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  1. JCJR

    JandyStealth 2.5 2 speed replacement

    Pump is in the shop, would not turn on. When powered on the pump would make a humming sound for 3 secs then shut off. The impeller turns freely. I am getting prepared for when they tell me I have to replace the motor. My biggest issue is that my pump on low was barely maintaining the pool due...
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    How to protect wooden patio furniture?

    I just bought two chaise lounges online and the reviews say they are great chairs but they don't weather well. I was thinking of using Thompson Water Seal or some kind of polyurethane. What do you guys recommend? The chairs are some kind of imatation teak and the instructions say to use teak oil...
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    Pipe size for CompuPool, CircuPool.

    I went to my pad to see where to mount the SWG and noticed my piping is 2". What size pipe are the SWG in the subject line? What are the consequences if they are smaller than 2" (head loss, etc).
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    Chlorine Output

    Is there a conversion that takes the amount of lbs of chlorine a SWG makes and turns it into chlorine amt in gals (based on %) Example, my pool uses .5 gal of 10.5% chlorine, How much lbs of Chlorine does my SWG has to produce. I am seeing comparisons of SWG rated for 30,000gal and they range...
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    Installing Circupool RJ-45

    I'm thinking of purchasing this unit and read the installation part of the manual (Self install) and it stated to plumb the cell after the filter and solar and that the cell needed to be 6' from the panel (cord is 6' long). My pad is very cramped and the only place I have is right after the pump...
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    Looking to buy a SWG

    Hi guys, I need some advice. I'm looking at the CompuPool CPSC36 or Pool Pilot SC-36 I prefer the better value. I have a few concerns 1. My water temp is usually in the low 90's most of the time. I am not using a solar cover in the Summer so I have a high chlorine demand. About .5 gallon of...
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    What type of grids to get?

    I have a Perfectglo S/S grill that I bought at BJ's wholesale which I like but it it beat up and I need to buy new grids, a new burner and new heat deflectors. I believe the grids that came with the unit is steel with porcelin. THat has all flaked off, so I am considering upgrading the parts so...
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    Question about 3/8 line upgrade.

    I ordered all the parts to upgrade my original LQ lines. I have the original saddle clamps and I am assuming that I need to replace those with one of the "62175 Male Adapter Nylon Fitting". How do I drill out the hole? Do I have to tap? Also, Rabbit's post has this quote "You will need a 1/4...
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    Black Algae brushing

    Hi all, Been a while since I have posted. I have not been keeping up with the maintenanace of my pool and it caught up with me, I got black algae. I have let my chlorine get low. I also think keeping the water temp above 90 for the last 3 months excelarated the process. The reason I am posting...
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    Retractable Awnings

    Anyone have any experience with retractable awnings? I am looking for a 22' x 10' or 12' model. Our backyard faces west and we get a lot of sun from noon to 6pm but the problem is the height of my covered patio does not provide much shade when the sun is in the two o'clock position and later...
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    Help... pool return nozzles are not threaded

    ..and I am having problems installing my new PoolSkim. I just ordered a PoolSkim and when I went to remove my return nozzle I noticed it was not threaded. I popped it off and it looks like the return pipe is 1.5 inch PVC and the nozzle is 1.5 inch in dia. with a bump on the sleeve and that gets...
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    CYA Reducer

    I was in ACE Hardware yesterday and saw bottles of their O-Asis brand CYA reducer. Any one herd of this or tried?
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    Solar Panel setup

    I just got 12 (50sqft) panels installed in 2 sections. 6 panels on the South Facing and 6 on the West. According to the installation panel, there should be 1 split line feeding both panels at the same time and both return line merging into one according to the diagram below. The installer...
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    AHHHH, been using BBB for 8 months and now battling a swamp

    thank God it is not my pool. I got a call this weekend from my cousin and his pool guy quit on him and now he has a green swamp. I have been using BBB and have yet to see cloudy water and when I got the call did not know what to expect. I took my test kit, pool brush and empty CL jugs and when...
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    Just got my Liquidator-

    I set it up, very easy. I ran my pump and the guage on the flow meter barely got up to the 1 marking. I figuered this was ideal due to long pump run times (8hrs winter 12 hrs summer)and I am using 12.5% bleach. I am barely getting a 1ppm on CL. I am using my pump on low speed and I have 4...
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    Solar Panels- What to look for

    I am in the process of buying heating for my pool. I would like to go solar due to operating cost. I am looking into Fafco and Heliocol but came across SUNSTAR solar collectors by Plastic Magen Industries. Any one heard or use these panels? Isn't Heliocol made by Plastic Magen as well...
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    Scale Deposits

    I have small brownish, gritty stains on my walls and was told I might have scale, this thread. I also noticed my plaster getting whiter. I lowered my PH to 7.0-7.2 and brushed for a couple of weeks and that seemed to make my plaster look better ( I was able to see the colored specs in my...
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    BBB Testemonial

    New Pool owner (5 months) and read about BBB before pool was built on PoolForum and I have nothing to say but positive things. -My pool does not smell like chlorine -Never had to shock pool -CC at 0 except 1 time at .5 and I test weekly for CC, daily for FC and TC -No algae -Saved money...
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    Algae, how long does it take to..............

    ..........grow in the pool plumbing if you don't use the lines. Example, I have a sheer descent and 2 water Lion features that I do not use everyday, I guess no water will circulate in those pipes until I open them up. So, could I get by 2 or 3 days with out circulating water through them? I...
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    Cartridge filters

    OK, I have read that adding DE powder to sand filters help the filtering process. Is there anything Cartridge owners can do to increase their filtering efficiency?
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    Automating Lights

    I have Colorlogic lights and having one he** of a time changing colors because I have to manually flip the switch back and forth to get the right program. Also the fact that my equipment pad is to the side of the house and I have to walk back and forth between flips to see what color I am on...
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    Yellowish Brown formations on wall

    I have yellowish Brown formations on diamond brite wall. They are not stains but looks like something is growing. They are hard, small irregular shapes, and do not brush off. I have tried a chlorine tablet but that does nothing and have rubbed vitamin C tablets and that seems to break it up...
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    Numbers don't match up

    EDIT 5/22/07 TMQ I moved this to its own thread so you can get better answers I'm a newbie and I have been testing my own water. I usually take my water to the pool store to double check my results. I'm not here to bash and I'm glad that I have a pool store close to my house but I have to say...
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    Bleach Tablets

    I'm a newbie so I can ask this question with out fear of ridicule. I was in the pool dept at my local Home Depot and saw these "Magic Bleach Tabs". They are 10 tablets that claim if you add 1 gallon of water per tablet you get one gallon of bleach. It retails for $2.49 You've heard the saying...
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    Minimum suction requirenment for Navigator Vac

    I just started using my Navigator vac. I have a dedicated suction line and a 2 speed 2.5hp Jandy stealth pump. The Navigator brings a small suction gauge which measures the correct suction needed to operate the vacumn. My pump on low draws 40gpm. I have 2.5 inch main drains, 2-2 inch skimmers...