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Thread: A big HELLO to all on TFP. Fiberstar optic rope problems

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    A big HELLO to all on TFP. Fiberstar optic rope problems

    I have fiberstar fiber optics lighting around my inground pool and on the back side of the fiber optic shield where the rope first enters the track there are spots that have turned a neon reddish color that is seen when the unit is turned off. Does anyone have any expierence with this.
    23.5k gallon IG oval w sloped sides w/ concrete deck
    Hayward Pro Series high rate sand filter m#S244T/Rainbow Lifegard inline chlorine feeder m#320/Magnetek 3/4hp booster pump
    Emerson 1.5hp 1081pool motor/Intermatic 24hr dial time switch m#104r/Fiberstars Fiber optics lighting m#6008/and a polaris

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    Re: A big HELLO to all on TFP. Fiberstar optic rope problems

    I have the same issue, but it does not seem to affect the lighted color. By the way if your illuminator ever breaks down you can fix it with parts online, even though fiberstars will not sell them to you.
    35K IG Vinyl 20 x 40 self built pool, Hayward Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter 31" 98gal/min, Hayward TriStar 1.85hp, Hayward 400btu heater, BBB method w/Hypo, Jazz light w/matching fiber optic rope lighting around coping w/syncronized color wheels. Concrete Paver deck.

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    Re: A big HELLO to all on TFP. Fiberstar optic rope problems

    Thanks for the heads up about the parts,it hasn't affected my lighting either if I find a remedy or a cause I'll repost. I'm wondering if it could have been something I cleaned with(magic eraser or bleach) but I would think it would have affected all the rope.
    23.5k gallon IG oval w sloped sides w/ concrete deck
    Hayward Pro Series high rate sand filter m#S244T/Rainbow Lifegard inline chlorine feeder m#320/Magnetek 3/4hp booster pump
    Emerson 1.5hp 1081pool motor/Intermatic 24hr dial time switch m#104r/Fiberstars Fiber optics lighting m#6008/and a polaris

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    Re: A big HELLO to all on TFP. Fiberstar optic rope problems

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonknox
    By the way if your illuminator ever breaks down you can fix it with parts online, even though fiberstars will not sell them to you.
    Details please!!!!
    IG Vinyl liner, 21,500G sport bottom, TR-60 sand filter, 3/4 HP Whisper Flow, BBB with 12.5% Liquid Chlorine

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    Re: A big HELLO to all on TFP. Fiberstar optic rope problems

    I had a capacitor burn up and bought the exact capacitor from an on line store called CapacitorKing for $15.00. I also replaced the ingnitor (only because I screwed up) through Venture lighting. I just called them and they sent me the exact piece, $20.00. I got all the information about these parts from the labels on the parts themselves. Venture Lighting also manufactures the ballast (If I remember correctly it was under $100.00) as well as the ignitor. I have just recently ordered a new bulb from Microlamp for around $40.00 plus shipping. This was a lot better than buying the whole fixture from a pool store for $135.00. There is a part of the unit that sheilds the heat of the bulb from the color wheel or fiber. It consist of three pieces of glass 1-1/2 inches square. The middle glass on mine was frosted over like it had calcium on it. I disassembled it and tried to clean it but it would not come clean. I sent my daughter to lowes to see if they would cut her a piece and they did it for free, all the time questioning what I was going to do with that small of a piece of glass. When you open up your unit it looks like a daunting task but if you cut and lable everthing and take your time it is not to bad. I knew mine was bad as I had a big plum of smoke come out of it. When I opened it the capacitor was melted. Make sure you check the two fuses first. I could go on forever so let me just say if you dive in and need some help or at least moral support give me a holler.
    35K IG Vinyl 20 x 40 self built pool, Hayward Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter 31" 98gal/min, Hayward TriStar 1.85hp, Hayward 400btu heater, BBB method w/Hypo, Jazz light w/matching fiber optic rope lighting around coping w/syncronized color wheels. Concrete Paver deck.

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