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    Pump, prime, and waterfall in the skimmer

    So it appears to be at least partially the weir door, but I also think that it was made even worse by the check valve. I pulled the clear cover on the check valve, removed the pin/spring/flapper, and replaced it, and then stuck a pool noodle in the skimmer forcing the door open. I think that the...
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    Pump, prime, and waterfall in the skimmer

    System off. I open the air bleeder on top of the cartridge filter, turn on pump at high speed, pump basket fills quickly to the clear cover and air roars out of the bleeder. When water comes out of the bleeder, I shut it, and immediately, the pump basket entirely discharges. Literally as soon as...
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    Pump, prime, and waterfall in the skimmer

    Dual speed whisperflo and a cartridge filter, and equipment pad above the water line. I have skimmer followed by pentair check valve (vertical), union, and pump. The check valve and union are within 24" of the pump. No other check valves in the system. When I start it in low speed, the pump...
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    Two Speed Pump Wiring

    I bought the relay...stinks to pay another $100, but it is the right way to do it. Finished wiring up my 2-speed Pentair Whisperflo a couple nights ago.
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    First post here: How do I drain my pool properly to lower CYA?

    My mom has a little automatic bilge pump that she puts on the top step and it kicks on if the water level rises (from a storm). I suggested to her that she put the bilge pump on the top step, put the head of the hose touching the floor in the deep end, and turn on the hose. Leave the pump off so...
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    Four "home runs" versus a loop

    I am an engineer...I like to pretend I am "making things better"...LOL Just for fun, I am going to plumb a 5th "return" line and cap it off just at the edge of my coping so that I can get creative with PVC and make some sort of fun fountain in the future. I had one in my little pool and it was...
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    Four "home runs" versus a loop

    Re: Four "home runs" versus a loop LOL...Dirk, I am right there with you. At times I kinda go overboard, but figure since it is me doing the work...why not? :) ajw22, Dirk hit the nail on the head. My skimmer is centrally located on a long wall. I plan to have two returns on the...
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    Four "home runs" versus a loop

    16'x36' rectangle. Yeah, one skimmer. Aside from getting clogged, I can't really talk myself into any other good reason. The pool I grew up with had one skimmer and in 25 years, my parents never had a problem with it, so I just kinda figured one would be fine. I also figured two would be fine...
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    Four "home runs" versus a loop

    Tossing back to the top if anybody can help
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    Four "home runs" versus a loop

    The guy who is going to do my liner recommended that I have a single loop for all four returns. Go all the way around the pool, with a tee to each return, and a single output from the filter. The exact opposite would seem to be four separate home runs, one for each. In terms of flow, I don't see...