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    Upgrading equipment, does rest of the setup look ok?

    I am upgrading the equipment thanks to equipment advice i got from you all in another thread. Can you guys please see if anything else look not alright so i can take care of it while i am at it. Posting Images.
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    Re: Upgrading equipment, does rest of the setup look ok?

    If it is working, then it is fine.
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    Re: Upgrading equipment, does rest of the setup look ok?

    There are two attitudes. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Or: Replace worn out parts before they cause a problem. I'm solidly in the second camp, and would start thinking about replacing a lot of that equipment, as a fair bit of it looks more than a little past it's prime. It looks like you still have some copper pipe, which would be at the top of my list to replace.
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    Re: Upgrading equipment, does rest of the setup look ok?

    I did almost mention the copper pipe

    The heater looks in decent shape, the electrical box is rusted on the outside, but the inside looks fine. You are already replacing the pump and filter. The only thing left is the spa blower and that is far from causing a real problem if it fails.
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    Re: Upgrading equipment, does rest of the setup look ok?

    Dont know how easy will be replace copper return underground piping. But heater, pipe section could be replaced with pvc 2". If you say so?
    I will primer paint the electrical box get a faceplate for it if i can figure where to get one? And replace weather stripping. I dont have any check valves in my system? Where would you suggest one? Want to put heater bypass when that pipe is replaced.


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    Re: Upgrading equipment, does rest of the setup look ok?

    Does the older valve look like it needs to be replaced soon? The return valve is jandy never lube.


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    Re: Upgrading equipment, does rest of the setup look ok?

    Why do you think you need a check valve?
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    Re: Upgrading equipment, does rest of the setup look ok?

    I thought the prev owner might have missed it somewhere i saw some equipment pics here on tfp had a jandy clear checkvalve.


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    Re: Upgrading equipment, does rest of the setup look ok?

    They are only needed in special circumstances. Although, one of them is if your spa is raised above the pool. Is yours?
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    Re: Upgrading equipment, does rest of the setup look ok?

    Thanks for all for advice pool equipment upgrade is done. Got rid of the trees next to the pool, that helped, a lot. I have high CYA right now. maybe 140 or above. Have to do a partial drain, unless you guys say anything else. 10k Gallon refill is going to cost $75 not too bad and may save me chlorine. I have clear water right now but sometime a small patch of algae forms. Keeping up with chlorine demand right now. and it drops to 12, and i move it back up to 17. Please advise.

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    Re: Upgrading equipment, does rest of the setup look ok?

    Replacing the water to lower the CYA is the best plan forward.
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    Re: Upgrading equipment, does rest of the setup look ok?

    Should i SLAM once i replace water? Also i was thinking about using something like a laundry sink draining to the sewer cap opening to wash DE filter cartridges, has someone tried something like this?
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    Re: Upgrading equipment, does rest of the setup look ok?

    After you fill, circulate for an hour and retest the CYA and pH and then start to SLAM.
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    Re: Upgrading equipment, does rest of the setup look ok?

    Thanks. Will post pictures soon.
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