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  1. paulmaz

    Just installed new cartridge filter, two questions...

    Thanks Jim. I use hairnets as well, and they do capture a bunch of stuff. I will check how it skims now at 1400 and adjust accordingly. I do not have a SWCG. I add chlorine usually in evening. All good info, and basically will save me $$$ on the run time and also the life of the equipment...
  2. paulmaz

    Just installed new cartridge filter, two questions...

    Jim, Marty, thanks for your responses. Honestly when I switched from a single speed to the VS, I just used the default that came with the pump. Can you guys share the schedule you use? I know everyone needs different speeds, times based on there configuration. My goals are the same as...
  3. paulmaz

    Just installed new cartridge filter, two questions...

    @ 3000 is ~12 psi. My normal pump schedule is. (default with pump. seems to work well) 2 hours @3000 8 hours @1400 2 hours @2400 Runs @ 3450 first five minutes while priming.
  4. paulmaz

    Just installed new cartridge filter, two questions...

    Good morning- Finally got around to switching out my old sand filter to a new cartridge filter. The Texas freeze cased some issues with my sand one, so I went ahead and bought the Pentair Clean & Clear Plus Cartridge Filter | 420 Sq. Ft. | 160301. Overall was pretty easy. See pic attached. I...
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  7. paulmaz

    Diverter valve question

    Yeah, you said that originally, makes sense. I see what you are saying, and also about the pipe size. Thanks for the clarification.
  8. paulmaz

    Diverter valve question

    Now I am no graphics guy :) , but this is what I was thinking, based on what James said.
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  10. paulmaz

    Diverter valve question

    This is my VERY BASIC layout with my current sand filter. You can see the backwash pipe in back. This is a 5 year old pic with my old pump, Layout is basically same though. Like you said, I can put the valve on the vertical rise, with the turn going to the new filter, and the straight going to...
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  12. paulmaz

    Diverter valve question

    The pipes coming off my pump is 2.5 outer diameter. The inner diameter of the valve is 2.5. Seems like the right fit. Am I missing something?
  13. paulmaz

    Diverter valve question

    Unfortunately Pentair does not make a 3"-2.5" 3 way. Any other brands you recommend over Jandy?
  14. paulmaz

    Diverter valve question

    OK, just to make sure I understand, I don't have to have the water come in through the side labelled "inlet". It can come in any of the three openings? And what you are recommending is just moving the label right?
  15. paulmaz

    Diverter valve question

    ok, great, thanks everyone. Makes sense. Here is a valve I am looking at. Should I do Jandy? Or Pentair since I am an all Pentair system? https://www.poolsupplyunlimited.com/pool/jandy-4719-pro-series-neverlube-valve/53146p1
  16. paulmaz

    Diverter valve question

    Hi all- This weekend I decided to make the call to move to a cartridge filter. I was working on my very old sand filter and it is just getting old. Probably not the best timing with the post Texas storm run on supplies, but I was able to get the one I wanted. I got the Pentair Clean & Clear Plus...
  17. paulmaz

    Superflo VS - LCD readout went blank

    I have the Pentair VS 342001. I just installed this. It allows me to control it from my phone. It allows for external control of your Pump. https://www.epoolsupply.com/products/pentair-intellisync-pool-pump-control-and-monitoring-system
  18. paulmaz

    Previously Frozen sand filter, now high pressure

    Thanks everyone for your help. I have all the info I need. On a side note, I came across this today. I have been looking for something like this! Works with my pump. Pentair IntelliSync Pool Pump Control and Monitoring System
  19. paulmaz

    Previously Frozen sand filter, now high pressure

    Re: plumbing question. As you can se from attached, I have a VERY basic design (this is an old pic with my old motor and still has booster pump, but essentially same) With new cartridge filter, pretty basic, two connections, one in and one out. Right now, I have a connection for backwash that...
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  21. paulmaz

    Previously Frozen sand filter, now high pressure

    Hey Pat, thanks for the info. How do did you do in the TX storm? any issues? I had no power from from early Monday till Wed. night. We lucked out, no issues in house or pool.
  22. paulmaz

    Previously Frozen sand filter, now high pressure

    The gauge is working. Pressure changes as I change speed of pump. and at top speed, I can tell the motor is working extra hard.
  23. paulmaz

    Previously Frozen sand filter, now high pressure

    Merged threads - TFP Mod Hi all- I am just doing some research. My sand filter is getting pretty old, and I imagine at some point I will have to replace it. I have already patched a whole in tank last year! I am having some issues now because of the TX freeze, but I can get past this in the...
  24. paulmaz

    Previously Frozen sand filter, now high pressure

    Thanks. I bought the house with the pool in 2016 and have not touched the sand. My guess is the PO did not do anything either for a while either. Might be a good time to open it up and check it out. Maybe do a deep cleaning. Is a deep cleaning enough or should I replace the sand? I've heard...
  25. paulmaz

    Previously Frozen sand filter, now high pressure

    Hello, Been a while since I have been on here. Mainly because things have been good. Just like many of us in Texas, I had a frozen pool pump and filter. I tried to keep the pump running but I had no power for almost three days. My basket, exposed pipes, pump, and my sand filter were frozen...
  26. paulmaz

    Is it worth switching from Sand to Cartridge?

    HI all- I have not been on here much this year, which is a good thing because my pool has been great and no issues. I was checking my water bill (which is $233...ouch....we need rain in San Antonio...) and I noticed they are offering a $250 rebate if you switch from a Sand or DE filter to a...
  27. paulmaz

    Dolphin S200 - High Chlorine

    I purchased a Dolphin S200 this Spring, and have been using it and it works great. My question is about using it (or leaving in pool) when Chlorine is high. I just finished a SLAM, and I was maintaining FC of ~12 for almost a week. I left the Dolphin in the pool, and it was running daily. I...
  28. paulmaz

    Robotic Pool Cleaners

    My kids already named the loaner unit we had "Roberta" Wonder if they will keep that name. They get the naming rights!
  29. paulmaz

    Robotic Pool Cleaners

    and I just talked to them...yup...$699, no tax or shipping. plus she will include the extra fine basket. s200. Sold!