Recent content by Ezz

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    Pump motor overheating, unit likely shot. Replacing opinions wanted

    I have been brushing every 6-8 hours for the last 2 days and keeping chlorine high. My kids swam quite a bit during the first few days which helped keep things flowing. As of now I am not seeing any visible signs of algae and I am replacing the unit tomorrow morning so hopefully I am back up...
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    Pump motor overheating, unit likely shot. Replacing opinions wanted

    Ok - thats the plan - been keeping adding chlorine like mad since this morning. thanks Not too far - I will check them out thanks
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    Pump motor overheating, unit likely shot. Replacing opinions wanted

    Yeah definietly going to use those. Just hoping I can fit the new piping in without having to rip out and replace the valve housings, etc. Also - my pump has been down 2 days already - looks like to ship in a new unit is 5-7 days, how the heck am I supposed to keep my pool from turning into...
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    Pump motor overheating, unit likely shot. Replacing opinions wanted

    Hi All, I bought my house 2 years ago from a guy who had rented it out for years and from the looks of it I would say the pool equipment (pump and motor) looks to be a good 8-10 years old. Equipment was running fine since purchase, but about a month ago the pool pump would suddenly stop mid...
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    Total Alkalinity very high

    Sounds good - thanks for all the help and suggestions everyone!
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    Total Alkalinity very high

    Yes we have incredibly hard water here in Scottsdale, AZ - You basically get deposit build up on all faucets quickly if you don’t get a water softener system. I ran the CH test on our faucet water and it was ~400
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    Total Alkalinity very high

    4th 50% refill complete. New test results below: New results: FC- 2.5 CC- 0 PH- 7.8 CH- 550 TA- 140 CYA- 50 I feel pretty good about these numbers. Anybody see anything I should be concerned about? Any advice on keeping things in order going forward? My plan is to run the tests weekly and...
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    Total Alkalinity very high

    Completed the third 50% drain/refill this morning. New results: FC- 3 CC- 0 PH- 7.8 CH- 625 TA- 130 CYA- 80 Ext CYA- 80 Numbers are getting better but seems like I might need one more half drain. In the meantime should I be concerned about the low chlorine? Should I shock or anything? Thanks, Joe
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    Total Alkalinity very high

    Ugh I was thinking that might be the case. Ok I’ll drain again tonight. Not going SWG so targeting 50 Thanks
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    Total Alkalinity very high

    Ok completed the second refill today - did around 50-60% drain on each. New results below: FC - 3.5 CC - 0 PH - 7.5 TA - 160 CH - 700 Temp - 68 CYA - a little over 100 CYA extended - 120
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    Total Alkalinity very high

    I tried a 3/4 100” garden hose on this pump and it’s at about 7gpm. Not great but good enough for me - should do a half drain in 14-15hrs. Im hoping it cools down later this week so I can begin the first drain.
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    Total Alkalinity very high

    It warmed up here quite a bit so it’s going to be a few days before I can drain. Per city regulations I have to drain my pool to my sewer runoff line, which happens to be 100 feet away from my pool. Apparently it can handle about 12 gallons/minute max. Any recommendations on pump/hose setups...
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    Total Alkalinity very high

    Sounds good - I’ve just located my sewer runoff (was buried) so I’ll find a pump and do a couple half refills. Need to do these ASAP before it gets to warm as I hear above 80 degrees could damage the pebbletec. Thanks all - I’ll report new results once the refills are complete.
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    Total Alkalinity very high

    So I reran the tests today for pool and fill water: Pool FC - 9 CC - 1 PH - 7.3 TA - 260 CH - went clear at 50 drops and after 90 drops was still not blue? Temp - 65 CYA - did not hit bottom line, well over 100 CYA extended - did not hit bottom line, well over 100 Fill FC - 0 CC - 0 PH - 7.8...
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    Total Alkalinity very high

    Results above are for pool water. CYA must be very high as I only filled the tube about half an inch before the dot disappeared. Which is well below the first threshold of 100. I can run the fill water later