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  1. 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...
  2. New2water

    Pool pump circuit breaker keeps tripping

    Thank you. It has been a great learning experience.
  3. 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?
  4. New2water

    Pool pump circuit breaker keeps tripping

    Would a smaller motor with smaller impeller require a new pump as well?
  5. 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?
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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?
  9. New2water

    Pentair Minimax Plus 400 Water Heater running but not heating

    I estimate the flames are between an inch to two. The spa water heated up nicely in a couple of hours. I am thinking cleaning the two non-working nozzles will probably bring it to full capacity.
  10. New2water

    Bricks around hot tub craking - Where to find replacements

    I brought in a pool contractor. The sales person gave me an estimate and when I gave a go ahead, he brought in his tech/mason. Now they tell me the coping was not installed right as it is missing some stone under the bricks and that's why the bricks have cracked after 10 years. He tells me they...
  11. New2water

    Pentair Minimax Plus 400 Water Heater running but not heating

    Mine is natural gas. I have opened the front cover. There are eight burners, six of which are burning with good blue flame. Two seem to be out. I suppose the nozzles may need cleaning. I'll see if I can remove and clean them.
  12. New2water

    Pentair Minimax Plus 400 Water Heater running but not heating

    Thank you for your kind guidance. All my pumped water flows to the heater after passing through the filters. There is no alternative path unless the valve is inside the heater. If I turn off the pump, the heater turns off which tells me the flow sensor may be working. I have tried heating only...
  13. New2water

    Pentair Minimax Plus 400 Water Heater running but not heating

    I have a Pentair Minimax Plus 400 gas heater. It is about 60 degrees here. Grand kids are visiting so I turned on the heater to heat my pool/spa. It has been running for 6+ hours with plenty of hot air near the heater but not even warming the outgoing water pipe. There is a cast iron manifold...
  14. New2water

    Bricks around hot tub craking - Where to find replacements

    Coping bricks around my hot tub are cracking as you can see from the attached pictures. I had a couple of pool repair companies look at it but they are not interested in fixing this small section. These bricks are 11-1/2" long, 3-1/2" wide and 2-3/16" thick. So my questions are: a) What kind of...