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    I can get a $500 rebate for buying a new pool pump. Wireless control? Choosing a pump?

    So I'm back at it. I haven't done anything. Too much going on at the house. I checked and my current pimp runs on 110 not 220. That means to get and install the 011018 would require running 10g wire and a new gfci breaker. That would cost $250 to $300 in parts. So 1200 in parts to save 500...
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    I can get a $500 rebate for buying a new pool pump. Wireless control? Choosing a pump?

    I forgot. I have to check to see if my current pump is operating at 115 or 230. If 115 I think i'll have to at least change the breaker to a 2 pole...and maybe new wiring etc. I'm gonna spend a lot of money to save some.
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    I can get a $500 rebate for buying a new pool pump. Wireless control? Choosing a pump?

    And it's on the list! I'm always so confused about how these pumps are different.
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    I can get a $500 rebate for buying a new pool pump. Wireless control? Choosing a pump?

    I just got off the phone with them. 1. It does not need to be purchased from one of their listed retailers 2. It does not need to be installed by a contractor 3. The funds are almost out and I should act quickly should I want this rebate :)
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    I can get a $500 rebate for buying a new pool pump. Wireless control? Choosing a pump?

    It's the State of New Hampshire. They provide a list of approved pumps. It may be hard to get one approved if it's not "on the list" even though technically it's the same pump. Pool Pumps
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    I can get a $500 rebate for buying a new pool pump. Wireless control? Choosing a pump?

    yep. That looks to hit the mark. Unfortunately it's not on the list of pumps that I can get a rebate for. :) It's never easy. The PL2516 is (but it doesn't have any sort of smart phone control)
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    I can get a $500 rebate for buying a new pool pump. Wireless control? Choosing a pump?

    Thanks for that info. I think I understand the logic. The variable speed can't simply be shut off and turned on to function. They need power all the time to set the speeds etc. If that's the case can most of them be programmed to a schedule so I can set it and forget it? For the 2 speed -...
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    I can get a $500 rebate for buying a new pool pump. Wireless control? Choosing a pump?

    Ok thanks for the input. I thought a 3HP pump would be overkill as well. However I read somewhere on here that someone used an oversized pump and just ran it at very low rpm 24 hours a day at a scant $20 per month cost. The switching power on/off may be just much simpler with a non-variable...
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    I can get a $500 rebate for buying a new pool pump. Wireless control? Choosing a pump?

    I saw this rebate opportunity and I figured I'd look into pool pumps but I am struggling a bit. I have an existing 1HP Hayward Super Pump and it has 1.5" ports on it. My hopes: 1. Cut my energy bill by as much as possible. 2. Somehow wirelessly control it. So if I'm not home I can turn it...
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    Finding a pool cover for my odd pool

    Ok thanks for that tip. I was wondering the same thing (going past the edges of the pad)
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    Finding a pool cover for my odd pool

    I think I had a mesh cover that was laid over the pool and then concrete cinder blocks were placed around it to secure it to the pad. An inflatable bubble was put in the center of the pool to hold it up, and every year it deflated :)
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    Finding a pool cover for my odd pool

    I'm open to either. Have been doing some research on both and there are pro's and con's. I'm in the Northeast so snow is definitely going to be sitting on top. I think I was going to go with mesh. My pool person is pretty honest. It wasn't a pool company, but rather a job she has done by...
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    Finding a pool cover for my odd pool

    For several years I had someone open and close my pool. Last year on closing they told me that "it was time" to get a new and better cover. One anchored into the concrete. So I tossed my pool cover when I opened the pool myself this year. Now I'm looking for a new cover but really can't find...
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    Very low filter pressures

    Thanks for the info. I just called a local pool company to come out for some "troubleshooting". Hopefully I can dig under the concrete if need be. There isn't much dirt on top especially now since I've cleared most of the area around the pad.
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    Very low filter pressures

    Yea I've been trying to figure out this pool for a few years now. It looks like it's a legit in-ground pool. It seems like there are concrete walls and I think a concrete floor. no main drain. There's a liner in there. Concrete pad around the top. It's around 30 years old so I am in the middle...
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    Very low filter pressures

    I just watched a video that claimed that unions needed to have teflon tape applied to them. None of mine do. Is that normal? I thought since there were o-rings that it wasn't necessary.
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    Very low filter pressures

    All the white is hard piping (I did that). The black is 1.5" irrigation hose or something similar. Do people not use that? The filter and motor are sitting on a concrete pad. It's just in the corner where all the leaves blow and I haven't cleaned it out yet. If I'm just using the skimmer...
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    Very low filter pressures

    Hmm. There is no valve. So maybe I should put one in?
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    Very low filter pressures

    I bought lube at the store and will try it. I pulled the gasket out and cleaned everything with a plastic brush and then wiped both the cover and the gasket off to clear any debris. It seemed fine. No rips. The pump basket being full: When I opened the pool this year I filled the bump basket...
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    Air in one return

    I'm literally having the same issue. I bought a new 1 piece hose and still had some issues with vacuum. Still not great. hopefully someone who knows better can chime in.
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    Very low filter pressures

    I'm trying to figure out a bunch of issues so you may see some different threads from me. Pool - 12k gallon octagonal in-ground Pump - 1 HP Hayward Super Flow pump Filter - Hayward S220T filter Filter media - ZeoSand #4429 (250 pounds) 2 years ago I replaced the pump 1 year ago I ordered a...
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    Some advice needed on a pool leak.

    This is truly embarrassing (pic) . I am in the middle of digging up all the old gravel around the pool, cleaning up the weeds and putting down river rock as a temporary solution before a true renovation can take place.
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    Some advice needed on a pool leak.

    OK thanks for the confirmation. I don't want to go digging a million holes.
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    Some advice needed on a pool leak.

    I have a small hexagonal pool with 2 returns and no main drain. The closest return does show air bubbles when the pump is on. The far return does not. For the past several years I've noticed that the pool loses water with the pump on. I replaced both the pump and filter last year with brand...
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    A little all over the place. FC is zero and alkalinity is 230ppm

    Thanks everyone for their help. I think my pool is perfect now and it's stable and predictable. FC - 4.5 CC - 0 TA - 130 CYA - 40 And I'm just trying to figure out my FC loss per day. It seems probably around 2ppm. I tried the TFP app pool math calculator on my phone. No dice. It locks up...
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    A little all over the place. FC is zero and alkalinity is 230ppm

    Got it thanks. So I'll just test every day and I'll eventually just figure out what my average daily dose should be. On days that I'm away I'll have a neighbor put in my average dose. Does anything change if the pool gets heavy use? I have family coming over in 3 weeks and the kids love to...
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    A little all over the place. FC is zero and alkalinity is 230ppm

    I'm feeling much more confident about my water now. So just now I tested and got these numbers FC - 14.5 CC - 0 Alkalinity - 130 or 140 (I wasn't paying attention but it seems it is coming down after I put in the acid 3 days ago) So it looks like my chlorine levels are coming down in the sun...
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    A little all over the place. FC is zero and alkalinity is 230ppm

    With the 16 month old I didn't have time to test pH and TA..but I'll be doing that tonight once she's sleeping. Great. I noticed that pH tends to always rise to about 7.5 or 7.6 and I think perhaps it's because of the TA.
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    A little all over the place. FC is zero and alkalinity is 230ppm

    Ok so this morning I tested the chlorine FC - 18 CC - 0 CYA - 38 Is it possible that the OCLT shows close to zero loss? Am I done with the Shock portion of the SLAM? Now I just let the chlorine levels come back down and maintain the FC at around 5ppm? I have a 16 month old baby. My wife wants...