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    Repair separation tank lip with JB waterweld

    Just had another idea... found a listing for an old tank for a Hayward StarClear Plus cartridge filter available online. It looks strangely,... similar to the DE separation tank on the Hayward web page, Hayward even uses the same exact photo on the respective information web pages. Do you think...
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    LED pool light bulb swap - 120v or 12v?

    Hi all. One of my incandescent pool lights went out and i've purchased some LED replacements off of Amazon. I didn't realize until I received it that I may have purchased the wrong bulbs, as they come in 12v and 120v flavors. From the look of the photos below, is it immediately obvious which I...
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    Repair separation tank lip with JB waterweld

    I know you are right. Just can't get over the feeling that these tanks, that are outdated at this time, are exorbitantly expensive. I'd hate to hate to buy a whole new one. The thing is made of plastic, so isn't anything sophisticated so just pisses me off. I suppose the alternative is just to...
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    Repair separation tank lip with JB waterweld

    I have no experience doing this kind of stuff, but was contemplating some kind of wire across to support the shape. I suspect you're probably right though,... it'll be hard to seal up. There is a round o-ring gasket in there to help seal. Hmmm.
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    Repair separation tank lip with JB waterweld

    Just curious on folks opinion. I have a separation tank (I know I can do without one and just send to waste but I have no where to drain/dump to on my property) that has some damage on the lip of the tank. I wondered if based on the photos, I might get away with applying some waterweld, roughly...
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    Bondo or plaster to repair broken DE separation tank?

    Ha Richard, that makes a lot more sense now. Will look into it!
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    Bondo or plaster to repair broken DE separation tank?

    Thanks for the recommendations guys. Here is a video of what the backwash cycle currently looks like ... (this is the "guy" I hired and yes, I did notice that he didn't bother shutting off the pump when switching modes at the multiport... he owes me a new spider gasket!!) @Richard320, the...
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    Bondo or plaster to repair broken DE separation tank?

    Thanks @JohnT. It's not quite pressured really... when the multiport is set to "backwash", a 1.5" pipe moves the water through the separation tank and out another 1.5" pipe on the other side of the separation tank, back into the pool. It's effectively just a passthrough, so would only be subject...
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    Bondo or plaster to repair broken DE separation tank?

    Hi all. I have a DE separation tank that had some cracks and ultimately, has two lip pieces broken off at the top of the plastic tank where the lid connects. As such, there is now no seal on the lid as the tank o-ring doesn’t sit against anything so is useless. I had tried in the past to repair...
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    Help with DE filter losing prime after running for 2-3 hours

    Hi @jblizzle, you are right, that is not minor but more than double. What’s odd is that usual operating pressure for me was always about 15psi. It has only been as low as 10psi when first rinsing off the filters and before adding DE and perhaps after swapping out the cracked elbow inside the de...
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    Help with DE filter losing prime after running for 2-3 hours

    Hi @lekmedm, I also thought the same as you and ended up changing the pump, all new plumbing for everything above ground and even that $100 elbow part in the bottom of the DE filter as well as new grids. In the end, after spending $1500, it was indeed the live algae as despite all the above, the...
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    Help with DE filter losing prime after running for 2-3 hours

    For the record, you guys were all spot on of course. The live algae was what was clogging the new grids. Ran pump on recirculate at SLAM levels for 2 days, and now, all has been filtering just fine. Water has been balanced and crystal clear for a week now. Just waiting for the weather to warm...
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    Help with DE filter losing prime after running for 2-3 hours

    Ok thanks all. Wished I had checked in prior to spending money on the pool guy troubleshooting mechanicals. Just added 5 gallons of 12.5% chlorine to take my Cl up to SLAM level and running on recirculate. Will keep up chemicals every few hours and check back in a day or two. Guess it’s never...
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    Help with DE filter losing prime after running for 2-3 hours

    Thank you Jim and Duraleigh. The problem is maintaining SLAM levels when the pump fails to circulate water after a few hours on filter. I suppose I can skip the filter and just recirculate until all the algae is dead. The pool actually is not green, just cloudy as I have been maintaining...
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    Help with DE filter losing prime after running for 2-3 hours

    Hi all... this have been racking my brain on end. Even hired a pool company, who came and could not figure out. $1k down the drain in a new pump, new filter grids, chemicals, new plumbing ball valves, and labor from a pool company still cannot get the pool season started... The issue is that I...