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    Pump housing crack

    This forum has provided so much help to me over the years, and I wanted to share an experience with my pump housing that can hopefully help someone else down the road. A few months ago, I noticed a few things for the first time. My filter pressure was about 5psi low, my pump sounded louder...
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    Variable speed replacement for Hayward Northstar

    Hello, Beginning to look at variable speed options to replace my 1.5HP Hayward Northstar. I have been looking at the Pentair options, and thought the Superflow might work since it is also 1.5HP. I noticed however in looking at the pump curves, that my Northstar has about 20-35 more gpm on the...
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    Which size cartridge filter?

    Apologize in advance if this has been asked before, but didn't find anything on a quick search. I have a 60sqft DE filter that I am looking to replace with a cartridge filter. What is the closest equivalent cartridge size? I have a 1.5 hp pump, but not sure on actual flow rate. I have...
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    Ecomatic winter mode vs. turning down output.

    Hello, I have an old Ecomatic ESC 36 with a new cell that I installed this summer. The cell output control is very basic, and in normal mode will show a display output of 100 and cycle on and off depending on what percentage of output I want. For example, if I set to 50%, the cell will output...
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    Starting up SWG, adding salt, TDS, help!

    Hello, I have been happily on the BBB system for the past year and a half and am so happy I had found this site...never had any pool issues, and been adding bleach and testing daily. I decided to bite the bullet and order a new SWG cell (previous owners had existing SWG system but cell had...
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    Filter lifespan - Buy new grid cartridge or buy new filter?

    Here is my situation. I have an 8 year old Sta-rite SMD S7MD60 DE filter, and recently DE and dirt began being blown into the pool returns on occasion. Upon inspection of the DE grid cartridge, I noticed several tears that will require a new grid cartridge. Unfortunately this old Sta-rite...
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    The battle of rising pH

    First of all, I really want to thank everyone on this board for all your posts and advice. This is my first post, but I have been lurking for many months, learning about BBB. It has been great! I moved into a house with an existing 12K gallon pool. The pool was clear and sparkling, but the...