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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 10:02 PM
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    06-23-2018 10:02 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: Pool Equipment & Operations

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

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-19-2018 06:06 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 04:45 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-29-2014 11:38 AM Go to last post
  1. Unhappy Help with Pump Filter system and skimmers

    Hi I just bought a house and it has a pool. I don't know anything about pools but I will be having a pool class tomorrow hopefully it's good. But I...

    Started by oscar‎, 07-21-2011 10:46 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-24-2011 11:25 AM Go to last post
  2. Sta-rite pool pump humming.

    Today in the heat (108 today), when I flicked the switch, my pool pump motor started humming for about 15 seconds then turned off. The switch for the...

    Started by MikeyG‎, 07-21-2011 07:21 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-24-2011 11:07 AM Go to last post
  3. cartridge filter advise vacuum to waste

    i have a hayward cc 1000 filter cartridge system for my 24 round above ground pool.i recently read an article advising putting a a line into the...

    Started by pberm1962‎, 07-23-2011 04:05 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-24-2011 10:36 AM Go to last post
  4. Question Dirt coming in through the return

    Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me out. I'm sure this has been answered before but as a newbie I'm not allowed to search threads. Anywho I...

    Started by PoolOwnerT‎, 07-16-2011 02:34 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-22-2011 09:16 AM Go to last post
  5. Main drain valve

    Besides draining, what other times do you open the main drain? Do you usually just use the skimmers for your intake?

    Started by samtex‎, 07-20-2011 02:33 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-21-2011 06:07 PM Go to last post
  6. Calculating energy savings & more using a variable-speed pump

    I've got a variable-speed 1.5H pump. It runs between 600rpm and 3450rpms. Right now, I run it a minimum of 8 hours a day @ 2750rpms -- about 80% of...

    Started by famousdavis‎, 07-21-2011 02:58 PM
    unanswered, variable speed pump
    • Replies: 0
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    07-21-2011 02:58 PM Go to last post
  7. fiberstars lights dont light up!!!!!

    Hello everybody, im trying to figure out and clean up my parents pool and came across our fiber optic lighting and cant seem to get it to work...

    Started by aldoglez511‎, 07-19-2011 01:51 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-21-2011 11:30 AM Go to last post
  8. Can an Aquabot Drive Motor A4510A Be Used In Place of an Aquabot Drive Motor A4510T?

    I have an Aquabot that Iím trying to repair and I have a question: can an Aquabot Storm Drive Motor A4510A be used in place of an Aquabot Turbo Drive...

    Started by mitachoo‎, 07-18-2011 10:32 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-20-2011 11:04 PM Go to last post
  9. Trying to replace o ring

    Hi, I have a pentair 2000 filter that needs new o-rings. I can't figure out how to remove the pieces in the casing to replace them. Does anyone...

    Started by Vykke50‎, 07-18-2011 03:58 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-20-2011 10:04 PM Go to last post
  10. Ozonator noise

    Hello everyone. I am one happy and stressed out owner of the new pool. I have a question about ozone generators. My problem is that ozone generator...

    Started by ovonick‎, 07-15-2011 01:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-20-2011 08:31 PM Go to last post
  11. Hayward Super Pump problem

    Hey guys, I'm new to the site. Thanks for taking the time to read. Over the weekend I replaced the motor on my Super Pump and went ahead and replaced...

    Started by raw23062‎, 07-11-2011 01:13 PM
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    07-20-2011 08:19 AM Go to last post
  12. new intex pool - how many hours should filter run daily?

    Thank You Pool Forum - I suspect that this question has been addressed in the forums, but wanted to submit my initial post - I really appreciate your...

    Started by springtunnel‎, 07-19-2011 11:26 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-19-2011 11:41 PM Go to last post
  13. pool autofill keeps filling, overage is drained

    Our autofill will not stop filling the pool with water. We have tried to adjust the float but that is not working. Any suggestions?

    Started by texaspool‎, 07-17-2011 01:00 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-19-2011 11:07 AM Go to last post
  14. Brand New Build, HELP!!

    Hello all. I just purchased a foreclosed home with a swamp (pool). I'm installing all new equipment from the ground up. The pool is kidney shaped,...

    Started by russ t‎, 07-16-2011 01:49 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-19-2011 10:50 AM Go to last post
  15. Possibly replacing sand filter...???

