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  1. New2water

    Choosing Suction Pool Cleaner

    Thank you all. Ordered the Pentair Warrior SE. Look forward to a cleaner pool.
  2. New2water

    Choosing Suction Pool Cleaner

    I did. They are our of both Active 20 and S200. They offered a Pentair Warrior SE (SKU 360494) for a better price. The person I spoke with said it is the same product re-labeled by Pentair.
  3. New2water

    Choosing Suction Pool Cleaner

    Thank you. My outlet is 50ft from the farthest end of the pool and 15 ft from the nearest end. I think it will reach. The S200 is advertised at $849 with Marina. Dohney's Discovery looks almost identical but not sure if it's the same. The new one is at $749 and a discounted return is $609.99. Is...
  4. New2water

    Choosing Suction Pool Cleaner

    I've been convinced by responses to my query about suction cleaners to go for a robotic cleaner. I have an outlet within 50 ft of the farthest end of the pool and intend to leave the cleaner in the pool all the time . All I need is a model that will: a- clean the whole pool including the walls...
  5. New2water

    Pool cleaner: s300i, M600, or Polaris?

    I've been convinced by responses to my query about suction cleaners to go for a robotic cleaner. I have an outlet within 50 ft of the farthest end of the pool and intend to leave the cleaner in the pool all the time . All I need is a model that will: a- clean the whole pool including the walls...
  6. New2water

    Plaster stained and faded color

    Our pool is about 15+ years old and the plaster color is variously faded and stained in some places. I've attached photos of the spa where you can see the stains and faded patches as well as some chipped plaster. Other than re-plastering, what can one do to restore the color/finish of these...
  7. New2water

    Choosing Suction Pool Cleaner

    There were a bunch of problems e.g. its footpad wears off and needs to be replaced annually, the pleated seals lasts no more than 2 seasons, the flapper stops flapping without anything being stuck in it and most commonly, it often stops moving and I have to play with the water inlet valves until...
  8. New2water

    Choosing Suction Pool Cleaner

    Thank you for pointing out the benefit of rotating brushes to clean the walls and other surfaces. What do you think of Zodiac MX8 Elite which has the rotating brushes? There's no doubt about the benefits of robot cleaners. We just don't use the pool much and are trying to maintain it at the...
  9. New2water

    Zodiac MX8 Elite vs The Pool Cleaner vs Pentair Rebel...?

    Would you please share the make and model of the canister are you using with MX8?
  10. New2water

    Choosing Suction Pool Cleaner

    I'm in the market for a pool cleaner as my Kreepy Krauly has worn out after 2 years. Fortunately, I don't get a lot of leafs and debris and I've never had to vacuum the pool manually. I have read the Pool School article and much on the topic of pool cleaners in this forum and wish to stay with...
  11. New2water

    Calcium Hardness test failure

    Thank you for your guidance. I have no idea why it didn't change colors initially. It could be an error on my part.
  12. New2water

    Calcium Hardness test failure

    Thank you. I tested tap water as advised. It took 4 drops of R-0012 in 10 ml of water for it to turn from light pink to light blue. After confirming the reagents are working, I diluted 12 ml of pool water with 12 ml of distilled water and repeated the test. The color turned light blue after 19...
  13. New2water

    Calcium Hardness test failure

    I've been working on cleaning and balancing our in-ground pool after 5 weeks of absence. It's clean but not balanced. I added a whole gallon of Muriatic Acid last week and pH is still out of range. Currently it is undergoing Shock treatment and here are the test results: pH: 8.2+ (don't have a...
  14. New2water

    Pool pump circuit breaker keeps tripping

    Thank you. It has been a great learning experience.
  15. New2water

    Pool pump circuit breaker keeps tripping

    Thank you. My current motor is 1HP and pump plate has SF 1.65. If I go with 0.95hp motor and associated impeller, how does SF come into play? Would this motor & impeller combination still get me the needed gpm? Would It need to be run for a longer time than the current combination?
  16. New2water

    Pool pump circuit breaker keeps tripping

    Would a smaller motor with smaller impeller require a new pump as well?
  17. New2water

    Pool pump circuit breaker keeps tripping

    Thank you all for hand holding. I'm swapping the two assemblies. Will have the filter pump motor tested before installing it on the waterfall pump. There's no model number on my motors. If I need to replace just the motor, how would I find a matching one?
  18. New2water

