Recent content by mstadnik

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    Possible to RINSE too long?

    I accidentally left my sand filter in Rinse mode for 10 minutes after a Backwash. Excluding the obvious unnecessary water loss from the pool (not enough for the skimmer to dry out), are there any other negative side effects?
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    Should water level in pump basket go down when pump turns off?

    Returns spit air bubbles when pump is initially turned on (priming) but no air after 10 seconds or so. When you say a “leak”, are you suggesting a cracked pipe somewhere or simply air getting in somewhere on the suction side?
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    Should water level in pump basket go down when pump turns off?

    Question: After my variable speed Hayward Tristar pump turns off (for example when a schedule is completed), should the water level in the pump basket lower to near the bottom of the basket? I was under the impression that even though the pump is now off, the basket should remain nearly full...
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    Tips on Removing and/or Lubing O-Ring on Hayward Pump Lid

    I’ll give that a shot. Thanks JamesW!
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    Tips on Removing and/or Lubing O-Ring on Hayward Pump Lid

    I am able to acces the o-ring, but it’s nearly impossible to remove without a tool. So I ordered that pry tool kit linked above. That should do the trick.
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    Tips on Removing and/or Lubing O-Ring on Hayward Pump Lid

    Thanks for the replies all. Very good advice. Jason - I can’t figure out how to easily pop out the clear part. I don’t want to force it fearing I’ll crack something. Is there a trick to doing this? Thank you.
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    Tips on Removing and/or Lubing O-Ring on Hayward Pump Lid

    I have found it very tricky to remove the O-Ring on my Hayward Tristar VS pump lid. All I want to do is put some lube on it. Lubing it while the O-Ring is still installed is nearly impossible. Any tricks/tips? For reference, I am attaching a picture of the lid. Thanks in advance.
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    Should pump be entirely filled with water up to lid?

    Everyone - thanks for your comments and suggestions. I did a bit more research and found a comment on a YouTube video (of all places!) that ended up working for me. The suggestion was to run the filter on Recirculate mode for a while, and then turn back to Filter mode. Do not take the lid...
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    Should pump be entirely filled with water up to lid?

    I have a brand new Hayward Tristar VS pump and what I've noticed is that the water level in the basket housing is not up to the very top when the pump is running. There is about a 1" gap between the water level and the underside of the lid. Is this normal? I seem to recall on my previous...
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    Do I Still Need a Switch for new Pump?

    kadavis - would the existence of the circuit breaker for the pump on a sub-panel within a few feet of the pump qualify as a proper disconnect according to code? Or would I have to maintain an actual on/off switch like I have today?
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    Do I Still Need a Switch for new Pump?

    I currently have a single-speed pump that I turn on/off via a switch that is on a brick wall right next to the pump. I am replacing that single-speed pump with a variable speed pump (Hayward SP3202VSP) that has a built-in programmable timer and touchpad control panel. So I presume I will be...
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    Is it worth it to install new Sub Panel for Pool Equipment?

    tstex - I ended up getting a Hayward TriStar SP3202VSP. I'm not able to install it just yet, as I only have 115v service to my current single-speed pump, and the new pump requires 230v. And I'm starting to realize that patience is the key right now. I've decided that even if I have to wait a...
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    Is it worth it to install new Sub Panel for Pool Equipment?

    This is all great information, thanks everyone! It certainly does make the most sense to take the plunge now with the automation while I'm already having all of the electrical work done. Honestly, I wasn't even aware (still have a lot to learn) that the OmniLogic and other automation systems...
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    Is it worth it to install new Sub Panel for Pool Equipment?

    JamesW: Would you be able to list an example or two of an automation product that comes with a sub panel?