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    Wrong PolyQuat

    Closing tomorrow. I went today to put my PolyQuat in and realized I bought two bottles of 30 instead of 60. If I use two bottles of 30 does that equal a 60? I won’t be able to get 60 in time for when they come to install our new cover. Am I better off to use these two bottles of 30 or should I...
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    How cold of water will you swim in?

    The pool is 72 today. Me and the kids jumped in for a bit. My one daughter (8) can swim at any temp for multiple hours. Lol.
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    SWG install tomorrow

    I added to my skimmer, but on my skimmer I have the skimmer socks. So the CYA granules sit in there until they pass through on their own. Seems to work ok.
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    What's your current pool temp?

    Air 80. Water 84. Been running the heat pump.
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    Marina Pool & Spas question

    I called just after their opening time, maybe that had something to do with it. My experience was about 2-3 weeks ago.
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    Marina Pool & Spas question

    I called the store, was transferred to Margaret, she gave me the run down on products, I told her I’d call her back after deciding, I called back, gave a credit card and had my robot on a Monday after ordering on a Friday morning. I bought the M600 which was almost $1000 less through Marina...
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    SWCG Test Results - Any Tweaks?

    I think I’m done messing with it. 🤣 Seriously though, I love this forum. Everyone is so helpful. As a first time pool owner with a black / green / 4 year closed up pool, you guys have been there helping all along. I think after the first year, I can say it’s been a success. We cleaned up the...
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    SWCG Test Results - Any Tweaks?

    Attached my latest pool math. After converting to SWCG and doing a SLAM, I seem to be pretty stable. I’m an over analyzed by nature, so always looking to improve. Seems like PH is a little high, TA a little low, etc. Any thoughts on my results? Or if it ain’t broke don’t fix it? Being that...
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    Cannot maintain chlorine levels

    Had exact same issue last month with my SWCG. I swore up and down that there had to be a problem with it. My water looked crystal clear. I finally gave in and did the SLAM. Passed after a few days. SWCG has been running like a champ at only 20% and keeping my FCL around 7 since. Very happy with...
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    How can you tell how much chlorine is being generated?

    I was in the same boat last month. I felt like my SWCG could not keep up and I thought it was defective. I posted on here and everyone encouraged me to do the OCLT. I failed and SLAMmed for a week. Since passing SLAM, I have been running my FCL on the high side of the recommendation and the SWCG...
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    Home Depot 31.45 muriatic acid

    Ace Hardware usually has the strong stuff.
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    Heat Pump Doesn’t Seem to Be Working

    With how we use the pool, seems like NG would be better for us, but maybe another year!
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    What's your current pool temp?

    Water 76 degrees. Air 70-75 degrees. The kids still swim.
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    Heat Pump Doesn’t Seem to Be Working

    What I am getting from the thread though is that this is pretty common. I shouldn't expect a large change in temp unless I run for a significant amount of time, and it's better to run it when the pool water temp is already higher because they are better at maintaining temp than heating...
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    Heat Pump Doesn’t Seem to Be Working

    I should have mentioned that last week I ran it for three days straight and it raised two degrees. Air temp was 75 during the day and down to low 60s at night. We do run the pump 24/7 already. The HP, I just have never left it on for an extended period of time (3+days). I'm debating...
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    Heat Pump Doesn’t Seem to Be Working

    I was hopeful that I’d be able to get it back up to 80, but after running it all day the temp barely budged. And then at night, it would be right back down. I’d put a solar cover on but it can be a hassle.
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    Heat Pump Doesn’t Seem to Be Working

    Yeah, the mistake I made was not using the pump to keep the temp at 85 when it was there in July.
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    Heat Pump Doesn’t Seem to Be Working

    Mine seems to be running. The water at the return jets are ever so slightly warmer than the pool water. I’ve got a busted up arm at the moment, so I can’t really do too much digging.
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    Heat Pump Doesn’t Seem to Be Working

    Jandy AE-TI 2000 heat pump. ~100k BTU. Water temp was 74 today. Air temp 77. Turned heater on this morning around 10. Turned off at 5. Pool temp 75. Obviously, a gas heater will heat a lot faster than a heat pump, but this doesn’t appear to be working at all. Going to call pool heating guy...
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    Maytronics Dolphin M600 Review - With Video

    All seems to be working for me. Thanks!
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    Leaving Active 20 in Pool Full Time

    We leave ours in unless there are more than 2-3 kids in there. Otherwise, we leave it in and run it in the morning and night every day because we get a fair amount of leaves.
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    First time testing with new TF-100, Total Chlorine high?

    Listen to him. :-) I had the same issues, but didn’t check and read here first. I let my FCL get to low. Then, my SWG couldn’t keep up. I had to SLAM to get things back to normal. Now, I plan to maintain on the high side of the FCL chart for my CYA.
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    CYA - Keeps Decreasing

    Thanks. That’s pretty much what I ended up concluding on the other thread as well.
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    CYA - Keeps Decreasing

    Forgetting the CYA going from 150 to 90 to 50. That's just confusing the issue. When I installed the SWG, my CYA was at 70. I was having issues. Did a SLAM for over a week. FC up to close to 30. CYA was down to 60. Added liquid to get to 75. It raised to 68. Checked again. Down to...
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    CYA Decreased After SLAM

    I have a similar experience I posted in a thread recently. I was around 70, dropped to 50, added liquid, added granules, was up to 70, back down to 60. All in a couple weeks. Perhaps the accuracy of the test isn't that good anyways and I shouldn't worry about it.
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    CYA - Keeps Decreasing

    I use both. Mostly the TF now. The CYA tests are from both and confirmed with pool store. All say the same 60, 62 and 63 respectively.
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    CYA - Keeps Decreasing

    Yep, I hear you. Hence my questions. I’m not promoting BioActive. I just know my CYA has reduced from almost 150 down to 50 without draining my pool. I read all the posts here and am confused as anyone There has been no sun the last two days as well. You mentioned starting from scratch...
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    CYA - Keeps Decreasing

    All summer, my CYA climbed and climbed. I had to add more and more pucks. The vicious cycle continued. CYA was 150 and I had enough. I converted to SWG two months ago. While doing so, it was the middle of summer and my kids were in the pool all the time. I didn’t want to drain. I tried the...