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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: How Much Does Pump Efficiency Matter?

    ___________________________________ How Much Does Pump Efficiency Matter? ___________________________________ TL;DR: The difference in...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-23-2018 09:02 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: Pool Equipment & Operations

    ____________________________________ FAQs & Guides: Pool Equipment & Operations ---- June 2018 ---- ____________________________________ ...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-19-2018 05:06 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Need advice regarding cartridge filter...

    I've spent the last three years (yes, that's THREE) rebuilding my existing pool that was originally built in the mid 50's. Lots of problems, lots...

    Started by otisdog‎, 05-23-2014 03:45 PM
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    05-29-2014 10:38 AM Go to last post
  1. Pressure gauge

    My sand filter pressure gauge was leaking so until we can get a new one, my husband removed the old one and plugged the hole. Is there going to be a...

    Started by penelopepitstop‎, 07-11-2014 09:02 AM
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    07-11-2014 03:55 PM Go to last post
  2. filter appears to be clogging

    I have 10-12,000 AG pool with hayward s166t sand filter. The sand has not been changed in probably 10 years (since we put pool up). This year we...

    Started by dalejanus‎, 07-07-2014 05:27 PM
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    07-09-2014 09:16 AM Go to last post
  3. above ground pool reel

    we're installing a solar blanket roller system outside of our AG pool at one of the ends. We have a 18' AG round pool. We've placed 2 6X6 posts at...

    Started by mitchell‎, 07-06-2014 08:37 AM
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    07-06-2014 05:06 PM Go to last post
  4. Help Please...Pump is kicking on and off??

    Hey there, Just installed the Pentair Superflo High Performance Pump and it keeps kicking on and off? I read somewhere to clean out the check...

    Started by Bathingbel‎, 07-05-2014 09:47 AM
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    07-05-2014 01:45 PM Go to last post
  5. Figuring Flow Rate

    I need some help figuring my flow rate. The reason I need to know is because I want to buy a heater that has a minimum flow rate requirement of 25...

    Started by bottomcat‎, 06-29-2014 09:44 PM
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    07-04-2014 02:48 PM Go to last post
  6. Lost suction on sytem

    Have a Dolphin in ground pool, approx 13,000 gallons. Its got a Haward pump and sand type filter and is approx 12-13 years old. Have been the owner...

    Started by joeaksa‎, 07-04-2014 11:11 AM
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    07-04-2014 12:11 PM Go to last post
  7. Mild Shock on Coping

    I am at my wits end. We have lived in this house for 5 years and just started to feel a mild tingle or shock when we touch the coping or concrete...

    Started by hbalduzzi‎, 07-03-2014 06:01 PM
    bonding, electrical shock, sticky, sticky-electrical
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    07-03-2014 07:43 PM Go to last post
  8. Hayward Super Pump not priming

    Hello again! I'm opening the pool for the spring (I know I'm late) and I can't get the pump to prime. Usually this is because of a suction side...

    Started by fog80‎, 06-11-2014 05:20 PM
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    07-03-2014 03:33 PM Go to last post
  9. LED light question

    I have a standard light niche and bulb in my in-ground pool. I was wondering if it will accept an LED bulb, the kind that changes colors, or does...

    Started by sabres07‎, 06-29-2014 05:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-03-2014 02:45 PM Go to last post
  10. Air in pump basket, not filling up with water

    We have a Jandy pump system that is 2 years old. For the last 2 months the basket at the pump does not fill completely with water when it is turned...

    Started by drshinn‎, 07-02-2014 04:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-02-2014 07:48 PM Go to last post
  11. Endless Swim Pool Question

    I couldn't find an appropriate place for this question so hopefully it is okay here. I saw a billboard for an endless pool but instead of an...

    Started by JohnASmith‎, 07-01-2014 07:56 PM
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    07-02-2014 12:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Considering an SWCG and a VS pump

    Hello everyone, We just bought a house that has a 15,500 in-ground pool with a screen enclosure and a DE filter. This is our first pool and I've...

    Started by DHendrix‎, 06-30-2014 11:31 AM
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    07-02-2014 10:23 AM Go to last post
  13. Question How to connect 16 solar panels for best performance

    I have 11 panels (size 120x300 cm) on my roof connected in one big parallel group. I just got 5 more. The question is how to connect them for best...

    Started by henningdalgaard‎, 05-27-2014 09:51 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-01-2014 02:27 AM Go to last post
  14. Filter Size vs Pump Size

    Howdy. I have had my pool for about 9 months now and have had almost no problems. I have had a few people tell me that my filter is to small for...

