Recent content by whixkid41

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    Inground skimmer flapper

    Interesting....I will look into the floating wier. I have hayward skimmers - square tops, wound baskets What i do not understand, under what circumstance would u ever want to close the weir? Winterization maybe? I think i might just remove the Dang thing. Id rather hand skim than fork over...
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    Inground skimmer flapper

    I inspected both the opening and the door itself for any abnormalities - all seems fine. Had the pump at 35 gpm, woke up this am to 0 gpm and a screaming pump 😡. Of all the problems i expected of owning a pool, lack of water was not one of them...
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    Inground skimmer flapper

    I will take another look but it seems pretty good. Again, last night i noticed the pump was crazy loud, i went outside and the flap was closed basically starving the system of water. We did get a ton of rain so im wondering if to high of a water level makes it way more sensitive to closure...
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    Inground skimmer flapper

    Hi All, Can some one explain the usefulness of the flapper on the skimmer other than getting stuck in the up position throwing my pump into priming mode? Several times now my system has shut down because the flapper has closed up starving the pump of water. My water level is half way up the...
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    IC60 output %?

    Hi All, Im a total rookie setting everything up so I am curious what I should set my IC60 output at for my pool, and also for my SPA. Right now, the pool is crystal clear, i have it set to 40% for the pool and 0% for the SPA. I run the filter basically 24x7 at 35gpm (although i’d love to hear...
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    Brand New Pool 1st opening on Monday

    I went ahead and ordered the TF-100 Bundle off of TFTestkits.net. I am really surprised they don't have a halfway decent digital testing device yet. I guess my money is better spent on a robot vacuum :-)…. I will see what happens monday and I will post some readings once I get the test kit...
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    Brand New Pool 1st opening on Monday

    Thanks for the links. I have not bought any test kit yet. I could be wrong but I do believe the pool company owes me one. It could be a total piece of junk so I opted to wait and see what they deliver - if anything. Besides that I was eventually going to research if a digital solution...
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    Brand New Pool 1st opening on Monday

    Hi All, This will be my 1st opening so I want to get this right. I have the pool company coming Monday to remove the covers and reconnect all the equipment. I have a pentair SWG but I never got it operational last year - no salt was ever added to the pool. It was way to late in the season to...
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    Need plumping help

    are you suggesting I am missing a 'flow switch'? or did you mean 'Integrated' into the unit...lol. I do have a bunch of boxes I still have to go through but I assumed it was stuff like the automatic valve actuators, the salt cell. Thanks all for the suggestions....
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    Need plumping help

    Good to know. I suppose I can make sure I get a nice straight run with the heater install just-in-case I need to move the salt cell. That's probably the easiest thing to do....just plan to move it and hope I don't have to. Just concerned about that valve in front of it as well. Thanks!
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    Need plumping help

    Hi All, Had a pool installed late fall, just about to fire it up in about 4 weeks to have a heater installed and to have some landscaping work done. However, I am looking at the plumbing for the heater and the guys that did the filter, pumps, & salt generator did not exactly leave me in a good...
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    Pentiar or Hayward Heatpump

    I ended up going with the Hayward Summit Heat pump. I don't have access to natural Gas. Propane is simply to expensive. basically the same as the Hayward HeatPro 140 with some upgrades
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    Pentiar or Hayward Heatpump

    Hi All, After getting a few inches of snow, what better time to think about a heat pump :-). I've been researching all winter and narrowed my choices down to 3 models: Pentair UltraTemp 140 Hayward HeatPro 140 Hayward HeatPro 140 (Low-Ambient) All my equipment - pumps, automation, filter is...
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    Calculating pool gallons for play pool bottom to search for heat pump

    1) - If you picked a reputable pool company, that's an excellent start 2) - Bookmark TFP - this is like the mother of all support groups when it comes to pools. 3) - Don't forget to donate like I did! I literally just looked and realized I had not - so I did - just now.....WORTH EVERY...
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    EasyTouch 8 & heat pumps

    No gas and propane is a bit expensive here on LI. Not to mention the cost of installing/renting tanks, etc.