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  1. threecheese

    Submersible pump in closed pool needed in the winter?

    I think I'm just going to be cautious and hook it up. Thanks folks!
  2. threecheese

    Submersible pump in closed pool needed in the winter?

    Yeah sorry, the skimmers are plugged with the gizzmos and the returns have rubber plugs in them. Thank you!
  3. threecheese

    Submersible pump in closed pool needed in the winter?

    The returns have been plugged with gizzmos and the lines filled with anti-freeze, which is the usual winter procedure up here. Am I draining to protect against failure of the gizzmos?
  4. threecheese

    Submersible pump in closed pool needed in the winter?

    I recently bought a new house pool (IG vinyl, NY/USA), and last winter when we were going through the inspection process it had a submersible pump under the mesh safety cover with a flexible drain hose going into the garden. When we closed the pool this year, the tech said that is was...
  5. threecheese

    Skimmer basket support ring troubles; solution?

    I have Hayward SP-1083-2 skimmers with a large basin, the skimmer baskets (which are smaller than the basin) are designed to rest on top of a skimmer support ring (circle within a circle). I am having a few issues. 1. the skimmer baskets are sometimes sucked down past the rings, and this is a...
  6. threecheese

    What is this thing?? Taped up pipe near my Polaris.

    Interesting. We have city water for drinking, but the sprinklers pump water out of the ground. I'll do some research here. Why would it be covered with tape though?
  7. threecheese

    What is this thing?? Taped up pipe near my Polaris.

    I just bought a new pool (it came with a house attached to it) and found this strange thing in the garden next to it. It is really close to the dedicated jet for my polaris cleaner. It appears to be flexible PVC, and I am only assuming its part of the pool, as its taped the same way my previous...
  8. threecheese

    "Recirculate" pulls way too much water (+air)

    I believe my sand filter is clogged with pollen (it is no longer pumping water out of the jets), and I wanted to add some liquid chlorine to address algae until I can figure out how to clean the filter (just bought the house this week). I put the MP in recirculate mode to bypass the filter, and...
  9. threecheese

    Buying a vinyl IG pool in winter; pump submerged?

    Ha. And I guess it also means he's on top of things. Appreciate the help, I feel better.
  10. threecheese

    Buying a vinyl IG pool in winter; pump submerged?

    My goodness, I had a big mistake there: "submersible pump beneath the *cover*"
  11. threecheese

    Buying a vinyl IG pool in winter; pump submerged?

    The pump was under the cover, I couldn't see where it was. When I had liner issues I had the pump laying on the top step to ensure the water level didnt go above it.
  12. threecheese

    Buying a vinyl IG pool in winter; pump submerged?

    Hi! I am planning on putting an offer on a new home with a vinyl-lined IG pool (in the winter/NY), and during a visit I noticed a submersible pump beneath the liner with a pump outlet running to the lawn. I've had my own pool for a few years, and the only time I had to do this was when I had a...
  13. threecheese

    Preventing mosquitoes in closed, uncovered pool?

    Had a local shop install a new liner last month, and they left the cover off. I don't have my opening scheduled for another month, and there are mosquitos breeding in the pool. I've asked the guy to come address it, but he is not responding. Is there something I can do, besides open the pool and...
  14. threecheese

    Does multiport 'closed' position isolate filter completely?

    Sure! The top black pipe leaks, it's probably just the gasket but my pool store didn't have it in stock so I am waiting for delivery. You can see the water pooled around the filter, that's from a day of running.
  15. threecheese

    Does multiport 'closed' position isolate filter completely?

    I have a leak in my DE filter bulkhead (top pipe, dont know if thats inlet or outlet) that causes pressure loss and DE getting in the pool when the pump is off. I have tried to set the multiport valve to 'closed' after turning off the pump, but found that I lost pressure again overnight; the...
  16. threecheese

    Filter bulkhead connection leaks causing DE in the pool?

    When we installed my Hayward DE filter this season, There was a small drip leak in both attachments on the bulkhead (inlet and outlet), hopefully just o-rings. I stuck it on the TODO list, where it sits. I've just found a ton of DE in the deep end, after the pump was off for almost a week; can...
  17. threecheese

    Which measurements will SLAM skew?

    Great point, I probably replaced a foot of water (3 or 4 hours of vaccing to waste so far). I didn't even think about that. Thank you.
  18. threecheese

    Which measurements will SLAM skew?

    I SLAM'd my pool to open it (mesh cover; black water), I've had to do it twice over the past 10 days to get the water clear and kill all the algae. I just added 6gal 10% liquid last night, so FC is very high and so is CC (I can smell it). I just used my Taylor K-2006 to measure my levels. I...
  19. threecheese

    Intermatic timer pin jammed

    I found my pump off unexpectedly, and it turned out that one of the timer pins/trippers had gotten jammed behind the yellow dial part somehow. It was a big pain to pull it out, the back part of the pin was jammed into a gear or something. This was the first time I'd used the timer; when I...
  20. threecheese

    Effectiveness of 2in backwash hose around 1.5in pipe (outer diameter, fits)?

    Cool! That coupler is only $20 on amazon, and it looks like way less of a PITA to remove than what I have now... - - - Updated - - - Even better, if you buy the hose from Grainger, it comes with that fitting! You are brilliant. WP37949 Water Discharge Hose - Grainger Industrial Supply
  21. threecheese

    Inground Pool Backwash hose

    It looks like the query term to find the really good backwash is "agricultural strength hose", I even found some of it (2") on Amazon for $0.80/ft. https://www.amazon.com/HydroMaxx%C2%AE-Discharge-Applications-Agricultural-Construction/dp/B00821CE8U
  22. threecheese

    Effectiveness of 2in backwash hose around 1.5in pipe (outer diameter, fits)?

    From this site I find that the outer diameter of a 1.5in PVC is almost 2in (1.90in). Can I just slip a 2inch backwash hose around a 1.5 pipe with a clamp on it and call it a day? I'm about to glue a barbed hose slip, using a coupler, to a 1.5in PVC backwash pipe, which is way more work then...
  23. threecheese

    Inground Pool Backwash hose

    Awesome. Dumping pool backwash (or even pool water) into the street/storm sewer here (NY) is illegal. The day I moved into my new house the nice lady next door told me that if I did this, the guy across the street is a snitch and would call the town :). It's been a huge PITA. I'd love to dig...
  24. threecheese

    Inground Pool Backwash hose

    Sounds like fun ;) I've got a 100+foot run to get from pump to somewhere I can turn into a swamp, and last year I had 3 different hoses fail in multiple spots (that I got at my local chain). All garbage. I created a frankenstein hose with the remnants and some couplers and that started...
  25. threecheese

    Inground Pool Backwash hose

    I've found the Quaker stuff on a few sites: Hoses - Pool Maintenance Cleaning - In-Ground Pools/Spas - Pool Plaza https://www.poolpartsonline.com/p-524-backwash-hose-flexible.aspx
  26. threecheese

    Removing the diving board (new homeowners insurance company) - light electrical box??

    Hi, Our new insurance carrier has some rules for diving boards that our existing IG pool just can't meet, so we have to yank it, AND remove the supports ("trip hazard"), or lose coverage. My question is about this electrical box that is between the supports - it has to be for the pool light...
  27. threecheese

    Dolphin 300i Won't Clean Stairs or Shelf

    I don't have the dolphin, but I have the same problem with a robot advertised as step cleaning. I just brush the steps every morning when I get up! Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk