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    Normal sand filter differential?

    The pool is clear now, thanks for all the advice and encouragement.
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    Normal sand filter differential?

    Filter is 1-1/2” and designed for 75 GPM.
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    Normal sand filter differential?

    The pictures aren’t the best because I had to use the front camera. I could see the deep end better before brushing about 36 hours ago. Brushing ended up pushing most of algae to deep end, instead of scrubbing motion. I did forget to lower the PH before raising the FC, but later added enough MA...
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    Normal sand filter differential?

    Only been SLAMing for 3 days, was just expecting to see something during backwash. Currently have CYA ~37, FC 15.5, CC 0. Been checking FC 3 times a day, adding enough to get me to 17 each time. 15 is the lowest it has been. Another concern of mine is algae vs. mustard algae vs. dirt...
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    Normal sand filter differential?

    Rollercoastr: I haven’t added DE yet, as I am very new to pool ownership. I think I may go that way, I am all for better filtration. Jim: it’s been in service about 1-1/2 months.
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    Normal sand filter differential?

    Mine is a single speed 3450 RPM. Sounds like mine may be normal and I’m just not patient enough during the SLAM.
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    Normal sand filter differential?

    What is the normal differential pressure on a ‘clean’ sand filter? Mine ranges from 17-20. I’m trying to determine if the installer put enough sand in it, because my pool is cloudy and I’m not seeing an increase in differential pressure or visual indication when I back flush.
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    The steps are supposed to be the way to self-test.
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    For clarity, mine only gave me issues once and that was when I tried to start a cycle immediately after it completed the first one. I contacted the manufacturer via email, but their reply was only a confirmation of receiving the complaint. To say the least, I’m not impressed with it and their...
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    Pump cycle times?

    Thanks for linking this. I thought I saw this article on here, but couldn’t find it.
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    Pump cycle times?

    Liquid chlorine is definitely my future, once tabs give me the desired CYA or are gone. Oh wow, I was expecting my current 8 hours to be close to a minimum circulation.
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    Pump cycle times?

    Is there an ideal daily circulation volume? I realize this is probably subjective to the environment, just wanting to know if there any rule of thumb once I get everything cleared.
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    Pump cycle times?

    Thanks. I may continue to use the tabs until my CYA is ideal. Initially I was going to remove the chlorine injector, so there are less components to break or leak. But, it may become useful for when we are out of town. Once I get the dirt under control, I may lower the TA, because I have been...
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    Pump cycle times?

    Well guys I am 1 week into my pool and enjoying it (not as much as kids). Are there any preferences/guidelines on when/how long to run the pumps? For the first 5 days we ran the pump 24 hours/day to assist with clearing the water. The last few we ran from 6 am to 2 pm. We were getting some...
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Wasn’t sure about linking other websites, but the copied steps are below. Note on step 5, mine ran for several minutes, not the 30-45 seconds. 1) Unplug everything. Unplug the power supply from the outlet and the Dolphin from the power supply. 2) Let the whole thing sit a couple of minutes...
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    New to the S200 club. Have a new pool, so I ran a it last night, cleaned basket this morning, and attempted to start another cycle. The unit only ran about 25 seconds and stopped. After several attempts, I was able to find some direction online to correct the issue and it is working fine now. I...
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    New pool full of water, starting SLAM.

    I added it to the deep end, just spreading it around. Yeah, I need to go out there and get the rest of the equipment’s information. Will it hurt to use the Dolphin S200?
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    New pool full of water, starting SLAM.

    Pool math said to add 6 lbs, but all I really know is that it is less than 20, so I started with 4 lbs. should I just get my CYA up and leave FC in recommended range? I overlooked the sock method, will definitely use it going forth. How long should I wait to recheck water?
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    New pool full of water, starting SLAM.

    Contractor filled pool 2 days ago, then added shock and 5 chlorine pucks yesterday with cloudy water. Got up this morning, back-flushed sand filter with very little sign of fouling. Ran water tests with 7.5 FC, 0 CC, 0 CYA, 7.2 PH, 200 TA, and 300 CH. I was surprised at the CYA results since...
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    New startup inventory?

    Fill water is 6.8 PH and about 200 TA.
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    New startup inventory?

    I’m planning to use liquid chlorine.
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    New startup inventory?

    I’m estimating 25,000 gallons.
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    New startup inventory?

    Our 18x36x8 vinyl pool will be complete and ready for water within a week. How much of y’all each chemical do you recommend I purchase to keep on hand? I thought I saw a post about this, but was unable to find it.
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    Pool light timers?

    Are there any timers available to shutoff lights after a few hours? I know there are switches that can be programmed for certain times, but I’m looking for something that will allow lights to be on a few hours after activating the switch.
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    First time pool owner in Louisiana

    Hey everyone, first time pool owner in a few weeks. Look forward to learning.