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    LED lighting replacement - covers coming apart

    Hi All, Continuing maintenance on our pool - three years old - in ground. We have two LED lights - photos show cover and ring that have detached from one - the other is close to the same and both show some rust or corrosion on the multiple screws around the LED container. Can these be...
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    Two Speed Hayward pump making noise and not starting on high speed

    Hi All, Well, end of summer woes ... 3 year old Hayward system. Been gone for 10 days - went out to add some tabs to the system, and then hit the Filter button in service mode - but, the pump made a humming noise - tried a couple of times. Got it to start once, but only once out of 10...
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    Low Inlet Pressure to Hayward 400K natural gas heater

    Hi All, Second thread this week :) Hayward 400K BTU heater, house/pool/heater built 2017/2018. Had trouble getting the gas heater to stay lit when we first moved in so took it apart to clean everything. Dust and dirt, but no other indications of issues, so put it back together and fired up...
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    Hard wired remote for Hayward ProLogic controller? Which one? Expandability?

    Hi All, Got distracted for awhile - but, getting tired of walking outside around house every time I want to adjust something on my controller. Had a previous thread started when I was going to go the wireless route, but determined I can run wire without too much trouble - and, I only want one...
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    Should this plumbing be simplified?

    Hi All, This is my sister's small pool. She just had the pump/motor replaced. While there, the fellow noted this U shaped bit of plumbing should, at some point, be simplified. It has worked OK for about 15 years ... any thoughts on what should be done - if anything? Anything inherently...
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    Gravity overflow drain - after water is outside, then what?

    Hi All, Just bought a house with an inground, fully screened, gunite pool with a gravity drain on one end supposedly to maintain level during rains. It is placed about 2/3 the way up the tile course around the waterline. After noting the lack of draining, I called and spoke with the pool...
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    SWG vs chlorine vs bromine?

    Hi All, My neighborhood in northern Florida has an adult pool and a kiddie pool. The adult pool is probably 100,000 gallons and the kiddie pool about 25’ circular. Both in ground, gunite. Both about 13 years old. Some of the community has SWG pools and believe this is the right solution for...
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    Hayward ProLogic Wireless automation?

    Hi All, I am reposting on this topic - got busy on other things and now getting back to the pool - I know, I know, opposite of what my priorities should be! Have a 2018 in-ground pool with Hayward ProLogic 4 controller - I think it is a P-4 not a P-4, but not sure ... have a gas heater, no...
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    Hayward ProLogic controller and wireless remote

    Hi All, Just bought circa 2018 house with unground pool - Hayward ProLogic 4 relay controller. I want to be able to control the pool equipment from inside the house, or on the covered/protected back porch. The "match" for the 4 relay controller, is the 4 relay remote control (remote and the...
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    Pentair Warrior SE startup ... no movement ... feeling pretty dumb ... help?

    New Pentair Warrior SE ... It’s in the pool, power working, including flashing LED on the cleaner, and pump running with strong flow to the surface. It is not moving ... am concerned with pump running on it but no movement. There is no mention of a test sequence in the very basic manual...
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    30x20 kidney shaped, fully caged ... confused about Dolphin models

    Hi All, Spent a couple of hours reading on a Dolphin products, but still not really clear ... my previous pool was built about 15 years ago and a separately plumbed cleaner with a separate pump ... things have changed, I guess. Just moved into two year old house with kidney shaped pool, dual...
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    Existing pool at new house

    Hi All, Been three years since my last post - moved to another state and just recently bought a two year old house with a pool - finally! Last pool was 20x40 with a 10’ deep end - new pool is about 12x30 with a 5’ deep end. Last pool had a wired remote panel - new pool has no remote control...
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    New in ground pool - Hayward pump making lots of noise and high pressure

    Hi All, Don't know if they are related - visiting a friend in SC with new house, new pool, etc. Bit of a backup in getting the pool folks out - not sure it has ever actually ever operated. Hayward pump making lots of noise - sounds like from the impeller section. Standard plumbing. Pump and...
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    Pool filter options - South Carolina new gunite saltwater pool with replaceable filter

    Hi All, Good friend of mine - she just built very nice house in Myrtle Beach community. It is irregularly shaped and converts out to about 12 x 15, 3-4 feet deep. She usually goes first class on everything, and maybe I'm dated a bit, but my pool had a sweet DE filter that was easy and...
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    Pentair motor or pump or both replacement - loud squealing and no pumping

    Hi All, Different pool from my older posts ... in Florida ... sister's pool ... 10 years old with original equipment. Pentair 1 hp motor. Her pump started making a horrific squealing noise - sounds like a bearing is gone. I tried to isolate whether he sound was coming from the motor or the...
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    Need help on initial sizing, equipment and finish on pool in Myrtle Beach

    Hi All, My friend is building a house with a gunite pool in Myrtle Beach - I've had a pool, so she has asked me to offer suggestions on some basics - unfortunately, it's been awhile since we built ours and picked equipment. I have gotten enormous help over the years from the many pool owners...
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    Tarp type cover with water bags ...when to pump or lave pump on the cover?

    Hi All, Sad time of year ....built the pool seven years ago. 20x40 and 10ft at the deep end with above ground side spa. Northern Virginia location. I considered getting a tensioned cover (looploc, mcewen, etc) this year, but, again, decided to avoid the $3500 expenditure. So, pulled out the...
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    Still have a bit of iron at waterline ...

    So, about 3 years ago, I screwed up and refilled in ground unite pool from the wrong hose ...yeah, the one not connected to the water treatment system that remove iron and metals ...pretty quickly got an iron waterline stain. I used ascorbic acid ...got it in 2 pound bags ...still seemed...
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    Closing soon ...advice on floating cover source/size?

    In ground, 19.5' x 42'. Floating cover I had for six years finally deteriorated, but worked well and I threw the old cover away last year, but didn't measure it ...duh. Could I get some recommendations from those of you who have been through this recently? - best size? - source and...
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    Gunite pool and spa winter closing question

    Location is northern Virginia ... Lingering question is whether I need to or should fully drain the large spa that shares plumbing with the pool ... It is proud of pool by about two feet of water level and is about three feet down into the ground. All gunite and stone. Do I need to fully drain...
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    Pentair paper filter vs Hayward 1005 Navigator

    So, visiting mother and sister in north Florida ...they have small gunite pool with pretty simple system - single pump for filter system with Hayward 1005 Navigator. I had no previous experience with it and they didn't have much knowlegdge of operations. Navigator was getting stuck on the main...
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    Slip fit "insider" return eyeball questions

    Pool is about 5 years old ... has associated above ground gunite spa that uses the same pump as the pool. I read as many posts as possible, but haven't found a clear answer :-) Spa has six 1 1/2" return outlets - all are standard white PVC slip fit (insider) variety without pressure adjustment...
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    Closing (Winterizing) a Pool/Spa in northern Virginia

    Hi All, New guy here ... had pool for 4 years and did my own winterizing with no freeze damage issues, but still looking for better ways to winterize - while I don't really worry all winter, I do have moments when temps dip to low teens when the anxiety builds. Pool and spa details aare below...