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  1. New Artesian Island Elite spa. How to determine the Optimum Circulation Pump Setting For Captiva Elite for 2 ppl?. Default is 12+12 hrs (24hrs 7 days a week) - always on. Seems like for warmer months 8 and 8 with two 4hr breaks (or perhaps even 6 and 6) would extend pump life with nominal effect on heating and filtering. During Winter I would reset to run 12+12 to allow continual low level heating. Looking for optimum power efficiency and pump life. Thoughts?
  2. I have a pretty old (1998) California Cooperage tub, Model 105. Replaced the pump and heater last year and all was working perfect, up until a couple weeks ago. The filter cycle, which normally runs for 3 hours every 12 hours, has been cycling ON and OFF constantly during that 3 hour period... For example, during the 3 hour filter cycle, the pump (and sometimes the heater) will run for only about 2 minutes, then will shut off for about 20 minutes. This happens constantly throughout the 3 hour period. I initially though it was the pump overheating, but it does not get hot and there are no error codes. Also, if I manually turn on the pump, high or low, with the control panel, it runs totally fine for as long as I want it to. It has no problem maintaining the set temp throughout the day either. Could it be a circuit board issue? I believe its the original board still...Thanks in advance!
  3. Lyssafairbro

    Broken Filter

    Hello everyone! I recently moved into a new house and didn’t receive any information about the spa here. We are draining it and trying to clean it but the filter seems to be broken. I’m not sure if there’s a part I can buy to fix it or an easy way to hack it?
  4. I need advice. I am installing a fiberglass pool. The contractor is trying to place the heater/pump/system by our shed. However do the small slope of the yard, they have tired to build it on a cinderblock platform. Is this legal? safe? Thoughts on this please. We are meeting with the contractor tomorrow to discuss. They moved and installed it today without our consent. Stefani
  5. Rioduo

    Flood Cleanup

    looking for ideas how to cleanup Inground pool after river flood. I have a large amount of sand in bottom of pool and hoping I can get some idea's on ways to cleanup pool. I have a DE filter, but would like to minimize flow through filter since it would take no telling how many cycles to clear pool. I live in the Houston area, so if anyone knows of a rental place that specializes in temporary pool filter equipment I would really appreciate the help. Thanks, James
  6. Hey y'all! I am a frequent reader but decided to post my question here as other threads did not address it. Here it goes: I had an algae bloom post opening. I was travelling and FC level dropped. To me, it looked like mustard algae. I shocked it with 6 gallons of concentrated liquid chlorine. I also added algaecide because I had heard that mustard algae are quite resistant to chlorine. After a week of processing, brushing and vacuuming, I have no sign of algae but the pool is milky white. My test results are: Pool: 25k gallons FC: Still very high, literally off-the-chart Total Alk: 110 PH: 7.4 CYA: 60 Hardiness: 70 (going to increase after the pool clears) During the shocking process, I let my sand filter run 24x7 and back-washed twice a week. Pressure wouldn't build up too high, so didn't feel like I had to backwash more frequently. Since the pool was not clearing, I added this clarifier. I have to admit that I put 2x the amount I was supposed to, by mistake. It's been over two days now but it's not clear yet. I bought the house last year and am not sure when was the last time pool water and filter sand were replaced. My last option here is to flock it if it doesn't clear up. I decided to ask the group for input before moving forward. Thanks! This is how it looks today.
  7. Hi Everyone. Thankful there is a forum for pool aficionados to go to for help. Our issue: We have a Hayward CX1750 re filter (cartridge is perhaps 18 months old and the pool is rarely used (and always spotless) so to me the cartridge has not seen very high mileage), and a Sta-Rite 1 hp (1.65 hp) pump model p6e6e-206L running on a 20,000 gallon saltwater pool. recently added cyanuric acid so I needed to leave out filter baskets for a couple days. Ran through the process. Of course that is supposed to raise the pressure some for a couple of days. After four or five days, realized that pressure was staying high with the filter so I power washed the filter. Now, reassembled, the pressure has dropped from about 22psi to about 6-7 psi, which seems low compared to the typical average of 13-15psi for our pool. More importantly, the pump sounds like it has little stones in it EXCEPT when I reduced the flow at the intake on the skimmer (I just stuck some fingers in the intake pipe), which naturally increases suction. When I do that, the sound of small stones rolling around in the pump just goes away. Can't stand there with my hands in the pipe forever. I hope that somebody here has experienced this. Disassembling the pump doesn't look challenging, so if it seems that the impeller is at the heart of things, I can do that, but when we restarted the pump, it ran nearly silently for the first 8-10 seconds, then the stones noise kicked in, which suggests to me that there is nothing clogging the impeller. Any experience with this? If so, suggestions welcome very much. Thanks for reading! Bill
  8. Hi - I purchased a home in November that has a spa, and I am still looking for the proper filter. The model number of the spa is scratched out. All I know is that it's a fort wayne spa. I have pictures, but don't see how I can attach them to the forum. Can anyone please help me find the filter, so I can get my spa up and running. I know this isn't much info to go off of, but what else could I say about it that would help?
  9. I have a In Ground Pool that after the automatic cleaning system is engaged or regular filter is used sucks all the water out of the out take containment area that goes to the pump until it is sucking air. When this happens the pump is running air at this point and i have to shut the pump off. What I've done so far is: 1. Filled pool above the water line in water containment area that goes to the pump for filtering. 2. Cleaned both the trap filter and the paper filter. 3. Ran it using the auto cleaning system and without using the skimmer. 4. I've filled the pool up several times repeating this and water seems to going somewhere somehow. 5. Uncovered all the pipes up to where they go under the concrete and found no leaks. Please help and if not enough info let me know. David
  10. Hello, I am in the process of replacing all of our equipment as we complete a pool remodel here in Los Angeles. The only thing we are keeping is a Hayward Salt Chlorination System. We need to replace the heater, pump and filter on our approx. 24,000 gallon pool. Is a variable speed pump necessary? Worth the expense? Also, is 400k BTU overkill. We get pretty direct sun for most of the day from about 10am-5pm but the water never really gets above 75' consistently unless we have 90' weather for a few days straight. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!
  11. billy sharpstick

