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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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Heating pool with excess AC heat

Unfortunately our new outdoor AC unit – a usual with a fan and aluminium heat exchanger – does not contain plugs to a water heat exchanger. That's a pity as the waste heat in summer could be used to ...
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What is this material between our concrete and bricks (lining our pool)?

The material lines our pool between the brick (edge) and the concrete. This material is only near our pool. It feels rubbery and bendable. And The material is over 30 years old is has been breaking ...
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What to do with an underground pool outlet now that the pool is gone

I took down a pool that has an underground wire( through conduit) that has an electrical outlet that supplied power to the pump. What can I do to terminate the outlet ? The yard is set to be filled ...
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Adding pool heater to bonding of pump, salt generator, and timer

I just recently installed a heater and on the bonding lug my installer ran a green wire back inside the heater to the metal. I could have sworn that they were supposed to run a wire from the bonding ...
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Wiring Pool Subpanel for Pump and Receptacles

The project is to wire a sub-panel and three pool circuits. My 400A main panels (2) are about 35' away, and I don't have room inside the basement to mount the sub panel inside. I plan to use an ...
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How can this pool heater gas line be disconnected?

This is a picture of the natural gas connection going into a pool heater. The heater no longer works. I just want to remove the heater and cap the gas line. Please see the picture. I'm not sure what ...
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Pool tiles attachment for new pool construction

I am going to be placing pool tiles on a new gunite shell. Where do I get plaster from to use as a sealed mud base under the tiles?
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Heat pump pool wiring

Wondering if anyone can help me here. I have a heat pump for my pool. It says min fuse/breaker 50amp and maximum 60amp. So I have a couple options and questions I was hoping someone can help with. ...
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Pool heater hook up

The main panel in my house is 200 amp. I installed a 100 amp subpanel in my garage. Can I put a double-pole 50 amp breaker in my 100 amp subpanel for a pool heater?
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How to shut off water to pool

I would like to shut off water to the pool so that I can drain it--I don't want to shut off water at the main line near the curb of the house. I don't see any indication of how I might do this based ...
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How to properly install a Hayward Colorlogic Light Controller…?

Trying to swap out an existing pool light switch with a new LED light w/ inclusive switch. The old switch was a standard toggle switch, 3 wires (meaning the outlet is wired white, black, ground) . ...
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What gauge wire for 1HP pool pump?

Have a 1hp 11 amp above ground pool pump that is going to be about 50 feet away from the breaker. Will 12 gauge wire be enough to run it? Photo of the pump can be seen at link below https://photos....
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DIY Pool Lift designs & successes?

My dad suddenly has serious mobility issues keeping him from his beloved pool. I’m visiting this week and trying to see if there’s some diy pool lift of any design I can build from stuff at Harbor ...
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Cement pool overhang patch or replace

I have a pool with an overhanging cement edge that crumbled away. I have one contractor that said we should replace it and another that said we should just patch it. Here are some pictures of it. ...
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Will live power plug dropped into swimming pool kill the swimmer? [closed]

Dropping a live power plug on extension cord into a swimming pool is certainly not a great idea. However I wonder if doing so would kill the swimmer in the pool? I've been searching the internet for ...
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Is it advisable to use EPDM for flooring around the pool?

I am planning to use EPDM flooring around the pool so that it will provide grip and kids won't get hurt when they fall. But few people said that EPDM does not do well around water. Is there something ...
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My new pool pump has a high PSI and bubbles are in the water. How can I repair it?

I recently had someone resurface my pool. During the resurfacing, they noted that the skimmer was not holding pressure per their test (long story short, these guys weren't 100% reliable and wanted a ...
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How to clean Pool main drain

New to this; I have used vinegar overnight, baking soda, a pumice stone, still it will not budge. I tried muriatic acid via watering can direct on it, 1:10 parts water, still nothing, then 5:10 ...
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Does the ground wire for my pool connect to the pumps?

I am in the midst of a new gunite in-ground pool install. I have the electrical background to tackle this job but I want to know I have it right, particularly around the bonding and grounding. I got ...
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Alarms on Doors that have Access to a Pool

I am finishing up renovating my pool and I changed the configuration of the barrier fence I previously had. I now use my house itself as the 4th side to keep the pool deck open (since our kids are ...
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How to properly wire GFCI Subpanel and Hot Tub

As a disclaimer, I'm aware that this is technically supposed to be done by a licensed electrician. If it's possible to do this project myself, I'm willing to accept the risks in order to save money. ...
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Can I use bentonite as a lining for a normal swimming pool?

