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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Finding and Fixing Suction Leaks

    People know that leaks on the pressure side (downstream of the pump) leak water OUT, but often are confused by the fact that suction leaks usually...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-20-2014 08:16 AM
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    06-20-2014 08:16 AM Go to last post
  2. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: White cover on solar blanket

    I was just thinking a few minutes ago when I was out on my pool deck. We have been discussing with several members in the past few weeks about using...

    Started by Watermom‎, 05-31-2014 01:16 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning your Cartridge Filter without Damaging It!

    How NOT to *use* a cartridge filter Do NOT use DE filter powder to boost performance -- it can damage the filter fabric. If you use DE filter...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 07-17-2012 11:48 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-07-2013 03:53 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: cleaning a DE filter?

    hello ,in my book for my Hayward EC65A De filter it says if the pressure rises more than 10 lbs. in a 24 hour period, that you should do a cleaning...

    Started by packerfan‎, 08-16-2009 02:05 PM
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    de filter, sticky
    • Replies: 16
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    06-20-2013 09:28 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Above Ground Pool Solar Cover Reel

    We are new owners of a 21' AG Pool; now, we wish to explore what systems others use to remove/install their solar cover on a daily basis. Thanks!

    Started by lwaldrep‎, 05-27-2013 03:24 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-02-2013 05:58 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Adding DE to sand filter

    NOTE: I've moved this thread to this forum so that there is an easy access to adding DE to Sand filters. It's not a PERFECT thread on "how-to" but...

    Started by The Raddish‎, 07-05-2006 11:26 AM
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    06-04-2008 04:36 PM Go to last post
  1. Help...Sand Filter leaking

    A little concerned about our large sand filter. A very small amount of water seems to be seeping through the fiberglass at the top of the filter. I...

    Started by Fiveattripp‎, 04-17-2017 08:59 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-19-2017 11:45 AM Go to last post
  2. Air in the system

    Hello all and welcome to another season. My pump runs for about 6 hours in the morning and then shuts off. When it first kicks on in the morning...

    Started by Phillbo‎, 04-16-2017 02:08 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-19-2017 05:37 AM Go to last post
  3. Pentair check valve/divertor

    Does anyone have a suggestion for a temporary solution to stop a damaged check valve/ divertor from leaking? Lost about a foot of water last night...

    Started by donfranko‎, 03-18-2017 11:01 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-16-2017 06:21 PM Go to last post
  4. what gauge of liner and how to stop ants

    So ive been complaining about a leak for the last 3 years or more. I finally discovered it was tiny holes in the bottom egde of pool. Where the...

    Started by leena‎, 04-13-2017 04:32 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-16-2017 06:19 PM Go to last post
  5. Ozone or chlorine-above ground pool in FL

    I am SO confused! Which one is the best AND easiest? Need to make up my mind so I can buy the pool. I have everything else picked out. THANKS...

    Started by kimkats000‎, 06-30-2012 09:08 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-25-2017 11:17 PM Go to last post
  6. Pop up replacement: QucikClean#3(and tool) source?

    Helping a friend fix a few things with their Shasta pool(phoenix), several of the pop ups are broken and we have been told they are QuickClean #3 ....

    Started by BND‎, 03-21-2017 12:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-23-2017 03:03 PM Go to last post
  7. What kind of eyeball return jet is this?

    I need to replace some broken eyeball return jets in my pool, but I'm confused about one of them as it's not a regular threaded eyeball, but it's...

    Started by CandyMoss‎, 03-11-2017 07:04 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-16-2017 12:15 AM Go to last post
  8. Need new pump. Buy seals too? Quick response needed!

    My 10 year old Hayward Superpump is sounding like its on its last leg so I plan on replacing it ASAP before it dies. Last year I replaced the seals...

    Started by JimK‎, 06-19-2013 08:20 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-10-2017 09:33 PM Go to last post
  9. types of thermistors in water temperature sensors, and possible failure modes

    Hi, one of my solar controllers started acting up and I am trying to isolate the problem. I measured the resistance of the sensor in the return...

    Started by semenzato‎, 03-04-2017 11:01 PM
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    03-04-2017 11:01 PM Go to last post
  10. Help - pump running, flow runs dry

    If I fill pump well full of water, for several minutes, it bubbles and fills up, close lid cut on pump, it starts prime sequence, sucks all water out...

    Started by Wraypau‎, 02-05-2017 09:14 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-07-2017 02:19 PM Go to last post
  11. Question Pump not pulling in water to strainer basket (clogged pipe?). Pump is okay.

    I am having an unusual problem. My pump is not filling with water (the strainer basket is empty). This is a 1 HP Whisperflow on 20K in-ground pool....

    Started by CountryBumkin‎, 01-09-2017 08:34 AM
    clogged line, pump failure, pump suction
    • Replies: 3
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    01-15-2017 01:58 AM Go to last post
  12. Motor Square Flange Stuck to Pump Housing Seal Plate

    I'm trying to replace the bearings in my Century B2982 motor, but I cannot separate the motor flange from the pump housing's seal plate. The pump is...

    Started by vgg659‎, 10-08-2016 12:50 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-29-2016 03:32 PM Go to last post
  13. Lite2 pump button won't start pump

    First, I love this forum and am so glad it's still around. It is my first source for help/information about my pool. I can't find a question/answer...

    Started by grpools‎, 10-28-2016 03:24 PM
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    10-28-2016 03:24 PM Go to last post
  14. Pump Motor Capacitor

    Our in-ground pool pump (Hayward Super 2) would not start this morning - the switch turned on, it hummed for several seconds, and then shut off. I...

    Started by matthewnadeau‎, 10-22-2016 06:05 PM
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    10-22-2016 06:05 PM Go to last post
  15. Question Polaris Wall Hook-Up is Draining Pool

    We have never had this problem. We recently got a new Hayward pump. We replaced the wall hook-up as the other one broke. We are now having our...

    Started by crandies‎, 10-18-2016 08:47 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    10-18-2016 08:47 PM Go to last post
  16. Liner leaking what to do?

    Have a water loss of 1" 24 hours due to liner leak. Plumbing tested and other opening areas tested with dye. Had a diver replace the hydrostatic...

    Started by essikr‎, 09-24-2016 09:40 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-25-2016 10:39 AM Go to last post
  17. pool leak?

    I have an inground pool 18 x 32 with steps. I done the Pool bucket test. It stays the same when the pool is off. When I turn it on I lose about 1/2...

    Started by phillipjko‎, 09-07-2016 07:03 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-08-2016 11:16 AM Go to last post
  18. Hayward Power Flo Matrix power switch wiring

    Been a while since I have needed help with my pool, things were going good for the past couple of years until now... Having issues with my pump and...

    Started by sunlove‎, 09-03-2016 11:44 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    09-03-2016 11:44 AM Go to last post
  19. Question DE Filter - Grid has Ripped

    We have a Jandy DEL60 Filter. Several of our grids have tears in them. We have replaced all the large grids, but have to wait another week for the...

    Started by applepar‎, 08-27-2016 03:04 PM
    de filter, grids, ripped grid
    • Replies: 2
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    08-29-2016 05:19 PM Go to last post
  20. Air coming in?

    Long time since I've been here but that's (mostly) because I've had no issues for years. Now all of a sudden I'm getting a tremendous amount of...

    Started by mkelley‎, 08-20-2016 05:32 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,073
    08-24-2016 10:34 PM Go to last post

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