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    Pool pump ran for days after closing! How bad is it?

    Probably ruined your pump. You won't be able to tell for sure until you re-open the pool, but I would be surprised if it did not warp / whatever.
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    To cover or not to cover

    You may not even need to cover the equipment - but if you don't - be DILIGENT about keeping the leaves off your pump and other things that can rust !!! personal experiance - Lost a pump because I was too lazy to keep the leaves off of my pump - the outside part of the motor rusted out, then...
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    Store VSP Inside for Winter?

    I've had a pump motor rust away when I didn't get the leaves brushed away - taking the pump out is, for me, a 5 minute operation. well worth it to take the pump out of the weather when I'm not using it.
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    Store VSP Inside for Winter?

    I pull MY pump, and it's not a VSP. I have PVC caps that I can put unions on to keep the critters out, and I have an outlet / recepticle rated for 240V 20Amps for pool power. This thread reminded me - While i did close the pool last weekend, I DID NOT pull the pump yet, also need more stakes...
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    Will one of these pumps work for me?

    Any of them would work - If you're using single speed (in CA) - you can't use the 1.65 HP model. Since your electricity is SO EXPENSIVE - you REALLY need to consider either a 2speed or a VS pump.
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    Pool motor not starting - extremely hot

    If you have an electric motor shop locally, I'd take the motor to them and see if they can do anything with it. If not - then look for either a new motor or a new pump. If you need a new pump - do you really need a 2 HP pump ?
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    Filter - Pump Match?

    This pump will be fine.Just check the electricals in the motor are set for 120V.
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    Filter - Pump Match?

    It will be fine. Only thing I can suggest is that most dual voltage pumps come wired for 220V - check before you hook up the electrical.
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    1 1/2 Pump Inlet/Outlet with 2" Plumbing

    Won't present a problem, as long as you have the reducing adapters in place. If you bought a Pentair pump - the Superflo are maybe 1.5 inch screw in, but they come with union fittings that can take either 1.5 OR 2 inch. It would not surprise me if the Whisperflo are the same.
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    Sand filter vs Cartridge Filter

    personally - When I have enough rain to require draining the pool down - I backwash it out, along with the 30 sec rinse afterwards. My thinking is that I'm dumping water out anyway - so might was well cleanout the filter while I'm at it. Filter type - all 3 types have their pluses and minuses...
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    Best time to run filter, day or night?

    What kind of timer do you have ? If you have an Intermatic, you can buy additional DOG sets
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    Advice on a new pump

    You can't replace the motor without also replacing the impeller. If you would start using a 1.5 HP (SFHP), it would be too much load and burn the motor out. But saying that - if you replaced the whole pump - you could get by with the Superflo 1 HP model or the 1.5 HP (I would suggest the energy...
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    Closing IG pool

    My first couple years - I tried blowing out the lines - I really did. But no matter what I did, there was always water in the return lines very shortly. For me - the returns are below the freezeline - so I don't bother. When I tried blowing them, I used the shop vac right before the lines went...
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    2 Speed pump to single speed (wiring question)

    See - the issue is where do you change speeds ? If it's with a switch on the motor - you will need the common and the one that feeds the switch hooked up. If you use an external switch , then you need the common and just one of the speed controls.
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    Pool pump won't turn on

    You also need to check that the voltage from L1 to L2 is on the order of 240 - 250V AC .
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    Two filters off of one pump

    No - don't add the 2nd filter.
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    Pump too powerful?

    Algae problems are usually an indicator of chemistry problems, not pump / filter. Your pump is larger than it needs to be, but again - that is not why it's green. If you have a test kit - post what your readings are - if you don't have one - you probably need to get one.
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    Intermatic Timer t-104R broken?

    Pictures and diagrams of your wiring....
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    Pentaire sand Filter sizing guidence

    As Big as you can afford / put in the space !! The bigger it is, the less often you will need to backwash / clean it.
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    Was my PUMP and FILTER glued together PERMANENTLY?

    I was thinking more like a pipe wrench, but that union should separate.
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    New penaire superflo trips breaker

    Most Dual Voltage pumps come prewired for 240V, not 120V . Like Jim said - check what you're feeding it and what it replaced, and the new pump motor as well - it's all got to match.
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    Why are hardwired timers so expensive?

    It's being rated to do a heavier job. My pump is wired as 230V. I'm using the dual pole Intermatic for 10-15 years now (it helps to keep it running all the time, not just during pool season). Mine was sold at Home Depot as a water heater timer, and is rated for 277V 40 AMPS - my pool pump is...
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    Water heating idea

    This is more what you want - https://www.a1poolparts.com/game-solarpro-pool-heater-xd1.html Disclaimer - I haven't tried this.
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    My pool equipment is getting flooded when it rains - will this do damage?

    I've had wet LEAVES rust out the motor like that. You need to make sure that at least the pump is clear of any water. I have my pump sitting on a concrete block that is sitting on the concrete pad to keep it from sitting in water. If there are any other metal things getting submerged - they...
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    New pool, new questions

    And if you decide you want to go back to a cartridge filter instead - you CAN do that and replace the DE filter. Since you have been here a long time - you should know the usual advice about filters and filtering.
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    Replace 1 hp Pentair with a 1.5 hp Pentair pump ???

    DOn't get a higher HP motor as a replacement unless you can't get anything else.
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    WOO HOO got my new SF, help?

    There should be a black screw in cap close to the bottom - remove that so it can drain. If it is NOT there - you need to get one. Use teflon tape to help it seal when you put it back on.
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    Newbie wants to install new pump

    2.2 HP on 120 V - what's it pulling, 15-20 amps ? It REALLY matters what voltage your pump is running at - most of the variable speeds are 230V. If there are no problems with the existing pump - you can get most of the benefits of the VSP by replacing the current single speed motor with an...
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    Hayward Power-Flo Matrix won't start/run

    I understand what you're saying, but sometimes the pros are the best , cheapest, fastest solution.