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    Hope Nobody Does This

    Some people love to show off tools but there's a place and time for everything, this is plain stupidity. The nut which is brass for a good reason will be stripped in short order as it's the weakest link to the whole assembly. They purposely put brass there so if you cross thread or over tighten...
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    Leak Detection Needed

    Looking for a top notch leak detection guy/company that will service in the Hudson Valley 10977 area. One of my well maintained IG vinyl pools all of a sudden loses a good amount of water. There's nothing visual anywhere so it has to be either the liner of 6 years or a pipe. Any information will...
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    Mastertemp 400 error R13

    I want to arm myself before I visit the customer. Customers states heater throwing R13 code and no other numbers. I asked if blower motor comes on, said no. He says just R13 comes on and then screen is blank with no blower working. Is there a fuse that can cause this? Any help with diagnostics...
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    Water Exchange Question

    I'm in the middle of a water exchange due to high CYA. Heated pool to 90 degrees to make sure I've got enough of a split in temperature. Have the new water on the floor in the 8 foot deep end and a submersible pump on the second step in the shallow. Cut the fresh water down to match the pump...
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    Pump Replacement Question

    not pool in signature The pool in question is a gunite approximately 20k with attached spa. Equipment pad has NG heater, nature 2 SWCG, pressure side cleaner, and main filter pump which is Jandy Pro series, Model PHPM2.0 ,serial V16FA0148 and air blower motor for spa all controlled by a...
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    Please define needed jet

    Not pool in signature! This is a vinyl pool approximately from a 2000 build. Has a deep end acrylic spa shelf with 3 jets along with a air vent control knob on the deck portion of the acrylic. The threaded holes look altogether different from a usual 11/2" return plumbing. I've never seen them...
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    Pump advice please

    Have a friend with a non automation SWCG pool that the pump is gone. It's a Pentair model # 340039 single speed 11/2 hp from 2007. I'm recommending VS as he doesn't want to replace the motor not knowing what will go next. This will be a non dealer install so which pump is recommended as far as...
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    Pump Upgrade Consensus Needed

    Have a 32k gunite free form with large sand filter. The pump is a single speed Hayward super pump SP2607X10 three years old. I want to upgrade the back end with a V-Green 2.7hp and obviously I would also need to upgrade the wet end impeller/ diffuser to the Hayward SPX1621C/SPX1616B combo to...
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    Raypak Heater Trouble

    Good morning with an ambient temp of 38° now. Came out to one of my pools with a Raypak model #P-R406A-EN-C, serial #1412246332 that's usually close to 90° but is only at 80° now, I guess residual water temperature from constant heating because the display reads " sensor failure " and heater is...
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    Can This Pump Do It

    Pool in question isn't the pool in signature. Dealing with AG 27ft pool approximately 7200 gallons. Was closed for 2 years. Had the op remove cover, drain swamp and clean the liner with brush and detergent and call me back after the refill. Well he called me back after pool went green so I'm...
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    Boca Raton need.....

    One of my clients closed on a vacation home in Boca. I'm in search of a TFP kind of guy for their pool. Anyone you can recomend. I know everyone here on the forum does their own pool but maybe you have a contractor you approve of, Thanks.
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    CSI help

    Pool in question ISN'T pool in signature: IG 28000 vinyl, SWCG RJ-60PLUS, NG, AUTO COVER, Polaris Robot P955, 2019 Mid November close not by me, was done correctly and covered with mesh looplock. I had it up to slam level with LC right before close. fast forward....opening was yesterday I...
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    Winterizing skimmer

    Was just thinking about the following after reading gizmos, noodles..... Does the gizzmo or jug or what ever is being put into the skimmer for winterizing, does it have to be tall to reach almost to the skimmer cover. I see pools with a deep skimmers and the jugs sit quite low on the bottom...
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    SWG PREP

    Disregard pool in signature: Friend's pool. The pool is 4 years old, vinyl, IG 20' X42' at approx 32000 gallons. 1.5 hp pump coupled with a Jandy CV460 cartridge filter, Delta E-40 Ultraviolet Sanitizer/Clarifier System, Raypack PR406AENC heater, automatic pool cover and a robot. No SWG...
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    Calculation needed to lower pool water salinity

