Recent content by bostonpool

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    How to blow out main drain attached to skimmer basket

    Hi Folks: My 40 year old gunite poll will be closed this week. I've been thinking about attempting to do this myself. Despite my pool's size, I've got a pretty simple plumbing layout. I've got 2 return jets from the filter (no valve), and only 1 skimmer basket. The main drain at the...
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    Lost Power due to Isaias. Advice on how to recover?

    Isaias barreled through Massachusetts last night. I've lost power and there is no timeline to get it back up. Worried my FC is going to drop today given I can't run my pump and SWG. Advice on how to salvage the pool so I don't have to shut it down and do a SLAM / recovery for a few days? I...
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    Is my late 1970s pool properly bonded?

    Thanks! Managed to find the original builder of my pool, who is still in business. And their electrician seems almost as good as Mike Holt. So am going to have him out to do an inspection.
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    Is my late 1970s pool properly bonded?

    Hi folks. I’m on my 4th season as a pool owner after buying our current home in early 2017. The house came with a 32,000 gallon in-ground, gunite pool. Overall the pool is in good shape. Previous owners redid the plaster a year or so before selling. Most of the gear on the equipment pad is...
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    Equipment bonding question: Pump Heater and Filter?

    Thanks ajw. Regarding Heat Pumps being bonded, can you point to something in the code / NEC that shows this? Changing subjects to GFCI...is there also anything pointing to why this isn't necessary on the heat pump? Will add my Rapak heat pump info tonight.
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    Equipment bonding question: Pump Heater and Filter?

    OK thanks. My DE filter is metal, so I thought it did. And my I don't have a gas heater, I have an 220V electric heat pump heater.
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    Equipment bonding question: Pump Heater and Filter?

    I take some of the above back. Taking a second look, I've got no idea if my pool is even bonded. I see my pump is connected to a copper wire, but it may be a ground wire. It isn't connected to the screw at the top of the pump (12 O'clock), rather it's at like the 2 O'clock position...
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    Equipment bonding question: Pump Heater and Filter?

    Hi folks: I managed to get my 42-year old Anthony Model 20 pool light working this week. Looks and works great! Part of this project has opened my eyes up to the importance of bonding all of the equipment and my pool, etc. I have no idea where / how my pool is bonded given the age. It is a...
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    Are most 500W bulbs for pools 130V vs 120V? Concerns?

    Thanks all. Bulb appears to be working fine. Found this technical article which states 130V uses beefier filament and thus longer life, particularly when run at 120V https://blog.1000bulbs.com/home/why-buy-130-volt-light-bulbs
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    Are most 500W bulbs for pools 130V vs 120V? Concerns?

    Hi folks: My older, Anthony Model 20 pool light says it can take up to a 500W, 120V bulb. INYOpools shows the 120V, 300W bulb as the only they recommend. I purchased both the 300W, as well as the 120V 500W from INYO. When the parts arrived, I was a bit surprised to see the 500W is...
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    SOLVED! Found parts for old, Anthony Pools Model 20 Light

    Hi folks: Just thought I would post this here as I couldn't find a definitive answer when I was searching for this. I've got a 40 year old pool with an Anthony Pools Model 20 light. I've been trying to change the bulb and replace the gasket for a while, but couldn't find any information on...
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    Replacing bulb in old pool light - Lube for brass nuts/bolts?

    Hi folks: Well, I'm going to attempt to replace the bulb in my old Anthony Model 20 pool light. I've got a new gasket, lens, and bulb from INYOpools. They are technically for a "Model 30" light, but others have said they fit the Model 20. Anyway, the light has 6-8 brass bolts around the...
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    Thoughts? Should I use a 300W or 500W bulb in my old Anthony pool light?

    Thanks. Long life is important. I was hoping to find an R40 LED bulb but no such bulb exists.
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    Thoughts? Should I use a 300W or 500W bulb in my old Anthony pool light?

    Hi folks: I've got a 42 year old gunite pool. It is in good shape. This weekend I'm going to try to get the original pool light working. It is an Anthony Pools Model 20 lamp. I believe I've got all the right parts. New gasket. Extra Lens, etc. INYOpools is recommending a 300W R40...