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  1. Hal3

    Finding different o-ring part numbers for pentair fns filter standpipe

    Follow up? I may need one in the future!
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  3. Hal3

    Pump leaking - now replacing with VS pump.

    Does anyone have a current opinion on flow meters? I read some previous posts. Best location? H2 Flow Controls FV-C Control FlowVis 2 x 2.5in. Complete Pool Flow Meter and Check Valve https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SAP7SX4/
  4. Hal3

    Pump leaking - now replacing with VS pump.

    I replaced the seal without too much difficultly but the pump is not working very well. I suppose that I could start replacing the bearing and maybe the impeller and other parts but it may be better to just go ahead and upgrade to a variable speed pump. Is this a good choice? I think my pool...
  5. Hal3

    New here

    Welcome! You have come to the right place. There are some posts covering the basics and I expect that you will want to read those. Have fun!
  6. Hal3

    Pump leaking - now replacing with VS pump.

    Not at that location. Water leaks rapidly at the case junction.
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  8. Hal3

    Pump leaking - now replacing with VS pump.

    Good suggestion! I don't think that there is a crack but I will inspect it carefully when I do the repair.
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  10. Hal3

    Pump leaking - now replacing with VS pump.

    Thanks for the prompt replies! I ordered this: Southeastern Accessory Pool Pump O-Ring Seal Repair Kit for Hayward(R) Super II Pump Series 3000X Kit 2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018H5JSVG/
  11. Hal3

    Pump leaking - now replacing with VS pump.

    My pump is leaking fairly briskly. I would like to order parts to repair before I take it apart. Suggestions for the usual suspects appreciated!
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  14. Hal3

    Lowest safe level of CYA/Chlorine

    My comment was somewhat hyperbolic to be sure! Pool owners should care about sanitation primarily and appearance as a secondary objective. In any case, I do appreciate your informed and thoughtful comments. 🙂
  15. Hal3

    Lowest safe level of CYA/Chlorine

    Thank you for the thoughtful comment. From a practical standpoint, pool owners just want to get rid of the algae. Pathogenic bacteria may be killed by low levels of oxidizer in pool water but what about algae? I don't know but I would expect algae in water to tolerate much higher levels of...
  16. Hal3

    Lowest safe level of CYA/Chlorine

    I just came back from the pool store. Guy in front of me had an FC of 22 and complained about a green pool. He was buying a bunch of recommended stuff. No discussion of CYA. I stayed out of it.
  17. Hal3

    Can anyone help me find a 1.5" slip to 1.5" FIP PVC Union.

    Jones Stephens Corp J44-150 Jones Stephens 1-1/2" Ram Bit Socket Saver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HE9YS8/ Very great tool when caught in a jam. https://www.amazon.com/vdp/0b478cdbda1b47fca43032656b86eb5b
  18. Hal3

    Discharge hose sizing

    I ordered this one from Amazon. It is much more durable than the one I replaced. 2" was slightly oversized. I just folded it under the clamp and it works fine. Too small is a no go. 2'' x 50 FT Heavy Duty Reinforced PVC Lay Flat Discharge and Backwash Hose for Swimming Pools...
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  20. Hal3

    Help Removing Pentair 08434 Eyeball Inlet Fitting

    I have a vague recollection of using one of these successfully and a very clear recollection of the cheaper plastic version breaking when I tried to use it. Tool, Eyeball Seat Removal, Metal, Generic Amazon.com : Tool, Eyeball Seat Removal, Metal, Generic : Patio, Lawn & Garden
  21. Hal3

    Jandy valve grease port replacement question.

    After some adjustment the aftermarket parts worked just fine.
  22. Hal3

    Jandy valve grease port replacement question.

    Update 9/5/2021 These are working fine for me now.
  23. Hal3

    Not understanding the lure of robotic cleaners..

    How much does it cost to run the Polaris pump? My electricity is 9.24 cents per kilowatt hour. The Polaris pump is rated at 3/4 horsepower. But, the pump is not running at maximum capacity. I put the Klein clamp-on meter on the power connection while the pump was running. I don't believe the...
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  25. Hal3

    Not understanding the lure of robotic cleaners..

    Excellent point! I had not considered the extra energy cost. That has to add up over the years.
  26. Hal3

    Not understanding the lure of robotic cleaners..

    I'm a Polaris fan. Came with the house/pool. So easy to fix myself with aftermarket parts and supplies. I expect it to last forever.
  27. Hal3

    How to figure out whether/how to do a water exchange?

    CA 1000 out of softener: FYI, I did this once to an old softener and it worked great. I don't know if that is your problem, though.
  28. Hal3

    Jandy valve grease port replacement question.

    Update 9/5/2021 These are working fine for me now.