I installed my 8 gal LQ a couple weeks ago and have been, overall, happy with it. I have been using 12.5% chlorine in it. I have noticed a couple of things that I would like to ask the "LQ Experts" about....
1) on the suction side, from the flow meter to the pump, there is a white film that has coated the tubing. the white film looks a lot like sun tan lotion. any idea what that coul be from?
2) with the flow control valve on high, the maximum flow that i have been able to achieve is a little over 3. with the sun we have been getting over the last few days, i don't seem to be getting enough chlorine throughput as my measurement this evening was at about 2.5ppm FC/TC with a CYA of 50. i just removed the flowcontrol valve this evening as a test and the flow meter shows a solid "4". perhaps this is all i need to do. however, i would be interested in other ideas of how i could increase the flow rate while leaving the flow control valve in place. for example, can i add a "Y" adapter and add another connection to my suction line to increase the flow rate? please note that my pump is about 1-2 feet below the water line.
3) as noted above, my CYA is at 50. should i increase that to the 60-80 recommended in the owners manual?
4) lastly, i believe that i should be using the "bleach" FC range recommendations from Jason's poolcalculator rather than the SWG level recommendations....is this correct?
thanks again for all of the invaluable advice. this forum has truly made it much easier for me to understand my pool. i'd hate to think what things might look like now or later this season without TFP!