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Oh No, The Pool Has a Leak
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Oh No, The Pool Has a Leak

Q: How do you find and fix a leak in your above ground pool? A: I don’t know. At this point in time, until I find it, it’s something I’ll just have to live with. How to be Sure There’s a Pool Leak This is a true no brainer. When you find your water levels […]

pH and TA
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Why is My Pool Water pH Rising?

I’ve figured out how to get my chlorine levels to stabilize, more or less, in my pool, but how do I get my pH levels to remain within range. It seems that the numbers rise almost daily. I’ve been adding pH Decrease (which is basically muriatic acid) to bring the pH levels down only to […]

Another Hayward EC40 DE Filter Discovery
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Another Hayward EC40 DE Filter Discovery

Okay, if you’ve read any of the other posts on this blog, you know that I’m working with a second hand Hayward DE EC40 Perflex pool filter. When I first got it I took it apart to see how it works. It wasn’t until I got it working that I learned that some of the […]

Pool Chemistry and Getting Clear Water
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Pool Chemistry and Getting Clear Water

Now that I’ve got the pump working and the right amount of DE in the filter it’s time to get the water clear. However, before I can get the water from its ever so interesting milky green to clear, I’ve got to test it to see its chemical makeup. Once I know where it is […]

Pool Pumps - Some Things Can’t be Fixed
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Pool Pumps – Some Things Can’t be Fixed

After purchasing the Hayward filter from my neighbor, among other things I had to spend some time getting warm and fuzzy with the pump.  Once I plugged it in and heard it roar (and I mean it really ROARED), I figured it was old and angry but it worked.  I was wrong.

Don’t Throw the Old Filter Away
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Don’t Throw the Old Filter Away

Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that you should never throw away a pool filter/pump assembly unless you’re dismantling your pool and will never need a pool filter again. If something isn’t working properly, replace it. The parts are replaceable and interchangeable.