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    Should "generating" light be on all the time?

    HAYWARD AQUATROL AQ-TROL-RJ

    I expected the "generating" light only to come a percentage of the time based on the control. It seems to be on any time the filter is on and I have the percentage control set to 1%. My FC level is up around 5 and the filter runs 12 hours a day. Is this normal?

    Rick
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    Re: Should "generating" light be on all the time?

    That's what mine does; the light is on all the time regardless of the setting. I guess the light really should just mean "I'm working OK".
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    Re: Should "generating" light be on all the time?

    I think mine does as well. I can tell mine is really generating because of the small bubbles in the returns.
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    Re: Should "generating" light be on all the time?

    OK. Thanks. Should the voltage be different depending on the percentage then?

    Rick
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    Re: Should "generating" light be on all the time?

    The percentage on the dial is just the percentage of time that it's actually generating, e.g. if it's set on 10%, it will generate for six minutes per hour. The rest of the time it's just sitting there, even though the "generating" light is on.
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    Re: Should "generating" light be on all the time?

    Thanks much.

    Is it possible that mine is generating 1% of the time and still keeps my FC at 5 in 12 hours?

    Eick
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    Re: Should "generating" light be on all the time?

    Update: There is a bit more to the story. Two days ago, I realized that I had left the filter control on "on" rather than "auto" so the filter was running 24 hours a day. I put it on auto then and now the FC is down to 3.5. I'll continue to monitor it.

    Rick
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    Sand Filter, Aquabug Vacuum
    Pump Size: ?? Flow Rate:??
    Shifted from Baquacil to Chlorine 8/2011

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    Re: Should "generating" light be on all the time?

    3.5 today as well.
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