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    What kind of plug?

    We just had our pool resurfaced. I stupidly never checked that the installer replaced the output valve exactly as it was before now. Trying to close our pool for the winter and realize that the output valve [that I have a threaded cap for] is now UNTHREADED and completely different. I guess they...
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    To heat or not to heat [the pool]

    We looked into the swim spas. Not our cup of tea. I'm hoping to discourage my husband from really pursuing this..gathering ammo! Lake Almanor hasn't changed much since I started coming up here as a kid in the late 60s. Got my chance to retire here. It's awesome
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    To heat or not to heat [the pool]

    I agree! My husband is crazy and I'm just getting info to convince him otherwise. Thanks!
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    Brand new fiberglass resurfacing question

    We just got our pool resurfaced with fiberglass. Went from funky vinyl liner to super nice coating. The resurfacing guy recommended [after a 24 hour dry] to completely fill pool. I am in the process of this. Very happy with results so far. However, it's getting to be closing time. Probably in a...
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    To heat or not to heat [the pool]

    I hope everyone had a good summer with clear waters and balanced chemistry. I know I did...thanks to this super good site. We live at 5600 feet in the California Sierras. Summers are fabulous with enough heat to keep our pool comfy without a pool heater. For winter, we partially drain the pool...
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    Welcome to TFP. This will be your go-to site. But I don't know what "OB" means. Can you explain? Thanks and I'm eager to watch your progress.
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    Replacing old Hayward pump. Recommendations

    Thanks, Chris. I agree with salt. It sure makes your skin feel good. We live in a rather remote location where there is no regular pool service. It took us two years to find somebody to resurface the pool and it's only recently that one of our local plumbers said he would be able to replace...
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    Replacing old Hayward pump. Recommendations

    We are finally replacing our vinyl liner with fiberglass. As long as we're investing in the beauty of the pool we've also decided to invest in the beast: replacing the old Hayward pump. My dearly beloved would like to convert to salt and wants some kind of a heating function so he can run...
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    Pool resurfacing

    It's time to replace our vinyl inground pool with a fiberglass surface. We have an outfit that will do it but the contract is asking that we have the following: If a pool has a single suction outlet that is not an unblockable suction outlet, then it shall have a pump equipped with a safety...
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    Pool resurfacing

    There is only one place that I could find in my area that does any sort of vinyl manufacturing. In fact, this was the place that manufactured the original liner in my pool. I called them and they said they no longer make liners and they recommend using alternative surfacing. They referred me to...
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    Pool resurfacing

    I opened my pool this year and it is official: I need to replace the vinyl liner. It's 17 years old. I've heard that replacing the vinyl liner is not recommended. So I've got a message into Advance Pool Coatings in Loomis, CA regarding fiberglass resurfacing. Any ideas or suggestions about...
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    Grrrr...went away for a week...now GREEN

    I've replaced the gauge twice and I still can't get it to read anything. We are too far away from any pool companies. I am the designated "pool pump expert" but the gauge has stymied me.
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    Grrrr...went away for a week...now GREEN

    Unfortunately, the pressure gauge has never worked on my filter. I clean the filters regularly just for that reason. Should I leave the pump on overnight?
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    Grrrr...went away for a week...now GREEN

    The water seems to be clearing up already!
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    Grrrr...went away for a week...now GREEN

    Should I leave the cover off?
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    Grrrr...went away for a week...now GREEN

    I added 4 gals of chlorine as prescribed by Pool Math. How much more should I be adding? I added Muriatic Acid.
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    Grrrr...went away for a week...now GREEN

    Thanks to this fantastic site, I've kept my pool pristine all summer. Then I went away for a week. And the pump was left off. Ugh. Now I have this green monster. Results: FC 0 PH 8.5 CYA 20 I am following Pool Math with stabilizer in a sock, etc...added Chlorine. And of course I have people...
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    In-ground vinyl liner pulling away from deck

    My inground vinyl-liner [of undetermined age] has been found to be pulling away [approx a foot long section ] from the pool deck. It looks like the beading pulled out...this was a small problem when we closed the pool but after opening the cover today, it looks way worse. We live in a remote...
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    First time closing

    I've read that I can use a shop vac to clear the pipes. Is that true? Or is it worth investing in a device specifically for the purpose?
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    When to close my in ground pool

    Yeah. I figured. So I've been working on it. I got the green to go away but it's cloudy now. I turned off the pump and let it settle then vacuumed to waste. But it's still cloudy.
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    When to close my in ground pool

    FC 14.5 pH 7.2 TA 130 CH 0 CYA 60 BOR 0 [This is after slamming yesterday] First, I messed up. Left my pool for two weeks. I can't figure out the pump timer apparently. Came back to a green mess. I'm working on the algae problem currently and am following all the great advice on TFP. I am now...
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    Can't get pressure back on pump

    Air comes out alright...but I've not seen any water. The air eventually stops. I'm looking at the whole gizmo on the top of the filter where that valve and the gauge reside. I can't get it unscrewed...but maybe I should try and get the whole thing apart and see if there's an O-Ring that needs...
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    Can't get pressure back on pump

    Tell me about venting the air in the filter again. Is that opening the little valve on the top and letting air out? I did that...but no water came out. The pump is pretty noisy so much be single speed. The pump seems to have primed now. I'm getting action in the pool. Still zero on the...
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    Can't get pressure back on pump

    Sta-Lite. But I can't find the model #. Probably doesn't help you without it.
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    Can't get pressure back on pump

    I replaced the gauge with a new one, new thread tape, etc. Re-lubed everything after cleaning the filters. Still no pressure. And the water is not circulating. I can see it move in the pump basket but not as vigorously as before. And nothing happening in the pool. Very discouraged.
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    Can't get pressure back on pump

    Lubed everything. Water is moving through pump basket. And now, YAY, water is circulating in pool! Problem: pressure gauge is still reading zero. I'm thinking the gauge has malfunctioned. There is really good pressure...the seal on the cartridge housing is tight as a drum. How hard is it to...
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    Can't get pressure back on pump

    I learn a new thing everyday...I thought the pump/filter were all part of the same package. I will come back in a while with pump info. As for your last question, no. I didn't move any valves. There was definitely water moving in the pump basket, too. I could hear water moving around in the...
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    Can't get pressure back on pump

    I just opened the air bleed while the pump was running. No water came out, though.
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    Can't get pressure back on pump

    I have a Hayward 3020 Cartridge Filter Pump. I didn't bleed off the air at the top when I changed the filters. I'm a little afraid of doing this. From the youtube videos, it sounds dangerous. While the pump is running, do I turn the little valve behind the pressure gauge? Water should come out...
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    Can't get pressure back on pump

    I changed my filters today because of all the ash from the wildfires. After I put everything back together, the pump pressure remained at zero. I made sure the O-Ring was in place and well lubricated and tried again. No pressure. It reads zero and the arrow did not even bounce. I tried putting a...