Recent content by jborders5

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    Pebble Pool Without Waterline Tile and Rolled Bond Beam

    Hi All- Not sure if this is the correct forum, but I’m looking for advice regarding pebble pools without water line tiles. We found a home in Phoenix, AZ we love and it checks off 99% of our wants, but the pool has a rolled bond beam and no tile. Is this a deal breaker? The house was built in...
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    Pump Motor Issues

    Not sure how old the motor is. I assume 2 - 3 years old. The original run cap was a 20mfd @ 370VAC and the closest I found locally was a 25mfd @370VAC. The motor exhibits the same behavior with or without the new run cap installed.
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    Pump Motor Issues

    Thanks for the suggestion. I opened the back end of the motor and don't see a switch. I did find out the shaft does spin at a slow to medium speed when started, but it looks like there is a thermal protection reset that is shutting it off and restarting.
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    Pump Motor Issues

    Hi all- I have a 2ez Speed replacement motor that will not start. That shaft spins freely both directions, nothing is clogged in the impeller that I can feel. I replaced the run capacitor and it still tries to start and then shuts down. Video attached... It will try to start, shut down and...
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    Pump replumb - need temporary solution

    Two days of a slightly noisy pump turned into a seized motor this morning... The motor housing was so corroded, two of the bolts sheared off with very little force when I tried to separate it. I was able to cut it out right at the inlet and have enough room for a union. The Intelliflo was a...
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    Pump replumb - need temporary solution

    Thanks guys. I only have an inch and a half clearance behind the motor, so I doubt I'll be able to separate it from the wet end still plumbed. There's about an inch of PVC between the inlet of the pump and the coupling attached to the Jandy valve. What if I cut it right at the pump, clean up...
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    Pump replumb - need temporary solution

    Just when I had finished my second pool equipment upgrade we moved to another house and I get to start over.... Everything is OK for now, but the pump bearings are starting to fail. I'd really like to replace the single speed with a two or variable and temporarily keep the existing plumbing...
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    Test results after drain & refill

    Thanks. I'm definitely still trying to figure out how the sun and heat in Arizona will effect the pool. I have a feeling it will be a bit different from our last place in California.... I'm surprised how quickly the PH climbs. I'm guessing the waterfall and the two lion head water features...
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    Test results after drain & refill

    Thanks. It's back at 5 now. Still trying to figure out what the average daily chlorine consumption is.... Any concerns with the CH at this time?
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    Test results after drain & refill

    We just moved to a new home with an existing pool. The water was clear, but the CYA was 100+ so I did a complete drain and refill last week. Here are my current numbers using a TF-100..... Note I have not added any chemicals in 24 hours and I'm in the process of bringing the TA down from an...
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    New to me house and pool - Thinking of converting to a SWG.

    I just finished moving the family to AZ from CA and have a new to me house and pool. The water is a mess (TA and CYA are off the charts) and will be draining it this week when we have a couple of cooler days. I used 12% liquid chlorine in California and had a shop that carried returnable 4...
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    Solar Cover Help

    I guess I need a solar cover.... Thanks to this forum, I've successfully upgraded all of my equipment and added solar panels a few month ago. The entire family has loved the 86 - 88+ degree water all summer long. Now, even with temps in the high 90s, I'm loosing a ton of heat each night and...
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    Check Valve / Flow Meter

    Not sure if this pdf was out when the topic was first active.... http://h2flow.net/h2flow/assets/File/TechTips_Effect%20on%20Head%20rev4.pdf
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    Check Valve / Flow Meter

    Love mine. I'm using it with a VS pump as well as solar. I run 100% of the return through the solar and it allows me to use a single flow meter after the filter. With the solar bypassed, 25 GPM is 1250 RPMs and 160 watts. With the solar, 25 GPM is 1850 and 415 watts.