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    Your advice: fixing small leak in Anthony Apollo VA-38 Pool Filter

    Hi folks. I’ve got an older Anthony Apollo VA-38 Filter. Overall it’s working well. But I’ve noticed I’ve got a slow drip coming from the two spots where the filter tank connects to the back flush valve. Right now it looks like these are connected with a black rubber gasket and two hose clamps...
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    Pump on timer won't turn off when heater is on!

    I figured it out. (Read the manual...ha.) My pool heater is an old Raypak RHP Heat Pump, long since discontinued. It has the ability to be wired into a time clock in 3 different ways: 1)Thermostat Control Including Restart - This is the default setting and is the way my current unit is...
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    Pump on timer won't turn off when heater is on!

    Hi folks: Our pump is on a timer "wheel" that I've set to run the pump and SWG for 12 hours a day (7 AM to 7 PM). It's starting to get cool here in the northeast. So I turned on our pool heater, which is an older yet functional Heat Pump located downstream from the pump and upstream from the...
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    weir door needed and is vortex in skimmer good or bad?

    I just bought a 7 3/8" x 5 1/2" on amazon last week. I also have a 7.5" diameter skimmer but the door has to be a bit smaller. So you need 7 3/8" Here is the one I bought. Works FANTASTIC. Blue Devil B8531 Skimmer Weir Replacement for Pool, Hayward No.1089, 7-3/8-Inch...
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    Help! Chunk of plaster stuck in main drain line. Can't remove it!

    So I've been wondering what has been clogging my main drain line. I bought a house a few months back with a pool and we are getting it dialed in. Realized 2 weeks ago our main drain is connected to the second port in the bottom of our skimmer basket. It's my mission to get it to work and...
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    Return jets - with or without eyeballs?

    Hi folks: Pool newbie here. I've got a 32K gallon gunite pool. The pool has 2 return jets from the pump, neither of which have eyeballs. My question is...is there a benefit to having eyeballs? And if so how do I install? It looks as if there is no place to connect them. My return jets...
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    Main drain clogged - did I break it more?

    My main drain is connected to a second port at the bottom of our skimmer basket. We just bought the house this year and have never had the pool. I'm determined to get it working properly. Over the past two weeks I've added a Weir door to the skimmer, which now works great. I also realized...
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    Ideas on how to unclog main drain line?

    Hi folks: Pool newbie here. This site is definintely helping me learn about my pool. I'm drinking from the fire house. Anyway, we have an 32,000 gallon Gunite pool circa 1979. It is in good condition. We have a main drain, as pools do. But I've been wondering what it's connected to as...
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    Tile inside inlet of skimmer - concern or not?

    Hi folks: I'm a pool newbie here. We have a 32K gallon Gunite pool that we are learning about. Our skimmer does not have one of those door flaps like I've seen on other pools. Earlier this week our water level was too high and the pool wasn't skimming properly (We had like 6 weeks of...