1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. A

    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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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. there anything I can do to mitigate this, or is there...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. RaleighDawg

    Oversize? SWG, Filter, Heater

    I read a lot of posts about over-sizing the SWG and filter when building a pool. We are about to get started and will be building a 21,000 gallon pool and i want to better understand what is considered oversized appropriately and what would be considered over kill. Our builder is showing a...
  13. starburst

    Sand / Particles in Pool

    This morning I found sand and small plastic particles in my pool, where they were located was right under a return in the shallow end. It looks like they were pushed out the return and landed right there on the pool floor. I do NOT have a sand filter. I attached a photo of the sand and the...
  14. M

    Can I limp along with no $ for repair?

    I (mistakenly) installed a cheap 18” sand filter and it is not compatible with my 2hp pump. On recirculate it works fine, but if I put it into filter mode it will over pressurize and send half of the water down the drain. Internally what’s happening is the multivalve on top of the filter gets...
  15. R

    Can I install 2 filter on my pool?

    Hi guys. I have an intex pool and upgraded the filter to the krystal clear sand filter a while ago. I’m Now upgrading my pool and getting a bigger one that comes also with a krystal clear sand filter. I was thinking of installing both of them separately on the new pool as it is quite large...
  16. F

    Filter housing cracked - should I upgrade the entire system?

    I have been using a Hayward EC-50 DE filter and a Hayward 3/4 HP pump on a 20,000 gal in-ground pool for 35 years. This system was installed by the original pool construction company. It has worked very well and has given me absolutely no problems. The filter housing has now developed a small...
  17. K

    Which filter! Need help ASAP!

    I am trying to decide the type of Filter to buy. I am learning towards to AQUAPRO 190 SQ. FT. CARTRIDGE FILTER SYSTEM. Any thoughts appreciated.
  18. E

    filter works?

    A week ago we bought from ebay a new 2500gph filter to replace the one that came with the pool. We intend to set up the pool for the summer in a couple of weeks. Is there a way to test the new filter if it is working without the pool?
  19. K

    Filter pressure in pool vs spa

    Hello, I have an inground pool with an associated spa. I am wondering if anyone has ever experienced the filter pressure tripling when the spa is isolated? This is a new issue so I thought I needed to backwash my system. After doing so, when I open all valves (pool and spa) or isolate the pool...
  20. lafonte98

    Running pump 24/7 with D.E. filter (Pentair FNS Plus 48sqft)

    Hello, I recently had my pool opened by my local pool company (the ones who installed it). They originally told me to run the pump for 23 hours a day and have it shut off for one hour. Since joining this forum, I was informed that makes no sense to stop it for only an hour after running for 23...
  21. northernpoolguy

    Equipment Replacement Advice

    Hi There, Hello from Toronto, Canada. I am looking to replace my pool equipment starting with my Sand Filter and my Hayward Super Pump (SP2607X10A). I have a very small kidney sized in ground pool 4000 USG (8 feet by 16 feet) that has 2 jets in the stairs (spa area) and 2 main jets. My pump...
  22. wedward

    Filter Storage & Swap Set

    I'm looking at getting a second set of filters for my C-4025, so I can quickly swap them out and get the pool back running, then clean the dirty ones in TSP/detergent, dry and store. I've searched around for any recommendations on storing the filters, and only see a few posts of people trying...
  23. Z

    Need Some Pool Plumbing Help/Advice

    Hello Everyone, I need some assistance with my pool plumbing. The original installer of this pool placed the filter way too close to the fence, it's literally up against it and it's very difficult for me to do any maintenance. I want to remove and reposition my Jandy valve so that it faces...
  24. CombatVet13

    First filter clean and SLAM!

    I went through my first SLAM, and first Cartridge filter clean since the completion of my first pool Opening Mid July. Had a pool party this past Sunday, and the following day, I noticed I was going through chlorine abnormally high. Water remained clear etc., but fearing there was something in...
  25. R

    time sensitive - please help! DE FILTER CARTRIDGE QUESTION

    Hello pool warriors, I am planning a massive 4th of July party in my yard this week and ran into some serious trouble. 2 of the mesh liners of my DE filter cartridges (72 sq ft - 36 inchers) have 2-3 inch tears along the seams. I know that I need to buy a grid to replace these and can get on...
  26. A

    Chlorinating and filtering above ground pool

    So our pool is about 9,000 gallons and our filter pump is 2500 gph. How long should we let out filter run and when is the best time? Also should I put the chlorine tablets in the skimmer or floater? And if I use the floater do I take it out of the pool when the filter is off? Sorry for all the...
  27. C

    What DE should be used or avoided with DE filters?

    What Diatomaceous Earth (DE) should be used or avoided with DE filters? I haven't found very helpful information by googling similar questions. I tried to use food grade DE in my DE filter and quickly learned that I should probably stick to the DE that is labeled is sold for pool filtration...
  28. T

    Hayward 200 Sand Filter

    I have a new dome gasket coming for my Hayward 200S. The filter is leaking after a sand replacement and reusing the old gasket. I've already removed the dome twice trying to fix leak with old gasket. My question is, has anyone supplemented the gasket before with a bead of silicone (think...
  29. A

    Flocculent help!

    Hi! After weeks of trying to make my green pool clear and after having the chemicals balanced for two weeks I decided to use flocculent. I have an oval 18 by 33 above ground sand filter pool and I put the flocculent in last night. The flocculent as of tonight has still not dropped to the bottom...
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