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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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    05-29-2014 11:38 AM Go to last post
  1. Hi! New user here with Ecostar problem.

    Sooo. I purchased a Haywood ecostar sp3400vsp from some fella on offerup for 20$.. I figuresd its worth the risk of 20 bucks. he said he didnt think...

    Started by cmwmobile‎, 11-16-2018 12:09 AM
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    11-22-2018 11:45 PM Go to last post
  2. Custom Design security cover

    Our pool salesman stated that there is a company that makes Custom Designed security covers for much cheaper than what his pool company sells them...

    Started by Fallenstar01‎, 10-31-2018 08:23 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-08-2018 11:15 PM Go to last post
  3. Color LED Light Replacement

    I am considering replacing my 12V incandescent light with a color LED. I am considering the Pentair IntelliBrite 5g, but would consider any other...

    Started by vgg659‎, 10-23-2018 04:32 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-24-2018 12:06 AM Go to last post
  4. Ortega Valve Replaement Option

    I have a 3-way , 2" Ortega valve that's always hard to turn, always needs maintenance. Is there another type of valve that I could use to replace...

    Started by tdwyer‎, 10-19-2018 02:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-19-2018 09:06 PM Go to last post
  5. Pump hum and delayed start

    Hello, folks! I have a Hayward 2.0 HP Superpump for my 25,000 gallon in-ground pool. I have noticed that lately, when the pump first turns on for...

    Started by Jodester‎, 07-06-2018 01:15 PM
    hum, pump, startup
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    09-30-2018 09:17 PM Go to last post
  6. Overdrain Cup/Basket In Sand Filter

    What's the purpose of an overdrain cup and basket/strainer in my American Meteor sand filter? See attachements - parts 9 (cup), 10 (basket), and...

    Started by vgg659‎, 09-30-2018 09:59 AM
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    09-30-2018 09:14 PM Go to last post
  7. Pump motor hums but capacitor OK and impeller spins freely

    I have a Hayward Super Pump with AO Smith 1hp motor. Had a problem at the beginning of the season where it just hummed but wouldn't start, so I...

    Started by MarkfromMA‎, 09-23-2018 10:07 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-27-2018 11:44 PM Go to last post
  8. How to Keep Pool Water Cooler

    Can you advise of what I can use to actually keep the pool water cooler in summer while still cutting evaporation and chemical loss?

    Started by Anthonyallen‎, 09-21-2018 11:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-27-2018 12:10 AM Go to last post
  9. Question Pac Fab superflow 50 sand filter

    Hi, I've recently changed sand in my filter guided by a video I found on Youtube. It said to fill tank with water prior to adding the new sand to...

    Started by Jonnygirl‎, 09-21-2018 10:00 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-24-2018 01:19 PM Go to last post
  10. temporarily replacing a 3/4 HP pump with a 1.5 HP pump

    I have a 15x30x4 oval above ground pool,3/4 hp Hayward pump,my motor quit this weekend before winterization,my buddy has a Hayward sp4010x15 pump it...

    Started by ammot‎, 09-20-2018 04:20 PM
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    09-24-2018 12:47 PM Go to last post
  11. Minimum RPM for Pentair 3050 for popup in-floor cleaning and to prevent freezing

    Sorry, multi part question. I live in Las Vegas and it does get cold around here. Anyways, I just had a pool built and now the neighbor is...

    Started by wkndplyr‎, 09-04-2018 02:20 AM
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    09-14-2018 02:51 PM Go to last post
  12. How do folks backwash?

    I'm wondering how all of you backwash your filters, what kind of methods you use. I have to backwash pretty often - though my neighbor, who also...

    Started by SL Dan‎, 08-02-2018 03:37 PM
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    09-08-2018 04:04 PM Go to last post
  13. pump problems- LOW FLOW & BUBBLES

    I recently bought a dual speed pump, 1 HP for a 18' round above ground...to work with a Hayward Perplex DE filter My problem is.... Originally...

    Started by mpoland33‎, 08-27-2018 10:34 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-28-2018 11:00 PM Go to last post
  14. Convert Pressure Side Pool Cleaner to Suction Side Cleaner

    I would like to change my Polaris pressure side pool cleaner to a Hayward vacuum side cleaner. Pool is screened; no leaf problem. Main pool pump...

    Started by Earnie500‎, 08-20-2018 03:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-26-2018 12:37 PM Go to last post
  15. Pentair SMBW 2060 DE filter leaking out backwash line

    Hey Ben, You helped me many years ago as I was building and starting my pool. I guess now I’m having ‘old pool’ problems as the pool is now 16...

