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Thread: Newbie question about valve actuator settings

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    Join Date
    May 2012
    Elk Grove, CA

    Newbie question about valve actuator settings

    Brand new pool and the equipment hasn't been programmed yet (intellitouch i7+3- I've just had the filter pump running 24x7 so far to filter out plaster dust, etc). This is a pool+spa with shared equipment.

    What I am trying to understand is what valve setting combinations I will use at different times:
    #1 Intake from pool, return to pool, spa water is left alone
    #2 Intake from spa, return to spa, pool water is left alone (its clear to use this when we are heating/using the spa)
    #3 Intake from the pool, return to the spa (spa spills over back into the pool)
    #4 Intake from the spa, return to the pool (spa is emptied)

    #2 is clearly only used when we are using the spa. For filter cycles, I assume I need to use #3, but I also need some time with the pool returns on (#1). For now, I just have the return valve manually set halfway so water is returned both to the pool and spa (intake from pool), but as far as I can tell this cannot be automated.

    Also, how do these map to the 4 valve states in the intellitouch (pool, spa, fill, drain)?

    I am going to get help from our pool designer to program, but I want to understand this myself.
    16k gal IG pool with SWG and DiamondBrite finish
    Pentair Intelliflo pump with 520 sq ft cartridge filter

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    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Austin, TX

    Re: Newbie question about valve actuator settings

    I know this is 3 years old. Just wonder if you ever got the answer to your question.

    Lazy-L shaped pool and a spa. 22.5k gallons. Pentair VS pump. Pentair cartridge filter CCP520. STA-Rite SR400NA heater (400K BTU). Leuder limestone coping. Pebble sheen (blue granite) Wooden deck.

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