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    Should a robot clean the whole pool?

    I would usually just throw the old unit I had in once a week and it would clean everything. I'm seeing that I now have to clean a bit more often so that what it leaves behind doesn't bother me as much and it'll get it next time. Not great but not worth stressing over either. Could my pool...
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    Should a robot clean the whole pool?

    Hi, I just bought a Hayward Aquavac 600. I received it yesterday so thought Id put it in as I havent cleaned the pool since the new liner about 10 days ago. since the pool only had some debris and leaves at the bottom, I decided to just do a floor pass (90 min). came back a while later...
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    New water fill in vinyl liner pool

    WOW! exactly the thread I needed now. Not to hijack but to compliment. Assuming the exact pool or a bit bigger (as sig.) and fill time was about 5-7 days on hot weather, but with SWG. What do you add as the pool is filling for it not to turn green on its way to full? SWG can't be started till...
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    Hayward GLX vs T cell difference - only warranty?

    FWIW I try to keep my cell clean and my water balanced but don't always succeed, OK probably 80% of the time. I have a large pool and am going to buy a new t-15 as last season I found myself having to raise my feed dial a bit so don't want to get stuck without one. I'm starting my 9th season...
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    New liner sanitizer concerns

    Thank you for your swift replies. At first when he mentioned it I was like, yep, you're the pro, lets do it. But later that night and a few days later it hadn't left my mind and I guess I couldn't convince myself that it logically made sense. I mean, I open my pool with JAVEL. FLYING TIVO ...
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    New liner sanitizer concerns

    Hi all, soon after buying our home 8yrs ago I converted the pool to salt and could not be happier, much lower regular maintenance than the 2 months that I ran it on chlorine. Earlier this week I had a pool installer come over to consult as per replacing the aging liner and was asked why I was...
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    Adapting coping to new liner

    I approached another pool company today to inquire about my liner and was told by someone that knew my type of pool very well that they did not adapt any new liner to this older method and that a new track screwed to the inside wall was inevitable. He also mentioned that unless I was...
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    Adapting coping to new liner

    Thanks, good to know. I’ve never had to replace one so not very knowledgeable in that regard. I could happily get away with a September install if possible. When lined up as straight as possible the V gash was about 2-3 inches opened at the top and an 8-10” wide patch was applied to its...
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    Adapting coping to new liner

    Hi, I am going to be in the market for a new liner very soon most likely before the end of this summer. I have a company set out to come and visit me soon for an estimate but my Local pool service tells me I will probably need to install a new track as he is not sure that the liners made today...
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    So, I've been doing some math (electricity usage)...

    yes but iff you are entering your own numbers it's no different than making up a spreadsheet with the exact data the OP calculated. I say 40k gal since the pool places around here don't calc larger but I have a similar size as yours, 1.5' return T'd off for 2, 1 ( very small) skimmer, 80ft...
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    So, I've been doing some math (electricity usage)...

    http://www.pentairpool.com/support/calculators/pool-pump-calc/index.htm
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    So, I've been doing some math (electricity usage)...

    I have a similarly sized pool but I didn't do the exhaustive testing that you probably did. To keep my water clean, comparing a 1.5HP super pump usage to the VS I have now I can confirm that I am saving a great deal more than $100/month. I replaced the pump at the pool opening last year so only...
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    winterizing gone wrong, possibly?

    Thanks all and sorry for the late reply. Yesterday my suspicions were confirmed. although a a coupole of tiny scratches in the liner that may or may not have been leaking were repaired, a pressure test on the drain line proved there was a break there that wasn't there at the same time last year...
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    winterizing gone wrong, possibly?

    Thanks, yes I had thought of that being my most economical fix. If by the time the snow's all gone I am lower than the shallow end floor, will I need a new liner or at the very least have it re-formed? I'm just not sure what happens when so much water escapes the pool. I can see vertical...
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    winterizing gone wrong, possibly?

    Hi there, After past posts indicating leaks in my returns and such, last year I decided to replace the lines and leave them above ground for testing as well as peace of mind before burying them this year. So far no problems, had a great swimming season and blew them dry in the fall. I decided to...
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    constant return leaks

    Thanks, I would guess that the original lines are buried quite deep as I've seen a return repair and the pipe takes a 90 degree downturn between 6-12 inches behind the wall. I do have all lines blown in the fall and may have to take special care from now forward as the only trenchers I've...
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    constant return leaks

    At what depth would you recommend trenching? Would you recommend I add a third return while I'm at it? G
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    constant return leaks

    I should upgrade my profile, I recently found out that the Company that made the pool have been out of business for about 37yrs. so mine is closer to 40yrs. old. Yes, the first leak was very obvious as it was a broken at an elbow where a return turns downwards and was shooting little stones to...
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    constant return leaks

    appreciated, thanks. right back at you. Thanks I didn't know that, so on one return I'll pass the pipe in the cavity under the diving board and right into the pool. 1) great 2), 3) & 4) Ok, so it sounds like I will go with separate 1.5" lines and a 3 way valve. At what depth would you...
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    constant return leaks

    Hi all, about 18months ago I had a return pipe leak fixed to the tune of around $500. Now after having a pressure test performed today, I am facing the same thing on the same return line but am being told that although only 1 leak can be detected at a time, more are suspected and expected on my...
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    Losing a lot of water

    Hi guys, thanks for the quick replies. What you hear is directly from an iPhone recording it all. I'll post a better link with audio/video ASAP. To me it really sounds like little rocks hitting the wall and cement decking but I'm so new at this that I needed a bit of confirmation. Thank you
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    Losing a lot of water

    So guys, has anyone ever heard this noise before? Logic would say that if it's a leak in the line, it's probably quite close to the return fitting to be moving rocks around close enough to hit against the steel wall It it is that and not sand from the filter. Does this make sense?
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    Losing a lot of water

    I started digging up the closest pipe by the pool and by the pad and everything is pretty dry so I capped the returns just for fun and the video linked is the result from the farthest one from the equipment ( closest to the bottom in the pic in my previous post). It sounds like little rocks...
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    Losing a lot of water

    Thanks, I'm trying to figure out how to attach a video to show you something
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    Losing a lot of water

    I'll keep digging. Assuming the bottom of my filter isn't leaking and the whole equipment area is dry, Is this type of problem common? From one day to the next, out of the blue after many years an underground pipe just gives and starts to leak!! I'll dig the closest return that's mostly grass...
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    Losing a lot of water

    I haven't checked every foot of it as it's about 300ft and most is underground but nothing coming out of the end of it. I 'll recheck the 50ft or so that's above ground.
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    Losing a lot of water

    It stopped because I stopped my pump after passing the bottom of the skimmer. I assume it would just keep going down if I started the pump up again. I'll recheck this afternoon.
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    Losing a lot of water

    WELL, I've followed all of my visible return piping but no leaks. Thought the earth was a bit humid at one spot but ended up being a downspout leading to a french drain. Dug under the cement slab that the return passes through but ended up with shovels full of dry earth. I haven't checked under...
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    Losing a lot of water

    THank you very much, I'll get on that tonight. without the returns plugged of course, If I were to let the pool leak to as low as it will go, is it safe to plug a length of hose in the skimmer and bungee it to the ladder to keep it under water and the pump running periodically to not lose the...
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    Losing a lot of water

    Do you mean underground piping? Please clarify how to test and find the leak. Do I need to hire a specialist? Thanks