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  1. SgtWilko

    Electrical question

    Glad I could help you get it working. I'm not sure I understand what you mean about the jumpers and addendum, but the wiring scheme I suggested results in the timer always being powered (as it should), regardless of the pump being switched on or off. You do not need those jumpers at all in your...
  2. SgtWilko

    Electrical question

    @rajung , Just realized the supplied jumpers with your WiOn are 16AWG. DO NOT USE THEM. You should not mix wire gauges under a same terminal. Use ONLY solid wire of the appropriate gauge for your pump. Use separate lengths of that same pump wiring to create your jumpers. See example excerpted...
  3. SgtWilko

    Electrical question

    Lots of useful info on this page... You definitely don't need all of it but pay attention to the safety recommendations and details on how to connect multiple wires to a single terminal.
  4. SgtWilko

    Electrical question

    @rajung , I'll try to answer your question but first, a disclaimer: The information below is provided for reference only. I make no statement, representation, or warranty about the quality, accuracy, context, completeness, availability or suitability for any purpose of, and you should not rely...
  5. SgtWilko

    Pool size reverse calculation

    I have a SWG pool so my method of estimating volume is using salt. 4 easy steps No interactions with other chemicals Only dependent on your salt measurement accuracy (and math) My geometrically calculated volume is around 60,000 liters. With the salt method, I get about 62,000 liters if I...
  6. SgtWilko

    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    PROBLEM SOLVED! The problem: While opening the pool after a liner, stairs, skimmer change, the water turns green every time I add chlorine. Fill water is city supply. PH and TA are in range. Nothing else added or adjusted yet. No detectable iron or copper in the fill water or pool water. The...
  7. SgtWilko

    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    I think I've solved the green pool "mystery". I'll wait 24-48 hrs to confirm then I'll report back on the details to hopefully save others the trouble if they find themselves in a similar situation. SgtWilko
  8. SgtWilko

    Taylor test kit in Alberta Canada

    @Wobblerlorri Thanks for chiming in. Speedy delivery, good customer service, liberal return policies are all great things but if I'm getting almost expired reagents, I'm not interested.
  9. SgtWilko

    Taylor test kit in Alberta Canada

    The seller of the k-2006C (Layger) or the seller of the bundle with the Speedstir (VM Express) ?
  10. SgtWilko

    Taylor test kit in Alberta Canada

    Hello fellow Canadian pool owners, Are you desperately looking for Taylor kits at a reasonable price in Canada? Found the K-2006C on Amazon.ca for $150, including free shipping: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B004BGF7TI/?coliid=I2JTFQ6X7GRAR1&colid=HJXSEL8887FG&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it Seller...
  11. SgtWilko

    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    FC down to 1ppm around 4pm today. Pool still greenish but getting lighter. Did a backwash and the water in the waste line sighting glass was brownish/yellow. It took about 2 minutes for it to turn clear. That seems to positively confirm the presence of iron despite test results showing 0ppm iron...
  12. SgtWilko

    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    No negative connotation intended at all @duraleigh. I appreciate your help. Starting with a clear pool ( PH, 7.4, TA 80, FC 0 ), I tried raising FC to 3, slowly adding 10% bleach in 2 doses of 1000ml, waiting 1 hr and testing FC between each. The water started turning green again. I'll give it...
  13. SgtWilko

    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    @Maddie, Typo. I should have written 80ppm.
  14. SgtWilko

    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    @duraleigh, You are absolutely right about the Phenol Red test having a lower limit of 6.8. I just interpreted the "Yellower than 6.8" result I got as consistent with the HTH 6-Way test strip and pool store results of 6.2 and 6.5 respectively. You are also absolutely right about my current...
  15. SgtWilko

    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    @Maddie, Well, I'm just going by the PoolMath (and Water Balance for SWGs - Trouble Free Pool) recommended ranges. It's been working out great for me so not looking to change a winning strategy. Why do you think a TA of 60-80 is too high?
  16. SgtWilko

    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    @duraleigh, @IceShadow, Thanks for chiming in. Measured PH with: HTH test strip Titration using Phenol Red Pool store PH results varied from 6.2-6.5 TA was consistently 40-50 CH 80 FC, CYA and Salt close to 0ppm I also contacted the city water treatment facility and they confirmed iron and...
  17. SgtWilko

    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    I added sequestrant last evening and the water is pretty much cleared up now. There does not seem to be any visible staining on the white steps. Don't know what ingredient was in the sequestrant (not specified on bottle) but it brought my ALK down from 80 to 40ppm and my PH down from 7.6 to 6.2...
  18. SgtWilko

    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    @richard 320, Thanks for the quick reply and reference to the HTH metal sequestrant. Iron in my tap water??? I've been filling the pool for 15 yrs with that water and never experienced this? Could it be metal contamination in my equipment (new heat pump, 15yr old filter, 15yr old super pump...
  19. SgtWilko

    Just filled pool and water turned green after adding bleach

    Hello TFP water chemistry experts, I just changed my liner and stairs on my 15yr old pool. The pool was filled with drinking water from the garden hose. The same day, I added 3kg baking soda to bring TA to 80ppm, then 5l of 10.8% liquid bleach to bring FC to 3ppm. Within 30 minutes, the pool...
  20. SgtWilko

    Calcium hardness for SWG/vinyl pool with new fiberglass steps

    Thank you all for the guidance. I'll start with my usual "no added CH" regimen, and keep an eye out for any sign of staining on the white fiberglass steps. Not sure how easily reversible any staining will be but I'll worry about it if it happens.
  21. SgtWilko

    Calcium hardness for SWG/vinyl pool with new fiberglass steps

    Hello, Just changed liner, steps and skimmer after 15 yrs. I’ve always run with CH between 50-100 (not added, just whatever fill water and shock produced). However, the new steps are fiberglass. I was wondering if that meant I should now start keeping my CH in the 225ppm range to prevent...
  22. SgtWilko

    Aquarite Hayward T-15 new failure

    Somewhat off topic... Note to Mod(s): I realize this post would probably be more pertinent in a lighting related thread but it would require adding more background info to an already long and technical post. Feel free to link to it from any lighting related post or move it altogether as you see...
  23. SgtWilko

    Aquarite Hayward T-15 new failure

    Hello, I've had my Aquarite for over 15 years and have experienced most failure modes and associated expenses over the first few years. Got tired of that real quick so I got working on creating safeguards against these failures. I'm happy to say I have been failure free for at least the last 10...
  24. SgtWilko

    Joined forum following rust and iron staining

    I wanted to post this question in the AA treatment thread but it is closed. I'm hesitating between doing the AA treatment before closing vs just emptying the pool completely next spring and doing an MA wash of the liner, steps, skimmer, returns, etc. I'm favoring the MA wash which is...
  25. SgtWilko

    Joined forum following rust and iron staining

    @Richard320, one is about 7" by 1.5", another is a donut shape about 1" in diameter (probably a nut), there are a couple of other ones that are about 1-2" long but thinner (probably screws or nails). No idea how all those tidbits got in the pool. Usually, come spring, what I find on the bottom...
  26. SgtWilko

    Joined forum following rust and iron staining

    Hello, Stumbled on this forum while researching solutions to my current rust and iron staining issues. The available info, expertise and lively debate compelled me to join. I've had the current pool for 12 years and its been relatively pain free... until now. I'm in Canada so I have to...