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    New pool owner...understanding pump and filter (Hayward power-flo matrix pump)

    I just had an above ground 21 foot round pool installed. Does anyone have the Hayward power-flo matrix pump and xtreme filter? The instructions say to turn the filter knob counter clockwise before turning on the pump then clockwise after pump is on and water is flowing. Are you able to run it on a timer? If so can you recommend a timer? Also, my chlorine tablets say to put in floating chlorinator or directly into skimmer but on the skimmer it says not to add chemicals in to skimmer only into pool. Can I put the tablets directly into pool? Or do I need a floating chlorinattor? Thanks you can tell I'm new at this.

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    Re: New pool owner...understanding pump and filter (Hayward power-flo matrix pump)

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the new pool.

    Yes, you will need to use a floater for the pucks. Read this to get you started on water maintenance, Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    Is your pump 110v? Plugged in or hard wired? Hard wired needs an Intermatic time clock. Sorry, can't help with the filter instructions.
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    Re: New pool owner...understanding pump and filter (Hayward power-flo matrix pump)

    Can't help you with the filter questions, but get rid of your tablets and adopt the Trouble Free Pool Care Method (Pool School - What is TFPC?). When I became the owner of a pool 2 years ago I did not and have paid for it significantly. I just adopted it this year and already feel like I have better control over my pool and hope my cost of care will go down without trekking to the pool store to buy chemicals other than muriatic acid.
    28,000 gallon in-ground freeform plaster pool with attached built-in spa
    Sta-Rite DuraGlass single speed 1HP pump - P2RA5E (Age Unknown)
    Pentair Tagelus 60d ClearPro sand filter (May 2016)
    Polaris PB4-60 booster pump (June 2014) for Polaris 280 (Age Unknown)
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