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  1. J

    Losing flow after a couple hours

    I’m happy to report that it’s been running for about 3 hours so far and still kicking like a champ. On the downside, there is a slow drop coming from the top of the valve so looks like I need to replace it >:|
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    Losing flow after a couple hours

    New multi port valve arrives today and hope to get it installed tonight so I will let you know.
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    Losing flow after a couple hours

    Unfortunately the gasket on the Hayward isn’t serviceable. The unit is pretty old, probably original, and feels like the handle is going to break every time I turn it as is. The pure line replacement was only $60 from inyopools so not a huge cost to replace the whole thing. You’re right...
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    Losing flow after a couple hours

    So I did some more investigation today. I noticed that there is a slow drip coming from my waste pipe, and I also noticed that I get a loud suction/bubbling noise from the multi port valve area when I first turn the pump on after letting the pressure release. Not 100% sure that’s my problem...
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    Losing flow after a couple hours

    Yes, when I first turn it on in recirculate, the pump primes and the water in the sight bucket fills to the top. The return jet to the pool kicks out a strong full flow that I can see moving the water. After a couple hours, the sight bucket starts to drop, the flow of water coming from the...
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    Losing flow after a couple hours

    Yes I do and yes I have a TF100, working on the slam but in the mean time trying to figure out why the flow is so off. I would lean towards what you say however that doesn’t quite add up considering the fact that simply moving the lever from filter to backwash back to filter will make it return...
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    Losing flow after a couple hours

    I replaced all the sand last year with zeosand so not very old. Water is pretty blue right now but a little cloudy still with some crud here and there at the bottom that hasn’t been cleaned out yet since taking the cover off. I’ve been waiting to get it clear so I can see we’ll enough to...
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    Losing flow after a couple hours

    Hello- I have an interesting problem and I am not sure what to attribute it to. I opened up the pool last week and I have noticed that, after a a couple hours, I start to lose flow through the system. The return line to the pool starts flowing a lot less and the sight window into the pump...
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    New Pentair Pump and Plumbing, Pump Primes and looks to be Full Then Abruptly Slows

    Ahh yes. It's funny, I never noticed the Superflo vs. Intelliflo thing, thought they were the same thing or something like "Intelliflow Superflo 342001". Anyway, it looks like it was just the water level. I had it up to a point where my old pump would run just fine, which is why it didn't...
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    New Pentair Pump and Plumbing, Pump Primes and looks to be Full Then Abruptly Slows

    I googled SVRS, my pump does have it and this also seems like it could be a possibility assuming I have some kind of blockage.
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    New Pentair Pump and Plumbing, Pump Primes and looks to be Full Then Abruptly Slows

    Pentair 342001. Advertised as one of the only pumps that can run either 110 or 220. I have the hot (black) connected to lead 2 and neutral (white) connected to lead 1 on the pump. Not sure on the SVRS as I'm not sure what it is. It has a 5 min countdown on the prime cycle duration, and I...
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    New Pentair Pump and Plumbing, Pump Primes and looks to be Full Then Abruptly Slows

    I'm really confused as to what this could be. I'm not sure if the brand new pump is having issues or if there is somehow a clog somewhere in the plumbing. I just got done running new solid 2" pvc pipes for my return and skimmer, and hooked up the pump today. It's a Pentair Intelliflow VS...
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    Tips for Pulling Back Vinyl Liner?

