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    Air Leak Source?

    Opening this season has been a nightmare compared the the prior three. A myriad of issues including: Cracked air relief valve, followed by a second one Broken divider in my multiport detailed here. Replaced gasket for now. Pool leak supported by bucket test Leaking DE filter clamp, 2 attempts...
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    Multiport broken or as expected?

    Appreciate the insight. Decide to pop off the top of the valve and discovered both a torn gasket and a broken barrier. The barrier sits between Recirc. and Backwash which explains why the filter filled and was dispensing water out of the air relief valve. Was able to get a replacement gasket...
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    Multiport broken or as expected?

    Opened the pool today and first mishap of the season... Had the multiport on Recirculate at first start so the worms, junk, etc in the skimmers and on the surface didn’t dirty the filter before I added DE. Was running fine for a couple hours. Added some chlorine and threw the robot in. Went off...
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    I’m not familiar with separation tanks, but I did some quick reading and it seems the outlet on these would go straight back to the pool. This would make sense with the plumbing setup I had, but doesn’t make sense as to why water or air (tried blowing air through at closing) won’t pass through...
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    I've been pretty lengthy in previous posts, so I'll try to be as brief as possible. Last Spring I did a replumb (pictured above). Pictures of old plumbing in my other post here. Re-plumb for new pump I made the mistake of following the old plumbing in my replumb. Assumed there were two...
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    Bumping this in case anyone else may have any helpful input. I’ve been thinking about this off and on throughout the winter. Short of getting ahold of an endoscope/plumbing camera, I can’t make any sense out of this. Hoping to open the pool in the next week or so.
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    And as I look further into your suggestion, I find this which seems to be spot on. Now I’m more confused than ever. :( http://blog.poolcenter.com/article.aspx?articleid=6301
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    I’m not able to get a pic at the moment but they look just like this. They sit about two feet on either side of the main drain. Only have them in the deep end. https://www.amazon.com/Hayward-SP1022B-2-Inch-Flush-Plug/dp/B002EL3YBU I guess if I pour antifreeze in the line and don’t see any...
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    In the picture in my original post there are two 3-ways. The one on the left is the pressure side. The middle port is the inlet (from filter). The port in the front is for both of my wall returns. The port in the back leads to two floor returns in the deep end. Until recently I did not know what...
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    Very much appreciate the detailed reply. I’m good with everything on the suction side. On the return side I have the 3-way valve which goes to two return lines. One line is for both of my wall returns. I can close off the opposite side, blow out, and plug. I believe the other line goes to two...
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    Second year with inherited 1980s Sylvan which I hope to close myself this year after having pool company do it last year under my watchful eye. I had to order a new safety cover so I’ve been holding out on closing. Got word the cover will be in Wednesday so I need to close this weekend. I’m...
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    Re-plumb for new pump

    Thanks for the reply. That answers most of my questions. The only thing I'm still unsure about is what's best to use on both the suction and pressure side where I have two skimmer/return lines. Obviously two 3-ways would be cheaper than four 2-ways, but I'm not sure the 3-ways are intended to be...
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    Re-plumb for new pump

    Just purchased a VS Superflo that will be replacing an old single-speed. I'm going to have to re-plumb the suction side at a minimum. I've posted a few pics of my setup. It is located in my garage and sits about 5 ft./15 ft. (rise/run) from the pool. My pool was built in the mid 80s, so I've got...
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    New Pump/Motor Selection

    Yes, I'm sorry for yet another pump/motor question thread, however with opening time fast approaching I want to make sure I do this right. Heading into my second season with an older IG pool. I currently have a 1.4 HPSF Hayward Super II, single-speed equivalent. It has a leaky seal, and I...