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johann
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Posts: 2
Joined: Tue 14 Feb, 2017 11:19
My Pool: Type: Salt water
Size: 20 000 gallons
Surface: In-ground
Pool Pump: Century Two speed 2HP Type:CXPM Frame:Y56Y
Pressure Cleaner Booster Pump: Polaris PB4-60
Filter: Pentair tagelus TA-1000
Salt Chlorination Cell: Hayward T-CELL-15
Valve actuator: Hayward Goldline GVA-24
Pool and Spa Heater: Legacy LRZ

New home owner with salt water pool questions

Postby johann » Tue 14 Feb, 2017 11:51

Hi everyone,
I moved into my new home with heated salt water pool a week ago, which is dream come true for me. I am currently trying to learn as much as possible about the system and the configuration and looking for some information which I hope you can help me with please.

From what I have researched and identified so far this is my pool setup:

Type: Salt water
Size: 40 000 gallons
Surface: In-ground
Pool Pump: Century Two speed 2HP Type:CXPM Frame:Y56Y
Pressure Cleaner Booster Pump: Polaris PB4-60
Filter: Pentair tagelus TA-1000
Salt Chlorination Cell: Hayward T-CELL-15
Valve actuator: Hayward Goldline GVA-24
Pool and Spa Heater: Legacy LRZ

I live in Atlanta, GA and already had an interesting experience with pool which turned on my outside pool lights when the freeze protect warning activated. This was not fun since we do not have any blinds on windows yet so sleeping was difficult. I was able to fix that with by disabling of the freeze warning for the lights through my Hayward Goldline Controls AQL2-POD.

My questions:

1. The freeze warning temperate for in ATL is currently set to 38 degrees. Can I lower this to 36? I of course do not want to risk bursting pipes so want to check what is the best temperate to set?
2. During freeze warning period my filter as well as my cleaner booster pump is activated. Is it necessary for the pool cleaner to be activated as well?
3. The filter timer (Filter T1-all) is currently set from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Is this set because of winter time? It seems like a long time to run and would it not be better to run the filter during the night rather which will also mitigate the freeze issue? what is the best time range to set for the filter to run during the now winter time, and then also for during the summer months?
4. I do get my salt levels displayed on Hayward remote but what would be a good test kit to get for accurate, easy readings of my weekly FC, PH levels, as well as my monthly TA, CYA, CH, TDS levels?

The pools is not covered and is used through the year.
Thank you and appreciate the help.

Johann


Denniswiseman
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Posts: 388
Joined: Tue 06 Sep, 2011 05:48
My Pool: 10k inground fibreglass, Telescopic Cover, Hayward Powerline pump, Quality filter with glass media, 27kw output heat pump, K-2006C test kit
Location: United Kingdom

Re: New home owner with salt water pool questions

Postby Denniswiseman » Thu 16 Feb, 2017 17:40

I can't help with 1 and 2
You only need to filter sufficient to keep your pool clean, run at night would be cheaper but would also cool down an unheated pool
A good test kit is the Taylor K2006c
johann
Pool Newbie
Pool Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue 14 Feb, 2017 11:19
My Pool: Type: Salt water
Size: 20 000 gallons
Surface: In-ground
Pool Pump: Century Two speed 2HP Type:CXPM Frame:Y56Y
Pressure Cleaner Booster Pump: Polaris PB4-60
Filter: Pentair tagelus TA-1000
Salt Chlorination Cell: Hayward T-CELL-15
Valve actuator: Hayward Goldline GVA-24
Pool and Spa Heater: Legacy LRZ

Re: New home owner with salt water pool questions

Postby johann » Sun 19 Feb, 2017 16:10

thank you Dennis, I appreciate the feedback.

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