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    Skim-A-Round Baskets?

    It didn't fit my Pentair S-20 so they sent me another ring....that also didn't fit. My skimmer has little tabs in it that won't allow the rings to seat in the skimmer so it effectively prevents the Skim-A-Round from forming a tight seal. I threw mine in my shed for a backup and bought a regular...
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    Controller for valve actuators

    Thanks, Jim. Could I use a 4 station 24VAC sprinkler timer? Attach one wire to ground, one to "station 1" and one to "station 2"? Would that work? Forgive my ignorance on this........
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    Controller for valve actuators

    I'm looking for a simple controller for a few valve actuators I'd like to install. All the ones I've seen are sophisticated and meant to control the entire pool system, including pumps, filters, LEDs, water features, etc. (Aqualink, Intellitouch...) All I need it to do is activate the actuator...
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    Old pool lighting, help!

    My house came with a pool and I'm slowly fixing all the issues I inherited. I think the pool was put in at least 25+ years ago. I'm now looking at the lighting and trying to get a feel for what I'm dealing with. Any and all help with what I have and what I can do is hugely appreciated!! I've...
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    Can I put flow meter here?

    Thanks, I appreciate it! I could be totally wasting my time/money, but that's what hobbies are all about..... lol
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    Can I put flow meter here?

    Jim, Never heard of that myth. I run my pump the least amount I can to save money. I'm a research chemist at a water treatment plant, so I'm up to speed on water chemistry/disinfection. ;) Mainly I'm curious about my flow rate and pump efficiency and like gadgets, so hooking up a flow meter...
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    Can I put flow meter here?

    Jim: I'd like to plot flow rate vs wattage on the pump at various RPM to see where it's most efficient. Also, I'd like to see approx. how much pump time it takes to circulate my pool. - - - Updated - - - Poolgate: The screw top in the lower right is the check valve. Not sure why I thought the...
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    Can I put flow meter here?

    I'd like to put a FlowVis flow meter in my system and it sounds like you can just replace an existing spa check valve with it. I just want to verify for my system. See picture. Can I put the retrofit FlowVis where the check valve is?