Recent content by Zwrickers

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    Does This Water Level Look OK for Winterizing?

    Hi, is the water level low enough for winterizing? I have pillows and live in southern IN/Louisville KY area. Both skimmer and return/Aqualuminator are plugged. Just worried about ice bumping the return (I have no idea how much freezing/ice occurs inside the pool.) But I also have a new liner...
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    Lower Water Level in AGP for Winter - exactly why?

    Hi, this is my second winter closing my AGP. New vinyl liner approaching it's first winter. Last year I lowered the water level 6 inches below the skimmer and left the skimmer mouth open. This year, I got a skimmer plate plug (which has a slow leak, so the pool drained out to just the bottom of...
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    Should I close or not? Freezing, but need pump parts repair.......

    Thank you very much. The gasket came in and the system is back up and running well with no air leak. I will replace those wood shims, because they are already soaking wet. Now, all that's left to do is close LOL. Even though this thread started with a big mishap, I was able to learn a lot...
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    Should I close or not? Freezing, but need pump parts repair.......

    Is it possible to keep the air bleed off valve open just a bit to allow a small stream of air that's getting sucked in (till I get a new gasket where the leak is coming from) to escape, while running the pump? I need to slam and then close. I can't judge what is a lot of air vs. a little in the...
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    Should I close or not? Freezing, but need pump parts repair.......

    Hi - You're right.....freezing is 32 not 35 LOL! I'll shut it down tonight. I will be winterizing (reducing water level, unhooking equipment and storing it elsewhere). I still need to SLAM for 24 hrs and vacuum/brush the pool before closing, which I can do this weekend. Do you think that it's...
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    Should I close or not? Freezing, but need pump parts repair.......

    Hi, I am getting ready to close soon and just did some maintenance on my pump/filter. There seems to be some air leaking into the system because I am getting tiny bubbles in the return that reappear once I bleed the relief valve. We are expecting about 35 F temps tonight worse case, and I had...
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    Should I close or not? Freezing, but need pump parts repair.......

    Thank you. I found one more screwdriver hidden away in the tool box and lo and behold that worked! You're so kind to post. I just had the wrong tool that didn't get deep enough to catch. I have a lot to learn. However, I just set up the system and if the wooden shims needed to level the pump so...
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    Should I close or not? Freezing, but need pump parts repair.......

    Edited above to include the picture. The screws are brand new, came installed into the Hayward base from the factory (I'm assuming. There was no manual.) Could NEW screws be frozen? I think maybe your sentence above got cut off - was it vinegar or an acid or something? I have flex pipes...
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    Should I close or not? Freezing, but need pump parts repair.......

    Hi, I just got a new base for my AGPs pump and cartridge filter. Old one cracked. My equipment is disassembled so I can put it back on the new base. It's a Hayward Xstream voyager pro cartridge filter, and ecco waterway pump. There are two screws that came with the base for mounting the pump...
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    Closing for one night TONIGHT? Please help!

    Hi - Just a follow up. We did get down to 28. Since the water was at 50 F at nightfall (at 48 a few hours ago), it did not freeze in the trickle that was escaping the plugged skimmer. I did end up draining the equipment and bringing it inside for the next two nights. In hindsight, I probably...