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January 2012 Blog Posts (8)

How Productive Are You?

Whether you manage a group of employees, a handful of independent contractors or are merely keeping track of your own productivity levels, you need to ask yourself: How productive am I? At what level are your time management skills? Was getting…

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Added by Rex Richard on January 30, 2012 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

Solving Problems in 10 Steps

We all have daunting challenges in our lives and businesses. Find the solutions by following this 10-step recommended plan of attack.

1. Precisely define the problem.

2. Consider it from additional angles. As Jack Welch said, “Continually expand your definition of the problem, and you expand your view of all the different ways that it can be solved.” Ask, “What else is the problem?”

3. Re-examine the problem, looking at it over and over. Seek…

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Added by Rex Richard on January 23, 2012 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Pool Heater Chemistry

This blog post is about the chemistry of combustion, not the chemistry of the pool and spa water that is being heated.

Combustion:

Pool and spa heaters burn either natural gas—typically methane (CH4) or propane (C3H8). Since both of these fuels are made up of the same basic stuff—carbon and hydrogen, just in different proportions, the combustion reactions are going to be similar. For the sake of…

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Added by Clint Combs on January 19, 2012 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

Keiser University eCampus Publishes 2012 Class Schedule for Online Aquatic Engineering Degree Program

Keiser University eCampus Publishes 2012 Class Schedule

for Online Aquatic Engineering Degree Program

Flexible schedule allows students around the globe

to earn a two-year Associate of Science Degree while they work.

 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, January 9, 2012 —The 2012 class schedule for the only two-year Associate of Science college degree…

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Added by Laurie Batter on January 11, 2012 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Heater Booms and Fails to Light--an unusual cause

Hayward H-series Heater
A couple of weeks ago I ran across a Hayward H-series heater (atmospheric, not low…
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Added by Clint Combs on January 10, 2012 at 5:52pm — 4 Comments

Using an Intelliflo pump with and AquaLogic or ProLogic Control System

Even the newest versions of the Hayward / Goldline AquaLogic controller (2.85) are not setup to select different speeds on the Intelliflo Pump.

It is possible, however, to get the two to work together using the first generation Pentair IntelliComm.

Programing the Pump:

First, set up four distinct speeds on the pump. This is straight forward on the old style 4 X 160. If using a newer menu…
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Added by Clint Combs on January 6, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments

Silicone Nitride Igniter

I ran across an interesting problem earlier this week. I was working on a newer style Hayward UFD (Universal Forced Draft) heater. 



It would try to light, then--after three attempts--it would fail and give an IF…
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Added by Clint Combs on January 6, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

Is the Saturation Index always Reliable?

When calculating the Saturation Index (SI), does a single low water parameter such as calcium hardness (CH), or a low carbonate alkalinity (C-ALK), make the water automatically aggressive to pool plaster, even when other water parameters are high enough to balance the SI? 

To answer that question, an experiment was conducted. Two quality pool plaster coupons were made and cured in balanced water for 90 days.  At that point, plaster coupon #1 was placed into SI balanced water, but with…

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Added by Kim Skinner on January 6, 2012 at 11:28am — 3 Comments

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