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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 09:02 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 05:06 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 03:45 PM
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    05-29-2014 10:38 AM Go to last post
  1. 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 01:20 AM
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    09-14-2018 01:51 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 02:37 PM
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    09-08-2018 03:04 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 09:34 PM
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    08-28-2018 10:00 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 02:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-26-2018 11:37 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 02:45 PM
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    08-14-2018 04:58 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 01:22 PM
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    08-14-2018 06:35 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 11:24 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-07-2018 06:50 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 09:43 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-07-2018 12:04 PM Go to last post
  9. 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 05:07 PM
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    07-16-2018 07:23 PM Go to last post
  10. 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, 07-11-2018 11:57 PM
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    07-16-2018 04:10 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 11:44 AM
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  12. 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 07:44 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-12-2018 06:56 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 12:15 PM
    hum, pump, startup
    • Replies: 3
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    07-08-2018 11:59 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 03:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-28-2018 10:36 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 10:29 PM
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    06-23-2018 08:21 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 03:29 PM
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    06-22-2018 05:17 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 07:42 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-17-2018 04:56 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 11:50 AM
    epoxy, gorilla, leaks, tape
    • Replies: 3
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    06-16-2018 11:44 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 07:39 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-15-2018 10:29 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 03:47 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-13-2018 06:14 PM Go to last post
  21. 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 09:48 PM
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    06-12-2018 12:18 AM Go to last post
  22. hi all..newbie...sand filter issues

    I have a Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter with the multiport valve model SP0714T1. i found that water pours out of the backwash/discharge port when...

    Started by joetip‎, 06-11-2018 04:10 PM
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    06-11-2018 06:46 PM Go to last post
  23. Cool Help me buy my new pump

    Currently have a 1.5 Hayward but this season it just started getting loud and its overkill so pricey ro run. I have a 15x30 oval AG pool. I have a...

    Started by Saltysteve‎, 06-07-2018 02:36 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    06-10-2018 10:27 PM Go to last post
  24. Pentair DE Filter Issues

    I had DE blowing back into the pool through the returns while vacuuming. I removed the tank lid to find the air relief screen clogged and crushed as...

    Started by TheHomeGuru‎, 06-09-2018 10:52 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-09-2018 01:13 PM Go to last post
  25. Wood burning heated pool idea

    Anyone sell a product or have any ideas on how to do this? Are they not done in rural areas as often because its not worth the effort? I...

    Started by Saltysteve‎, 06-08-2018 11:31 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-08-2018 11:41 AM Go to last post
  26. Couple more sand filter questions.

    Picked up a used filter/pump setup. The pump appears to be the same (1hp) power as my old pump. The sand/filter container is significantly smaller....

    Started by bssage‎, 05-31-2018 02:04 PM
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    06-01-2018 07:39 AM Go to last post
  27. What causes damage to copper heat exchanger in pool heaters?

    Has anyone had any problems using a gas heater with a copper heat exchanger. I'm keeping the chemistry right (pH usually 7.4-7.8) and do not want to...

    Started by Steve_in_NC‎, 05-28-2018 11:22 PM
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    05-29-2018 06:17 AM Go to last post
  28. Solar Cover recomendations IG 18x36

    need to purchase replacement solar cover for our 18 X 36 IG. looking for recommendations for reputable web sites and thoughts on best one to buy....

    Started by kroberts04090‎, 05-27-2018 06:37 PM
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    05-28-2018 12:26 PM Go to last post
  29. Selecting the best sand filter media types?

    Getting ready to change my sand(silca) filter media. Any opinions on the different types of available materials I.E. Glass, Poly Balls etc . . . ? ...

    Started by bssage‎, 05-27-2018 09:32 AM
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    05-27-2018 04:44 PM Go to last post
  30. Replacing a 400k BTUH Minimax heater -- what's best?

    Hi, I am in Connecticut and I have/had a Purex Triton Minimax Plus 400 heater (Propane) for 15 years, it was a beast. My property got hit by a...

    Started by mpm32‎, 05-25-2018 10:10 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 344
    05-25-2018 06:11 PM Go to last post

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