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  1. J

    Treating brown stains in gunite pool

    I followed the instructions on the kit (lowered to recommended levels and dumped 1 full container for 20K gallons) and let it set for the requested amount of time. As the stain had not lifted, I repeated the process with a second dose and let set for the requested amount of time before brushing...
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    Treating brown stains in gunite pool

    The plaster is from 2016 (when the pool was built). Other than the staining, everything looks in good shape. Thanks! I look at picking up the stain kit. I'm working on raising the FC now after the AA treatment (2 weeks ago). Was supposed to keep it low for a while after treatment and then...
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    Treating brown stains in gunite pool

    So we have been dealing with some brown stains in the pool since last season when we purchased the house. We have tried a number of things: Rubbing lemon on spot (no change) Rubbing chlorine tab on spot (no change) AA treatment with Essential Values Swimming Pool & Spa Stain Remover (no change)...
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    Air bubbles and water surging/spitting in pool return jets

    Another update: After switching from Pool to SPA and back I noticed a resurgence of the air bubbles. I replaced the O-rings in that Jandy Valve and now everything is back to normal.
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    Air bubbles and water surging/spitting in pool return jets

    And plastic wrap trick worked. Found the leak. It was in a junction leading from a valve to the pump.
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    Air bubbles and water surging/spitting in pool return jets

    Yes, all the equipment is lower than the water level in the pool. For the suction side plumbing by the pad, I have the following configuration:
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    Frozen bolt on Pentair Intelliflo 2 VST

    All replaced and no more leaks under the pump! Thanks all!
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    Air bubbles and water surging/spitting in pool return jets

    @mknauss I got a Pentair Intelliflo pump O-ring kit and replaced the Diffuser O-Ring, Shaft Seal (both front and rear), Drain Plug O-Rings, and the Pump lid O-Ring/gasket. All of the pumps O-rings/gaskets should be good now but I'm still getting the surging air bubbles. I've got the O-rings for...
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    Frozen bolt on Pentair Intelliflo 2 VST

    I wasn't able to get penetration oil into the threads (a family member nearby had some I could borrow) due to the amount of corrosion on the motor side. The plate looks pretty nasty even without the grommet problem. It was definitely a shaft seal leak. The bolt remained stuck in the motor...
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    Frozen bolt on Pentair Intelliflo 2 VST

    Yeah so about that grommet... it came off:
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    Frozen bolt on Pentair Intelliflo 2 VST

    Thanks! I'll try to get some.
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    Frozen bolt on Pentair Intelliflo 2 VST

    We purchased a house with a pool at the end of season last year and noticed a little water around the pump when running. The pad was always a little wet but there were no visible leaks. Looking into the issue this season it appears there is a leak in the shaft seal. When disassembling the pump...
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    Air bubbles and water surging/spitting in pool return jets

    Oh, I thought you meant the pump housing gasket. Yes, the pump lid gasket is easy. Thanks for the tip with plastic wrap! I can go try that now.
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    Air bubbles and water surging/spitting in pool return jets

    I have installed a new clamp lid for the pump basket and lubricated it's o-ring (the o-ring and lid looked fine). I have checked the pump drain plugs previously but didn't lubricate them. I will go do that now. I have ordered a pack of o-rings for the Jandy valves as I assumed that might be...
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    Air bubbles and water surging/spitting in pool return jets

    Yes, thank you, I knew I forgot something. I have turned off the SWCG (disabled at the control panel and turned off the breaker) and see the same results. I have also bleed trapped air from the filter with the air relief valve.
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    Air bubbles and water surging/spitting in pool return jets

    Another Texan here with damage from the freeze (+ no power for 3 days). All water leaks have been repaired (valves, heater manifold, chlorinator, etc..) and we have gotten the pool up and running (and the water chemistry back on track). Now I'm having an issue with 2 pool return jets (closest...