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    Air in strainer basket.

    Correct, backwashing, not backflow. Water level is good and weir is working correctly. There is a 3 way valve prior to the pump (could be an issue). Ugh. I do have a 2 speed pump. Issue is a problem with both speeds, but really bad with low speed. Haven't had this issue until recently, and...
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    Air in strainer basket.

    I have a leak somewhere in my system, just struggling to find it. I have checked, rechecked, replaced, and lubed the O Ring at the strainer basket on the pump. I still get air in the strainer basket. When I put the system into backflow, the basket fills up and no air bubbles, but when in...
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    Finally got around to replacing the motor and installing the P1353. Here's my feedback: Positives: 1. Motor is super quiet and was fairly easy to replace. Good videos on inyopools.com on replacing motors and shaft seals. Recommend getting the new gaskets and make sure you have lube. 2. I...
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    True. I just thought convenience of one box would outweigh adding a third box, the additional conduit, and keeping three timers in sync, etc. etc. My concern more than programming is mechanical just works, forever, whereas there seems to be more that can go wrong with digital. Sent from my...
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    I haven't done it yet, but plan to soon. I'm now leaning towards using an Intermatic PE1353 and replacing both timers with 1 timer. For a motor, I'm thinking I'm going with a dual speed 1 HP full rate (1.65 SF) to replace my existing motor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    Cool. Thanks. I think I will probably just get a T106 timer and the motor without the timer. I'll just have 3 timers: pool pump on/off, high/low and booster pump. That's probably the easiest. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    Anyone with thoughts on how to address a booster pump in this setup, if I switch to a dual speed with the digital timer? Is my only option to get a dual speed without the digital timer and get a second time for controlling the high and low speeds?
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    Something else just dawned on me from the follow up question and my response: Does the timer on the B2982T replace the pool pump timer completely, or does that just manage the 2 speeds? Am I getting rid of PF1120T as a result of getting the pump motor with the timer? Since the booster pump is...
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    The pool cleaner booster pump timer is wired into the load, so that the booster pump only runs when the pool pump is on. The timer itself doesn't control more than the pool pump. So, if I get a replacement motor with the 2 speed timer mounted on it, as long as I get one compatible with my...
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    I have a Pentair WF-26 1.5 HP pool pump, and the motor has seen better days. I'm beginning to look into replacing the motor, and based on what I've read in the threads, I should be ok switching from a single speed to a dual speed motor, as long as I change out the timer as well, correct? I've...
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    Pool Update, plus pool got dirty after rain/flooding - thoughts?

    Hi All, I've been using the TFP method for a couple months now, and it is one of the best choices I've made, in regards to the pool. Every time I have people over swimming, they comment on how clear the pool is, they always ask if it is salt water (which it isn't) because it never smells of...
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    Polaris 280 (I'm 90% sure)

    I usually get my parts from amazon.
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    Polaris 280 wheel question

    Were you able to get the wheel adjusted? If you loosed the rear wheel axle screws some, you may be able to slide the wheel forward to engage the idler wheel. I also replaced the t-nut and spring on my idler wheel, and that helped. The plastic guide/clip is also needed, to keep the idler wheel...
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    Polaris 280 wheel question

    Two of the wheels (front and single side) should be driven by a driveshaft, and therefore turn the same. The rear wheel is driven by front wheel connecting with the smaller wheel. I'm not following which of your wheels isn't turn in sync. If the ones driven by the driveshaft aren't turning in...
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    Polaris 280 (I'm 90% sure)

    I had similar issues, and I've rebuilt a significant portion of my Polaris 280 for less than $200, over the last month. It was slow and didn't climb walls well, and upon inspection I noticed was that the teeth on the wheels were worn out, so I replace all 3 wheels, and put on new bearings. I...
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    Thought I was home free after my SLAM...

