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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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  1. 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 10:33 AM
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    08-25-2019 02:09 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 01:12 PM
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    08-22-2019 01:12 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 07:18 PM
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  4. 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 06:44 PM
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  5. 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 02:32 PM
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  6. 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 01:02 AM
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  7. 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 01:50 PM
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  8. 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 03:55 PM
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  9. 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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    06-12-2019 09:51 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 08:26 PM
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  11. 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 08:42 PM
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  12. Older Triton TR60 parts

    Hi all, It's finally stopped raining here in Wisconsin. Well, at least for today. I opened my pool this week and have a problem with the drain valve...

    Started by beaverplt‎, 05-23-2019 03:38 PM
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  13. Which Salt system for a 40k gallon pool

    I have a k 38k gallon pool and i think it's time to replace my jandy nature2 (we don't use the metals side) with a new salt system. You say to double...

    Started by wishIcould‎, 05-20-2019 06:25 PM
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    05-20-2019 09:59 PM Go to last post
  14. Basin Drain on Infinity edge pool

    I have an infinity edge pool and the water is not returning to the pool from the basin. The basin has an auto fill and is filled to the proper...

    Started by donfranko‎, 05-02-2019 09:34 AM
    basin, drain, infinity edge
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    05-06-2019 01:47 PM Go to last post
  15. Exclamation Backwash Valve STUCK

    Pentair backwash valve "push-pull", 2" pvc. 3 yrs old. Plunger well and truly stuck closed. Cannot twist or pull it. Lubricated O-rings at end of...

    Started by pspercy‎, 05-01-2019 01:23 PM
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  16. Auqua Pro pool pump not working

    I have an 1.25hp Aqua Pro variable speed pool pump with an Impower speed selection switch on it. the pump is about 5 years old and has worked fine...

    Started by mllwd2000‎, 04-27-2019 03:50 PM
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    04-30-2019 08:05 AM Go to last post
  17. Electrical Help Needed for Hayward Super Pump Dual Speed

    Need help with Electrical Diagrams on how to wire a new Hayward Super Pump 1.5HP 230V with Hi-Lo Switch Attached. It's replacing an existing Dual...

    Started by JJNMRSDAD‎, 04-20-2019 05:45 PM
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    04-22-2019 09:10 AM Go to last post
  18. 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, 11-15-2018 11:09 PM
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    11-22-2018 10:45 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 07:23 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-08-2018 10:15 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 03:32 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-23-2018 11:06 PM Go to last post
  21. 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 01:28 PM
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    10-19-2018 08:06 PM Go to last post
  22. 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
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    09-30-2018 08:17 PM Go to last post
  23. 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 08:59 AM
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    09-30-2018 08:14 PM Go to last post
  24. 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 09:07 AM
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    09-27-2018 10:44 PM Go to last post
  25. 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 10:05 PM
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    09-26-2018 11:10 PM Go to last post
  26. 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 09:00 PM
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    09-24-2018 12:19 PM Go to last post
  27. 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 03:20 PM
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    09-24-2018 11:47 AM Go to last post
  28. 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
  29. 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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  30. 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

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