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    Seeking advice for a new filter

    Thanks Mark. I remember reading on one of these pool forums that people use a little bit of DE in cartridge filter for extra filtering. Was not aware of Jack’s filter fiber but good to know.
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    Seeking advice for a new filter

    Thanks Herman, Yippee, Flying T, and Oly. Looks like two votes are for DE and two for sand. Most reviews do favor DE filter over others because the ability to pick up the smallest particles. However, I am also thinking about ease in maintenance. Herman- existing pipes and spacing is also on my...
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    Seeking advice for a new filter

    Hello all, I need to replace my 20+ years old DE filter (Hayward Micro-clear DE-4800). I am looking for a bigger filter, easy to manage in terms of cleaning/backwashing, and the one that can filter a lot more water in less time. My pool is surrounded by trees and fair amount of debris fall in...
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    Ready to seal coping gap all around the pool

    Last September I posted on the problem of 'how to seal the coping gap all around my pool' and received very useful guidance from several members. I am finally getting around it last week and have started working on the project. I will be using 'Deck-o-Seal' to seal the gap, received the...
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    How to repair/seal gap all around the pool and cracks on deck.

    HiddenRiver, do you remember if any rubber or foam type material was also inserted in the ap between the coping and deck prior to putting in Sikaflex. I was reading an article on the topic which says such material should be used alongside sealing product. Thx.
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    How to repair/seal gap all around the pool and cracks on deck.

    Thank you HiddenRiver, Kimkats, grottoguy, PurplePiggie, and sktn77a. I’ll check out all these products. - - - Updated - - - Sktna77a, luckily there is no leak around that skimmer.
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    How to repair/seal gap all around the pool and cracks on deck.

    Hi Kim and other friends, I checked photo bucket and turned they do still have a basic type of free account. So I signed up and uploaded 3 pictures. Here are all the links: Please let me know if you are able to see the photos. Thanks Marc
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    How to repair/seal gap all around the pool and cracks on deck.

    Hi all, Thanks all for replying. I am keep getting the 'exceed your quota' error while trying to post pictures. I have resized my pictures to the smallest ration but still not working. Do I have to delete the old pictures to free up my quota? but don't see any option to delete old pictures in...
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    How to repair/seal gap all around the pool and cracks on deck.

    Hello all, Please take a look at the photos I have posted. I need some advice as to what would be the best way to repair (or seal): 1. The cracks in concrete around the skimmer area. 2. The gap that goes all around the pool. Water is seeping in freezing during winter and pushing the tiles...
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    Not sure if the pump suddenly died or there is an electrical problem

    Hi Roger, I was able to go through the steps and have completed the tests to check the power. It is now confirmed there is power at the motor. Since this is a 15+ years old pump & motor, it would be better for us to replace the entire thing instead of just replacing the motor. Thanks again for...
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    Not sure if the pump suddenly died or there is an electrical problem

    Roger, Thanks a lot for taking out time and writing such a generous note. These details are very helpful. I will start with downloading the pump manual and then move forward step by step as you have explained. I will report back soon. Thanks again.
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    Not sure if the pump suddenly died or there is an electrical problem

    I bought the non contact voltage tester (Klein Tools NCVT-3) to check the power at the pump but it didn't help me. I am not getting any signal where the cable is going in to the pump or the entire length of the conduit to the switch in the electrical box. The cable is made of rubber type of...
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    Not sure if the pump suddenly died or there is an electrical problem

    Thanks a lot AftonJeeper. I will get that non contact tester and check for power at the pump. Please see attached photo of the pump, I think the best spot to check would be where that thick cable on the right side is going in to the pump.
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    Not sure if the pump suddenly died or there is an electrical problem

    As I have been doing everyday this summer, yesterday afternoon I turned on the pump switch from the box. There was a slight sparking sound (like zzzzzzz ), pump ran for a second and then all quiet. I turned the switch on and off a few times to check but nothing happened. This Hayward...
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    PH is not going down and have cloudy bluish water

    Maddie - Good point, thanks. Needsajet - Thanks for further clarifying. Sorry to see Australia lost to England today in champions trophy. Let the SLAMing begin!!
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    PH is not going down and have cloudy bluish water

    Hi guys, Thank you very much waskydiver, Richard320, and needsajet for your input. I am very sorry for being MIA, was held hostage by work. Any ways, a little background, I am a pool owner for only two and a half seasons and therefore still have lot to learn. I was not doing SLAM. For the last...
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    PH is not going down and have cloudy bluish water

    In-ground Gunnite Pool/35000 gal. The water was green when the pool opened on 6/2. Poured in 5 gal. liquid chlorine and ran filter for 24 hours. The first reading after 24 hours was as follows: FC=5, PH=9, ALK=120, CYA=100, and water was still green. On 6/3 added 4 lbs. of dry acid to lower...
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    Not sure about Pool Closing Chemistry

    BoDarville and pwrstrk thanks a lot for responding, Here are the test results: Before shock - PH 7.3, Alk 90, FC 0.5, TC 1, CC 0.5 After shock - PH 7.5, Alk 100, FC 5.0, TC 5.0, CC 0 Haven't bee doing CYA test as it is not available in my test kit (I think). I bought chemicals at Leslie's...
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    Not sure about Pool Closing Chemistry

    In-Ground Gunnite Pool POOL size: 40,000 gal Filter: Hayward, DE-4800 No Heater I am in central Jersey. I will have my pool closing/winterization next week by a company. I am however taking care of the chemistry. I am not understanding a few things: 1. What does it mean by bringing the pool...
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    Unsure of the Saftey of the Underwater Pool Lights installed in 1989

    Thanks a lot Richard, jblizzle, and wgen. You guys have been very helpful.
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    Unsure of the Saftey of the Underwater Pool Lights installed in 1989

    Thank you gwegan. Will post new pictures shortly. - - - Updated - - - Ok this is what I see 1. Deck box at shallow End: • Has 3 pipes coming in to it from the ground. • The center pipe has a thick black insulated wire. There are 3 thin wire within the insulation of that thick wire, black...
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    Unsure of the Saftey of the Underwater Pool Lights installed in 1989

    Thanks again Richard and Jblizzle. I believe now it's making a bit more sense to me. So the wires from the light fixture in the pool and the wires from the panel (running underground in the pipe) are connected at the deck box. If that connection is cut at the deck box, electricity won't flow to...
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    Unsure of the Saftey of the Underwater Pool Lights installed in 1989

    Thanks a lot Richard and Jblizzle - you guys are right on the money, here are the pictures of those deck boxes. As you can see the previous owner ripped them for whatever reason. I am new to pool ownership and just started to learn the associated terminology, so please bear with my ignorance. I...
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    Unsure of the Saftey of the Underwater Pool Lights installed in 1989

    There are two underwater light fixtures in our in-ground pool (built in 1989). The pool was covered up by previous owner and not in use for over 10 years. We got it cleaned up and started a few weeks ago. Both lights are not working. The light at the deep end still intact with no apparent...