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    Infloor system as only return conundrums

    Nope no wall returns. I mean, I guess top step and bench heads sort of act like wall returns for a certain portion of their clock face, except the sleeve for the bench head is stripped and it just pops out, resulting in a sad looking bubbler effect basically. I use it for aeration ? Whole lotta...
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    Infloor system as only return conundrums

    So I’ve been tossing around ideas in my head to reduce the amount of time I have to spend manually skimming the small debris/pollen off the surface, as my skimmers don’t seem to cut it. I have an 18x36 pool with 2 skimmers, a main drain, and an attached spa with its own skimmer and returns. Only...
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    Persistent suction after turning pump off

    Oh that makes sense and would be easier. Thanks!
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    Persistent suction after turning pump off

    That makes sense, the equipment is a few feet above the pool/spa. So I guess I should just wait a bit after cleaning out the basket for things to equalize? Or could I set the multi port to waste or something prior to opening the lid, which would in theory keep the “thumb over the straw“ by...
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    Persistent suction after turning pump off

    Hoping someone can clarify this issue for me. New pool owner as of 9 months ago. Bought an intelliflo VSF pump after getting my first electric bill with a 3.5HP pump running 24/7. Pretty funny seeing that bill drop 120 bucks a month off the bat. Whenever I open the pump cover to clean out the...
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    In-Floor Cleaning Systems, Venturi Skimmers and LeafVac Containment

    I bought a house with a pool with an in floor system, and so far I find it to be garbage. Took me a while to get all the popped out heads replaced and functioning, and now it doesn't seem to do much even when its on. Doesn't kick up anything substantial, there is still a layer of dirt on the...
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    New pump options with in floor system

    The in floor system sort of works. I have been investigating it with limited success. They are caretaker 99 bayonet heads. A few of the heads keep popping out despite me replacing them. Some don't come up all the way, some don't go all the way down, some don't rotate. It cycles appropriately. I...
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    New pump options with in floor system

    So I have a 3.45 HP single speed pump at a house I have purchased recently, for a roughly 35k gallon pool with attached spa. Previous owners ran it 24/7. Did the math and thats somewhere around 180ish bucks a month. Tried to set the timer to run it less, found out the timer motor is burned out...