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    Where did the "New Threads" link go?

    Under the "What's new" section on the left side, there use to be both "New Posts" and "New Threads", but the latter has disappeared. Is there another place to find that link?
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    Split Nut unions? Any reason not to order these for my T-Cell repair?

    I found these cracks in my 2" T-cell unions. They aren't leaking yet, but could easily see them becoming a problem at any moment. I really wasn't enthused at the amount of PVC work needed to just change the union nuts. Then I found this thread. They look perfect as long as they fit and hold...
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    Safety Cover Vendors on the Internet

    Our pool has never had a safety cover. It is a freeform pool with extreme dimensions of 22x42 and no obstructions. We got a quote from a local vendor for a Loop Loc cover for $4100. Of course I'm working to get some other local quotes. First off... is this in the right ballpark? Second, I...
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    Help identity plaster for repair

    A while ago, I had some plaster let loose below the water level (3 ft below water, 4x8" oval). I believe an underwater repair is possible with something like a fast set versions of: Pool Interior - E-Z Patch , correct? Next would be to match the existing plaster. In the previous owner's pool...
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    What type of breakers for pool panel?

    I had rusty curcuit breaker, timers, and light transformer boxes. They were being held closed by paper clamps and at shoulder height of my two young kids. They needed to be fixed. I bought a combined circuit breaker, transformer, timer housing...
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    Hydromassage bathtub plugs?

    I have an American Standard 2425ERHO020 Hydromassage bathtub. Right now, we never get around to using the jets. The jets are removable. When we bought the house we attempted to clean the system, and a ton of stuff came out. I am hoping to clean purge and cap the system. I tried to find caps...
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    Electrical revamp. Electrical connections straighforward... Need advice with conduit

    Currently, I have a sub panel, a pump timer, a filter timer, a light transformer, SWG control, and GFCI outlet. The timers are in bad shape. The enclosures are rusted, do not seal, and are held shut with paper clamps. Additionally, the flimsy plastic gaurds that protect the live terminals are...
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    Help... Eclipse viewing turned to pool counseling

    My wife's cousin lives in the eclipse belt. We are now at their new house (purchased in May). They had their vinyl pool turn green on them, so they pumped all the water out and left it. It has refilled with rain water and the frogs and alge have taken over. Thought it would be easy to get...
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    Small leak out of handle on top of a Pentair Tegelus TA-60D valve. Which Part?

    I have a small drip that seems to be getting worse from the top of my sand filter valve. At first I thought it might be the spider gasket, however, I have seen that it might be a small o-ring at the top (#5). Anyone want to guess the part that is the problem and are there any other parts I...
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    So do I have to become a mason?

    I have some safety coping that has had chips fall off from the underside overhanging the pool. We have dozens of extra coping stones around the yard. There is also an almond rubberized caulk joint between the coping and the concrete pool deck. What are my options for repairing this damage...
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    Use an Intermatic PE103 for Variable Speed pump and cleaner?

    The Intermatic PE103 is designed to be used for dual speed pump timing. (http://www.intermatic.com/-/media/inriver/7101-8546.ashx/P103%20Instructions) I have a variable speed pump which the speed is controlled on the pump, so it is wired as if a single speed pump. I also have a pair of T104...
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    Using solar cover for first time. Water flowing across the top.

    This is the second season owning a pool. The house came with a clear solar cover and I decided to give it a try this year. The previous owner didn't even trim it to fit the pool, so I have done a rough cut to shape. It is resting on the pool to flatten out before making a finishing cut. My...
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    Pump makes metallic ping sound

    I just got my pump running this season. It spent the winter out in the elements and not covered. I am hearing occasional metallic pinging sounds maybe a momentary metallic scratch. I believe it is on the dry end. I checked to make sure the impeller was cleared. Any ideas on what this is...
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    Equipment to blow out lines and technique

    I'm completing my first year of pool ownership. I paid someone to open the pool (for purchase inspection purposes), but I'm looking at closing myself. I think the trickiest part is going to be the blowing of the lines. The previous owner left me a small compressor that he hooked to his pump...
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    Maryland PEPCO customers... I found a new pool pump replacement credit

    I have looked several times over the past several months, but was disappointed to not find a pool pump rebate program through my power provider, PEPCO. My wife just sent me a link, and according to the form, it looks to have started May 11th. To qualify you need to replace you current pump...
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    Numbers snapped into shape, but salt and FC are lower than expected

    I added a SWG on Saturday. Today is the first opportunity to do a full water test. In the last 5 days (3 days with the SWG at 100% ~7hrs/day) I had a FC drop from 11 to 4.5. Now, 4.5 is a decent number, but I didn't expect it to drop so quickly with the assistance of the SWG. Also, I added...
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    Upgrading Hayward Superpump to dual or variable speed. Options?

    I have a single speed Hayward Superpump (1HP 1.1SF). I'd like to replace it with a dual or variable speed unit. It seems I have two general paths: Full pump replacement or dry end exchange. It seems that the dry end exchange would be a very simple process. Full pump replacement though, would...
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    Looking to install a SWG. How straight forward will the plumbing be?

    I currently have a pretty straight forward plumbing system. 2" piping, being sized to 1.5" to enter/exit equipment. The easiest place to put the SWG would be the diagonal pipe in the foreground. Are SWG's required to be installed in a certain orientation? How about the flow switch and a...
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    And the tests are in. I'll let you judge!

    4/15 FC 11.5 CC 0 pH 7.4 TA 80 CH 250 CYA 75 4/19 FC 8.5 CC 0 pH 7.3 TA 70 CH 250 CYA 75 Temperature 65 degrees Since I just bought this house, I needed my pool opened by a professional, so we could inspect for problems. That happened 4/11. We got the cover off, and he threw some a couple...
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    New homeowner's first test results from a winterized pool

    TF-100 arrived yesterday! My wife had a puzzled look on her face as I ripped open the package and headed to the backyard to play with a pool that just had the last ice melt just days ago. Since we just bought the house, I was pretty anxious to see the condition of the water and what I'll be up...
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    Hello from Montgomery Co., MD

    Hey TFP, I'm closing on my first home at the end of January and it comes with a pool. My wife or I have never really been exposed to home pools and I think this site is going to help us get going on the right foot. I love to figure out how things work and to spend my time and efforts...