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    Need advice on new install

    I'm helping a friend install a new AG pool and I have a few questions. The pool is a 36' round AG that is going to be sunk in the ground. He has the following equipment... Pentair cartridge filter, whisper flow pump, auto pilot SWG, pentair ultra temp heat pump and a intermatic digital timer. My question is how should the heat pump be controlled? I know it has a function that would turn it self on based on temp. I'm confused on how you could use that feature with a SWG.
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    Re: Need advice on new install

    The heater goes before the SWCG and a check valve or a Hartford loop between the two. Both have flow switches. If the water isn't moving, neither will turn on.

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    Re: Need advice on new install

    according to the heat pump manual it can be hooked up so that it turns on the pump when it needs to. I'm confused on that because how would you ever set your SWG output not knowing how many hours a day the pump will be running?
    Tahitian 54" x 30' Round AG 23,000gl
    Sta-Rite 1 1/2 H.P 150 SQ. FT. Advanced MOD Media CartridgeFilter System
    50ppm Borate
    Liquidator 4 Gal
    TF-100 Test kit
    First time pool owner 2008
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    Re: Need advice on new install

    Quote Originally Posted by ronniem
    according to the heat pump manual it can be hooked up so that it turns on the pump when it needs to. I'm confused on that because how would you ever set your SWG output not knowing how many hours a day the pump will be running?
    That is the rub if you allow a piece of equipment to turn on your pump instead of at set time intervals.

    The only option to overcome that would be to have ORP sensor that automatically sets your SWG percentage based on the pool needs ... although it seems that these sensor can be problematic at times.
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