Recent content by Euphonicus

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    EC65A pressure gauge stuck

    Thanks, JamesW, didn't realize that was a thing, I'll do that in the future. The gauges are not too expensive, I ordered a couple on Amazon for about $17/ea.
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    EC65A pressure gauge stuck

    My Hayward EC65A DE filter's pressure gauge indicator needle has somehow become stuck below the metal pin at 0 psi, so it can't advance and register pressure. This is the 2nd time this has happened in the last few years (1st time I just replaced it with a spare from an old filter I had laying...
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    SLAMming and adding water?

    Okay, over the past day I've dissolved most of a sock full of CYA into the pool but am not seeing an appreciable increase in my CYA level - it still tests >30. I'm losing chlorine pretty rapidly during the day. Current test numbers: CYA: >30 FC: 2.5 CC: 0 pH: 7.4 TA: 70 CH: 210 What...
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    SLAMming and adding water?

    After adding a gallon of the 10% chlorine and letting the pump circulate it for a couple hours, FC now tests at 4.5. CC is still at or near zero (adding the R-0003 did not turn the sample pink but there may have been the barest hint of a color change from totally clear, so small as to leave me...
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    SLAMming and adding water?

    Okay, here are the numbers, tested with a Taylor FAS-DPD kit: At sunset last night: CYA: approx. 25 FC: 1.8 CC: 0.2 Did not test PH, TA, or CH This morning right after sunrise: CYA: approx. 25 FC: 1.0 CC: 0 PH: 7.2 TA: 60 CH: 220 So looks like a passing grade for the OCLT. CYA, FC...
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    SLAMming and adding water?

    Thanks for the response. Tonight I plan to check my CYA and also do an OCLT - with a real FAS-DPD kit, not just the cheapy strips. And I've got 24 gallons of Pool Essentials liquid chlorine on order from Lowe's, so if needed I'll start SLAMming ASAP. Thanks again, I'll post back with some...
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    SLAMming and adding water?

    Not sure where to begin... I have an older in-ground pool, vinyl liner (replaced in 2012, currently in good shape, I think). Pool is 45'x22', approximately 25,000 gallons. Filter is a Hayward EC65A DE model. We are located on the East Coast, near Baltimore. Weather has been alternately cool...
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    Hayward 1.5HP pump strainer gasket leak

    Thanks for the advice, Richard. Mine does indeed have the ears. I gently tapped the lid with a 2x4; didn't seem to make any difference. Next time I have the lid off I'll remove the gasket, thoroughly clean the groove and bottom of the lid and reapply silicone to the gasket, and I'll also...
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    Hayward 1.5HP pump strainer gasket leak

    Wasn't happy at all with the performance of my filter last summer (some of the filter cluster fingers were broken, allowing silt and yuck back into the return), so this year bought a new Hayward EC65A and rebuilt all my above ground plumbing. It's tighter than it's ever been since we bought the...