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    Pool wand issue, something caught in pump, broken lateral, I hate pools.

    Since I bought my home 3 years ago this forum has been immensely helpful in keeping me sane since the house included an in ground pool. However, I'm not a pool person and have been in it maybe 3 times since buying the house. Its a source of constant maintenance even with this site's awesome...
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    Broken lateral, jets that belch air, and other miseries.

    So I've been in my home for a little over 3 years now and most of the pool equipment for my in ground pool was new like the liner, sand filter, and pump. Things have been smooth sailing even with me not maintaining as well as I should (it is very rare I ever use it) until about a few months ago...
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Can this stuff be used? I'd like something I can pick up from a Home Depot instead of going to a pool store- https://www.homedepot.com/p/DANCO-1-2-oz-Waterproof-Grease-80360/203193502
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Ugh, thats what I thought. The only other variable is Ive added quite a bit of DE to the filter as well while running it overnight to try and get ahead of the warmer weather this coming season.
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Quick question. Can a bad spider gasket cause sand in the pool? I am getting the tell tale sign of sand blown in a line at each return but am wondering if the spider gasket I haven't replaced yet is the culprit? I also have let the pump run dry on two occasions in the 3 years I have had my...
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    I just dont 'get' adding CYA.

    So after seeing how easy this stuff is to dissolve in a skimmer sock, my own post now seems insane to me. I can't imagine what others thought and I I see where I went wrong last season. I'm largely bringing this up based off of last year. I bought a standard 4 lbs jug of CYA but I never read...
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    I just dont 'get' adding CYA.

    So maybe I'm just slow but I am having no luck in adding stabilizer to my pool. Last year I tried the sock method but to no avail. At one point last year I had about 4 socks hung into the pool and all stayed full of the Clorox stablizer I filled them with. The stuff simply does not dissolve and...
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Whats a good , cheap, and easily available (non pool sote/preferably Walmart) available lubricant to use with the new gasket? Any silicon based lubricant?
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Thanks! Thats what I will order.
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Here's hoping. Im wanting to get that gasket ordered and installed before April gets here. From what I've seen there are atleast 2 variations on Amazon.
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Sorry to keep bumping this thread but my valve has everything perfectly printed on it- except for the model number which it looks to have worn away. Go figure.
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    I have a Hayward multivalve and sand filter. Will this kit work? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002NJOS3Q/?coliid=I1T7LCT2LPKGMP&colid=1K20L2PC15E0F&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    Hey guys sorry to bump an old thread but its apparent I have a bad spider gaskep since my backwash is leaking through anytime the pump is on. So this promps the question- is this something I can with the system 'under pressure'? As in as long as the pump is off, can I leave the multiport on the...
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    Multivalve getting impossible to turn.

    So I bought my home last year and it had an in ground pool with a low of newer equipment but the multi valve to go from Filter/Backwash/Rinse/etc has become progressively more difficult to move. It is now to the point that it takes both arms and putting body weight into moving this thing. There...