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    Rusting Walls After 1.5 years? Normal?

    I feel your pain first hand. I discovered the same issue, maybe worse, with my then 3 year old pool (now in it's 5th year) manufactured by Cardinal Pools. The link to that discussion is here Steel Wall Corrosion On 3 Year Old IG Pool Of course Cardinal mfg sent a rep to inspect and take photos...
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    New Acid Pump/Ph Controller

    I have a basic vinyl lined IG pool, 24k gallons, nothing fancy, with a SWG. I keep my water in line with recommend TFP levels, with the pH set at 7.5 and usually go through two gallons of muriatic acid over a 4 month season. Before the CAT 1000 I was still using about the same. I do confirm the...
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    New Acid Pump/Ph Controller

    I wish I knew about this a couple of years ago before I dropped $1500 on a CAT1000 pH controller.
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    New Product: Hayward OmniPL

    Hey tylerpenn, pm me, I might be interested in that OmniHub
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    Small hole in aluminum coping

    would J-B Water Weld work to fill this mysterious bb sized hole in the coping or is there a better product? I would like it flush to the surface so it would be some what invisible.
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    Small hole in aluminum coping

    Thanks Newdude! I don’t think is could have been hit with a bb as we are on a couple of acres and the angle it is on would have had to come from my house or patio and my son doesn't have a BB gun. I will fill it with expoxy and just dab a little paint on that spot. Anybody else have mysterious...
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    Small hole in aluminum coping

    My son was swimming this evening and pointed out a small hole in the aluminum bullnose coping on our pool. It’s about the size of a bb. The pool is only 5 years old and I can’t imagine what would cause this. Can I put some epoxy in the hole and sand and paint?
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    Pool Noodles In Skimmer?

    Thanks everyone for your help. Pool noodles it is in addition to the gizmo!
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    Pool Noodles In Skimmer?

    I have had a pool company close my pool for the winter since we had it built. They blow out the lines, pour anti-freeze down the skimmer and then close it off with a "Super Gizzmo". I noticed this season that there are some hair line cracks in both skimmers near the adjustable collar and on the...
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    Who's Still Swimming in Maryland?

    Still swimming here in Hagerstown, MD. Heat pump is keeping the pool at 85 degrees but is running quite a bit over night with the cool temperatures $$$$. Last year we closed the end of October and will probably do the same this year.
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    Who wants to help on automation options (Hayward...mostly)

    Make sure your vs pump is compatible with the Hayward Omnihub Pool and Spa Controller by contacting their tech support with the model number, unless you already know. I was interested in that controller but it turns out my 3 year old Hayward vsp is not compatible. I would only have on/off...
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    Hayward Omnihub Pool and Spa Controller

    I'll get out there Saturday and snap a pic, but looking at the manual for the TriStar SP3200VSP it shows the wall mount digital control interface connected to the RS485, which I am using. According to the manual, the digital input terminals on the right are used for external relay speed control...
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    Hayward Omnihub Pool and Spa Controller

    Thanks everyone for your help. I will give Polytec another call and ask about my pump. I spoke to them about purchasing the Omnihub controller and sister board for my AquaRite. I'll see what advice they have about the pump. I find it strange that this is touted as a retro fit yet it can't...
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    Hayward Omnihub Pool and Spa Controller

    When I had my pool built in 2015 I never thought I would want or need any automation. It’s just a basic rectangular in ground vinyl liner pool with no spa or other features. I have all Hayward equipment to include to a variable speed pump model SP3200VSP and an AquaRite Pro SWG. Well over time I...
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    Steel Wall Corrosion On 3 Year Old IG Pool

    I agree with you that 3 year old galvanized panels should not corrode to the extent they have. Like I posted earlier, I have read the posts about floating liners and no one mentions corrosion issues. I know what you are talking about with a tear in the liner because I had a small one in the...
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    Steel Wall Corrosion On 3 Year Old IG Pool

    Thanks guys. I had a chance to watch some heavy rains this morning flow off the pool deck and concrete patio into the decorative stone area between the two. I never thought much about it because I thought there was enough grade in that area for the water to drain out to the yard, but perhaps not...
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    Steel Wall Corrosion On 3 Year Old IG Pool

