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    Hayward pump shaft seals

    In June 2010 with the help of the pool service manager, we made sure everything above ground that we can get a connection to is bonded. As to what's going on under the ground, I have no idea. Are there any things I can check at the surface that will give me more assurance that the whole system...
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    Hayward pump shaft seals

    Number of years at house with pool - 6 Number of NEW Hayward pumps - 3 Number of new shaft seals - I wish I knew... And to top it all off, I didn't catch a leaking shaft seal early enough last year and my pump motor is completely frozen up. I can't even get it to turn with vice grips and a...
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    New to Pool School and New Pool Owner...first time on forum

    Re: New to Pool School and New Pool Owner...first time on fo If you water isn't high enough to start your pump, continue filling until you can start the water circulating. After the water has been circulating at least an hour, post a full set of water test results like this: FC - Free...
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    Dumb newbie question

    My CYA (and a few others) goes to zero over the winter. I still use bleach as my sanitizer because of the problems I had when following the pool store recommendations using trichlor. If you're willing to cut me in on the profits, I'll save you a big supply of water when I open next spring for...
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    Re: CYA test off the chart

    Since you're in AZ, reverse osmosis might be an option for you to get your CYA down. If your water cost is high, that can help be a deciding factor as well. I know there are often companies that will do this in arid regions, but don't know what your specific options are. Just another option...
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    Old Pool, New Owner, Cloudy Water

    Welcome. Sounds like there's a good chance it's just working on cleaning the water. If you can post a full set of test results, it will help everyone figure out the best course of action. -- Pete
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    Inground Pool not used for 3 years, is full of leaves, etc

    Re: Inground Pool not used for 3 years, is full of leaves, e It depends somewhat on how much stuff is in there and how wet the surrounding soil is. It is far safer if you can scoop out the material with a pool leaf rake. Draining can cause the liner to wrinkle, shift or "float" if the water...
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    Fastest way to add large quantities of CYA?

    You can use as many socks in as many places as you like. One in front of each return and in the skimmer (if that doesn't restrict your water flow) is fine. Some people like to massage the sock occasionally, which can help it dissolve more quickly, but it's not necessary to do that either. You...
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    Draining my pool to rid algae!!!

    The algae is going to come back quickly if you don't maintain a high enough level of chlorine in the new water. If you haven't already drained the pool, my suggestion is to post a full water test and get some thoughts first. Rarely is draining a pool to control algae the right answer.
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    Fastest way to add large quantities of CYA?

    There's really not any reason to hurry. I personally prefer putting it in a sock in front of a return. The return blowing water on it seems to dissolve it fairly quickly. If it takes a few days to get the full amount in there, it's not going to make that much of a difference. I wouldn't...
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    Hayward S240 O-ring replacement

    Not 100% sure where you mean. Are you talking about where the top connector to the multiport goes, or the black "hat" on the top of the filter? If it's the black hat on the top of the filter, Hayward makes a plastic wrench that fits over it that makes in MUCH easier (in my opinion) to get it...
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    HELP!! High Pressure every hour on opening!

    Even if you have to put the system on bypass, keep your pool at shock level. That way all the nasties are dead and it's a matter of getting them out of the pool. If you try to shock and filter only on the weekend you may never get the pool clear. My two cents is to keep it on bypass when you...
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    Help with syncing Jandy replacement PDA remote

    Hopefully someone with this system will come along, but if it helps this looks like it might be the installation manual. Seems like the info you need may be on page 23. Sorry if you've already tried your manual. Hope you get it sync'ed up. -- Pete
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    HELP!! High Pressure every hour on opening!

    You should get some expert help soon, but if you're looking for a fast answer, I'd suggest moving back to bypass during the hours you can't tend to the filter until it's building up at a more reasonable rate. DE filters are notorious for finely filtering the water, but when it's got a lot of...
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    Chlorine Issues

    I don't have anything to add to the advice the mods gave you, but I wanted to say that more than one of us have been there. Whatever is causing the problem isn't going to survive the chlorine and it will come to an end! Hang in there!! Good luck! -- Pete