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    Question What's wrong with this picture???

    Just had to share this. Sent in by someone that just bought a new pool and had it installed by an "established pool retailer". Filter system would not work and installer was not much help; could not figure out why?
    After we stopped laughing, I figured it would make for an interesting post topic.
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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    Looks to me like the filter is on the wrong side of the pump. (Water should go from the skimmer, to the pump, to the filter, to the pool return.
    27,500 gallon in ground gunite/plaster (1995). Attached Spa with fountain, spillway, and 2 lion heads streaming into the pool. Hayward pump and AO Smith UST1152 1.5 hp motor (single speed). Hayward 60 sq ft DE Filter (Model DE-6000). Kreepy Krauly cleaner.

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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    Now that's funny

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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    That's really sad! "Established Pool Retailer"
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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    Obviously they are using a left handed filter with a right handed pump! Amateurs!
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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    On top the of obvious plumbing issues, the pump is precariously sitting on top of the stacked pavers... just waiting to be vibrated on its stoop.
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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    I thought this would get some interesting comments!

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    What's wrong with this picture???

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3 View Post
    Obviously they are using a left handed filter with a right handed pump! Amateurs!
    Now that's serious nerd-humor right there!!!!

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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    Leave it to the PROFESSIONALS!!
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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    So, this didn't work?
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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    Well, at least he has a shiny, clean skimmer bucket
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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    [Serious] ... isn't that the way the really small cheap Intex cartridge systems work, by "pulling" water through the filter?

    Nothing about this install says "professional" to me
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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3 View Post
    Obviously they are using a left handed filter with a right handed pump! Amateurs!
    This made my day
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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    Yeah that wouldn't work too well.
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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    This makes me sad. I see a lot of bad things, but this takes the cake.
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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    I hope that pump wasn't run for too long! Given that a sand filter can and will shed sand, that pumps wet head impeller probably has some very nice gouge marks in it....

    As Bugs Bunny would say, "What a maroon!"

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    Re: What's wrong with this picture???

    Thanks for the laugh. oops.
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