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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Finding and Fixing Suction Leaks

    People know that leaks on the pressure side (downstream of the pump) leak water OUT, but often are confused by the fact that suction leaks usually...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-20-2014 09:16 AM
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    06-20-2014 09:16 AM Go to last post
  2. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: White cover on solar blanket

    I was just thinking a few minutes ago when I was out on my pool deck. We have been discussing with several members in the past few weeks about using...

    Started by Watermom‎, 05-31-2014 02:16 PM
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    05-31-2014 02:16 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning your Cartridge Filter without Damaging It!

    How NOT to *use* a cartridge filter Do NOT use DE filter powder to boost performance -- it can damage the filter fabric. If you use DE filter...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 07-18-2012 12:48 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-07-2013 04:53 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: cleaning a DE filter?

    hello ,in my book for my Hayward EC65A De filter it says if the pressure rises more than 10 lbs. in a 24 hour period, that you should do a cleaning...

    Started by packerfan‎, 08-16-2009 03:05 PM
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    de filter, sticky
    • Replies: 16
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    06-20-2013 10:28 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Above Ground Pool Solar Cover Reel

    We are new owners of a 21' AG Pool; now, we wish to explore what systems others use to remove/install their solar cover on a daily basis. Thanks!

    Started by lwaldrep‎, 05-27-2013 04:24 PM
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    06-02-2013 06:58 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Adding DE to sand filter

    NOTE: I've moved this thread to this forum so that there is an easy access to adding DE to Sand filters. It's not a PERFECT thread on "how-to" but...

    Started by The Raddish‎, 07-05-2006 12:26 PM
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    06-04-2008 05:36 PM Go to last post
  1. Wink Hand me down pump comparison/question..

    Hi, Upon trying to startup my pool this year, I found my pump was seized up. It was leaking a bit at the shaft seal for a bit so I guess it...

    Started by mastamoon‎, 06-26-2017 11:50 AM
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    06-28-2017 10:51 AM Go to last post
  2. No suction at skimmer (kinda long)

    Hello. First let me say I'm NO pool guy by any stretch, up until 4 years ago when we purchased this house I had never had any experience with...

    Started by JenniferC‎, 06-18-2017 02:08 PM
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    06-27-2017 11:48 PM Go to last post
  3. Spa Light Replacement

    I have a Hayward Spa Light (Housing = SP-601, Fixture = SP-529HSL) that requires a bulb change every 1 or 2 years and I wanted to check if there was...

    Started by matthewnadeau‎, 03-28-2016 06:39 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-23-2017 07:58 PM Go to last post
  4. Evaporation

    I though I had a leak so I did the bucket test and it's all evaporation. We are in the middle of a heat wave here in Arizona (119* yesterday) with...

    Started by Phillbo‎, 06-21-2017 01:07 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-22-2017 03:59 PM Go to last post
  5. Jandy VS PlusHP

    I am looking to replace my Jandy PHPM1.5 pump ( rebuilt and is acting up again ) with a variable speed pump to save on electricity costs. Jandy VS...

    Started by CJDahl‎, 06-04-2017 04:16 PM
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    06-04-2017 04:16 PM Go to last post
  6. types of thermistors in water temperature sensors, and possible failure modes

    Hi, one of my solar controllers started acting up and I am trying to isolate the problem. I measured the resistance of the sensor in the return...

    Started by semenzato‎, 03-05-2017 12:01 AM
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    06-03-2017 08:33 PM Go to last post
  7. what gauge of liner and how to stop ants

    So ive been complaining about a leak for the last 3 years or more. I finally discovered it was tiny holes in the bottom egde of pool. Where the...

    Started by leena‎, 04-13-2017 05:32 PM
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    05-28-2017 09:09 PM Go to last post
  8. Hayward ECommand 4 Clock Issues

    I have a Hayward ECommand 4 control system on my in-ground pool. Recently the clock has not kept proper time. Does anyone know if there is a battery...

    Started by stuckpipe‎, 05-18-2017 05:15 PM
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    05-18-2017 05:15 PM Go to last post
  9. Air in the system

    Hello all and welcome to another season. My pump runs for about 6 hours in the morning and then shuts off. When it first kicks on in the morning...

    Started by Phillbo‎, 04-16-2017 03:08 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-25-2017 04:25 PM Go to last post
  10. Help...Sand Filter leaking

    A little concerned about our large sand filter. A very small amount of water seems to be seeping through the fiberglass at the top of the filter. I...

    Started by Fiveattripp‎, 04-17-2017 09:59 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-19-2017 12:45 PM Go to last post
  11. Pentair check valve/divertor

    Does anyone have a suggestion for a temporary solution to stop a damaged check valve/ divertor from leaking? Lost about a foot of water last night...

    Started by donfranko‎, 03-18-2017 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-16-2017 07:21 PM Go to last post
  12. Ozone or chlorine-above ground pool in FL

    I am SO confused! Which one is the best AND easiest? Need to make up my mind so I can buy the pool. I have everything else picked out. THANKS...

    Started by kimkats000‎, 06-30-2012 10:08 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-26-2017 12:17 AM Go to last post
  13. Pop up replacement: QucikClean#3(and tool) source?

    Helping a friend fix a few things with their Shasta pool(phoenix), several of the pop ups are broken and we have been told they are QuickClean #3 ....

    Started by BND‎, 03-21-2017 01:07 PM
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    03-23-2017 04:03 PM Go to last post
  14. What kind of eyeball return jet is this?

    I need to replace some broken eyeball return jets in my pool, but I'm confused about one of them as it's not a regular threaded eyeball, but it's...

    Started by CandyMoss‎, 03-11-2017 08:04 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-16-2017 01:15 AM Go to last post
  15. Need new pump. Buy seals too? Quick response needed!

    My 10 year old Hayward Superpump is sounding like its on its last leg so I plan on replacing it ASAP before it dies. Last year I replaced the seals...

    Started by JimK‎, 06-19-2013 09:20 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-10-2017 10:33 PM Go to last post
  16. Help - pump running, flow runs dry

    If I fill pump well full of water, for several minutes, it bubbles and fills up, close lid cut on pump, it starts prime sequence, sucks all water out...

    Started by Wraypau‎, 02-05-2017 10:14 PM
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    02-07-2017 03:19 PM Go to last post
  17. Question Pump not pulling in water to strainer basket (clogged pipe?). Pump is okay.

    I am having an unusual problem. My pump is not filling with water (the strainer basket is empty). This is a 1 HP Whisperflow on 20K in-ground pool....

    Started by CountryBumkin‎, 01-09-2017 09:34 AM
    clogged line, pump failure, pump suction
    • Replies: 3
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    01-15-2017 02:58 AM Go to last post
  18. Motor Square Flange Stuck to Pump Housing Seal Plate

    I'm trying to replace the bearings in my Century B2982 motor, but I cannot separate the motor flange from the pump housing's seal plate. The pump is...

    Started by vgg659‎, 10-08-2016 01:50 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-29-2016 04:32 PM Go to last post
  19. Lite2 pump button won't start pump

    First, I love this forum and am so glad it's still around. It is my first source for help/information about my pool. I can't find a question/answer...

    Started by grpools‎, 10-28-2016 04:24 PM
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    10-28-2016 04:24 PM Go to last post
  20. Pump Motor Capacitor

    Our in-ground pool pump (Hayward Super 2) would not start this morning - the switch turned on, it hummed for several seconds, and then shut off. I...

    Started by matthewnadeau‎, 10-22-2016 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,669
    10-22-2016 07:05 PM Go to last post

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