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    White flecks in the water?

    Good info Marty, thanks! :cool:
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    White flecks in the water?

    Thanks Marty! I was thinking about opening up the SWG next to see if it might be the culprit. TA had been running more like 90 in the early summer, which I thought was getting too high, so I went for a few weeks with extra muriatic acid dosages to keep the pH intentionally low in the range of...
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    White flecks in the water?

    So I've noticed my pool seems to have produced a lot of white flecks over the last couple of weeks. I'd try to include a photo, but I can't seem to get a good image. They are white, feel like maybe salt or calcium, and are size-wise anywhere from the head of a pin up to as large as maybe 3/16"...
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    Can anyone help me ID this skimmer basket/sock?

    I think we have a match! Thanks for the info, guys. (y)
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    Can anyone help me ID this skimmer basket/sock?

    I've been looking for a source to get more of these skimmer baskets and socks for my pool, but it is proving elusive. PB has been little/no help, and all the web searches I've done still don't seem to come up with an exact match. PB used almost exclusively Pentair products in the design, but I...
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    IC40 SWG not on during EasyTouch 'Clean' Cycle?

    It's all good, Dan! Thanks for your inputs. :cool:
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    IC40 SWG not on during EasyTouch 'Clean' Cycle?

    Thanks for sharing your pool schedules, Dan! Some good techniques there that I may replicate. (y)
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    IC40 SWG not on during EasyTouch 'Clean' Cycle?

    Jim, I think you may have nailed my problem exactly! Currently, there are a couple hours of inactivity between my pool and clean cycles. I'll re-arrange the pool and clean cycles and see if that does the trick. Thanks! I do have ScreenLogic on our Mac & iphones, but I still feel like there...
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    IC40 SWG not on during EasyTouch 'Clean' Cycle?

    In my second Spring with our pool, and since the SWG has 'woke up' with the warmer temps, I am noticing it only seems to be operating during the pool's normal 'on' cycle (lower pump flow). For the portion of the day that I have set for 'clean' cycle (higher pump flow), the SWG lights are all...
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    Need to raise TA

    Thanks for starting this thread, Rob. I'm in about the same shape pool-wise, except my TA is at 50 and I had been wondering if I should be raising it, too.
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    Cartridge Cleaning

    I have heard that misting the filters with Simple Green for 10-15 min can loosen up a lot of the gunk. Good idea or not?
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    In-floor cleaning system inlet is clogging up

    LOL! Yes, I think a series of MANY free-dives will be what it takes to get the job done.
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    In-floor cleaning system inlet is clogging up

    Okay, here's a photo of the return. There's some distortion in the photo, obviously, but the inlet is roughly 6" by maybe 28." Next is the normal valve configuration I have been using: Lastly is a photo of the return during construction. Best I have been able to tell, the grate is...
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    In-floor cleaning system inlet is clogging up

    Swimming around in the deep end the other day, I put my hand over the inlet grate for the in-floor cleaner and noticed it had virtually no suction. Donned some goggles and went down for a closer look. There appears to be quite a bit of DG rock accumulated down there (and who knows what else)...
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    SWG Cleaning Interval?

    Thanks for the info, guys! :thumleft:
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    SWG Cleaning Interval?

    I know this is a popular subject, but hadn't seen many recent threads about it. I've had water in our new-build pool since last December, and I have just completed the second SWG inspection/cleaning. The first one in mid-March showed virtually no buildup on the SWG cells (not surprising since...
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    My SWG just isn't keeping up

    Jim, I upped the SWG to 75% and the FC seems to have stabilized at about 4.5. Thanks again for your help! :cool:
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    My SWG just isn't keeping up

    Good info, Jim. Thanks! Is it okay (or even recommended?) to have the pool and SWG on 24/7? I had thought I read last winter that a SWG of around 50% might be a good WAG for summer conditions, and I guess I was worried about overshooting on the chlorine level with the SWG at a very high %...
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    My SWG just isn't keeping up

    Latest TF100 readings for context: As I mentioned in another thread, I'm managing my first-ever Spring transition to warmer temps. As the water temp has approached 80F in the last week, I have been ratcheting up the SWG to it's now current setting of 50% (IC40). The pool is on from 6:00am...
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    How to best manage the hot weather transition?

    This has been an interesting transition week with higher water temps (about 80F, supplemented with the heater), and lots of kidlets swimming in the pool for many hours each day. I keep ratcheting up the SWG (now at 45%) to keep up with the FC demand, but have found I still need to supplement...
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    Trouble with new spa jets

    A good idea, and I tried it last night. After draining the spa to just below the jets, I turned the spa on and got a nice airy flow out of all the jets, with no water coming out of the aerator. When I switched to the high-speed jet setting, the flow rate increased as expected to the jets, but...
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    Trouble with new spa jets

    All the jets are working. I think the flow seems about normal, but since there are no bubbles now it makes a before/after comparison tricky.
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    Trouble with new spa jets

    Been trying to get in touch with my PB all week about this, but they must be on Spring Break or something. So I'll throw it out here for any opinions: Okay, so this is a shot of my in-ground spa's...would it be called the aerator? I think it normally allows some air into the lines to the jets...
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    How to best manage the hot weather transition?

    Thanks for all the good info, guys!
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    How to best manage the hot weather transition?

    Updated test results. I've been boosting the FC and CYA in anticipation of warmer temps ahead: Am I still on the right track? Any recommendations would be appreciated! This week I'm obsessing over CSI. I gather that a CSI as close to 0.0 as possible is the goal, but it seems like I have...
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    Rust inside my new Pentair filter?

    More good info, Pat & James! I'll start with my PB next week and see if there might be grounds for a warranty claim.
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    Rust inside my new Pentair filter?

    Thanks for the info, Jim! I was just hoping it wasn't shoddy QC on Pentair's part or indicative of some pool chemistry issue. :suspect:
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    Rust inside my new Pentair filter?

    So I've just opened up my 3-month old pool filter for it's first cleaning and I noticed some rust stains on the inside of the filter: Is this normal? Seems a little disappointing to me that Pentair would have any materials inside the filter that are prone to rust. :confused:
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    How to best manage the hot weather transition?

    Thanks for the info, Jim! I'll start easing the FC & CYA levels up over the next couple of weeks.