Recent content by Chele

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    Will slamming ever complete?

    I had a similar situation with my small intex and intex sand filter. I never did get it clear. I ended up buying a new cartridge filter which I like much better. Like you, with all the money and time I spent on chemicals, I would have been better off draining and spending the $150 on new...
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    How to stop Hayward inlet from leaking. Will I have to draing water to redo?

    Yes, that is the way I have it too. So you didn't put any silicone or gasket conditioner or anything? How tight did you have to tighten? I tightened mine to the point that the gasket started squishing out unevenly in places. I've ordered another one. I'll try again. Thanks.
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    How to stop Hayward inlet from leaking. Will I have to draing water to redo?

    I have an Intex pool that I converted outlet to standard Hayward 1.5" inlet connector, but I can't get the darn thing not to leak. In fact I've tightened it so much that I've cracked it and will have to replace. I looked online (after the fact of course) and it stated that silicone...
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    New liner, still leaking.

    I didn't say anything about water below ground. I just assumed if a thousand gallons disappears from an above ground pool, one should see wet ground somewhere, which I do not (unless there is a leak on floor liner in middle of pool, maybe). 15' Ultra Frame Intex. Thanks.
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    New liner, still leaking.

    I never could find the leak, so I drained pool, bought a new liner, filled up, and still leaks! I would figure the odds of a new leaking liner is low (maybe a bad assumption), so if it's not that I figure it must be the inlets/outlets, but I see absolutely zero water leaking out of the...
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    Low Flow: Intex Pump, Hayward Cartridge Filter, Intex Saltwater

    It's definitely not the fault of the filter. Is was working fine, and I also removed the filter entirely as a test, so there was essentially no filter, just extra pipe. Regarding the leak, I've dropped dye around return, never could find anything. I'm either just going to try to put a big...
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    Low Flow: Intex Pump, Hayward Cartridge Filter, Intex Saltwater

    I'm stymied again. I have a 15' Intex pool. I had an Intex Sandfilter pump, but I bought a Hayward cartridge filter instead. So I am still using the Sand filter pump but running through cartridge filter instead, then into Intex saltwater converter. I have very low flow. I have taken the...
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    Dog steps

    Anybody looking for a way to make dog steps. They are easy to make using plastic shelves. The vertical posts are easily cut to make custom step heights. Put tennis balls under the feet or use a pad.
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    Leak is driving me crazy. Can't figure it out. Any ideas?

    No, I couldn't tell from the ground as it has been raining quite a bit lately, so I couldn't get any clues from that. It hasn't rained in the last several days, so I filled the pool back above the outlet so I could run the filter. Hopefully it will stay dry enough to get a clue from ground...
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    Leak is driving me crazy. Can't figure it out. Any ideas?

    I have an intex metal frame 15' x 48" pool. This is the third year. Last year the pool would leak down to the top of the return circle, so I figured there was a leak in the return seal, although I could never see any water dripping out of it. This year it started going lower than that. When...
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    Hayward Filter 1.5" or 2" fittings

    Taylor kit. Chemistry is the first thing I checked.
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    Hayward Filter 1.5" or 2" fittings

    Understand. I took that filter apart,couldn't find anything wrong with it,even checked the spider gasket. Maybe it is channeling for some reason. I don't know. I just gave up. Maybe I'll try again to figure out what it wrong with the old filter. But like you say this will determine one...
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    Hayward Filter 1.5" or 2" fittings

    Well, when I would shut off the filter for a few days, the pool would get clear with junk on the bottom. When I vacuum the pool, I can see the muck going right back into the pool, so I would have to respectfully disagree
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    Hayward Filter 1.5" or 2" fittings

    Couldn't figure out where signature is to fill out.. I have a 15ft intex Bought an intex sand filter two years ago. Worked fine the first year Last year couldn't get it clear no matter what I tried Bought Hayward 120 Sq ft cartridge filter Went with two inch fittings Will just make adapter...
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    Hayward Filter 1.5" or 2" fittings

    Right now it's intex hoses (even worse!). Was just trying to future proof it, but don't know if I'm just making it harder on myself.