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    Looking to replace pump...need guidance

    We recently replaced our old pump with the Pentair SuperFlo VS. I will say it was definitely worth it. It replaced an old 3/4HP single speed pump that last season we ran 24/7. We have our SuperFlo wired for 230 but it can be wired fore either 115 or 230. It has an onboard 24 hour clock and...
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    PB discouraging VSP

    I would be willing to bet he’s got inventory he’d like to unload. If it’s lack of understanding on his part, he might not be the right PB for you. We just recently purchased a variable speed pump to replace our relic of a pump. It was a single speed. I’m beyond impressed with how much more...
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    Power/wiring question Pentair SuperFlo VS

    We're trying to get this wrapped up before the 19th when we go on vacation for a week, and have someone house sitting, I'm hoping not to have our friend have to worry about hassling with the old pump till we get back. I did find a Siemens style breaker so if we get that we might end up swapping...
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    Power/wiring question Pentair SuperFlo VS

    So, I have a new Pentair SuperFlo VS pump. We were originally going to wire it to our existing 115v power that the old pump was hooked to. After some research though we decided instead to run a brand new 230 line from our main box to the pump's location. The manual recomends/suggests a...
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    New pump ordered

    I have a new pump ordered and hopefully it'll be here soon. I bought a Pentair SuperFlo VS 1 1/2HP thanks to the advice in my other post. I also ordered a flowmeter to help dial in the RPM's needed to stay within my Sand filter's Max flow rate of 60GPM. We are also going to update al the...
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    What Motor Is This

    The two speeds on your motor are listed in RPM values. top right 3450 or 1725
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    Close main drain and vac port?

    Still learning myself and from my experience, you want most of your water pulled through the skimmer line as it's a large part of circulating the water. If you were to have both open 100% your skimmer suction would be weak and that's your first line of defense against floating debris. I have...
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    Need to replace pool pump motor.

    That makes a lot of sense to me. Initially I was thinking I had to match the motor/pump specs as closely as possible. Because in my uninformed thinking higher HP=faster flow=overwhelming my sand filter. And I had visions of sand blowing out my return jets and killing my sand filter. Doesn't...
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    Questions before opening pool ourselves for the first time

    We have a sand filter as well, and I'm assuming you've done this but wanted to point out the air release valve near the multi-port valve (not the same as the drain plug on the bottom). When you first run the system you want to have that valve open till you get a steady stream of water coming...
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    Pool opening question.

    I ended up switching to mostly skimmer. With them both open my skimmer suction was a bit weak. I switched it to 100% skimmer and 0% drain (had to do some testing as the guy who upgraded the valves didn't label which was the drain and which was the skimmer lol). Then slightly opened the drain...
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    Need to replace pool pump motor.

    Good customer support is worth a lot these days. Of the two brands I am leaning towards Pentair. This thread has put my mind at ease a little as far a s self installing. Even with a professional install the warranties aren't long and from what I can tell are a bit limited. I had also emailed...
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    Need to replace pool pump motor.

    Thank you for the information. My wife's Dad who is an excellent plumber and electrician though he's not an officially licensed one. I'd be confident in his help installing a pump. If I do go for the variable speed pump I'm weighing the pros and cons to the warranty being void for self...
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    Pool opening question.

    Ok this may be a dumb question, but I want to make sure I'm doing things in the proper order. Last season (our first summer) we had the pool opened for us. This year with our pool renovation I'm doing the opening myself. We had swim ready pool water trucked in to fill our inground gunite...
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    Pool leaking from pipes or skimmer

    Best to stay on the safe side. When that thing would fail it would not only be a water mess, it would be dangerous for anyone inside it. That could be an ER visit waiting to happen. You could always get a small inflatable pool to tide the kids over for this season. We put up a decent sized...
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    Need to replace pool pump motor.

    A few issues with variable speed pumps for us. Most of them are $1,000 plus which not really in our price range at this time. Another issue is most seem to be for hard wired 230V wiring. We only have 115V wiring available in our pump's location. Another concern I have is our current pump...
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    Need to replace pool pump motor.

    Ok, so we had our pool renovated and they finished it last Thursday. We had all new coping stones installed, and all new wall tiles. It's a Gunite Pool, that holds 24,000 Gallons. Friday we had swim ready pool water trucked in. So it was anti-climatic going from excitement of having our pool...
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    Pool side movies

    Definitely more research will have to go into it. I was concerned about the throw distance and it's effect on screen size. I'd rather not build a full theater screen next to the pool. While it seemed logical in my mind to set the projector on one side of the pool and project to a screen on the...
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    Pool side movies

    As far as distance I'm probably looking to be able to project roughly 25 feet. The width of the pool is 18' adding about a foot or two towards the garage wall for the screen and maybe 4 or 5 or so on the other side. I've been looking at projectors that can throw around 25' or so. I do know I...
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    Pool side movies

    That's cool, and thanks for the info, definitly looking to not overspend but find the right balance of cost and performance. I looked for the build thread but it wouldn't let me scroll back to 2019. Is your set up a rear projection or are you projecting from the other side of the pool? This...
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    Pool side movies

    This is an idea I've tossed around for a while. I've been thinking about hosting dive in movie nights. My pool is 32' x 18' so I'd use the width to project the movies. One side of the pool butts up to the side of the garage making it a good spot to set up the screen. The opposite side has...
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    Balancing act

    Hoping my test kit will arrive today, it was on back order. Pool is still clear as can be, but I know that doesn't mean everything's balanced like it should be. It'll be nice once I get the test kit and can get a true picture of our pool water. I'm sure thankful to have a pool it's been in the...
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    Balancing act

    An update, the day I posted this thread, I came home and saw my clarity had improved quite a bit, though still not completely clear the difference was noticeable. Yesterday it was even clearer, and today it's crystal clear. I should receive my test kit soon, but in the mean time I feel better...
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    Balancing act

    As a newbie when it comes to pool maint. and chemistry I have to admit I'm struggling to get my head around how it all works. When we opened the pool this year (our first season) the water was surprisingly clear and the chlorine and Ph according to the liquid tests, and the water has stayed...
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    Setting up Pool in App

    We have a Gunite pool as well and the coating I believe it's technically called Marblite but usually referred to as plaster. Vinyl would imply it has a liner.