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    Will this approach winterize our pool ?

    In ground pool in Southern Oregon: I have in the past... kept the water level high and done nothing but use a freeze control on our circulation pump timer....to keep the water from freezing. I thought, this year, to lower the water level below the skimmer....close off the diverter valve in the...
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    How can I use dye to check bottom main drain....for leak ?

    Been losing 1/2 inch, occasionally 3/4 inch leak in our 15K gallon in-ground pool. Used dye around skimmer, return jets, light, Polaris connection. Nothing. Tried main drain today, but I could not get down easily to squirt dye. Kept floating up and disturbing water/dye. Do I need a weighted...
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    In ground incandescent pool light burns out....every 12 to 18 months

    Pool tech is coming to replace. He said there is probably an electrical issue as light should last longer. Our light is the $20, 500 watt type. It is on a timer and runs about 8 pm to 10 pm and 4 am to 7 am, seven days. 1825 hours/year. So....is that about the life span for this bulb ...
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    Help me buy a cordless robot pool cleaner....please !

    Our 2006 Pentair Legend is on her last legs. I started going thru the threads but have problems sorting out corded vs. battery powered units mentioned. Probably they are in the $500+ range. Would like a 2 hour run time and one that will climb walls. This is a 16x32, 5 foot deep, in-ground...
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    Pentair Legend LL 105G needs some help and parts recommendations......

    Greetings from Oregon. Bought this new in 2006. Serial# 007124. Works pretty good, until lately. Started to go in circles and staying only in half the pool. Got some new wheel covers as originals were worn. Helped a little, but still going in circles. My inspection revealed that one drive...
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    How to convert swivel cuff hose to threaded PVC ?

    Greetings. Been using the flat, roll out hose for back washing for years. It kinks, splits and is a hassle in a lot of ways. I wanted to cut the 2 inch PVC coming out of the filter and glue in either a male or female, 1 - 1/2 inch threaded fitting. Next, buy and connect a 25-30 foot flex...
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    Pool light went dim by 2/3 and day later out completely ??

    Inground pool. Light replaced 30 days ago by pool tech. Worked fine for 29 days. Dim one night....out the next. Thought they were on or off only. Did not pull the light. Will call tech, but I was wondering about the symptoms. Circuit breaker OK....except it is old from 2000 or so. TIA.
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    Backwash valve leaking....OK to install ball valve on discharge line ?

    So new O rings on the push-pull slide valve..... should fix the problem. This is a 1993 Hayward DE 4800 filter. I did not notice the leak for awhile. How about if I glue on a ball valve with a stub facing out...so I can clamp on the discharge hose ? And keep it closed. Sound OK ? I will...
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    My green algae story....

    Our 15,000 gallon in-ground pool was looking great until heavy rains washed surrounding soil/leafs/etc., into pool. Than came 5 inches of snow. Pool filled to top, overflowed and drain lines around pool froze up and did not work. After a couple of days I got out the gasoline powered fire...
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    Help me pick a sump pump or overflow

    .....for our in ground pool, please. Our pool has no overflow drain. It rains pretty good here in southern Oregon....and I have a simple 120V pump in the pool with a hose going to the spare lot...connected to a simple 24 hour timer. Works pretty good most of the time....except when we are...
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    Pump hums and might start.....or not

    Inground pool, StaRite 2 speed (2hp and 1/4hp). I like to switch the motor on once in awhile, just because. Couple of days ago I did this and pump hummed for 3-5 seconds and clicked off. Breaker did not trip. So, I have been testing. It appears that when pump is on high, per the panel...
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    Pool leak bucket test results in......Help me interpret

    I did not plug some lines as I just read about this procedure, AFTER doing the tests described: This is a 15,000 gal., 16x32 inground pool. Pad does not show any leak and the backwash overflow line is dry. It has been HOT here in southern OR for a month, and solar bubble cover was off for 3...