    Started by Wrisk‎, 06-27-2014 12:05 PM
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    06-30-2014 07:38 PM Go to last post
  15. My Super Pump has died; what should I get?

    my Hayward super II froze up. I need a new pump

    Started by bry14661‎, 06-22-2014 12:22 PM
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    06-30-2014 01:43 PM Go to last post
  16. Birds using Solar cover for "target practice"

    I bought a solar cover this year and I love it, but since last week birds started landing on it. Every afternoon as I remove the cover it is full of...

    Started by gonzapa‎, 06-30-2014 09:00 AM
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    06-30-2014 10:47 AM Go to last post
  17. How long do you keep using it?

    I'm about to use this filter cleaning method suggested here: ...

    Started by Hermskii‎, 06-28-2014 11:05 AM
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    06-28-2014 11:34 PM Go to last post
  18. New motor or new pump?

    After a day or two of making high pitched squealing sounds, my Whisperflo Dual speed pump motor finally died. When I try to power it up it just hums....

    Started by TomC‎, 06-24-2014 08:19 AM
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    06-28-2014 08:32 AM Go to last post
  19. variable speed pump

    Hey everyone I'm new to the forum. I just bought a house with a 36x18ft inground pool. It has a 3hp Pentair Intelliflo variable speed pump. Right...

    Started by curtisimo81‎, 06-25-2014 11:05 PM
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    06-26-2014 09:10 PM Go to last post
  20. Pool Jet Direction?

    I recently purchased a home with an inground pool. My question is one that has probably addressed in the past so please be patient with me. I am...

    Started by uticajll‎, 06-25-2014 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-26-2014 08:45 PM Go to last post
  21. Remote thermostat for Hayward pool heater.

    Hi all, I've tried looking everywhere I could think of to find out if it's possible to control a gas heater with a remote thermostat. The only thing...

    Started by RayYoung‎, 06-10-2014 07:41 AM
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    06-26-2014 08:20 PM Go to last post
  22. What is the proper size cartridge filter for my situation?

    I have a 10,000 gallon AG pool, along with a 2HP pump and 100# sand filter. The pump is far too powerful for this filter and my pool is cloudy...

    Started by mobilemike73‎, 06-26-2014 02:05 PM
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    06-26-2014 07:11 PM Go to last post
  23. New light for an old pool?

    My brother has a 16x32 inground vinyl pool with poured concrete surround. He doesn't have an in pool light, but would like one. He tried these pool...

    Started by TomC‎, 06-20-2014 07:34 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-26-2014 08:28 AM Go to last post
  24. Help Sizing and Selecting Natural Gas Heater for AGP

    I hate to watch my family go use the friend's pool because ours is too cold! :( I could use some help picking the right heater. My pool surface...

    Started by bottomcat‎, 06-23-2014 11:10 PM
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    06-25-2014 10:02 PM Go to last post
  25. New Heater

    Just got the bad news that my burner trays are rotted and its 900+ to fix. Might be time to replace my 8 yr old Raypak. Any suggestions for a new top...

    Started by mahopool‎, 04-30-2014 05:18 PM
    equipment, heaters, sticky
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    06-24-2014 11:32 PM Go to last post
  26. faint smell of gas at equipment pad

    I have a 1-month old in-ground pool. I have been noticing faint smell of natural gas at the pad and my wife just independently reported same. I've...

    Started by rayzor1‎, 06-23-2014 12:01 AM
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    06-24-2014 01:20 PM Go to last post
  27. dual pool filters Sand then cartridge

    I was wondering if I could continue using my sand filter but add a cartridge filter after it to better the filtration rate. I have a 30000 pool with...

    Started by sampsonethan‎, 06-23-2014 01:37 PM
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    06-24-2014 11:50 AM Go to last post
  28. Check Valve Help!

    Hello All, So I put an inline chlorinator into my system last year-above ground 21 foot round pool. At the end of the season last year after only...

    Started by TazJMT‎, 06-20-2014 08:41 PM
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    06-23-2014 09:08 PM Go to last post
  29. New filter with Zeolite

    Just installed new filter with Zeolite instead of sand. Backwashed many times per instructions. But pool doesn't seem to be clearing up as fast as in...

    Started by larry52‎, 06-22-2014 05:41 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-23-2014 07:08 PM Go to last post
  30. Change fixture in a small niche. Is there a way to replace the wire and how do I seal

    I have already figured I need to lower the water level. My pool guy did not even give me enough wire to get the fixture out of the water. Can...

    Started by Canar‎, 06-22-2014 10:22 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-23-2014 06:58 PM Go to last post

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