    As far as I can tell, my filter is about 15 years old and has never had the sand replaced. it is not working efficiently as I have to backwash weekly...

    Started by rdawggy‎, 07-18-2011 05:22 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-19-2011 01:36 AM Go to last post
  16. Using two heaters

    I currently have a small 10 x 20 kidney inground pool (10k gallons) with a spillover spa (800 gallons). I live in a hot dry climate and use a Coates...

    Started by beebepooler‎, 07-18-2011 11:54 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-19-2011 01:18 AM Go to last post
  17. How often shoud I replace sand in sand filter?

    I just registered and the welcome email told me to ask a question. So this is a lingering question that I have never resolved. My pool store told...

    Started by mikef‎, 07-18-2011 11:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-18-2011 11:41 PM Go to last post
  18. Inground pool light question

    I have my pool light out of its niche right now because it was filled with water and would trip the breaker. I need a new gasket for it. I have a...

    Started by waldreps‎, 07-05-2011 10:56 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-18-2011 05:14 PM Go to last post
  19. New Pool Owner/Pool Cover Reel Recommendations

    Does anyone have any recommendations on the brand/style of pool cover reels are the best or should we try to make our own? Thanks for the help!

    Started by ntaulbee‎, 07-17-2011 07:03 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-18-2011 04:18 PM Go to last post
  20. Should I cover AGP each night?

    Should I be covering our Intex Easy Set pool each night, and leaving it covered when not in use? I did this initially, but after the first week or...

    Started by vaubach‎, 07-13-2011 12:24 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-17-2011 02:53 PM Go to last post
  21. Question Old SP-711 pressure problem

    In the process of opening my pool to the worst algae in 7 seasons, I let my pressure get away from me a few times. I wanted to let the pump run all...

    Started by shadowman‎, 05-14-2011 12:47 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-17-2011 09:28 AM Go to last post
  22. Buying new filter system, need advice

    Hi all, We have been using a DE filter system for the last 8 years and have been very unhappy with it. The filter body blew out yesterday (over...

    Started by Halfdone‎, 07-08-2011 03:59 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-16-2011 11:45 AM Go to last post
  23. My 1st pool- pump issue

    Just bought a foreclosure with a badly neglected in-ground fiberglass pool. Step one was repairing the break on side that has started to fold in....

    Started by oldkingcole‎, 07-08-2011 12:16 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-15-2011 10:27 PM Go to last post
  24. Digital pump timer recommendations

    Hi all, I'm looking to add a timer to our new pool setup and have seen the Intermatic mechanical ones, but I'm thinking digital. Saw the Intermatic...

    Started by 4pkross‎, 07-13-2011 01:50 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-15-2011 09:22 AM Go to last post
  25. Pump motor not starting - no buzz, nothing.

    Went to start the pool pump when there was a break in the rain this afternoon, got nothing. Pump or motor has been making noise for a while (pool...

    Started by DistantHorizon‎, 07-03-2011 10:48 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-15-2011 08:18 AM Go to last post
  26. Solar blanket roller?

    Hello everyone. I have a 15x26 oval above ground pool. I want to use a roller to make putting the solar blanket off and on easier. Does anyone...

    Started by Mr.Mooks‎, 06-27-2011 10:09 AM
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    07-15-2011 04:37 AM Go to last post
  27. Question sand last how long?

    I'm getting a very small amount in the middle. Cool web site alot of info!

    Started by 8510c4‎, 06-11-2011 01:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-15-2011 12:41 AM Go to last post
  28. Pump recommendation

    I'm considering replacing my current pump to reduce energy consumption costs and hoping to significantly reduce noise. I've got 22k gallon IG pool...

    Started by cmcq‎, 07-13-2011 03:43 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-14-2011 09:39 PM Go to last post
  29. pool automation

    I have been maintainig my own pool for a number of years. I am looking for advice as to how to make it more energy efficient. 20,000 gallon pool...

    Started by agtatt‎, 07-11-2011 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-14-2011 09:28 PM Go to last post
  30. whisperflo pump running hot

    my pump takes several minutes to pull water and when it finally does it runs very hot, much hotter than it has previously. it has not stopped on me...

    Started by klewando‎, 07-13-2011 03:40 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 9,213
    07-14-2011 11:29 AM Go to last post

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