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    Pump skimmer basket water electrified

    Sure enough. Leslie’s installer did a horrible job of connecting the wiring to my new variable speed pump. I took everything apart, replaced all the conduit and inspected everything and then simply found the pump connection was causing the problem. Thanks all.
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    Pump skimmer basket water electrified

    OK guys. Thank you so much for helping. First of all, the measure voltage in the water within the pump is around 5v. There are two copper bonding wires connected to the pump. One goes into the ground and the other seems like it was poked into the ground and left. The pad used to have a...
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    Pump skimmer basket water electrified

    I have never sensed any electricity in my pool water prior to today as I was cleaning the skimmer basket of the pump itself. The water inside the pump shocked me pretty good a few times. I read the thread that talked about water in the pool shocking as a result of the bonding wire not being...
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    Does this pump sound normal?

    Chris, It has not been moved recently. The unit is 8-10 years old and taking off the cover doesn't really make it clear whether it's the impeller or the motor. I see there are couplings connected. Is the next step to pull it out at the next water change? Are there bearing kits available?
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    Does this pump sound normal?

    Thanks guys
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    Does this pump sound normal?

    It sounds like it's excessive, but I'm new to all this and the spa is new to me. What you are hearing is pump 1 (noisy to me) Then pump 2 on low speed, then on high speed (all sounds normal and functions fine,, Even when it sounds like it's just humming) Then pump 1 again...
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    Located leak and cut concrete. Does anyone have experience with the next step?

    I got it. There was enough flex between the pvc and being able to pull the wall fitting into the stretch of the pool liner that it was pretty easy. On a side note for anyone with this type of leak, I should have tried putting epoxy inside the accessible gaps from the pool side. Now that I see...
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    Located leak and cut concrete. Does anyone have experience with the next step?

    Or what about this, Coupling below 90, new 90, new pipe toward wall. Glue all that, then tighten up the threaded coupling less 1/4 turn. Then final step would be putting new return & threaded coupling (glued at this point) into the short pvc while performing a 1/4 turn as it comes together?
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    Located leak and cut concrete. Does anyone have experience with the next step?

    When I removed the black spacer/nut I found the source of the leak. A few holes. I picked up a new SP1408, and have drained the pool down. Do you think it may be possible to unscrew the existing hayward return in the wall leaving all the existing pvc, and then screw in the new SP1408? I...
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    Replacing Diving board anchor bolts - Are SS wedge bolts a good option?

    I believe that a heavy coat dielectric grease would prevent corrosion. It does on battery terminals and electrical connections, and considering the space is enclosed it would probably last for a long time.
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    Replacing Diving board anchor bolts - Are SS wedge bolts a good option?

    That's a good point. Maybe it would be better to use galvanized, and cover the bolts with grease after?
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    Is a 1.65hp variable speed right for a 20x40? It seems small.

    As a followup to this, the 1.65 is awesome. I run it 12 hours overnight at 800 rpm (120 watts), then 10 hours at 1600 rpms to generate chlorine, and then 2 hours every evening on high for the heck of it. My bill is 25% of what it used to be and all is well.
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    Replacing Diving board anchor bolts - Are SS wedge bolts a good option?

    Does the same concern exist about the circuit exist if the entire base is also fiberglass? The only metal is the 3 bolts into the ground and the two that hold the board to the base. If it does, I'm thinking I can possibly weld a connection to one of the previous bolts, but that would require...