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    Jandy Del60 - bulkhead nut cracked when I screwed it in - getting a new one - silicone on internal side off inlet / outlet elbows?

    I tried to just reuse the bulkhead orings and retighten (don't do this) with the big ole pipe wrench but the orings were too flattened, and I eventually split the threads on the bulkhead here it screws into the inside the tank elbows thank goodness I didn't injure the inlet or outlet elbows...
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    Jandy DE 60 - small return leak del60 - o-rings and jandy r40 sized led replacement light bulb

    Hi All - have a slow drip on the bottom filter connector and looks like it's the filter outlet - as I look at the parts diagram, and looks like a couple of o rings which shouldn't be too bad, any concerns and any tools besides a strap wrench to take off and retighten? Also - any led...
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    Moving ... from Newark, DE to Allen, TX - any pointers for a Texas pool owner?

    GO HENS! (and will be on the watch for critters in the suburbs of Allen, TX) :) Thanks all - I'll post pump pictures tomorrow after settlement- it's a jandy pump / pebbletech setup with a nature 2 mineral thingy that I"m gonna cut out as soon as I get my toolbox, and then convert it to...
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    Moving ... from Newark, DE to Allen, TX - any pointers for a Texas pool owner?

    wastage is my name for the loss of the water bag due to freezing in the winter - or just from handling at opening :) Love that no closing - saves a lot of effort, and will be pretty to look at over the winter months. -Adrian
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    Moving ... from Newark, DE to Allen, TX - any pointers for a Texas pool owner?

    Hi Everyone - I'm moving from the Northeast to Dallas, and changing from a vinyl 28k to a pebbletec 35k (no idea on volume really) - challenges in the northeast were 1) full sun algae - responded well to borax, brushing and chlorine 2) opening / closing leaf load (mostly just due to wet leaves...
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    My New PentairSuperflo VS

    Just to add to this for you - congrats on the variable speed, you won't be disappointed- I run at about 1500RPM for 2 hours / day to skim, and then 750RPM 24/7. Pump costs went from about 3-4$ / day running 8-12 hours at full speed to about $1 / day on average. (This is not measured but...
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    Will Polaris 360 (F1) connector fit existing Polaris 360 "port" in the wall?

    Re: Will Polaris 360 (F1) connector fit existing Polaris 360 "port" in the wall? just looked at the manuals - and it appears the return adapter is identical - they might have different pressure setups (pressure relief setups in the return hose coupling adapters), but it looks like it...
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    Purex 4036 DE amount 5.3 (label) vs 3.6 (online manual)

    Thx j. The lower amount seems to be working fine and not building backpressure as quickly as the 5 lbs did. Clarity and chemistry appear the same so just gonna stick with it.
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    Purex 4036 DE amount 5.3 (label) vs 3.6 (online manual)

    So I'm thru opening, and was looking at the amount of DE that is required for the 4036 filter media - and I found an online manual vs label discrepancy [snip] from the pentair online manual Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) Precoat Requirements Filter Model *By Weight Number Pounds 4024 2.4 4036 3.6...
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    plumbing help after filter ... CPVC / PVC 1.5" joining new Jandy

    Will do. I didn't adjust the port yet. Thanks for looking. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
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    plumbing help after filter ... CPVC / PVC 1.5" joining new Jandy

    You guys give me pool muscles. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
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    plumbing help after filter ... CPVC / PVC 1.5" joining new Jandy

    Ok. I finished. It wasn't so so scary. Pvc is very forgiving.
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    plumbing help after filter ... CPVC / PVC 1.5" joining new Jandy

    So the top pic shows the plumbing in all it's glory - the chlorinator used to sit between the 1.5" pvc pipe with 3/8" hole in pic 2 and the 2" pvc hole with 3/8" hole in pic 3. I've cut the 2inch out - that wasnt too scary, and is a straightforward replumb, what i want to do is figure out the...
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    plumbing help after filter ... CPVC / PVC 1.5" joining new Jandy

