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    Tornado Cleanup

    Hello, Our neighborhood got slammed by a high EF-2 tornado a few days ago. We were lucky and missed the actual path by a couple hundred feet, some beautiful trees down and stuff, but the rotation pulled everything away from the house, so we're overall ok. Unlike some neighbors who are missing...
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    Where to get DiamondBrite Samples?

    Good idea to just call and ask. Not sure why I didn't think of that.
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    Where to get DiamondBrite Samples?

    I see I can get an entire set of them on their website, but I don't need either an entire sample of 12 colors, or a set of 6 of the same color, although I can do the 12 if I have to. I think we're leaning towards Aqua Blue, but wouldn't mind samples of the rest of the untinted blues. Locally is...
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    Raypak RP2100 Intermittent Issue

    So I checked the pressure switch, jumped the contacts together and it immediately started up. Ordered a new switch, less than $50, give it a shot. It also started leaking a bit once I bumped it around messing with the contacts, which probably isn't a great sign that it's in good shape.
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    Raypak RP2100 Intermittent Issue

    Pressure switch does look like it exists, 062237B, looks like it's available, although not cheap ($50+). When it's not turning on I might try bypassing the switch and see if it starts, in which case that switch might be bad. The way it sort of stutters makes me think it's some sort of switch...
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    Raypak RP2100 Intermittent Issue

    Is there a cleaning/service I can do myself? I'm relatively handy and comfortable working with gas. How much is that going to set me back? @swamprat69
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    Raypak RP2100 Intermittent Issue

    Installed in 87 according to some writing on it. It's inside the pool house, so not exposed, but the muriatic acid is stored in there (other side, but still only a few feet, I wish I had a better place for it). I can try to get a steadier view if that helps, I was trying to check all the burners...
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    Raypak RP2100 Intermittent Issue

    Of course after I say it's usually fine once lit, I went to check the temperature and it had kicked off with the same lights. I got it restarted, as it was restarting it kept kicking on and off really quickly, and once I even saw a bunch of orange go under the burners, looked like a backfire (I...
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    Raypak RP2100 Intermittent Issue

    Hello, My heater is hit and miss this season. Beginning of the season was fine. Last few weeks, when I call for heat, it occasionally stops basically immediately and throws on the Service and Pressure/High Limit red lights. Never tries to light. Cycling just the power to the heater doesn't...
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    Best practices: I am going to be replacing my 500W 120V pool light.

    I have some cheap LED bulb with a bunch of colors from Amazon. Works well as a direct retrofit. You just flip the switch a bunch to choose the color (annoying since I can't see the pool, so this takes two people...). Just realized thought that I don't think it's on a GFCI. What's the easiest...
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    Kyrstalkrete vs DiamondBrite

    Interesting. Very acidic. Some of that gives you a CSI of like -0.7 if you do 7.2, 200 CH. Not sure that I love that. Especially CYA less than 50, with my SWG that's not ideal. How smooth is your finish?
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    Kyrstalkrete vs DiamondBrite

    Hello. We're getting our pool renovated either this summer, or fall (leaning towards no) or next spring. Two PBs suggest DiamondBrite, a third suggest KrystalKrete as their main, but can do DiamondBrite for the same price, they've just used the KrystalKrete longer. The samples look basically...
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    Pump Not Priming on Opening

    Found the issue. Dumb user error (as usual). I left a plug in the inlet pipe just in front of the pump when I installed the pump. Couldn't see it. I was wondering why the water wasn't flowing down that inlet at all when I was filling it. It primed in about 5 seconds once I removed that.
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    Pump Not Priming on Opening

    Thanks for the reply. I'll try the skimmers first, I can do one at a time, so I'll focus on the shallow (shorter run) one first. My main drain can be discharge or suction, but I'll leave it totally off for now I guess. Forgot silicone, I'll see if I have a packet I can use or I'll run to the...
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    Pump Not Priming on Opening

    Not sure what I'm missing. I feel like I struggled a bit last year, but eventually got it. But today it's just not happening for some reason. I've followed all the instructions I can find at various places. I've tried with the pool drain, I've tried with the shallow skimmer. I've tried with...
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    Repair or Replace 2017 Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus

    I gave them a call, waiting to hear back. I'm not sure what to do with the old one. If I don't get the exact same model (which seems unlikely I would at this point) I might try to sell it for parts on Craigslist or something? I dunno. My wife says we can't just abandon it at the pool store, we...
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    DIY Troubleshooting Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus

    New thread here about my options, if anyone has ideas. Thank you @Mdragger88 for saving me a bunch of money. The warranty company gave me $640.
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    Repair or Replace 2017 Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus

    So as a follow-up to this thread about repairing my robot, I have a new question. Special thanks to @Mdragger88 for saving me a bunch of money. I received almost $650 from the extended card services warranty company for the robot. It needs a motor for sure ($300 for parts, $75 for labor) and...
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    DIY Troubleshooting Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus

    Ok, so I have another question I guess. I haven't finished the claim process (waiting on warranty document from Maytronics and the invoice from the pool store) but if I can get them to approve the motor and the cable, I'm at like $640 according to the pool store. The pool store is offering me...
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    DIY Troubleshooting Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus

    Yep, I found it eventually (they don't make it easy, and then they make the wording confusing on the initial thing...). I can't imagine why they don't make it easier, or advertise this stuff after you already have the card... My cable is sort of "shedding" its outer casing a bit, so I'm going...
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    DIY Troubleshooting Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus

    You might've just saved me a bunch of money. I hadn't even considered that (I forget that I even have that coverage). Original warranty looks like it was 30 months (I thought it was a year) and my Visa will extend a 1-3 year warranty by 1 year. I bought it Oct 2017, so I'm just outside the...
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    DIY Troubleshooting Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus

    So it turns out mine was the motor, according to the pool store diagnostic. $400 for them to replace, $300 for the part and I do it myself (and I can't find it cheaper anywhere online). Or they'll give me $100 off a new robot. Which is tempting. $300-400 to still have a 3 year old robot that may...
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    DIY Troubleshooting Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus

    So a couple days ago (luckily JUST after it had finished a final cleaning before I closed the pool, sometimes you do get lucky) my Dolphin just stopped working. It was going along happily in a cleaning cycle, came back and it wasn't moving. Not unusual, at the end of the cycle the light stays...
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    Cannot Find Normal Strength MA

    Alright, thanks for the help folks. Home Depot doesn't show it online, didn't check in store (I'm tired of wasting time driving around to get stuff that doesn't exist, Lowe's showed 24 in stock, actually had 0, I'm amazed at their stock levels sometimes). Leslie didn't show online, but I called...
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    Cannot Find Normal Strength MA

    I can't seem to find any of my usual 31.45% muriatic acid anywhere nearby. Lowe's, Home Depot, pool store, Walmart, Amazon even. Everything seems to now be the "green" low odor stuff which is basically just a weaker version (unlabeled of course) with some other stuff in it to stop splashing and...
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    Stains and Mottling On Plaster - Remove and Prevent

    Hello all, We're getting quotes for tile/coping work to fix some issues on an older (late 80's maybe) Anthony and Sylvan plaster pool. While doing that, we're trying to make the rest of it as perfect as possible. We have some staining and then some off-color mottling all over. Three questions...
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