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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Pool Pump

    Can someone recommend a good above ground pool pump? I don’t 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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  8. 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
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Pentair IntelliFlo VSF Question

    I have programmed 5,6, and 7 to run a schedule. I don’t 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
  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. What to do about fiber-optic lights?

    The pool at the house I am renting appears to be configured for fiber optic lighting. There are three lights in-pool and two strands of perimeter...

    Started by Luciendar21‎, 08-03-2019 07:44 PM
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  24. Who makes the best Diverter Valve?... Jandy?, Pentair/ComPool? Etc.?

    Looking for opinions from those of you who might have extensive experience as to what company (CMP, Jandy, Waterway,and Pentair, etc.) makes the most...

    Started by oceanrider‎, 08-03-2019 03:32 PM
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  25. Whisperflo Motor Swap

    My Whisperflo 1 HP motor finally died after 15 years. The replacement VS pump will not be installed for another week. The summer sun is unforgiving...

    Started by Flipsonic‎, 08-03-2019 02:02 AM
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  26. I need help finding the right rubber gasket for my pool heater.

    The unions that connect the in and out piping to my water heater have flat rubber gaskets that they don't have at any of my local pool supply stores....

    Started by JohnASmith‎, 07-23-2019 02:50 PM
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  27. AG Solar Cover Reel Suggestions

    Hey all - Does anyone have any experience with solar cover reels? Do they work, hard/easy to turn, recommended model? I really want to continue...

    Started by stevetro1‎, 07-08-2019 04:55 PM
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  28. 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
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    06-12-2019 10:51 AM Go to last post
  29. LED color changing Light recommendations

    I am about to have pool resurface, and figured it is a good time to replace the original Incadescent light bulb, which is 13 years old. I want to...

    Started by Wraypau‎, 06-11-2019 09:26 PM
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  30. Bad solar sensor or bad main board?

    My Goldline/AquaLogic*controller recently started reporting “solar sensor short”. I disconnected*the sensor from the board, and the system reported...

    Started by cygnusecks‎, 05-28-2019 09:42 PM
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