    Disregard pool in signature: Hi, Once again needing help. Finished the slam, all looks great, swg cell was shot and is being replaced with the propper cell size of 2X pool capacity. Problem: Checked the salinity of the water and it's a high of 4200ppm from previous owner, yes with the taylor...
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    What To Do, salt level high

    Disregard pool in signature. Opened an IG APPROX 20,000 Gal vinyl pool which was closed for three years via TFP and passed the slam now with perfect water. The water was dark green and I couldn't have done it without the wonderful active forum which gave me all the incite needed just by reading...
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    Trying To Achieve Control

    The pool in question isn't pool in my signature. IG vinyl, approx 25000 gallons, 3 Jets ,1 Skimmer no main drain, 1 HP Super Pump, STA-RITE SYSTEM3 media filter model S8M150, AQUA RITE swg coupled with T-cell-9, PENTAIR 400K NG HEATER, MAYTRONICS DOLPHIN NAUTILUS CC PLUS ROBOTIC CLEANER Ok, so...
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    MAGNESIUM or ZINC

    Pools in question are not the pool in signature: Have two pools in question, Pool #1 will be going over soon to SWG, it's vinyl and has a automatic cover with tracks below the coping with an above water header bar. Pool #2 is currently SWG from a few years back , is vinyl and does not have a...
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    Hooked on SWG

    Disregard pool in signature: friend's pool. The pool is 4 years old, vinyl, IG 20' X42' at approx 32000 gallons. 1.5 hp pump coupled with a Jandy CV460 cartridge filter,Delta E-40 Ultraviolet Sanitizer/Clarifier System, Raypack PR406AENC heater, automatic pool cover and a robot. No SWG. For the...
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    PH Balancing/Guidance

    Disregard pool in signature: friend's pool. The pool is 4 years old, vinyl, IG 20' X42' at approx 35000 gallons. 1.5 hp pump coupled with a Jandy CV460 cartridge filter,Delta E-40 Ultraviolet Sanitizer/Clarifier System, Raypack PR406AENC heater, automatic pool cover and a robot. No SWG. For the...
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    Logical help needed with my pool numbers

    Just uncovered my pool from the winter and here are the numbers. PH-8.2 or more FC-0 CC-0.5 CH-100 low TA-60 CYA-0 My first question is pH of 8.2 and a TA of 60. Do I attack the 60 and bring it up first or do I attack the pH 8.2 and bring it down and how's that going to affect my TA. For my CYA...
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    Helping a freind whose pool got away from him

    Disregard pool in signature: Was called to a friend's pool over the weekend to correct a cloudy condition. Have never been there so first order of the day was to pull out my TF-100 testing kit and run a complete test. The pool is 3 years old, vinyl, IG 20' X42' at approx 38000 gallons. 1.5 hp...
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    Clarification for adding DE to a sand filter

    NOT THE POOL IN SIGNATURE Added DE to the sand filter today as per TFP 1 psi instructions. Water now looks like glass now but here is my dilemma. I just realized the instructions say to mix with water and pour into skimmer. I poured it one cup at a time into skimmer slowly but in its powder...
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    Close but no cigar

    What I have here is a 24500 gallon vinyl pool with the following #s: FC=5 CC=.5 PH=8.2 TA =100 CH=275 CYA=40 I'm not sure where to go from here with the PH being high. What chemical agent can I use that won't effect anything else I probably can afford to drop my TA some and help myself on the PH...
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    Am i ready to slam ?

    Am I ready to slam or do I need to make an adjustment on one or several of the numbers. FC- 7.1 CC- 0 CH- 225 TA-150 CYA-30 My initial water test had a FC of 8.0 and I lowered it with a CLOROX ph reducer which was left over from last year. I know my TA is on the high side but maybe now that I...
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    2nd season pool owner with a question

    First of all thanks to all moderators and members. Iv'e been lurking here daily almost to the point of addiction reading and acquiring a wealth of knowledge which brought me to the realization that there is no such a thing as a STUPID question. The more the TFP community interacts the more I...