First, I'm open to alternatives and creative solutions, so the simple form of the question is, "Can I use bentonite as a lining for a normal (chlorinated) swimming pool?" But, in case there are other ...
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Algae Infestation settled on pool bottom. Just vacuum it?

My above-ground pool got infested with algae. I tried shocking it but that didn't work. I covered, the pool and went off on holiday for a week leaving the pool with no pump running - and no-one using ...
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Add a switch for a pool light

We just bought a house that needed some upgrades and one of the first ones up was the electrical panel. Hired an electrical company to come out and upgrade it to a 200amp box. Work went fine and ...
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Salt to chlorine conversion for pool

The LARGE pool is totally enclosed in six foot stone walls and bug-cage. Can harmful gases accumulate from salt to chlorine conversion and can harmful gases linger in an enclosed area?
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How to access the ceiling over an indoor swimming pool

How is the ceiling of an indoor swimming pool accessed, if repairs need to be done to anything up there? This is an indoor pool at a K-12 public school district. I need to take this speaker down and ...
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chipmunks burrowing under above ground pool

Chipmunks have burrowed under above ground pool causing liner to indent over their burrow. How do I stop further erosion under liner?
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Above Ground Pool - Pinhole Leaks

Hopefully this is okay to ask here - I stored my pool for the winter last year and have just got it out and filled up about halfway (3,000 of 6,000 gallons). I have found 3 pinhole leaks as I have ...
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Alternative to wood furring strips?

Just bought a house with a pool. The pool decking is comprised of large, square concrete pads that are separated by wood furring strips. The prior owner has used pressure-treated 1x2s atop a small ...
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Pool pump shaft seal leak…or something else?

I have water leaking from behind the seal plate of my pool pump, under the motor. Exactly like a bad shaft seal. However... I replaced the shaft seal. Still leaking. I replaced it again, thinking ...
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Does this CMU block wall on pool need rebar?

So I'm in the process of remodeling my backyard. One of the things I wanted to do was build a wall similar to the first picture I included (with the stacked stone). The red arrows point at the wall. ...
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How to remove a gunite pool

How do I remove a 20 X 40 gunite pool safely? I read the other answers and one mentioned being down in the 8 ft end and it could possibly fall in. It popped up out of the ground and I can't afford to ...
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Breaker for my subpanel for the pool keep tripping

I have a pool with a sub panel that has a 30amp breaker for the pump, a 20 amp for the lights that is also connected to a small fridge receptacle, the water heater has two 20amps on it. The main ...
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Do I need to seal the concrete tub when building a swimming pool?

We are building our own house with a small indoor concrete pool. These are the tiles we will be finishing the inside of the pool with. How and with what do we need to waterproof the concrete with ...
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Removing Pool Stairs From In Ground Pool

I just purchased a home (well back in Feb) and this is the first year of having a pool, and I am attempting to remove the side stairs so I can cover the pool for winter. My stairs look exactly like ...
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How much D.E. does this Jacuzzi filter need when it says “3 scoops” on the label?

This Jacuzzi filter requires "3 scoops" of diatomaceous earth. How much is that in SI units?
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How long can a concrete pool stay empty when ground water is not a problem?

I live in Las Vegas, you know- the desert. Ground water is not a problem here, when it does rain, it either evaporates incredibly fast or is absorbed very deep very quickly. I also live on a small ...
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Watertight power connections [closed]

Is there something like a water-proof Amphenol-style plug connector for an exterior 12/2 120V power connection? I have pool pumps hardwired through grey "Sealproof" flex conduit. I need to remove ...
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Pool bonding, retaining wall in the way

I currently have an 24ft intex Pool. I know it doesn't have to be bonded but while the yard is torn up I am thinking it may be a good idea to run the bond wire now for when I upgrade the pool to a ...
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Change my 220v 50 amp breaker to 70 amp on existing wiring to pool panel

Currently I have a 50 amp breaker (220v) running to my pool panel. My pool panel has two 110v outlets and a 20 amp (220v) to run my pool pump. I want to add an electric pool heater which will be a 40-...
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Does intex pool need to be bonded?

Im installing an intex pool 24ft by 52inches. Im reading pools over 42 inches need to be bonded. Also people are saying because of that intex pools need to be bonded. Two things, 1) the original ...
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Swimming pool filters clogging with a lot of organic matter

I currently have a high capacity cartridge filter setup for an in-ground pool. Due to high organics (15 pine trees along the border of my property that are directly over the pool), I've found the ...
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Inground Pool Setup Needs More Power

My pool pump draws about 11 amps and we just converted the pool to salt which requires powering a chlorine generator. This draws an additional 7 amps for a total of 18. When both are powered on, the ...