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    caretaker system problems

    I'm having problems with my caretaker system. The pop-up heads on my caretaker system is not working and there is cloudiness on the bottom of my pool. I tried to rock the pressure at the equipment pad to see if that would open up the lines if there are any clogs. Do I need to replace the parts on the five port system?

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: caretaker system problems

    Check the in-line strainer screen at the top of the distributor head.

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    Re: caretaker system problems

    You can remove the gear mechanism and see if it is jammed in any position. You should be able to spin it by hand.
    Shut the pump off, release the pressure by opening your air relief valve on your filter. Split the halves on the gear assembly to access the gear mechanism.
    If it is damaged, there are replacement mechanisms available.
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    Problems with the caretaker/polaris pop-up heads

    Hi,

    Not only do I have problems with the caretaker/polaris pop-up heads not working but I cleaned the hayward c5025 filter and notice two holes had opened up on the inside and I believe that they are bypassing the filters and going directly into the pipeline of the pop-up heads, most likely clogging the heads at the bottom of the pool. Any suggestions? Should I refurbished the 5 port system? Thanks, Hugh

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    Re: caretaker system problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolsean
    You can remove the gear mechanism and see if it is jammed in any position. You should be able to spin it by hand.
    Shut the pump off, release the pressure by opening your air relief valve on your filter. Split the halves on the gear assembly to access the gear mechanism.
    If it is damaged, there are replacement mechanisms available.
    What if the 5 port head is 4 ft below the pool surface and I'm unable to shut off the water without dumping half my pool out?

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    Re: caretaker system problems

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW
    Check the in-line strainer screen at the top of the distributor head.
    Do most system have a strainer screen to protect the 5 port heads?

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    Re: caretaker system problems

    With the mechanism that low, you will need to close the multiport and have 5 #8 (for 1.5" lines) or 5 #11 (for 2") winter plugs to seal the ports when the head mechanism is removed.

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