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    Pebble Pool Without Waterline Tile and Rolled Bond Beam

    Hi All- Not sure if this is the correct forum, but I’m looking for advice regarding pebble pools without water line tiles. We found a home in Phoenix, AZ we love and it checks off 99% of our wants, but the pool has a rolled bond beam and no tile. Is this a deal breaker? The house was built in...
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    Pump Motor Issues

    Not sure how old the motor is. I assume 2 - 3 years old. The original run cap was a 20mfd @ 370VAC and the closest I found locally was a 25mfd @370VAC. The motor exhibits the same behavior with or without the new run cap installed.
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    Pump Motor Issues

    Thanks for the suggestion. I opened the back end of the motor and don't see a switch. I did find out the shaft does spin at a slow to medium speed when started, but it looks like there is a thermal protection reset that is shutting it off and restarting.
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    Pump Motor Issues

    Hi all- I have a 2ez Speed replacement motor that will not start. That shaft spins freely both directions, nothing is clogged in the impeller that I can feel. I replaced the run capacitor and it still tries to start and then shuts down. Video attached... It will try to start, shut down and...
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    Pump replumb - need temporary solution

    Two days of a slightly noisy pump turned into a seized motor this morning... The motor housing was so corroded, two of the bolts sheared off with very little force when I tried to separate it. I was able to cut it out right at the inlet and have enough room for a union. The Intelliflo was a...
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    Pump replumb - need temporary solution

    Thanks guys. I only have an inch and a half clearance behind the motor, so I doubt I'll be able to separate it from the wet end still plumbed. There's about an inch of PVC between the inlet of the pump and the coupling attached to the Jandy valve. What if I cut it right at the pump, clean up...
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    Pump replumb - need temporary solution

    Just when I had finished my second pool equipment upgrade we moved to another house and I get to start over.... Everything is OK for now, but the pump bearings are starting to fail. I'd really like to replace the single speed with a two or variable and temporarily keep the existing plumbing...
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    Test results after drain & refill

    Thanks. I'm definitely still trying to figure out how the sun and heat in Arizona will effect the pool. I have a feeling it will be a bit different from our last place in California.... I'm surprised how quickly the PH climbs. I'm guessing the waterfall and the two lion head water features...
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    Test results after drain & refill

    Thanks. It's back at 5 now. Still trying to figure out what the average daily chlorine consumption is.... Any concerns with the CH at this time?
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    Test results after drain & refill

    We just moved to a new home with an existing pool. The water was clear, but the CYA was 100+ so I did a complete drain and refill last week. Here are my current numbers using a TF-100..... Note I have not added any chemicals in 24 hours and I'm in the process of bringing the TA down from an...
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    New to me house and pool - Thinking of converting to a SWG.

    I just finished moving the family to AZ from CA and have a new to me house and pool. The water is a mess (TA and CYA are off the charts) and will be draining it this week when we have a couple of cooler days. I used 12% liquid chlorine in California and had a shop that carried returnable 4...
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    Solar Cover Help

    I guess I need a solar cover.... Thanks to this forum, I've successfully upgraded all of my equipment and added solar panels a few month ago. The entire family has loved the 86 - 88+ degree water all summer long. Now, even with temps in the high 90s, I'm loosing a ton of heat each night and...
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    Check Valve / Flow Meter

    Not sure if this pdf was out when the topic was first active.... http://h2flow.net/h2flow/assets/File/TechTips_Effect%20on%20Head%20rev4.pdf
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    Check Valve / Flow Meter

    Love mine. I'm using it with a VS pump as well as solar. I run 100% of the return through the solar and it allows me to use a single flow meter after the filter. With the solar bypassed, 25 GPM is 1250 RPMs and 160 watts. With the solar, 25 GPM is 1850 and 415 watts.
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    Full Equipment Replacement and Adding Solar Questions

    We'll I guess maybe I don't have a suction side leak that took most of my day away... I don't think I ever fully primed the pump as I lowered the max RPMs due to the single 1.5" pool suction line shared with the main drain and skimmer. The basket was always 95% full, but there was always a...
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    Full Equipment Replacement and Adding Solar Questions

    Finally up and running over the weekend. Had a scare when the screen on the VS pump wasn't readable when I first powered it up, but it's been fine the last three days. Quick question... Any idea why I'm getting DE through the returns on start up after I remove the Pump strainer cover? It's...
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    Full Equipment Replacement and Adding Solar Questions

    Getting closer... I should have the last return valve to the pool and old spa done tomorrow. After that is the power, solar control and finish painting the PVC. I left room in front of the filter for a booster pump if I or the next owner needs it.
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    Full Equipment Replacement and Adding Solar Questions

    Yep, ordered it from him (and Meg)....
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    Full Equipment Replacement and Adding Solar Questions

    Yes, I'm going to use a FlowVis http://h2flow.net/h2flow/index.cfm/products/flowvis-flow-meter/ for the check valve after the filter.
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    Full Equipment Replacement and Adding Solar Questions

    Thanks, I appreciate all the input. I just picked up an Auquabot Breeze 4WD and I'm not 100 % happy with it, but the Polaris 280 we had prior spent more time stuck on our steps than cleaning the pool. I have another week to decide whether or not to keep the Breeze. The pool upgrade is part...
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    Full Equipment Replacement and Adding Solar Questions

    Pentair Solar Touch connected to an Intelliflo VS
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    Full Equipment Replacement and Adding Solar Questions

    Thanks guys. Tunneled under the walk with little effort. The last thing I need to figure out is the best way to mount the Solar Control. The plan is to run the existing conduit into a weather proof junction box and mount the Solar Control directly above it. I don't need too much room and...
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    Full Equipment Replacement and Adding Solar Questions

    Getting closer.... All of the equipment is on-site minus one valve & I hope to get the panels installed over the weekend. I've been scouring the net looking for install instructions from the various solar panel manufactures and need to determine how much slope I should allow for drainage...
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    Full Equipment Replacement and Adding Solar Questions

    Solar panels should be here today and the rest of the equipment by the end of the week. I'm down to sourcing a few installation parts and miscellaneous fittings.... What should I use to mount the PVC pipe along the roof and wall for the solar install? I've seen everything from hose clamp...
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    Full Equipment Replacement and Adding Solar Questions

    Another question as I get things ordered... I want to replace the old wood board the timers are mounted to and I've noticed a couple of newer pools in my area have nice free standing metal panels. Anyone know a source?
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    Full Equipment Replacement and Adding Solar Questions

    Thanks for the reply. I've been researching solar plumbing layouts and notice many systems have a bypass valve to balance the flow to the panels when in solar mode. Given the fact I'm going to have a VS pump, should I still take that approach or should I send 100% of the return through the...
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    Full Equipment Replacement and Adding Solar Questions

    Hi All- Not sure if I should keep this as one post or split things up into the different sub forums with so many questions.... We're entering our second season of having a pool and had it re-tiled and re-surfaced it when we purchased the home. The equipment is a mess and I've been limping it...
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    Latest Numbers

    Thanks!
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    Latest Numbers

    I've not done a good job of keeping up with full tests over the winter season (just chlorine and pH a few times a week. Here are my latest TF-100 test numbers. Should I be concerned with the T/A or CH? FYI, I'm doing the BBB method with liquid chlorine. Thanks! 3/10/13 FC - 4.5 CC - 0 TC -...