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    Inground skimmer flapper

    Interesting....I will look into the floating wier. I have hayward skimmers - square tops, wound baskets What i do not understand, under what circumstance would u ever want to close the weir? Winterization maybe? I think i might just remove the Dang thing. Id rather hand skim than fork over...
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    Inground skimmer flapper

    I inspected both the opening and the door itself for any abnormalities - all seems fine. Had the pump at 35 gpm, woke up this am to 0 gpm and a screaming pump 😡. Of all the problems i expected of owning a pool, lack of water was not one of them...
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    Inground skimmer flapper

    I will take another look but it seems pretty good. Again, last night i noticed the pump was crazy loud, i went outside and the flap was closed basically starving the system of water. We did get a ton of rain so im wondering if to high of a water level makes it way more sensitive to closure...
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    Inground skimmer flapper

    Hi All, Can some one explain the usefulness of the flapper on the skimmer other than getting stuck in the up position throwing my pump into priming mode? Several times now my system has shut down because the flapper has closed up starving the pump of water. My water level is half way up the...
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    IC60 output %?

    Hi All, Im a total rookie setting everything up so I am curious what I should set my IC60 output at for my pool, and also for my SPA. Right now, the pool is crystal clear, i have it set to 40% for the pool and 0% for the SPA. I run the filter basically 24x7 at 35gpm (although i’d love to hear...
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    Brand New Pool 1st opening on Monday

    I went ahead and ordered the TF-100 Bundle off of TFTestkits.net. I am really surprised they don't have a halfway decent digital testing device yet. I guess my money is better spent on a robot vacuum :-)…. I will see what happens monday and I will post some readings once I get the test kit...
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    Brand New Pool 1st opening on Monday

    Thanks for the links. I have not bought any test kit yet. I could be wrong but I do believe the pool company owes me one. It could be a total piece of junk so I opted to wait and see what they deliver - if anything. Besides that I was eventually going to research if a digital solution...
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    Brand New Pool 1st opening on Monday

    Hi All, This will be my 1st opening so I want to get this right. I have the pool company coming Monday to remove the covers and reconnect all the equipment. I have a pentair SWG but I never got it operational last year - no salt was ever added to the pool. It was way to late in the season to...
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    Need plumping help

    are you suggesting I am missing a 'flow switch'? or did you mean 'Integrated' into the unit...lol. I do have a bunch of boxes I still have to go through but I assumed it was stuff like the automatic valve actuators, the salt cell. Thanks all for the suggestions....
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    Need plumping help

    Good to know. I suppose I can make sure I get a nice straight run with the heater install just-in-case I need to move the salt cell. That's probably the easiest thing to do....just plan to move it and hope I don't have to. Just concerned about that valve in front of it as well. Thanks!
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    Need plumping help

    Hi All, Had a pool installed late fall, just about to fire it up in about 4 weeks to have a heater installed and to have some landscaping work done. However, I am looking at the plumbing for the heater and the guys that did the filter, pumps, & salt generator did not exactly leave me in a good...
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    Pentiar or Hayward Heatpump

    I ended up going with the Hayward Summit Heat pump. I don't have access to natural Gas. Propane is simply to expensive. basically the same as the Hayward HeatPro 140 with some upgrades
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    Pentiar or Hayward Heatpump

    Hi All, After getting a few inches of snow, what better time to think about a heat pump :-). I've been researching all winter and narrowed my choices down to 3 models: Pentair UltraTemp 140 Hayward HeatPro 140 Hayward HeatPro 140 (Low-Ambient) All my equipment - pumps, automation, filter is...
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    Calculating pool gallons for play pool bottom to search for heat pump

    1) - If you picked a reputable pool company, that's an excellent start 2) - Bookmark TFP - this is like the mother of all support groups when it comes to pools. 3) - Don't forget to donate like I did! I literally just looked and realized I had not - so I did - just now.....WORTH EVERY...
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    EasyTouch 8 & heat pumps

    No gas and propane is a bit expensive here on LI. Not to mention the cost of installing/renting tanks, etc.
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    EasyTouch 8 & heat pumps

    Friendly Bump... What do folks think about using an electric SPA heater (11Kw or 18Kw) for the SPA (450 gallons) and use the heat pump strictly for the pool? How would an electric spa heater integrate with an easy touch 8? I have no plans on using the SPA after OCT and no earlier than MAY...
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    EasyTouch 8 & heat pumps

    Hi All, im finally up and running! Everything is working great thanks to this forum. Now its time to start shopping for a heat pump. Since i have a pentair EasyTouch 8 i was looking at the UltraTemp 140. Does it really matter whoch brand I get? Will i lose any integration if I go with a...
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    Any Heat pump users in the North East?

