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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

    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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    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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    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.

    I am in the process of switching to the TFP method. I've been using a local guy to maintain the pool, since I bought the house in Sept 2015, and I've watched him throw tabs in a floater and dump bags of shock periodically, and never test the water. Decided it is time for me to takeover. Had a...
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    Long time swimmer, first time pool owner

    Hello, Bought a house in Dallas in August, first time owning a pool. Hired a guy to maintain the pool, but I don't think he's done a very good job (I end up cleaning the pool weekly it seems, and his concept of pool chemicals is to drop a floater in with lots of chlorine). So, I've decided to...