Recent content by davidyal

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    Water level on Spa (attached to pool) drops when not used

    Our spa/pool was recently remodeled. Full pressure test done before it started. Two of the spa jets were leaky and fixed. The pool equipment and pool itself sits lower than the Spa, so gravity tends to flow water back towards equipment. When the pump is running the water flows up thru fountain...
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    Need help picking a heater

    I have a pool + spa and live in Texas where we keep our pool filled all year. My original Hayward heater has rusted, and would rather replace than repair. Can someone suggest a starting point to figure out which heater to buy? I'm leaning towards a 400K BTU Pentair, but the different metal...
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    Replastered the pool....now lights won't screw into niches

    the Tap set did the trick. Thanks! Used new screws that match the set. Now, however I may have a bigger problem. On one of the niche's the top screw (12 o'clock) fits fine, but the hook on bottom (6 o'clock) doesn't latch on. It may be because new plaster is on top of old plaster so now 1/4...
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    Replastered the pool....now lights won't screw into niches

    The palaster folks are outside trying to figure this out...but maybe TFP will be faster :) My pool was replastered. The Hayward lights were pulled out of their niche and left on surface. Now that paster is done it seems like there is debris in the threaded screw hole of niche preventing the...
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    I need help designing a heater bypass

    My heater is broken and leaking. I'd like to re-plumb and put a diverter valve so I can bypass the broken heater and allow me to continue to run the pump until a new heater is installed. Below is a picture of my plumbing. Can I get some advice on what parts to order and the easiest way to...
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    New color lights: Pentair Intellibrite vs J&J XG vs. Florida Sunseeker?

    Thanks, that's helpful. My previous lights were hayward incandescent and I think they were fine. They are 15 years old and since I'm remodelling I think it's worth going brand new and not try to retrofit such old hardware. I've ruled out Pentair because of the reliability and poor warranty...
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    New color lights: Pentair Intellibrite vs J&J XG vs. Florida Sunseeker?

    my concern is that the product seems only sold by Florida Sunseeker. If they go out of business, I'm lost.
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    New color lights: Pentair Intellibrite vs J&J XG vs. Florida Sunseeker?

    I need to replace 3 lights in my pool so this is a big investment. I've seen all 3 discussed in these forums. Pentair seems most popular, but least reliable. The florida Sunseeker product is generic but seems to work well. Can someone help me decide?
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    Pool remodel and new light...help me decide

    Thank you very much. So if I remove my current (legacy) Hayward lights, it leaves a niche in the plaster. Can the Florida Sunseeker ones fit in there? Also, do I need one transformetr for the entire set, or one for each fixture?
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    Pool remodel and new light...help me decide

    So, I have total analysis / paralysis and need help with my remodel. Pool is 15 years old and we are redoing tile, plaster, coping. There are 3 lights. Hawyard 10" niche incandescent bulb. Once we are going thru this remodel, I wanted to replace with colorful LEDs. What I need help deciding...
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    Compool Actuator- the shiny chrome toggle switch fell off

    The switch used to manually adjust my Compool wore out and broke off. 1. Is this something that can be fixed yourself? or better to replace the entire unit 2. If replacing is consensus to go with exact same model or different valve. David
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    Both timers stopped working...any ideas?

    I'm helping a friend here....he has a pump and cleaner attached to two Intermatic mechanical timers. They have power, and when we look thru the small peekholes, the gears seem to be moving. Problem is that when the time is set, they seem to keep correct time for an hours or so, and then stop...
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    New pump and motor installed, but now not being recognized by pool controller

    the original motor was single speed, and so is this replacement. I opened the panel to check the relay and take pictures. Poked with my fingers but didn't connect anything and decided will do it tomorrow when more time. After I closed the panel turning on the power did nothing. Seems like in...
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    New pump and motor installed, but now not being recognized by pool controller

    I replaced my Hayward Super II pump (Century motor) with a new single speed Hayward Tristar pump (also 2 HP). Plumbing seems ok. With the help of this forum I got pipes lined up. Turned on power at breaker and motor primed nicely, and seems to run ok. Now the problem: The breaker also powers...
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    Replacing pump, but new suction position is 1 inch lower than old one. What to do?

    I guess I'm wondering if putting the pump on tiles is too much of a hack. it's ugly and vibration could make more noise. If I were to do the proper way and angle the pipe down, where would you suggest I make the cuts and add the angle? Should I replace it from the existing elbow, or further up...