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    Water and debris on automatic pool cover

    Hi all, I got my Coverstar pool cover installed but I’m trying to figure out what to do with leafs and pine needles mixed with water that collects on the cover. I have a pump that pumps the water off the cover but how do you deal with the sticky pine needles and leaves on the cover? Cleaning...
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    Air bubble in strainer basket - normal?

    Is sillicone lube for pool different or same as normal sillicone based lubricant?
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    Air bubble in strainer basket - normal?

    Hi Zea, Thank you! This forum has been valuable resource and help. Answers: 1)filter is Hayward 30” sand filter 2)at max speed, I can’t tell if there is vortex. I see a lot of small air bubbles 3)I haven’t tried putting sillicone pool lube. This is a new install (2months). Should I try this...
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    Air bubble in strainer basket - normal?

    Hello all, I got my pool built recently. My friend mentioned I had air in my strainer basket and indicator of air leak. Here is the video: You can see Pentair 3hp intelliflow with strainer with air bubble running at full speed and Pentair 1hp pump with no air bubble. questions: 1. Is this...
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    New pool, spa jet pump lost prime and won’t prime

    Thanks. If the pool guy said “it will lose water slowly if you don’t turn on the pump regularly”. Is he full of it?
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    New pool, spa jet pump lost prime and won’t prime

    Hi mknauss, Thanks. If pump was primed and working a week ago, it should not lose prime after a week of non operation even pump is shut down?
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    New pool, spa jet pump lost prime and won’t prime

    Hi, new pool installed. Spa jet has 1hp Pentair Superflo dedicated to four jets. The spa jet suction and return are isolated from the rest of pool plumbing. No check valve. PB primed the Superflo and spa jet is working last week. I haven’t touched it since then and now it won’t prime. Pump is...
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    Pentair Intelliflo 3hp auto shutoff at manual mode?

    Is there anyway to enforce this on variable speed pump? VSP has soft shutdown switch... My pump is already wired to SWG to not supply power to SWG when pump breaker is off. Is automation the only way to make sure this? Some current sensing hack?
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    Pentair Intelliflo 3hp auto shutoff at manual mode?

    Thanks Mike for the detailed instruction. Pentair intellicholr has flow switch. Is it sufficient to prevent damage?
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    Pentair Intelliflo 3hp auto shutoff at manual mode?

    Thanks Jim. I just programmed it according to yours and Mike’s instruction. Will report back tmr.
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    Pentair Intelliflo 3hp auto shutoff at manual mode?

    Do you know why my pump always stops? I just did a manual start last night and this morning, the pump stopped again...
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    Pentair Intelliflo 3hp auto shutoff at manual mode?

    Thanks Jim. Should this 24hr cycle be set as the minimum base line to prevent salt cell explosion? I know there is probably flow switch in SWG but this seems like a design flaw between SWG and VSP where VSP can be stopped independently ntly of SWG...
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    Pentair Intelliflo 3hp auto shutoff at manual mode?

    Hi, My new pool has intelliflo 3hp pump. I’m trying to set it to manual mode and run indefinitely to filter my pool before cleaning according to pool builder. However, the pump seems auto shut off after a day or so. Is there some auto shut off feature? I tried to run it at max rpm in manual...
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    Can I have two 2" lines connected to 1 pump?

    Thanks. My pool is not operational yet but currently, 1 HP fixed is setup for spa jet. I'm trying to decide what to do with the 3hp VSP. If we do the 3way valve water the filter, the purpose with automation/actuator is to adjust the flow about how much water directly to water feature and how...
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    Can I have two 2" lines connected to 1 pump?

    Thanks. I was reading that certain water feature like laminar jet and sheer descent need to have filtered water or else it will clogg those jets. Do I need two filters then? Here are my setups if you have any advice: 1. hayward 30" sand filter max flow 98 gpm according to manual 2. four...
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    Can I have two 2" lines connected to 1 pump?

    Thanks. I will be operating one waterfall(unknown GPH) and one sheer descent (~3000GPH). My pool technician tells me I need another pump for those features and just keep the 3hp for normal pool circulation because 2" intake is not large enough for 3hp... It doesn't make sense to me to use 3hp...
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    Can I have two 2" lines connected to 1 pump?

    I have a 3HP pentair VSP. According to this slide, 2" line max flow is 63gpm - 84gpm: https://hayward-pool-assets.com/assets/documents/pools/pdf/manuals/HydraulicPumpSizingDiagnostics.pdf?fromCDN=true 3HP pentair does 120gpm at full speed with 70' head...
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    Cholrine puck stained my new fiberglass pool...

    About a week or so. The most visible stain is at the shallow area above skimmer level. Can I drain some water out and put some touch up paint?
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    Cholrine puck stained my new fiberglass pool...

    Is there a way to put some touch up paint?
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    Cholrine puck stained my new fiberglass pool...

    My pool was installed but waiting for equipment . My silly self decided to throw few cholrine pucks so i don’t get algae. Unfortunately, now the bottom of my pool has a light coloured stain of the pucks (my pool is darker color) Is there any way to fix this or I’m out of luck?
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    How to insulate Plumbing for winter pool use?

    All winter. I probably won't attempt it now but I'd like to insulate my pipes since my trench is still open...
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    Should I return my 1HP Pentair superflow and use the 3HP Pentair intelliflo?

    On top of the standard one 2" suction/skimmer, I added 4 more suctions ports with 2x 2" pipe to support my water features. I'm thinking whether if I should plumb all my water features to the 3HP pump or split to two pumps? My head is about 70' Water features: 4 spa jet 6 Laminar flow 3 sheer...
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    How to insulate Plumbing for winter pool use?

    My trench for plumbing is still open so I'm thinking maybe I should add some insulation if I intend to use the pool in winter. I'm in Ontario, Canada so similar weather to NY. The trench for my plumbing is only 2' deep so not under frost line but will it still help if I XPS rigid insulation...
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    3HP Pentair Pump - catridge or sand filter?

    I have a new Ultimate 35 pool 35x15. I think about 17000 gallons. I speced the pentair intelliflo 3hp pump. The distance from pump to suction is at least 60-70'. I have SWG and plan to run several water features. I was gonna use Hayward 30" sand filter but max flow is only 95gpm whereas...
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    PB cost for Jandy Equipments

    I'm going to buy my own Pentair equipement so I'm gonna get a credit back from PB for jandy. I'm wondering what fair price should I get back: 1. Single Speed Jandy 1hp pump 2. Truclear SWG 3. 260k Jandy heater
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    New Leisure Ultimate 35 Pentair Equipment Stack - Comments please

    Thanks. I'm doing a spillover fountain, some laminar jets, and a water wall curtain. What's the benefit of water feature pump? More flow but less head at the same HP rating?
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    New Leisure Ultimate 35 Pentair Equipment Stack - Comments please

    My PB does Jandy but I want to switch to Pentair for ease of DIY automation. I'ming the following stack: Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump with Rotating Control Interface 3hp Pentair IntelliChlor IC40 Salt System Raypak digital 332k electronic ignition Pentair 1hp superflo...
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    Pool pumps and automation electrical work

    Thanks. How is friendly is Pentair equipment to DIY automation? i heard they support 60day warranty for self install? I do electronic and software for similar actuator and relay automation is what I do all the time. I took a look a few DIY thread here and nothing look too complicated: 1...
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    Pool pumps and automation electrical work

    Thanks Jim for the detailed answer. Is salt chlorination controlled by automation to monitor chemistry or no? Based on what you described, here are the main features of automation: 1)control pool light 2)set pool temp from phone instead at gas heater equipment pad 3)program VS Pump speed to...