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  1. Noli

    Help - Bad Motor on Pentair CHII-N1-1-1/2F

    I'm looking at a Century B2858 ($280) which was recommended by INYO pool as the replacement. I see that they offer dual speed B2983 for $354 + $45 for the toggle switch and canopy. Is it worth the extra $ going the variable speed route?
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    Help - Bad Motor on Pentair CHII-N1-1-1/2F

    This is my 3rd season owning a pool in Maryland. I'm the 3rd owner - not sure of the pump's age but the motor is making very strange noises so I shut her down. (n) Does anyone have info on rebuild parts/video? I've never done this before so I would need direction. If I decide to purchase a...
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    FC=15 CC=1 Will recheck in an hour. Thanks again!
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Good stuff - thanks! Very confident that my CYA is above 30 and close to 35 or so. Do I round up to 40 when looking at CYA/chlorine chart? Thanks!
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    I've since tested the CYA twice and I don't see the black dot disappear - that first test (CYA=35) the black dot went away during swirling but not after it settled down and I have since determined that that is not the correct way to conduct the test. I now have a sock in the pool with...
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Here are my numbers. Do I need to increase my CYA before shocking? FC=0 CC=2 pH=7.4 TA=100 CH=240 CYA= <30 (black dot still present but barely) Thanks - have a party tonight an the kids want to get in the pool!! i'm not feeling any pressure!! :(
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Great info - thanks!! If you are going to the parade tomorrow, be sure to look for me. I'll be the guy wearing a red Ovechkin jersey - LOL!!!!
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Love it!! Between coaching my son's baseball team, watching the Capitals win the Stanley Cup, roasting a pig, yard work, and cooler rainy days, my job as the pool boy has had to take a backseat recently - LOL!!! I'm all loaded up with 8 bottles of Walmart's finest chlorine bleach! Picking up...
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Was able to repair my pump - thank you! Now I have cloudy water but a decent color. Here are my numbers: FC 1 CC 0.5 pH 7.8 TA 120 CH 260 CYA 35 This is with a Taylor K-2006C kit. Looks like I need to SLAM!
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    2018 Bleach Prices

    Having trouble finding decent prices in Maryland - specifically, Montgomery/Frederick County. The best I've seen so far is Walmart's Chlorinating Liquid in their pool section. 128 FL OZ at 10% for $3.67 which is $0.287 per FL OZ. Anyone seen better in the area?
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Quick question. Until my pump is back up and running, how many gallons of 6% should I use per night? 32.5K gallons. Thanks!
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Thanks - but I shouldn't add chemicals to adjust pH until my pump is running...correct? That's probably a dumb question but since I'm new to this, figured I'd throw it out there. :p
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    Cloudy Pool

    LOL!!
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Thanks! The Taylor K-2006C kit arrived yesterday. I feel like I'll need to wear a white lab coat when I'm working up the concoctions - haha!! I'm about 2 or 3 days away from receiving my pump rebuild kit. Should I wait to test the water until my pump is back up and running - or is there an...
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Thanks for the info, Texas Splash! The new water test kit and pump rebuild kit are both on their way! I took the pump apart today and noticed a very corroded area around the motor shaft after I took off the seal plate. There was a thin flat gasket around the shaft - but again, much corrosion...
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    Few Questions From a Rookie in Maryland

    Bought a home with a pool - first season owner. My pump (Pentair CHII-NI-1-1/2F) appears to have a few leaks. In the picture below, I have a pretty decent leak. I also have a much slower leak that appears to be coming from a bolt from the opposite side of the pump. Couldn't insert the...
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    Hello from Maryland (New Owner of Used Pool)

    Thanks, Texas Splash! I have yet to test the water since there's no circulation at this point. I've been reading up on the ABCs, SLAM and the recommended levels and chemicals. Fingers crossed and looking forward to being a part of this community!!
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    Hello from Maryland (New Owner of Used Pool)

    Hello!! Noli here from Maryland. This is my first post and I believe that I have the important info in my signature. Anyways... On a crazy whim last Fall, my wife of 12 years and 10-year old son decided to move from a townhouse to a single family home in our same neighborhood because of the...