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How do I get my pool heater up and running?

Anyone know how I can turn on the pool heater? I provided a video of everything here: https://youtu.be/s8bLVnTt5dk Model is a Purex triton minimax 400 Note: when I turned the pool heater on in the ...
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240v pool timer with 120v outlet, proper usage?

My pool cleaner timer which is 240v has a outlet added that looks like a 120v. Can I use the outlet to plug in a 120v light or must it be a 240v? (looks like a standard 120v outlet one finds in a ...
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What size subpanel and wire do I need for a swimming pool?

I need to install a 100A subpanel for an in ground swimming pool. The main panel is in the garage and subpanel will be mounted on exterior of house about 30’ away. The subpanel will be more than ...
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Water does not flow out of some hot tub jets but does produce air when the air pump is turned on

I have an inground pool/hot tub combo. The water does partially drain from the hot tub when the pool pump is off which I'm sure is the root cause of the problem. We will be making that repair but I ...
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How can I save my gunite pool that is in danger of cracking with freeze guard disabled by power outage?

We're in Texas and have 5 degree temps this week with rolling blackouts. Our swimming pool is full year round to keep it from being burped out of the ground. We have a freeze guard installed but with ...
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Pool Pipes Freezing

I have an in ground pool and we are supposed to reach temps in the single digits. Do I need to do anything to protect my equipment when I have the aqua link system with freeze protect mode? Will it ...
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Electrical siding pass through removal

I have a outdoor switch that controls my spa pump. As you can see in the photo, one of the armored pump electric cables is not threaded to the box. It was like this when I bought the house. The box is ...
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How to insulate a wood garden shed to house a small 7’x7’ heated above ground therapy pool

We are having a wood shed 12’x14’ built to house a small (7’x7’) above ground heated therapy pool so we can use it year round. The shed/building is being built on a gravel pad with no wooden floor due ...
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Can I use dedicated pool heat pump for heating water in the house?

I'm going to buy a small heat pump dedicated to pools (around 3.5 kW total output). The pump would not be used for 6-7 months a year (autumn/winter); can I plug it into an existing water heating ...
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My pool drainage seems to break the law of physics

I apologise if this is answered somewhere else, but I can't find the answer. I have an above-ground pool, with an overflow pipe coming out of it about 4" from the top. This overflow pipe then ...
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Pool Pump not working, gives overcurrent error, no sound whatsoever

Our pool pump stopped working about a week ago. Inspecting it more closely, it's an "Intelliflo 4 160". It has a small control panel with some LED's - when I press the "start" ...
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i have a pool heater to install the elect lists 208/240-575 vac 60hz 3 phase i have 175 ft from main panel what size sub panel and size wire to feed?

I am going to install a separate sub panel for my pool. currently have a double 60 breaker supplying power to the pool pumps and am not sure if i can upgrade the current feed to accommodate the heater ...
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Pool subpanel circuit correct?

I currently have a 200amp service feeding house including a 20amp 2 pole pool pump and a 60amp 2 pole pool heater/cooler, these circuits are not GFCI protected. I would like to replace the pool ...
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Can electrical in a pergola be ran to pool lights breaker to run ceiling fan and outlet?

We recently had an aluminum pergola installed with an electrical outlet and would like to install a ceiling fan. The electrical in the pergola, which is not GFCI, was ran to the pool lights breaker in ...
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Heating above ground pool by re-circuplating pool water through tankless, on-demand water heater

Due to covid-19 all indoor pools in my area are closed for the foreseeable future. Kids being swimmers, I purchased an Intex 15' round above ground pool and installed in it in the garage. It worked ...
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Cheap system to keep mice from drowning in a pool?

Sometimes small mice end up jumping into my pool and drowning. I should install a cover, but in the meantime does anyone have an easier system? I have one of those off-ramps for small animals already, ...
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How to extend brass pipe/conduit that is buried?

I need to relocate the above-ground junction box that is used by my pool light, and the conduit that feeds into the junction box is 1/2 inch brass pipe. I need to move it several feet further out, and ...
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Should my pool pump be hard-wired or plugged into an oulet?

I have pool heat pump plugged to 30A outlet, with 10# my questions : following instructions on the plate, is it ok to leave this pump plugged to this 30A outlet (connected to 30A breaker) I mean is ...
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Endoscope for a pools plumbing

Has anyone tried to use an endoscope for their pool plumbing? I bought one but it wont get very far into the pool lines without getting stuck. Ive tried using a plumbing snake by itself, but really it ...
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Is an inflatable pool that is more than a few inches off level safe enough to swim in? If not, is it salvageable without dumping?

We had this ground “leveled” but apparently not really. It was built up with sand and is already eroding away after a few short weeks. Is it still safe enough to use? Anyone had one of these collapse ...
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What pump is good for emptying a pool with debris?

