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Thread: Solar Valve Issue

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    Apr 2016
    Las Vegas NV

    Solar Valve Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by tomzo View Post
    Found my problem and it was in the mirror! I had at some point set up a schedule for the auxiliary circuit that got ported over to the solar system when it was enabled. I deleted that schedule and it all works perfectly now. Turns out I am my worst enemy!
    I'm having a similar problem as in this thread, but my solar doesn't even come on as scheduled. I have to manually switch it on even when there's a significant temperature difference between the pool and the outside temps.
    I don't know if the problem is with the solar installation of the Easytouch settings. Turned on 3 months ago. I have limited knowledge about what's going on but want to learn.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Bedford, TX

    Re: Solar Valve Issue

    Did it ever work?

    Do you have a solar temperature sensor installed? Is the valve you are trying to move connected to the Solar valve drive connection inside the EasyTouch? Does the valve move when you move the little toggle switch on the motor?

    If just 3 Months old you should be talking with the installer or PB that did the installation.

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP5200 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2.

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    DFW, TX

    Re: Solar Valve Issue

    Welcome to TFP!

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    I'm not exactly sure how the Easytouch works because I have a Solartouch but they are probably similar.

    Here are the settings for Solartouch
    Solar heat has to be enabled
    The temp differential should be set, the default is probably 4 or 5 degree between water temp and solar temp
    The pump has to be running, usually in a program at a low speed, assuming you have an intelliflo, mine runs at 1100 rpm.
    You have to tell the Easytouch that you have an Intelliflo and to switch to speed 2, mine is set for 1950 rpm
    Then when the solar temp is X degrees higher than the water temp it will open the valve and ramp the speed

    The Easytouch manual is available for download here,
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    Las Vegas NV

    Re: Solar Valve Issue

    Solar is enabled in Easytouch and it is set for a 6 degree differential. I am able to turn on the solar valve manually using the toggle switch.
    i just had the solar guy move the sensor to the roof after talking to Pentair, so we'll see if that solves the problem.
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