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    cost of SWG vs manual liquid chlorine

    greetings salt people. :) So I'm wondering is there a cost savings here for SWG over manual dosing, or is this just a preference/convenience thing? I'm wondering because I've always done my own pool using liquid chlorine 10% and use maybe 40 gal/yr and $3.50/gal or say $150, plus of course...
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    Pool filter loses prime when shut off

    I see you have a polaris 360 for your cleaner, but what is that thing in the background that appears to be attached to the skimmer? Have you tried pulling that off? Have your tried positioning your suction valve at the pump to either 1 of the two positions rather than at some midspot it seems...
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    fluctuating PSI and unable to prime - replace pump/motor?

    It could be your pump, but it could be some sort of blockage also that is preventing the full flow from being achieved. Have you inspected your pump impeller? That's what I would do first. You can probably free turn the impeller thru the basket inlet opening using your (small) hand and make...
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    Pump Motor Overheating - High Amps

    Just curious, but where are these motors being sourced from? Are they brand new? rebuilt? I think these motors have a voltage change plug, an internal wiring block and the two line leads coming out of the motor casing which you would connect to your power source with twist on connectors...
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    Spa Jets have zero pressure...Why? (Pictures of pool/spa)

    ya I agree. You need some better shots of your return plumbing. I assume since all the valves appear to be manual, you know how to set them for your spa? Can you set them that way and take pics? I can tell you right now why your spa is draining during the day. The pool cleaner suction line...
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    alternative to WFDS-24 115v 2 speed pump?

    Guess I'm going to answer my own question here. It looks like the Jandy Stealth dual speed SHPF 1.02 220V pump fits the bill. I plugged it into mas985's spreadsheet using the CEC data and it gets almost the same cost savings per month to the whisperflo pump. Price of pump is about the same...
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    alternative to WFDS-24 115v 2 speed pump?

    Ques for the pump gurus: I have determined that the whisperflo WFDS-24 115V 1HP pump is perfect for my older pool application. It fits my older exisiting 1.5HP pump curve quite well. I'm not really interested in spending another $450 on an Intelliflo VS pump since my needs are minimum. (ie...
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    Pool pump noise

    If your husband is handy as stated, then bearing replacement is not all that hard. You just need to be careful not to damage the motor shaft and use a brass hammer or block when tapping bearings in or tapping on the shaft. Some info on repairing your pump/motor can be found here...
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    Help for humming pump

    pump humming and tripping the breaker is usually the starting capacitor on the motor is shot. Turn power off to the pump and see if you can turn the shaft of the motor freely by hand. (assuming you have access). If you can, then it's probably the capacitor. If you can't, then your motor...
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    pool filter leak; newbies buying the house need help

    The vent screw is not usually a relief valve or anything. It's just a manual valve that is opened after re-assembling the filter after it has been cleaned to release any air and get the pump and filter fully primed. For older filters, the o-ring on that vent screw usually degrades from age or...