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  1. Modawg2k

    How to remove slide valve

    I have a Pentair Triton II with a side mount slide valve. This thing is overdue for a cleaning since it gets stuck all the time. I unscrewed the nut but cannot pull out the shaft. I've released the pressure in the system but still stuck. Any tips?
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    Increasing water temp strategy

    Ok thanks. I guess I'll wait for it to raise the regular way.
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    Increasing water temp strategy

    I would like to raise the water temperature of our pool a lot earlier this summer than what it normally does without any external effort. Tell me if I'm crazy: I plan to run the water through our rock water feature every day when we are in low speed so that more water is exposed to our air...
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    Can I do this for a backwash

    I'll look into the idea of a vac hose instead. I did have concerns already over the bw hose kinking up and tearing over time. I really need ~80ft to reach the furthest areas of the grass so I could connect a few smaller ones. Could you point in the right direction of the product I would need...
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    Can I do this for a backwash

    Thanks. I've thought long and hard if flooding my grass with the salt water pool would be ok. My grass is watered to about 7-9" every 2 to 3 days, so like you mentioned, I feel that it would be ok since it will be diluted pretty quickly. - - - Updated - - - Yup, that looks perfect, i'll...
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    Can I do this for a backwash

    Thanks. A backwash hose it is. I already have a 50 foot backwash hose but need another 50 to reach all parts of the grass. Do you think I’m able to link another 50 foot hose together or do I need to get a complete 100 foot hose? I’m trying to think of what fitting would be needed to link them.
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    Can I do this for a backwash

    I would like to water my grass when I backwash, as opposed to what I've been doing for years (the street). I have a 1-1/2" pipe coming out of my filter. Would I be able to get that pvc to attach to a garden hose and water the grass that way? Or is backwashing through a garden hose not the...
  8. Modawg2k

    Connecting backwash hose to pump

    Do I need any special adapter at the end of my 1.5" pipe coming from the pool filter to attach to a standard backwash hose with a clamp? Or is the clamp enough to keep the hose attached?
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    Rubber Stopper for Weir Door Help!

    I tried in a previous post to get any insight but no luck. Here's a picture of the setup. I had to get a new rubber stopper for my weir door. I cannot for the life of me get the thing to fit into the little hole. Anyone with experience have any tips? I've tried pool lube but that did not work.
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    Fla Weir Rubber Stopper Install

    anyone have an idea? I'm sure many have had to install this rubber stopper in their skimmer, it's a Pentair skimmer if that matters
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    Fla Weir Rubber Stopper Install

    I had to get a new rubber stopper for my weir door. I installed one a few years ago but cannot remember how I got this thing to fit. I've tried greasing it up with pool lube and pushing it into the hole but no luck. Any advice...
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    backwash setup

    Do I need to add a 90 degree elbow to my backwash pipe before attaching my hose to the cut backwash pipe? Or can a hose run directly off that cut pipe and make it's own 90 degree turn without getting kinked up?
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    Thoughts on long run times

    I appreciate the discussion. Yeah this guy was referring to keeping the water crystal clear all the time, not so much in regards to chemical levels, even though they are related. I was only using him for a pipe repair, I manage my own pool and I'm perfectly fine with how it looks.... but I...
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    Thoughts on long run times

    I know TFP's take on how long to run the pool..... basically you can run it for short amount of time as long as things are keeping clean. I had a pool guy over last week to repair something and he was saying to run the VS pump at low speed for practically 24/7 (minus peak electrical hours), and...
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    Is condensation in there bad?

    so this is my 2nd light that has failed in this location in the 8 years since I've had my pool.... is it poor design of the light that keeps letting moisture in? Should I be looking to other companies
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    Is condensation in there bad?

    This pool light has malfunctioned and will not sync with the other lights and produces odd colors. Is it supposed to be completely dry within the housing?
  17. Modawg2k

    When to turn on pump after refill

    I am currently refilling my pool. Can I turn my pump back on if I shut off the skimmer and leave only the main drain on for circulation?
  18. Modawg2k

    Bloated bleach

    This bleach bought 1 month ago has seen a little sun and now it’s all bloated. Do you think it’s still good?
  19. Modawg2k

    Rebuilding Backwash Setup.

    Phoenix definitely recommends the cleanout, especially for pool drains. I would just have to figure out the ideal way to connect a pool backwash to the cleanout
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    Rebuilding Backwash Setup.

    Thanks. I didn't think about it before, but I have my drain cleanouts in the front yard not too far from this fence. Could I just plumb into that or is that not generally recommend to mess with the house plumbing?
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    Rebuilding Backwash Setup.

    When my pool equipment was installed years ago the backwash was not design well. Long story short, all plumbing for my backwash have been cut up to the pump and I'm looking to find a way to make it both aesthetically pleasing and easy to function. My initial thoughts are to just plumb the pipe...
  22. Modawg2k

    Is this the correct salt?

    I don't own a softtener, but I do have my garage plumbed for it. CH is the killer for my pool.... it's the reason my IC builds up so quickly and why I'm doing a refill. My last reading was 1250. Our fill water from the city is 250-300 and that is what is plumbed into the leveler.
  23. Modawg2k

    Is this the correct salt?

    It's all good, I don't think there was much more to ad to the original content. I think we agree the original salt I posted will be fine. I also overfilled with salt the last time I refilled my pool and I had to do some partial drains but then it was never issue. I've never had a rise issue...
  24. Modawg2k

    Paramount Water Valve

    When you are brave enough to get in, then that's one place you can look :-) Or you can contact paramount and ask if there are other ways to determine your system. I have always found their customer service to be quick and informative.
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    Paramount Water Valve

    Well do you know which cleaning heads you have? Mine have the name on the top of them PV3
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    Paramount Water Valve

    Easy to pop them out. There is a tool ( Paramount Large Nozzle Tool - Plastic (PCC2000/Vantage/Vanquish) ) that makes it easy to pull them out. I have heads that stick up sometimes and they just need to be pulled out and then placed back in... this is due to debris getting into them. Just...
  27. Modawg2k

    Is this the correct salt?

    Last time I did a pool refill, the pellets were huge and easily dissolved. I'm pretty sure the one I referenced is ok. I can't see ingredients online so I'll have to look at the store. There's another one which is one to clearly stay away from - - - Updated - - - I think that one is...
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    Paramount Water Valve

    I have a Paramount water valve and mine runs when my VS pump is at about 1800. It cycles through all 6 ports at that speed and my cleaning heads pop up.... granted I use above 3000 RPM for my cleaning cycle. Sorry if this was answered, but what rpm's is your pump putting out that's not...
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    Is this the correct salt?

    That one is not available near me so far from what i can see.... hopefully someone can chime in with the one I pictured