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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. 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, Today 01:50 PM
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  2. 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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  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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    06-12-2019 09:51 AM Go to last post
  4. 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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    06-11-2019 08:26 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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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    05-01-2019 01:46 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    09-27-2018 10:44 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    08-14-2018 04:58 PM Go to last post
  26. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    08-14-2018 06:35 AM Go to last post
  27. 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
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    08-07-2018 06:50 PM Go to last post
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    07-16-2018 04:10 PM Go to last post

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