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    Polaris 280 and booster pump about to fail. Time for a robot?

    Thank you! your opinions mean a great deal!
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    Polaris 280 and booster pump about to fail. Time for a robot?

    Thanks for the replies folks.
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    Polaris 280 and booster pump about to fail. Time for a robot?

    Good afternoon all, My booster pump is on its last legs, it is roughly 9 years old and i believe it is getting water behind the impeller. It sounds very rough and has white scaling coming from the impeller housing. My Polaris 280 has also been rebuilt several times in the last 9 years and is...
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    PH test results in consistency

    Could this be the result of friction/static causing inconsistent drops/issues with the first tests? I know i've had issues with this regarding past TA testing.
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    Water softener installation!!

    sorry for the late question, but i'm curious...what was your TA, pH, and CSI levels when your CH was that high? i'm trying to decide when it's time to refill my pool, but i'm only at 700 CH now.
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    How to deal with CH when fill water has high CH

    Without knowing your plumbing set up, it might be the best long term solution to install a water softener in the supply line that fills the pool. or, install as softener in a nearby building and manually fill the water as needed.
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    Waterfall feature and WF-28/011774 pump/motor downsizing

    Got it figured out! On the supply side(picture above), the left pipe feeds the waterfall, the two pipes on the right (with valves) go to the two tanning areas. I opened the main valve up top and did as you both suggested and (slightly) closed the tanning area valves...doing so made it TONS...
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    Waterfall feature and WF-28/011774 pump/motor downsizing

    I see. So, in practice, if i were to fully shut that upper valve, i'd be bypassing the two lower right valves and going down that single line. the two valves to the right control the flow to the waterfall and secondly to the tanning pads. i do not recall where that bypass line goes to. perhaps...
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    Waterfall feature and WF-28/011774 pump/motor downsizing

    Getting to know my pool a bit more, i decided to tackle another small issue. when we are running our waterfall feature, the pump/motor is very loud. Up until recently, we just accepted it. I decided to examine the plumbing a bit more, and found a valve that was more than half way in the closed...
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    Help Finding the FC Eating Monster

    I've learned that after heavy rain events (which are few and far between around here) i need to: 1. Add a dose of liquid chlorine/bleach 2. check CYA a day or so after rain (follow instructions of sunny day, with sun at your back...etc.) 3. Lastly, it is possible that the rain diluted my...
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    When is CSI too high? When is it time to refill???

    I really wish there was a definitive CSI value that creates scaling. I know to keep it under the stated .3 CSI, but it would be nice to know if scaling starts at .3 or does it truly start earlier.... possibly .2? .1? Or could it be higher at .4 or greater? I’m mainly referring to the scaling on...
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    When is CSI too high? When is it time to refill???

    Good morning! This part of Tx is in a very long drought. My CH is now at 625 (we did have an inch of rain, and had a slight improvement). I am curious if lowering my TA to 50 (or lower) is detrimental in some way? This, in order to keep the CSI in a reasonable range. How do folks manage CSI...
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    Please help

    Welcome DD88! Good to see another Texan aboard. These are good folks on here and will do a great job taking care of your questions. As Marty noted earlier, a SWG is the way to go...in Odessa, your pool will lose quite a bit of chlorine each day in your sun exposure, especially if there is no...
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    Pump/motor and I’ve about had it...

    I took everything off the motor and still made the noise. My next move is to take it to a local motor shop for them to examine it. Might be something in the windings.