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    Drain part indentification

    Hello to my favorite forum !! Hopefully this is a simple one. I have this cover over my drain that is broken and one is missing ( since I inherited the pool years ago) . I'm not sure the name of the part or how to identify it's replacement but lots of nasty stuff accumulates in there and...
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    Waterfall caulk ?

    Under our waterfall the water hugs the stone and meanders in back of the coping causing significant loss over time ( see photo link below ). I was thinking of putting backer rod and some kind of caulk ? elastomeric ? Was wondering if anyone could reccomend a product or such ? Want something with...
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    Waterfall Woes

    So we got this house with a pool and waterfall years ago. All worked fine. Back then we used to hire out closing/opening as we were pool clueless. Seems one season the waterfall stopped working. Since I have tried to troubleshoot with no luck. The pump doesn't prime or engage ( sorry not sure...
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    Pool filter strap

    I have a older hayward cartridge filter and it's becoming nearly impossible to get the retaining strap springy thing ( see pict apologies if that is not the name ) to catch the screw threads when putting the filter back together after some cartridge cleaning. I've lubed it up , but it just never...
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    raypak pool heater sw open

    So I opened the pool got the chem going and was trying to get the temp up. Our heater worked most of yesterday and this morning when I went turn it on it was fine. But just checked on it and getting SW Open. Any ideas ? The filter is running fine, pressure is a little high (will have to clean...
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    Check valve issues

    For years I've had a suction side leak at the check valve. Basically the screws don't grip and hold down the cover anymore. I've band-aided with the situation with goop , and using toothpicks to allow the screws to take hold, but it leaks like crazy, just get's worse and at times wont prime. I...
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    Solana TX Heating Cycle doesn't kick off.

    I have a solana tx that was having issues with the temperature being way above the setting, so we compensated by setting the temp lower. Kept us going through the winter so we could tackle the project in the spring. Now the heating cycle never turns on. Pump works fine when manually activated...
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    Waterfall pump

    I have a waterfall with separate intake and pump for my pool. The pump is a northstar 2HP. For various reasons it hasn't been run in a few years( a delayed repair to the waterfall's mortar joints ) . I was trying to start it up this w/e and the pump ran , but no flow. I dumped water in and...
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    Polaris 360 leaks at booster connections

    I replaced my booster about 3 years ago as well as the connections to the main pool plumbing. This year the connections leak like crazy. Seems to be coming out of the connection to the polaris' hoses. Does anyone have ideas for a fix ? I'll re-do connections if that is the fix but they were...
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    Leaky Air relief value

    So last year I broke the air relief value on top of my hayward C4530 . When opening up this year I realized I forgot to replace the part. Having done that it was odd that the part was too long to tighten to the O-ring, so i cut a little off. Seemed to be fine all day. Later I went back and saw a...
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    Leaky Chlorinator

    Went to open up my pool and found water coming out of the top of the chlorinator ( see picture ) . Doesn't seem to be a leak at the point the top connects to the base , more like some 'vent' ? Any ideas what I can do to fix this ? Thanks in advance for any advice. .
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    Closing Raypak Heater.

    According to the manual and the Rayak official videos all I need to do is shut off the gas , remove and allow to drain the plugs on both sides of my heater. Online though people say you should remove the pressure water valve ? Also is it best to leave the drain plugs in or out ? The heater is...
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    Compresor Blowout fitting

    My first time closing my pool after years of hiring it out and having issues. Was planning on using my compressor to blow out the lines and I read here that you can directly connect to the pool pumps drain valve. My compressor hose has quick connect fittings. Does anyone know what...
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    Check Valve Window Leak

    I'm getting a suction side leak on the window of the check valve before it hits the pump ( I can see the air bubbles) . When I went to unscrew and examine the situation I noticed 3 of the screws don't screw firmly anymore. I tried the toothpick trick which usually works for me on wood projects...
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    Can't find Oring pump lid

    I have a hayward northstar pump from ~ 2003 ( can't say age for certain ) . Everywhere I go the orings for pump lids are too big. When searching online most don't have measurements and the ones that do are at least an inch in diameter too large. Anyone know a place I could find this ? As per...
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    New Pool Heater Advice

    I have had it with my Jandy 400LRZNE and it no longer will ignite ( well stay ignited) . I probably spent a good portion of my summer replacing parts and doing multimeter tests to fix one probably and have another pop up weeks later. I'm in New York and the pool is in a wooded area. 400K BTU...
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    3 dots solana not heating

    I have a 2005 Solana TX model spa, last year had a similar problem changed the pressure switch and it went away. Now it's back. Seems like another problem is probably at the root. Any one have any ideas ? Wish I could find a tech troubleshooting guide so I could diagnose further.
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    Pool heater check ignition fault

    So I opened up our Jandy Legacy LRZ 399,000 to replace the insulation panels. While doing so I disconnected the unit to make examining the heat exchange easier. Once done trying to turn on the heat threw FAULT-CHECK IGN CONTROL. Now this happens now and then since I bought the unit. The company...
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    More pool heater woes.

    So thanks to the awesomeness of this site I recently replaced a vent limit switch and our heater was back in business for a few days. Yesterday I noticed smoke. Removed the door and of course something was on the burners.. After cooling and looking around I realized it was a decent sized piece...
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    Pool heater Fault

    Yesterday got this code from our pool heater. Fuse Link Fault/Field. It's a Jandy Legacy LRZ 399,000 BTU,. Did some googling and didn't find much. I found this in the troubleshooting guide FAULTFUSELINK/FIELD 1. Fusible link fault. 1. Identify and correct loose connections or replace Fusible...
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    Replacing broken weir door

    I've read a bunch of posts on this subject, yet following through with sources mentioned I don't see an exact match and don't know enough about weir doors to understand how exact of a match is needed , so I was hoping you guys might have some wisdom to pass along. Attached are some pictures ( I...
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    Plaster Repair

    Our gunite pool is around 10 years old and the previous years winter was bitter and I believe caused some plaster to delam in small areas. I can tap to hear the hollow vs solid spots and it appears to be very localized. While I'm comfortable doing basic masonary repairs , like replacing coping...
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    Mysterious Water Flow issue

    First I have to say this is the bestest site !! Last time I was over my head this site ( not the guys I paid to sell me stuff ) was the only help... I have a hayward C4530 cartridge filter and Northstar pump on an inground pool.Recently opened pool. all worked fine pressure ran a little high...
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    New Pool heater woes

    So our 10 yr heater ( jandy lite 2 ) seemed to have died recently. Since it was old we went new. Got a Jandy Legacy 399K BTU Digital Natural Gas Swimming Pool Heater LRZ400EN. After a brutal haul and installation it was up and running fine. 5 days of running fine. Then the system started to fail...
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    Air in filter basket and filter

    I have an IG pool with Cartridge Filter that is about 10 years old ( I've had it 2) . It's been pretty reliable until this season. I keep getting air in the filter and pump basket. I know suction side leak. I've tried shaving cream , Isolating the lines ( each skimmer and main), no luck...