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    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...
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    Bought a home and over my head

    Hello everyone! I just bought my first home and it has an in ground pool. I have no knowledge whatsoever on pool maintenance but I’m willing to learn. The previous owners left me nothing so I have no clue what I need to do or even what I have. I know that my pool vacuum doesn’t work but I can’t...
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    Pool pump stopped priming

    About a week after opening my pool, the pump stopped priming when it turns on. I've tried a bunch of things trying to find an air leak on the suction side above ground. There is very little piping above ground before the pump. I have 1 main drain and 1 skimmer, changing to block either has zero...
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    Could I have damaged my pump?

    Today while getting ready to vacuum my pool, I mistakenly closed all three valves leading to the pump while it was running, thinking for some reason the vacuum valve was open. I quickly realized my mistake when the vacuum hose wasn't pulling any water, but the pump was dry and starved for about...
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    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...
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    Sand filter pressure going up really fast

    Hi ya'll Im new to this forum but I have gotten some useful information from it. I've got a problem with a customers equipment, when I first got there the pool was green, so I treated it accordingly but the pressure of the filter was going way high. After removing the valve I found out the sand...
  7. 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...
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    Replacing single speed pump with dual or variable speed

    Hi all, I’m looking to replace a single speed pump that died at the end last season with either a dual speed or variable speed pump.I live in the northeast, so the pool is open for about 4 months a year and it’s not very large (9k gallons) or a very complicated setup. My pool guy recommends a...
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    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...
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    Pentair Whisperflo frozen ... found crack

    Hi, I noticed there is another post with similar situation where my Pentair Whisperflo frozen during Texas freeze and now I find some cracks on my pump. See the attached images. Im trying to apply epoxy along these cracks and am waiting for it to cure to see if that would work. I also...
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    power outage, pool freezes and possible pump replacement advise.

    Hi, I am in DFW area, temperature was below 10 degree and our power went out overnight(pump was running all the time before outage) I realized outage in the morning, i shut the pump power from breaker, i opened the drain plug of the pump strainer pot and put it back very loose so the water can...
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    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...
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    Pump/Filter Replacement

    First time post, but have really appreciated all the advice in other forums in the first year I've owned my pool. Both my filter and pump have leaks and the valves also need to be replaced. The pool is about 15k gallons and the pump is 2in pipe 35ft to 1st skimmer, 65 ft to 2nd skimmer. No...
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    Replacing pump (on a budget) basic questions

    I've got a 15k gallon in-ground pool, and I think my pump is dying. It's about 11 years old. My local pool repair person says that's about its life expectancy, and I'm noticing it's not doing a great job of pulling the water and keeping the pool clean, and I see air bubbles daily which I can't...
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    Intelliflo VS pump tripping GFCI breaker

    Hi, I've read around the forum, but I can't seem to find a similar post, so here we go... I came home to find that my pool pump was not running. Went down to check it out and found the the Pentair 220amp GFCI breaker was tripped in the control cabinet. I tried to reset it and it immediately...
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    Dead Hayward VSP

    Hey All, I came home to a dead "features" pump. Pump runs a waterfall and 6 jets in the pool. Strange part was, the CB in my house popped. Not the one on the OmniLogic panel. Hmmm. So, I've not had very good luck with Hayward pumps or Drivers. I know, join the club. I have two SP3400VSP...
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    2-speed pump only runs on low speed

    We have a brandnew Hayward Powerflo Matrix 2 speed pump installed April 2020 by a professional electrician. Everything was working fine until yesterday when I noticed that the pump won’t work on High Speed. But it works on Low Speed. I’ve checked the pump basket and nothing is blocking it. No...
  18. tmking86

    Pump amperage

    We have a new Hayward W3CC15093S XStream Above-Ground Pool Filter Pump System, 1.5 HP, rated at 15amps, single speed. It is pulling 14 amps continuously. Is this "normal"? Also, the motor is hot to the touch but has not shut off. We live in the Tampa Bay area and it is 90 degrees outside but...
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    New impeller now tripping

    Hi All I was given a summer waves/polygroup cartridge filter pump. Had it a for a month. Didn’t work great so I inspected it and it needed a new impeller. Replaced it today and boy does it move water. However, now the built in gfci trips. First I had it plugged into a protected receptacle which...
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    Real basic pool automation suggestions and pump replacement

    I have a 15,000-gallon inground pool with the following: 1 pool light that works off a switch inside the house, which is not working at the moment, I suspect needs a new bulb. Intermatic basic mechanical timer, which needs to be replaced, not keeping time and until it stopped working...
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    Hayward sp32900vsp

    I just built a brand new in ground pool for the family. Finally filled it with water today and I can't get the pump to turn on. Nothing happens. I have it setup to a hayward aquaplus, using a 240v siemens qt 15amp breaker. I have even tried just connecting it directly to the breaker instead of...
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    Trying to replace Circulation pump

    Howdy! first time on this forum, hope everyone is having a good day. I'm trying to replace the circulation pump in a Balboa EL Neptune (pretty sure that's what its called) Original pump in Hot tub was a Waterway cp-1/15-1n22a 3410020-0E motor The pump motor specs are labeled as follows 1/8 H.P...
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    HELP! New 2 HP pump PSI at 46/filter leaking

    Hi there - Our 1.5 hp pool motor/pump died and our local pool supply recommended going to a 2hp. Sounded ok.....the circulation in pool is fantastic! HOWEVER, now after 1 month with new pump our Hayward Pro Series S180T has started leaking.....first at a seam, now today, also from the head...
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    need help purchasing new pool pump

    Hello All-- Needing support with purchasing a new pool pump for an in-ground pool. Currently have a Hayward Flo pump purchased in or around 2012; I am being told the motor has gone out. Is this the standard life of one of these pumps? 2nd any recommendations on the best pump brands, vendors for...
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    What is the process of adding salt to a 32 x16 Intex pool?

    Do we need to wait to get in the pool a certain amount of time after adding? I have read to turn off salt water generator but turn on pump As you insert salt. The directions with the pool are confusing. Husband and I are terribly stressed. We have never had a pool and we seem to...
  26. grumpyveteran

    Just got our 24ft installed today! A couple of questions....

    What do you guys do for landscaping around yours? Our yard was pretty unlevel so it’s lower in the front and raised in the back in comparison to the surrounding ground. This brings me to my other question: how uneven can it be before I should be concerned? Measurements I just took were 13” at...
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    What's happening with my pump? Making more noise every day.

    Hi! Rental home with crappy built pool and pool installation. My pump was never one of the quietest in the world. Apart from that, they have built my pump outside close to the pool itself so you always hear it when it's working. Lately my pump has started to make more and more noise and my...
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    Pool builder is recommending SuperPump 1.5hp (not VSP)

    Hello this is my first post and I appreciate any feedback - I am 1 week into my pool journey (deposit is in with pool builder and the engineering plans are being drawn up) I will be having a heat pump and salt water generator installed with the new pool. The pool installer thinks the VSP is not...
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    Need help with my return fitting!

    Anybody successfully achieved proper water circulation with an Intex pump return fitting? I can put my finger in and push to change the angle, but it only moves about 5 or 10 degrees in any direction. Still blowing basically straight forward and towards the middle of the pool. And no, the cap...
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    VSF pump benefits convinced me, but now that I have it, don’t know what to do!

    Hello Experts, Brand new pool construction completed late last week. We purchased the Pentair Intelliflo VSF pump. However, while the manual is great at teaching me how to program Speeds 1-4, I still don’t know what to do with them! 1: what does egg timer mode mean? 2: I live in crazy heat OK...