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    Best hose nozzle for cleaning filter cartridges

    I've tried them all. Ultimately, this seemed best overall.
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    Caretaker pressure relief valve question

    Well, here's an update. As noted above, I was getting flow through my wall jets even when those returns were completely shut off. So while the in-floor cleaning was going on with a psi of 14, I was losing significant flow through the wall jets. Pool guy agreed that it was probably a bad...
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    Caretaker pressure relief valve question

    The photo below shows my pool return that is divided between a Caretaker in-floor cleaning system and wall jets. The amount of flow to each can be controlled with a Jandy valve. If I close the flow to the wall jets, I still get significant flow through those wall jets. I am assuming that flow...
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    Water Fall pump ??

    So maybe the intake plumbing was just filled with air and your hose primed the plumbing.
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    Water Fall pump ??

    Excellent! Glad it worked. Did you see what blew out?
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    What does this pipe do?

    JamesW: I ordered two flappers. One thing is still puzzling me. The check valve that you thought was related to the negative edge may not be that. I say this because the negative edge plumbing involves a completely different system on the other side of my pool (not shown). Its plumbing is...
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    What does this pipe do?

    JamesW, thank you for your excellent analysis!
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    Water Fall pump ??

    Does the basket retain a large amount of air? If so, check and lube lid gasket, check and lube union gaskets. Debris can also get caught in the pump impeller. Use needle nose pliers to reach in through the basket and see if you can pull out some debris. If none of the above helps, get a hose...
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    What does this pipe do?

    There are two wall jets. With the valve closed to the mystery pipe there is average flow through jet #1 and just a little on jet #2. With the mystery pipe opened to flow there very strong flow through jet #1 and average to strong flow through jet #2. With the pipe open, the floor cleaning...
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    What does this pipe do?

    OK, here are some pics!
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    What does this pipe do?

    Will take pics today
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    Length of time a pump should stay full?

    To answer the question as to whether the new Pentair pump was simply a drop in, no. The height of the intake is higher on the Pentair, and the unions are different, so there was some alteration of plumbing to address this.
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    What does this pipe do?

    On the system leading to my Caretaker cleaning system there is a side pipe coming off that has a Jandy valve. It has been in the closed position for as long as I have owned the pool. If I open it so there is flow to both the side pipe and the Caretaker, the cleaning pop up heads are weaker and...
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    Length of time a pump should stay full?

    Yes, the Hayward Ecostar was leaking, so perhaps it was indeed a matter of time. The new Pentair is more quiet, so that's an improvement.
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    Length of time a pump should stay full?

    A follow up. Had a pool guy come out. He inspected my pump (a Hayward Ecostar) and pointed out that there was a small water seepage from the case of the motor where the two halves of the castings meet. Said that was probably my issue, so I let his company replace the pump with a new Pentair —...
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    Length of time a pump should stay full?

    I'm running it on high rpm. There is no problem when the pump is running. It's after I turn it off, the basket fills with air over a few hours.
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    Length of time a pump should stay full?

    A few days ago I noted a suction-side leak on my Hayward Ecostar variable speed pump. I replaced and lubed all gaskets in the two Jandy valves leading to the pump (one small gasket was broken). I also checked, lubed and tightened the two drain plug gaskets in the pump. I also removed the basket...
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    Will cal hypo make pool cloudy and a slight green tint?

    Why wouldn't one make the first assumption that this is algae...with such low FC levels.
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    User Friendly "Acid Magic" vs Muriatic Acid

    Cyndi, I think you mean it is used to DECREASE the pH, not increase it.
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    FC requirements in colder weather

    Hadn't seen that article, thanks!
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    FC requirements in colder weather

    This summer was the first for me using the TFP methods. My CYA being 50, I kept my FC 6-8 as recommended and never had an algae problem. It's getting colder now in Arizona. Since algae has less tendency to flourish in cooler water, I'm wondering if I can let my FC levels drop a bit to the 3-5 range?
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    Measuring high PH

    I was having similar issues trying to read the Taylor pH color, and bought the pH meter shown above. I do use it. You'll need to buy a bottle of 7.0 pH calibration solution and check the meter in this every time you check the pool pH. Calibrating it to 7.0 is a bit of a pain. Self calibrating...
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    So good are we bored yet?

    The Taylor kits do tell you to read from the meniscus. I pay attention to it when using smaller volumes, such as FC levels using the smaller volume line. Important? Maybe not, but being precise is always better than being imprecise, doesn't hurt and is easy to do .
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    Recommended?

    im fairly sure I don’t have algae. The water is crystal clear and I’ve always maintained the FC in the midrange appropriate to CYA levels. My FC levels are always equal to the total chlorine levels.
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    Recommended?

    Pool is 20,000 sq. ft. So I'm guessing that the robot would be recommended. The electrical cord is the only downside. I see many different Dolphin models, but scanning this forum, it would seem the S200 would be the most popular? Do the models with the overhead floats offer any significant...
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    Recommended?

    I have a pool that was re-pebbled last spring and have used the TFP methods since with good success. I brush the walls about once a week and use a pole-vac through the skimmer about once every two weeks. I have an in-floor pop-up cleaning system. I do notice that when I brush the walls or floor...
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    What would you say this pH level is?

    Have never used the pool store.
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    What would you say this pH level is?

    OK so let's say the test strip is the tie breaker. Odds lie in favor of the pH meter's accuracy.
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    What would you say this pH level is?

    Sounds fine, and I have a lot of respect for your experience and opinions here. For what it's worth, I also used the Aquachek test strip and got a pH of 7.2, so if that is worth anything at all, it would seem the pH meter is more accurate.