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    No room to add a heater

    I'm going to measure everything today. One of the issues is that the middle AC compressor sits under a portion of the house that sticks out a bit, so if the heater needs exhaust clearance, that won't work. Additionally, the corner of the pad that seems free is closest to the pool's control...
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    No room to add a heater

    I want a propane heater to extend our season. There is no room on the pad, but I was thinking that if I could have the HVAC units moved further to the right, then pour another slab and move the pool equipment to the right, the heater can be to the left, closest to the propane tank and feed back...
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    Mystery... Breaker on Automation Panel

    The three year old admitted it this morning. I asked what he did once he opened the box and he said he pressed the buttons. Lock is in place now, but really there is a greater concern. There is no way to lock the valve on the filter. If someone set that to 'waste' while the pump was off, then...
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    Mystery... Breaker on Automation Panel

    I just interrogated my kids... and the five year old ratted on the 3 year old. I still find it odd that my 3 year old would be able to open the box and flip the switches. Now I worry he'd mess with the filter valve and switch to waste, only to drain the pool while we are all sleeping and freeze...
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    Mystery... Breaker on Automation Panel

    The last two mornings I woke up to find the breaker on the automation panel was switched off. The first instance both the main breaker and the pump breaker were off, but oddly I also found the automation box unlatched and the door wide open. I never leave the box open and I was confused. I am...
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    DE filter pressure getting high, but it's freezing outside

    Thanks. I have it set to 8hrs at night. Evening schedule because that's when freeze protection kicks in most of the time. I've got the skimmer socks and they work great. I noticed that two major bumps in psi occured once after concrete decking was added and second after I had some landscaping...
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    DE filter pressure getting high, but it's freezing outside

    @ajw22 Thanks. Pump is Hayward Tristar. I think it is 1.5HP (single speed). Clean pressure for the filter is 12PSI. Suggested change pressure for this filter at that clean pressure is 22PSI. This is a Hayward DE 6020. Right now the pressure is almost at 20.
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    DE filter pressure getting high, but it's freezing outside

    Should I still backwash and recharge the de filter when it's freezing outside? I'm afraid the water will freeze on the ground when I backwash... I'm also dreading working in the cold. We do have warm days (Raleigh, NC area), but life has us busy with a recent new addition to the family. We just...
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    What's your pump schedule, and why?

    I was considering doing this very thing. Do you think there is any downside to this? For example, will the pool absorb more heat if the water is moving while the sun is beating down on it in the day? Otherwise, it makes perfect sense to schedule at night during the winter, because freeze...