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    Direct replacement for MPRA6E-205L?

    I replaced the motor, shaft seal, and o-rings last week, but the assembly is still very loud compared to what it used to be. I'm attaching a video below. Is there something else (impeller, diffuser, etc) that would be causing this noise?
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    Direct replacement for MPRA6E-205L?

    Photos attached… is it the C48* number on the white barcode label? Thanks!
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    Direct replacement for MPRA6E-205L?

    Our pool is just about 11 years old and things are starting to need replacement. We just did the liner and now I feel the STA-RITE MPRA6E-205L pump is on its last leg. It’s getting louder and the output doesn’t feel quite as strong as it used to. Is there a direct replacement for this pump...
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    Water level dropping ~1" every 8-10 hours...

    Ok, I'll continue to let it drop and call someone to take a look. If it ends up being the two main drains, I guess I'll be in the market for a new liner. :cautious:
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    Water level dropping ~1" every 8-10 hours...

    This weekend I noticed the pool water level dropped quite a bit overnight. The following night I marked the water level with the pump off and checked first thing in the morning. It dropped at least an inch overnight (pump off, no swimmers, no nothing). There are no visible leaks coming from...
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    Want to replace 100% of my water

    I like that idea! I had thought of directing downspouts in to the pool (with inline filters), but have yet to take any action. Did you bury your tanks?
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    Want to replace 100% of my water

    That is certainly an option. :) I think I pay about $260 for 6000 gallons... so close to $800 total. Part of the reason I started thinking about total replacement was my repeated failed attempts at handling the issue with chemicals; it was starting to add up and my spirit was headed in the...
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    Want to replace 100% of my water

    Sorry for the delayed response (busy weekend!). The liner will be 10 years old this summer. It has faded a bit, but there are no tears, leaks, etc. As for which sequestrants I've tried... I've used Jack's Magic Purple and Natural Chemistry Metal Free. I did the Jack's Magic stain test...
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    Want to replace 100% of my water

    I've been fighting metal issues in my pool for the last several years. I feel the amount of metal in the water is too high and I'm tired of trying to manage the staining. I tried replacing as much as I could last year (leaving water up to the bottom of the stairs in the shallow end) but that...
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    Time to replace water? Orange stains, again

    I had that very thought of taking the heater completely out of the picture. We turned it on the first day we had it (June 2010) to make sure it worked, but never again after that. Thanks!
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    Time to replace water? Orange stains, again

    My iron problem has been getting worse over the last few years. Our water is dull and lifeless. I miss the days of crystal clear water. I don't know what to pin it on, but my area does have high levels of iron in the water. Note: I haven't used hose water to fill the pool in years. At the...
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    PAL 2000 not working correctly. Options?

    That's part of the issue... they're all out of sync now. Two of them are just stuck on the cycle mode (except it's more like a freak out than a normal cycle).
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    PAL 2000 not working correctly. Options?

    Our pool lighting consists of three PAL 2000 multi-color lights. When power is supplied to the lights, they quickly cycle though the various colors. I like to call it "epileptic mode." I can toggle the power all I want... they never work correctly. I don't know how these fixtures are put...
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    What is going on here? Stains returned after treatment

    That is helpful, thank you. I will start with a iron test kit and see what I'm dealing with.
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    What is going on here? Stains returned after treatment

    We are not on well water, but our town water is notorious for high iron. When we built the house, a lot of our plastic (tupperware, clear cups, etc) started to stain orange. I just ran a test: FC: 1 CC: 0 pH: 7.2 TA: 140 (what!?!?!?) Salt: 3200 My water is super cloudy now. I'm getting...
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    What is going on here? Stains returned after treatment

    Forgot to report back! The stains lifted as I slowly raised the FC. :) Unfortunately, the SWG raised the FC a bit too much (5-6) while we were away on vacation last week and I returned to a lot of staining. The steps were orange and the spots around the liner also reappeared. I'm...
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    What is going on here? Stains returned after treatment

    I'll try that, thanks!
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    What is going on here? Stains returned after treatment

    This spring I've been trying to tackle an staining issue in my pool. Over the last few years we noticed an orange stain starting/growing, and when I opened the pool this year I hit my breaking point. The water was no longer blue and had no shimmer. After a lot of reading I dug out my...
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    Rear drain options on Sta-Rite S7M120 System:3

    Greetings! I have a Hayward SP0728A valve on the back drain of my filter housing. It's sort of a pain to use and I was wondering if there was better alternative? The one that's in there has a small crack, which has led to a slow drip. If I can replace it with something better, now is the...
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    Green/aqua tint to water - out of ideas

    Oh, that's actually the reflection of the trees surrounding our property. We're surrounded by huge trees and what you're seeing there is the blue sky. Here's the full-res image -> https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EuUC1Xtbc-Q/VW8RqgZvurI/AAAAAAAAGr0/abo0hW3oQcs/s2048/IMG_0378.JPG
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    Green/aqua tint to water - out of ideas

    This is of interest to me... I've noticed the edges of the liner seems to be yellowing a bit. I also have a bit of discoloration on my steps and cove. Is this related to metal in the water? Is the staining permanent? To be honest, I have not researched issues with metal in water. I do...
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    Green/aqua tint to water - out of ideas

    Thank you. We do have high levels of iron in our water here. I haven't filled from the hose yet this year, but I did late last year. Perhaps that is to blame here. I will do as you advised and give it a week. To the other poster... no, I did not use any algaecide. And the pH has been in...
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    Green/aqua tint to water - out of ideas

    Quick specs: 18k gallon SWG pool. My water seems to have a green/aqua tint to it that I can't cure. Upon opening my pool this year, I did my usual routine: 1. install filters used only for first few days of opening 2. keep CF at 14 until overnight test shows no drop in FC 3. replace...
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    Leveling pool equipment concrete slab

    That's not a bad idea. I do have room to excavate and pound some wedges in there. And, I suppose if I did break the slab... I could pour a new one (after properly compacting the foundation!!!). I like the idea of using PT. Could leave them in there with the new concrete.
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    Leveling pool equipment concrete slab

    We've had our pool for about five years now. Each year I've watched our equipment slab slowly sink down on the left side. I've measured it to be about 3/4" - 1" out of level. I don't think much attention was put in to making sure the foundation of that area was well-compressed. It looks...
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    Cloudy Water still

    Water has finally cleared!! We'll do one more OCLT tonight to make sure we are good to go! We just added salt to the water so SWG will be off. Thanks again for the help :)
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    Potential skimmer/piping issue

    We were able to get it out...after trying a few things it was actually a plunger that pulled it out for us. It was not broken and liquid in there was blue. Thanks for the help! And you guys are right...plumbing is 2", not 3"...not sure what I was thinking!