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  1. J

    Anyone know the difference between a Hayward Perflex EC65A vs. EC75A?

    Thanks James - that’s super helpful! Based on your feedback, I unboxed it and took the measurements - the ec75 is exactly the same size as the ec65, so all of our pipe fittings fit perfectly. I didn’t open it up so can’t compare the insides to figure out what yields the higher filtration...
  2. J

    Anyone know the difference between a Hayward Perflex EC65A vs. EC75A?

    When we bought our house, it came with what we think is a Hayward Perflex 65A. Over the years, we've replaced a few parts, always buying those compatible with the EC65A. This spring, the top of the filter developed some cracks and was leaking, plus a few other things broke. We decided to take...
  3. J

    Is this normal? This can't be normal

    Big old +1 to this. This reply really helped me to understand that, actually, what I'm seeing is normal for a DE filter at the start of the season. We passed the OCLT night before last, and now it's just running through getting the cloudiness out. I'll keep bumping it until it's clear, then...
  4. J

    Is this normal? This can't be normal

    Nope -- also no vacuum port. We clean the pool with a pressure-side robot (it just sweeps and sucks things into a bag -- no actual vacuum). I was thinking I might buy a submersible pump to just circulate the water, but seems there must be a cheaper or easier way.
  5. J

    Is this normal? This can't be normal

    This helps a lot! This is exactly what's happening with ours. It's really comforting to know that it's what other people are doing as well. I don't think I can install a multiport valve, but I wonder if there's some way to rig up a temporary bypass so that I can get around my filter for the...
  6. J

    Is this normal? This can't be normal

    Ah, bummer -- my pool doesn't have a multiport that I can set to recirculate. Unfortunately, everything has to run through the filter. Do you think I should run the filter without any DE in it? - - - Updated - - - Unfortunately, the filter doesn't have a bypass/recirculate setting. Do you...
  7. J

    Is this normal? This can't be normal

    For the second year in a row, I'm pretty sure I'm doing something wrong while opening the pool. We have a 23,000 gallon pool with a Hayward EC65A D.E. pool filter (the kind with the fins, not the cartridge) and a variable speed pool pump. I opened the pool yesterday. pH was perfect, put in...