Recent content by AJ.A

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    Bonding Pool Heater - Necessary for AGP?

    Anything metal within a certain distance (not sure of exact distance) of the pool needs to be bonded. Obviously if you don't already have a bonding grid you need to add that first by burying a copper wire around your pool then bonding the pool, water, pump and if you have a metal ladder.
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    New SWG - Mount control unit "remotely" and power question

    I gave it the old foot measurement of 30 steps from skimmer to the wall of the house. So probably more like 30'
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    New SWG - Mount control unit "remotely" and power question

    Ah I gotcha. Does it make any difference if I do 1.5" ? I normally just run it on low speed.
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    New SWG - Mount control unit "remotely" and power question

    I already have pump - bought it with the pool last year. Wouldn't I be using 2 pipes anyway? 1 for in flow and 1 out. Or am I misunderstanding what you are saying? Everything is plumbed with 1.5" now but I was going to switch to 2" since SWG is 2" and I think I can reuse all my Jandy valves at 2".
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    New SWG - Mount control unit "remotely" and power question

    Not anything crazy. Maybe a foot higher than skimmer but I could probably level it out underground. Just not sure if that would affect the flow.
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    New SWG - Mount control unit "remotely" and power question

    Not sure of the flow rate. It is a Hayward 2 speed pump 1.5 HP. https://www.hayward-pool.com/assets/documents/pools/pdf/manuals/PowerFloMatrix-ISSP1591.pdf Didn't see that info listed. I am planning to use 2" pipe and it's about 35' from where pump would be. Does it matter if the pipes run...
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    New SWG - Mount control unit "remotely" and power question

    That might do the trick. I will have to measure everything out and see what length comes with it. Thanks - after I posted that I was thinking they might have that but in typical Millenial fashion - I wanted someone else to do the work! 🤔 😀
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    New SWG - Mount control unit "remotely" and power question

    I thought about doing that but yeah, more work. I guess I don't really have any projects this year since the pool is done. 😀 trying to think of any downfalls to putting equipment right up to the side of my house. Salt cell explodes and blows a hole in the side of the house? Pump catches on fire...
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    New SWG - Mount control unit "remotely" and power question

    Hi everyone, Took the plunge and purchased an Edge 40 and super excited for pool season. I am planning my install and have a few questions. I have an AG 27' pool and my pump/filter is sitting on a few pavers next to the pool. Electric is ran to the pad also. About 15' away is where the...
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    What to backfill with - semi-inground AGP

    Mine is buried about 3 feet on one side. I ended up using gravel as I had relocated all the dirt to fill in a low spot in my yard. I just installed my pool last summer so not sure of the longevity of the solution. Only thing I wish I would've done is put some drain tile at the bottom to divert...
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    pool bonding

    I could've bonded in 4 points also but I work for a city and the inspector there told me to not worry about it based on how the NEC code is written. Also do not use a grounding rod. You want to ground your pump on your electric circuit which will ground it on the panel.
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    pool bonding

    I used a mix of these bonding lugs and split bolt connectors. Make sure whatever you buy is copper and rated to be buried (will have DB stamped on the connector). I used a plate in my skimmer connected to a copper lug > ran copper down to one of the bolts where the wall came together then from...
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    Filling pool... Walls caving in?

    I know mine looked like this as it filled but all evened out once it was about halfway full.