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  1. Realaxpooltech

    Filter woes

    So it looks like you were able to unscrew the union, so you don't need the 2'' pvc coupling, which also means you did not cut the pvc pipe below the collar with a cable/wire saw, correct? As far as the separation in the manifold, glue it, wrap a couple zip ties around it, etc. The wing nuts...
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    Filter woes

    This is an old swim-quip design, before sta-rite bought them out, and before pentair gobbled sta-rite up, the internal grid/manifold is classic 70's swim-quip, swim-quip made the hrp sand filters with all the bolts that held the two tank halves together. It probably is not unscrewable by hand...
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    Pump won't prime

    The basket will only accept so much water before it begins to flow back down suction pipe, fill basket to the lowest point of inlet fitting. if needed place running garden hose in skimmer port and close off somewhat with your hand so water primarily goes through pipe, with pump lid on, and pump...
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    Pump won't prime

    The previous owner removed the off tripper, because he knew it would not prime again when called to come on again after sitting off for ever how long it does before it turns on again. wiggle the pump to see if plumbing connections in/out of pump seem loose, if there is a water leak on discharge...
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    Replacement Grid assembly for a DE2420 - DEX2400DC

    The upper tank lid changes in height according to sq ft, the bottom portion of the tank stays the same, someone must have replaced the upper lid from 24 to 48, and replaced the pipe inside the tank that the grid assembly mounts to via manifold, the tank lids get taller for each increase in size...
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    Need help identifying sand filter

    Looks like Pentair tagleus maybe.
  7. Realaxpooltech

    Sand Filters Keep Leaking

    Why did you replace the black filter ? You need to provide more info, pics of equipment, plumbing, etc. There sounds like a possible restriction in return side back to pool, an obstruction in the line somewhere, It looks like a gate valve in the background of the filter pic, do you have gate...
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    Broken/Repaired Pipes, Pump won't Prime, No Water Flow

    Those 90's are fine, it's called a saddle repair, and there is no substitute for glued fittings to underground pipe repair, unlike the home depot gimmicks etc. Pools aren't "race cars" i could glue 8, 90's on each pipe and you wouldn't even notice a difference. The dirt in that hole would have...
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    Broken/Repaired Pipes, Pump won't Prime, No Water Flow

    The reason your pipes are damaged, has nothing to do with them being 3-4'' below grade, but everything to do with the landscape crew that damaged them. Landscape crews will find a way to break pool pipes no matter how deep, they have been doing it for years, and are getting quite good at...
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    Name that old spa light

    Spa lights don't need to go topside for repairs, because spas can be drained into the pool, and light can then be repaired on the spa seat/bench area, which only requires 1-1.5' extra cord length to reach.
  11. Realaxpooltech

    Spa air line problems

    Are you running the pump when you use the shop vac on the air line? the pump should be on when you do this. Have you tried switching out the jets that do have air , with the two jets that don't? If your getting the results of only two jets getting air with the shop vac, that's probably what...
  12. Realaxpooltech

    Is this electrical wiring done right?

    I read one of his earlier posts, apparently he has an older, obsolete "compol lx100" power center that he is referring to.
  13. Realaxpooltech

    Bubbles in pump sight glass

    Normal... if your 90% ever looks like your 40%, then you can be a little concerned
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    Spa air line problems

    Are the jet nozzles turned on? (counter clockwise) ( the nozzles are at the end where the water flows out, it has 6 points that you grab with your fingers and turn it in (off-clockwise) or turn it out (on-counter clockwise) Im pretty sure these jets are controlled this way.
  15. Realaxpooltech

    Valve is toast - is this what I need?

    If it is leaking, and hard to turn handle, replace the entire valve.
  16. Realaxpooltech

    Paragon timer 4004-71M replacement

    There is a simple intermatic mounting bracket available too, ( like the bracket next to the paragon mechanism in your pic ) you should have enough room in sub panel to mount the mechs, cutting out any metal brackets you no longer need in sub panel, and any trim work on the two holes on the...
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    Paragon timer 4004-71M replacement

    Use standoff's, drill 2-4 holes in back of sub panel that will line up with holes on new mechanism, and mount new mech in same spot as the paragons.
  18. Realaxpooltech

    leak at seal plate o-ring

    Is the diffuser o-ring on the diffuser? if it is make sure it has lube on it, the diffuser o-ring has to be able to slide through the area on the "basket housing" (as you call it) where it seals, trying to join the motor/seal plate assembly to the basket housing with a dry diffuser o-ring is...
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    leak at seal plate o-ring

    1) Why did you replace all of the parts you describe? 2)How bad is the leak? does it pour out? or just a steady drip? etc. 3) Was your reason for taking the pump apart because of a leak? 4) The clamp knob position does not matter, but usually the knob will be positioned at the top, with the...
  20. Realaxpooltech

    Pipes and plumbing questions

    1) Without guessing, i can tell you that its not for a pressure side cleaner, it is for a venturi injector manifold for your delzone ozonator, as far as the broken red handled 3/4'' jandy ball valve is concerned as long as it is in off position it will be fine, it will not fail, other than maybe...
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    Switching from 2-speed to 1-speed Pump - Wiring Question

    You have to find and verify which two of the 3 wires has the 240V, the white wire most likely is one, and one of the two red wires is the other, to do this disconnect all wires from motor, turn breaker on, then probe with multimeter to find which one of the red wires will show voltage with the...
  22. Realaxpooltech

    Draining w/filter pump & combination skimmer

    Rent a submersible pump, make sure it has enough hose to reach your cleanout in the front of the house, there is no better way to drain a pool.
  23. Realaxpooltech

    Spa Jets "Leaking" at sides (not just shooting out the nozzle)

    Go to the source call waterway, that is who the builders, installers, and plumbers, etc, are going to call when they have questions and/or concerns. I don't see anything wrong with the jets, or the installation of them, everything you could ever want from a jet is shown in the 1st video.
  24. Realaxpooltech

    Spa Blower

    The vertical air pipe the blower sits on is to short, you should raise it 2 feet ( 2'' pvc coupler and 2' length of 2'' pvc pipe ) This is probably the reason the blower has gotten wet. Was the blower failure a year ago the result of water damage? ( just curious ) How well do the spa jets...
  25. Realaxpooltech

    Best Pump Mode Question for New Pool

    You are in pool mode with the spillway option selected, this makes sure the spa also has circulation.
  26. Realaxpooltech

    spa air blocked? how do I clear?

    1) Remove the eyeballs from all spa jets at spa wall. (leave them out) 2) Make sure all jets have there orifice installed and replace any that are missing (the orifice is the pic above that you removed with a 9/16'' socket they sit deep inside jet tube) 3) Isolate spa from pool, turn on jet...
  27. Realaxpooltech

    Partial block troubles

    Impeller blockage should be the 1st thing checked, especially if the pressure gauge is like 5 psi or something lower than normal, if the pressure is high, then filter is dirty, based on your description it sounds like impeller blockage. If any part of the pump basket is broken or cracked to the...
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    Strange Buildup in my Hayward Chlorinator

    I have not seen a chlorinator that eventually does not get like that, they all do.