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  1. Silver_2000

    Jandy Manifold or CMP

    I have a jandy cartridge filter that has a cracked manifold which Im learning is a common issue I ordered what was supposed to be the same from Amazon but in typical amazon fashion the seller is advertising Jandy and sending CMP Do any of you have experience with the CMP manifold ? White...
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    Spa draws down in spa mode

    I'm guessing that one of the valves is not turning all the way, an alignment issue, that's causing this ? ive attached some images of the plumbing I'm considering just ordering new valves and actuators. Ive "repaired" one of the limit switches in one of the valves already One question is do...
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    Anyone need / want Fiberstar parts ?

    We had 3 fiber star towers powering a bunch of Fiber lights in our pool. We replaced most of them with LEDs. We still have many of the parts for them. If you have fiberstar lights and want some spare parts let me know I don't want to throw them away. We have removed 2 towers, the fiber...
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    Water temps skew results - widely

    I tested my pool 2 days ago and the chlorine was 3 parts per million in the pH was perfect. That was from the pool the water temperature was 60 degrees. Tonight I tested the spa which runs with shared pool water the spa was 100 degrees the chlorine was it 9 + parts per million and the pH was...
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    Water is clear but appears to be consuming considerable chlorine

    I replaced the SWG a few weeks back and it was running at about 60 % for about 8 hours a day Tests show about 2 ppm chlorine We had some small swimmers yesterday so I retested and added 1 gal bleach and upped the SWG to boost at 100% and added 2 pucks to help raise my CYA Also added 40 lbs of...
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    SWG only putting out 1.5 to 2 ppm direct from the return

    Hello My SWG is at least 3 or 4 years old maybe older, ive only owned the house since Dec 2015 and it didnt look brand new then. Our pool has a fountain that makes it easy to capture water as it comes off the SWG plumbing In tests today the ppm is low, 1.5 to 2 ppm, basically the same as the...
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    Pentair LA01N booster pump hot and wont start, hums

    Just wanted to leave this here, I found my booster pump unresponsive and REALLY hot. I turned it off and when it cooled I checked the shaft to see if it turned. It did. The pump has a Start/run capacitor, mine had a genteq 97f9606. I hoped that was the issue and bought one from Amazon for...
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    Added Salt to get pool running for season and now the tub foams

    HI Its warming here so I added salt to get back to 3000 ppm the water was clear before and is pretty clear now except for the pollen and spring debris. When we run the hot tub the water seems to foam. Ive not seen that before. The chemistry is pretty stable. PH hasn't changed in months...
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    Anyone in Dallas have a local company install a solar system ?

    I read that they can be DIY Im looking for a quote to have it professionally done ...
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    Ph rise and chlorine rise after new heater

    I replaced a low no heater w a atmospheric raypak heater After 3 months of very stable pH with almost no acid needed Now we have covered the pool w floating cover and heated pool from 68-72 to 85 The swg has been running at 60% for months and averages 4-5 ppm. Tonight the cl ppm was 20...
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    Texas Low Nox Required ?

    Hi all I know this was asked and answered in 2009 but in following the Forum rules Im creating a new thread Im interested in Low NOX because its quieter. The neighbor has asked about the noise from the existing LAars LX 400 low nox. Most of the noise comes from the fan. I get that low nox...
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    Heater questions - specifcs about raypak - reccommendations in Dallas Area

    My LX heater had one error last week that I fixed by cleaning the sensor rod This week it says Air sw error Googling suggests that the blower may have issues if the blower is the issue and the blower are apparently no longer available Im looking at a new heater Ive read here a BUNCH of...
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    travertine cracks, mortar cracks, ideas to seal for winter to avoid freeze lifting

    Hi I have travertine coping on pool and spa. This year we replaced all the waterline tile and plaster The travertine is in good but not perfect shape has some cracks in the travertine and in the grout between them Im looking for ideas to seal the cracks, if i need to replace all the...
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    Lookiing for noise ratings for Pool heaters

    We have an old Laars LX400 that still works but is noisy. Mostly blower noise and vibration. Im trying to determine if newer heaters are any Quieter ? Ive googled and googled Im guessing some of the vibration comes from the age of the unit and stuff not being tight My Nieighbors have...
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    Jandy Laars 400LX heater with Service AGS that goes away when circuit breaker reset

