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  1. jimmcg29

    Bad capacitor

    The motor on my pump stopped working. It makes a humming sound and I am able to turn the impeller. From what I read on this board it looks like I need to replace the start capacitor. I have a couple questions Do all pumps have a start and run capacitor. I see both referenced but the Youtube...
  2. jimmcg29

    SWG question

    I am considering a SWG this summer. I did some searching and I think a Circupool RJ60 for about 1K is my best bet. For the price and size, I feel pretty comfortable with that unless someone has any dire warnings about this company. I live in Michigan so it will only get so much use. That is not...
  3. jimmcg29

    I have a question about adding DE to filter.

    From what I understand adding DE to a sand filter creates a small layer at the top of the sand and catches all the fine particles. That means it is also catching anything bigger. Is there anything left for the sand to do? It seems to me the ideal thing to do would be adding sand to the filter...
  4. jimmcg29

    Need an O-ring

    I have a Spears PVC white schedule 40 union. The o-ring needs to be replaced and I can’t find the right size in any store around here. I imagine I can find them online but I am not even sure what the size is. If I order online I can’t just bring the part into the store. Does anybody know the...
  5. jimmcg29

    Dolphin Nautilus

    Over the weekend I purchased a Dolphin Nautilus pool cleaner from Amazon for $550. Price is a major issue for me so If I had to spend much more I would likely not get anything. They were out of stock so I have a window of opportunity to change my mind. It seemed like a pretty good deal compared...
  6. jimmcg29

    Pump wiring and GFI

    I am in the market for a new pump and was looking at a two speed. I was thinking there would simply be a switch on the motor to switch from fast to slow. After some research it sounds like there is a little more to it so I don’t think I will be doing that. I don’t want to replace timers and add...
  7. jimmcg29

    I Need a New Pump

    I live in Michigan and use the pool for 3 to 4 months a year. I have a 20x40 pool with about 36,000 gallons of water. I am in need of a new pump. Are the energy savings of a variable speed pump worth the extra cost? If I only use it for such a short time each year should I even be concerned...
  8. jimmcg29

    Problem with the filter losing water thru the backwash outle

    The way my filter is set up the backwash outlet goes directly into a pvc pip that goes underground into a drainage tile which takes the water to the front yard and ultimately in the street if it does not get absorbed into the ground so I never really see the water. That seems a little different...
  9. jimmcg29

    Broken Inground Step

    Does anyone have any idea how I could fix my broken step? Also does this look like something that could leak? The pool lost water over the winter and I filled it a couple times. When I took off the cover the waterline was right at this step. I watched it for a few days and it stayed at this...
  10. jimmcg29

    Leak In Winter Cover

    I had a leak in my winter cover so the water on the bottom mixed with all the water on the top. That led to two problems. One I have a big “tea” stain on the marcite where the dirty water came in contact. Two the only way I could get the cover off was to pull it off and let all the crud go...
  11. jimmcg29

    Fill poool from fire hydrant

    Last year I filled my pool from a fire hydrant and that worked great. I had to rent the hoses. Unfortunatly I need to have some work done on the main drain again this year. Rather than renting hoses again I would like to buy my own. Does anybody know where you can buy something like that. I...