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Old 06-09-2018, 07:13 PM
 
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Recently purchased a house with a pool- first time owning a pool and have no clue of how to operate. I have a Blue Haven pool with a Hayward control/ remote.


My grandparents had a pool & it seemed like it was always running except at night. My new pool seems to just sit stagnant all day- I see no movement. The pool is being cleaned/ taken care of once a week by pool co. so I'm hoping if something truly is not right someone would say something.


My issue today is that I cannot get the waterfall feature to work, looking at the system I see the valve move like it is going to nothing happens? The spill feature is not working, the only thing I can get to work is the blower and the lights. Hoping someone on the board will know how to correct etc. Thanks

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Old 06-10-2018, 09:12 AM
 
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Why not speak with your pool service company next time they come. We bought a house with a pool and we had no experience with any facet of operating it. There were many issues which were corrected. The filter was missing a gasket, the salt cell wasn't working and the pump needed to be replaced. Its impossible to diagnose without seeing it, so just ask them.
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Old 06-10-2018, 06:35 PM
 
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Why not speak with your pool service company next time they come. We bought a house with a pool and we had no experience with any facet of operating it. There were many issues which were corrected. The filter was missing a gasket, the salt cell wasn't working and the pump needed to be replaced. Its impossible to diagnose without seeing it, so just ask them.
Call me crazy but I believe the OP is looking for some information about taking care of his pool himself, meaning he has no pool service company. It does happen; it's really pretty easy, kind of like taking care of one's own lawn and garden!
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Old 06-11-2018, 04:42 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses. I eventually would like to take care of the pool myself as I am a do it yourself type of person but right now we have a pool service that comes once a week- usually a different kid shows up for about 20 minutes or so, not sure what is being done.


I am pretty busy right now with doing other things to the house, work etc. that I have not been able to devote the full time attention I need to learn all the ins & outs of pool maintenance & operation. From what I have read the pool should be "brushed " twice a week, the filter should be running 8 - 12 hours a day & chemicals check regularly.


I just don't want the pool to develop issues while I am busy with other things and I question whether I am getting my money's worth with the pool co.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Mandarin)
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Call your local Pinch-a-Penny and ask them if they can send someone to walk you through the system. When we had our pool built a few years ago, Pinch-a-Penny handled the start-up and the 20-something fella walked me through the system, showing me how to operate the controls and the pump, and also how to clean the filter. We eventually hired Pinch-a-Penny to handle the chemical service for our pool @ $75/mo, and I handle the cleaning on my own. Their service happens on Mondays and, on most visits, they're usually on site for less than 10 minutes.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:58 AM
 
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I have looked after mine for 10 years. Get a Salt System if not already installed, check chlorine and PH weekly (Cheap Kit) add Acid or Baking soda and skim as needed. Pinch a penny does free pool analysis for the other tests and top up accordingly. Clean/replace filter when the pressure is near the top range on the Filter Canister.

Sounds a lot, but takes all of 5 mins to test and 10 mins to clean the filter.
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