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  1. Charlie227

    Speed Stir Question?

    Jim - I went with your method this morning and it works great. Now I know why everyone gives the Speed Stir two thumbs up. Thanks to all for your answers and information. Have an awesome weekend.
  2. Charlie227

    Speed Stir Question?

    Where is the best place to buy some extra beans? I see folks selling various sized beans on Amazon. Not sure if these are ideal. Would rather stay with the Taylor specific brand.
  3. Charlie227

    Speed Stir Question?

    Sorry I wasn’t clear. I meant going from one test to the next.
  4. Charlie227

    Speed Stir Question?

    After all the good reviews about the Speed Stir, I just got one. I’ve been testing with the Taylor K-2006c with good results without a Speed Stir. Now I have one. How do you handle the in between tests with the magnetic stirrer? Do you empty the previous test results into a screened cup or...
  5. Charlie227

    Here we go again - iChlor30 problems.

    Although Pentair does not specifically say the unit needs to be under cover, I put a pool pump cover the new unit. We’ll see.
  6. Charlie227

    Here we go again - iChlor30 problems.

    Pentair replaced the unit under warranty this morning. I put a pump motor cover over it to protect from rain and sun. We'll see if that makes a difference going forward. Thanks for the tip Marty.
  7. Charlie227

    Here we go again - iChlor30 problems.

    There is a power box on my wall and a power cord to the SWCG
  8. Charlie227

    Here we go again - iChlor30 problems.

    I’ll checkout the IC40 and see what I can do. Thanks.
  9. Charlie227

    Here we go again - iChlor30 problems.

    It is direct sun most of the day from say 10am to 3pm. Should I cover it?
  10. Charlie227

    Here we go again - iChlor30 problems.

    Last October we converted our pool to salt and had an iChlor30 installed. After only a few months, the flow/sensor switch was replaced 2 times and then the unit started leaking. Pentair replaced the unit. The new unit Is only a few months old and has had it’s switch replaced once already...
  11. Charlie227

    Achieving the silky, smooth feel in a salt pool?

    I haven’t had any scale issues with my SWCG. Looked clean a few weeks ago when I opened it up. I pull it every month for a look.
  12. Charlie227

    Achieving the silky, smooth feel in a salt pool?

    I’ll go ahead keep the ph a little lower. Maybe 7.5. Do you think the FC should be a little lower? I’m bringing it down slowly.
  13. Charlie227

    Achieving the silky, smooth feel in a salt pool?

    I keep my SWG pool mostly within TFP guidelines. There are days the water feels great and other days I feel like I need a shower right after I get out. Why is that? All my logs are in my sig file below if you would like to take a look. Today I felt like I needed that shower. The water is...
  14. Charlie227

    Are 70-80 CYA Levels for SWG Pools Safe?

    Here in Florida I find that a 70-80 CYA works best for my pool. Lower than that, the FC really takes a beating and it’s a constant SWG manipulation and some liquid chlorine dosing. Although I am fairly new to TFP, the concepts work and work well.
  15. Charlie227

    Important Question - Wiring SWG and VS Pump?

    Thanks Jeff. This is really good information. Appreciate your taking the time to explain your wiring setup.
  16. Charlie227

    Hazy water after lots of activity yesterday. Looking for a recommendation?

    Three people and two Labrador retrievers in the pool for several hours yesterday. Today the water looks like a hazy bluish color. It’s fairly clear, just a bit hazy. Lots of dog hair cleaned out this morning. Brushed the walls, too. I know the FC is a little low at present. Take a look at...
  17. Charlie227

    Minimum VS pump speed for solar?

    Anyone running a variable speed pump with solar heating?
  18. Charlie227

    Minimum VS pump speed for solar?

    What would you recommend for a minimum VS pump speed to operate our solar? The solar is on the second story roof in two areas so there is quite a bit of travel and height. This time of year the solar is not needed and is off. We use it in the winter months mostly. I suppose there will VS...
  19. Charlie227

    Important Question - Wiring SWG and VS Pump?

    All good responses. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I feel better about the install now. Have a great 4th.
  20. Charlie227

    Important Question - Wiring SWG and VS Pump?

    I have the SuperMax. Not sure if the Superflow is the same. If the pump stops and there is no flow, the SWG stops producing chlorine and chlorine gas even though the SWG is still on? If that is the case, then why all the warnings in the Pentair manuals?
  21. Charlie227

    Important Question - Wiring SWG and VS Pump?

    Until yesterday, I had a single stage pump and a Pentair iChor 30 wired to an Intermatic mechanical timer. No problem. Pump and SWG came on together and life was good. Yesterday, I upgraded my pool pump to the Pentair SuperMax VS 1.5. The technician that made the installation wired the pump and...
  22. Charlie227

    New pump and motor consideration. What do you think?

    I went with the Pentair SuperMax VS. It was installed this morning and is working great. Thanks for the good info here.
  23. Charlie227

    New pump and motor consideration. What do you think?

    Ok, you folks have me thinking about a VS Pump now. A couple of questions. I have a salt pool. Does the reduced, longer flow make any difference to a SWG? It seems as though I could turn my SWG down to a lower % if the pump is running longer? At a lower rpm setting on the VS, am I getting...
  24. Charlie227

    New pump and motor consideration. What do you think?

    I’ll check it out. Thank you.
  25. Charlie227

    New pump and motor consideration. What do you think?

    Pump runs 10.5 hours a day. Kwh cost is 12 cents per. This is a Florida pool and the pump runs 12 months a year.
  26. Charlie227

    New pump and motor consideration. What do you think?

    I have and old, leaking, tired, what looks like a Home Depot pump and motor. It’s 13 years old and ready for replacement. I am considering the single speed 1.5 hp Pentair SuperMax (Sta-Rite). I am not considering a VS unit due to cost. What do you think? Good choice? Thanks. Pool logs in Sig...
  27. Charlie227

    Added Dry Stabilizer. How long to run pump?

    All disolved. A couple of times of squeezing and a couple of hours and it’s good to go. Previously I was using liquid stabilizer but it was a hassle to get mixed to the right consistency if I only needed a quart or so. The dry seems to be a lot easier.... cheaper too. Thanks for the help.
  28. Charlie227

    Added Dry Stabilizer. How long to run pump?

    I added 1lb of dry stablizer to a sock and put it in the skimmer today. Should I run my pump until it desolves or just stay on my regular pump sked (10.5 hours/day)?
  29. Charlie227

    Taylor K-2006C Free Chlorine Test question?

    Excellent. I always have a few undissolved particles. I'm good. Thanks for your quick reply Richard.