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    Resurrect pressure cleaner line

    It looks like it is not possible to use a 1" line as a vac line. So I'll be getting a pressure side cleaner, leaning towards "The Pool Cleaner".

    Here is a picture of my equipment pad:


    From what I have read on the Pool Cleaner (pressure) manual I should put a valve between the pump and filter (horizontal gold pipe in the picture) to direct pressure to the cleaner. If this is correct how should I do this?
    Put a 3 way valve and re-jigger the plumbing to make it work? Inlet from pump, Outlet 1 to filter Outlet 2 to pressure cleaner.
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    Install a T and a 2 way valve after the T. The valve would turn off (some flow) to filter and direct it to the pressure line for the cleaner.

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    Re: Resurrect pressure cleaner line

    I think I anwsered my own question, the T and 2-way valve is probably not a good idea because then there will always be some flow going to the cleaner line. When the heater is running the spa that would be bad....

    Sorry for the lame questions I just want to plan it all out before I bust out the hacksaw.

    Next plumbing issue: Where to install the Salt Cell! (Pentair IC40)

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    Re: Resurrect pressure cleaner line

    I'm curious to see how you get the salt cell in there
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
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    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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    Re: Resurrect pressure cleaner line

    Yea I have been thinking about how to fit the cell in there. The top most valve is the return, I think I'll raise the return line right off the heater then bring it back towards the house and then another 90 with the cell and straight to the return valve. It won't be pretty but will get me away from the heater and a bit more length in front of the cell.

    The other option would be to go up over and down....

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    Re: Resurrect pressure cleaner line

    Yeah that might work if you have enough space for the straight lead up and follow up sections.
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
    Pentair VS 3050 pump, Quad DE 60 filter and SunTouch controller
    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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    Re: Resurrect pressure cleaner line

    Finished the automation and plumbing work. The small 1" line is for the pressure cleaner, it is on a 3-way valve that an actuator opens or closes to activate the cleaner.

    Here is what the new setup looks like, I decided to mount a pipe support on the house since there is quite a bit of weight hanging with the salt cell.



    The pressure pool cleaner works pretty good but it doesn't climb the walls nearly as high as the old hayward navigator and nothing like the MX8 I had for a short period of time.

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    Re: Resurrect pressure cleaner line

    Nice job on the salt cell.

    Just my two cents. 1) Might want to be careful with that heater. The right side is mighty close to that stucco wall. and 2) Might want to think about raising that blower up just a tad. Minimum distance above water level is 12 inches. I'd swap the ball valve with a spring loaded check valve.
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    Re: Resurrect pressure cleaner line

    Thanks. The heater is about 6" from the right wall and it is a bit tight but there is no heat buildup and it seems to work ok. The blower is 18" higher than the water level and there is a check valve it just isn't visible in the picture. The ball valve was to cut off a little flow but it doesn't work all that well...

    May try and put a dimmer type switch on the blower as I got a 2HP model and it is a bit too powerful.

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    Re: Resurrect pressure cleaner line

    Nice job! Did you paint the pipes?
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
    Pentair VS 3050 pump, Quad DE 60 filter and SunTouch controller
    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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    Re: Resurrect pressure cleaner line

    Quote Originally Posted by AquaDoctorLLC
    I'd swap the ball valve with a spring loaded check valve.
    +1
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