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  1. K

    Best Filter for 20,000 gallon in ground pool?

    We are looking to replace our purex triton 2000 DE filter purchased in October 1999. We have had issues with green algae on the walls of the pool - chemicals are in line but we started to see DE shooting back into the pool. We have replaced the grids and just about everything on the filter we...
  2. K

    Spillway needed or not with Magic Falls on spa wall?

    I’m in construction and everyone says I will need a spillway for my attached spa. Won’t the spa water blend/filter with pool water through the drain/infloor? One of the spa/pool walls will have a magic waterfall going into the pool. I can add a spillway on the other wall but prefer not to if...
  3. J

    Multiport Valve - DE v Sand Filter

    Hi everyone, I searched and could not find the answer I'm looking for so any help is appreciated. I have a Pentair Quad DE 60 filter. I recently installed a superflo VST, and a Intellichlor60. My MPV has been sticky and leaky for the past year, so while they were replacing these parts I had...
  4. S

    Need help identifying a part

    Hello, I am a new pool owner. We recently bought a home and had older equipment replaced. However there is one item that I have no idea what it is and what it does. I only know that it is leaking and needs to be replaced. I have been told that since I live in Los Angeles County that years ago a...
  5. D

    Choosing the right SWG and a heat pump (for cooling!)

    Hello, Here is the pool - it is very small and irregular, but I estimate volume at around 10 cubic metres (2640 gallons). It turned green 10 minutes (OK - 3 days) after being filled. I have acquired but not yet fitted a pump and filter combo in a fiberglass box. The pump is 0.5hp, and claims a...
  6. T

    Filter and Pump upgrade suggestions?

    6000 gal vinyl Intex (Bestway) above-ground pool. Current pump is 1500gal/hr, 0.5hp pump. The sand filter is 10” across, 0.54ft2. Right now the sand filter is small enough that I have to backwash at least twice a week (family of 5 — I can get maybe 2 days of all of us swimming in it before I...
  7. Cwiggs

    DE filter questions

    Hello TFP! Recently I noticed a lot of dirt on the bottom of my pool. We've had some monsoons recently so I figured it was just extra dirty from that. I got out the manual vacuum and started vacuuming. While vacuuming I noticed debris coming out of the returns, It looks like almost anything...
  8. A

    Can I put an Intex 2800 filter on my 9 x 18 intex pool?

    I have an 9 x 18 ultra xtr pool with the intex 1200 gph pump and sand filter; I also have the intex CG2667 SWG (which can be used with a 700-3200 gph pump). I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my pool. (I am a first-timer, can you tell?) It is in our shaded, wooded backyard and I keep an intex solar cover on...
  9. MyAZPool

    Difference in Pentair Cartridge Filters

    Does anyone definitively know the difference between the two Pentair (CCP520) filters? The two part numbers are: 160332 EC-160332 The EC version is about $200.00 more expensive than the non-EC version... The best that I can find is that the EC possibly has a better warranty or something to...
  10. C

    How can I remove air in filter if I open the lid to take a look at the sand ?

    Hi everyone, I would like to open up the filter to take a look at the sand and see if its loosened or clumped together. If I remove the lid, should I remove the water to check the state of the sand ? Also how do I remove the air that will get in the filter once the lid is opened ? Once I close...
  11. C

    Debris Keeps Accumulating After Vacuuming

    My husband and I are first year pool owners. Whenever we vacuum, the pool looks great for a few hours to a day, and then the whole bottom is covered in little mounds of black debris. We’ve replaced our cartridge filter and vacuum head. A technician has come out and serviced our filter. He said...
  12. J

    Getting Sand in Pool, brand new pool

    Hi All, I'm brand new to the world of pool ownership. Last summer, mid July, I had a 24' ABG pool installed. From day one, I kept getting small amounts of filter sand accumulating in the bottom of my pool. Silly me, I thought this may be something to do with everything being new, a break in...
  13. O

    Replace cartridge filter with?

    We have been in this house for 4 1/2 years. After the first summer, it was recommended (by Leslie's) that I replace the existing DE filter with a Jacuzzi J-CQ420 cartridge filter. I may have made a bad decision based on their advice that it would only need cleaning twice a year, but I now think...
  14. mkmscr

    Skimmer socks

    Happy Friday everyone! I know many of us are fans of using skimmer socks and I needed to replenish myself for the season. I just scored a nice deal on Amazon for a 12 pack for $9 bucks. Same brand I usually purchase but on sale. They’ll last all season for sure. Anyway, I thought I’d share. Have...
  15. U

    System not circulating water

    So I had recently purchases a home with a pool and have been having flow issues consistently since opening. I tried backwashing a few times and rinsing, but nothing improved. The jets in the pool are very weak when on the filter setting but worked better when set to recirculate. Finally, I...
  16. B

    Backwash Low Flow-not sure filter is working

    We've had a 24' above ground for about 15 years now. Over this time I have "experimented" with multiple setup. The last couple of years I've been using a sand filter (second hand given to me) . This spring I was gifted a new sand filter (Blue Devil) which came with the multivalve. I also...
  17. N

    Urgent - Please advice on how to bypass the filtration temporary?

