HI all. I have had a pool for the past few years or so and have had pretty good luck up until the end of last season. My pump seized up and the filer cracked. How ever my house is 20 years old and the pump and filter are original to the house so I guess I got my moneys worth out of them. So this year I had the pump replaced with the intelliflo with entrapment protection and a Quad DE 100 sq foot filter. My pool is 20x40 vinyl with an 8 foot deep end so hopefully this will suffice. I was told by research on here to get the biggest one I could afford, That was the biggest DE filter I could find so I guess thats that.
How ever the guys who installed said they are not electricians and cant wire it due to liability. I was ok with that but have no idea at all who to call for wiring. Im an electrician and am confused. I asked around work today and nobody really new as the wires im used to working with are Black white and green Hot, Neutral and ground. But the wires for the pool are just L1 and L2 and then a bonding wire on the exterior and a ground on the wiring panel. And the wires from my house are red, blue, and green. No idea what goes where (aside from ground and bonding which are both green). Im comfortible working with it, but can understand if I cant get advice due to liability about hooking it up from here so my question is who can I call to hook it up. I have a rusty old timer that I would love to bypass as well and possibly upgrade to a more automated system. I have two neighbors both using different pool companies to install their new pools and have half of mind to just walk up and offer a few hundred bucks to wire it all up for me and worry about the timer later. But dont know whether they sub out or have their own. As I say no idea where to go at this point, and it would be comforting that if something was wrong I had a guy who knew more and how to fix what might have broken.
Also They didn't leave me any filter media, What type of DE and how much should I get? also how do I fill the filter with DE? And any tips on setting up the intelliflow? My old set up was a simple swith on switch off pump and a simple back wash every week sand filter so needless to say im quite new to all this. My pool is a toxic waste dump and already hit 70 degrees so I know unless I get moving quickly, its going to be a PITA to get clear. When I took the cover off it was only 45 degrees.
thanks for helping a newbie out.