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    Pump needs help starting after 2 capacitor changes

    Wow thanks I"ll try that. When I turn the shaft it seems smooth...
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    Pump needs help starting after 2 capacitor changes

    If you mean the on/off switch on the pump itself, yes. It has 3 positions for High, Low and Off and it works well. I can hear either the humming or the pump starting immediately when I use it in either Low or High position. Thanks for asking.
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    Pump needs help starting after 2 capacitor changes

    Hi zea3 , I got an exact match in terms of specs (108-130 uf and 110/125VAC). I didn't notice any damage to the failed original one. Actually not sure the 2nd one from June failed at all, it seems to be the pump itself. The 1st replacement is a BOJACK bought on Amazon, from a reseller. It's...
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    Pump needs help starting after 2 capacitor changes

    Dear Forum, My trusted Hayward 1.5HP dual-speed pump (bought in 2018) did the humming noise 2 months ago, which I successfully fixed by changing the capacitor (thank you Forum). Today the pump was doing it again. What the h** I thought... Maybe an electrical problem? What are the odds a new...
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    How to (properly) pump water from cover (above ground pool)?

    Hi, thanks also. After reading about it on different web sites, I realize many people are confused about the usage of a mesh winter cover for those reasons. I'm waiting for a new filter and will get back to it, trying to remove the cover without letting too much dirt in the pool
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    Recommendations for new sand filter

    Hi all! Last winter I messed up and left the filter connected to the pool... which exploded due to ice, after water went way over the previous levels (lots of rain) and filled the filter. To replace the ClearWater 21in sand filter, I'm looking at Hayward filters. I've already got a new...
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    How to (properly) pump water from cover (above ground pool)?

    Hi all! It's been very cold in the NorthEast and I'm still not open! However last weekend, I tried to pump the water out of the cover , but I noticed, after a couple hours, my pool water was also going down! It seems the cover isn't "waterproof" ! No worries as it's been raining so much the...
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    Hayward Powerflo LX SP1510 keeps tripping breaker

    Hi, yes, it would seem so. Thanks!
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    Hayward Powerflo LX SP1510 keeps tripping breaker

    OK thanks. Note that now the pump trips even without water on it. But maybe there is still some in it?
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    Hayward Powerflo LX SP1510 keeps tripping breaker

    Hi all, Since a few days, my Hayward pump trips the breaker after a period of 30 minutes to couple hours of running. It restarts OK immediately after resetting the breaker. It tripped the first time a few weeks ago after the flexible pipe coming from the pool disconnected and the pump was...
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    Added Borate and TA went up

    Hey, so after aerating for 4 or 5 hours yesterday pH went up to 7.1 from 6.9. We're continuing today... thanks for the help again! Again, I bought the wrong MA initially at Home Depot... my bad but maybe I'm not the only one in this case.
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    Added Borate and TA went up

    OK, put in 128 oz of Muriatic Acid, brushed, waited 30 minutes and just got the results. FC: 0 pH: 6.9 TA: 80 CYA: 20-25 BTW I know what happened when I put the Borax in. I didn't get the right MA from Home Depot, I got the "Klean" one and it wasn't effective. I spent 45 minutes with them...
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    Added Borate and TA went up

    OK will do! I'll go to the store a bit later this afternoon. How long after putting the acid should I wait to test?
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    Added Borate and TA went up

    Not yet, I only had 3lbs leftover dry acid, which is less than 1/3 of what's needed. According to PoolMath, I need 207oz by weight of dry acid, and I've put in less than 64oz. I've added that, will retest and will go buy 1 or 2 gallons of Muriatic acid.