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    Pentair Superflo won't stay on and is loud when it does start...

    Dang - it's hard to get service over a holiday weekend! Meanwhile, just paddling around the pool manually adding chlorine... :-(
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    Pentair Superflo won't stay on and is loud when it does start...

    Hi all - I've got a Pentair Superflo with a weird problem. 2 weeks ago I replaced the capacitor because it wouldn't start (just hummed) and that appeared to fix it. Fast forward to today, and the pump is back to humming when I turn the power on most of the time. Occasionally I can get it to...
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    Pump overheated - power hum - can manually start it spinning - still no priming?

    It ended up being a two part fix. I picked up a new starter capacitor and installed it - fixed the hum! Then I got a new O ring for screw top clear access thingy to the pump - the old one couldn't stand up to priming pressures along with the high heat of the past couple of days. Capacitors are...
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    Pump overheated - power hum - can manually start it spinning - still no priming?

    A couple of additional notes. I ran the pump for a few minutes (after manually getting the impeller to engage) with the plastic sight glass top in place and it started pulling a trickle of water through but never seemed to want to pull more than that - usually it would prime within 30 seconds or...
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    Pump overheated - power hum - can manually start it spinning - still no priming?

    Strange problem - I've got a 1 HP Pentair Superflo that apparently stopped working this morning. My wife called me while I was out golfing and said the GFI had tripped for the pump, and when she went to reset it and start the pump, there was only a humming. When I got home I checked it out - the...
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    We had a perfect 90F day and the party was a success! Thanks everyone! The FC was even in the teens and no one complained about the chlorine, so that's great as well! Dan
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    Even swam in it despite the 21 ppm of FC - barely noticeable! Thanks everyone! Looks like my heater adds around 1 degree F per hour, though at 72F it's plenty comfortable. 90F forecasted for Saturday so might just keep it around there. Dan Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    Blue!!! Shallow end! Deep end! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    pH is at 7.4 right now with a TA of 80. Passed the OCLT last night so letting the chlorine dissipate a bit before the weekend. Water looks good! Definitely some grit on the bottom that I've had to vacuum - from the air or sand filter perhaps? Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    I'll do my first OCLT tonight. Did a vacuum this morning - have a consistent little patch of dark matter below the shallow end jet, which is odd - guess there is a little whirlpool there? Also, the water is 68 degrees - how long in advance do I have to fire up the heater to get comfortable water...
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    Getting there! FC is hanging in around 31 and the CC is around .7 - and getting some clarity! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    29 FC 1 CC This morning at 5 am. Water looks better. Got a vacuum yesterday so gonna try that out. Should I vacuum to waste or filter? Seems like mostly fine stuff on the bottom. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    Just retested after 3 hours - down to 22 from what should have been 28, so adding another 146 ozs of bleach. Sound right? Plan on testing and sweeping every 3 hours.
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    OK - performed two half drain/refills and I've finally got some numbers that are OK. PH: 7 CH: 100 TA: 70 CYA:70 (was hoping for lower, but I'll take it!) So the Total Alkalinity should be 100, correct? Looks like 176 oz of Baking Soda? And the pH should be 7.5, so 130 oz of Borax? If so...
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    10-4 - thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    Thanks! Ran the 50% dilution test and it looks like I'm around 160-170 ppm of CYA after doubling my result Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    OK - I've got some numbers. FC: 11 (I've been adding a couple of jugs of 12% bleach a day) CC: .4 PH: upper 6's? Color was lighter than the lowest on the scale though I ran the base req test and it says I'd need 13 lbs of soda ash to bring it to 7.4 CH: 100 TA: 70 CYA:close to 200? I drained...
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    The 2006 I ordered before the tf100 did show up today, so I might just use that. I was planning on returning it but my back is to the wall here. I guess I will just have a ton of testing stuff - hopefully I can use it all before it expires. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    I'm so bummed - the USPS says they delivered my TF-100 to the "front desk" at my address, but no sign of the package and I don't have a front desk at my house lol. Wonder where they left it? :-/ Trying to track it down now with them - I was so excited to get going on this!
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    Good - got the chemicals - bleaching a couple of gallons a day along with sweeping towards the drain in the deep end and awaiting the test kit to figure out what I need to do. Tuesday will be go time! Thanks! Might need more borax. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    12.5% chlorine - $10 a 4 pack of gallon jugs at fleet farm - thanks for the tips, everyone! Test kit comes Tuesday it looks like - thanks for putting a rush on it!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    Go time! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    Sweet :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    Any thoughts on running the pump while filling the pool? See pic above. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    Is it ok to run my pump on filter mode with just the bottom drain and one output opened? Should I open both outputs? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    Dan in Saint Paul Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need some help ASAP - a 9 year old's birthday party depends on it!

    I'm going to send back the 2006 kit - I just ordered the TF-100, XL, SpeedStir and Sample Sizer. I figure it'll be worth it with all the money I'm going to save on chemicals & trips to the pool store. :-) Draining the pool now.