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    DE Filter grids permanently damaged?

    Hey Tx Splash! Thank you for your response! I'll just put this thing back together and fire it up! You're right... it's WAY too hot!! Mike
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    DE Filter grids permanently damaged?

    Hi, I know there's an entire section on cleaning DE filters, which is fantastic information. My grids (2 of them) had a massive area of pink algae on them from an incident that happened right at the beginning of the pool season. We went out of town and accidentally left the filter running...
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    Motor replacement. Wired the same?

    Yes! 1 and 4 did the trick. 3 goes to nothing. Ha! Thanks so much! As usual, you guys are the best! Mike
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    Motor replacement. Wired the same?

    Hey y'all, I'm not an electrician, but I play one in my back yard. I'm replacing my old waterway 1.5 HP motor with a new waterway 1 HP motor. The old one has neutral on 3 and line on 4. I think it's going to be the same on the new motor, right? The label shows line on 1 & 4, but doesn't...
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    Organic debris in DE filter grids

    Ha! I won't hold my breath then. Thanks, Richard! I'll carry on with the setup. Thanks again! Mike
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    Organic debris in DE filter grids

    Hi all! I'm just now opening up the pool for the summer and, as usual, I'm taking apart the DE filter and giving it a thorough cleaning. This is the 4th year of doing this. However, for the first time, I have small sticks and bits of stick stuck inside of some of the filter grids where I...
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    What is the best run time for my pump?

    I've wondered about pump run time as well. I have a 12x23 AGP and I've opted to run the pump 24x7. There are several trees over our pool that drop leaves year-round. Are there any 'chemical' disadvantages to running the pump around the clock? I never hear of anyone else doing that. I guess...
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    Total Alkalinity questionn

    Hi, I have sort of the opposite problem with my above ground pool. This is the 3rd year we've had this pool. The first two years, the CA, Ph and FC were all pretty easy to maintain. From the start, the TA has always been really high. I forget what it is, since I haven't measured it in so...