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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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  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
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  1. Pump size question

    Hi all, My pool pump is going on 30 years old. This year the cover to the electrical hook up rusted away. The casing on the motor is pretty rusty...

    Started by beaverplt‎, 10-26-2021 03:33 PM
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  2. Need help with new Hayward pump

    SO i just bought a new Hayward Super pump 700. Had an electrician hook it up. It starts up at a normal high speed then kicks down to a slow speed,...

    Started by wgregww‎, 08-04-2021 08:31 PM
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    08-06-2021 05:22 PM Go to last post
  3. Replacing sand in filter??

    Hi, Recently I was talking with an acquaintance who also has an inground pool. She was telling me she had to replace the sand in her filter because...

    Started by beaverplt‎, 07-27-2021 02:57 PM
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  4. Whining

    Hi, I noticed this morning that my pump has become noticeably louder, and higher pitched; and I'm wondering if there's anything I can do,...

    Started by Shakushinnen‎, 06-22-2021 02:53 PM
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  5. Inline Chlorinator Install Question

    I am replacing my inline chlorinator (the cylinder type you drop tablets into.) My question is, because it must remain upright, when screwing in to...

    Started by Steveromo‎, 05-14-2021 07:42 PM
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    05-16-2021 03:01 PM Go to last post
  6. Why can't I find the proper replacement basket for my Jacuzzi J-VSP 250 pump?

    Help. I am trying to find the correct basket for my Jacuzzi pool pump. Everything I have found seems to have different dimensions. Is the Jacuzzi...

    Started by itybitybob‎, 05-07-2021 06:59 PM
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    05-07-2021 06:59 PM Go to last post
  7. Replacing TR 60 Sand Filter and Multi Port

    We are planning on replacing our 21 year old TR 60 Sand Filter this season along with the multi-Port. We have our pool covered for the winter. Plan...

    Started by Fiveattripp‎, 03-05-2021 01:48 PM
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  8. Looking for a new salt water filer. I currently have a 20 year old cracked Hayward D

    Looking for a new salt water filer. I currently have a 20 year old cracked Hayward DE. My pool is 13Kgal I know my Hayward DE was real good but...

    Started by skos007‎, 02-23-2021 03:50 PM
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  9. can you repair a maaco cover with gorilla tape?

    So all around the edges my maaco pool cover is wearing due to a lip, especially corners. Can I use waterproof gorilla patch & seal tape vs. buying...

    Started by wishIcould‎, 11-19-2020 10:59 PM
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  10. Advice on new pool pump

    #1 I have to replace my current pool pump, a Hayward 3400VSP, as the drive has went out again (2nd time) and I have already replaced 4 motors. The...

    Started by Wraypau‎, 08-23-2020 01:05 PM
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  11. Aftermarket pool pump motors

    I have a Hayward 3400VSP pool pump. I have went through 4 motors in last 6 years. I am unsure if a motor should only last this long, or if they are...

    Started by Wraypau‎, 08-18-2020 07:13 PM
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  12. Slatted Pool Covers In US?

    I'm in San Diego. Water evaporation is expensive. My water bill last year was $750 for 2 months I think I've cut it in half by doing bubble...

    Started by atkinson40‎, 08-17-2020 11:16 AM
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  13. In Spa mode only I'm pulling 20 psi. When I put pool and spa I'm pulling 30 psi

    Is this normal. In Spa mode only I'm pulling 20 psi. When I put pool and spa I'm pulling 30 psi

    Started by skos007‎, 07-17-2020 06:04 PM
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  14. Polaris does not come on

    Polaris Floor Cleaner does not come on in normal mode When I put it in service mode the motor does turn on but the Polaris never moves

    Started by skos007‎, 07-17-2020 06:04 PM
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  15. Pool Pump

    Can someone recommend a good above ground pool pump? I donít want to waste money and want a really good one. I have a 26ft round above ground and...

    Started by cdingess‎, 07-10-2020 03:20 PM
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  16. I Replaced The Ignitor In My Jandy Model LT-400-L

    The original was definately bad, measuring 0 ohms. I replaced it with a Laars kit and hooked everything back up. Still no ignition but the ignitor...

