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    Heat pump dilemma - repair and recharge, or replace?

    Thanks...kinda what I thought!
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    Heat pump dilemma - repair and recharge, or replace?

    Hi TFP My 2005-era Pentair heat pump has leaked out all of its R-22. To repair the leak would be a couple hundred bucks, then to recharge would be 15 lbs of R-22 at....about $150/lb. Paying about $2500 to repair a 12-year old HP seems like a poor decision. We use this heat pump a couple times...
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    2-speed Hayward Tristar - won't start on high

    OK, I popped open the back over the weekend. I cleaned the contacts at the end of the copper strips (I think these are the right ones?), but that didn't make a difference; it still makes an angry buzzing sound when I try to start it on high. The motor does have two capacitors, one under the...
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    2-speed Hayward Tristar - won't start on high

    Hi TFP, My motor is acting strange. It will not start on high speed - it will hum/buzz for about 1 second, then stop and wait a minute, buzz, stop.....etc. It will start just fine on low, and once running it will happily switch between high and low. For the time being, I have it set such that...
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    Older SWG Performance Issues

    Is the cell really 11 years old? That would be outstanding...usually they are 5 years tops. Generally when they fail, they will gradually read lower and lower salt levels even though the actual level remains constant. Eventually it will shut down due to this false low salt reading. I'm a...
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    Heater and aquatrol timer options

    Is it millivolt (no electric power needed) or a digitial ignition heater? If digital, you can hook it up to the load side of the timer just like the pump, and it will only get power when the pump does. Either way, your heater has a flow sensor that will not allow it to run if the pump is off.
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    Leak Under Pump When Pump Turned Off

    Does it only leak when it is off? Seems like some more sleuthing is in order - you've got to look closely and figure out where it's coming from before a fix can be suggested. Various seals in the pump could leak...but so can lots of other things!
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    bond leak?

    How certain are you that the leak is at the water line? There is an article in Pool School here that gives some basic advice for pinpointing a leak's location. Cracked grout isn't going to cause a leak...your tile could be completely gone and you won't lose a significant amount of water...
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    AquaGenie return

    It's up to you in the end. If the pool really has just one return, putting some more in there will help keep everything properly circulated.
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    Vinyl Pool Build - St. Louis area

    Looks like a decent equipment loadout. I'd want some more details on the exact pump and filter they're planning on installing; we'd recommend a 2-speed pump at least, if not a variable speed. Do you have any plans for a cleaner? Are you sure you need automation, rather than just a manual timer?
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    Possible rebar stain after replaster

    Please do post a picture! It certainly could be bleeding through.
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    Doughboy EZ Clip Liner

    Stuff behind liners isn't too uncommon, but could cause an issue if it is sharp enough to poke through.
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    we had a problem with a lot of cracking and settling in old pool deck

    Sorry to hear this - it sounds like some really lousy work and he's trying to weasel out of responsibility. Can you post some photos?
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    Above ground pool new install issues

    Can you post a photo? Not being too familiar with aboveground pools, I'm having a hard time picturing what's happening.