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    Probably a stupid question....

    The only reason I can think the pump would need to be directly connected is if it required that power to retain your programming. I'm sure an owner of one will be along to chime in.
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    new(ish) sand filter returning fine debris to pool

    1) When is the last time you backwashed? Backwash and rinse your filter if you haven't in the past 24-48 hours. 2) Let the debris settle for at least a couple hours and then vacuum worst areas of the floor to waste 3) Add DE to your sand filter following the instructions in Pool School. Keep an...
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    Is this right? Return split between SWCG and heater

    An update on my install: The PB came back and adjusted the flow detector in the heater. Now I can run both the heater and the SWCG with the pump on low speed and the returns split 60%/40% heater/SWCG. I'm wondering if its possible to adjust the heater's flow rate detector below the recommended...
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    Is this right? Return split between SWCG and heater

    Well, everything is hooked up and running. So I go out and set the pump to low speed and the heater gives me the low flow warning. I start turning the valve towards the heater path and I pretty much have to turn it all the way to heater to get the low flow warning to go away and for the heater...
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    Is this right? Return split between SWCG and heater

    I spoke with my pool builder and he is confident there will be enough flow through, at low pump speed, through both the SWCG and heater. He claimed before titanium heating elements, keeping the flow closer to the minimum extended the life of the heaters and might still improve the life with the...
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    Is this right? Return split between SWCG and heater

    The only thing I can think is that the pump is a tristar wet end and even at the low speed its good for 80gpm. I will ask my PB what is up in the morning because it doesn't seem right. @4knights - I would think the same amount of heat should go back into the pool whether is split or combined...
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    Is this right? Return split between SWCG and heater

    So I returned home to my pool install. Fully plumbed and wired now. However the plumbing isn't quite what I expected. Let me describe the setup: Skimmer and main drain comes into the pump. Pump goes out and into the filter Here's where I was surprised: Out of the filter goes to another valve...
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    Main drain~ is it really needed

    Needed? No. Beneficial? Yes, for quicker turn over of water through your filter and fewer pockets of poor circulation.
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    Confusion with s244t

    Isn't the s244t a sand filter? The problem sounds more like an issue with your pump. Anyway I have no pump failure experience. Someone will be along with a few generic things to try with your pump. I would just recommend you post the model number of the pump (and the entire specs for your...
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    Filter Type Choice - Backwashing to woods - Also have well

    Re: Filter Type Choice - Backwashing to woods - Also have we I've decided to go with a Hayward S244T sand filter filled with zeobrite. I will have the initial fill trucked in of course. Any pool top up I'll be doing from the garden hose I will filter through my 4.5" x 20" sediment filter. It...
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    Filter Type Choice - Backwashing to woods - Also have well

    Re: Filter Type Choice - Backwashing to woods - Also have we I couldn't find the full water report from 2 years ago, but when I get my water softner/filter serviced this is what I've seen over the years for the untreated water: pH usually 7.5 but as low as 6.9 Alkalinity between 60-100 Hardness...
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    Filter Type Choice - Backwashing to woods - Also have well

    Re: Filter Type Choice - Backwashing to woods - Also have we Thank you all for the helpful advice. I do have water test results, but not with me so I'll post them later tonight. Richard, can you elaborate on how you judge whether a DE filter is viable in my situation? Anything other than my...
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    Filter Type Choice - Backwashing to woods - Also have well

    Hi, I've got the PB coming over tomorrow to work out the final details of our IG Vinyl pool install. I've learned a lot reading Pool School and the forums. This is a great site! However, I'm still stumped on filter choices. I'm leaning towards a DE filter, but my #1 concern is about the safety...