Recent content by SirSwimAlot

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    New variable speed pump tripping breaker

    I was told over and over they never heard of this problem before and they sell 150 of these pumps a year. I've been wanting for it to get resolved for well over a month, they said they would send an electrician and if it is on my end, I will be invoiced, if it is on theirs they would be. The...
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    New variable speed pump tripping breaker

    Sorry for the late response, I never got a notification for responses. I forget the type of breaker I had but the pool company had an electrician come in and look at it and changed out the breaker to a Siemen's breaker and the problem went away. I asked if it was the breaker and they told me...
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    New variable speed pump tripping breaker

    I just had a Supermax VS 1.5HP professionally installed to replace my Hayward 1HP of 15 or so years (bought the house 5 years ago no idea of real age). The new pump keeps tripping the dual 20A breaker every few hours. I called the company who installed it and they said I have to hire an...
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    Pressure up and down and waste

    Water as far as I can see
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    Pressure up and down and waste

    There is plenty of water being sucked in.
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    Pressure up and down and waste

    Jets stop when the pressure goes down. I believe it is the small leak in the spider gasket leaking to waste. I just can’t believe it is doing that much. I have a new one coming but UPS lost the package for a few days slowing it all day. The pressure climbs to 12 psi which is normal but once...
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    How much can you expect to save with a variable speed pump

    Between my AC and my pool my electrical bill doubles this time of year to just over $300. I know my pump doesn’t have much life left, has been loud for 5+ years. This year I had to help it start. I can probably get the rest of the season and potentially one or two more. But if the savings...
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    Pressure up and down and waste

    The psi is dropping to 0 and then going back to normal. I’m getting leakage in waste even though set to filter. I replaced the spider gasket last year and had the multi port key assembly rebuilt this year as it was leaking. It is not now. the motor had to be hand started this year for the...
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    Should I replace my motor?

    Did you get an energy savings rebate from the Government or from the manufacturer? How do I figure out what motor will work with my system?
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    Should I replace my motor?

    Smaller than you prefer? Size wise or power? You went from 1HP to 1.65HP so I assume it is the physical size you are not happy with? Wouldn't smaller footprint be better?
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    Should I replace my motor?

    I have a manual dial timer, I've been wanting to switch it to digital, but I would love to have a motor with built-in timer and solve both problems. I was looking at something like this to install at the same time: Intermatic ET1125C 24-Hour 30-Amp Electronic Time Switch The main reason is I...
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    Should I replace my motor?

    How does a variable work, is it automatic or do you turn it up and down based on something?
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    Should I replace my motor?

    I have a Hayward 1HP Motor which came with the pool when I bought my house about 4-5 years ago. It was loud and was told it doesn't have much left to it. It has run great (but very loud) for that time, not a single problem. This year the motor wouldn't start and just hummed. I took the back...
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    How to not open to a green pool

    I am using a safety cover, the black thick cover you stretch to cover the pool. I haven't tested the temp of the water, but it's probably mid to high 50's at best. Once I close, I don't touch it until it is open, I was under the impression you shouldn't add anything after as the filter isn't...
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    How to not open to a green pool

    I’ve been using the troublefree method for 3 years now and I love it. But closing never works for me. Every time I open it is dark green. I can recover it in about 4-5 days but is forest green crayon green. Is there any way to prevent this or is this just what to expect in New England. I...