    Hi Guys I've searched here and elsewhere for the answers and they are all over the place. In my case I have a service AGS error on the heater Display, the Spa heat is set to come on every day at 8 pm to warm the spa for my GF It seems to come on for a short time then the error. If I reset the...
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    Tv protection ideas - awning - cover - or just take chances

    Hi We don't have any shade near the pool except an umbrella. We want to mount a TV up high on wall in picture . The eave will provide some cover from weather but looking for other ideas to help protect the tv besides a fabric cover ... We don't want to or have room to build a structure like...
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    Will high salt kiill a SWG ? If so how fast ?

    PB put in over 4500 ppm salt when balancing after a refurb I noticed it within a couple hours ...turned it off till the salt level was lower after drain and fill. Its now about 3700 and the cell isnt complaining of high salt. how long does it take to kill a cell ? Ive had the cell running...
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    Backwash or simply a drain

    My pool has a cartridge filter so I know its not really a backwash like a sand filter But I assumed it would at least clean out some of the loose debris in the bottom. Then in a moment of clarity I realized the valve labeled "backwash" was between the pump and the filter so its impossible for...
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    Bluetooth Audio Question

    Hi Im trying to use my indoor AV receiver to power my outdoor speakers, so that during a party the sound is consistent inside and outside. I have the wiring all set my issue is that Bluetooth range is so limited that if the phone connected is outside I get breakups of audio quality. Has...
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    Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    I bought the house last year and it had plaster issues when I bought it. Tried to get a high end plaster done last year and had trouble getting commit from the plasterer. This year Ive changed gears and after analysis paralysis, am going with Aquabright, new tile, new LEDs, new sheers with...
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    gallons per min and sheer decsents and water fall

    Im replacing the 3 sheer descents in the pool 2 36" wide and one 48" wide the PB says that I need to go smaller to get better results The Sheers and the water fall run off one dedicated Pentair intelliflo VS pump I rarely run any of the pumps at full rpm He says going smaller will make the...
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    653-SS-5T Omron Basic / Snap Action Switches - question

    While troubleshooting my spa draining issue I found that one actuator was travelling too far When I opened it to adjust I found the switch was broken It no longer has the lever on the switch and its cracked where it screws down The threads here say to use 653-SS-5T MFG Part No:SS-5T SS-5T...
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    Tile, plaster , aquabright, puryear, gold medal

    Hello again The freeze in Dallas has caused tiles to pop off the pool. I already had a failed plaster that needed replacing. After reading here and elsewhere about Aquabright Im considering it. It looks like there are 2 local companies that install it Puryear and Gold Medal pools. Can...
  24. Silver_2000

    End of season update - Clear and Easy

    Just a quick note to thank the Admins and Members for this site I started reading it late last year when looking at buying the house I now own It has a 15 or so year old pool. I hadn't owned a pool myself but I intended to learn and attempt to take care of the pool myself. I was prepared to...
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    Spa goes down when pool is on

    Ive noticed recently that the spa goes down by a few inches when the pool kicks on You can see in the imiage that the spa went down a couple inches recently It was already low The pool in this image had been running for 10 min you can see the wet line in the tired plaster Is this a check...
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    anyone else having trouble with Iaqualink lioading ?

    It loads some of the screen but not all Doesnt matter what device or what internet connection I use I suspect its on their end
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    Gave up on replaster for this summer and added salt back and retesting

    I had planned to get my pool replstered this spriing but the highly recommended contractor is also HIGHLY busy and HIGHLY slow in responding So even though i signed contract over a month ago Ive given up on getting it doine this summer so I can use pool Due to pending drain and plaster AND...
  28. Silver_2000

    Shear Descent repairs

    Im "OCDing" my way through my pool one item at a time Memorial day I spent some time with the sheer descents. I have 3 - (2) 2 foot and one 3 foot The 3 foot has flow issues the plumbing is setup to allow for direction of the full force of the pump to all 3 or the 3 foot by itself After...
  29. Silver_2000

    Replaster to Start Next week - if it stops raining

    Waiting for check list from Romos I plan to use their recommended pool service guy for the first 2 weeks that way they cant say I screwed something up I know at some point Ill need salt And CYA Ill get some gallons of bleach What else ?