    I have read numerous posts onTFP about floating liners and water getting between a vinyl liner and the pool wall yet none mention the corrosion potential. If my issue is ground water or run off working it’s way under the liner, which has never burgers out or floated, should the 3 year old...
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    Steel Wall Corrosion On 3 Year Old IG Pool

    Sorry, technically challenged. I fixed the link in post #13 hopefully you can see all the pics.
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    Steel Wall Corrosion On 3 Year Old IG Pool

    Thanks Rich. That makes sense. The patio was added after the pool project was completed. I am sure despite them pitching it left and right away from the pool it is finding its way there. Anyone know of a way to retrofit some type of drainage in that area? It's about 2 feet wide filled with river...
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    Steel Wall Corrosion On 3 Year Old IG Pool

    I will give that a shot. But isn't it odd that the corrosion does not start at the top of the liner but rather about 12 inches down. In reality doesn't water from excessive splashing get behind the liner if it gets in the liner track or the gaps where the aluminum coping sections come together...
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    Steel Wall Corrosion On 3 Year Old IG Pool

    Here are a couple of picks. One pic is during construction just to point out where on the walls this is happening. Even it is water from excessive rains would it be able to only target that middle third of the wall panel? Wouldn’t enter from the bottom or top...
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    Steel Wall Corrosion On 3 Year Old IG Pool

    I am pretty sure the water, if that's what is causing the corrosion, is not coming from the pool. If it is ground water from runoff from the yard, patio, wherever, would it enter between the wall and liner and affect only the center third of the wall panel? I am assuming this water would come...
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    Steel Wall Corrosion On 3 Year Old IG Pool

    So the manufacturer Cardinal Pools got back to my pool builder on this corrosion issue and said it is being caused by ground water getting in between the liner and the wall due to the excessive rains we have had this year and last. Shocker! Cardinal of course said their product, the galvanized...
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    Steel Wall Corrosion On 3 Year Old IG Pool

    Thanks again Catanzaro. That is a great post. My equipment pad is similar to yours with a heat pump to keep the ground moist. I will put an anode in the ground like you did and maybe 2 more connected to the fence bonding wire lugs that I can access. And I thought inline was the way to go, didn't...
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    Steel Wall Corrosion On 3 Year Old IG Pool

    I look forward to seeing your thread on that install. I will add an inline anode in the spring and forgo the ones in the basket. I do have a #8 copper bond wire that is available. it was supposed to go to the aluminum fence but was later told the fence did not need to be bonded because it was...
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    Steel Wall Corrosion On 3 Year Old IG Pool

    Thank you Catanzaro. Unfortunately I did not get pictures under the liner. The mfg rep snapped a couple for his report from the small area where they were able to pull the liner, but I did not think of getting some for myself. I will upload some pics I have of the pool when I get a chance. There...
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    Steel Wall Corrosion On 3 Year Old IG Pool

    Our steel wall vinyl liner IG pool is 3 years old this month. We started to feel bumps under the liner last year in a roughly 2x2 area which starts just below the water line. Late this season I noticed the area had grown to almost a whole wall panel and started on another one across the pool. We...
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    Hayward Heat Pump Trouble

    Hello TFP, I opened the pool last weekend and all was going great until my exactly 1 year old today Hayward 140k btu heat pump displayed minus 16 degrees F on the display and will not run. I shut it and the power for a while and started it back up and it displayed -12. It ran fine for the...
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    CAT 1000 Flow Sensor?

    Hi all, I just bought a Hayward CAT 1000 pH controller that came with a flow sensor but there are no directions on where or how to install it. There is a wire that goes from it to the controller that's about 10' long and the threaded end is 1/8" npt. The instructions for the rest of the plumbing...
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    Hayward Flow Sensor Location

    Thanks again! The Hayward heat pump instructions call for a check valve between the source of chlorine and the heater. The flow switch is for the SWG only and I didn't see anything in the instructions for the Hayward Aqua rite pro requiring a check valve. My installer put it in between the SWG...