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    Action steps required to open pool

    Pressure gauge is on the side of the valve.
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    Action steps required to open pool

    Found where the black plugs go. What can I use to lubricate o rings and where exactly would I find those on the pump, filter, or valve? Is something like WD40 safe? I had someone put this valve on a couple of years ago and it sounds a bit creaky while rotating now. What process would I...
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    Action steps required to open pool

    It's hideous. Those are the pieces I have. Not sure what the black pieces are for.
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    Action steps required to open pool

    Pool chemistry is never a problem for me, but ai can't remember if there is anything technical I need to do to open besides remove plugs and replace drain cap on the filter and the returns. Am I missing anything? It's been a while since I opened it myself. 20x40 inground vinyl, Hayward S240...
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    Best online sites to purchase a quality pump?

    So I found someone who will install a pump for me. My question is this...the previous pump was 1.5 hp for a 20x40 inground with a vinyl liner. Would I automatically need to buy the same hp or would 1 hp be enough?
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    Best online sites to purchase a quality pump?

    That's what I figured. I'll have to find someone to do it on the side. He was saying that he is always replacing 2 speed motors and when they switch back and forth they put out more heat and tear up quicker. What kind of place doesn't have a selection to offer based on what a customer wants...
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    Best online sites to purchase a quality pump?

    I just got off the phone with the pool company. There are only two retailers in my area that sell and install pool pumps. I asked if I could purchase a pump online and have them install it and that I was interested in a dual speed pumphe asked me why I was interested in dual speed and when I...
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    Best online sites to purchase a quality pump?

    Well there are only two retailers in my area that will install the pump. I don't have the option to purchase one online and have a pool company install the pump because they don't cover any failure with warranty coverage after installation. So when I ask them if they carried a dual speed pump...
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    Best online sites to purchase a quality pump?

    After dealing with some electrical issues, we found that the motor on our 1.5 HP Hayward pump was burnt out. Some made the suggestion to try to replace the motor. I'm not sure exactly what model it is other than it being a super pump, I'm not sure when it came out. Anyway it was a single speed...
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    Any one used the wet pour rubber for a deck resurface? Thoughts?

    I was just concerned that if not done properly it may peel up or something like that. They sell some diy kits online, I've noticed. I'd have to save as much money as possible to repair this so, diy would be the way to go.
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    Any one used the wet pour rubber for a deck resurface? Thoughts?

    Our pool was built in the 70s on a slope. Heavy rains have really taken a toll on a couple of slabs of sagging concrete but that would be an enourmous undertaking. We may not evenive in this house for that long to invest a total overhaul. There appears to be an old pebble layer on the bottom...
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    TF-100 Test results...opinions on next steps?

    So at what rate should FC decline afterwards that would indicate a problem?
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    TF-100 Test results...opinions on next steps?

    I did have to add CYA because it was less than 30 when I started trying to manage it. It's now around 36. It has been difficult to judge the CYA level. I wish there was a less subjective method. We have major leaking from the pump, plumbing, and valve and the service man I contacted said it...
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    yellow stained steps and a rusty skimmer.

    I searched the forum for getting yellow off of steps. Tried the vitamin C tablet and it did turn white. I tried it on the skimmer too and in some places it turned white but in other spots it stayed beyond yellow and it just looks rusty. There is also a line just under the skimmer that looks...
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    bought older home, got old pool, first opening ever in my life, struggling with CC

    No more banana peel. I worked late into the night, pouring, testing and brushing...late...bats were flying in and out of the woods while I was brushing kind of late, but I think this pool water is out of the woods too. I finally have the CC down to 0 after the 10 minute drill. Currently...
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    TF-100 Test results...opinions on next steps?

    Those results were from about 2 hours ago. Haven't added anything. Just now the FC 3. CC is still <.5. - - - Updated - - - Ok. Working on pH going up.
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    TF-100 Test results...opinions on next steps?

    I've been following this thread. New Member New Pool Owner Many Questions Tried the 10 minute drill for myself Wed. night. Ran out of bleach after 16 gallons. I did it again last night, started around 8 pm and 22 gallons later finally got to where it would hold at 10 for ten or fifteen...
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    Insanely Dysfunctional Filter Set-up...How can this be fixed?

    Do you have any links or pics of a plumbing set up that makes more sense? The same junk keeps making it's way back through the filter. I want to clean it and get a look at the parts inside the filter too but I'm not sure I want to try to clean the filter until I get a manual for it. I've...
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    Hayward S240 Sand Filter Vari-Flo Control valve assembly Replacement

    Model # is SP2610X15 It's pretty noisy. It's hot but I can rest my hand on it and let it set for a while without it feeling like it's too hot. Another user sent me a link to the pump manual. The filter manual is a lot harder to get.
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    Insanely Dysfunctional Filter Set-up...How can this be fixed?

    Yes, that is what I was leaning towards but it is much easier to find a reputable plumber and electrician than it is to find a reputable pool service. Everybody has their horror stories for each, and I have my own for at least one of them now. I've got an electrician coming out for some other...
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    bought older home, got old pool, first opening ever in my life, struggling with CC

    I did get it. It's pretty nifty, but I am having some major issues with this pump and filter. The plumbing is leaking in 7 or 8 places. I got the vacuuming thing down and the floor was finally cleared but it all just shows up in the pool later. Same stuff in the exact same places comes right...
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    bought older home, got old pool, first opening ever in my life, struggling with CC

    Pretty much just threw my banana peel in the pool. Wishing it would now magically morph into a smiley face yellow safety cover and latch itself on to the concrete:drown:.
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    Hayward S240 Sand Filter Vari-Flo Control valve assembly Replacement

    Didn't see anything when I went out there. There's this thing. Would it be more cost effective to see about a newer system?
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    Insanely Dysfunctional Filter Set-up...How can this be fixed?

    I know nothing about this stuff and I posted this in the newbie section but thought I'd try my luck here too. I’m considering just calling a plumber to take it from here. I ordered a replacement vari-flo valve and am trying to figure out what to do next. The labor aspect is overwhelming. I’ll...
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    New Member / New Pool Owner / Many Questions

    Congrats! I'm super motivated that I can get mine together too. How many gallons did you end up putting into it? I bought a cart full of liquid chlorine at Walmart this morning and every person there had a comment. I felt like the cashier was going to report me for suspicious activity.
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    Hayward S240 Sand Filter Vari-Flo Control valve assembly Replacement

    I am a total amateur. My husband is even less technically inclined than I am and is currently into lawnmower repairs anyway. I feel like we are in over our heads. I did get the replacement part. The labor aspect is overwhelming. I’ll try to break it down and give it a DIY try anyway if...
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    Which line do I fill the K-2005 Cl and pH comparateos up to?

    When I'm doing the powdered chlorine test with the TF100 and speedstir...what seems to be pink that has turned back to clear turns back to pink but it takes a minute or two to get back and it's just a super light barely detectable shade of pink. Do I just keep adding drops until the sample...
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    Which line do I fill the K-2005 Cl and pH comparateos up to?

    I actually just got TF-100 in today. Finding some questions as I do the first test with it tonight. The baseline CYA test using the R-7065 was supposed to read 50 give or take 5, but I could still see the black dot at the bottom. I thought it had to completely disappear. It didn't completely...