Hi everyone! my wife and I just purchased a home last week that has a ~22k gallon inground pool in the backyard. I was afraid the seller would neglect the pool once in escrow, but after testing the chemicals over the weekend, most everything was right where they should be. TA and CYA were a bit high though. i want to say 100 for both, but i can check that later on. I understand cold water can affect CYA, and we have cold water lol I can also post all the numbers this evening (forgot the sheet).
My other reason for starting this thread... the solar is not working. The house has 9 large flat black solar panels on the roof, a goldline gl-235, and hayward psa24 actuator. Initially, the gl-235 was not even turning on. Checked the fuse and sure enough, it was blown. Replaced that, the gl-235 is working and we cross our fingers that's all it needed. Of course not! Yesterday got pretty close to 80 degrees with lots of sun, so we turned the temperature up on the gl-235 and ran the pump for about 5 hours. Unfortunately, water temperature didn't change at all and remained close to 50 degrees. I played around with some things, and it doesn't seem like the actuator is doing anything. I'm a complete noob to this stuff, but it seems like i should either be able to see or feel something move in the actuator when i change settings on the gl-235? Also, what is the 3-position switch on the actuator for? Switching between off, on1 and on2 didn't seem to do anything. I guess what i'm looking for right now is any help on where i should start in troubleshooting the solar heating? I'd really like to get this sorted out before the spring!!!
Thanks in advance!!!