    Hi, I am currently waiting for the new clamp for my Pentair Clean and Clear Plus filter because our current is bad, hence we couldn’t tighten it at the moment. The new part won’t arrive here until Tuesday. Meanwhile, can I bypass the filter to run the pump so the water can be circulated? If...
  18. D

    Need to replace doughboy sand filter

    Hello all! I have had a doughboy pump and filter for the past two seasons. Last season I started to notice sand coming out of the return and now in this third season, the problem is just too much to ignore. I want to replace the filter but would like to ditch sand filters because all that I am...
  19. R

    New filter, or just replace cartridge?

    10,000 gal round AGP FC: 6 CC: 0.5 CYA: ≤ 20 (Added 2 lbs. last night, still dissolving) PH: 7.5 TA: 70 Passed OCLT 5/18 Our 2 year old filter doesn't seem to be cutting it anymore. Water appears less than clear/sharp and there are silty deposits on the bottom despite vacuuming and brushing...
  20. M

    Keep your old cartridge filters- use them just to open your pool!

    I want to pass along what I think is a handy tip for pool owners with cartridge filters. I live in the northeast and I always seem to have a LOT of debris in my pool to contend with each spring. So it's no surprise that my pool filter gets a lot of debris in it from day one. What I learned is...
  21. Bafrye

    Slight drip

    Hi all, just opened our pool and noticed there’s a slight drip from the top of my filter. I didn’t notice it until about 2-3 days of the filter running. It appears to be coming from the one bolt. I did make sure it’s tight. First year opening the pool myself, pool company cleaned the filter when...
  22. Athena_Cleo

    Best SWG system, filter and pump for INTEX XTR Pool

    Hi, Everyone! I am new to this forum. I can't find an answer to my question. Maybe you guys will be able to help me, please ? I've ordered Ultra XTR Intex above the ground pool 18 X 52 round. I need to buy filter , pump and Saltwater system. What’s is the best compatible for Intex pool? I know...
  23. P

    Above Ground Pool Filter/Pump?

    Hey y'all. I am new to this forum (first post hah!) and am having some ground leveled and putting up an above ground 16x48 round pool shortly. I know the pump it comes with is garbage (as the reviews state), so I wanted to know what is a good quality pump/filter to use for it that is not too...
  24. PointeTaken

    I’m tired of replacing my pressure gauge

    For the third consecutive year, I find myself having to replace my filter pressure gauge. I’ve tried both OEM and replacement brands. Based on the review section of virtually every product I’ve looked at online, I’m not the only one. So...is there anything I can do to mitigate this, or is there...
  25. S

    Very fine dirt in pool

    We had our Pentair 1hp Superflo pump crack from the Texas winter storm and I replaced the pump with a Superflo 1.5hp pump. Ever since then I have very fine dirt in the pool. I have vacuumed twice and it always returns. Granted I didn't vacuum to waste because I thought the dirt was from high...
  26. S

    Introduction of Me!

    Hi all. As a former lifeguard, I always maintained the pool on site. But maintaining your own is a whole new world. Im looking forward to having a community to help me. And I look forward to helping all of you too. Bookmarking this site! Currently I am looking to place a fence on my pool: a 15...
  27. Notauser

    How to remove filter plumbing for deep filter cleaning

    I have a Hayward 300lb sand filter with the multi port valve on top. When the installer put it and the pump in last year it looks like everything is hard plumbed in. I didn’t really notice until started sizing up how to do a filter deep clean in preparation for the season. So how can I deep...
  28. R

    Upgrading old equipment

    I'm planning to upgrade some of my older pool equipment this spring, looking for some feedback to see if i'm on the right path or if better options are available. Location: Central Indiana Use: We swim daily and like warmer water 78-82f. Pool Size: 18-38 oval inground, 4ft shallow to 10ft deep...
  29. S

    Polaris Alpha IQ+ cleaner picks up glass beads in the filter

    Bought the Polaris Alpha IQ+ robotic cleaner and I love it so far. It picks up leaves and debris quite well. Our pool has colored glass beads as part of it's finish, and I noticed that the cleaner picks up a few glass beads every time it cleans the pool floor/walls. Is this normal? The plaster...
  30. S

    Cloudy Water Coming Into Pool From Jet

    I had an issue with my pool this week. It had been a little cold over the last week so we weren't swimming. I had the cover on. I noticed a couple days ago the water was seriously cloudy. I shocked the pool and that did the trick. Pool is clear as can be now. All chem levels are reading good. I...