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  1. TeamNelson

    Pentair SWG IC-60 Reads zero salt but FC says otherwise... thermistor p/n? or ideas?

    Great Info! I sure appreciate that & now I know better - again thank you Sir!
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    Pentair SWG IC-60 Reads zero salt but FC says otherwise... thermistor p/n? or ideas?

    Thank you! yes SWG is producing just not reading. There is no build up on cell & I clean it faithfully. We did register it - so that is good info too! I like to see the number on my App/reading but I will learn to not obsess about it.
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    Pentair SWG IC-60 Reads zero salt but FC says otherwise... thermistor p/n? or ideas?

    My Pentair IC-60 SWG shows zero salt ppm. Taylor test says 3400 lower then I want now & FC is 7 currently higher then needed but with a cover and not home it got up on me. My unit seems to be out of warranty August 2018 - Pentair online warranty says if online purchased unit is 60days, which we...
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    Filling the crack - what to use silicone or?

    My crack: expansion joint between the pool deck and the coping ( the stone immediately surrounding the pool) This is the area needed to fill this crack above my tile below the coping...? After putting in a filler to bring the expansion joint within 1/2" several other posts use polyurethane...
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    Pentair IC40 Cell Issues

    There is a sensor switch (PN 520736 for an IC60 )inside your SWG per Pentair I spoke to them about my unit last week. About $90 and easy install... So could that be bad vs the whole cell? worth a try. I was also told to reset my unit - but the Pool company who installed it came out and...
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    IC40 vs IC60: I could use a little help here.

    I have the Easy Touch control panel and the Pentair APP "Screen Logic" & I would do it again!!! Invest in the automation as my friend with his SWG does NOT have the automation and the 20% increments do not allow him to keep a steady FC reading. He is very frustrated that he got a SWG and now is...
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    IC60 Installed & Pool Service Tech under warranty replaced with a IC40 Pentair???

    My Pentair IC60 was sold to me in 2014 & has 3 mos warranty left on it. I was told by the Pool company to get the bigger unit was not overkill but longer lasting vs. IC40. The same Pool company that installed it came out to warranty service call it today while we were not home. They did NOT...
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    CYA %99-100?; on the market did Clorox take over? What to look for or stay away from?

    Thank you all! I scratched my head before I found TFP & thanks to all the for this great advice!!!
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    CYA %99-100?; on the market did Clorox take over? What to look for or stay away from?

    The normal stabilizer CYA brand I've bought Kem-Tek looks like it got a shove off the shelf from Clorox products at my home store... So now they advertise for pools & spa's (Clorox Pool&Spa 4-lb Stabilizer Pool Balancer) OR another jug for use with SWG... (Clorox Pool and Spa My Salt Pool...
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    High speed when adding borates?

    Can I run my pump on low speed for the startup adding borates process? or should I run it on high for 24-48hrs...?
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    Cartridge Filter "DEEP" Cleaning???

    Besides water & hose is there any "deep cleaning" solutions I can make to clean my filters? OR? Ideas: We noticed an oily film over the top of our pool water when we opened the auto cover -cannot pinpoint what it's about or from. The water doesn't feel oily when touched by hand. The mechanics...
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    Intellitouch vs Easytouch macro question

    I have the Easy Touch 8, meaning it has 8 options for programs at a push of the button on the wall control panel, or the Quick Touch remote (expensive option & for me not worth the money as it's not waterproof...unless that doesn't matter to you), or the APP for Smart Phones- if you purchase the...
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    Intellatouch or no?

    I called Pentair & asked about a DIY on the IC60 SWG & they said if it's not installed by a professional Pentair authorized installation person - you are on your own for there will be no warranty...so with that I went on the search & thru the good people here & lots of calls locally to find the...
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    Speed Stir is worth the money!!!

    Speed Stir - how did I live without this??? Only advice - get a second magnetic stir bar to speed up testing for FAS/DPD & SWG's Salt testing (twice as much speed stir fun :whoot:) & if you ever lose it once you will avoid that issue too.
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    Slam 48 hours in - What am I doing wrong?

