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    Automatic cover gear issue

    The cover was just replaced last year so thinking the damage was done when old cover was on. We only used it a handful of times this year and did not bind at all. I am unsure of model but here is a picture of set up. I will try tapping it out but did it briefly and it did not budge but i...
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    Automatic cover gear issue

    My auto cover sheared a bolt but i am unsure if previous owners had it jerry rigged or what i need to do. Is there a special hardware piece to fit both sides of these holes? When i wedge a bolt in there the cover opens and closes. When it falls out it just spins the shaft so i know something...
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    Drain water with automatic cover?

    Can i leave skimmer open and just use a gizmo? Do i need to block the door?
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    Thanks for the input, I will look up on the bypass and yes I have 2 return pipes. the booster pump was run to what is a jet now. These will be wye's. I don't see a purpose on putting a valve on the return.. unless I would come across needing it? (pipe after the SWTn runs 2 and the booster...
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    This is awesome, thank you so much, I like that clean simple layout. I made a quick little picture with labels on it for understanding of piping. I was thinking of using a Tee or a wye to tie the returns all together. Also do the MPV have union connections ?
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    That's not a bad idea about switching heater. I hadn't thought of that since gas line does come in more to left anyways. I am not familiar with the poly to pvc connects but have a plumber friend and he said it has to be barb. I will have to do more research on that connection. What do you...
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    got some more pictures. I am going to widen the pad on the left side about 1'. width currently is 5' and 4'3" to stubs ignore the mess, had massive storm that blew fences down.
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    I would appreciate that. I do plan on doing the work. I have done quite a few pvc projects so I am familiar with the doing but not the designing. I will get some more pictures and post tonight.
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    I am open to moving the stubs and yes they are black poly. The pump is what is throwing me off.. since it is in the Dang middle it makes everything a pain in the Rear. THinking of extending the pad 18" on bottom of pump/filter in pic.. I am scrambling now because pump is down. May just buy...
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    I am looking for help and ideas on how to do this plumbing. The previous owners had a handyman or someone do it and have always wanted to redo it but pump finally died and going to redo it. Adding pentair 011028 VSFP and pentair tr100. This filter is about 8” bigger than existing so may turn...
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    Drain water with automatic cover?

    I have a solid automatic safety cover, gizmos and L shaped pvc fittings that go above water level for returns. Can i install all of these and blow out without draining or should i drain below skimmer? Cover sags so much when i drain below skimmers. I have drained in the past but this is a...
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    Upgrading to VSP

    Hello - looking at upgrading to a Pentair Intelliflo 011028 pump (my motor is about to Crud out, I doubt it will make it through the summer). While I am doing this I am going to update some plumbing and size up my filter... My equipment pad is enclosed so trying to plan out if everything is...
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    Don't cringe at this but new multiport valve

    appreciate the input guys. got rid of pressure cleaner because it was broken and bought a polaris robot and love it. I am going to wye the connection after the swg and go that route. also the reason I am removing the pump is because someone (def not me) turned it on for a while without the...
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    Don't cringe at this but new multiport valve

    I am going to give it a try... hoping it won't lose a lot of pressure to the returns
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    Don't cringe at this but new multiport valve

    I am needing to install a new multiport valve (as you can see the previous owners have JB welded the heck out of it - but it is still leaking). I want to get rid of the booster pump (no longer use the pressure side cleaner, we got a robot). I am going to redo this entire plumbing mess but...
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    CLosing 1st time

    I am closing my pool myself for the first time and pretty familiar with the plumbing but it is a cluster back there. I watched the last company close everything so familiar with all the equipment and drain plugs but I did not see them blow out the lines. I purchased a cyclone to do this but I...
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    What's your current pool temp?

    66 ! Heater going on next weekend to get to 80
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    Just opened

    So no need to worry about ch? Salt is going in tomorrow. I will get cya up . Hope i can find stuff around here
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    Just opened

    I am adding a swg this weekend but wanted opinions on numbers aince i have never had swg. FC. 6 Cc 0 Ph 7.6 TA 70 CH 75 (pretty low?) Cya 50 Salt 1,000 I know i need to add salt and i have it ready but before i did i wanted to get wverything else in line. I need to add cya for swg to 70-90...
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    Salt Quality

    Anyone have experience with this salt? I keep seeing mixed reviews on Morton salt. is it that bad? It is over half the price as the other places in town. https://www.menards.com/main/plumbing/water-filtration-softeners/water-softener-salt/morton-pool-salt-40-lb/p-1444441172042.htm Thanks...
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    2017 Bleach Prices

    Used this site all last year but looks like it is down now? Any rehosting or new links?
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    Opening Pool

    thank you for reply. I can't imagine it causing any damage but wanted to make sure I was not overlooking anything
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    Opening Pool

    Here is the situation. my pool is closed and has L shaped PVC to keep jets above water level. I am getting a new cover and have to raise the water up to the skimmer. Would it be an issue to fill the pool before officially opening it? (IE starting anything/removing those l shaped pvc/etc...)...
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    Automatic Cover Vinyl Replacement

    Needing to get new cover on our automatic cover. What is existing is the Cover Pool Save-T II and although I don't know how old it is it seems to have lastest a long time . What are some good brands on covers? Local areas deal with Cover Pool and Pool Cover Specialist (latham). What are some...
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    Brown Slime

    I have a standalone spa and noticed I am getting a brown slime forming all over the handles and on the bottom of the cover. This is only happening in areas outside of the water. Anyone know what the cause is (I have read High PH) and how to get rid of it and prevent it from happening again...
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    Advice on replacing single speed with VS pump

    @joyfulnoise - this sounds like it will get real expensive pretty fast which tells me I will probably never make my money back! @countrybumkin that is what I fear. I worried about the water flow rate and having to run it at high speed nonstop to even produce cholorine. Although I do not have...
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    Advice on replacing single speed with VS pump

    so if I installed a pentair IC60 and a pentair VSP there would be no more needed fail safes ?
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    Advice on replacing single speed with VS pump

    dumb question jim but I am not an electrician but how is this done? I do not feel comfortable with the flow switch being the only safety device is why I am asking but wondering how these are wired to explain to the electrician that will wire it for me.
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    Advice on replacing single speed with VS pump

    Although I do not see myself running it year round here in the midwest I do like the option of running it with the heater turning on automatically. I have questions about adding the SWG and adding a VS pump so not certain which form to post in. I am looking at the Circupool RJ-60 (just missed...
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    Advice on replacing single speed with VS pump

    @needsajet current pump does well with skimming and has no dead spots. I also have no water features. we are just looking for cost savings as this pump is fine now @jimrahbe you are correct, i was assuming it was VS pump but it is a 2 speed pump. I guess that answers that question and will...