3400. I remember last summer when I had these issues being between 3200-3600 range. My pool has always...
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    Does the kind of salt affect chlorine generation/output?

    Sorry guys yes the sand references were a typo ha. Fixed them now.
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    Does the kind of salt affect chlorine generation/output?

    Just wondering on this. Last year I had issues with my salt generator making way too much chlorine. At first my CYA levels were high so I ended up draining the pool 3/4s and refilling. If I let my salt generator go on its own within a few days the chlorine level would be around 8PPM. So I would...
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    New Sand Filter - Question

    Thanks. I will get the installer back then!
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    New Sand Filter - Question

    I just replaced a cartridge filter with a sand filter last week. I had the pool covered as it was cooler this week and just pulled the cover off Saturday. It was the first time since the filter was installed. I saw quite a bit of sand under and out from the return. I vacuumed it up to see if it...
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    High Chlorine Readings with Digital Nano

    Thanks. I was wondering if I should do that. Should I unplug the salt generator for now?
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    High Chlorine Readings with Digital Nano

    I haven't added stabilizer since I opened the 2nd week of May. I did have some mustard aglae a few weeks ago starting to spread. I added some shock and "yellow out" that took care of it but nothing since then.
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    High Chlorine Readings with Digital Nano

    Stabilizer is roughly 100. Alkalinity 80, PH7.8.
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    High Chlorine Readings with Digital Nano

    Yes. Could it be a sensor possibly that is throwing it off?
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    High Chlorine Readings with Digital Nano

    I believe it is. Taylor K-1515-A
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    High Chlorine Readings with Digital Nano

    I've tried strips and a Taylor chemical test kit.
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    High Chlorine Readings with Digital Nano

    I have a Pool Pilot Digital Nano. I have been testing my water lately and noticed the free chlorine is around 10PPM. I have tried multiple test kits and get the same result. I know very little about how this works but I know over the last couple of years since I have had it The chlorine was...
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    Question on pump for sand filter

    That is good news. It's an outdoor pro branded 1.5 HP pump.
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    Question on pump for sand filter

    I am changing out a cartridge filter for a sand filter on an above ground pool. Someone is coming to install the filter this week. Looking at pictures of sand filters I always see the pumps with the discharge vertical out of the top of the pump. My pump has a horizontal discharge for the...
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    Should I put a drain valve on my cartridge filter tank?

    Awesome thanks for the replies everyone. I'll see what I can come up with!
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    Should I put a drain valve on my cartridge filter tank?

    I have an above ground pool with an "Outdoor Pro" cartridge filter. There is a drain plug at the bottom I need to take off to drain the tank with when I want to clean the filter. The water runs all over the electrical and everything due to them being right there. I was think how cool it would be...
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    Cloudy Water Coming Into Pool From Jet

    I took the filter out earlier. It was pretty dirty and full of junk. I cleaned it down with a hose and it looked white again. Once I turned everything back on it did not look so cloudy coming out. I'll keep an eye on it and see how it goes.
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    Cloudy Water Coming Into Pool From Jet

    I had an issue with my pool this week. It had been a little cold over the last week so we weren't swimming. I had the cover on. I noticed a couple days ago the water was seriously cloudy. I shocked the pool and that did the trick. Pool is clear as can be now. All chem levels are reading good. I...
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    Looking for recommendations for above ground pool steps

    Just wanted to update this. Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up going with the Confer Curve Steps for above ground pools. They are great! I put 50 lbs of sand in them and had no issues keeping them down. Fastened to the deck these things rule.
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    Looking for recommendations for above ground pool steps

    Yup I get that. The model I had though it was impossible to keep them down. I'm looking for a middle ground between wedding cake stairs and an A-frame that bolts to a deck and stays in place well, and is sturdy.
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    Looking for recommendations for above ground pool steps

    I am looking to upgrade my A-frame ladder now that I have a deck for my new above ground pool. I would more of a step instead of ladder stairs as my little kids like to sit on steps. I tried a set of wedding cake type stairs last year and after fighting with them for 2 hours we could not get...
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    New pool owner - Two pumps dead in one week

    What is the inlet again? Sorry this is my first pool.
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    New pool owner - Two pumps dead in one week

    That is what the company told me. That it was a seal failure. They said that they haven't had any this summer and it is strange this is two in a row for me. The pump was not run dry. The first pump was just turned on for the first time and failed minutes later. I have it on a timer now. The new...
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    New pool owner - Two pumps dead in one week

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    New pool owner - Two pumps dead in one week

    I just got a 24' above ground pool installed. I have an electric heat pump and a salt water system. The electrician came saturday and trenched all the electrical to where the pump and heater are. At the end of the day he turned the power on and the pump started up, ran for about 5-10 minutes...