    The SLAM is done I passed OCLT this morning!!! Whoo Hooo!!!! again Whooo Hoooooooo!!!! :rockon: Almost three weeks but WE did it! Thanks ALL at TFP & holding our hands & the priceless advice we cannot get anyplace else :lovetfp: Stay tuned going to get SWCG next & pool cover... ohh my what a...
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    Industry understanding of FC/CYA relationship

    Re: Is my FC too high Great info here & thanks for helping me learn too! My vote is "they Jandy, Hayward" are not as smart as our ChemGeek! He ROCKS!!!+10
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    New Member/Questions

    Not to get off point from your great questions (I'm getting a SWG & want bees answer too) - Welcome to TFP!!! You are gonna love it here & the great advice by everyone is priceless! We are learning so much too! The people here are so kind & SMART. Best of luck, now I'll but out & go back to...
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    Bottles of chlorine are marked with the day and year it was made?

    Re: Which one is a better deal-Bleach or Liquid Chlorine Haha Gil! ;)
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    Bottles of chlorine are marked with the day and year it was made?

    Transportation of & bleach storage - hot travels? From a truck drivers point of view - what temperature do you think it is in a van trailer that bleach is being hauled in across the state(s)? Anyone? If a truck driver is Sitting in a truck stop parking lot for lunch break on the tar at 110deg...
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    Slam 48 hours in - What am I doing wrong?

    Happy to say at least it has slowed down since the beginning... We would need to add it up from our notes (pages of them). Just guessing on last weeks bleach adds about 4-5 jugs 121oz 8.25% daily - again thats a guess. Most times after writing test results we'd just put FC result into pool math...
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    Slam 48 hours in - What am I doing wrong?

    We have a compressor & wiil try that along with "rubber plug" . PB says its their "standard" way to install lights...no plug /cap. PB warranty tech is coming out Friday to inspect them. Didnt pass OCLT Sun 8:45 pm FC 20 CC 1 Mon 4am FC 18 CC1... Why does CC get down to .5 during day but...
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    Slam 48 hours in - What am I doing wrong?

    No WAY you are NOT - we feel like the KING OF DUMMIES here just figuring this out about 3 weeks from our 1st Thread...!??? Jeez We know the lens can be removed - we watched the PB service tech do it! & by accident we did it too. The bulb looked replaceable - but PB said the mfg would warranty...
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    Slam 48 hours in - What am I doing wrong?

    Our light design photos. Will get the PB on the phone & go from there & advise more then. We'll show them the picture of the "typical lighting niche" and ask about ours & hope they have a good solution. Our luck they will tell us to put a piece of bubble gum in the back of the lighting PVC...
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    Slam 48 hours in - What am I doing wrong?

    Re: Slam 48 hours in - What am I doing wrong? & Rain & wiring conduit input needed Exactly - there is NO Seal Cap or rubber grommet "sealing the PVC"... We asked about that being "open PVC" upon install & they said what you did "is designed such that even if water fully infiltrated it, the...
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    Phosphates, Lies and videotapes...(don't worry, I know phosphates are baloney)

    I'm gonna print that ChemGeek thread & accidently tape it to the front door of my "use to be pool store"!!! Well it's a thought that made me laugh as hard as you all did & humor me I AM just kidding - thanks I needed that uplifting laugh as my POP ran out today! :p I needed to read that thread...
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    Slam 48 hours in - What am I doing wrong?

    Re: Slam 48 hours in - What am I doing wrong? & Rain & wiring conduit input needed Still slamming here... more questions - anyone? My OCLT didn't pass, we've had 2 down pours / monsoon rain in the past two days/nites & yes the auto cover has been off completely & not going back on. I've been...
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    Slam 48 hours in - What am I doing wrong?

    Gilrock - sorry about that! Got it. Hear you on the Frog & yeah its basically "tabs" in a fancy cartridge that sits inside the housing & runs water inline onto the bottom vented cartridge openings splashes water thru cartridge & CL water out to pool. Its adding the bad stuff now - but until we...
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    Slam 48 hours in - What am I doing wrong?

    Will stay at shock level & hope I don't run Walmart & HomeDepot out of Bleach... I emptied the shelf on Cortaro last week! Ammonia test kit? worth it or no? On my way to town now - should be back before Midnite ? (Gilroc that's for you LOL!) Country living is great - until you have to go to...
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    Slam 48 hours in - What am I doing wrong?

    The test today when I got home was FC 12.5, CC 1.5 PH7.3, ALK 230, CH325 & CYA 50. Until my SWG is here & installed... I restarted my Frog System & the Frog was on high 10 setting (10ppm) & it held my FC some from Monday when the last Slam was interrupted by work out of town. So I start my...
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    Slam 48 hours in - What am I doing wrong?

    Pool cover was off for Slams. It Was on while out of town these past 2days. Good info - thanks!