    Filter Replacement

    300 gallon spa: A few years ago, my built in tiny cartridge filter cracked. On the advise of a pool repairman, I replumbed it with a 50 sf Hayward C500 pool size cartridge filter. (He gave it to me. Said he was replacing them with larger ones and had a pile of them in his back yard.) It has worked well for for several years. I just replaced the 2 hp pump. While researching for the replacement, I saw that some filters have bypasses in them so that they open up at high speed and only filter during low speed. I can't find any info on this filter to determine if it has this, or if it is really needed. I'm also installing a used hot tub at another location and plan to do a similar upgrade there, too. It is a larger spa and will have higher traffic(more people) so increased filtering is important. Is this kind of filter a good choice, or would a sand or DE filter be better? Worse case, I'd like to have it stay clean and fresh over a 2 day party weekend with minimal maintenance.
  12. Without going into details of pump and filter, model and size, etc. I went away for a week. A neighbor who was watching the house noticed the pool pump was on, assumed we forgot to shut it off, and shut off the timer. It has now been off "4 or 5 days", in Arizona. I turned it back on, the pump started and ran for about 5 minutes, but no water flow. I shut the pump off, did not want to burn it out. Should it take that long to get started again, having been off 4-5 days?
  13. I moved into a home with a spa....It was dirty and had a leak at the pump. I was able clean and fix the spa which I am very happy about, however now I cannot find the filter part number. I have checked online everywhere that I can think of. I emailed Coleman but they do not have the information because it was built prior to 4/1/2010. If anyone out there has one of these or knows how I can find this information I would greatly appreciate it. Coleman Spa by Maax Model 107 Twilight Thank you so much Jessica
  14. Hello all, I've had my current spa filter cartridge for just over a year now and am wondering if it needs to be changed. I've checked a few places online that say what an expended filter should look like but mine seems to be in great condition. The ends are not cracked and have very little discoloration. The white filter material is white and clean. (We use the tub about once a week, 2 people) The only spot I see a little debris is in the middle if I push open the filter "blades" and look between. It's mainly cat hair. That stuff get everywhere.... Anyways, should I not risk it and buy a new one, or keep this filter for another year? I don't want to needlessly spend money on a new filter when not needed.
  15. Hi all. i'm hoping someone can help me with a stripped T-Bolt on my Pentair Filter Clamp model 190003. The threads on the T-Bolt are partially stripped so it wont screw completely tight. So my question is, I see a bunch of places selling replacement T-Bolts but there's no info on how to replace it. The Bolt looks like it was put in place then the fastener was welded to hold the bolt in place. If there any way to replace it without welding it?
  16. Can anyone tell me why the pool water level drops when I set my vari-flow valve to filter and it sends the water out to my drain? I have to keep a hose running into my pool because if not the level drops so low that the skimmer can't function. A pool guy told me I needed to change out my sand filter, which i have done, and it continues to do it. I want the water to be filtered by my sand filter, but instead it goes down my sewer drain. Any help is appreciated!
  17. shenry43

