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    Weird weir

    For a glue-in-place weir, does it never come off? What about over the winter? I'm so used to that #$%^ing thing coming off 7 times a day I can't wrap my head around a solution where it CAN'T come off.
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    Weird weir

    Aaaaaah, I see what you're saying. Hey that's pretty interesting - the only thing is how do I attach the clamps to the bottom of the opening? Can I drive screws right down into the bottom of the weir opening? Something about power tools, screws, and my essentially irreplaceable skimmer opening...
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    Weird weir

    I'm having trouble envisioning how I could make this work, but even if I could wouldn't a metal clamp corrode quickly in a pool?
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    Weird weir

    Would it stay though, considering how the sides are tapered in like that?
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    Weird weir

    Some visuals:
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    Weird weir

    I have a weir that was designed by someone that skipped a bunch of engineering classes. It's attached by friction slipping a length of plastic through two sets of plastic 'claws' ... over the years both the plastic on the weir began to wear down, and the plastic claws lost their grip. I...
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    Pump getting louder and water level in basket low - what's a pump's avg age?

    Thanks for the info. I see Jandy offers replacement motors, ie: https://www.amazon.com/Smith-B2853-Service-Factor-Enclosure/dp/B0042GLLBA/ Is this something to consider or should I go for an all-new pump?
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    Pump getting louder and water level in basket low - what's a pump's avg age?

    Our pump just had its 10th birthday. It's growing up so quick!! Shortly after I put in a new filter (went from cartridge to sand) it started acting up - while it never ran perfectly since we inhereted the pool 5 yrs ago (always a bit of air gap just below the clear cover) now it seems like it's...
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    Unions - now or later?

    You're not too late but I think I'm going to do it tonight, just doesn't seem like a hard thing to do next year instead of tonight!
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    Unions - now or later?

    My local plumbing supplier is out of 2" unions, so I either plumb in my new sand filter without them today or wait a while until I get my hands on unions. I'd like to get this project done today - weather is cooperating. Assuming I don't plan on taking this thing apart until the start of next...
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    Sand filter deep clean

    Not to be pedantic but isn't the stirring and filter media manipulation what gets the 'gunk' out? I'm thinking if you use the standpipe to get the water in and fill the thing, keeping the hose on full blast while you stir and disturb the sand you'll get the same results with maybe less chance of...
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    Sand filter deep clean

    As a soon-to-be-owner of a sand filter I've been reading everything I could about deep cleaning but there's one thing I'm not understanding. Instead of pouring water into the top of the filter directly onto the sand, wouldn't it be better to use some kind of fernco to run water down the...
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    Will I need to replace this valve?

    Thanks - back it goes, $50 saved!
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    Should I use pea gravel in my sand filter?

    The general consensus is <24", no real benefit, >30" definitely benefit. At 27" and 350lbs of media it makes laymen sense to make the system a bit more efficient distributing flow during backwashing. Out of curiosity PoolguyinCT what kind of gravel is in your monster filters? Regular bulk pea...
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    Did I just cost myself thousands?

    Couldn't you rent a regular drain snake and rip into it? If you chew threw it enough and turn on your pump it should clear.
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    Will I need to replace this valve?

    Followup question - I ordered a replacement for that valve and as I'm mentally going over the plumbing plan it suddenly dawned on me that this valve was used to direct flow to the filter, or out to waste when vacuuming. But ... while I didn't have an option to direct unfiltered water to waste...
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    Should I use pea gravel in my sand filter?

    There are a ton of posts on the (supposed) benefits of using pea gravel up to the laterals, google "pea gravel sand filter" and if you're ocd like me you'll spend hour(s) down the rabbit hole trying to determine if that juice is worth the squeeze. I've decided it is, but I'm not sure if regular...
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    Should I use pea gravel in my sand filter?

    Thanks. Anyone else with an answer to the question?
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    Should I use pea gravel in my sand filter?

    Sorry to bump an old thread but it was never really answered. I'm putting in a 27" hayward that doesn't say anything about pea gravel but I've seen several posts that either recommend it or say it certainly wouldn't hurt. I bought a couple bags of: Shop Rock City 0.5-cu ft Pea Gravel at...
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    Will I need to replace this valve?

    Newbie piping question: I'm replacing my side-mount cartridge filter with a top-mount sand. In doing so I need to move the 90 that's currently immediately above the pictured valve about 2 feet higher. Do I have any hope of removing that 90 to put in a straight length of pipe?
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    Pool Motor is dead after only 3 seasons...

    Just a datapoint, I'm on the original pump from 2007. Buffalo winters at least match your PA winters. I've never done anything but leave it outside.
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    Moving from cartridge to sand - tips, tricks, advice?

    Hey 'pushin glass' do you have any thoughts on using glass as filter media? These reviews seem too good to be true, although there sure are a lot of "verified purchase" reviews: Amazon.com : Glass Advantage Inc. FilterGlass Alternative Filter Media for Pool Sand Filters - 50 Pounds : Swimming...
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    Moving from cartridge to sand - tips, tricks, advice?

    Oh this is definitely a grass is greener situation for me. I've always hated the cartridges but they were my only option as my town didn't allow any other filtration type. When opening and during cottonwood season or the occasional algae bloom I'd be taking those #$^#ing things out every few...
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    Moving from cartridge to sand - tips, tricks, advice?

    I'm about to order a Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter S270T2 (topmount valve) to replace my cartridge filter. I currently have a fairly standard setup, with the exception of the availability of a drain which I plumbed my pump's waste into for vacuuming that carries wastewater 150ft away from the...
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    Sand filter vs Cartridge Filter

    Sorry for bumping an old thread, didn't want to start a new one as my question isn't different. I currently have a 4-cartridge filter and despise having to take it apart, lug out the pressure washer, and spend half an hour spraying the filters down, even if it's only every few weeks. I noticed...
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    Replacement pump - take floor cleaning system into account?

    Thanks very much for the reply! As our season in Buffalo NY is almost over I will start searching for a deal on a solid pump and oversized sand filter over the winter. Hopefully by the time we're ready to open in 2018 I'll have all required parts ready to roll and will have the time to do a...
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    Replacement pump - take floor cleaning system into account?

    Hi, I have a Jandy 1.25 THP pump and Jandy CL340 cartridge filter. The pump is about 10 yrs old and starting to feel shakey - power is low and it's making questionable noises, like there's grit in the motor. I also despise the cartridge filter and would like to switch to a sand filter. I've...
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    Jandy FHPM1.0 - big drop in suction

    Well, I feel like a tool. It turned out to be my skimmer basket somehow got miraculously caught in a tipped position, slightly holding the flapper to the skimmer closed, creating air infiltration. I still don't understand how the skimmer basket was floating when I checked it this morning ...
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    Jandy FHPM1.0 - big drop in suction

    Hello TFP family, I had a nice algae bloom when I opened this year so I've been slamming - the pool has gotten "almost" clear after a week of 24/7 SWG boosts and filtering. This morning I went out and saw the skimmer basket floating, although the pump was still going. Uh oh. So I cleared the...