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    Looking to replace sand filter, Pentair vs Hayward

    was looking at the Pentair ccp420 420sq Pentair ccp520 520sq Hayward c4030 425sq Hayward c5030 525sq Is 1 brand better than the other? Assuming the prices for cartridges are the same to replace for them? Any information between the 2 much appreciated.
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    Optimal pool filter pressure?

    Just installed a VS pump, What is the optimal pool filter pressure? As i can adjust the rpm to get any pressure i desire, so what is the optimal? From what i been reading i,m seeing 5-15psi and 10-20psi? What is the optimal?
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    Just installed my new VS pump, need speed suggestions.

    V-green 1.65. 1.5hp VS. 10.5 amps Original 1.65. 1.5hp. 16 amps Orignal single speed pressure gauge 20psi, same with the new one. 3450rpm,s Is there a pressure on should aim for? 2600 rpm im at 10psi 1850 rpm,s i,m at 4psi 1350 rpm's i,m at 1psi Obvious lower rpm and longer...
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    Piece of tile fell off around the pool.

    Tile that goes around the pool fell off, inground pool. Current white glue. What time of glue do i use? Also does it need to be dry or can you do it wet? Would only have to drain a couple inches since the tile is on top. Anyone have a link? Assuming some type of white silicone special too...
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    REplacing pool motor, anything I should know?

    just bought this, A.O. Smith 1.65 HP Variable Speed Pool Pump Motor Square Flange - ECM16SQU - INYOPools.com ao smith 1.65hp variable speed motor square flange. Should pay for itself in about 2-3 years. Is there anything I need to know about installing this? seems fairly easy?
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    Anyone have this AO smith vs pump 1.65hp

    A.O. Smith 1.65 HP Variable Speed Pool Pump Motor Square Flange - ECM16SQU - INYOPools.com Curious if the user controls are easy to use? How the timer works?
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    Catridge filters, how many years before replacing cartridge?

    Cartridge filter type, and how many years to replace cartridge? Thanks
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    Spa popped out of the ground

    We had 3 inches of rain and the patio flooded water couldnt drain fast enough and popped the spa out of the ground, spa was at a 45 degree angle in the air, as all the supply lines held the otherside in, thankfully nothing cracked, picture posted now is me releveling it. My spa has always...
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    I have a 2in non union check valve 2lb spring, should i replace with a jandy?

    Was wondering if i should replace my 2lb spring loaded check valve that is between the heater and chlorinator with a jandy check valve? How much better flow would i get? How much resistance is a 2lb spring check valve? Thanks
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    Should i upgrade to a VS?

    Current pump. Singe speed. 1.5hp. 3450rpm. 230//115. 8/16 amps, My meter says i,m pulling 1600watts or 1.6 kw, Sta-rite. PHK2RA6F-103L. Motor #168453 Live in michigan, runs almost 6 months of the year. 35 bucks a month x 6 = 210 bucks a year. So if a VS can save me 50% for...
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    Vs pump and pool heater

    Example, vs running at half speed vs full speed going thru a pool gas heater. How much efficiency do you lose thru the pool heater at half pump speed vs full speed? Curious question. I know running at full speed would be more efficient at heating the pool. Another question, When heating...
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    Spill over spa rising after 6 years

    TRIAC 90 SPILL OVER SPA, PLUMBED, WHITE - Northeastern Swimming Pool Distributors The spa i have that over flows into the pool. Over the coarse of 6 years its unlevel and rising up, which doesnt make sense? How can the spa raise up? Raised up about 2 inches on 1 side. I do live in...
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    Single speed pump vs varialbe or 2 speed

    Wouldnt you lose filteration capability using a 2 speed pump? It costs less electricity to use a 2 speed or varaible speed, but at reducing your filteration/flow. What am i missing?
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    Do any of the reagants go bad from the test kit?

    0870 powder and 0871 drops
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    Chlorine test to use less drops when checking high chlorine leve

    Chlorine drop test. With powder.
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    Bringing back an old debate, sand vs cartridge filter

    If you could do it over again or people that have switched, which one do you prefer? Currently use sand here, thinking of switching to cartridge, this year hardly getting any rain and with the increase in swimmer load i,m back washing more often. If you have switched from sand to cartridge...
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    Correct plumbing on my pool?

    I have 15x40 foot sports pool, 15,000 gallons 1 skimmer, 2 main drains 2 returns All above using 1.5 inch pvc coming into the valves, Then switches after the valves to 2 inches to the 1.5hp 220v pump into the 350lb 75gpm sand filter, into pool heater then switches back to 1.5inches after...
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    Garden hose filter for adding water to pool?

    Does anyone know of a good garden house water filter that actually reduces TDS(total disolved solids?). This may be a mute point, in the process of testing the snow and rain for TDS, If they have a high TDS no point in a filter.
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    Ok to use chlorine neutralizer?

    Just got back from vacation, i shocked it and put mesh pool cover on, back after 12 days, chlorine thru the roof. is there any side effects of chlorine neutralizer? having a pool party in 2 days, need to lower it.
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    going on vacation automatic chlorinater. how long for 9 pucks to dissolve?

    going on vacation for 10-12 days, shocked pool to 20. have an automatic chlorinater. how long will it take for 9, 3 inch tricolor tabs to dissolve? run my pump 8 hours a day, set the chlorinater to 3.5. I know every pump/pool/chlorinater is different, so just looking for someone that done...
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    Just replaced 350lbs of sand, 2nd day i noticed a pressure drop.

    Just replaced 350lbs of sand. starting pressure 18PSi, checked couple hours later dropped to 15psi yesterday was 18psi to 16psi. can brand new sand end up channeling? or some other type of problem? none of the laterals where cracked, actually constructed very strong.
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    Is this filter sand good? anyone use it before?

    Is this filter sand good? anyone use it before? just got done putting 350lbs of this sand in my filter. nothing on the bag that says #20 .45-.55mm, but pool store said it was.
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    can i use my old pool filter sand for a sandbox?

    can i use my old pool filter sand for a sandbox? or is it different kind of sand not good for kids to play in? any negatives at all?
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    White clumps in my filter sand when changing, anyone know what it is?

    I have these white clumps in my sand from the filter. is it clumped up DE or cellos fiber or maybe those white cotton things in air clumping up? or something else. replacing my sand anyways, but would like to know what is causing the white clumps, here is a picture
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    just made a big mistake.

    I took the top of my filter off to check my sand, since its been over 5 years. unfortunately the white tube moved up like 2 inches. no way to get it back down unless I remove all the sand and put it back in. So should I just replace all my sand since I have to take it out? or is there a way...
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    Whats a good paver sealer?

    Whats a good paver sealer? Have pavers around the pool, last sealer i used only lasted 1 year.
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    inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    now posted in the right section inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool. is there a way to stop this every year? lol anyone else experience this? Have 4 feet or more of pavers/concrete around the pool. when it rains the get flooded from the grass and somehow...
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    inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool. is there a way to stop this every year? lol anyone else experience this? Have 4 feet or more of pavers/concrete around the pool. when it rains the get flooded from the grass and somehow desire the swimming pool. lol
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    chlorine tablets now come in individual packets?

    chlorine tablets now come in individual packets? I use tablets at start up to raise my CYA, i drain 1/3 of the water for winter closing. Just bought a bucket of 3 inch tricolor tablets. They are all individual wrapped, what a mess. 4-6 where broken, and many had powder dust. Then the...
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    How many people use PolyQuat/algecide when closing pool?

    How many people use PolyQuat/algaecide when closing pool?