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    2 speed pump for 24' ABG pool? Edit - Also connecting 2" pipe to new pump see post 22

    I own that pump in 1HP version and it does great with my 24' sharkline matrix. I run it only on low speed about 7 hours a day and it does just fine skimming. The pump is extremely quiet on the LOW speed setting. I chlorinate with bleach, so I can speak to it's use vs. salt, but its been a...
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    How much sand Do I have? *Updated* with sand in glass viewer and lack of leverage in MPV handle problems. RESOLVED!

    I think you are on the right track. You can weigh the rocks and get an accurate measurement so that is straigt forward. I would assume the mfg recommendation of 100 kg of sand is on a dry weight basis, and this would be difficult for you to weigh because the weight of your buckets is...
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    Pump tripping GFCI outlet

    Well, i guess I got lucky. Instead of waiting for me poke around with the multimeter, my wife called the local pool store and learned that they service Hayward pumps and parts available for most repairs. I few hours later I got call from their shop indicating they had opened it up and has the...
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    Pump tripping GFCI outlet

    Hi Phonedave - tx for reply. Just to confirm, the 20 amp breaker is not tripping, just the GFCI at the outlet. I have a meter, but I'm not as familiar with using it in ohm mode...I might have to call in a buddy to help me follow your suggestion. Tx-Greg
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    Pump tripping GFCI outlet

    Hi All - I have a Hayward power flo matrix 1 HP 2 speed pump I purchased new in August 2019. I run the pump on low speed approximately 11 hours a day via a simple intermatic outdoor rated dial type timer (the kind with the circular dial and on/off pins). Pump is plugged into timer, timer is...
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    overflow protection installation??

    French drain would certainly work, but that would entail a good deal of effort on my part, and I'm getting older and lazier! Upon further inspection from inside the pool, my initial idea won't work, as I don't have enough space/height to install a return jet as the bottom edge of the top rail...
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    overflow protection installation??

    In theory, that might work. BUT, my skimmer has already experienced 3 years of sunshine, and that type of plastic can get "brittle" and crack under the strain of the drill bit. However, a hole saw bit that is nice and sharp, with little pressure applied, would probably work.
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    overflow protection installation??

    Newdude - Wow, a skimmer with a built in overflow device. Now there is some forward thinking/engineering design. Any idea who manufactures that skimmer? That design would work provided the diameter of the hole and rate of discharge is large enough to offset the rate of water coming into the...
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    overflow protection installation??

    PV2 - good idea with the pavers, but that wouldn't work too well for my set up. The surrounding area where the skimmer is located is actually higher than the area is under the skimmer, so any water that hits the pavers would just accumulate around the edges of the pavers. Cowboy Casey - I...
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    overflow protection installation??

    Cowboy Casey = tx for the quick response. Yes, that Hayward fitting is just what I was thinking about. And I agree...loss of water during pool use would be insignificant. I'm curious to hear if any other members have actually installed anything like this or something similar. Greg
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    overflow protection installation??

    Hello all - I was wondering if anyone has ever installed some type of overflow device on an AGP to prevent water from spilling over the sides of the pool during a heavy rainfall? My concern is that during a heavy rain event the water level will rise and the first place it will overflow is at...
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    New pool owner

    Welcome..your best friends will soon be a good test kit as recommended above and the the Pool Math Calculator on this site! https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/poolmath/
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    Need a new Sand filter/pump, help needed.

    I have the Hayward power flo matrix 1 HP 2 speed pump and an oversized Hayward 300# sand filter and I'm very happy w this system..see my signature for specifics. Keeps my pool crystal clear and I only backwash once per pool season. Greg
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    What’s against using an inground cleaner on a abg pool?

    I believe one of the concerns is that when climbing the wall, it is placing some stress on the liner where it attaches to the pool rail, which "may" cause the pool liner/top rail attachment to become compromised. This is obviously very pool specific and factors such as weight of cleaner and...
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    Best above ground robotic vacuum

    This is my second summer with the Dophin S50...I really like it. I did follow the advice of others and purchased the fine filter cartridges with initial purchase.
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    Intex sand filter pump not working

    Lisa - the piece that the laterals connect to sits at the bottom of the filter and then runs up through the sand and connects to the valve at the top of the sand filter. You should be able to place that piece at the bottom of the sand filter and with a tape measure, measure the distance from...
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    We regret getting an above ground instead of an in-ground.

    Make sure you look into whether or not those stairs can be converted into a set that attaches to a deck if you decide to build one (i bet they do). We put in our AGP pool and during the first year, had an A frame ladder that got the job done, but it is a bit of a pain. Last spring, I built a...
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    SWG with 2-speed pump low speed only?

    That approach, converting the SWG control pannel wires to a plug would certainly simplify the set up; and also allow for both the SWG control pannel and pool pump to be easily removed for winter storage.
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    SWG with 2-speed pump low speed only?

    Yes, well it may not be that easy. It seems that at least the Circupool SJ series require a hardwire connection to a timer, while my Hayward Matrix pump terminates in a 3 prong requiring an outlet for power. So the method of connecting them to a power supply is different.
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    SWG with 2-speed pump low speed only?

    Mdragger88 - thanks for the reply. My current time is a simple intermatic, like yours in that the pump is simply plugged into it (not hardwired), but it only has 1 outlet. I have not purchased a SWG yet, but I am looking into the Circupools....just trying to gain a complete understanding of...
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    SWG with 2-speed pump low speed only?

    Thanks for the feedback Jim. Good to know that the flow rate shouldn't be an issue running my pump on low. Do you, or perhaps anyone else familiar with my pump (Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1 HP two speed pump (SP15922S), know how I would wire the SWG control pannel to the pump? My pump presently...
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    SWG with 2-speed pump low speed only?

    HI All - I currently chlorinate my AGP with bulk, 5 gallon liquid bleach (12.5% concentration) I purchase from the local pool store. Prices of bleach are going up and making multiple trips to the store is getting a bit "old" as well. I also have to transfer the bleach to smaller more...
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    Intex sand filter pump not working

    Hi Lisa - did you double check that all shut off valves b/t the skimmer and pump are open? Same thing on the lines that lead from filter to pool; make sure all valves are open. Did you open the pump basket and fill with water to prime the pump before turning it on? Did you unplug the pump and...
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    Air in pump

    As Texas Splash said, lube the O rings on the pump, the one in the lid, as well as the one on the drain plug. Also, double check to make sure there is an O ring in that union b/t the pump and skimmer. and lube that too. If you end up re plumbing the run b/t skimmer and pump, you should install...
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    Outside of ABG Pool...what did you put down around it?

    Similar to others, we just put down river rock over landscape fabric, specifically 1.5 tons of 1.5" stone, around a 24 ft round pool, in a 2 ft perimeter and used metal landscape edging to contain it. I
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    Bubbles in pump filter basket - I'm STUMPED - multivalve setting filter vs. recirculate

    ?? The pump basket cleared itself of all bubles, in filter mode, w 1" EYEBALL, with pump on high speed, in about 6 minutes. Thank so much for your help. Any major mistakes w my plumbing set up? I probably won't bury lines this season? GREG
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    Bubbles in pump filter basket - I'm STUMPED - multivalve setting filter vs. recirculate

    I backwashed yesterday, water looked pretty clean at discharge hose.... No effect on psi readings. Should I stick with the 1" eye?
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    Bubbles in pump filter basket - I'm STUMPED - multivalve setting filter vs. recirculate

    Just put in a 1" eyeball return, same psi of 4 on low, but now have 14 psi in high speed.