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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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. $100 diff. tween 12 and 16 MIL solar blanket?

    We're choosing among clear covers -- thank you all very much for the advice. The price difference between a 12 MIL and a 16 MIL solar blanket ...

    Started by hsdancer‎, 04-16-2006 10:42 PM
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    04-17-2006 10:49 AM Go to last post
  2. "automatic" overflow plumbing

    I have an in-ground vinyl liner pool that needs some sort of plumbing arrangement to provide an overflow mechansim What i would like is to have the...

    Started by pocospic‎, 06-25-2011 11:25 AM
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    06-25-2011 11:25 AM Go to last post
  3. Smile "Frogger" System

    Bought a pool First of the month (May that is) and if does not stop raining I am going to scream....not installed yet..... On to the...

    Started by pkzmf‎, 06-02-2006 01:00 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-02-2006 01:22 PM Go to last post
  4. "Keeping Prime" questions

    I am sort of new to pool upkeep. Bought my current home w/ pool already in place. I helped maintain a pool at my frat house in college, which had a...

    Started by columbusdan‎, 05-24-2010 01:37 PM
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    05-24-2010 08:00 PM Go to last post
  5. "Orum" pump problems

    I have a old ORUM pump pool but can't find the website of that company, does someone can help me to find it, I need some parts # thanks

    Started by Sofimaz‎, 10-25-2011 01:52 PM
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    11-03-2011 11:11 PM Go to last post
  6. Question "pool keeper"- auto water filler

    Has anyone tried an automatic pool leveler or filler. I go out of town alot and want to purchase a good one. There is one called the Poolkeeper-...

    Started by ellry99‎, 07-29-2009 05:45 PM
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    07-29-2009 05:45 PM Go to last post
  7. (New User) Hayward 1 HP Super Pump no start

    I returned from Africa to a pump that will not start. It has power and is properly grounded. The impeller turns freely. The pump is 2 years old. I...

    Started by donjjr‎, 08-15-2011 10:11 AM
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    08-15-2011 10:37 PM Go to last post
  8. Question *** HELP! - Polaris Pool Cleaner Not Moving ***

    I have a Polaris 280 cleaner and it's not moving. There's a lot of leaves by the drain area, but I don't think that's the problem. The front wheel...

    Started by poolg‎, 06-22-2015 02:24 PM
    drain, polaris, pool cleaner, pump, sweep
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    06-22-2015 02:24 PM Go to last post
  9. 1 HP vs 1 1/2 HP

    My Pentair WhisperFlo 1HP pump for the cleaning system just froze up so time for a new one. The question I have is should I stick with the 1 HP or is...

    Started by Andybme‎, 07-01-2013 11:37 AM
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    07-01-2013 05:57 PM Go to last post
  10. 1 speed or 2 speed pump?

    I am purchasing my 1st AG pool (18x33). I am considering a Hayward 150 sq ft cartridge filter with a 1.5 hp pump or the same filter with a 1.5 hp 2...

    Started by max1580‎, 07-12-2014 11:07 PM
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    07-15-2014 11:21 AM Go to last post
  11. 1 speed to 2 speed what motor to get?

    Hi, Wanting to reduce energy costs, so I am looking to replace my AO Smith B2843 (2 HP, Y56 flange type CX) with a 2 speed pump. AO Smith says to...

    Started by jqgreen‎, 05-12-2011 06:27 PM
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    05-12-2011 06:27 PM Go to last post
  12. 1.5 HP pump on 19" filter

    Hi all! I have been reading information on pool filters / pumps, and now I have to ask.... I have an 18' AG pool with 52" walls. It has a 1.5 HP...

    Started by astargel‎, 06-09-2010 12:26 AM
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    06-09-2010 12:32 PM Go to last post
  13. 1.5hp motor on a 19" sand filter - will it cause damage? Would like some advice.

    Shortened question: Would I cause damage to my 19" sand filter if I used a 1.5hp pump on the unit for a couple of weeks? Lengthened explanation:...

    Started by ScottS‎, 04-13-2007 12:36 AM
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    04-14-2007 03:02 PM Go to last post
  14. 1/2 HP Pump will work well for almost any pool... LONG POST

    New guy here, and have been reading, and reading and reading all the GREAT info here. Looking at getting a AG pool for the first time, so I have...

    Started by John from Florida‎, 05-28-2006 03:26 PM
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    05-28-2006 07:19 PM Go to last post
  15. 14 Years

    That's how old my Hayward Navigator was when it started acting it's age... started missing a couple spots in the pool every night. I figure part of...

