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    Floating weir system

    Have an issue similar to yours. Did you find that going 80% on skimmer worked? Thanks.
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    Replace motor?

    Will check it out. Many, many thanks.
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    Replace motor?

    Thanks for advice; hadn't thought of that. By "cover bolt", I'm assuming you mean the one that holds the cover where the power source is connected to the motor itself; at the bottom of the keypad.
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    Replace motor?

    Many thanks to all who replied. Am uncertain how it happened, but the problem seems to have corrected itself. The motor now runs as it should with the settings I put in. All is now well. Thanks, again.
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    Replace motor?

    Have Century V-Green 165 variable speed motor; about 7 years old. Never had an issue until now. Motor randomly stops. When it does, red fault light blinks for about a minute, then motor resumes running at prime speed. Once past normal prime speed , motor runs at the speed for that step &...
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    RPM Timing

    Thank you very much! Your comments make sense & were very helpful. Much appreciated!!
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    RPM Timing

    Have a variable speed pump motor with 3 settings. Doe it make any sense to have different settings for whatever I want the maximum, minimum, standard RPMs to be? If so, when would I set each? meaning would I want the maximum to be when the pump first comes on, or later, etc. OR: does it make...
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    24/7 or not

    I've a Century V Green 165 VS motor and an Aquarite T-15 SWG. At present, the system runs 16 hours a day: 4 hours at 1850 rpm; 6 hours at 1600 rpm; and 6 hours at 1350 rpm. Am toying with the idea of running it 24/7. Some comments seem to indicate this is really unnecessary, inefficient, and may...
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    How to Keep PH Level Stable

    Thanks to all of you!! I added more acid just before I posted. Think I will let PH/TA thing ride as is for a while. Again, many thanks!
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    How to Keep PH Level Stable

    Article was very helpful; thank you. I'm assuming the process you describe precludes aeration, is that correct? Again, thanks for your help. - - - Updated - - - Wow! That's remarkable! How long do you leave this in operation? When we had our pool resurfaced last summer, the workmen did not...
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    How to Keep PH Level Stable

    Seems my PH level is always on the rise. I add the acid to lower it to about 7.6, but then in about a week's time, it creeps back up to above 8.0. This happens even if the TA is within the 60 - 100 range. Some suggestions have mentioned that once PH is lowered to about 7.0 or so, aerate the pool...
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    Pump Housing: Repair or Replace

    OK Installed new housing. It came with an almost microscopic fracture and seeps water. At this point, I'm about ready to just chuck the whole thing, even though the motor is only about 2 years old, get everything upgraded & replumbed, using a unit much like the Pentair 342001 mentioned by pooldv...
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    Pump Housing: Repair or Replace

    Am about to replace the tank housing shown in earlier photographs. Is there a particular order to this process? After shutting everything down & draining water, what & where should I saw first? At the reassembly stage, what should get cemented first, second, etc.? Many thanks.
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    Pump Housing: Repair or Replace

    Thanks to all of you for your suggestions. Think I'll simply replace the tank body, as everything else seems to be working OK; "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach. I know I need to replace the diffuser O ring, the plate O ring & the trap gasket. Is there anything else I ought to replace...
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    Pump Housing: Repair or Replace

    Thanks to pooldv & satpoolman for your helpful replies. The motor on my pump is only 2 years old & seems to work just fine. It is a Century V-Green 165 VS. Would you advise 1)I keep the motor & just find a pump housing that could attach to it; or 2) replace the tank body part; 3) just get a new...
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    Pump Housing: Repair or Replace

    This is a view from the top, if that helps. Again, many thanks.
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    Pump Housing: Repair or Replace

    Thanks for your reply. I'm assuming you don't mean the motor, right? You have any ideas regarding brands? Thanks, again.
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    Pump Housing: Repair or Replace

    OK. Thanks to you all. Will try to post photographs here.
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    Pump Housing: Repair or Replace

    Thanks. I put the photos on Photobucket, copied the IMG code, but when I tried to paste in this post, it would only let me "paste as plain text." There were no other options. I'm at a loss as how to get it to post as a photo. Your advice most welcome.
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    Pump Housing: Repair or Replace

    Tried to post a photograph, but was unable. So will try to explain. Have an older pump housing (I think that's the correct term) that is in three parts. One part is large round disc, about 12 ' in diameter and is attached to the motor. The middle part is also a a large round disc, same size, and...
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    Air in return outlet

    Texas Splash: your comments are exactly what is beginning to circulate through my head. I just realized my own version of OCD is letting this get to me. Enough. The water level in the pool has stayed constant; pump has not lost is prime; & very little water loss in the strainer basket. Please...
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    Air in return outlet

    Air bubbles are back, this time whether suction is from main drain or skimmer. Water level in pool is half way above the skimmer. No vortex in skimmer. I see tiny bubbles when looking through the clear lid into the strainer basket. When I open & close the pressure relief valve on top the filter...
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    Air in return outlet

    Applied caulking to all the areas you mentioned, and it seems to have cured the problem. Can't thank you enough!!
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    Air in return outlet

    It seems to be tiny, so will try some caulking. Many thanks!
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    Air in return outlet

    Thank you Texas Splash. What sort of compound should I put at each joint, valve, fitting etc if I find that it is allowing air to enter? If I decide to just put some sort of compound over all those areas as a preventative measure, should I use the same compound, or another? Thanks very much.
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    Air in return outlet

    Many thanks to all of you! Your advice is most appreciated. I shall apply all of it and post results. Again, thanks very much.
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    Air in return outlet

    Pool doesn't have a door. The skimmer has a round basket in it; and then a round solid plastic floating sleeve inside the basket that stays at water level & collects & holds the stuff from the surface. Should it have a door, as well?
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    Air in return outlet

    Yes. No matter the RPM, the air bubbles happen.
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    Air in return outlet

    Have noticed that when I close the main drain, so only skimmer is sending water to pump, there is a constant presence of tiny air bubbles coming from the return that is at the deep end, nearest the pump/filter. When the skimmer is closed and only the main drain is sending water to pump, there...