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    Wintertime electrical disconnect for in-ground pool pump?

    Thanks, guys. Good to know. Luckily, the capacitors aren't that expensive. I wonder if there is somewhere you can get a higher quality capacitor that will last longer.
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    Wintertime electrical disconnect for in-ground pool pump?

    I have an in-ground pool with a 1HP Hayward Super Pump. It was brand new 3 years ago and last year, it started having intermittent trouble starting (hums and trips the breaker). I picked up a replacement start capacitor which should fix the issue for this season but I suspect that the reason...
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    New spa w/ Frog system - low PH and TA

    I just got a new spa with a built-in Frog system and the PH and Total Alkalinity are very low. Should I try to raise the TA first or the PH? Are borax & baking soda safe to use for raising PH and TA with the Frog system? Is there a guide and chemical calculator for spas like there is for...
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    Do you ever need to change filter sand?

    I didn't have much luck with the "deep cleaning". The sand was fairly filthy with what looks like lots of small bits of decomposed leaves. My filter is the S200 and it has the in/out lines on the side. I wasn't able to find a valve position that allowed me to fill the filter with water and...
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    Do you ever need to change filter sand?

    I know sand doesn't go bad, but it could get coated with oils that don't some off with water or contaminated with particulate matter that doesn't float and can't be easily flushed to the top. That's my main concern, I guess. I'm going to try to clean it this weekend and I'll post back if I...
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    Do you ever need to change filter sand?

    I purchased my house about 3 years ago. It has an in-ground pool that was built in 1980. It has a sand filter, which I believe to be a Hayward S200. I can't find a model number, but it looks exactly like the pictures I find online. I have no way to be sure, I believe that this is the the...