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    LED pool light bulb swap - 120v or 12v?

    Hi all. One of my incandescent pool lights went out and i've purchased some LED replacements off of Amazon. I didn't realize until I received it that I may have purchased the wrong bulbs, as they come in 12v and 120v flavors. From the look of the photos below, is it immediately obvious which I...
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    Repair separation tank lip with JB waterweld

    Just curious on folks opinion. I have a separation tank (I know I can do without one and just send to waste but I have no where to drain/dump to on my property) that has some damage on the lip of the tank. I wondered if based on the photos, I might get away with applying some waterweld, roughly...
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    Bondo or plaster to repair broken DE separation tank?

    Hi all. I have a DE separation tank that had some cracks and ultimately, has two lip pieces broken off at the top of the plastic tank where the lid connects. As such, there is now no seal on the lid as the tank o-ring doesn’t sit against anything so is useless. I had tried in the past to repair...
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    Help with DE filter losing prime after running for 2-3 hours

    Hi all... this have been racking my brain on end. Even hired a pool company, who came and could not figure out. $1k down the drain in a new pump, new filter grids, chemicals, new plumbing ball valves, and labor from a pool company still cannot get the pool season started... The issue is that I...
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    Pump losing prime on filter -- following a comedy of errors

    Hi everyone. Happy start of pool season to those in the Northeast! As I was closing the pool last season, I heard the pump starting to rattle and whine. Figured the pump was going... Before connecting it this season, I removed the impeller on my Hayward Super Pump and checked the bearings etc...
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    Cloudy pool after 6 days straight running filter

    Hi guys. I opened the pool on Memorial Day and it is now 6/3, and my pool is still cloudy to the point where I cannot see the bottom drain at the deep end of the pool. Chemistry is as follows: pH: 7.8 TA: 110 CH: 425 CYA: 45 FC: 5 I have a 48,000 gallon pool and my primary chlorine is liquid...
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    Valve after Separation Tank - Keep Open or Closed?

    Hi all. Thanks to everyone for your help year after year. Now in my third year of TFP, I've come to the realization that I may have had one of my plumbing valves set incorrectly... Maybe.... For the past several years, when the multiport valve is set on FILTER, the 3 returns on the bottom of...
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    Removing algae stains with winter cover on due to low CYA

    Hi all. I've ready many threads here about organic algae/leaf stains, but would like to solicit some thoughts about my approach to solving my issue. -Mainly, with CYA low, i'm leaving my cover on and running the pump 24/7 to deal with this staining to protect chlorine from the sun. don't know if...
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    Remove DE Filter Manifold without Cracking It

    Hi all. I had broken the top manifold on my Hayward DE filter last year. My pump has been running for over a week and the pool is still cloudy (opened up to algae bloom). I noticed that whenever I replaced the DE, the filter pressure would increase more than the 25% within an hour or so, but...
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    Pool cover with residual algae on it

    Hi all. Thanks again for all the help with the BBB method. My pool is crystal clear and better than ever. I'm going away on vacation for a 6 days, and unfortunately, don't have anyone to help with dispensing chlorine in my manually chlorinated pool. I had a nightmare with CYA last year, so...
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    First Time Opening Pool

    Hi all, I posted in another thread from 5 yrs ago and was advised to start a new one. I turned to the BBB method last year, after my CYA levels went through the roof from the "pool store" methods. In any event, I opened the pool this year (despite closing at mustard algae shock level and...
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    Hayward DE-6000 Clamp Assembly

    Hi all. First time opening the pool myself, and am having difficulty putting the clamp assembly back on to my DE filter. I have a Hayward DE-6000 unit. The O-ring looks just fine, I have it lubricated, but the top half of the DE filter cover doesn't sit completely flush when the o-ring is in...
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    Main Drain Blow Out Adapter

    Hi all. Need some help figuring out the best way to blow out my main drain. Have already blown out all lines with my leaf blower, but couldn't get the main drain to bubble. I've since read that an air compressor is best, and that about 4 scfm of air volume at ~7psi is necessary to effectively...
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    Another new owner vacation thread

    Hi everyone! Sorry to start yet another thread on this but I searched and couldn't find an answer... Basically, since switching from pucks to liquid bleach and testing daily with my TF100, my water has been crystal clear and low maintenance. I'm going away for vacation for a week, and there's...
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    Advice - Algae alive or dead?

    Hi All. Am a recent joiner and am very grateful to all the folks on this board. I purchased my home last year and inherited the results and advice from the prior owner who had been "pool stored". Only until recently, after using trichlor pucks and cal-hypo shock for a year, did I realize that I...