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    Compool CVA-24 Valve Actuator Issue/Replacement

    Well.... I didn't get any replies or help with this one so I ordered switches from Digi Key, they had fast shipping and the install was super easy. Works like a charm. The only think I have noticed (so it seems) the the actuator does not do an exact 180 turn as it once did. It seems like it...
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    Pentair Minimax NT reading wrong temp, won't run long

    Well, maybe not so fast.... The next day the temp creeped back up to 99 when the pool was really only about 82. So I figured it was just bad and ordered a new probe (themistor). It came in and I decided to unscrew the old one and replace it. As I turned the old one out about 2 turns the temp...
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    Pentair Minimax NT reading wrong temp, won't run long

    Took it apart today. It was just showing a high temp, 99-104 when I started working on it. I read somewhere about how Trichlor tabs negatively affect the Thermistors which made me think about two years ago when I installed the Pentair feeder for tablets. I even installed a Jandy check valve...
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    Pentair Minimax NT reading wrong temp, won't run long

    I'll have to try it tomorrow to see what it does. From memory I think when I stop the pump or flip off the power to the heater and back on it has dashes for a few seconds and then reads 101 or some temp up to 107. I've seen it 99 but I don't think any lower. Water temp is probably only in the...
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    Pentair Minimax NT reading wrong temp, won't run long

    I've read the posts on other threads about hi-temp sensors and thermistor but wanted advice before I order a part today. Background: I haven't used heater in almost two years. I noticed about 3 weeks ago it said my water temp was 99 or 101 on the HEATER. I have an EasyTouch system which shows...
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    Compool CVA-24 Valve Actuator Issue/Replacement

    I have two of these same actuators. I took one off last year to replace the 3 way Jandy and never put it back on. NOW i tried and the motor is not lined up where I can install it and when tried to flip the switch on manually (to get the gears to move so they line up) the motor won't go in...
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    repair to Triton II Sand filter, air relief body assy, crack

    Cool idea on the valve assy fix. I might try that one before taking it off and epoxy the inside. I have always heard the same and ALWAYS went clockwise. I "may" have backwashed one time in the winter and turned it with slight ice inside and caused the problem. Otherwise I have no idea why it...
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    repair to Triton II Sand filter, air relief body assy, crack

    Dave, you are always good for for helpful replies. THANK YOU. 1. I didn't have a sub assembly part number but now that I have checked the web, everyone says it is obsolete and you have to order the 273564. So back to the 60-100. 2. The $8 gauge is lasting one year approx. Glass was even...
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    Backwashing

    I piped mine about 40', silghtly up hill and away from my equipment since it would run down hill andagainst my neighbors home :-0 I now let it go into the woods that are behind their house. If they ever clear their back yard I suppose I will have to go another 80' to let it reach the street...
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    repair to Triton II Sand filter, air relief body assy, crack

    I guess the hard winter in Georgia has caused damage to my filter and multiport. Yesterday I backwashed and when I put the multiport back on "filter" I didn't notice that all the water did not completely divert back to the pool. My flow gauge was operating and I saw the flow to the pool so I...
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    Foaming problem in a chlorine (tablets) pool

    I will try to do this over the weekend if I can make some time to work with him and test his water. I doubt he has tested it since the fall. I thought the chlorine was not present in pools in the winter, maybe I screwed him up by telling him not to keep tabs in his auto feeding tube. :? I...
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    Foaming problem in a chlorine (tablets) pool

    Even in the cold water temp weather you would bring it up? Like with shock and then heavy on the tabs by putting them in the baskets and fill the tube wide open? How high... like 10?
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    Foaming problem in a chlorine (tablets) pool

    I'm thinking that what he put in there in the fall was an algaecide but I will check and see if he has his receipt to know what he bought. I will also get some test results when it is warmer and I can go over to his house for an hour or two to help him. We had a heck of a time keeping his pool...
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    Foaming problem in a chlorine (tablets) pool

    Gunite. I have not seen any #s since the fall. But I don't see scaling and when we were at the end of the summer the calcium was right on. Again it only foams when water comes from the spa spillover. If you keep it on pool only I see no foam. But when it comes from the jets in the spa it...
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    Foaming problem in a chlorine (tablets) pool