    Started by Cadudeman‎, 08-11-2018 03:45 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-14-2018 05:58 PM Go to last post
  16. throttling pump flow

    I'm trying to fix a leak in my pool, 10,000 gallons, the suggestion from the manufacturer of "fix a leak" is to slow down the flow to 8 gallons per...

    Started by glassified‎, 08-11-2018 02:22 PM
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    08-14-2018 07:35 AM Go to last post
  17. Air Release for Aqua Pro 24 Sand Filter

    New pool owner here (well, renter technically). The landlord started the process of opening the pool but has handed it off to me to complete....

    Started by Luciendar21‎, 08-07-2018 12:24 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-07-2018 07:50 PM Go to last post
  18. Dirt coming through the returns

    Hello all, I've had an issue all season with dirt coming back in though my returns. It's actually too heavy for my vacuum to pick up so I have to...

    Started by Jonb127‎, 08-07-2018 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-07-2018 01:04 PM Go to last post
  19. Question Old Motor Seized Need New Pump

    Sooo.... come back from vacation and my most recent pump seized. I need a new pump. Would appreciate any recommendation! The whole system is 30...

    Started by dlong‎, 07-15-2018 06:07 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-16-2018 08:23 PM Go to last post
  20. Longevity of heaters

    I've been calling around and getting some wildly different answers about the expected longevity of propane (no gas out here) and solar heaters. One...

    Started by Whetstone613‎, 07-12-2018 12:57 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-16-2018 05:10 PM Go to last post
  21. Upgrade recommendations for replacing 14" Intex sand filter combo?

    My 14" Intex sand filter is beginning to spit sand into the pool. I don't really want to just repair or replace it with another Intex, so I'm...

    Started by Pappy‎, 05-28-2018 12:44 PM
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    07-15-2018 09:24 PM Go to last post
  22. Compool Solar Diverter Question

    Hello all. I searched the forum for an answer to the following and came up blank. I have an older Compool system that includes a 3-way diverter...

    Started by kcheves‎, 07-01-2018 08:44 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-12-2018 07:56 AM Go to last post
  23. First Time AG Heater Shopper

    Hey guys - Can't wait to hear some great advice in these forums. If this first post should be placed elsewhere just let me know. I'm finally...

    Started by stevetro1‎, 06-28-2018 04:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-28-2018 11:36 PM Go to last post
  24. Internal filter piping hole

    I have a Hayward C3030 filter housing and on the pvc 90 fitting at the bottom there is about an 1/8 hole in the side of the fitting. If you are...

    Started by Texastom10‎, 06-22-2018 11:29 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-23-2018 09:21 AM Go to last post
  25. Can't get Jandy heater pilot to light

    Hi, I'm new here. I have a Jandy pool heater and, can't get the pilot to light. I've replaced the pilot, thermal coupler, and pilot tubing. I'm...

    Started by Bruticusmaximus‎, 06-22-2018 04:29 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-22-2018 06:17 PM Go to last post
  26. Question Re: Disassembly of Hayward EC-40 Filter to Replace Check Valve

    How does this valve come out? From inside the pump? And what tabs do you squeeze, bend, push on, etc, etc to remove the cuff that the check valve...

    Started by hotajax‎, 06-16-2018 08:42 AM
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    06-17-2018 05:56 PM Go to last post
  27. Epoxy, Tapes, Glues: What Stops Leaks in Flex Pipe?

    I have 2" flex pipe coming out of the ground from the pool drain. Flex pipe is that hard black plastic stuff that is a bit flexible, but when...

    Started by hotajax‎, 06-15-2018 12:50 PM
    epoxy, gorilla, leaks, tape
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    06-16-2018 12:44 PM Go to last post
  28. Water return tapers off to nothing w/ FNS 48 DE filter

    Inground 15k gallons pool. Nautilus FNS 48 DE filter, with cellulose fiber The problem, what I have observed and what I have done so far.... ...

    Started by jay11‎, 06-15-2018 08:39 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-15-2018 11:29 PM Go to last post
  29. How to measure sand that is still in filter

    I have read Ben talking about blowing sand out during backwashing, and that you can throttle an oversized pump down with a valve, which I have done....

    Started by swimdaddy‎, 06-08-2018 04:47 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-13-2018 07:14 PM Go to last post
  30. Back wash

    I have an above ground pool with a sand filter, I noticed that when on “filter” setting that there is water coming from the “backwash” valve outlet...

    Started by Barry J‎, 06-11-2018 10:48 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 466
    06-12-2018 01:18 AM Go to last post

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