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    Random Filter Screen...any clue what it is for and where....

    Hello All! While cleaning up around the filter area I found this random part. [attachment=1:xrmi4yxq]Photo on 5-19-13 at 6.40 PM #2.jpg[/attachment:xrmi4yxq] [attachment=0:xrmi4yxq]Photo on 5-19-13 at 6.40 PM.jpg[/attachment:xrmi4yxq] any clue what it may be for and where it should go??? I...
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    Jandy Filter Normal Pressure: Different this year than past?

    Hello All! Pool opened yesterday, yay!! Quick question, the normal operating pressure in the past 3 seasons (how long we've had the pool) has been ~12-14. This year it seems to be about 19. The only thing difference I can think of is a new drain cap that was installed (i noticed the old one had...
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    Pool Pilot Digital Display Question

    Hello All, Yesterday eve when it was dark i noticed the display was alternating between a blank screen and the screen with the info (Temp, % cell, etc). It continues to do so this am...every few seconds cycling between the two screens. I've never noticed this before, but in fairness, never...
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    CC Level seems to be "stuck" at 0.5

    Hi All, My cc has always been 0. ~30 days ago it seemed to creep up to 1.0 so i shocked it with 2.5 lbs of trichlor. dropped to 0.5 but not all the way to zero. shocked again with ~600 oz of 6% (household) bleach). went to 0 for a while but has since drifted back to 0.5. here are my other...
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    Filter PSI never rises past 13

    Hello all We have a new (last spring) ig gunnite pool with a de filter. Is this normal that the psi always is 12-13? Water is perfectly balanced and pool is clear. Because it never rises I just backwash about every 3-4 weeks or so. Thanks
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    Help, Polaris 480 Pro Moves when Booster Pump isnt on. Hmmmm

    Hi Our Polaris is moving around the pool (very slowly) without the booster pump on. Not sure what is going on here.... this is the second season with pool and I don't recall this happening last summer! There is a small amount of water coming out of the hook up port (where the cleaner attaches...
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    small rust spot in deep end??, need advice

    hello all, about 3 weeks ago i noticed a small pen point spot that was an amberish color (rust?/dirt?) on the floor of the deepend of our 3 month old inground pool with maui gem quartz finish (blue lagoon color). the spot was about 8" from the main drain, toward the center of the deep end. i...
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    How to drain pool after rain??

    Hi All, we received abt 2.5" of rain sat and i drained the pool a bit the only way i know how, the backwash procedure. so we are getting more rain now! i dont want to backwash again as i dont want to wast the DE from the filter. We do have a "hose bib" right near the pump. what is the proper...
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    Chlorine levels, pH and CYA...a few q's

    Hello all, New salt water pool owner. Things have been going well, but a few q's as i get more into this: 1) Our Poolpilot Digital is set to 25% now, yet our FC levels are in the 8.0 - 8.5 range. Seems high given the fact that it is on 25%. I did notice the power level is set to 2 and not 1...
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    too much salt...help!

    yikes, we added our salt over the weekend to get our 30 day old gunite pool to 3000ppm. everything going well.... I called PB and told him, he said they were going to come this week to do it...so i saved them the step. BUT...they came anyways today while we were away and added another 600lbs of...
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    New owner trying to start salt system, getting error...

    Hi All, We have an aquacal autopilot salt system (controller and cell) that is part of our new pool. We hit the 30d mark and the water is perfectly balanced so i figured its time to add the salt and fire the system up. Added about 600lbs per the calculator and mixed it in perfectly... Only...
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    Normal Vac-Alert Reading?

    Hello All, New owner of 26k IG pool... just noticed today that my vac-alert reads between 3-4 psi. is this normal? i turned pump off, checked straiiner basket, removed skimmer socks, bled filter to see if there was entrapped air, etc. turned it back on and right back to 3-4 psi. thanks for your...
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    Normal PSI new system?

    Is there such thing? Our "clean" pressure on our new pool is about 12psi. Seems lower than the 20's i've read on here. Is this at all significant or just a function of the way our system is set up, size of filter/pump, etc? we have a Jandy DE filter, jandy stealth pump. we are not using the...
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    Balancing our new IG pool...

    Hello All, I think things are going well with the new 26k gallon IG maui gem quartz pool.....but do have a question about a few things. first, here are my numbers... Chlorine: 1.0-1.5 (using the cheapie pentair test kit) TA: 80 CYA: 20 CH: 260-270 PH: 7.2* So it is a SWG pool...but since it...
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    Pollen, little bugs, etc on the surface of water ...

    Hello All, i'm all about q's this am. we have 2 mains and 2 skimmers..... right now i have all 4 active. is it a fair hypothesis that closing the mains for a while would make the skimmers more powerful and remove more of the surface debris? typically, do people keey all open and periodically...
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    Skimmer Trimmer Plate

    In our Pentair Bermuda Skimmers we have trimmer plates. When should these be used? right now it is set so it is not blocking either of the holes on the bottom. Thanks again!!!
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    Vacuuming Procedural Question....

    Hello All, Newbie here...just want to verify i'm doing this right. We have 2 main drains, 2 skimmers, 6 in floor returns and 2 wall returns. When vacuuming what i have been doing is keeping everything on with the exception of the opposite skimmer (the one not being used for the vacuum hose)...
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    Chlorine and new plaster pool...question

    Hi All, Saturday our pool was plastered with a quartz aggregate (maui gem). According to the plaster co (pyramid concrete) we can begin to add chlorine starting day 3. Since we want to go in the pool this weekend, i think i'd like to do this tomorrow! I checked the pool calculator and for an FC...
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    New Build in Philadelphia Suburbs

    Hello All! Ok, we started and finished our build! Quite the transformation! We went with a 710ft free form gunnite pool without a spa. Maui Gem quartz in the color Blue Lagoon. Stamped Concrete Decking (~980ft) Salt Water Mostly Jandy Equiptment (Valves, pump, LED lighting, etc) AqualCal Heat...