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    New house: Pump and Filter questions

    I just purchased a home with a pool. While I have the chemistry down (thanks to this site) I'm finding I still have a few questions on the pump and filter I was hoping to get help on. Specifically:

    Pic 1: https://app.box.com/s/ynf46jb2da66u8ek4golf3pghlmpn5e3
    Pic 2 (close up):https://app.box.com/s/c9p7munr5grcru79cq92oyvjuuc11o6u

    The arrow points to a diverter valve which pumps the water to either filter A or B. Both use the same skimmer (there's only one), but return the water to the pool through a different return line. Why are there two filters and what is the purpose of the diverter valve?


    Pic 3: https://app.box.com/s/kzpaaklmz6klva9h3kvw3a1a070pw832

    This is right next to the pump and filter. The arrow points to a dial that I'm not sure the purpose of, but since the PVC pipe after it goes into the ground next to the pump I am assuming it's pool related. Any idea here?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated. Otherwise, I'm enjoying my pool so far!
    15k gallon in ground fiberglass, cartridge filter

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    Re: New house: Pump and Filter questions

    Welcome to the forum.

    That Jandy energy filter is supposed to be some kind of pre-filter who's purpose remains kinda' unclear to me. I would take out the cartridge and not use it.

    That's quite an installation you have. Does the mystery pipe go under the house? can you follow it?
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    Re: New house: Pump and Filter questions

    Thanks!

    I haven't been able to follow it yet since the crawlspace is covered with boxes, but plan on it shortly. It occurs to me it may be a shut off for the sprinklers as well.

    As for the Jandy filter, is there typically any reason to have two filters in a pool?
    15k gallon in ground fiberglass, cartridge filter

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    Re: New house: Pump and Filter questions

    As for the Jandy filter, is there typically any reason to have two filters in a pool?
    None that I can think of and virtually nobody does. Call Jandy and ask them the purpose of that "energy" filter
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    Re: New house: Pump and Filter questions

    I'd call Jandy, too, and/or search online in regards to that second filter. Never seen one like that before.

    Pic 3 looks like a pool filler. That largish brass 'valve' thingy is a backflow device to prevent pool water from entering into your house water.

    BTW, Welcome to TFP!! I see we are neighbors, too.
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    Re: New house: Pump and Filter questions

    I searched around and saw another post which mentioned the Jandy filter being used for a pressure cleaner line. Perhaps that's a possibility, but I'll take the advice and call Jandy to see.

    Thanks for the welcome, and I got a kick out of that main drain post. It makes me wonder what's in store for my pool
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    Re: New house: Pump and Filter questions

    Quote Originally Posted by juxta View Post
    Thanks for the welcome, and I got a kick out of that main drain post. It makes me wonder what's in store for my pool
    LOL! Did Apache Pools build your pool as well?!
    ----Chris----
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    Liquidator, Fafco Solar Heat, Polaris PB460 Booster Pump w/280 cleaner, Katchaleaf Cover, TF100 Test Kit, FAKE MAIN DRAIN

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    Re: New house: Pump and Filter questions

    Haha, (un)fortunately, I don't have the original paperwork for the pool.
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