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    New Pool Owner

    I bought my first house in march and it has my first pool. I'm in Naperville, a suburb of Chicago. I'm looking forward to opening the pool and spending most of the summer in it.
    Current & First Pool: In-Ground w/Liner 18'x37' 20,500 gallons
    1 HP Hayward Super Pump
    Hayward Superflex Filter EC75A

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    Re: New Pool Owner

    M,

    Welcome to TFP... A Great resource for all Chicago pool owners...

    Enjoy your time with us...

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    Re: New Pool Owner

    Welcome to TFP! Make a pool signature and post a pic of your new pool. I've had mine just over a month. It's been TFP all the way and looks great. Do you have a test kit yet?

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    Re: New Pool Owner



    Minus the ladder.

    Currently
    Current & First Pool: In-Ground w/Liner 18'x37' 20,500 gallons
    1 HP Hayward Super Pump
    Hayward Superflex Filter EC75A

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    Re: New Pool Owner

    Welcome to TFP!

    I like pic A a lot better!
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    Re: New Pool Owner

    Thanks. I am having some trees removed next week. After that I'll start getting rid of the algae...


    Current & First Pool: In-Ground w/Liner 18'x37' 20,500 gallons
    1 HP Hayward Super Pump
    Hayward Superflex Filter EC75A

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    Re: New Pool Owner

    I see bubbling in my pump window when I go full skimmer with my 3 way valve. When it's 50/50 main to skimmer I don't see these agitation. Does that mean there is air being pulled in that line? I noticed my skimmer didn't have the basket or any kind of door or lid. I got replacements but I've been reading about some kind of valve that sits in the bottom? Any input would be appreciated.


    Current & First Pool: In-Ground w/Liner 18'x37' 20,500 gallons
    1 HP Hayward Super Pump
    Hayward Superflex Filter EC75A

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    Re: New Pool Owner

    Most likely your water level is too low and you're getting a vortex and drawing air. In that case it's either the pool level is too low or the weir (flapper) is stuck. You say you have no weir, so go take a look for a whirlpool and raise the water level.

    If your skimmer well has two openings, then you need a diverter. If your main drain has a dedicated line, that's not likely, so no diverter would be needed.

    You should have a basket in there to catch big stuff before it can lodge in the pipes and plug them. If it doesn't lock in somehow, a big river rock- bigger than the pipe opening -- will fix that.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
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    Re: New Pool Owner

    Thanks. I will put the basket and weir in and actually look at the skimmer when it's running and look for the vortex.


    Current & First Pool: In-Ground w/Liner 18'x37' 20,500 gallons
    1 HP Hayward Super Pump
    Hayward Superflex Filter EC75A

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    Re: New Pool Owner

    There is only one line in the bottom of the skimmer and what looks like an overflow drain.


    Current & First Pool: In-Ground w/Liner 18'x37' 20,500 gallons
    1 HP Hayward Super Pump
    Hayward Superflex Filter EC75A

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    Re: New Pool Owner

    What is the best way to determine what model number my Perflex filter is?
    MODELS: EC65A, EC75A
    Current & First Pool: In-Ground w/Liner 18'x37' 20,500 gallons
    1 HP Hayward Super Pump
    Hayward Superflex Filter EC75A

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    Re: New Pool Owner

    Quote Originally Posted by Mkleisch View Post
    What is the best way to determine what model number my Perflex filter is?
    MODELS: EC65A, EC75A
    Lacking a readable label, it appears only by disassembly. The exploded parts diagram https://www.hayward-pool.com/pdf/man...C65A-EC75A.pdf shows the only difference to be the length of the fingers, er "flex tubes". EC 65 13 3/8, EC 75 16 1/4
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: New Pool Owner

    I also noticed a very small dimple in the EC75A bubble.


    Current & First Pool: In-Ground w/Liner 18'x37' 20,500 gallons
    1 HP Hayward Super Pump
    Hayward Superflex Filter EC75A

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