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Pool Equipment Installation Reviews 7

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There are many ways a pool filtration and plumbing system can go together so it would be hard for a pool owner to know the difference between a perfect installation and one that has multiple notable deficiencies. Should you use a zoned bypass for peripheral items like pool heaters? Something like the choice to use a bypass or not for a heater is a decision that will likely cut the life of your heater in half, or worse, should you choose the wrong one. Learn more in this article about do pool heaters need an external plumbing bypass?


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In this video Swimming Pool Steve discusses 3 zone bypass plumbing configurations and why these are an advantage to have installed on your pool equipment. Also this video has a hilarious "do it yourself" attempt at repairing plumbing leaks in the pump room - a first for Steve which is hard to do since after 25 years in the industry he has seen most things. Learn why a pool might lose water, how to find a leak and see a list of common leak points.




This video looks at a pool system with a pump, sand filter, gas heater, solar heater and salt water chlorinator. During filming you can hear the distress in Steve's voice when he notices the filter pressure on this system is dangerously high. This would be responsible for the leaks seen at the filter head clamp as well as the salt chlorinator cell - a pool should never operate above 30 PSI and this pool is well above that level. This article describes why high filter pressure is dangerous.




This video looks at an onground pool equipment installation where the pump (and filter) are located at a higher elevation than the water level in the pool. This causes the priming cycle for the pump to be difficult - especially for above ground pool pumps which are often used on similarly sized onground pools. As shown in this video the use of a check valve (one way valve) on the suction line can assist with easier priming for pumps installed above the waterline. Here are some handy pump troubleshooting tips.




In this video Steve looks at a pool system with a suction side flow restriction on a pump as well as a kink in a 1" pipe for a Polaris booster pump used on a pressure side pool cleaner. You can find out how to replace a pool pump avoiding flow restrictions in this article.




This video reviews the plumbing installation from a decent high end (small) pool with a large rock waterfall. The equipment is installed well with all 2" rigid PVC however there is significant friction loss at the pump inlet and outlet. This system also lacks a check valve in between the heater and the Aqua Pure salt water cell. After filming this equipment installation review is was discovered that the heater had failed due to chlorine traveling backwards from the salt cell and corroding the heater internals. Install a salt water chlorinator properly with the help of this article.



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When it comes to ordering pool and spa supplies online in Canada www.PoolSuppliesCanada.ca is by far the best option. They carry everything from chemicals to replacement pumps to entire pool kits, with free shipping options and more "in stock" items than any other Canadian online retailer.

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