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    proper chem level for new pool heater -manual vs tfp recommendation

    Thanks. Just installed so don't want to risk warranty issue. I will increase it to recommended level. Since I have swg I am always checking for ph level being too high.
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    proper chem level for new pool heater -manual vs tfp recommendation

    The recommended levels page of tfp says that CH for swg pool should be 0-300 (don't add). My newly installed hayward h250 manual says that it should be 200-400. If too low it could be corrosive to heat exchanger. Which should I follow? I current get a reading of 50 and in the past never...
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    Dolphin lacking suction/power

    It looks like the issue was the receptacle. I found while doing an unrelated upgrade that it is 120v at the breaker but only 50v at the receptacle. I plugged it in elsewhere and now it's working beautifully. No idea how long the receptacle has been like this as it is mainly used for the pool...
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    just got H250ed2c heater and have a few questions

    I've been testing it each day and it looks like (so far at least) the issue has gone away. It is now taking 13-30 secs. Is it normal for it to purge after being on standby for 24 hours or so? Any long term issues that can arise? There was no error code and I have the gas line fully open.
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    just got H250ed2c heater and have a few questions

    Ah. The above pool specifications make sense now. I have 3 manuals and none say anything other than removal of drain plug. I guess that's all that is required other than blowing out lines? Yes it takes 5 minutes to start heating after its been off for a while. I normally have the pump...
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    just got H250ed2c heater and have a few questions

    I have the manual but it doesn't explain these. The Winterization section says "For above pool installations only" the drain value should be opened and left open. Nothing about in-ground. I found the FD manual which might be more applicable to this unit. Also, I put it in standby when not in...
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    just got H250ed2c heater and have a few questions

    I can't find the following in the manual. Can you answer these for me? - What is the difference between spa and pool modes? I am using for my pool. Is it a problem if it accidentally gets switched to spa? - How do i winterize it? The manual just says to drain water. With my old heater i had...
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    Heater doesn't click on

    The heater is outdoors, uncovered. It's been dry for over a week. I didn't turn it on when the pool was opened, but of course when I needed it it didn't work! I did clean it. I also cleaned the various connectors, some of which tend to oxidize over the winter. No luck. Pressure switch was...
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    Heater doesn't click on

    What part controls this? The pilot is lit but when I turn the switch on nothing happens.
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    questions about replacing salt cell for first time

    thank you so much!! glad to know it's still performing well. I'll check the performance periodically.
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    questions about replacing salt cell for first time

    omg, I am so dumb! I was trying to reset the check cell light by using the switch... it was a really long winter and cold spring so my pool procedure memories are clearly slow to wake up! I can't believe that I got something so obvious wrong. duh.. For future knowledge, how much longer can I...
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    questions about replacing salt cell for first time

    I will try replacing the display board this weekend. When I turned it on/off I got 3000 instant salinity both times (occasionally switching to 3100). The T-9 cell is 3E1102. This means 2011? Maybe the box was replaced but the cell was still okay? I see no signs that the T-9 was ever used...
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    questions about replacing salt cell for first time

    3E0907 AQR-CUL 3A1106 When I switch to super chlorinate I can see the instant salinity switching between 3000-3100 and I think was the amps that was changing. I tried off and unplugging the cell. same result. When you say to reset the display board do you mean just take it off and put it back on?
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    questions about replacing salt cell for first time

    I corrected my post to T-9. I had a power failure overnight which tripped the breaker so these could be a little off, however I did a manual test with my reagents and got reading of 3100. 3.00 18 31.9 0.00 14p -0.00 al-1 r1.58 t-15 do you need serial number of the cell or the panel? where do...
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    questions about replacing salt cell for first time

    I've had the same T-15 cell for 7 years. I don't know how long the previous owner had it. It is giving Inspect Cell message which I cannot clear. The green generating light is on so does this mean it is working but at reduce rate?? I assume this means that it needs replacing?? The old owner...
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    Dolphin lacking suction/power

    Thanks, will try that. Are instructions the same as cartridge filters? 1:5 ratio, soak 1 hr-overnight, then rinse? Are tsp and dishwasher detergent equally effective or is one of them better? I noticed the problem after opening the pool this year. At first I thought it was just that it...
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    Dolphin lacking suction/power

    I have a Dolphin Oasis 25 that is about 5 years old. I use the accordion style fine filter, still the original one. I've noticed that although it is pick up debris, it is missing a lot, both large and small. Instead, it seems to be pushing it around. I've watch it go over debris and not...
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    Stabilizing ph level

    I'm very happy with the chem balance of my pool except for the ph level. I usually test once a week and it is usually 8.0 unless it has rained. Other than muriatic acid I rarely have to add chems during the season. I read a post indicating that lowering ta to 60 would help. Would that help to...
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    muratic acid recommendations in pool math app

    I am getting the 316ml now too. I'm not sure what I changed or what I did but it seems to be working as expected now. weird. thank you.
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    muratic acid recommendations in pool math app

    oops. I was confusing the CH test with Borates! When I remove that from the app it still tells me that I should be adding 1.7 liters, which based on my test is still too high.
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    muratic acid recommendations in pool math app

    I never adjust my borate levels and never add borax. I only tested because the app asked about it when determining muriatic acid amount.
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    muratic acid recommendations in pool math app

    My test the other day showed ph=8 (max for my test kit). 1 drop of reagent lowers it to 7.4. The booklet in the kit says to add 286ml of 20 Baume for 40,000 liter pool. The app gives me very different instructions. When I input TA=70 and Borates=90 it tells me that I need to add 2.3 liters...
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    no power light on swg - current limiter failed again??

    Thanks. I replaced with an AS32 last time... I think that is what the original was. I ordered 2 from digi-key this time!!
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    no power light on swg - current limiter failed again??

    No green power light on my swg. I replaced the current delimiter two years ago but only ordered one thinking they lasted a long time. How long should they last?? I can't remember if it was same thing but seeing other posts seems to indicate the same component has failed again... The display...
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    do i need separate test tube for salt testing?

    Thank you everyone. I think that I will try to keep them separate and see how it goes.
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    do i need separate test tube for salt testing?

    I just got the Taylor K-1766 kit and noticed that it has the same test tube as my K-2006 kit. Do I need to use a separate one for salt testing?
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    what is the best product to clean walk-in steps?

    thank you everyone!!
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    what is the best product to clean walk-in steps?

    I use Magic Eraser for kids messes but I read somewhere that it wasn't good to use it in the pool.
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    what is the best product to clean walk-in steps?

    What do you use to clean black waterlines and light yellow stains on white walk-in steps? I have a ph-neutral liquid from the pool store but found that it requires a lot of scrubbing... I've had it a few years so maybe it's just old. I've read about vitamin C and some other products. What is...
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    getting started with overnight runtime

    I want to reduce my hydro bills by running my vs pump at night rather than 24/7 on low. My off-peak rate (7pm-7am) is half the cost of my on-peak rate (11am-5pm). One article recommended starting at 8 hours but some posts recommend 2-4 hours and state that a full turnover is not necessary...