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    Please help with redoing pool mastic/caulk

    The coping around my pool is lifting up or the slab around it is settling down...or maybe it's intended to be like this :) What would be the best way to address this lifting/settling? Or is it even a big deal given that the pool has been here probably in similar condition for over 30 years...
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    Need advice regarding new spa jets

    I currently have 10 jets in my in-ground spa. There are six along the wall and two at calf height and two at the feet pointing straight up. They look like this: Should I just clean these up and put them back or are there better ones that would pair with my 3HP VS pump? Also, if my light is...
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    Multiport valve and Intelliflo priming speeds

    I have a question regarding switching my multiport valve to different settings and then having to re-prime my Intelliflo VSP. I can't change the multiport settings while the pump is running but the pump primes at 3450. How do I change the settings without blowing my plumbing or filter apart? Do...
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    Suction cleaner port but no pipe on pad

    I have a suction cleaner port on the side of my pool but I have no idea where it leads to. I can't find any pipes capped off. How would I go about diagnosing where the capped off line is short of digging up the entire area around my pad? Short of that, since I have a robot cleaner, what should...
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    Pentair light equipped with "low water safety device"

    I have my spa drained and the light is a full sized pentair with a blown bulb. I have it all disassembled and was trying a regular bulb (tried a flood and a CFL) in it to test the light switches but no lights are working. I noticed on the label it says that it has a "low water safety device."...
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    High CYA - what to do first

    I have an established, inherited pool that has lived on pucks for likely decades. The CYA is currently off the charts. I have a TF-100 kit but I'm not sure which chemical to bring under control first before I start up my intellichlor. Should I aim for making sure my pH is correct before I drain...
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    Questions regarding plumbing sprays and solar heating

    We're almost done with re-plumbing my pad but messed up on the sprays. This is what it used to look like: This is what it looks like now: I can already see one issue with the input of my pentair pump. That's 2" pipe so it should have at least a 10" straight run into the inlet according to...
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    Easytouch wiring and ground

    I am finishing up my Easytouch 8 install. I plan to control: VS Pump 2 actuators: 3 way valves to control pool/spa/spillover SWCG Solar water feature 2 pool lights 1 spa light Fence lights maybe heater eventually I can not find any bonding wire for my pool that was installed in 1978. The...
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    Please help with Jandy 3 Way Valve placement

    I'm trying to replumb my pad and I am having trouble figuring out where to put my jandy valves. I want to put one where red dot on the left is. That is where main drain and skimmer feed into the pump intake. The spa drain, though, is all the way over on the right where the other red dot is. I...
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    Intellichlor and CYA

    I just received my IntelliChlor and the instructions state to keep the CYA level between 30 and 50, but the TFP CYA chart says SWCG Pools should maintain CYA between 70 and 80. Which recommendation should I be following? I'm in the desert and the pool receives sun all day and pretty much all...
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    Spillover spa with 10 jets. Do I need a second pump?

    I just inherited a pool built in the early 80's with an ancient plumbing setup. The gist of it is that there are currently three pumps (only 1 works): 1 for pool and 2 for the spa. The spa has two main drains. One of the pumps went through an old cartridge filter, the heater, and then a single...
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    Cracks in plaster in inherited pool

    Hi, I'm closing on a house that has these cracks in the pool. The plaster was redone in 2008. The pool inspector said he couldn't tell if it was structural unless he opened it up. He told me that it'd be about $3,000 to repair it with staples and that the patch would look obvious. We tested it...
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    How to downsize from 3 pumps to 1 or 2 with a spillover spa

    Hi, I'm getting a house with a pool and currently there exists 3 pumps. I don't know how it's plumbed but I believe only one pump is operational. It's setup on a timer and the spa spills over into the pool. The pool/spa was built in 1981 and the pipes are all at least 2 inches and maybe even...
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    Diesel pool/spa heater

    My wife and I are closing on a house in a few weeks and when I looked at the pad behind the pool the heater is connected to a metal drum with a line and overgrown with weeds. I looked at the building records and the pool permit states a "diesel pool heater" was installed. I can't find anything...
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    Another Maytronics Question - which one?

    Maytronics makes selecting their models unnecessarily difficult. I ran into the same issues trying to compare models when I was looking at a robot for our assocation's pool. When I called the representative was polite but unhelpful--she tried to help, but wasn't able to navigate the website any...