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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.

Old Hose Connection
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Connecting Those Pesky Pool Hoses

I never knew there were so many varieties of pool hoses and hose adapters. I’m not so sure if it was the pool filter manufacturer or the installation company (which later went out of business) but as I replace my old setup with the Hayward EC40 DE filter system I see that I now have […]

Hayward Filter Fingers
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Dismantling the Old Hayward Perflex EC40 DE Filter

As I said earlier, the best way to get to know a filter is to take it apart. The Hayward EC40 DE pool filter is an interesting little fella. Unlike my old Sta-Rite filter, in order to get to the guts of the Hayward filter I had to remove 12 bolts before I could lift […]

Skimmer
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Replacing the Skimmer on an Above Ground Pool

Because we didn’t properly close the pool at the end of the season, we had a lot of repairs to do this year. One of the most obvious repairs to be made was to replace the skimmer. The skimmer had cracked as a result of the winter’s freeze/thaw cycles.

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.

Yet Another Pool Blog
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Yet Another Pool Blog

Starting a new blog about the trials and tribulations of above ground pool ownership and maintenance. This year was particularly tough with the pool since I had to bring it back from the brink of disaster.

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