Recent content by SteelBlue

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    Pentair intelliflo dead-ish

    If you have continued problems with this and can't get it figured out, you can call Springs and Sons Electric (‭(602) 242-3500‬). They do nothing but pool electrics and I have been very impressed with their knowledge and work. They are based out of Phoenix, but I know they take work way out of...
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    Bronze pump?

    Bronze 2hp
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    Bronze pump?

    A 2hp Pentair WhisperFlo runs about $600. An Advantage Bronze in 2hp is $324. A significant difference for a pump that will never wear out. I don't know who makes their motor but I would guess A. O. Smith/Century.
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    Bronze pump?

    Has anyone used the Advantage Bronze pumps? They are less than half the price of an equivalent Pentair, and being made of solid bronze, including solid bronze impeller, they have to be more durable than the usual plastic pumps.
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    Switching back to tablets

    I am not an expert like mknaus, but there are only two reasons I would use tabs. 1) if you are leaving town for a week or two and need to maintain FC levels and 2) it is an easy way to increase CYA levels (if that needs to be done), while enjoying a break from adding liquid chorine.
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    La Motte works

    I have actually used test strips to determine CYA levels, but I would never dare state that on this forum, ha! My results posted here are all with the Taylor kit.
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    Question on pool plaster discoloring

    I think you are going to need a replaster under warranty. It looks terrible and the contractor could not disagree.
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    La Motte works

    No, I test the CYA with the Taylor kit. And I was surprised that my CYA was significantly lower than last year. Just added two pounds via sock in skimmer. Levels are now 40, so I'll leave it at that for the summer ahead.
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    La Motte works

    I loaded up my pool with Boric acid a year ago and after that it tested 50 with the La Motte test strips. I tested it again today: still 50! I wondered how this could be since I assumed some minor degradation should occur. So I tested my tap water. Result=zero. I guess the strips work and...
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    Best hose nozzle for cleaning filter cartridges

    I've tried them all. Ultimately, this seemed best overall.
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    Caretaker pressure relief valve question

    Well, here's an update. As noted above, I was getting flow through my wall jets even when those returns were completely shut off. So while the in-floor cleaning was going on with a psi of 14, I was losing significant flow through the wall jets. Pool guy agreed that it was probably a bad...
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    Caretaker pressure relief valve question

    The photo below shows my pool return that is divided between a Caretaker in-floor cleaning system and wall jets. The amount of flow to each can be controlled with a Jandy valve. If I close the flow to the wall jets, I still get significant flow through those wall jets. I am assuming that flow...
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    Water Fall pump ??

    So maybe the intake plumbing was just filled with air and your hose primed the plumbing.
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    Water Fall pump ??

    Excellent! Glad it worked. Did you see what blew out?
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    What does this pipe do?

    JamesW: I ordered two flappers. One thing is still puzzling me. The check valve that you thought was related to the negative edge may not be that. I say this because the negative edge plumbing involves a completely different system on the other side of my pool (not shown). Its plumbing is...