I have to clean an in-ground pool that has become green with algae due to us being away. I assume there is debris at the bottom, leaves and twigs. What type of pump can safely get the water and small ...
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Fix caulk along inground vinyl pool liner and plastic seat

I converted my inground pool to salt a month ago. Chemicals have been balanced and it’s great. About two weeks ago I noticed the water level going down more than usual. I inspected the vinyl for any ...
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Help identifying pool leak

I have an inground pool, about 20,000 gallons, and 30-plus years old. I've owned it for five with no issues to date. When I uncovered it to prep it for use this spring I found that it had drained ...
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GFCI Wiring Question - I am confused how it worked before

I have a situation which I cannot figure out. I have a GFCI outlet near some pool equipment which feeds another set of outlets near the pool, the line hot also fed a switch for the pool light. As ...
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Woods 59104R pro timer issue

I installed a Woods 59104R pro timer on my pool pump. It works partially and can shut down the pool pump at the specified time, but it also shuts itself down at that time. The clock stops rotating and ...
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Above ground pool surface question

I purchased a 15' x 48" above ground Bestway steel frame (Bestway Steel Pro Max). I'm looking at the instructions, which say "Do not assemble with pool legs on soft lawn. If you must assemble the pool ...
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above ground pool on slightly sloped driveway

We are wanting to get an above ground pool that is approx 20'w x52"deep. Our yard is not really level enough to use so we are thinking we could possibly set it up in our driveway. It seems level to ...
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New Circuit for 1.5HP Pool Motor

I'm having a new above ground pool installed, and the package I purchased comes with a 1.5 HP pump. When I was originally talking to them, they said most people just run an extension cord from their ...
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Repair a vinyl pool liner

Any tips on patching two small holes on an in-ground Pool liner. It’s two penny-sized holes and they’re right above the water line. I have some leftover original liner so I was hoping to try and match ...
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Bought a new (old) house and a new subpanel for the pool was installed. No clue if this is safe

I bought a house and prior to the sale a subpanel was installed at the pool area. The home inspector says it’s fine, but he really wasn’t there to make sure things are code compliant. Before I hire ...
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Pool liner loose after hard rainfall - wait for it to re-seat itself?

Hi my pool liner went loose bc of excessive rainfall. In the past it re-seats itself. This time it’s pretty bad so I didn’t know if I needed to proactively push it back down.
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Easy platform for a small metal frame pool

Recently I have been thinking about purchasing a small metal frame pool, something simple that can be taken down during the fall/winter seasons. The issue I have is my entire backyard is on a slight ...
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What is the name of this pool or irrigation part?

Currently in a swimming pool shed. A distributor? This device takes water in the top, and outputs it alternately to one of five pipes at the bottom. When working it makes a clockwork sound. There are ...
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Above ground pool question

I’m new to this site. I have a question about an above ground pool, hope it is appropriate to ask here! We just put up a new Intex above ground pool. We may have been a little quick to do this, ...
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Why does my pool pump have bubbles when on high?

I am working on a 24' round 52" pool with a 1.5hp, 2 speed motor and a 26" sand filter, with 1.5 inch flex pipes, one 12 feet long to the filter and another 12 feet to the return. When I run ...
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Using indoor only power adapter outside

I'm setting up a mineralization unit for my pool. The unit came with a 12V1A power adapter which says Indoor Use Only on it. At the same time, the instructions say that the unit should be powered ...
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What is the cheapest way to build a temporary pool?

I'm looking to build a container to hold mud and water for a very specific exercise training. - It doesn't need to look good - It doesn't need to last more than a few weeks - It should be able to ...
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Pool demolition

Approximately 15,000 gallon pool that I want to demolish and fill to have a regular backyard. My concern is the established plumbing that is associated with the pool. What happens to it? I dont ...
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Thinking of switching to a salt water pool [closed]

I’m getting conflicting opinions from a couple local pool service providers on the benefits of going to a saltwater pool. I’m hearing it’s maintenance free compared to regular chlorine. Then I hear ...
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In ground spa jets not functioning properly

I have an issue with my in-ground spa. There is water coming out from the all of the jets but only 2 have very strong bubble jets coming out. Do you think I have the an issue with clogged jets?
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How can I reduce noise from my neighbor's pool pump 12’ to 15’ away from my house?

I need fencing type/material to use to block low hum of pool pump located 12’ to 15’ from family room hurricane impact windows. I'm planning to erecta 6’ high fence on property line between houses ...
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Filling gaps between bricks in pool deck

I am repairing the deck around my pool. Some bricks were loose, so I removed them, ground off old mortar and glued them back. Now I need to fill the gaps between the bricks with mortar, similar to how ...
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Advice on wiring a pool panel from a subpanel

First things first, thank you to all who are willing to share their experience and knowledge here. I need some advice and or reassurance that I am planning this system correctly. I am going to be ...
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Excessive Pool Pump Current Usage

A Florida HOA electric bill doubles from $200 to $400 per month. Powered items for the pool comprise LED lighting and a pool pump. The electric circuit is for the pool. Is it reasonable to start ...
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How to select (size) a pump for a swimming pool?

What are questions one must ask and the calculations that must be performed to select an optimal pool pump?
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Pool light not working

Just bought a home and the only pool light is not working. If the GFCI breaker is not tripped and there is no outdoor switch or GFCI, does that mean it’s probably the bulb itself thats dead? Or could ...
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Leaking pool in Georgia - Let it leak through the winter and fix in spring?

My swimming pool has a moderate leak. I've had several people out to look for the leak, and they've failed to find anything. This summer I was losing around 1/2 inch a day, which is bearable, but ...
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Safety Cover for Decommissioned (Empty) Swimming Pool

I’m decommissioning my in-ground pool and wanted to cover it with a safety cover like Loop Loc. I called Loop Loc to help select the right type of cover — solid or mesh — but was told that their ...
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Looking for a reliable replacement capacitor on pool motor

I'm looking to replace the capacitor on the motor that drives my pool pump. The motor just "hums" when I try and start it and nothing is caught in the impeller or binding it. This capacitor sits on ...
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Can I connect a cord and a GFCI outlet box to another GFCI outlet to power a pump?

I have a gfi receptacle I am plugging a drop cord Into it and running it to a box with a switch and gfi receptacle in it. I am plugging a pump into this gfi. Will this work

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