Recent content by faby3003

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    Store VSP Inside for Winter?

    I ended up taking it inside yesterday. It only took 5-10 minutes. That's good advice about capping the lines. I taped some plastic over the lines, but thinking about it more it's probably best to get a couple PVC caps for the union fittings.
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    Store VSP Inside for Winter?

    I know this has been discussed before for traditional pumps, but haven't seen anything for variable speed. Is there a big benefit to storing my variable speed pump indoors during the Minnesota winter?
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    New pump - lower pressure in DE filter

    Does it still work? The motor can be sold to a recycler.
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    Fellow citizen's pool

    Have you thought about a drain and refill (I think you can do that with a AGP without damaging the liner?)? That might be the easiest way to clean the junk off the bottom. 9k gallons of water is pretty cheap in MN.
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    New pump - lower pressure in DE filter

    With your variable speed pump, the filter pressure will vary with pump speed. Higher pump speed, higher filter pressure. It could be that you are running at a lower speed than your single speed pump, or it could be that the variable speed pump has a lower flow rate than your old pump even at...
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    The cost of pool ownership

    Kelly - if your water is clear in the spring and only 55-60 degrees, what is the reason you are SLAMing for so long in the spring? I would think with clear and cold water, even with no FC you might have to SLAM for 24 hours and then be done. Do you fail the overnight chlorine loss test?
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    The cost of pool ownership

    If you have a solid pool cover (vs. a mesh cover) then I would say most people don't have to SLAM their pool in the spring. The first couple years I owned the pool I had a mesh winter cover and I would have to SLAM every spring, but I was also opening it mid to late May here in MN. Now I have a...
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    Timer for Heater

    I would like to avoid having to manually turn the heater on/off. I would like to automate when it turns off so the heater has a chance to cool down prior to my pump turning off. My questions are: 1. Is it possible to control power to my 110V heater with the Intermatic T104P201? This is a DPST...
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    Timer for Heater

    I recently installed a Hayward MaxFlo variable speed pump so I am no longer using my Intermatic T104P201 mechanical timer to control my pump. The Intermatic timer has a fireman's switch that I had been using to control my Raypak natural gas heater. I was planning to continue using the...
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    Hayward MaxFlo VSP Problem

    Meadow, thanks for sharing. I could have used these pictures 2 weeks ago!!! ;) The SP3202VSP (Tristar) shares the same control panel as the SP2303VSP (MaxFlo), so this is exactly what I was dealing with. In your first picture, I had the green wire on the +12V side and the red wire on the COM...
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    Hayward MaxFlo VSP Problem

    The short answer is yes. There is a low voltage wire going to the display board and I had the 4-pin connector upside down so that the 12V and common wires were reversed. You would think that Hayward would make it so that these connectors would only fit one way... The long answer is that I could...
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    Cautionary Tale of a Pool, Fed Up, Frustrated, Lost & Sinking In The Deep End!

    Re: Cautionary Tale of a Pool, Fed Up, Frustrated, Lost & Sinking In The Deep End! Great job! Did you figure out some way to pump the sand/dirt out of the deep end, or did you have to shovel it out?
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    Automatic cover color- pros/cons

    This is what I mean about looking dirty.
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    Automatic cover color- pros/cons

    My cover is navy blue. If I had to do it again, I think I would have chosen a lighter color because the dark color always looks dirty. I think tan or gray would hide dirt better, but when clean I do like the look of the navy.
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    Hayward MaxFlo VSP Problem

    I installed a new Hayward MaxFlow SP2303VSP variable speed pump today. Before plumbing it in, I hooked up power to make sure it wasn't dead in arrival. It powered on and seemed to run fine for the few seconds I ran it. After doing the plumbing and reconnecting the wiring it is not working...