    Started by Phillbo‎, 06-24-2010 07:27 PM
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    06-28-2010 09:02 AM Go to last post
  16. 15 psi?

    Ok, so I finally attached my new (new to me -used 1 year previously) filter/pump. The filter is a hayward s180t and the pump is a hayward 1 hp. ...

    Started by purplegirl‎, 07-10-2010 01:14 PM
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    07-11-2010 07:45 AM Go to last post
  17. 15ft Round pool with 1.5hp pump

    Hi, I have a 15ft round pool 52" depth. I have a Doughboy Silica II filter(130lbs sand). I also have a Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5hp pump ... 70gpm). ...

    Started by Jpc2003‎, 07-09-2012 10:30 AM
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    05-12-2014 06:31 PM Go to last post
  18. 15x48 pool pump help

    Hi my pump is going out and am wanting too replace it my pool is an intex 15x48 above ground pool the pump im wanting to get says its for a 24' round...

    Started by cdawg‎, 08-06-2013 11:08 PM
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    08-11-2013 01:58 PM Go to last post
  19. Question 18x36 oval inground, need to heat and cover and clean

    OK. Had a pool growing up, tech seems to have changed a lot! Am in Massachusetts -- Boxborough to be specific. Pool is an inground 18x36...

    Started by acpatel‎, 06-22-2014 01:03 PM
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    06-23-2014 05:43 PM Go to last post
  20. 1st time pool owner...

    So, I just bought a house that has an inground pool and I am pretty much clueless on what does what on the pool. When we viewed the pool it had a...

    Started by sigtau150‎, 07-13-2014 03:58 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-23-2014 10:43 AM Go to last post
  21. Cool 2 1/2 hp pump ?

    I am getting a pool that comes with a 2 1/2 hp pump. Dual speed with low at 1/2 hp. My pool is a 33' by 52 inch. Filter is 26".I read on another post...

    Started by newtopools‎, 06-04-2006 04:55 PM
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    06-06-2006 12:13 PM Go to last post
  22. Question 2 filters better than one?

    I was thinking of hooking up a cartridge filter inline with my sand filter next year. I'm assuming I'd be right in hooking it up this way: Skimmer,...

    Started by gordyjamz‎, 08-18-2006 01:04 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-18-2006 12:01 PM Go to last post
  23. 2 Jandy Color Pool Lights/1 Color Spa Light not synced

    Hello Everyone, I have 2 Jandy color lights in the pool and 1 color light in the spa. The lights are not synced up..1st they weren't rotating at...

    Started by dc‎, 06-30-2006 08:12 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-01-2006 04:36 PM Go to last post
  24. 2 jets not working

    Any thoughts why 2 of my 6 jets are not blowing any air? I am running a 2HP pump that is dedicated to the jets. No blower. 4 of my jets work great...

    Started by mmcguire‎, 01-22-2007 05:52 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-25-2007 05:23 PM Go to last post
  25. 2 pumps in series used like a 2-speed pump

    Hi All, Great Information that this site provides. I am considering putting a 2nd pump in-line with my current pump. I currently have a 2hp pump...

    Started by ChadH‎, 05-20-2007 10:55 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-22-2007 11:07 AM Go to last post
  26. 2 questions from a newby

    1. Is the Jandy variable 2hp pump reliable and worth the extra money? 2. How does the forum feel about the Vanquish cleaning system?

    Started by sgband‎, 01-29-2012 12:56 PM
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    01-29-2012 04:51 PM Go to last post
  27. 2 questions suction side leak I guess, sure of now

    Well went out today to unscrew my drain plug on my challenger pool pump and the darn thing broke, some of the screw is still in hole I think. How...

    Started by Bowlin1969‎, 08-11-2013 12:09 PM
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    08-11-2013 12:09 PM Go to last post
  28. 2 Spd pump trips breaker in high spd only

    Hi All, Recently we had a brown out, all lights in house barely on. When power came back, the pool pump (1.5 hp 2 spd Magnetek Motor) trips...

    Started by posguy‎, 06-07-2006 07:51 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-07-2006 07:56 PM Go to last post
  29. 2 speed pool motor suggestions?

    I'm looking to replace my current motor with a 2 speed motor after reading all the postings. I've reviewed many of the websites people have...

    Started by jeffnye‎, 05-14-2006 03:18 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-14-2006 06:13 PM Go to last post
  30. Exclamation 2 speed pump or not? Also the great DE debate!

    I was wondering if you guys could weigh in on a pump question/concern. I did cross post this in the building forum as well. I talked with by PB them...

    Started by skamp‎, 02-20-2007 08:29 AM
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    03-01-2007 11:13 AM Go to last post

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