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    Worst thing ever in your pool?

    A car goes in a pool. http://www.break.com/index/women-drivin ... on-2357646
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    Worst thing ever in your pool?

    (NECN: Eileen Curran) - We do the occasional story about a car that might end up in a pool but rarely do you see something like this. An RV wound up in a pool in Brockton, Mass. It was the end of a wild ride, but, once the camper came to rest, the rescue effort was just beginning. “He...
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    Some observations on IntelliFlow VF pump

    Golly, its own cooling fan. Who'd of thunk. :hammer: You know, I think that explains why, in the spring, the snakes wrap themselfs aroung the pump instead of the empty beer cans. I'm going to get my boots on, shovel the snow away from the pool shed door and look to see which end of the pump...
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    Some observations on IntelliFlow VF pump

    I'm sorry susa, but I can't see why you would ask a 3hp pump with 2 inch fittings to pump less than 15 gals a min. I also can't see where pumping, say 8 gals a min, would allow your skimmer to work very well. Maybe all the snow we have has frozen my brain, but I just don't see why you would...
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    closing leak

    I wonder what he ended up doing? :?: :?: :?: I hate to think he just let it go.
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    Who's still here?

    :wave:
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    closing leak

    With 1 to 3 inches of water left, get in and find the hole. Repair it and fill the pool. My 2 cents
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    what is the AMP draw on Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed

    No, in manual mode you loose some of the safety setting (filter pressure shut off, blocked intake shut off). For me, running the pump 24/7 and in auto, and being around the house all day, (I'm retired) I set my pump up like this but I don't change it very often. My pool is 20 X 40 inground...
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    which variable speed pump?

    I have the Pentair VF-3050. That pump does more than I'll ever want it to do. My old Hayward pump ran at 2050 watts while the VF runs at 375 watts, were I have it set at 31 gals per min. (the 2050 watts was measured). It has a built in timer that does alot. The pump knows when the filter is...
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    what is the AMP draw on Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed

    I don't advise anyone on how to hook up a pump; but I'll tell you how I did my VF-3050. I run a 230 volt 30 amp ground fault breaker in the garage. The breaker also supplies a 230V pressure pump for my cleaner that runs when the main filter pump is running. (The cleaner pump is on its own...
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    Winterizing bottom drain in Canada.

    Well, I looked up the specific gravity of Propylene Glycol; it is 1.038. Won't float. All these years I always thought it would float. All these years I knew it would float. :hammer: O'well, I ain't asking about Santa.
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    Winterizing bottom drain in Canada.

    I'll put my 2 cents in for the heck of it. I DON'T blow out the bottom drain with air. The reason is because of the unknown torque it could cause on the bottom drain and line in a sand bottom pool. The pool level and the level in the drain line should be about equal with an open line at the...
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    New Chlorine scare.

    Chlorine can cause cancer? http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id ... _article=1 I don't know. :?: :?: :?:
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    Having the gang over for a swim.

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    red valves

    I bought mine fron here. Besure to look at all 6 pages of valves. http://www.westsidewholesale.com/pool-s ... lves-plist
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    red valves

    Picture taken from this web site http://www.westsidewholesale.com/pool-s ... lves-plist These?
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    Many 90 degree fittings

    16 90 deg fittings, wow. Not knowing what your system looks like it's hard to advise someone. If you have these can you replace some of them with these? They are called 90 deg sweeps. Pictures are from FlexPVC.com
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    Filter run times

    Yep................. 386 watts........31 gpm
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    It's Official

    The weatherman reports we had a total of 3 days above 85 deg for June, July and August. :cry:
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    Filter run times

    My pump runs 24/7 along with the chlorine pump.
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    dumb question

    That you have 99.5 feet of top rail and 66 feet of side wall should tell you something is wrong.
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    dumb question

    It will be pi*d, 3.1416*33=103.7' is correct. You have a 21 ft dia pool.
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    Cost of liquid shock (chlorine)

    OK. Here is what I did and the results. My wife read the directions and first I checked the chlorine in the pool so she could watch and get use to counting the drops. I use one scoop in 10 ml for normal pool testing. I cleaned out the bucket real good (only used in the pool area). I opened up...
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    Cost of liquid shock (chlorine)

    Re: Cost of liquid shock If you use 25 ml of test water instead of 10 ml, would you use more of the R-0870 DPD power?
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    Cloudy water, no algae, test results fairly okay. HELP!

    If there is nobody that knows pools you can count on, I would hire a pool service to take care of the pool. For a month, with heavy rains sometimes, and the hot sun, your pool won't be in to good of shape when you come back. Just my 2 cents.
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    Cost of liquid shock (chlorine)

    Re: Cost of liquid shock Our Wal-Mart has it for sale at $10.95 for a box of two one gal containers. That for 10%. The local pool store has 12.5% 5 gal containers for $14.99. They keep it on the sunny side of the store. This Wednesday I used 12 gals to get to a FC reading of 19. I wish...
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    Pool Fence requirement for LA county.

    In our town, if the house is used as one side of a fence, any door must have an alarm on it.
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    Mysterious Re-Appearing Green Film

    Never mind. I gave an answer then I reread your post.
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    How Bad is a 28.8K gal 12 hr Turnover Rate for 55K gal pool

    I'm no expert, but the 24 inch filter seems kind of small for your size pool. I changed to a S270T2 (2 inch inlet and outlet) filter for my pool last year and happy I did. All my lines are one and a half inch until they come into the pump house. I use 1.5/2 inch valves to increase the pipe...
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    How come other pool owners never listen to us?

    I don't tell anyone about what I use in my pool. My next door neighbor used my test kit once and ran me out of CYA reagent. Tested for CYA 4 times. He hasn't asked for it this year. I love to see their green pools. :lol: