Recent content by tim_pool_newbie

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    Is my Jandy 2HP pump dead?

    Well I wound up moving forward with a replacement before checking back here, but I did almost everything you suggested!! I went with a single speed though (direct replacement of what I had), but did get it through INYO Pools and even upgraded to the saltwater seal. Hopefully the new pump will...
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    Is my Jandy 2HP pump dead?

    After 11 successful summers, I think my Jandy PlusHP (model PHPM2.0) pool pump has finally breathed its last. But while I'm searching for a replacement, I thought I'd give this forum a chance to see if anyone can help me with anything I can do to repair the current one. As I tried starting the...
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    Vacless SVRS leaking

    Can anyone help me with this? Does the device in these pics look like it’s in the open position? How much do I tighten the top plate to increase spring tension? I don’t want to break it
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    Vacless SVRS leaking

    Hi all, I've been noticing air blowing into the pool via the returns, and after checking all the usual suspects - clogged skimmers, pump basket, loose plumbing connections, etc., I feel like the Vacless SVRS (Model: SVRS10ADJ) may be the culprit. Referring to the attached pics of the device, I...
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    Steps in Converting to a SWG pool

    I see you've already received lots of great responses with good technical info, so I won't add to that. But I will provide a testimonial that I converted to a SWG last summer and I could smack myself that I hadn't done it sooner. The install process was simple and took me no more than about 30...
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    Saltwater damage to natural boulder waterfall?

    All great points you make!! These are actual large granite (??) boulders that were brought in by truck to create the waterfall. They are each cemented in place, so maybe it's the fear of salt damage to the cement?? I believe I heard this advice on this forum originally, but can't find it now...
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    Saltwater damage to natural boulder waterfall?

    I've added my location to my profile. I live in Nazareth, PA (Northeast PA). I haven't tested my pool for salt, but who knows given the amount of rain we've had lately!
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    Saltwater damage to natural boulder waterfall?

    I've been a loyal TFP subscriber and BBB method follower since I first installed my pool almost 10 years ago. But I must now admit that lugging all those bottles of bleach back from the store and remembering to pour them into the pool on a regular basis is starting to weigh on me. I'm...
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    Raypak Heater Rollout Switch Keeps Blowing

    I know this is an older post, but hoping to get some additional info. I've suffered from blown out rollout switches almost every summer for the past few years. I call a local pool service company and they come out and "clean out" the heater, install a new switch and it runs fine for a while...