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    New Pump Motor - Leaking From Bolt Hole

    Right - with regards to your edit, the bottom is wide open. So it'd be dripping down there for sure. To come directly from the bolt head... Makes me think it has to be a crack or something making water seep into that area. Based on the schematic, the area on the other side of those bolt holes...
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    New Pump Motor - Leaking From Bolt Hole

    I replaced the motor (century motor B2854) on my Whisperflo pool pump (Schematic). I bought a new seal kit, and replaced items 11, 16, and 9. On 11 and 9 I used some lubricant when installing. On 16, I put some silicone around the side that goes into the seal plate, and nothing around the side...
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    Can't isolate skimmers from main drain

    Yeah, no diverter. Just two open holes. I'll go the sump route. Does anyone have any insight into why a pool builder would go this route? assuming it was the original installer who did this. I can't think of a good reason for it, but maybe back in the day people had a reason?
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    Can't isolate skimmers from main drain

    Two lines, and one valve. Turning the valve one way completely turns off one skimmer. Turning it the other way completely turns off the other.
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    Can't isolate skimmers from main drain

    Two skimmers, two main drains. The one in the deep end near the two main drains has the two holes open in it. the other one has a plugged hole and one open.
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    Can't isolate skimmers from main drain

    Ok, so I have two open holes in one skimmer. This is my third pool but probably 6th or 7th that I've helped maintain, and I've never seen this setup. But this is also probably the oldest pool I've dealt with. I'm really not sure what that second hole is supposed to accomplish. If I'm right in...
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    Can't isolate skimmers from main drain

    There is one valve on the line coming into the pump, and it appears to only switch between the shallow skimmer and the deep end skimmer. My assumption (I'll dive in the deep end in a bit to verify) is that on both settings, the main drains are sucking, but I'm not sure. There is no way for me to...
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    Can't isolate skimmers from main drain

    Moved from here. I found this when searching for a similar issue. I just bought a house with a pool, and the CYA is high so I'm trying to drain/refill. I thought I had shut off the skimmers, and was pumping my water to waste, but then I heard the pump sucking air. Sure enough, after re-filling...
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    Scumbug Turned Yellow?

    I suppose there might have been a higher than normal oil content in the water I replaced........
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    Scumbug Turned Yellow?

    I put another new scumbug in--just to see. It also turned yellow... I could see that potentially being a rust-ish color, but I don't see any rust anywhere in the tub, and the filter is still white.
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    mysterious readings

    What tester are you using?
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    Scumbug Turned Yellow?

    No, filter is still nice and white. I meant to put that in the original. So it's either something specific to the material in the scum bug, or it's something that was on the surface?
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    Scumbug Turned Yellow?

    I put a new scumbug in recently after a partial water swap and filter change, and it turned yellow. The only chemicals I've put in since the water swap (about 100 gallons on a 400ish gallon hot tub) have been dichlor and muriatic acid. Anybody ever hear of something like this? I only swapped...
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