    Hi All, Getting ready to replace a 2 way 180 degree Jandy with a 3way to provide for a clean water pressure side leg to feed a pool cleaner. Have a couple of questions, and then wanted to make sure I'm going down the right path. In a normal lots of space plumbing world - would be able to add...
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    HELP! Concrete Sealer got into pool

    If it's mobile (i.e - not sticking to anything) - just get a leaf rake and rake it out - if it's too small for that - then just keep vacuuming the pool until you get it. Only thing that I would panic about is if it's sticking to something and causing a problem.
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    Polaris 360 connector

    Is that an extension nipple into a return port? What kind of pool do you have?
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    DE required for older filter. Clearwater Waterways DE

    Cool. Ty Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
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    DE required for older filter. Clearwater Waterways DE

    Both of them look like they were in the sun. I will look more closely at the multiport the next time I'm over. All of the marking on the labels are bleached out from the elements. There is a number on the label that looks etched. Probably a serial or model number D100900 Sent from my Nexus 4...
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    DE required for older filter. Clearwater Waterways DE

    Hi all Have a friend that bought a house with a Sylvan pool and the filter is a Clearwater DE. The filter is about 48 inches tall from the bottom of the filter to the top of pressure gauge , does anyone know if that is the 48 or 60 square foot filter? Appreciate the help. Sent from my...
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    So I did the borates and it looks GOOD. now about TA for the future

    Thanks Chem geek - I was remembering my pKa / buffering charts from freshmen chem :), like that analogy of the spring, makes it easier to think about how the pool will react to ph adjustements. It hasn't been a hard time maintaining the ph with the sodium bicarb / (3" tabs) + powder shock, and...
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    So I did the borates and it looks GOOD. now about TA for the future

    I've been doing tf methods / chemical adds for about 2 years, this is my first year to try the borates. As long as there is no trouble maintaining TA in a borate pool with with bicarb all will be well. Was asking more because of the guidance to "get the TA right BEFORE adding borates".
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    So I did the borates and it looks GOOD. now about TA for the future

    Adding borax wasn't bad and ph rebalanced out nicely after the acid. (Just remember - do as you oughta - add acid to water ) before starting the TA was ballpark correct, about 80-100 ppm. Couple of questions.. 1) Does the TA chemistry change once the borates are in play? (I guess that the...
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    Awwww Crud.... lightning?

    Re: Awwww ****.... lightning? Thanks a lot ohm boy - it was so obvious afterwards what was going on - but in the heat of the troubleshooting moment (i.e. coming back 1 hour before sunset from a 12 hours vacation drive) - my brain didn't process it. Really appreciate your help. There needs...
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    Awwww Crud.... lightning?

    Re: Awwww ****.... lightning? It feels so good to see the pumps turning over again. WHEW. I ran about 70 feet of the uf3 to a breaker panel in the box - was concerned about the ground wire being bare - but as I thought it thru - I wasn't all that concerned. This is powering the pb4 /...
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    Awwww Crud.... lightning?

    Re: Awwww ****.... lightning? OHM boy / Jason - you are both good at this. I did check each outside and they individually check out 120 - but when I check them lug to lug ... 16V. (Actually - I did this test at the breaker first - and I noticed something wasn't right with just checking the...
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    Awwww Crud.... lightning?

    Re: Awwww ****.... lightning? Power lugs are hot on both pumps, and the grounds checked out as good. (i.e. - the voltage wrt to the ground was good in on each of the power lugs.) I"ll post more tommorow on this - only got to do the basics tonight before it got dark. --Adrian
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    Awwww Crud.... lightning?

    Re: Awwww ****.... lightning? the grounds / feeds are good :( back to the power feeds on the pumps. I have NOT a CLUE what caused them both to die aside from the possibility of a lightning strike. This is not a good feeling :(. Any ideas guys? --Adrian
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    Awwww Crud.... lightning?

    Hi guys, I just got back from a week of vacation to a situation. The Intelliflo, and the pb4-60 I installed in the past month are not turning on. When I got to the house - the breaker was tripped, not sure WTF there - but after checking both legs of the 220, they are hot to both the...