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    Air in the system causing aeration at the returns - Ideas on locating the source?

    Thanks. I have been pretty careful and this last one lasted for about 4 years but I got a new employee that helps to tend to the pool and ... I will be sure to cover that with them. Still, at $40 a whack and x4, it's exceeding it's value.
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    Air in the system causing aeration at the returns - Ideas on locating the source?

    Just did the water hose test and it's the stupid Hayward Super Pump II lid. It has a crack in it again. This is the third one in 9 years. I will likely replace that wet end of the pump soon just to get away from these $40 lid replacements. I'll order another one. Thank you to everyone for your...
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    Air in the system causing aeration at the returns - Ideas on locating the source?

    That is cool as ****!! I will try that pronto! Thanks.
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    Air in the system causing aeration at the returns - Ideas on locating the source?

    Jim, I get air regardless of the speed of the pump. I clean the filter regularly. I am still trying to find replacement o-rings for the unions in the plumbing but that has proven harder than expected. sill looking.
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    Need creative ideas for underground plumbing repair

    I would get rid of that unnecessary bend up and back down while you are at it. Cut back on the pipe by the wall, cut back on the pipe in the front of the picture and then reattach with elbow, couplers and pipe. I can't tell if that is a 90 degree angle in the picture though. You could also...
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    Air in the system causing aeration at the returns - Ideas on locating the source?

    Good suggestion. I just went there and read. I feel like this is more than from the SWG because the pump basket never fills completely with water like it has before. I have decided to replace the o-rings in the Unions. I just recently made changes to the plumbing and had to open those unions...
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    Air in the system causing aeration at the returns - Ideas on locating the source?

    Homebrewale, did you intend to include a link in your reply? I don't know the technique you are referring to.
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    Air in the system causing aeration at the returns - Ideas on locating the source?

    If memory serves, air in the system is from a leak in the intake side before the pump. That leaves two skimmers, main drain and all the connecting plumbing before the pump as suspect. I have unions on all three of those lines and I suspect those first. I lubed up the o-rings thoroughly but it...
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    Can you identify this Spa Jet so I can replace it please?

    I just recently remodeled my 1983 vintage pool with spillover spa. Everything is nice and new ...except for the spa jets. I am trying to replace them now but I can't tell what to buy for replacement. I realize I can go find an adjustable spanner wrench to get this off but honestly I am a bit...
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    Umbrellas

    Where did you get the stainless steel pole?
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    Is the INYOpools.com discount a one-time coupon or ongoing discount?
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    Don't Forget About Amazon Smile and TFP...

    Two days ago, Amazon began letting you attach Smile to mobile apps. Yay! That was the only place I wasn't able to make Smile purchases but NO MORE! I am now all Smiles, all the time!
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    Can I drain and power wash my IG plaster pool?

    Also, it was quickly apparent the power washing was not going to make any difference. We acid washed our pool and it is a huge improvement. I would not do that on a 4 year old pool, though. With ours, we did not feel that we had much to lose.
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    Can I drain and power wash my IG plaster pool?

    Zach, drain away. I had no problems. Unless you live in some non-Austin like area, I would not worry about floating the pool for a minute.
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    Can I drain and power wash my IG plaster pool?

    Has anyone here ever done an acid wash?
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    Can I drain and power wash my IG plaster pool?

    Are you certain that all pools have that valve? My pool was built in 1983.
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    Can I drain and power wash my IG plaster pool?

    Pat, thank you for looking at my situation for me. Since we are geographically close to each other, I place high value on your take. Matt, thank you for looking into the USGS data, I was searching for that too but had not found it yet. You are very right on digging a 10 ft hole in Central Texas...
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    Can I drain and power wash my IG plaster pool?

    My yard is about 30 feet above a bone dry Slaughter Creek which is about 50 feet beyond the swimming pool. Slaughter Creek is all bedrock limestone. Would that tell me the water table? In Texas, we only talk about water table when it comes to drilling a well ...that is usually hundreds of feet.
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    Can I drain and power wash my IG plaster pool?

    There is actually another reason for the drain. To get started on this project, I dumped in Clorox 6-1 Shock that I picked up from Costco since bleach has gotten expensive there. I didn't read the ingredients until too late and then saw that it contains copper. I'd rather not have that in my...
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    AmazonSmile contributor Any chance TFP would consider an AmazonSmiles program similar to the Support TFP program? It might be a good way to spur on the rest of the forum members to make the change on their Amazon accounts if they see a constant reminder of the donation achievements of other...
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    Can I drain and power wash my IG plaster pool?

    Thanks for your reply, Pete. Good suggestion on the pump. I did that last time I drained it but since then I have installed the 3HP pump and individual valves on my suction lines. This allows me to just suck from the bottom drain and I think I can empty 30,000 gallons in about 6 hours. Anyone...
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    Can I drain and power wash my IG plaster pool?

    I have a 30k gallon plaster pool. Over the winter, pump started leaking on the bottom of the casing so I turned it off. Time got away from me and now I have a green mess. I am 4 days into SLAM and it is clearing -BUT- I found lots of leaves still in the bottom and walls are stained. Actually...
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