    Yeah I've been discussing with another forum member in a separate thread and I've started to come to the conclusion that its not worth the risk. I do have the water drained down to about an inch below the return, but that's only 1' or so below the top water level. Apparently with it being near...
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    Question on 2” plumbing to returns and skimmer

    They were a lot higher res but I'm pretty limited on the total size of uploads I can post. In any case, I'm starting to reconsider. I was hoping the liner would be easier to take out of the track and put back in, but I'm not seeing any good way of doing it and I don't want to wind up with a...
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    Question on 2” plumbing to returns and skimmer

    Definitely not concrete, or if it is, it’s not like any concrete I’ve seen before. Looks like it was framed out using 2x4 PT members and then a 2x6 or 8 top plate under the coping. The wall is maybe 5/8 and it looks/feels like some kind of composite material.
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    Question on 2” plumbing to returns and skimmer

    See photos below. One is a cross section where the skimmer was. I included one of the corner where the liner is that I want to peel back, so any tips on how to get that out would be appreciated, thanks!
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    Question on 2” plumbing to returns and skimmer

    Haha I don’t think they are actual cement board, just describing what it reminds me of. The pool came with the house. The house was built in 68 and I think the pool was put in sometime in the 70’s. I’m not sure in the full history as far as what is original and what has been updated. I...
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    Question on 2” plumbing to returns and skimmer

    They are panels. They almost feel like a cement board type material.
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    Question on 2” plumbing to returns and skimmer

    Fortunately my walls seem to be some type of wooden composite, they feel like a pressboard material from the back side. I am unsure of how to pop the liner out though. I’m assuming I don’t want to try and pry it with a screwdriver or anything, but I don’t see a good way to get a grip on it...
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    Is This Algae?

    Sand is gone now so its a moot point.
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    Is This Algae?

    I switched out to Zeosand because I don't think the sand has ever been changed. I know for a fact the previous owner never changed it, so it was about 15 years old, and as I understood it, the sand needs to be changed every 5-7 years. I figured if I was changing it, might as well try the Zeo...
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    Tips for Pulling Back Vinyl Liner?

    I need to pull back part of my liner to get to the wall underneath. The liner is in good shape and only a few years old, so I don't have any spots that are already out where I can start. It is near a corner though. Does anyone have any tips/tricks on how to pull it out of the track? I've...
  23. J

    Question on 2” plumbing to returns and skimmer

    Its not just about back pressure... I also want the second return as we have a really hard time getting good circulation under the surface, especially in the deep end. It doesn't seem too difficult... pop the liner out of the track (which may be a PITA), slide something down behind the liner...
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    Question on 2” plumbing to returns and skimmer

    We just got a new liner when we bought the house a few years ago. Probably looking at at least 15 years before it needs to be replaced. Why do you recommend waiting until then?
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    Question on 2” plumbing to returns and skimmer

    I wasn't sure on skimmer model so I did some googling and I now see that the 1084/1085 fittings are FIP, so that answers that question. For the wall fittings, I have no idea. I only have one return right now on a 20x40 pool with a deep end and as part of the project, I wanted to add a second...
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    Question on 2” plumbing to returns and skimmer

    Hello- i have a couple quick questions on 2” plumbing. I’m replacing all of my old 1 1/2” flexible host with 2” pvc and have most of it planned out, but not sure what to expect when I get to the back of the return jets and skimmer. For the return, most of what I have searched looks to have...
  27. J

    What's the Benefit to a Variable Speed Pump?

    Nice, I missed that part while skimming but that also explains a big part of the energy savings. I was always thinking that the the power consumption and output was linear. It all makes so much more sense now... :) Thanks for pointing that one out!
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    What's the Benefit to a Variable Speed Pump?

    Actually I found this from the U.S. department of energy: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjB3O2D7c_VAhXHqFQKHVYYCtsQFgjmATAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nrel.gov%2Fdocs%2Ffy12osti%2F54242.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGSO5tpbqlOne_vCaudpjtw-pXeYA "Variable...
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    What's the Benefit to a Variable Speed Pump?

    Re: What'd the Benefit to a Variable Speed Pump? So really it's just about pump efficiency then, correct? If you have a single speed pump that's just as efficient as a variable speed pump (not saying that they are in the real world, just trying to simplify the example and my question) at all...
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    Is This Algae?

    Thanks, good to know although somewhat disappointing. I guess I will wait until I get the test kit and then try the OCLT and see what happens. It sounds like it is indeed algae, be it dead or alive, so I will likely need to do a SLAM using the new test kit.