Recent content by jondoepoolguy

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    Treating brown stains in gunite pool

    I followed the instructions on the kit (lowered to recommended levels and dumped 1 full container for 20K gallons) and let it set for the requested amount of time. As the stain had not lifted, I repeated the process with a second dose and let set for the requested amount of time before brushing...
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    Treating brown stains in gunite pool

    The plaster is from 2016 (when the pool was built). Other than the staining, everything looks in good shape. Thanks! I look at picking up the stain kit. I'm working on raising the FC now after the AA treatment (2 weeks ago). Was supposed to keep it low for a while after treatment and then...
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    Treating brown stains in gunite pool

    So we have been dealing with some brown stains in the pool since last season when we purchased the house. We have tried a number of things: Rubbing lemon on spot (no change) Rubbing chlorine tab on spot (no change) AA treatment with Essential Values Swimming Pool & Spa Stain Remover (no change)...
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    Air bubbles and water surging/spitting in pool return jets

    Another update: After switching from Pool to SPA and back I noticed a resurgence of the air bubbles. I replaced the O-rings in that Jandy Valve and now everything is back to normal.
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    Air bubbles and water surging/spitting in pool return jets

    And plastic wrap trick worked. Found the leak. It was in a junction leading from a valve to the pump.
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    Air bubbles and water surging/spitting in pool return jets

    Yes, all the equipment is lower than the water level in the pool. For the suction side plumbing by the pad, I have the following configuration:
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    Frozen bolt on Pentair Intelliflo 2 VST

    All replaced and no more leaks under the pump! Thanks all!
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    Air bubbles and water surging/spitting in pool return jets

    @mknauss I got a Pentair Intelliflo pump O-ring kit and replaced the Diffuser O-Ring, Shaft Seal (both front and rear), Drain Plug O-Rings, and the Pump lid O-Ring/gasket. All of the pumps O-rings/gaskets should be good now but I'm still getting the surging air bubbles. I've got the O-rings for...
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    Frozen bolt on Pentair Intelliflo 2 VST

    I wasn't able to get penetration oil into the threads (a family member nearby had some I could borrow) due to the amount of corrosion on the motor side. The plate looks pretty nasty even without the grommet problem. It was definitely a shaft seal leak. The bolt remained stuck in the motor...
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    Frozen bolt on Pentair Intelliflo 2 VST

    Yeah so about that grommet... it came off:
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    Frozen bolt on Pentair Intelliflo 2 VST

    Thanks! I'll try to get some.
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    Frozen bolt on Pentair Intelliflo 2 VST

    We purchased a house with a pool at the end of season last year and noticed a little water around the pump when running. The pad was always a little wet but there were no visible leaks. Looking into the issue this season it appears there is a leak in the shaft seal. When disassembling the pump...