Exclusive Acid Safe Feed program for PoolWarden & MiniWarden

Being out in the field has its advantages. Here are 2 problems I found that needed solutions. The effect automated acid feed has on total alkalinity and copper plumbing in older pools. I found that some people feed straight acid even though we recommend diluting 1 gallon of acid to 4 gallons water. Even diluted…

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Drill & Tap

To make installation simple, use a drill and tap for your flow cell supply and return fittings. All you need is a 7/16″ drill bit and 1/4 x 18 NPT tap. Lowe’s sells a set for a little over $10. For this to work, you must drill into a fitting where the pipe is glued…

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Do my sensors need to be replaced?

A call came in form a user yesterday asking if he should purchase test buffers, solutions and a signal generator. Personally, I tried these in the mid 1990’s and found it to be a waste of time and money. The MiniWarden and PoolWarden have a built in diagnostic feature for sensor calibration. This will indicate…

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TrueDPD Control

Stefan Nickodem from Commercial Clearwater also asked about True DPD control using PPM instead of ORP which is not clearly stated in the manual. When using the TrueDPD accessory on the MiniWarden or PoolWarden, you can control chlorine feed based on ORP, PPM, ORP w/PPM backup and PPM with ORP backup. Let me explain how.…

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Addressing Alkalinity and Copper Pipe Issues

One of customers, Stefan Nickodem from Commercial Clearwater asked about a problem he had with some of his pools that have underground copper plumbing that are staining coming into the pool. This is a good question and there is a way to address that as well as problems with rapidly decreasing alkalinity levels in pools…

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Why We Use 1/2″ Tubing and Tips For Sensor Stability and Maximum Lifespan

The majority of chemical automation systems that are out there come with 3/8″ tubing for their flow cells. The reason we use 1/2″ tubing is because we recommend installing the flow cell by pass supply after the filter and then returning after the heater to keep as much debris out of the strainer and sensors…

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Getting The Most Benefit From Your Chemical Automation System

We live in a world of instant gratification. people want instant results and can be very impatient at times, that’s just how people are.  It is also true that every pool or spa has it’s own personality so having a “one size fits all” set up is not practical for achieving maximum efficiency in chemical…

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Quick Reference Guides

There are now quick reference guides for the MiniWarden and PoolWarden along with a programming guide for liquid feed systems on the MiniWarden and PoolWarden pages.

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