New build Central Florida

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Its a Jandy CS100 filter. Think it maybe due to most pools being in a screen enclosures here?
I would ask to swap it out for a CS250 or even a CL580.

With a large filter you can go a year or more between cleaning the cartridge. And the real benefit happens when you get an algae breakout. Algae can quickly clog up your filter and you can end up needing to clean the filter multiple times a day while following our SLAM Process. We have helped many folks, mostly in FL, with small cartridge filters work through algae problems. The filter made the process a real hassle and slowed up clearing the algae.
 

Cavmedic

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Jun 10, 2019
22
Florida
I would ask to swap it out for a CS250 or even a CL580.

With a large filter you can go a year or more between cleaning the cartridge. And the real benefit happens when you get an algae breakout. Algae can quickly clog up your filter and you can end up needing to clean the filter multiple times a day while following our SLAM Process. We have helped many folks, mostly in FL, with small cartridge filters work through algae problems. The filter made the process a real hassle and slowed up clearing the algae.
Thanks for the info. I will be sure to bring it up with the PB.
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Read this thread for an example of algae with a small cartridge filter. This member is in CT so I apologize to the FL small cartridge filter owners. ;)

 

Cavmedic

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Jun 10, 2019
22
Florida
Did some test on our tap water:

FC: 2
CC: 2.5
pH: 7.5
TA: 190
CH: 175

Now the FC test was a little hard to do and I am not 100%. After adding the powder it turned a very faint pink. After a drop I think I still saw some pink but not too sure. Added another drop and I think it was clear.
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Many municipal water supplies have a bit of chlorine added.

Your high fill water TA will give you challenges keeping the pH down.
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
41,346
Tallahassee, FL
We will be able to help you adjust your water to get it to the levels it needs to be.

Here is your pool shopping list:
-2 2cup plastic measuring cups (1 is for muriatic acid, the other is for all of the other chemicals)
-white plastic plate to hold up behind the pH test tube (I like this better than paper. A white wall will work also.)
-bottle for water collection-the mustard squirt bottles with the thin nose work great for this
-a plastic something to keep the muriatic acid in. If you have small kids think about getting something that can be locked BUT is must be vented in some way. M. acid cannot be stored in or by metal or chlorine. The fumes can cause trouble down the road. It can be stored outside without any worries as it does not care about heat.
-a easy to get to source for liquid chlorine or bleach (PLAIN bleach. You will need some for the first 30 days as well as for touch up when there is a *code brown* in the water :roll:

Kim:kim:
 

Cavmedic

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Jun 10, 2019
22
Florida
I would ask to swap it out for a CS250 or even a CL580.

With a large filter you can go a year or more between cleaning the cartridge. And the real benefit happens when you get an algae breakout. Algae can quickly clog up your filter and you can end up needing to clean the filter multiple times a day while following our SLAM Process. We have helped many folks, mostly in FL, with small cartridge filters work through algae problems. The filter made the process a real hassle and slowed up clearing the algae.

I have asked about a CS250 as the base is the same, so the input and output do not change. The height changes to accommodate the larger filter. I will see what they do.