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    400BTU Hayward Heater not coming on…just replaced display & control boards

    Well, just replaced the 2 boards for the infamous CE error and afterwards, everything worked fine. See thread link below. I set into bO (bypass operation) and heater worked fine again. I just tried running it and nothing happens at all. It says on display as shown in pic. What do I need to...
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    Ignition Control Board Part Question? Part # FDXLICB1930 Kit

    Getting ready to swap out the control panel board and display board. The display board is EZ-PZ. Based on enclosed pic, what is the white plastic piece at 9 O’clock? Also, besides just following common sense on plug, terminals & wiring swap/outs, are there any steps i need to be aware of to...
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    [I now have all the new heater parts] Is this new heater board part defective?

    Hello to all, Just received a heater display board for Hayward’s famous CE error. Upon inspection, noticed there’s a distinct raised area that’s “bubbled” and still seems to be soft. (See arrow that shows the start of the bubbled area). The portion lower of this area is both flat and dry...
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    Nbors pool is full of green algae

    My nbor obviously has an issue w chemistries, mainly bc their “pool person” has used pucks for yrs. I had him drain 1/2 of his 14-15K gal pool to lower CYA, then add 3 gals of bleach as his fills his pool, and i instructed w hose. He filled it from the water source that comes from the tile...
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    Hayward Heater H400FD error codes: Sb & CE errors

    Well, the Hayward heater won’t come on now. I lived w error but now it won’t even work. Sb = keypad button stuck closed error CE = Communications Error I’ve enclosed the error codes and their definitions . Thank you for your help, tstex
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    Composition of CL powder

    First. Happy 4th to all… Next, received a call from my nbor yesterday that their pool looked green..they’re OOT and have cameras. Yes, pool water was full of algae and also had lg patches of algae growth on steps, sun shelf, flr, etc. They had a lg bucket of pucks and smaller one of what he...
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    Recommendation on robot

    Hello to all my nbor needs to buy a new pool cleaner and i told him instead of Polaris type, to get a robot. He asked which one? I believe the choice of robots here a Dolphin make, but which model? Seen them from $595 to $1995. also, what sponsor from the forum should i refer him? Pls let...
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    Chemistries & rain

    Hello to all, Anyone in the Tx areas w 7-10” of rain in May (or other high rain areas), had trouble w keeping your FC in Ck? I usually keep it in the 4-5 ppm but it’s been 1 many times lately. Anyone else dealing w diluted FC? thx
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    How many gallons to drain

    Hello to all, my brother is changing from pool stores & pucks to TFP & no pucks he got a Taylor test kit and readings were off the chsrts: CYA: 160-180 TA 220 FC 5 CC 5 TC 0 pH 8 w a 10,000 gal pool, how many gallons should he drain to reduce CYA to 50-60 range for now? he had a mustard...
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    Post freeze protection start up

    First, thanks to all that have been helping us newly iced pool owners in and around Texas. While it was 10 degrees here, it was 25 degrees in anchorage Alaska.. Next, my filter, pumps and heater are water free. I’ve always filled my filter 1/2 full b4 firing up filter pump. My back is a...
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    Emergency help

    My power went out and I’m draining filter and pumps but my above ground spa is draining too slowly via pump how can i stop it ? Is there a manual override on actuators
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    both pumps been running for 24 hrs under freeze warning and have 2 days to go

    Hello, I feel guilty running a Super II Pump and VSP round the clock when we are having rolling blackouts. Freeze warning was made, I believe for 10-12 hr cycles, not 3-4 days straight. Therefore, to empty lines, I was going to turn off pumps, then shut off breakers...open pressure relief...
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    pH, pumping running continuously during freeze warning

    Hello to all we are experiencing below 34 for 48+ hrs. My scupper pump snd filter pump (spa spiller too) are both running a lot and i know the aeration is going to raise pH thru the roof. Any thoughts or suggestions on how to best manage the pH ? thank you and i wish all of you the best that...
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    a new pool plaster job question

    Hello to all, My nbor is having a pool built and they started the plastering this morning. They were about 1/3 done and are packing up their gear? When our pool was done, and others that I know, have been plastered all in one installation process. Ques: Are there any structural or...
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    Is this feasible ?

