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    One piece Ceramic shell

    On page 5 the construction apparently https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4bf949f846f0adb2cf88e1f28/files/379b9b8c-010b-4f19-a981-1b84420870b4/Compass_Pools_Catalogue_EU_Spreads_AW_Rev7_Low_Resolution_Digital_Only.pdf
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    One piece Ceramic shell

    I’m thinking of re doing my pool. One place uses an all in one shell made from carbon fibre and ceramic apparently. This is then craned in to place. I wondered if anybody had any experience Of these? Here they go under the brand of “Compass pools”
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    Turned on the heater (well that was yesterday). Temp was 54. - 73 now. target 83 ish. Gonna give a bit of a chlorine wash off the pavers as a bit of green happening as winter here now. Haven’t used it for a month or so as finding a suction side leak proved tricky. Gonna have to start more...
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    Swcg before heater

    I know best practice is after the heater but How bad is this in practice if your pump is always set to run when the swcg is running plus a bit of pump overrun when the swcg turns off. I had seen somewhere in here I think that the after heater is based on puck feeders that are acidic and so bad...
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    What pump

    Looking at getting a new low power 0.5hp ish pump. What’s the thinking on Certikin ones that have the outlet off centre? HGS range I think - a nearly new one has come up for sale and considering it. Clearly a pain to need to re do the plumbing- why don’t they make all pumps with the same...
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    Pump leak

    Thanks MAS.
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    Pump leak

    I’m wondering if I’ve cracked the housing now. So need to take the wet end off to get a proper look at it. When reconnecting the plumbing do you put ptfe tape on the threads of the threads being inserted in to the pump unions?
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    Pump leak

    Thanks Pat. It’s the Reassembly that I think I’m struggling with. Couldn’t see the video in that series for that.
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    Pump leak

    Thanks Pat. I took things apart again and tried tapping/hitting the motor towards the wet end and tapping round the clamp as I was doing it up. It’s a sta-rite 5P2RC-1B
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    Pump leak

    Soo.. I replaced the clamp o ring and the diffuser o ring. Now although the o ring looks like it fits better, the pump leaks something chronic- not masses of water coming out other than drips however you can feel the air rushing in around the clamp and the filter glass bubbles never purge. Any...
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    Pool pump died when closing

    I’m no fluid mechanics expert and it would depend on the size of the pump and your pool but I would think that a short period of use of a sump pump would be sufficient to circulate all of the water in the pool. I’d also think that You can add chlorine and circulate that in a similar way...
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    Damaging liner?

    Unfortunately my pool is bigger than the 8 meters size that one is for. I think one that doesn’t climb sounds safest as my liner is quite old I think.
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    Damaging liner?

    Are there any robots that don’t have scrubbing rollers to be kinder to vinyl pools?
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    Natural Gas Prices

    Prices up 4x here and still going - Not looking forward to my next bill as I use the heater even in the summer some weeks and every time we want to swim now we’re into the fall. To make matters worse I was on a fixed rate deal but my energy company went pop as they hadn’t hedged the wholesale...
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    Pump leak

    Presumably you see the leak before it kills your pump… I had a small leak that I think but am not certain is from the clamp o-ring. So i put a good layer of silicone grease on to see if the leak stops. If it does I’m just wondering if I don’t see any more evidence of leaking then I should be ok...
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    Pump leak

    Just wondering do shaft seals have a typical service life / Is taking the pump apart to check the shaft seal something that should be done regularly?
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    Pump leak

    Thanks Pat. It’s really hard to tell where the leak is. there was some white corrosion on the nuts that hold the implellar housing but then it didn’t seem wet and there is similar corrosion all over the motor housing. The metal band was wet so hoping that the problem was simply the clamp o...
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    Pump leak

    So I went ahead and took the motor off, leaving the wet end in situ. I didn’t really know how much water was going to drain out so I used the wet vac to take the water out of the pump basket. it seems that the last time the pump was serviced the seal between the wet end and the dry end inside...
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    Pump leak

    Is it ok to take the pump apart in situ or should I not do this?
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    Pump leak

    I have a leak from my pump. Sad face. What do I do - turn off the valves for the skimmer and sump and set the multiport on the filter to closed. Then drain the two drain valves on the pump. Slacken the metal band and extract the motor but Do I need to undo the plumbing otherwise? it’s wet on...
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    Slide vs ball

    Ordered some of those pentair ones hopefully the import duty won’t smart too much! Thanks for the link reading around this site seems that I don’t need a check valve between swcg and heater you only need a check valve for a puck feeder..
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    Slide vs ball

    Do you know what options are available on the pentair you link to? Can you split and adjust the weighting of the flow between two outlets as opposed to 1 outlet or the other?
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    Slide vs ball

    Thanks! I notice that has a spring is that better than without- I wondered about extra effort for the pump? Im struggling to find those in the UK. Although- I know last time I said this for something, someone here found them!
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    Slide vs ball

    Any thoughts?
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    Slide vs ball

    What’s the pros/cons of these for plumbing in a heater bypass and swcg bypass when it is removed? And for check valves sprung or flapper?
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    Coping reattachment

    I’m guessing it is some sort of aggregate or block as the level of the pool is built into a hill and so on the” land side “ of that side is a couple of ft high wall and probably 3 to 4 ft thick. some of the cantilever curved edge stones are loose so some refurb is needed. Why do you say...
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    Coping reattachment

    Some of my coping seems to have detached from the wall. Not exactly sure what’s going on but can see that has definitely happened. To fix it though I will need take more liner out to access the problem area. Any tips on how best to do this?
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