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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. Partial drain over two days?

    My pool pro says I need to drain half the water in my pool and refill with new water. Half the water is about 7,500 gallons. I don't want to run...

    Started by johninmartinez‎, 07-28-2022 04:51 PM
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    07-30-2022 03:32 PM Go to last post
  2. Why can't I find the proper replacement basket for my Jacuzzi J-VSP 250 pump?

    Help. I am trying to find the correct basket for my Jacuzzi pool pump. Everything I have found seems to have different dimensions. Is the Jacuzzi...

    Started by itybitybob‎, 05-07-2021 05:59 PM
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    07-01-2022 03:14 PM Go to last post
  3. Green Layer on Pool Floor (probably dead algae)

    Hello all. I cannot get rid of fine layer of what i think is dead algae on inground pool. About 25k gallons. Have a sta rite 3 sand filter....

    Started by fhorta‎, 05-19-2022 01:38 PM
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    06-08-2022 08:06 PM Go to last post
  4. Polaris 380 does not run correctly

    Polaris 380 does not run correctly With the booster pump on and (backup valve & Polaris disconnected from hose), I get low water pressure from...

    Started by skos007‎, 06-06-2022 12:34 PM
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    06-08-2022 08:00 PM Go to last post
  5. Repeat of cloudy water issue.

    Hi all, I've been dealing with a cloudy pool since I opened it last week. Usually with brushing, running the pool cleaner, getting the chemistry up...

    Started by beaverplt‎, 06-06-2022 06:34 PM
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  6. Hose size or leak

    Pool I have an above ground pool , just started up for the season. I have excessive back pressure coming thru skimmer after I shut off filter. A...

    Started by Barry J‎, 06-02-2022 09:54 AM
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  7. Hose size or leak

    Pool I have an above ground pool , just started up for the season. I have excessive back pressure coming thru skimmer after I shut off filter. A...

    Started by Barry J‎, 06-02-2022 05:12 AM
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    06-02-2022 05:12 AM Go to last post
  8. Jandy RS Battery Connection

    My 9V backup battery came disconnected from my Jandy RS PCB, and I can't see how to reconnect it. There is a small screw on the top of the terminal...

    Started by matthewnadeau‎, 05-28-2022 03:24 PM
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    05-28-2022 03:24 PM Go to last post
  9. Jacuzzi JCQ 420 cartridge filter replacement

    I purchased a Jacuzzi JCQ 420 pool filter and have found that the filter cartridges keep failing. I would like to purchase replacement cartridges...

    Started by itybitybob‎, 04-14-2022 06:20 PM
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  10. Pump size question

    Hi all, My pool pump is going on 30 years old. This year the cover to the electrical hook up rusted away. The casing on the motor is pretty rusty...

    Started by beaverplt‎, 10-26-2021 02:33 PM
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  11. Need help with new Hayward pump

    SO i just bought a new Hayward Super pump 700. Had an electrician hook it up. It starts up at a normal high speed then kicks down to a slow speed,...

    Started by wgregww‎, 08-04-2021 07:31 PM
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    08-06-2021 04:22 PM Go to last post
  12. Replacing sand in filter??

    Hi, Recently I was talking with an acquaintance who also has an inground pool. She was telling me she had to replace the sand in her filter because...

    Started by beaverplt‎, 07-27-2021 01:57 PM
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  13. Whining

    Hi, I noticed this morning that my pump has become noticeably louder, and higher pitched; and I'm wondering if there's anything I can do,...

    Started by Shakushinnen‎, 06-22-2021 01:53 PM
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    06-22-2021 01:53 PM Go to last post
  14. Inline Chlorinator Install Question

    I am replacing my inline chlorinator (the cylinder type you drop tablets into.) My question is, because it must remain upright, when screwing in to...

    Started by Steveromo‎, 05-14-2021 06:42 PM
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    05-16-2021 02:01 PM Go to last post
  15. Replacing TR 60 Sand Filter and Multi Port

    We are planning on replacing our 21 year old TR 60 Sand Filter this season along with the multi-Port. We have our pool covered for the winter. Plan...

    Started by Fiveattripp‎, 03-05-2021 12:48 PM
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  16. Looking for a new salt water filer. I currently have a 20 year old cracked Hayward D

    Looking for a new salt water filer. I currently have a 20 year old cracked Hayward DE. My pool is 13Kgal I know my Hayward DE was real good but...

    Started by skos007‎, 02-23-2021 02:50 PM
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  17. 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 09:59 PM
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  18. 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 12:05 PM
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  19. 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 06:13 PM
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    08-18-2020 06:13 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 10:16 AM
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  21. 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 05:04 PM
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    07-17-2020 05:04 PM Go to last post
  22. 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 05:04 PM
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  23. Pool Pump

    Can someone recommend a good above ground pool pump? I donít want to waste money and want a really good one. I have a 26ft round above ground and...

    Started by cdingess‎, 07-10-2020 02:20 PM
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  24. 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 07:26 PM
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    07-05-2020 05:07 PM Go to last post
  25. 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 12:52 PM
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  26. 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 05:11 PM
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  27. 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 01:21 AM
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  28. 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 11:46 AM
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  29. 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, 04-21-2020 11:19 PM
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  30. 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 06:49 PM
    air in pool lines
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    04-21-2020 08:57 PM Go to last post

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