Recent content by borjis

  1. borjis

    Featured Liner fade already? Just got my TF100 test kit.

    Liner fading can also be iron staining. It makes it look faded from the staining. I thought mine was fading fast too. But it turned out to be iron staining throughout. Try a sock with crushed vitamin c tablets. Hold it onto a faded area for a few minutes. If it looks more blue in that area...
  2. borjis

    FPH AC condensor heat exchanger alternative from Aliexpress

    AliExpress. I've had way too many bad experiences w them. They do not honor warranties, buyer beware. But they'll be happy to take your money.
  3. borjis

    Difference in pressure between both return jets

    Ya I had that on my first house w a pool. You can buy different sized jet fittings to increase or decrease pressure to help balance them. My shallow end had hardly any pressure. Debris easily stayed on the steps next to it. After getting a more narrow hole jet, it worked a lot better and no...
  4. borjis

    Preparing for pump to die

    I just replaced the exact same motor last winter. I have that pump body too! I'd only replace the motor. If you remove the back cover and post a close up photo of the wiring we can determine if it's 110v or 220v. I swapped it out for a 2-speed motor from inyopools. Very happy w it. The motor...
  5. borjis

    P-Trap Questions

    Haha nice! I did exactly that for an old water heater roof vent, no longer needed. (Replaced w a tankless water heater. The mushroom cap I got from Lowe's. Home Depot didn't have anything like that. I suspect it's big enough for that p trap pipe too.
  6. borjis

    Type of plaster to choose?

    Oops mispost. Mod feel free to delete
  7. borjis

    What direction to point returns

    Jets up, just enough so it pushes debris away. I know if I go any higher, the water breaking the surface raises my pH slightly.
  8. borjis

    Question about draining pool before liner replacement

    Could be a big issue. Generally not recommended. Do you have a main drain with a hydrostatic valve? You would want that to be opened, if you have one. Any idea how deep the water table is?
  9. borjis

    Why 4-6 ppm FC for SWG?

    You might check for iron in your water. Light staining can make the liner look faded. My liner is much less blue than it used to be. An ascorbic acid treatment returned the blue. I'd literally forgotten just how blue it was.
  10. borjis

    Installed a new variable speed pump. Is this much air normal?

    Mine gets that on low speed. No biggie.
  11. borjis

    Skimmers are not pulling in water to the Pump - Problem fixed!

    Another thought..any chance they left Gizmo plugs in the skimmers to keep debris out during construction?
  12. borjis

    Leaking Heat Exchanger

    I was quoted $ 900 (part only) for an exchanger to an old laars lite on it's last days. Control panel started going out too. It was 15 so I just bought a new raypak heater. The old exchanger blew out from freeze damage. The new raypak was $ 1,600
  13. borjis

    Skimmers are not pulling in water to the Pump - Problem fixed!

    It's ok to have them all open. Depends how you want to run things. If you close the main and make sure the skimmers are wide open that should work well. With everthing powered off, i would try opening up the pump basket and running a garden hose on half or full down the inlet pipe until water...
  14. borjis

    Don't knock all stores!

    I'm lucky. The local pool co I've used for liner and heater replacements only. They have been great. No upselling ever. Great service for reasonable price. I'm lucky.
  15. borjis

    Setting expectations about a robot

    4 years and still going strong on my refurbished dolphin e10. One thing you will want is the fine filters (like cartridge ones). For mine it was an add on/swap out accessory. Better than the stock screen filter.