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    Costco bleach prices (alternate source in Dallas?)

    I'll be on the prowl this weekend. Will let you all know what I find as well. Thanks!
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    Replacing the mesh on a Dolphin robotic filter

    I could argue either sides of whether I was asking for trouble or not :) but now I'm just trying to get back up and running. Googling around looking for a reference for a mesh size of material.
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    Replacing the mesh on a Dolphin robotic filter

    Hey all- my second set of "spring" filters for my Dolphin m500 (the ones with the fine mesh, not the cartridge filter media) has ripped on me. This time around, I'm thinking I'm going to glue on some replacement mesh material- no sense in throwing away a lot of cash on another set. Any one...
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    Costco bleach prices (alternate source in Dallas?)

    Yup- it's the cloromax- didn't realize that. Will have to hit up Home Depot- thanks!
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    Costco bleach prices (alternate source in Dallas?)

    Man. I remember just a few years ago (ok, maybe more than a few) it was in the $7s for the 3x 121oz of 8.25%. Then it was in the $8s. Then, maybe 2 years ago?, it was in the $9s and it fluctuated up and down in the $9s a bit. And it's $10.59 today (this is in Dallas). Holy cow. Anyone...
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    Replacement float for BlueWhite flowmeter

    Thank you! I'm going to pass for now- I've managed to completely forget it wasn't in a usable state. Appreciate you hunting it down!
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    Replacement float for BlueWhite flowmeter

    Thanks! Just going by what I found on the BW site, FLOAT CF-300 S.S. - Blue-White Industries . Part # is F-3001. Haven't spent a ton of time looking around for it but looks like most don't carry those parts. Appreciate it!
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    Replacement float for BlueWhite flowmeter

    Have an F-300 flowmeter, and, long story short, was a little careless when I was trying to flush out some sediment that got in, and lost the float (the "old style" stainless float). BlueWhite wants $24.58 plus $10 to ship :( I can get a brand new one, new style (red plastic float), for $63...
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    break in underground pool light wire

    Dirk- slept on it and came to the same conclusion. I can confidently do most things myself but dealing with electrified pool water, and being able to properly test it, is out of my wheelhouse. Thanks!
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    break in underground pool light wire

    So I ended up calling American Home Shield to see if I could get it done thru them. They cover pool electrical, but not pool lights. Pool company came by (I actually knew the tech as he'd been by in the past to replace a motor). It definitely needed a new breaker. We walked around, found the...
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    break in underground pool light wire

    Thanks! I'll be by their side every step of the way.
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    break in underground pool light wire

    Got back in the pool tonight; felt voltage after touching the ring when coming at it with the screwdriver. I can feel stray voltage around both while being 3-4 inches away. The switch that controls the lights is off (otherwise the breaker would trip). Turned the breaker off manually by hand...
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    break in underground pool light wire

    Thanks! AJW got it exactly with the wiring configuration. And light switch is after the GFCI breaker. I've never messed with bulb install- should there be a reasonable amount of slack behind the fixture (2-3 feet so I can get it above water to remove the bulb)?
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    break in underground pool light wire

    We've got two incandescent pool lights (in gunite); we had a gas leak earlier in the year and half the yard had to be dug up to replace pipe. I didn't realize until months later that a light line must have been hit- switching it on trips it's breaker immediately (we don't use the lights that...
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    m500- partially running- impeller problem

    Just for the thread record, it's consistently "locking" after each run- before each run, I twist the impeller a bit in each direction. It runs great, for 1 run, then won't run again until I repeat. Is it worth opening it up and seeing if there's something sticking to the motor shaft or...
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    m500- partially running- impeller problem

    OK- so I took it out, flipped it flat upside down, on top of my leaf vac base so I could leave my phone underneath to video the evidence. It whined but didn't spin the impeller. Then the left track went one direction and the right track in the opposite direction, but didn't reverse it. So I...
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    m500- partially running- impeller problem

    My just-over-3-year-old (aka out of warranty) Dolphin m500 is having some issues. The lights on the control unit behave like I'd expect them to- just turning it on, or cycling through the three programs, everything looks correct. But the cleaner won't move (that's not exactly true- every few...
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    Dolphin Supreme M Series Owner’s Club

    Mine will make it to the top with the accordion filters- so long as the filters are very clean, water's on the warmer side (probably softens up the rubber so it grips better), and the pool walls are clean. I typically use the mesh/screen filters most of the year just because of the amount of...
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    stenner injector- water coming out in reverse

    Black. It's in a spot where it never gets direct sunlight. Now that you mention it, I have replaced the strainer assembly as well. But never any tubing or ferrules. Guess it's
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    stenner injector- water coming out in reverse

    Iv'e got the high pressure with the check valve-equipped injector (45MPHP10 Single Head Fixed Output). Agreed, makes sense that without any leaks the stenner should out-pump any reverse flow I've got going on. Been running it since 2014 and this is the first maintenance/repair outside of...
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    stenner injector- water coming out in reverse

    There is a leak when it's all hooked up. But the part about the check valves in the injectors not being 100% answers the question! So my action plan is repair the leak, and only run the stenner when the pool pump is on low speed. Thank you!
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    stenner injector- water coming out in reverse

    Right- and that's why I've got the leak at the outlet- because it can't get past the pinched pump tube. Should the check valve stop ALL flow, or just most of it? Maybe I'm thinking about this the wrong way- yes there's some mechanical breakdown in the outlet feed tube/ferrule- I'm thinking...
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    stenner injector- water coming out in reverse

    Shouldn't I expect a little leakage at the outlet side (when it's off but same difference) simply because of all the pressure coming back up the line that connects the outlet to the injector? I certainly agree, I at least need to replace the ferrule and snip some tubing (or replace it) so it's...
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    Polaris gets stuck nose down

    Hold him just below the surface of the water (off the bottom of the pool) and check that all the wheels are turning... if they are, count how many revolutions they make in a minute, it's been a while since I've had a Polaris but an online manual should tell you the appropriate range and that...
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    stenner injector- water coming out in reverse

    With the pool pump on low, with the bleach line removed from the injector, there's no leakage, with no detectable vacuum.
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    stenner injector- water coming out in reverse

    I've had a bleach injection setup for a number of years, with the stenner injector after all the equipment, in the top of a horizontal pipe just before going back into the ground at the pad. Nothing's materially changed recently. I noticed liquid dripping out of the output side connector of...
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    A Breakdown of Dolphin's 2017 Lineup

    bombardier- do you know if an m500 purchased this time of year in 2015 is identical (electronics and all) to one purchased now? Specifically, around bluetooth and app connectivity?
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    How do I keep leaves from blocking my overflow drain...

    There's a few different things going on, but yes it definitely makes me work a little harder on the chemistry. Probably going to bring in a professional in a month or two (and will probably post here looking for advice as well).
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    How do I keep leaves from blocking my overflow drain...

    pooldv- thanks! I've got a 2-speed that's been on high speed for days straight (other issues). But I'll do it anyway when we're expecting a downpour as I get dirt/mud/whatever into the pool (the poor grading) and want to get it filtered out ASAP. Long story short, that won't help :) If i had...
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    How do I keep leaves from blocking my overflow drain...

    I very consistently have an overflow problem with my pool. We've got shrubs around it, and trees over it, and rain and wind always cause at least a few handfuls of leaves (or pollen chunks or other floating goodies) to land in it. And they go straight to the overflow drain and block it. when...