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    Air Leak Source?

    Opening this season has been a nightmare compared the the prior three. A myriad of issues including: Cracked air relief valve, followed by a second one Broken divider in my multiport detailed here. Replaced gasket for now. Pool leak supported by bucket test Leaking DE filter clamp, 2 attempts...
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    Multiport broken or as expected?

    Appreciate the insight. Decide to pop off the top of the valve and discovered both a torn gasket and a broken barrier. The barrier sits between Recirc. and Backwash which explains why the filter filled and was dispensing water out of the air relief valve. Was able to get a replacement gasket...
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    Multiport broken or as expected?

    Opened the pool today and first mishap of the season... Had the multiport on Recirculate at first start so the worms, junk, etc in the skimmers and on the surface didn’t dirty the filter before I added DE. Was running fine for a couple hours. Added some chlorine and threw the robot in. Went off...
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Just an update: Didn't bother trying to troubleshoot. Called Marina and had a return authorization the same day. Boxed up the robot that night and dropped it off the next morning. Maytronics had one shipped the same day and all-in-all I was <4 days without the robot. Have only used the new once...
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Another Active 20 dud here. Ran <10 times and now it will run for 20 mins or so then just stop. Conveniently decided to die before and after our biggest swim load of the season. Will be contacting the dealer or Maytronics tomorrow morning.
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    Subscribed/Watched Threads

    Wow. Pretend you never read that. :oops: Thanks!
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    Subscribed/Watched Threads

    In this new environment, how do you see a list of the threads you're watching (or subscribed to pre-update)? I was able to re-locate a thread of interest and I noticed I had the option to Unwatch. Sounds like they're still tracked. Apologies in advance if it's something obvious I'm missing. Thanks.
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    Pool and Landscape Wiring

    I agree new low voltage lighting could be totally independent of existing wiring. Pump is 120V and shares same conduit as landscape lights, not same wire though. My #1 priority is to eliminate the safety hazard which means I have to deal with existing wiring in some fashion. Here is a pic...
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    Pool and Landscape Wiring

    Wiring for my pool light and pump runs in same conduit as wiring for landscape lights. I can’t run my pump off low voltage lol. Perhaps I didnt make this clear in previous posts but pump wiring is connected in a j-box that sits just below each lamp. If I remove lights, also need to remove...
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    Pool and Landscape Wiring

    Some further discoveries: Pool rated transformers are only needed for underwater luminaires (pool light) which is something I hadn't considered changing to low voltage, but maybe will now. The bigger problem: Code does not allow permanent burial of junction boxes. They must be accessible...
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    Pool and Landscape Wiring

    Quick responses. Thank you! A couple things: I need to keep the line voltage that runs in conduit around the pool. Believe it or not, wiring for my pool pump actually runs all the way around the pool in this conduit. One hot is for the 30A circuit powering pool light and pump. The other hot...
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    Pool and Landscape Wiring

    Appreciate the replies. Here is my situation. I have 10 line voltage (120V) landscape lights that surround my pool. They are pagoda lights that sit above junction boxes mounted on dual PVC conduit. They sit about 3-4 feet from the pool's edge, which I know does not meet today's code. They also...
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    Pool and Landscape Wiring

    Any pool/landscape electrical experts here that are familiar with code? I’m considering changes that will need to be made in the Spring and have some ideas that I would like to get confirmed before I bring someone in for a quote or contemplate doing it myself. I’ll spare myself and everyone...
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    What does everyone do with their cover for the summer?

    Had to invest in a new custom safety cover this fall. I would like to care for it as best I can. From experience I know what happens when you leave these covers on the ground in an outdoor shed...50,000 ants later. So, what do you do? I’ve read it can be hung or put in a large storage...
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    I’m not familiar with separation tanks, but I did some quick reading and it seems the outlet on these would go straight back to the pool. This would make sense with the plumbing setup I had, but doesn’t make sense as to why water or air (tried blowing air through at closing) won’t pass through...
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    I've been pretty lengthy in previous posts, so I'll try to be as brief as possible. Last Spring I did a replumb (pictured above). Pictures of old plumbing in my other post here. Re-plumb for new pump I made the mistake of following the old plumbing in my replumb. Assumed there were two...
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    Bumping this in case anyone else may have any helpful input. I’ve been thinking about this off and on throughout the winter. Short of getting ahold of an endoscope/plumbing camera, I can’t make any sense out of this. Hoping to open the pool in the next week or so.
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    And as I look further into your suggestion, I find this which seems to be spot on. Now I’m more confused than ever. :( http://blog.poolcenter.com/article.aspx?articleid=6301
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    I’m not able to get a pic at the moment but they look just like this. They sit about two feet on either side of the main drain. Only have them in the deep end. https://www.amazon.com/Hayward-SP1022B-2-Inch-Flush-Plug/dp/B002EL3YBU I guess if I pour antifreeze in the line and don’t see any...
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    In the picture in my original post there are two 3-ways. The one on the left is the pressure side. The middle port is the inlet (from filter). The port in the front is for both of my wall returns. The port in the back leads to two floor returns in the deep end. Until recently I did not know what...
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    Very much appreciate the detailed reply. I’m good with everything on the suction side. On the return side I have the 3-way valve which goes to two return lines. One line is for both of my wall returns. I can close off the opposite side, blow out, and plug. I believe the other line goes to two...
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    Second year with inherited 1980s Sylvan which I hope to close myself this year after having pool company do it last year under my watchful eye. I had to order a new safety cover so I’ve been holding out on closing. Got word the cover will be in Wednesday so I need to close this weekend. I’m...
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    Re-plumb for new pump

    Thanks for the reply. That answers most of my questions. The only thing I'm still unsure about is what's best to use on both the suction and pressure side where I have two skimmer/return lines. Obviously two 3-ways would be cheaper than four 2-ways, but I'm not sure the 3-ways are intended to be...
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    Re-plumb for new pump

    Just purchased a VS Superflo that will be replacing an old single-speed. I'm going to have to re-plumb the suction side at a minimum. I've posted a few pics of my setup. It is located in my garage and sits about 5 ft./15 ft. (rise/run) from the pool. My pool was built in the mid 80s, so I've got...
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    New Pump/Motor Selection

    Yes, I'm sorry for yet another pump/motor question thread, however with opening time fast approaching I want to make sure I do this right. Heading into my second season with an older IG pool. I currently have a 1.4 HPSF Hayward Super II, single-speed equivalent. It has a leaky seal, and I...
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Yes, all the bottles I've been using for the past week or two have read "16 147XXXXX" or "16 162XXXXX" making them less than a month old. (I hope I'm interpreting that correctly)
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Yet another possibility; one that will make it very difficult and frustrating to figure this out. This is by far the cheapest option currently available locally, so I'm hesitant to move away from it.
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    I would call it symmetrical (lengthwise) kidney-shaped where it's narrowed in the middle and wider on the ends. Close to ovular though. Avg. depth is 6'. Here is the only pic I have on hand at the moment. Yes, have checked the CC and OCLT levels at least a few times over the past couple...
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    I've neglected my new (to me) pool.

    Looking for any suggestions here. First want to thank everyone for all their help. Our pool was brown in mid-May and we've been swimming for about 3-4 weeks now. After weeks of doubt, my wife was very impressed I was able to turn it around without professional help. All that being said, I...
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    TF-100 CYA control test issues

    Oh, I always thought the idea what to eliminate any sunlight while doing the test hence turning your back to the sun. I guess I will need to buy more R-7065 and R-0013 and try these alternative methods.