    I first noticed the algae around a couple of the returns. I've scrubbed the walls and floor and particularly around the returns. I did an overnight test and the FC didn't drop and CC was 0.5 this morning. I'm hoping it holds. Going to keep and eye on it and hope that my cc doesn't increase...
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    Thought I was home free after my SLAM...

    I pulled the light out, and YIKES!!, it looked nasty behind the fixture. http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w501/gonzodog_74/20160426_231944315_iOS_zpsh5mhbtwv.jpg http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w501/gonzodog_74/20160426_232253776_iOS_zpsbzqtwnqw.jpg That's what remained on the light...
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    Thought I was home free after my SLAM...

    I haven't looked behind the light as I have no idea how to get it out. I'll have to do a little research on how to get the light out. Pretty sure water movement is good, but I'll try the ping pong test. Thanks.
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    Thought I was home free after my SLAM...

    I just started the TFP method a week ago. First order of business was doing a SLAM as I had a small algae problem (water cloudy/teal greenish). Got through the SLAM, or so I thought. My OCT showed same FC in the morning as the previous night, CC was 0 and water was clear. I did a backwash...
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    First time pool owner, new to the TFP method, first readings.

    Yay! SLAM is done. All 3 tests passed. On to the next steps... backwash... electrical repairs...and more polaris repairs... Thanks for all the help.
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    First time pool owner, new to the TFP method, first readings.

    So, I've been SLAMming since Tuesday, pool looking good. Looks clear, but had a 2.0 ppm drop in the chlorine overnight, so still continuing to SLAM. Today was sunny, so I did another CYA test, this time outdoors. I did it a couple times and it seems that my CYA is 50, not 70. I know this is...
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    Pool equipment identification

    Ok. Gotcha. I already read that well detailed post, thanks for putting it together. Reason for doing the backwash is because my pressure is getting a bit high (25 - 30psi), when after the last backwash it was at 8-10 psi. We have a very large oak tree over the pool that drops tons of...
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    Pool equipment identification

    The plunger valve has "Lock" and "Open" settings, nothing else. I thought with backwash I'd have to replace DE as well. Was thinking I'd pull the grids out, hose them down, and do clean everything. The pool maintenance guy did 1 backwash in the 7 months I had him, so I'm sure it is way...
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    Pool equipment identification

    Appreciate your help, once again. Very helpful. With all the rain, my pool has gotten too full, can I drop the water level just by backwashing, or is there a more preferred method for dropping the water level? - - - Updated - - - There is 1 floor drain and 1 skimmer. Maybe that opens/closes...
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    Pool equipment identification

    I know what most of my pool equipment does, but I have two valves that I'm not sure about. I'm going to do my first backwash this weekend. Based on what I've read, this is a pull valve for switching the filter to backwash mode, correct? This valve I'm not sure about. There is a pipe...
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    First time pool owner, new to the TFP method, first readings.

    Took a couple pictures this morning (wish I had a couple from yesterday to show the change). Couldn't see the drain yesterday (8 feet down), and it is visible today. Still more work to be done, but not overwhelmed. When we first bought the house, the pool was a green algae swamp, and I was...
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    First time pool owner, new to the TFP method, first readings.

    Update: got FC to 28 last night. This morning it was 25. Brought it back up to 28. It's raining, how much will that effect the SLAM, if any? I can tell that the pools does look more clear than it did last night. Still got a bit to go to get to completely clear, but it is improved.
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    2016 bleach prices

    Just had the same thing happen at a Walmart in Dallas. 10% Pool Essentials was marked as $3.64, when they rang it up, was $2.50. Was going to post in the forum about my great find... Only to see this thread and see that it wasn't a 'new' find.
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    First time pool owner, new to the TFP method, first readings.

    Got home, checked FC and it is up to 8. Based on Richard's suggestion, I should get it to 10, but there is definitely algae in the water. It's got a teal/green hue and I scrubbed the pool and quite a bit green algae came loose. Do I just bring it up to 10, or do I go right to Slamming or is...