    Hello to all, Have some nbors that are having a pool installed and the coping is a 1" thick tumbled travertine, a light greyish color. The edge of the travertine on the pool side is squared w an overhang. They really didn't want [or know to ask at this point] a sq'ed edge and would have...
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    Options for waterproofing electrical cord

    Our Hayward robotic shark has a tear in the insulating wrap of the power cord where it attaches to the shark. Pics enclosed. i had left the shark in the water for 4-5 days straight and it worked fine for 4 hrs before i pulled it out. So nothing yet re electrical short. Also, the cord has...
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    My Hayward H440FD has an error code of Sb, which is indicated in the enclosed pic. The Service light is also lit. The error code for Sb states: Keypad button stuck closed error=If one of the keypad buttons is closed (or pressed) for more than 30 s the error code will be displayed but the...
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    Liquid CL efficacy ques

    Hello to all, I fill two 5 gal containers of 12.5% bleach and if I do not vent them by leaving the cap unscrewed just enough to allow excess gas to escape, then the plastic containers start to bulge. I keep them in the utility room and when someone shuts the door and the dryer is running, it...
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    Is this possible?

    During the TS Beta, we had almost a foot of rain [11.8"]. I forgot to turn on my VSP overnight to low to keep the water circulating. I also had about 200-300 earth worms make it into the pool overnight. The next morning the pool water looked kind of a light green like an algae bloom in the...
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    Calcium build-up on spa spillover

    Hello to all, First, like to wish our Louisiana nbors a speedy recovery from H Laura.... Next, our spa spillover seems to keep getting Calcium build-up in one sm area. The recent Ca reading was 225 and I keep the pH in the 7.5- 7.8 range. I took a flat-head screwdriver about 2-3 mo's ago and...
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    VSP not priming issue

    Hello to all and hope everyone is safe, When my VSP came on yesterday morning, I could see the vol of waterflow over the spa spillover was not correct. Went to the equipment pad and noticed the VSP was pulling about 50% of the normal water at first, then dropped to about 20-30% over 30-45...
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    3" pucks for CYA needs over time

    Hello to All, I have never bought CYA and try to obtain my CYA from pucks while getting a break from adding liquid chlorine. I keep my CYA from 40-50ppm and in the summer, more is required bc of UV breakdown and pool usage. Any recommendations on brand and vendor? thanks
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    Replacement of check valve flapper

    Hello to all, Need to replace the ckeck valve flapper that separates the back flow from the puck dispenser to the heater. I only use pucks when needing to increase my CYA. The first pic is the ck valve, the second pic is an overall pic w Ck valve just right of the heater and left of the...
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    Jandy ck-valve cover/flapper replacement, corrosive.

    Hello to all, I ordered this "Jandy Ck-Valve" in Dec 2018 and now I believe it was a knock-off even though it stated "Jandy" in the order. Here's the product description: Jandy 7305 Pool/Spa Plumbing Swing Check Valve 2''-2.5'' It seems the gasket portion around the flapper-door is coming...
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    Could not get spa light to fully seat flush in wet niche

    Hello to all, So I drained my spa tper Marks instructions and drew down the water till about the lower 3rd of the spa light niche. I easily removed the light by unscrewing only the 12 o'clock screw. I packed the ground and the main LED electrical romex w pool putty per instructions / while...
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    Are my 3 LED lights to GFCI Code?

    Hello to all, I'm starting a new thread that originated from the one below to determine water pump flow & if my spa light niche is leaking? https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/how-to-get-my-vsp-to-pull-water-from-spa-to-pool.203080/ The first pic is my pool breaker panel and the second...
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    How to get my VSP to pull water from Spa to Pool ?

    Hello to all, [Correction: Title should read: "How to 'get' VSP to pull water from Spa to Pool" Allen has been helping me w troubleshooting a leak in my spa. A PB stated that most leaks are from the light niche, but I am not 100% it is the light niche. So, I might have to see if one of the...
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    Leaking spa

    Did the bucket test and about .5" delta btw bucket and spa level. I asked a pool builder what he thought and he stated: "I would say light niche is leaking. Very common." What is involved in fixing a leak at the light? Here's a few pics of the spa light Thank you, tstex
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    when bleach goes bad

    hello to all my wife bought some splashless bleach way before this C-19 issue and it;s been in my barn sheds bc I was going to use it there to remove mold...I looked inside and it has coagulated white XXXX inside jug.. what is this that is now suspended inside? It is what makes it splashless...
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    getting dye to bottom of spa

    Hello to all, Hope everyone and their families are all safe and doing well. Need to perform a leak test at the 2 drains and light of my spa. Cannot get the dye to these levels w any concentration to discern if I have water movement or not? I have 8 jets/returns and was able to see that no...