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    Solar starting up

    Hi,
    I am a new home owner which came with a pool and solar heating. The solar was winterized and I want to get it started working; without having to pay the solar company to come out to do it.
    My pool is 24000 gal
    Controller: Pentair Sun Touch
    Filter Model: Pentair Clean and clear Plus
    Filter Pump: Pentair Intelliflo VS pump
    The pool inspection regarding solar condition noted: "manual valves and valve actuator closed for solar, valve actuator manual toggle switch not working." Not sure if that is a factor in getting solar back running.

    So, how do I get solar out of winterize and working?

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    Re: Solar starting up

    Chances are winterized just means draining, maybe blowing out with air, and shutting valves, as to the manual switch you may want to check to see if the breaker powering the solar controller was turned off.
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    Re: Solar starting up

    Mine was like that.

    Dead controller though. I removed it and the actuator and operated it manually.
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    Re: Solar starting up

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1 View Post
    Chances are winterized just means draining, maybe blowing out with air, and shutting valves, as to the manual switch you may want to check to see if the breaker powering the solar controller was turned off.
    Yes, there are the valves, one going to the solar panels, one returning to the pump. I am wondering if it's as simple as opening them back up. I don't know what the actuator is. Then program the solar on the SunTrust conteoller


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    Re: Solar starting up

    The actuator is the motor that opens the solar valve.
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