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    Fc will not go up

    Water cleared up overnight. Fc down to 3 so back to 24. Tested cya again to verify and am not getting any.. very odd bc I added 10lbs a week or 2ago and it was reading 50 a few days ago.
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    Fc will not go up

    Ok good to know. Also cc is .5
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    Fc will not go up

    I have it but never used it. I think I am slightly colorblind and it is hard for me to tell color matching tests.. wife and I see 2 different colors. Will have to try it tomorrow in daylight
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    Fc will not go up

    Ok I added way more to get over hump and added 8 bottles based off my made up math and am at 25 now so I guess I will see what it is in am and how much it clears. This pump moves some serious water and hoping this filter is huge upgrade. Oversized it as much as I could
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    Fc will not go up

    Yes I tested my cya 3 days ago. My swg was not generating after I installed pump. They said it was phosphates or dirty cell. I cleaned cell (didn’t look scaled) but salt readings went from 3300 to 3600 so must have been some scale. I currently have swg off and adding liquid chlorine now...
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    Fc will not go up

    Hello everyone - I installed a pentair vsf and a new pentair tr100 sand filter and while everything was down for the 3 unexpected days it took my pool went murky and now I can’t raise fc. I added 5 bottles of 10% and fc read 3 (previously zero). I added 8 more jugs a few hours later and now I...
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    Discharge leak on threads new pump

    unfortunately I had everything removed and every single pool store was out of them and pentair told me a standard male adapter works fine and the high temp fittings are not required. I guess it would be best to order and install these!
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    Discharge leak on threads new pump

    I have oatey great white. I assume that is type of sealant you are talking about? Was not sure if that was ok to use with motor housing thank you
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    Discharge leak on threads new pump

    Installed new intelliflo and got small leak at the discharge thread. I used magic lube red on thread and hand tightened and it bottomed out right when it got tight. Wondering if my fitting is defective and short by a thread or do I need something else?
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    Union issue

    I plumbed in a new vsp and filter as well as new jandy valves. When I installed the jandy valve that connects to the pump via a union I guess I did not have the union connected so the valve is tilted ever so slightly which causes the union to be down 10 degrees. Luckily this all connects to abs...
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    Abs transition to pvc

    Also it could be black poly pipe I am told but still need barb fittings but not sure how to tell if abs or black poly?
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    Abs transition to pvc

    Hello - I am redoing my pool pad with new equipment and plumbing. While I am doing that I am upgrading to 2” pipe. I under stand you need a barb fitting with hose clamps to transition from abs to pvc but I am having a **** of a time finding this fitting to even order it. Any one have ideas or...
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    Automatic cover gear issue

    The cover was just replaced last year so thinking the damage was done when old cover was on. We only used it a handful of times this year and did not bind at all. I am unsure of model but here is a picture of set up. I will try tapping it out but did it briefly and it did not budge but i...
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    Automatic cover gear issue

    My auto cover sheared a bolt but i am unsure if previous owners had it jerry rigged or what i need to do. Is there a special hardware piece to fit both sides of these holes? When i wedge a bolt in there the cover opens and closes. When it falls out it just spins the shaft so i know something...
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    Drain water with automatic cover?

    Can i leave skimmer open and just use a gizmo? Do i need to block the door?
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    Thanks for the input, I will look up on the bypass and yes I have 2 return pipes. the booster pump was run to what is a jet now. These will be wye's. I don't see a purpose on putting a valve on the return.. unless I would come across needing it? (pipe after the SWTn runs 2 and the booster...
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    This is awesome, thank you so much, I like that clean simple layout. I made a quick little picture with labels on it for understanding of piping. I was thinking of using a Tee or a wye to tie the returns all together. Also do the MPV have union connections ?
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    That's not a bad idea about switching heater. I hadn't thought of that since gas line does come in more to left anyways. I am not familiar with the poly to pvc connects but have a plumber friend and he said it has to be barb. I will have to do more research on that connection. What do you...
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    got some more pictures. I am going to widen the pad on the left side about 1'. width currently is 5' and 4'3" to stubs ignore the mess, had massive storm that blew fences down.
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    I would appreciate that. I do plan on doing the work. I have done quite a few pvc projects so I am familiar with the doing but not the designing. I will get some more pictures and post tonight.
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    I am open to moving the stubs and yes they are black poly. The pump is what is throwing me off.. since it is in the Dang middle it makes everything a pain in the Rear. THinking of extending the pad 18" on bottom of pump/filter in pic.. I am scrambling now because pump is down. May just buy...
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    Replumbing pad with new VSP and sand filter

    I am looking for help and ideas on how to do this plumbing. The previous owners had a handyman or someone do it and have always wanted to redo it but pump finally died and going to redo it. Adding pentair 011028 VSFP and pentair tr100. This filter is about 8” bigger than existing so may turn...
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    Drain water with automatic cover?

    I have a solid automatic safety cover, gizmos and L shaped pvc fittings that go above water level for returns. Can i install all of these and blow out without draining or should i drain below skimmer? Cover sags so much when i drain below skimmers. I have drained in the past but this is a...
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    Upgrading to VSP

    Hello - looking at upgrading to a Pentair Intelliflo 011028 pump (my motor is about to Crud out, I doubt it will make it through the summer). While I am doing this I am going to update some plumbing and size up my filter... My equipment pad is enclosed so trying to plan out if everything is...
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    Don't cringe at this but new multiport valve

    appreciate the input guys. got rid of pressure cleaner because it was broken and bought a polaris robot and love it. I am going to wye the connection after the swg and go that route. also the reason I am removing the pump is because someone (def not me) turned it on for a while without the...
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    Don't cringe at this but new multiport valve

    I am going to give it a try... hoping it won't lose a lot of pressure to the returns
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    Don't cringe at this but new multiport valve

    I am needing to install a new multiport valve (as you can see the previous owners have JB welded the heck out of it - but it is still leaking). I want to get rid of the booster pump (no longer use the pressure side cleaner, we got a robot). I am going to redo this entire plumbing mess but...
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    CLosing 1st time

    I am closing my pool myself for the first time and pretty familiar with the plumbing but it is a cluster back there. I watched the last company close everything so familiar with all the equipment and drain plugs but I did not see them blow out the lines. I purchased a cyclone to do this but I...
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    What's your current pool temp?

    66 ! Heater going on next weekend to get to 80
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    Just opened

    So no need to worry about ch? Salt is going in tomorrow. I will get cya up . Hope i can find stuff around here