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johnpkaiser

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San Antonio, TX
@ Jim. R. ,

Just to verify something you and I briefly messaged about. This is my plan for connecting another 300W transformer for the landscape lighting. Just to note, the wires will, of course, be run through the appropriate conduit paths at the bottom despite being shown on the right side of the drawing. I have already moved the empty relay to the Aux 4 location and moved the relay control wire to the "solar" plug on my cpu. I plan to re-label the Solar function to Deck Lights in screenlogic 2 interface.

add jumper from line side of existing Aux 2 over to Aux 4 line side.
Add output wire from load side of (now) Aux4 to the transformer.
Run ground wire from transformer to the ground bar in the control center
Run neutral wire from transformer to the neutral bar in the control center.

Does this look correct?

Thanks in advance for your help.



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Jimrahbe

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@johnpkaiser

I think the neutral wire from the transformer has to go back to the Neutral connection on the GFCI breaker feeding the light system, and not the Neutral bus... Checkout how your other lights are wired..

I like the idea of physically moving the relay, as it will prevent confusion later, if someone else is working on the system.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

johnpkaiser

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Aug 12, 2019
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San Antonio, TX
@Jimrahbe
Thanks Jim. I'll check that again, but believe there is a wire connecting that GFCI breaker(from the bottom of it) for the existing lights to the neutral bus. I may have to look closer. Here is a closer pic.
The other GFCI(power switch for the Easytouch) below it is also the same. unless i am missing something.
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I can also connect the transoformer directly to the existing lights breaker in the same spot as opposed to the bus bar.

John
 

johnpkaiser

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Aug 12, 2019
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Ran my first TF-100 test. results:
Pool was just filled 10/3 and PB is still performing balancing.
Pool school and transfer of care is next week.

FC 3.0
CC 0
Ph 7.2
TA 80
CH 525
CYA 50
Water temp 70
 

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Those numbers look pretty good. I am curious as to the CH of your fill water......it must be quite high.

If so, I would make some plans to divert your roof run-off into the pool so you can keep your CH at a lower level
 

johnpkaiser

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San Antonio, TX
Update on on Calcium hardness test:

I tested my house water supply. The sample does not turn pink at all after adding the reagents..
I also took a sample of my water to the pool store and had them test everything.
All of their numbers are identical to mine except they test my Calcium hardness at 290, twice by two different employees.
so I came home and retested and came up with 300.(twice). somehow I must have botched the first test I did this morning.

So all looks good. I was also glad to see that, at least my pool store came up with the same numbers I did.

J
 

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Your fill water is very high in CH.......I would make some plans to divert your roof run-off into the pool so you can keep your CH at a lower level.
 

johnpkaiser

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Your fill water is very high in CH.......I would make some plans to divert your roof run-off into the pool so you can keep your CH at a lower level.
Just to clarify. When I pulled a sample of water from my home(softened water btw), and followed step 2: ( Add 10 drops of R-0010 and mix. Then, add 3 drops of R-0011L and mix. "Red indicates the presence of Calcium")
it immediately turned blue after the 10 drops were added. I did not need to see then need to add drops to change it from red to blue since it was already blue.
Would that mean there is no calcium in my home water?