    Pool pump circuit breaker keeps tripping

    UPDATE: Thank you all for your valuable advice. These are all excellent ideas I replaced the capacitor with a new one. The motor hums but the breaker doesn't trip. I tried it only for a few seconds. It may trip if I leave it humming but I don't want to damage the motor. I suppose the next step...
  19. New2water

    Pool pump circuit breaker keeps tripping

    There's no hum and the breaker trips immediately. As far as I can reach from the basket side, the impeller seems to rotate freely. Can a bad run capacitor trip the breaker? I can replace the capacitor and try again. Never. Spa is spillover to the pool. Agreed but I never have the three...
  20. New2water

    Pool pump circuit breaker keeps tripping

    I was away for about 3 weeks and return to find out my B220 2Pole 20A breaker is broken. It could not be reset. Installed new breaker today and it trips as soon as I turn on the pump. The motor is probably 12 years old. I had the motor bearings replaced 2 years ago. How do I troubleshoot it?
  21. New2water

    Fixing a neglected pool's chemistry

    Thanks for pointing out. Didn't think about the aeration affect of daily hot tub discharge to the pool on pH rise. I've diverted most of the daily pump output directly to the pool. Overnight drop of FC was 2 (from 11 to 9). I added another half gallon of 34% Muriatic Acid and found no lowering...
  22. New2water

    Fixing a neglected pool's chemistry

    Added one gallon of 34% (20 baum?) Muriatic Acid and let pump run for hours. pH is still over 8.2 so will add more acid in the morning. This evening FC tested at 11 but CC is at 0. Will check again in the morning to see if there was any loss overnight.
  23. New2water

    Fixing a neglected pool's chemistry

    I've been using the HDX brand "Pool-Care Chlorinating Liquid" 10% Sodium Hypochlorite and the same brand Muriatic Acid for the past 7 years. Only last year I added 55 Lbs of Boric Acid powder. Never had this slimy feel in this pool. Thank you for the referrals. I'll review the Pool School...
  24. New2water

    Fixing a neglected pool's chemistry

    About a week ago, I did the following: Brushed the walls and added - 4 lbs of Chlorox Cyanuric Acid powder, - 6 gallons of liquid Chlorine, - 2 gallons of 14.5% muriatic acid. Water has been clear but I tested today and there is no Chlorine left in the pool (also no FC). The CYA is now at about...
  25. New2water

    Fixing a neglected pool's chemistry

    I'll admit I have been negligent with regular testing and keeping pool chemistry correct for almost a year. Last summer, I added 55lb Boric Acid to the pool and since then have only been brushing and adding 8 gallons of 10% liquid chlorine every so often to keep the water clear. No one has used...
  26. New2water

    Unusual Test Results - No CYA?

    Tested the pool for the first time this season using the new chemicals refill kit. Something is not right because I haven't seen this kind of results previously. pH: 8.2+ T/A: 200 FC: 0 CC: 0 CYA: 0 I'm wondering if the refill kit is problematic or is it the few rains we had in this part of...
  27. New2water

    Slow motor startup

    Update: With a little bit of effort, I was able to contact the manufacturers of the pump and the motor. They were very helpful and provided the information below. Pentair (919)566-8000 Pump model WFE-4 Shaft seal part # 0717345 (PS1000) Seal plate gaskit # 357100 Diffuser O Ring # 355227 Motor...
  28. New2water

    Slow motor startup

    I was mistaken. The shaft turned with the help of a wrench or plier but not freely by hand. I'm ready to replace the bearings and want to be sure I am buying the correct replacement parts. I've found the manual for my pump here and the motor here. The motor and pump plates are attached. I've...
  29. New2water

    Slow motor startup

    My apologies for late reply. Had to go out of town for a few days. The capacitor checked out good so did the shaft free spin. The only thing I found was loose capacitor connectors. I've tightened them and it seems to be working fine. Thank you for the help.
  30. New2water

    Slow motor startup

    Thank you for for your quick responses and guidance. This gives me a course of actions; checking the shaft for free spin, electrical contacts for rust, and the capacitor using AVO meter. Both my capacitors are 50 uF. Will report back tomorrow.