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    Pentair Challenger pump replacement

    Thanks, will reseach tonight
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    Pentair Challenger pump replacement

    Thank you, I'll look into the century!
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    Pentair Challenger pump replacement

    Thanks for your prompt reply. I'd like to try to replace just the motor, but am having a hard time finding one. Looks like an OEM Pentair motor is impossible to find. Are there any aftermarket motors that you would recommend? I have no idea if there are differences in quality/durability and...
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    Pentair Challenger pump replacement

    My Pentair Challenger High Performance pump died (after only 3 seasons), 1.5 hp, Model CFII N1/343234. I'm looking into replacing it myself with the cost of replacing the whole pump being b/w $500-600. I called my pool installer to see how much they would charge for the job, but only received...
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    To SLAM or not to SLAM?

    Thanks Casey! Overnight test in progress. Major overshoot on chlorine. Added the recommended amount of liquid bleach this morning (about one container of 8.25%, no calculation mistakes I'm certain) and tonight FC=14! No problem though, just surprised. CC still zero. So, after all the...
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    To SLAM or not to SLAM?

    Pre and post photos. 12 hours after pool opening. Baking soda and cyanuric acid last night, liquid chlorine this AM, salt this afternoon. Looking good! Hope the photos load as this is my first try. If not...sorry.
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    To SLAM or not to SLAM?

    OK, got home and removed the safety cover, cleaned up some leaves, started up the pump and primed it with DE, started up the automatic cleaner and retested the water after thorough mixing... pH=7.2 Free chlorine =3, what the...?!? CC=0, YeeHaa! TA=30 CYA=48, I can start with that Salt=2310...
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    To SLAM or not to SLAM?

    Thanks zea3. I hope to have enough time this evening to drain some water to skimmer level, prime the filter with DE and get the pump started and retest the water. Hopefully that will allow me to add some CYA tomorrow and maybe some vacuuming in the evening. Then SLAM Saturday AM. Is it the...
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    To SLAM or not to SLAM?

    Thanks Zea3. My apologies...I edited my previous post for typos and ended up adding some questions apparently while you were in the process of posting your response!
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    To SLAM or not to SLAM?

    Thanks Casey and Richard. I tested without circulating only because I just lifted part of the safety cover to get a first look at the pool. I haven't yet had time to commit to opening the pool...manual leaf cleanup, adding DE, and brushing and vacuuming. I did a few weeks ago clean and...
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    To SLAM or not to SLAM?

    I became a new pool owner last summer. I was fortunate to find TFP from the get go and was able to have a truly trouble free pool for my first partial season here in beautiful southern New Hampshire. As I am ready to open my pool for the first time and, after a long and heavy snow season, I...