First time pool owner, bought the house 1.5 years ago...still learning something new about it every day.
I've struggled to figure out how the in-floor cleaners work but am slowly digging up videos, pics and threads while tying it all together. My purpose is to a) better understand this thing b) see if I can get it to do a better job of cleaning c) see if I can get it to stop blowing stuff all over when I vacuum!
I have an A&A top feed actuator, I'm guessing it is a six zone (I've never popped it open) with 21 pop-ups in the pool, six in the spa. The spa pop-ups don't make any sense to me, but I'll get to that later. I do not have any wall returns, everything returned to the pool comes through the floor or spa spillover. The spa does have wall returns as one would expect but I have that figured out. I have two pumps, but only one that runs most everything. The second pump runs the separate fountain only.
There is a valve that sits in front of my in-floor actuator, which I will attach a couple of pics of. The pics make it look like the actuator and the stuff in the red box are attached but they're not...at least not above ground. I don't know what it is. Can someone help me figure it out?