    I have a neighbor two doors down with a traditional chlorine pool. His home/pool was vacant (economy!) and with out maintenance for about one year. he bought the home last year about this time and I helped him clean the pool and establish proper pool chemistry over the summer. He uses tablets...
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    replacement bag for Polaris 280

    geekgranny, thanks for the product suggestion and link to order. I will give them a try. I did email the guy and asked if he had them in black for the BlackMax and he does not but it might be worth it to just try them since the black bags change colors anyway. Thanks again for the reply, I...
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    replacement bag for Polaris 280

    I agree that the bag/cleaner is a worthwhile asset to your pool. The polaris (or any cleaner) is an expensive add and well worth it. Where I struggle is how often the bag must be replaced and the high cost. The zipper bag is $40ish w/shipping and the velcro (above) is $30 with shipping. I...
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    replacement bag for Polaris 280

    I'm on my 3rd bag from Polaris. The screen is fine and works well to trap dirt/sand but boy is it expensive. I have had a velcro bag and now a zipper bag. I like the zipper bag but noticed today that the seam along the crest of the bag came un sewn and the whole bag is split open. If I can...
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    An unusual pool build

    Dave, You tackled a huge job and did it very well. Congratulations! Nice job. Wow, I am impressed. Brave dude, but now you can be a PB if you want to and probably do a better job than most! :goodjob:
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    Blue White flowmeters to sell to TFP members-a few left over

    Just some good reading if you are trying to figure out where to put a flowmeter. Also "search" will help you see posts that explain how/why flowmeters help you.
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    any experience with roll on plaster?

    I appreciate the feedback. I actually heard about it through a local PB. He is going to come see the job and then tell me about it if he thinks it would work. He said it was manufactured by a company in Georgia. I will post info if it looks like a possiblility. Thanks,
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    any experience with roll on plaster?

    I heard there was a product that is do-it-yourself plaster. A product applied with a 1" roller that dries pretty fast. I don't know how thick you go, how many coats, how much it cost, how big a job you can do with it, etc. Has anyone heard of the product and / or used it? I want to seal...
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    New gunite, plaster, liner? -how to do MAJOR repair of leaks

    Any more ideas from this intelligent crew? I trust someone out there has some insights that I do not. As of today we probably will not go the liner route. The 1st quote I had is that it "could be as much as $3500". He was going to break the concrete in the bottom and convert the fittings to...
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    I Want to add flowmeter, Recommendation brand & placement

    I just wanted to close this post out with a photo of my finished project. I didn't see a whole lot of information on flowmeters or installation on TFP so I thought I would update my post. It took me one year to get around to putting in a flow meter but finally I got around to it and it...
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    Blue White flowmeters to sell to TFP members-a few left over

    The reason I got a flowmeter is two fold. I want to know how long to run my pump each day to turn my water over using as little power as possible. Also, the accuracy of a flowmeters for back washing is much better than pressure gauges. I have been meaning to install a flowmeter for two years...
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    New gunite, plaster, liner? -how to do MAJOR repair of leaks

    I personally have an in ground pool but I am writing tonight to request help and opinions for my neighborhood fountain. In my subdivision (small with 20 homes) we have a VERY large, round pool basin that holds a large tiered shaped (about 9 feet tall) fountain made of concrete bowls that water...
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    anyone know what this build up is inside heater?

    It is not asbestos. It is likely some sort of after burn. I'm not sure how it could be a venting problem. It is out doors and blows out like every other minimax. It crumbles and feels like very light sand in your hand (when crumbled with smallest squeeze) and then dip you hand in water and...
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    anyone know what this build up is inside heater?

    3 more photos to explain this mystery further. I asked the Pentair guy on the phone today and he didn't seem to think it was anything abnormal. :o The first photo shows some of the stuff in my hand. It is so light and just crumbles into nothing / dust when you pick it up. I did check it by...
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    wiring help replacing transformer Pentair Minimax NT heater

    Just an update for anyone interested in trying to replace your Pentair transformer with the one I mentioned above. I rewired with just the orange and black wires for 240V and it works fine. Voltage was exactly the same as the Pentair transformer. Both were at 26.7V. I have also blown my DDTC...