How to test for suction side air leaks

How to test for suction side air leaks

One of the most aggravating areas of pool maintenance has to be water pressure issues. Whether these invisible gremlins rear their head in symptoms like your pump is not pushing water like it used, can’t/loses prime, or air bubbles, it can be a real struggle finding the source. Lucky for you, there are a couple of really easy tricks to finding the source of a suction side air leak.

There are three popular, and more importantly simple ways for locating a sucking air leak, one using smoke, the soapy water, and lastly, shaving cream.

 

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How To Clean A Pool Filter Cartridge

How To Clean A Pool Filter Cartridge

Hello Everyone, this is Rob from Inyo Pools and today we are going to show you how to clean a cartridge filter. We will be using Hayward SwimClear 200, but the instructions can be applied to most cartridge filters. 

The first step to cleaning your cartridge is depressurizing your plumbing; turn off your pump at the breaker, then use the filter’s air relief to flush the water from the system. Now that the pressure is gone, we can open our filter. One the SwimClear, the lid is held on by this lock knob handle( lid locks vary by model.)

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How To Remove Dog Hair From Your Pool

How To Remove Dog Hair From Your Pool

Today we’re going to show you how and why you would use skimmer socks. Yesterday my wife decided to brush our chocolate lab on the pool deck. Currently, there’s a medium-sized dog worth of loose fur floating on the surface of the pool. I don’t want all this waterlogged fur running through my system and possibly clogging up my impeller and filter. Dog fur is fine enough to be able to bypass your skimmer and pump baskets, so we need to use a finer screen to catch the furry follicles.

The best thing for collecting fine debris like pet fur, grass clippings, bugs or pollen is Skimmer Socks. The socks, made of a material similar to nylon stockings,  are a great intermediary sifter to prevent small debris from becoming big problems for your main filter. It takes just a minute or two to slip them over your skimmer basket.

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Test The Salt Level Of A Pool

How To Test The Salt Level Of A Pool

Hey pool owners, it’s Rob with INYOPools. Today, we’re going to show you how to check the salt level with test strips. Now, some people might go just by the salt level on their salt system but that’s not always the most accurate method, especially if you’re trying to recalibrate it. 

We will be using this AquaChek Pool Salt Test Strips to assess our salinity level. These are a little different than your normal test strips where the other test strips you would just swipe it in the water and then compare the results. Let’s go through the steps, follow along with the video.

 

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