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    DE Blowing in to Pool

    Hayward 60 sf DE filter, Hayward 7 position multi-port valve, 1HP motor, vinyl liner. After opening this year and my first backwash, I clearly saw clouds of DE blowing in to the pool from the returns. I suspected my old multi-port valve probably had a bad gasket; I had replaced it a couple...
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    Another Humming Question

    I've spent some time searching posts, but still have a vexing humming question - By the way it's a 1HP Emerson 1 speed motor, part of a Hayward Super Pump. Couple weeks ago motor was humming; the capacitor tested bad, replaced, pump worked. A few days later I noticed pump wasn't coming on -...
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    Pool Basketball - Yikes!

    This video popped up on digg today and I thought of you all.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x65Of56EVdc Yikes! How deep is that deep end? It looks like they built they're deck with an opening to jump from the top.. on purpose! Has anyone else done that?
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    Don't Use Liquid Bleach Warning?

    Hi, The owners manul for our new hot tub clearly states in several places "DON'T use household/liquid bleach", and DO use a granular form of sanitizer. As a happy BBB user for my pool, I'd like to use bleach with the hot tub as well. Is this warning just the manufacturer trying to protect...
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    Winter Carnage - New Filter Recommendation?

    I live in southern Virginia, and we usually only get 1 - 2 weeks of below freezing weather (not consecutive). The past few winters, I just turn on the pump at night if it is getting too cold, I don't blow out lines and drain the pumps or anything. The other night, I turned it on as usual.. in...
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    Questions about backwash water discharge

    I bought a house 3 years ago with a pool, first pool for me. The pool equipment is very old. The equipment did not have a valve installed that would allow backwash and other settings, and I got tired of taking apart the DE filter and doing that nasty wash down job multiple times in a season...