    Pool Heater

    I have the Pentair Easy Touch. When I want to turn my pool heater on, I use my easy touch buttons and my pool heater will turn on, however, since my filter is scheduled to shut off at 8pm, the pool heater will shut off at 8pm. How do I make my filter to stay on as long as my pool heater?
  18. Well, I've determined that my filter housing is kaput......the check valve spring in the bottom is is broken. Can't find a replacement part (thought it was a DynaFlo...but it's not.) and probably couldn't replace the valve anyway based on the location. Anyway, I'm gonna go ahead and change the entire housing out. Fortunately, easily accessible...and I found the cost is less than $80 bucks. Dynaflo makes 2 types of filter housings available in the size I need; a "high volume" 15 gal per minute, and a "low volume" 8 gal per minute. How do I decide which filter "volume" I need? Is one better than the other. Does it have any affect on jet pressure, etc?Thanks.
  19. Steelydanh

    Filter Housing

    Hello All. I recently acquired a hot tub from a friend who bought a home where the spa was left behind. Being It was in good shape, I took it, wired it up (with help from this forum) and voila, she's running fine. However, I do have a few concerns/questions about the filter system. This spa uses a WaterWay DynaFlow.....like this one: It sits in my tub in this position: Does anyone know how these filter/skimmers work? Is the skimmer weir supposed to float at the water's height? When I turn on the jets, the skimmer weir sinks back into the filter basket housing. Is that what it's supposed to do? Also, the suction feels DANGEROUSLY high when the jets are on. I mean, it really pulls hard. With nothing covering the area,,,,,I'm worried about someone getting too close and ..........well......better not to think about that. Thanks for any info that might help me out.
  20. sleepydad

    Bad Filtration

    Sorry I'm on a break at work and don't have brand names, but I'll do the best I can to describe my problem. My pool has a small mesh filter attached to the end of the cleaner hose that fits in the pool wall. We have a lot of trees that drop debris in the fall and spring, and this filer gets plugged multiple times a day basically shutting down my pool cleaner. The trees aren't dropping as much now that it's summer, but the filter still gets clogged daily. Once I hose it out and replace it, the sweep works great. The problem is that I don't have time to do that every day, so my pool looks like Loc Ness. I talked with a buddy of mine who does pool service, but unfortunately is too busy to do a housecall for me, and he said that filter should only need a cleaning every couple of months. He said most only need semi or annual cleanings. He said this indicated something upstream in the pump that's broken. I'm a web developer not a pool guy. Can anyone suggest where I'd start? The pool is a lovely combination of green and brown algae now. I had the chemicals absolutely dialed in two weeks ago, but unless I clean that wall filter daily the chemicals go south on me. Thanks in advance - sleepydad
  21. New to this forum and getting ready to build a 20x40 igp. I would like to know which chlorine generator, heat pump, pool pump, control system, and light system they prefer. Here is what I am considering. A 30" hayward 2 inch pipe 1.5 hp 2 speed pump, a aqua pro 1300 heat pump (125 btu) , color logic led light, aqua-rite & 40k salt cell. I found this kit at Royalswimmingpools.com. I am also looking into a robotic cleaner. I live in southern Missouri and it will have unobstructed sunshine most of the day. Any input is appreciated. I plan to hire a contractor to do the install, as I do not have the time, talent, or tools for the job. Thanks again. I will keep everyone posted with pictures and progress.
  22. I am enjoying my second season of being a pool owner, but I am still trying to figure things out. Anyway, I have a Pentair IntelliChlor that is hooked up to an EasyTouch control system. My filter is on an automatic timer and is set to go off at 6 pm. Last night around 8 pm, I noticed that the pool filter was still on and the IntelliChlor output had all 5 lights green. At first I thought the system boost was on, but the lights are not flashing, they are solid. I double checked all the settings on the EasyTouch, but they were as they should be (the output was set to 45% for the pool and 2% for the spa). When I changed it on the EasyTouch, nothing happened to the green lights on the IntelliChlor. I checked the chlorine level in the pool and it is extremely high. The only thing I could think to do was to put it in service mode. Any ideas?
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