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  1. J

    Loss of pump head

    Apparently the boroscope was a wasted $80. Between the poor resolution and poor lighting - and limited ability to push the camera cable through - I couldn’t see anything. I disconnected and pulled the pump aside and used my shop vac to blow the line to the skimmer. The water was a bit...
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    Loss of pump head

    I am able to tap on the pick and then expand it with my fingers on my iPhone. I also provided a detailed description of the piping above. What else can I do?
  3. J

    Loss of pump head

    Photo of the skid. Any/all advice appreciated. It’s hot as h*** out and incredibly frustrating to not be able to use the pool.
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  5. J

    Loss of pump head

    The pool is a vinyl liner 20x40 with 2 skimmers. The skid is a Hayward setup. The pump is an SP2600, and the motor I installed this season is a 1-1/2hp Century UST1152, 3450 rpm. The suction side is very straight forward - the skimmers and main drain are piped to a “dial-a-flow” valve to...
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    Loss of pump head

    Apologies in advance for the long description… 20+ yr old 20x40 36,000g in-ground pool with a DE filter setup (ProGrid 4820). I’ve been removing and reinstalling the filter/motor etc for 20 years without an issue. This year upon assembly the pump motor didn’t run. I replaced the capacitor...
  7. J

    Vacuum losing suction

    Yes, air. From somewhere. Added water to the pool so the skimmer was practically full. All seems fine with suction at the bottom drain or the skimmer (though when I open the bleed valve at the top of the filter there is a surprising amount of air coming out). As soon as I connect the vacuum I...
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    Vacuum losing suction

    20x40 IG vinyl liner 36,000 gallon 20+ year old pool. Had a number of issues this year opening the pool (plus some vacation travel) and my pool is just about ready, but needs a good vacuum. Once connected, the vacuum will lose its head. Replaced the pump motor with an exact replacement...
  9. J

    Cloudy & Foaming - DE issue? Next steps?

    Checked the spider gasket in the multi port and it looks fine. Took another photo to show what I’m dealing with…
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    Cloudy & Foaming - DE issue? Next steps?

    Mknauss Many thanks for your response. I’ve been reading through the forum - it’s a great resource - and I’m learning a lot. I’ve had my pool for 20+ years and have never owned a test kit (heresy, I know!). I understand their are accuracy issues with test equipment, and pool stores have...
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    Cloudy & Foaming - DE issue? Next steps?

    One point of clarification - the pool is 20+ years old with a new vinyl liner installed last year.
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    Cloudy & Foaming - DE issue? Next steps?

    Hello everyone! I am new to this forum, but belong to others and greatly appreciate the experts who contribute their time, expertise and advice to help others. My pool is a 20x40 steel wall/vinyl liner (installed last year) 36k gallon igp. I have a 1.5hp Hayward pump/DE filter (model 4800...
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