I've completed the installation of my CompuPool CPSC48! It was a little intimidating at first but it all worked out well. I've still got to figure out my run time and % setting on the control panel.
I used the pool calculator to figure how much salt to purchase. (17K pool needed 12 40lbs bags) Picked up the solar salt at HD it was $4.50 a bag. Brought it home and added it to the pool. It took about an hour to dissolve. I picked up some of the dip sticks to measure the salt it measure between 3500 and 4000 ppm. (The CPSC48 stated 4000ppm.)
My pool system is hooked up using 120V not 240V. I had to change the jumpers in the CPSC it comes factory set to 240V, it's an easy job to change it over. It explains how in the owners manual. My pool had a dead booster pump and timer box so I removed the booster pump and decided to use the wire connections there to wire in the CPSC control panel. Before I got too ahead of myself I just did the wiring and powered up the system to check the wiring was done right. Turned on the pump got the right indicator lights on the control panel. 1 hurdle down.
OH. The control panel is pretty heavy. They provide a mounting bracket that gets mounted on the wall then the control panel mounts to the bracket. Works well.
The actual SWCG that gets mounted into the plumbing is pretty big. Its the same housing for the CPSC 24/36/48. My setup I had a long straight run from the pool heater to where it feeds the returns, so mounting was no problem. I picked up 2-90 degree elbows and 10 foot section of 1.5 schedule 40 pipe. I cut 2-6inch long pieces to tie into the elbows. The CPSC comes with unions so it makes installation easy. I glued up the elbows, risers and unions as those were setting up I went cut into the pool plumbing.
One cut, no going back now. I dried fitted the mock up and measured 6.5 inches(give or take) needed to be removed from the piping. There is some play in the pipe and fittings. The elbows set and unions set up. Cleaned and glued them into the pool piping. The longest part was waiting the 2 hours for the glue to set up prior to applying pressure.
After the glue dried, I turned on the system. It seemed to take forever for the pump to prime. Watched the water go through the generating unit..... ohh bubbles. Then.. nothing.... Oh that's right the system runs through a 3 minute self test. All indicators normal. Hmm. Time was wrong, setting the time is in the manual. Ok time set correctly. Neat the unit tells the Salt content and the temperature. Sweet.
First impression. I'm happy.
Gives time, temperature and salt content. Life seems good. Will post updates and pictures.