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  1. blt4ice

    Safety Pool Cover Shape - Oval or Custom??

    So my poll is a bit in the middle grey area here, its a 16 x 32 oval but instead of the ends being rounded, they consist of 6 straight edges forming the oval end so it technically isn't an oval, Oval would have 2 straight edges and 2 semicircle ends. Mine is 2 straight edges and 2 ends with 6...
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    Filtration system lost its pressure.

    Hi all, I'm stumped and think I may be looking in the wrong place to fix this problem. When I fired everything up last week I had a starting pressure at the filter of about 6 psi, after running overnight it picked up some gunk and went to about 18 psi. Which was the norm last year 6-8 on fresh...
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    And now for something completely different....SLaM progress

    So I opened my pool almost 2 weeks ago, and well the pump was pushing more water out then I could put in so I got a new pump and redid the plumbing from the intake to the returns and all in between and replaced the slider valve with a multi-port valve, and had to replace the bulkhead fitting on...
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    Pressure low after upgrading to VS pump

    So old pump died, a Pentair Challenger CFII-N1-1 1/2A Pump, I installed a new Hayward W3SP2303VSP MaxFlo VS. I changed out the Slider Valve to a Pentair 261142 Multi-Valve, and the plumbing, the ground pipes to and from the pool are 1.5" and I did the plumbing between those pipes all 2", and...
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    Advice for new pump motor and valve.

    Opened up today and have some nice new leaks. One where the slider valve meets the tank The slider is sticky. There is a huge gushing leak from what looks to be around the motor shaft in the back of the pump housing. that and the nice loud churn of a motor and The entire system that’s over...
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    Going to the Scary pool store for liquid chlorine, how much do I "need"?

    Hello, as the title is I have to resort to going to the pool store to pick up liquid chlorine, all the other local places are out of it. for a week or 2. The price isn't too bad 22.99 for a pack of 4 x 1 gallon not sure if it is 10 or 12.5% though. A bit overpriced but manageable. So here is...
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    Advice and recommendations

    Hi all, appreciate your willingness to help when confused. Below is what I'm currently at tested with a Taylor 2005, also the pool gets sunlight from 9a.m. to 7 p.m. no shade at all and it is on the south side of the house. FC - 1-2 <-- Use the chlorox 6 in 1 "shock" from Lowe's, CC or TC - < 2...
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    Switch from Slider to Multiport Valve

    I'm kinda tired of the slider valve and not being able to "truly" vacuum to waste. So I want to see if anyone had thoughts or experiences and recommendations for a Valve type to put on a Stainless Steel Pentair NSP 36 D.E. Chlorine filter. I have one skimmer, one pump, 2 returns with a 3rd...
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    Pump/Filter/Valve/pretty much everything problems

    I have an older Pentair NSP 36 Stainless Steel filter. I've only replaced the grids over the last 15 years and that is when we bought the house, so not sure how old everything is now. Pump = Pentair Challenger High Flow CFII-N1-1 1/2A with Centurion for PAC-FAB 1-1/2 hp 1.1 SF Motor Valve =...
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    Help with Pentair NSP 36 Stainless Steel Top of tank seal tricks/tips

    Hi everyone, I'm going crazy here, I have been trying to get the top of my tank to seat on the bottom part ie. seal around the o-ring. I'm using Blaster industrial strength Silicon Spray Lubricant and have cleand the o-ring, tank bottom channel and the top part as well. I've been able to do...