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    Winterizing a Caretaker 5 in-floor cleaning system

    Hi folks. I am going to be closing a pool with a Caretaker 5 cleaning system which I have not winterized previously. I am trying to determine what the best course of action is to winterize the lines which run from the unit to the pool. I am under the impression that I can individually blow out...
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    Does this plumbing arrangement make sense?

    Sorry, should have grabbed an image while I was there but didn't. Closed a pool which had an equipment overhaul sometime this spring. This was the suction side setup and I am not sure if this contravenes common plumbing practice. There are two lines (skimmer and main drain) which feed suction...
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    Rheem/Raypak heater with high limit 2 fault

    Just looking for confirmation on what I am assuming is the issue. Friends heater fires fine. After 5 minutes high limit 2 fault. Quick inspection and I find the spring for the internal bypass valve is a mess. I am assuming that because the valve is basically open there is not enough water going...
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    Retrofit lighting for inground gunite/concrete pool

    Hey everyone, It's pool season! At least for those of us in the northern hemisphere who are forced to enjoy our pools in 5 month intervals. I have a customer who is looking to update their pool. One of the updates they are hoping to include is adding lighting to their existing concrete pool...
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    Safety cover install - 3/4" diamond bit

    Hello, I installed a pool this fall. Looking to install the safety cover. I currently have a 3/4" carbide bit and Bosch rotary hammer. Have installed covers in past with carbide with good results but was looking to get better result with a diamond bit. Problem is I can't find one. Anyone...
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    Pump issue or automation problem?

    I have a customer who has reported to me that their pump will not turn on when the timer kicks in each morning. They have a Hayward 1HP Superpump which is wired to a Goldine PS4 system. It sounds like they are able to get it to come on by shutting down the main breaker to the panel and then...
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    Hayward H250 heater fire

    Hi friends, Recently opened a pool which has a Hayward H250 millivolt heater. Amazingly, the spark ignitor still works and the pilot lit within the first couple of pushes on the ignitor. Pilot flame appeared normal. Turned the heater on for about 5 minutes to confirm it would ignite and worked...
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    Replacing suction side valves under water level

    Hey TFP'ers, I am replacing the suction side of a circulation system inside the pool shed. The equipment is below the water level. Admittedly, I forgot to look if there is a loop outside the shed so I am wondering if there are any tricks that would prevent water from feeding into shed once I...
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    Fibre Optic lighting issue

    Hi all, I have a fibre-optic lighting unit that I am trying to troubleshoot. The manufacturer/distributer is Optic-Light Inc. which is now out-of-business. The fibre-optic units I am accustomed to operate off of a toggle switch to control on/off on the outside of the illuminator box or are...