    Started by JohnASmith‎, 07-04-2020 08:26 PM
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    07-05-2020 06:07 PM Go to last post
  17. Impeller compatibility with replacement motor

    I have a K3475 STA-RITE C76-59P P4 SERIES TANK BODY. I replaced my pump motor (C48L2PA103A3) with this model ordered from Amazon:...

    Started by sks24‎, 06-23-2020 01:52 PM
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  18. Jandy LT400-L Pool Heater Igniter R0386900 Failed

    OEM is over $100. Are there any suitable aftermarket igniters available? I found an OEM on amindemoa.com for $35 but I suspects it's fishy. Thanks.

    Started by JohnASmith‎, 06-18-2020 06:11 PM
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  19. Red face What type of skimmer weir door / flap do I need?

    I can't get the skimmer weir door to stay, every time someone jumps in the pool making waves the door comes undone and floats out in the pool. I'm...

    Started by CandyMoss‎, 05-28-2020 02:21 AM
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  20. New house; switching from sand to DE?

    We moved into a new house this week that has a 24' round above ground pool that has been buried. The current system is a sand filter with a 3/4 HP...

    Started by Leehicks79‎, 04-29-2020 12:46 PM
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  21. PVC Compression Coupling develops major leak after 4 weeks

    I had to replace a PIA saltwater device by cutting it out between the adjoining 2" pvc pipes and replaced it with 2" pipe along with a PVC...

    Started by poolaris‎, 04-22-2020 12:19 AM
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  22. Pool Pressure down, air in pipes..help!

    Hello all - ok ..so Ive been on a mission to locate my trouble. Im getting a fairly good prime but a lot of air bubbles in the return jets &...

    Started by tommypenngotti‎, 04-21-2020 07:49 PM
    air in pool lines
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    04-21-2020 09:57 PM Go to last post
  23. which pool pump to replace Jandy 2HP variable speed plus

    Pool pump died after only 8 years in NJ... As all my Jandy equipment has early deaths. Any suggestions? I have a 40k salt water pool. Also costly...

    Started by wishIcould‎, 04-13-2020 05:55 PM
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  24. Rheem heat pump issue

    This year our heat pump seems to only be heating the water about 2 degrees in an 8 hour run cycle, it usually does better than this. The filter is...

    Started by mllwd2000‎, 03-23-2020 07:38 PM
    heat pump, heater
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  25. Pool Plumbing / Jandy Valve Question ?

    Hello Everyone, I need some assistance with my pool plumbing. The original installer of this pool placed the filter way too close to the fence,...

    Started by zooba72‎, 03-11-2020 04:40 PM
    filter, jandy, valves
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    03-11-2020 04:40 PM Go to last post
  26. Best Pool Cover Patch Kit?

    Hello- just curious if anyone has had lasting success with the adhesive patches vs using the patch/glue method? Whats best? Thanks!

    Started by tommypenngotti‎, 03-10-2020 04:36 PM
    patch, pool covers
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  27. Making new pump fit with old piping

    Hey, quick question regarding making my new pump fit in my existing space. My pump came with screw in unions, but the union plus the coupler adds 4...

    Started by TexasGolfer‎, 11-25-2019 03:15 PM
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  28. Pentair IntelliFlo VSF Question

    I have programmed 5,6, and 7 to run a schedule. I donít see the power draw on the display. I see PSI instead. I saw the power draw when running it on...

    Started by Flipsonic‎, 08-23-2019 11:33 AM
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    08-25-2019 03:09 PM Go to last post
  29. Pentair IntelliFlo VSF Recommendations

    Just installed yesterday as my 1 HP WhisperFlo finally died after 14 years. I'm new to the VSF pump but it doesn't seem so complicated after a few...

    Started by Flipsonic‎, 08-22-2019 02:12 PM
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  30. Flexible Plastic Hose Thoughts

    Looking for info about flexible corrugated hoses that connect skimmer / pump / eye. I need about 7ft. to connect and they seem to come in 6 or 9ft....

    Started by Steveromo‎, 08-16-2019 08:18 PM
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