Recent content by Dave_NJ

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    Best place to buy calcium chloride?

    Oh man, my bad I completely misread what you posted!
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    Best place to buy calcium chloride?

    Home Depot by me has 40lb bags for less than $10 Morton Salt 40 lbs. Professional's Choice Pool Salt-F124660000 - The Home Depot
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    Plumbing in new pump - flexible or rigid pvc?

    Yes that is what I would use
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    Plumbing in new pump - flexible or rigid pvc?

    I'm going to be replacing my existing Hayward single speed 1.5hp pump with a new Circupool variable speed 3hp pump. The spacing of the supply and return fittings for both pumps is fairly close, the new fitting for the filter basket is 2" higher and the fitting to the multi-port valve is 1/2"...
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    Hayward VSP3400 won’t start after losing pressure

    My pump sometimes has the same issue, what I do now is shut off the return and suction lines before I open the cover so the water can't drain out of the pump. Once I put the cover back on I open the valves and everything is good to go.
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    Wiring for circupool RJ-60 SWG

    All great suggestions, thanks everyone!
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    Wiring for circupool RJ-60 SWG

    I was on the fence about going with the larger pump because I wasn't sure the $300 upcharge would be worth it. I'm not too concerned about noise but if it really would be the better solution I have no problems upgrading, especially if it comes with the relay to tie in the SWG.
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    Wiring for circupool RJ-60 SWG

    I asked the tech about that and was told this pump doesn't have a relay. Maybe he was wrong, will find out when the pump is delivered. I was wondering about that, thank you for the information. If the pump is powered on full time should I just wire the SWG into the mechanical timer? I would...
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    Wiring for circupool RJ-60 SWG

    Pump is wired into the timer, I am just going to tie the SWG and new pump into the same terminals on the timer so they both turn on simultaneously
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    Wiring for circupool RJ-60 SWG

    Glad to hear you are happy with the product, really looking forward to installing mine and thanks for the feedback!
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    Wiring for circupool RJ-60 SWG

    Yeah I just saw that thread after I posted, seems to be a pretty good reason to keep the cell powered down when not in use!
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    Wiring for circupool RJ-60 SWG

    I'm going to be converting over to salt during the winter season, plan is to replace my Hayward 1.5hp single speed pump with a Circupool 1.5hp vsp and add a Circupool rj-60 SWG. I currently have a mechanical timer controlling pump run time and will be using the same setup for the new pump and...
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    I have no idea what I'm doing... (blowing out lines)

    Sure thing, to be honest I wanted to write it all down so I could reference it again for next year ;) If you want to add antifreeze I would pour some down each skimmer right before you install the gizzmos. This means adding antifreeze to one skimmer after step 5 (the skimmer the fan is not...
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    I have no idea what I'm doing... (blowing out lines)

    Took another look at your equipment photo, you have three ball valves so you can independently isolate each skimmer and the main drain. The handle for the ball valve on the right looks like it has broken off and someone put a wrench on it to operate the valve. You can do the same but I would...
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    I have no idea what I'm doing... (blowing out lines)

    Having just done this for the first time myself, this is what I did: Before doing anything I removed the stairs, handrails, skimmer basket, return fittings, brushed and cleaned the pool and ran my robot 3-4 times to get everything as clean as possible. 1. Set MPV (multi-port valve) to Backwash...