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    Small green algae spots reappearing - what to do?

    SLAM again, even with the water clear and just a few spots?
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    Small green algae spots reappearing - what to do?

    Completed SLAM maybe 2 weeks ago, water has been clear, but TONS of rain lately and noticed two days where FC dropped close to 1. Just today I noticed a few small spots of green algae forming, mostly in the corners and around the returns. What's the best course of action here? FC has been...
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    Need a pump motor recommendation

    Thanks, that helps. My problem is not knowing how old the components are, and thus if it makes sense to just swap out the motor or if the full pump assembly should be replaced. It appears in good working order minus the motor issues. Curious, but what led to your decision for single speed vs...
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    Need a pump motor recommendation

    Following up with some additional details - Pump model is SP-2600-B Impeller is SP-2607-C Based on the above I’ll chat up the folks at Inyo Pools and see what they say. Thanks again
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    Got a ton of rain and then a sunny day and noticed FC dropped to about 1. Bumped back up to 5 but now CC is reading at a 1. Anything to be concerned with, or is there a recommended action at this point? Water is clear, pH still low at about 6.8. Thoughts?
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    Thanks — what’s the reason for keeping FC at 7 while working on the PH?
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    Yep once water was clear and reading for CC was hitting 0.5 a few times (during SLAM) i bumped FC up to 12 for that evening. Morning reading was at FC 11 with CC holding at 0.5. That sound ok? Just want to make sure I didn’t cut it short and then end up with an algae bloom. Are there signs of...
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    Wanted to post an update here. Pool water has been clear for about 2 days or so. Been raining here all weekend but I backed off the SLAM - hopefully it was the right call. Test results as of this evening: FC 4 CC 0.5 CYA 30 TA 80 PH 6.8 CH 75 Again, water is clear. Some dirt on the bottom...
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    Need a pump motor recommendation

    Thanks. Do I need to disassemble the pump to find the impeller part number? Nearly all components had come up empty when trying to find part numbers. Just trying to figure out if doing only the motor replacement is short sighted or not.
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    Need a pump motor recommendation

    Those bottom pics of the 20A double breaker is the one in my shed controls the pump. The top pic of the main panel shows a green double breaker 30A that runs to my shed. Shed has the above mentioned breaker box for the pump and also a light bulb and outlet in it.
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    Need a pump motor recommendation

    Let me know if these help Breaker box in house (shed is the breaker for pool) Two shots of the breaker in the shed (20amp) It appears to be a Hayward Super Pump. I can’t seem to find a model or serial number on it (the tag has worn off). How do I determine if the power is 115 or 230V?
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    Need a pump motor recommendation

    It appears to be a Hayward Super Pump. I can’t seem to find a model or serial number on it (the tag has worn off). How do I determine if the power is 115 or 230V? Motor has both listed on the label (pics below). Lastly, would I want to consider a variable speed over a two speed? Should a...
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    Need a pump motor recommendation

    Thanks...I’ll stay tuned.
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    Need a pump motor recommendation

    Would it make sense to replace / upgrade just the motor to a VS, given I don’t know the age of the existing pump, or should I be looking to replace the entire pump assembly? Pump (Hayward) doesn’t seem to be leaking anywhere and I can easily swap o-rings and gaskets if needed. Plumbing...
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    Thanks. To clarify, that FC was the reading once we got home from work. We upped to get it back to 12. What, if anything should I focus on with the other readings?
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    Most recent update - This morning Test results as of 6:30pm this evening: FC 6.5 CC 0.5 TA 30 CYA 20 CH 75 pH 6.5 maybe Water is cloudy but a huge improvement. I think we're almost done with SLAM. Need to focus on adjusting the other levels that are off (CYA, pH, TA, CH). Any particular...
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    Sadly no light. Been looking for something that can be used sans wiring, but nothing seems to have decent reviews. Any ideas?
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    Pic from a few minutes ago - very light/bright green
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    Ok so I’m not crazy. Guy at the pool store was like “nah you don’t need that” and just said most people use the ones with the straight pipe on the top. Still can’t understand when the one with the straight pipe on top makes sense to use, given the need to have the hose primed before connecting.
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    Question - given the amount of debris in the pool and the quick clogging up the DE filter, is an option to vacuum with the pump on recirc first, allowing me to maximize suction in order to vac the larger debris and catch in the skimmer baskets? Once I feel like I've removed a good deal of the...
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    So basically get a 1 micron bag and attach to one return, closing off the other return. Then vacuum, letting skimmer basket catch the big debris and this smaller bag on the return catching the rest? Pump set to recirculate so no water flows into the DE filter, just to to bag? Just so I’m...
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    2 returns 2 skimmers 1 main drain
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    I can vacuum to waste. If I do that should I put the hose in the pool and add water as I vac out? I’m about an inch below the top edge of the skimmers now. Just don’t want to take the water down too much or disrupt the water chemistry that I just spent all weekend getting my arms around, unless...
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    Don’t think I need a particular brand. 25lb at local pool store was $20. I’ll have to check Walmart when I go back.
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    Need a pump motor recommendation

    Motor on our existing Hayward pump is struggling. It was seized up when we purchased the house last fall, and I managed to break it free (it was heavily corroded) and get it running. Now I need to essentially kick start it every time using my impact driver - just turning the power on results in...
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    No worries - so DON’T run my DE filter without DE inside, correct?
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    Oh interesting. I thought I read that it was bad to run the DE filter without DE material in the grids. So it’s ok to run it clear? Also would have been great to know before chewing through almost $20 worth of DE! That should be stickied somewhere if it’s not already. So following backwash...
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    In my haste this morning i didn’t get a pic. If the wife did I’ll post it, otherwise will have her snap one this afternoon when she’s home. I’m convinced there’s still a good amount of debris in the pool which is slowing the FC and filter progress. Need to continue getting that out and...
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    Wow ok I feel like a dope now. I thought the sock was one of the mesh skimmer socks. Good to know. Would have been better to know before dropping $7 on a 5 pack of them at the pool store! Planning to backwash tonight after work. Pressure in the filter seems to jump pretty quickly from 13 after...
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    New Home - First Pool - Where do I start?

    Cool thanks. Will try to get around to that later and load all of my recent test results.