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    When and how long to run pump.

    I've actually read on this forum, several different threads, that the pumps are able and designed to run 24/7 no problem. You'd think that it would extend the life of the pump by not running it all the time, but not sure it's true. Btw, got my DWP bill... not nearly as bad as I thought it...
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    CYA Testing

    My head hurts after reading this thread :confused:
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    When and how long to run pump.

    We've been swimming everyday for 2 months now. First the pool was heated to 91 (at the beginning of quarantine and it was cold and rainy everyday), now I keep it between 85-87... and we always fire up the spa for anywhere from 2-10 hours a day. Since we're home everyday now, pool is heated...
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    What kind of bugs are these?

    I mentioned earlier in this thread where it was suggested by another member to hose them to your skimmer and let them flush down to your filter. Worked much better than manually trying to scoop these suckers out. Why shut down suction? These things are really tiny.
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    Replacing my pool cleaner hose

    Wow, that's a mega pool. It's interesting I've got a Kreepy Krauler Kruiser also that has been very iffy for the last couple of months. I've only had the pool for less than a year, and it's been replastered, but it used to work like a champ. I'm not sure what you mean by cascade failure, but...
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    What kind of bugs are these?

    Yesterday and the day before were slightly better. Today was noticeably better. Thanks for asking... definitely jinxed now for saying that, lol.
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    What kind of bugs are these?

    Mine look like black specs... almost like fleas, but they don't bite. Maybe try a grenade.
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    Brand New Hayward DE Filter Install - Shot DE in Pool On First Scoop - Was Leaking Water at Clamp/Belt

    Thanks brotha. Stay safe and have a Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!!
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    Brand New Hayward DE Filter Install - Shot DE in Pool On First Scoop - Was Leaking Water at Clamp/Belt

    Grrrrr, yes I did notice that when opened and it did look like it was seated properly so I just went with it. Not sure how it would get out of wack, but all seems to be working without any leaks so I'll probably just leave it be unless you think it's critically important for me to re-open and...
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    Brand New Hayward DE Filter Install - Shot DE in Pool On First Scoop - Was Leaking Water at Clamp/Belt

    @JoyfulNoise Last night was a no go. But this morning I did take it apart, reseat/lube, and do the tap tap trick until I reached 150 in. pounds of pressure... and it didn't appear to be leaking in the first 5 minutes or so. I'll keep checking, but so far so good. However, I did notice when it...
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    Brand New Hayward DE Filter Install - Shot DE in Pool On First Scoop - Was Leaking Water at Clamp/Belt

    Got it, thanks. I'll give it a try tonight or tomorrow morning... depending on how sober I am after our late night jacuzzi and swim.
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    Brand New Hayward DE Filter Install - Shot DE in Pool On First Scoop - Was Leaking Water at Clamp/Belt

    Well, I got a bit antsy, so went out and bought a torque wrench and set it to 150 in. pounds (recommended by Hayward) to see if it needed tightening... and I've definitely already passed that. Just to defend my actions... the first torque wrench I bought was for ft. pounds and when it wasn't...
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    Brand New Hayward DE Filter Install - Shot DE in Pool On First Scoop - Was Leaking Water at Clamp/Belt

    Couple of other quick questions if anyone has time... 1. I did notice a very slight leak coming out from under the belt... is it okay to tighten while the pump is running? 2. Also, does it matter if you tighten on the bolt or the nut? Thanks
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    Brand New Hayward DE Filter Install - Shot DE in Pool On First Scoop - Was Leaking Water at Clamp/Belt

    Also, is it okay to run my heater right now? Can't really think of any reason it wouldn't be but figured I'd ask while I'm here. Thanks again.
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    Brand New Hayward DE Filter Install - Shot DE in Pool On First Scoop - Was Leaking Water at Clamp/Belt

    @JoyfulNoise Thank you for your prompt response. I'll defiintely pre-dissolve it when adding in the future. Definitely will run the filter for the next two to three days straight. I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best here. I made a couple of very rookie, very stupid mistakes...