    I still haven't settled on something as they are just about done finishing pool construction. I figure I have until early spring to decide. I am leaning heavily towards the Heat Pump - UltraTemp 140 to be exact.... $3300 Free ship/no tax. Got Friends/Family to help with the install. If I am...
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    New Pentair Ultra Temp 110 heat pump running in Central, MA

    How is that electric bill holding up? Would you still recommend the heat pump? I am leaning Heavily towards the UltraTemp 140. I do have an integrated SPA so I am concerned about how long it will take to heat 400 gallons to 95+ degrees
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    New Install EasyTouch Electrical

    Jim, you could not have been more right. Installation went smooth as silk, electrician used 2x20 amp and a 15 amp breaker. The only issue we had was the “special” wire for the inteliiflow pump is 2 wire while the manual said it should be 4-wire. However the illustration in the book shows...
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    New Install EasyTouch Electrical

    Thanks Jimrahbe! I have a surge Breaker in my main panel, is that good enough? so as far as I can tell, I need the following breakers: 15 amp - power for the panel 20 amp GFCI - main pump 20 amp GFCI - spa pump + Air blower 50 AMP - for Heat Pump (spring) As far as I understand the...
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    New Install EasyTouch Electrical

    Hi All, I am about 75% through a new inground pool install. So far, things have gone much smoother than I expected. Now that I jinxed myself, my electrician is going to tackle installing the EasyTouch 8 with the IC60 Salt generator. I am hoping to have everything planned out so we are not...
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    Any Heat pump users in the North East?

    Even under PSEG its highway robbery. The estimate I got for propane was $850+Permits fees (Crookhaven town so tack on another $300) for 2 100 gallon tanks, then the cost to install the heater. Guy said I should expect to fill the tanks 2x a season at about $600 a fill - obviously depending on...
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    Any Heat pump users in the North East?

    Hi All, Construction is about to begin, last thing I need is a heater. The pool guy is pushing propane really hard vs. a heat pump - I have no natural gas. He is 100% convinced I will not be happy with a heat pump. So, any heat pump users in the North East? Happy/Unhappy? How's the...
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    which screenlogic package?

    I’m ready to buy my EasyTouch setup. As many have stated it would be silly not to get the tablet/pc integration. However which package should I get? https://sunplay.com/products/pentair-screenlogic-interface-and-wireless-522104 or...
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    IC60 overkill?

    I am going to purchase this: https://sunplay.com/products/pentair-easy-touch-control-system-521150?variant=6881221476387 I believe this has the everything I need and is Phone control ready (next year!). Not bad considering the pool installer quoted me $2300 just for a basic salt system. Now...
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    IC60 overkill?

    Hi All, I am about to purchase my EasyTouch setup. I was originally going to go with the package that has the IC40 but for $100 more I can get the IC60. The pool is a 'Pond' shape that fits inside 21x34 rectangle, and runs 3-5.5 feet deep. Various calculations put it between 28-34k gallons...
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    Concrete vs Panels

    Thank you everyone for the replies & the pics!. After consulting here and with other folks who had pools installed, I went with the concrete with a vinyl liner. The concrete is loaded with rebar so its built like the foundation of a home. Plus the SPA they offer is top of the line - 24 jets...
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    Concrete vs Panels

    Hi All, After months of planning, getting quotes, I am ready to start writing checks. The landscaping company has ideas on using boulders as coping around 1/4 of the pool plus adding a waterfall, slide, etc. Basically lots of stuff along the pools edge. The question I have - does the pool...
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    To Spa or not to Spa - that is the question

    Maybe thats what i am missing. The 9k may include the surround and now that I am thinking about it, the salesmen mentioned the finish work being 2k alone but i just assumed it was extra. Thanks for pointing that out. Still doesnt make it any easier to digest lol but you only do this once, am I...