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Thread: Running 'heater' without a heater--messed up pump?

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    Running 'heater' without a heater--messed up pump?

    So yesterday I walked into the backyard and heard the pump (Jandy e-pump) running unusually noisily. Went to check the control panel and the lights indicated that the heater was on. We don't have a heater attached to the system. Evidently my DH mistakenly turned the heater on when he was turning the lights on or off using the PDA. So something was trying to run a heater for at least 18 hours.

    Now I notice that the Polaris 280 is barely crawling across the bottom of the pool. The pump is still making unusual noise, but not nearly as loud. The pressure is also up about 2 psi.

    What do I need to check, or should I just call my pool service?

    Thanks for any help.

    39,000 gal 48 x 22 gunite/pebble, SWG
    Pentair Intelliflo
    Jandy Aqualink RS; Jandy 60 DE Filter
    Polaris 280 Black "Manta Baby"
    3 Jandy WaterColors LEDs

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    Jun 2012
    western NY

    Re: Running 'heater' without a heater--messed up pump?

    I doubt that the "heater" being on has any bearing on the pump issue. The heater light being on just means the output for the relay in the controller was turned on. The "Brains" in the system does not know that there is a heater on the system or not.

    Sounds to me like the filter may need cleaning/backwash.
    Unknown make 18' above ground (bought used in 1999) Sparco sand filter. Hayward 100,000 BTu heater. 2 speed pump

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