Recent content by yblaser

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    Solar Plumbing Leak Repair Help

    Thanks so much. It looks like it could be, but I haven't removed the clamp to see what the piece looks like inside. The website you linked to looks like a good resource for these parts. Turns out for unrelated reasons it looks like I need to have my roof replaced in the very near future so I...
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    Solar Plumbing Leak Repair Help

    Thanks for the response. Yeah unfortunately it is the reducer. When the system first comes on and the air is purging out of the system I can see bubbles coming out of where it is leaking. The white stuff on the breaker is from the thread paste they used instead of Teflon tape when they...
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    Solar Plumbing Leak Repair Help

    I have a smallish leak where my vacuum breaker screws in. Initially I thought it was just leaking past the threads but finally realized that the reducer where the breaker screws in is cracked. The reducer also appears to be glued into the elbow. How do I go about fixing this? I could cut out...
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    New Waterfall In the Front Yard...

    With aeration and evaporation scale is going to be the biggest issue. I might consider just using 1" spa tablets as they will help keep the pH down you won't have to manually add chlorine and acid as often. Change out the water monthly to keep the CH and CYA in check. The only concern with...
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    EasyTouch adds 10 minute shutoff delay

    I experienced the same thing when I had the cooldown setting enabled and ended up disabling it. I noticed it when I manually turned on the pool circuit briefly to check out some equipment and then it wouldn't turn off. It took me a while to notice the DEL on the screen. I have solar as well...
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    Stainless Steel Pool Light Ring Corrosion in a Salt-Water Pool

    Could there be galvanic corrosion going on due to dissimilar metals?
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    SLAM Criteria Disagreement

    I've been here a while and don't post often, but have to say this is one of the friendliest, informative, and well run forums on the internet. This is a testament to all the time volunteered by the moderators and experts who help both new and seasoned pool owners. Forums like this only die...
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    Infrared Perimeter Alarms

    Yes, wholeheartedly agree hence my recommendation for a permanent solution. Thanks for being more explicit on the dangers
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    Infrared Perimeter Alarms

    At our current house we have an autocover. We got it both for safety (have a 4 and 8 year old) and heat retention. The cover itself and the tracks are not the prettiest thing to look at especially compared to a pool full of water, but we made that compromise. I don't think the cover box on...
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    Solar and filter pump relationship

    I am not an expert, but will reply to give the thread a bump. This is setup is not typical in the US at least in my experience. To address your main concern of water back flowing through your filter plumbing, you need to install a check valve in you filter plumbing. Since both pumps share the...
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    Pentair VS Watts Mystery Not Equal to Volts x Amps Why?

    Depends on the meter. Our's is a smart meter and the display cycles through various parameters. One parameter is the instantaneous power draw shown down to a 10W resolution. If you have too rely on the power "odometer" it might not be accurate enough for a short term measurement. Our's only...
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    Pentair VS Watts Mystery Not Equal to Volts x Amps Why?

    Instead of buying an expensive meter turn off all your breakers to your house except the pool pump then use your utility meter to measure the power.
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    Looking for pictures of benches for pool cover

    Do you mean something like this:
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