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    New SWG and I think I added too much salt

    I got my K-1766 kit yesterday and it measured 5600ppm. So, I think I'm going to go ahead and drain/refill a portion of water. Time to flood my yard... I hope it doesn't kill my bamboo hedge.
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    New SWG and I think I added too much salt

    The manual doesn't mention a high salinity limit. There seems to only be a "low salt" indicator. It does mention salinity above 5500ppm can cause corrosion to pool fixtures though, so I think I'm getting uncomfortably close to that... No rain in the forecast... but May is usually pretty wet...
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    New SWG and I think I added too much salt

    I'm in north Florida. Ok, I'll order a test kit. There's a Pinch-a-Penny pool store pretty close to my house, so I figured I'd let them do the tests for free. If the Edge shuts off at 4500ppm, the test results might not be right then. It's definitely producing chlorine - I've been testing...
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    New SWG and I think I added too much salt

    I just installed a CircuPool Edge 40 SWG. Earlier this week I added 12 bags of salt, which I thought was being conservative because the pool calculator said I should be adding 14 bags... with the assumption I had 0ppm salt. I just took a sample of water to the pool store and salinity is...
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    Too much salt

    I'm in a similar situation and I'm wondering if you got your salt level tested yet?
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    Adding steps to inground vinyl pool

    I'm planning on replacing my 16x32 in-ground liner some time this year. The pool doesn't have any steps and I was thinking (fantasizing) about adding steps-under-vinyl like the ones in this picture: 42" High x 20' Wide x 6" Radius Full Width Steel Step. On that same website, I came across...
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    I found my leak, now what?

    Yeah, it was pretty gross and I just threw the clothes that I was wearing away. I didn't see as many roots growing in/around the fitting itself as I thought I'd find. There were a lot of little ones, but nothing big enough to have caused the actual damage. I have 2 guesses as to how it...
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    I found my leak, now what?

    I just wanted to post an update on my leak. I dug all the way to the pool wall and found the inlet and sure enough it was cracked in several spots and water was gushing out. So I drained to below the returns, bought a new inlet (thanks to Amazon's over-night Sunday delivery! Nobody had it...
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    I found my leak, now what?

    Thanks everyone for the input! Luckily the pool deck is its narrowest where the leak is (a little over 3ft), so there won't be /that/ much digging and crawling. Although getting through all the roots that have also been taking advantage of this leak will be a pain. Davin Dave - thanks for the...
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    I found my leak, now what?

    Hi everyone! I have an inground vinyl pool with 2 return inlets on one return line. I've had a small leak for a while now and it seems be getting worse. I know the leak is in the return line because a local pool company helped me find it by pressure testing and listening with a "big ear" on...
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    Sand Filters - are they really this bad?

    My info is (as stated in my signature): 16x32x8 vinyl in-ground; 20k gal; Pentair SuperFlo 1HP; Hayward S-200 sand filter; 1.5" plumbing; solar heating; 1 main drain, 1 skimmer, 1 return with 2 jets. I backwash when the pressure reaches about 22 lbs (after BW, it's around 14). Although, the...
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    Sand Filters - are they really this bad?

    So just a quick question before I start removing the sand from my filter... If the laterals are broken, wouldn't that mean there would be sand spewing into the pool? I took the top off of the filter and removed the diffuser. So far, nothing seems out of the ordinary...
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    Sand Filters - are they really this bad?

    Thanks for the replies! I'm a little relieved that this is not normal behavior for a sand filter. I think it's time to take the sand out and check out what's going on in there. I did check the laterals a while back when I replaced the sand, however I'm not sure what I was supposed to be...
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    Sand Filters - are they really this bad?

    Hi folks, The only filter I've ever had to deal with is a sand filter and I'm wondering if there's something wrong with mine or if they really are this terrible. Here's what happens: There is always fine silt collecting in clumps on the bottom of the pool. When I vacuum it up, I see it...
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    Brand new SuperFlo 1HP noise (video included)

    Oh my gosh I think I fixed it! (sort of) What was bugging me about this whole ordeal was that the sound the new pump was making was so similar to the sound that the original pump was making which is what inspired me to replace it in the first place. It made me think it was some other variable...
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    Brand new SuperFlo 1HP noise (video included)

    Some people have asked for an update about this pump noise, so here goes... There was really only one other thing I tried in troubleshooting. I took the motor completely off the pump and turned it on to see if the noise was still there. It was. So it's obviously something going on with the...
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    Brand new SuperFlo 1HP noise (video included)

    Mark - Yes, it's about the same loudness as the first motor. I couldn't find much information about imbalanced impellers on the web. Is that a common problem? thepoolman - Yep, I tried bypassing the filter - no change in the sound. I also replaced the pressure gauge because the old one...
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    Brand new SuperFlo 1HP noise (video included)

    Alright, I just wanted to give you guys an update. I called the company I bought the pump from and they told me to call Pentair for warranty service. I did and they sent a local pool company a new motor and a guy came out and did the switcheroo. He said my motor did sound a little louder than...
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    Brand new SuperFlo 1HP noise (video included)

    It's mounted on a black rubber mat made of recycled tire (I thought it might help with vibration). It's not really bolted down tightly right now, but it was when I first started hearing the sound. It doesn't seem to make a difference if a push down on the motor to alleviate vibration...
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    Brand new SuperFlo 1HP noise (video included)

    I think it's sounding more and more like I should just cash in some warranty service. Ohm_Boy - could you explain a little more what you're talking about? Can you tell what type of vibration is happening from the video?
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    Brand new SuperFlo 1HP noise (video included)

    Thanks for all the replies. Here's some more info. The pump is a single-speed 1HP SuperFlo model 348023. Here's the label on the side of the pump: Also, I made another youtube video. In the beginning I show the pump priming and the pressure reading, then at the end I take off the strainer...
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    Brand new SuperFlo 1HP noise (video included)

    JamesW - Alright, I took off the cap to the shaft and was able to rotate the shaft relatively easily. I'm not exactly sure how much resistance I should feel, but it seemed pretty smooth. It never got stuck at any point while I was turning it by hand. mas985 - I thought the same thing about...
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    Brand new SuperFlo 1HP noise (video included)

    Yep, the valves are all open and the pump is primed even though it doesn't look like there's water in the basket in the video (it fooled me too). The pressure on the filter reads about 16 PSI. Is that a good number? Here's some info about the pool - it's a 16x32 inground vinyl, about 20,000...
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    Brand new SuperFlo 1HP noise (video included)

    Hi Everyone! This is my first post to TFP, but I've been reading this forum religiously since I bought a house with a pool in April. The pump that came with the house was in pretty bad shape (it was rusting to pieces and very very loud, but still pumped water), so I decided to replace it with...