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    Automatic cover gear issue

    The cover was just replaced last year so thinking the damage was done when old cover was on. We only used it a handful of times this year and did not bind at all. I am unsure of model but here is a picture of set up. I will try tapping it out but did it briefly and it did not budge but i...
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    Automatic cover gear issue

    My auto cover sheared a bolt but i am unsure if previous owners had it jerry rigged or what i need to do. Is there a special hardware piece to fit both sides of these holes? When i wedge a bolt in there the cover opens and closes. When it falls out it just spins the shaft so i know something...
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    Drain water with automatic cover?

    Can i leave skimmer open and just use a gizmo? Do i need to block the door?
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    Thanks for the input, I will look up on the bypass and yes I have 2 return pipes. the booster pump was run to what is a jet now. These will be wye's. I don't see a purpose on putting a valve on the return.. unless I would come across needing it? (pipe after the SWTn runs 2 and the booster...
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    This is awesome, thank you so much, I like that clean simple layout. I made a quick little picture with labels on it for understanding of piping. I was thinking of using a Tee or a wye to tie the returns all together. Also do the MPV have union connections ?
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    That's not a bad idea about switching heater. I hadn't thought of that since gas line does come in more to left anyways. I am not familiar with the poly to pvc connects but have a plumber friend and he said it has to be barb. I will have to do more research on that connection. What do you...
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    got some more pictures. I am going to widen the pad on the left side about 1'. width currently is 5' and 4'3" to stubs ignore the mess, had massive storm that blew fences down.
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    I would appreciate that. I do plan on doing the work. I have done quite a few pvc projects so I am familiar with the doing but not the designing. I will get some more pictures and post tonight.
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    I am open to moving the stubs and yes they are black poly. The pump is what is throwing me off.. since it is in the Dang middle it makes everything a pain in the Rear. THinking of extending the pad 18" on bottom of pump/filter in pic.. I am scrambling now because pump is down. May just buy...
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    I am looking for help and ideas on how to do this plumbing. The previous owners had a handyman or someone do it and have always wanted to redo it but pump finally died and going to redo it. Adding pentair 011028 VSFP and pentair tr100. This filter is about 8” bigger than existing so may turn...
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    Drain water with automatic cover?

    I have a solid automatic safety cover, gizmos and L shaped pvc fittings that go above water level for returns. Can i install all of these and blow out without draining or should i drain below skimmer? Cover sags so much when i drain below skimmers. I have drained in the past but this is a...
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    Upgrading to VSP

    Hello - looking at upgrading to a Pentair Intelliflo 011028 pump (my motor is about to Crud out, I doubt it will make it through the summer). While I am doing this I am going to update some plumbing and size up my filter... My equipment pad is enclosed so trying to plan out if everything is...
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    Don't cringe at this but new multiport valve

    appreciate the input guys. got rid of pressure cleaner because it was broken and bought a polaris robot and love it. I am going to wye the connection after the swg and go that route. also the reason I am removing the pump is because someone (def not me) turned it on for a while without the...
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    Don't cringe at this but new multiport valve

    I am going to give it a try... hoping it won't lose a lot of pressure to the returns
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    Don't cringe at this but new multiport valve

    I am needing to install a new multiport valve (as you can see the previous owners have JB welded the heck out of it - but it is still leaking). I want to get rid of the booster pump (no longer use the pressure side cleaner, we got a robot). I am going to redo this entire plumbing mess but...