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    Hayward H250 heater winterization question

    I'm closing my pool for the first time and I've read elsewhere that you should disconnect the pressure switch in the heater. The Hayward manual states for winterization all that needs to be done is remove/disconnect the drain plug, gas and power. So do I need to disconnect the pressure switch or...
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    LED Light winterization...I need a sanity check here

    My lights are at the same height as my returns so when I close they will not be under water (until later in the winter when snow melt brings the level back up).
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    LED Light winterization...I need a sanity check here

    I don't think these lights use a niche but I'm not 100% sure. They are small Hayward LED lights. I was wondering if I can just leave them be (same height as the returns) or if I have to take them out (or attempt to) and put them on the pool deck or sink them......My biggest concern is ice...
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    LED Light winterization...I need a sanity check here

    I know this is an old thread but what did you end up doing with the lights? I have the same ones and I'm a new pool owner- it will be my first time closing.
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    Can I blow out lines through sand filter?

    I was reading on another thread that after you finished backwashing and rinsing the sand filter you should put it on Recirculate before blowing out the return lines. I'd rather do it your way (leave it on Filter) as I have my sand filter in my shed with no drainage. I'm dreading draining the...
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    Hayward modified pool pump cover for closing

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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    Hayward modified pool pump cover for closing

    I would like to make a modified pool pump cover for my Hayward super pump to attach my shop vac to blow out the lines. What is the best way to accomplish this? Should I just use a hole saw (ones for doors) and then stick an adapter in there that the vacuum can hook up to? Considering the lid...
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    Using backwash during closing?

    Awesome idea! Thanks!
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    Using backwash during closing?

    My waste line is hard piped. I would have to run almost 100ft of garden hose to expel the water using the sump pump.
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    Using backwash during closing?

    I was reading on a thread here (I think) that if you want to continue using your pool pump to drain water (assuming you have a main drain hooked up to the skimmer as I do) after it gets below the skimmer is to run a sump pump from the pool into the skimmer to keep the water level up in the...
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    Using backwash during closing?

    Thanks for all the replies. This will be my first year closing. I'm going to do a regular backwash, rinse and then lower it the rest of the way on the waste setting.
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    Using backwash during closing?

    Is there any harm in backwashing in order to bring the water level down to the bottom of the skimmer mouth opening during draining for winter closing?
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    Bouncy castle air blower for closing?

    I'll be closing my pool myself this year and was wondering if anyone had any luck using a bouncy castle blower to clear lines. Pic attached. I can't find any literature regarding CFM on this. I also have a small Ridgid vacuum that I was going to try to use if not.
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    Steps in applying Magic Lube II to pump basket o-ring?

    Good to know. My only issue is that I can't just keep it on LO for a couple days straight because I'll end up getting too much air in my pump. I have to manually switch it to HI for a couple of minutes to purge the air.
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    Steps in applying Magic Lube II to pump basket o-ring?

    I should have called it a gasket as opposed to an o-ring.
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    Skimmer float valve question.

    So I have my main drain connected to the skimmer with a slide plate that I use to control how much flow I want from it. Right now it's about 50% covered. I'm about to install a float valve in the skimmer (Hayward 1080) just in case my water falls below the skimmer mouth opening my pump won't...
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    Bad to keep higher than normal FC?

    I was just wondering what is the harm in keeping my FC at 20ppm with a CYA of 80. From what I learned here you can swim as long as your FC is below SLAM level.
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    Is my SLAM finished?

    So I did the OCLT test last night. Went from 24.5ppm to 22ppm over 10 hours. I'm assuming I haven't passed the OCLT test? Or is my FC too high and need to bring it further down to get an accurate OCLT?
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    Wiring a 2sp Hayward pump to automatically switch from HI to LO?

    I'm finding that if I keep it on LO a small air bubble forms in the pump basket that slowly gets bigger over time. When it's on HI there is no air. If I leave it on LO for too long I'm afraid the pump will run dry.
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    Wiring a 2sp Hayward pump to automatically switch from HI to LO?

    Not sure if this is possible..... Is there a way to wire my Hayward 2sp pump to my timer so I can run it on high then low automatically through the timer? Right now I have to manually switch HI/LO on the pump itself as the timer just turns the pump on/off. My timer is an AUBE T1040 Thx
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    Steps in applying Magic Lube II to pump basket o-ring?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question. I wanted to lube my pump basket o-ring on my Hayward 2sp pump as I'm getting a small air bubble forming and becoming larger over time when running on the lower speed. My question is how to properly lubricate the o-ring. Does the o-ring need to be removed...
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    Stable chemistry, cloudy after adding phosfree

    I wasn't able to make it to the US to by my kit either. I ordered it (K-2006) from Amazon for $150. Keep in mind that if you do get the 2006 and not the 2006-C you will need to by more R-8071 as that is the reagent you will use the most. I had to buy a bottle(2oz.) off Amazon for $35 last...
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    Is my SLAM finished?

    I won't be home till tomorrow morning at 7am. It's overcast and raining 3-5mm here today (Toronto). My SWCG is off and pump is running 24/7. Any thoughts as to what should I expect the FC loss to be tomorrow morning? I was using the pool math app to determine chlorine needs during slam and...
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    Is my SLAM finished?

    I'm trying to determine if my SLAM is done. Water has been crystal clear for 3 days at 31ppm with 80 CYA. Did the OCLT last night. Test at 10pm was 31ppm and this morning at 6am it was 29ppm. Is it normal to lose 2ppm with such a high chlorine saturation (31) or do I need to keep SLAMming...
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    SLAM and SWCG

    Ok thanks. One more question- is there any way to use a 5ml sample of water instead of 10ml as I'm going through my drops fast when testing for 31ppm. Thx
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    SLAM and SWCG

    Is it OK to have the SWCG running during a SLAM? I just started a SLAM as my pool water was getting cloudy. CYA is 80. I brought it up to 31ppm using 15L of chlorine.
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    Cloudy water with all tests in range?

    Hoping someone can give me some direction on what to do next. My pool has slowly become cloudy over the past few days. I can still see the bottom of the deep end, but it's not as clear as it was say a week ago. All my test results are within acceptable range and my CC is either 0.5 or 0. I...
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    Shipping TFT test kits

    Thanks everyone. This fourm is the best!
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    Shipping TFT test kits

    I wanted to order off tftedtkits to Florida so a friend can bring them back to Toronto when he travels there. My question is in regards to shipping. I don't want it shipped via UPS because he may not be at home to sign for them. It says on the website that I can choose USPS, but when Ichoose...
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    Quick TA question.

    Thx for the quick reply!