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    Hayward H400FD propane heater shuts off

    Looking for more of an explanation than this. Especially the rumbling noise when it shuts off. I think that noise signifies something specific. I'm selling this heater Saturday and want to make sure its right for the buyer and not just a low water flow issue.
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    Hayward H400FD propane heater shuts off

    I have a Hayward H400FP propane heater that has not been used very often. When I turn it on the fan starts followed shortly by the propane igniting. It runs for less than a minute and then shuts off . When it shuts off it makes a noise that sounds like rocks rattling around inside the heater. I...
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    Bond Kote vs 2 Layers of Diamond Brite

    Doesn't anyone out there have experience with this? Moderators and Experts? This will cost me several thousand dollars and I don't want to make a mistake.
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    Bond Kote vs 2 Layers of Diamond Brite

    I have two estimates to refinish my pool. I've been told I have the original marcite finish over gunite. Not sure when the marcite was installed. I only know that the house was built in 1992. The two contractors disagree with regard to how the new finish of Diamond Brite will adhere to the pool...
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    In Ground Pool Cleaners

    I would agree with that Dodger. I think its a matter of valve positioning. Not sure I mentioned that I discovered that the main drain had been shut off and the skimmer was fully open since I moved in a year ago . Never thought to check because I had no problems with the pool and my pool guy kept...
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    In Ground Pool Cleaners

    I did close it and the returns for awhile once. Not sure if that kick started it or what. I have not removed the heads yet or done anything further, just haven't had time.
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    In Ground Pool Cleaners

    Thanks guys and Kattie. I like the idea of an in floor system too. I forgot to mention that I have a pool cage but I think you can see it in one of the pictures I posted. I mention this only to point out I have no problem with leaves. I do have two oak trees that overhang the cage at the back...
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    In Ground Pool Cleaners

    Pop up valve is middle one. Fountain is on the left and open. Return on right and closed. I want to make sure I get the correct pop up removal tool. Where can I find one? Does Paramount make one? Thank you.
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    In Ground Pool Cleaners

    Gotcha, I stand corrected. The Mamba is a suction cleaner too and not expensive but does a reasonably good job. I do have solar heating-came with the house. I had bought the Hayward propane heater for a 18X33 above ground pool at my last house. I couldn't sell the heater or 500 gallon tank for a...
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    In Ground Pool Cleaners

    I agree. Seems as if most of the pop ups are coming up except for a couple in the floor. I don't believe they are turning however, but maybe I'm wrong about that. I have two robots. A Hayward Navigator I inherited from the seller of the house the hardly wants to move at all and my Mamba that...
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    In Ground Pool Cleaners

    Will send the pictures, thank you. I believe I have a dedicated valve for the pop ups. Its open now. I agree its a good bet on old age cranky. Maybe I'm contagious ! haha. Agree with you re the step pop ups especially since they are the easiest to replace. Going to look for a removal tool. Step...
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    In Ground Pool Cleaners

    By the way, I tested chlorine and PH with my old chemicals. Both were high, PH was very high. I added some PH Down and today cloudiness is gone. I'd just like to know about the pop up issue. I've seen the 3 on the entry steps come up and go back down. As I said one in the floor is always up. 2...
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    In Ground Pool Cleaners

    Something I said?
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    In Ground Pool Cleaners

    I have been using a pool man who comes once a week and takes care of everything. I do have a TF-100 test kit but have not used it since moving here a year ago so I'm sure the chemicals need refreshing. Pool guy uses a floater with 3 inch chlorine tabs. I believe he does test using strips. I have...
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    In Ground Pool Cleaners

    Dodger and proavia I will try to take some pics. Wouldn't you know it the water clouded up overnight. Just texted my pool guy to see if he added something while we were gone this morning. No idea how old the floor system is but the house was built in 1992.
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    In Ground Pool Cleaners

    Thank you. How does that work?
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    In Ground Pool Cleaners

    Just moved into a house with pool using Pop up heads as cleaners. There are 9 pop ups. 5 are in the floor and 4 are on steps. Heads on steps are labeled Pool Valet which as I understand are made by Paramount. I have only seen the pop ups on the steps come up once and only one or two in the floor...
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    Snow Bird Problem

    Yikes ! Enough to make me sell my house up north and stay here !
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    Snow Bird Problem

    So if I don't leave the pool running and do shut it off for 4 months what exactly will I face when I come back?
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    Snow Bird Problem

    Thanks John. Define nasty mess. When I opened my pool every year in Pa the water was green but all I had to do was shock it and let the filter do its job. I had clear water within days. - - - Updated - - - Wow thanks Matt. Very good advice. I will look into a camera, great idea! I had a lawn...
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    Snow Bird Problem

    Had an in ground pool in northwest Pa years ago that I would winterize every year and very familiar with that procedure...drain it half way, shock it, remove all the water in the lines and equipment, add antifreeze and put the winter cover on. I'm retired now and going the opposite way. Spend...
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    Leak?

    Many thanks. I thought so too but didn't want to believe it ! Bad timing but we will be away on a trip for 4 days. I did turn off the pump and will leave it off while we're gone. Added a gallon and a half of bleach to tide it over till we get back. I do have plugs. It was really hard to find the...
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    Leak?

    I have a Sharkline above ground pool 18X33 and about 15,700 galllons. I recently added a Hayward propane heater and 500 gallon tank. A few days ago I fired up the heater and raised the water temperature to 85 degrees. The water level was quite high due to some recent rain (top of the skimmer). I...
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    Stubborn Algae

    Hey Pat, Pretty sure that something is still in the water. By adding the half gallon a day I'm trying to make sure I keep ahead of it even if I error on the side of a little too much chlorine. I have not checked to see if I pass all 3 criteria because I am still seeing the black spots daily but...