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Thread: Draining attached Spa to Pool via Easytouch 8

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    Draining attached Spa to Pool via Easytouch 8

    Apparently draining the spa into the pool isn't as automated as I thought. Please tell me if these steps are correct:

    The pool is on auto from 9am to 7pm
    The spillway on the spa runs 9am to 7pm
    The Grotto waterfall runs 9am to 7pm
    The Tanning Ledge fountain will run when the grotto is off by turning a valve or can be adjusted to run both grotto and fountain
    The Polaris cleaner comes on from 12pm to 1pm

    When I want to drain the spa into the pool, I go the the outside panel and push "Mode" to get to the "Service" mode.
    The pump turns off
    Then I push "valve" to get to "drain"
    There are 2 valves on the equipment that automatically turn
    Once they are finished turning, I hit "F" to start the pump
    The "F" LED button lights up
    And the pump doesn't start
    The Spa does not drain

    I have to open the lid to the controls and start the pump.
    The spa will drain.
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    Three questions:

    1. Is this the correct procedure? The manual says I should be able to activate the pump when I hit the F button.

    2. How far down can I drain the spa.. to jet level or way down to below the seat level? I was told by the PB crew, but my brain's hard drive was getting full trying to learn all this in 45 minutes.

    3. If it is ok to drain past the jets, I would assume that I would have to go to FILL and refill the spa before setting the panel back to the AUTO mode. Or does this matter since it refills automatically?


    Thank you in advance!!
    Helen
    Dallas Area, 16,000 gal IG, Easytouch 8 computer, Intelliflo 3HP Variable Speed pool pump, Pentair Smart Pump 4x160, Pentair 3/4 HP Booster Pump, FNS 60 DE 60, Mastertemp 400, Rainbow 320, Dual Timer w/ freeze protection, Intellichor SWG, TF100 Test Kit, POOL FILLED AUG 3, 2012, ORDER YOUR TF100 KIT FROM http://tftestkits.net
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...ie-t49936.html

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    Re: Draining attached Spa to Pool via Easytouch 8

    How about this one question...

    ^^^^^ 1. Shouldn't the pump come on when I hit the F button?
    Helen
    Dallas Area, 16,000 gal IG, Easytouch 8 computer, Intelliflo 3HP Variable Speed pool pump, Pentair Smart Pump 4x160, Pentair 3/4 HP Booster Pump, FNS 60 DE 60, Mastertemp 400, Rainbow 320, Dual Timer w/ freeze protection, Intellichor SWG, TF100 Test Kit, POOL FILLED AUG 3, 2012, ORDER YOUR TF100 KIT FROM http://tftestkits.net
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...ie-t49936.html

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    Re: Draining attached Spa to Pool via Easytouch 8

    This is harder than it needs to be. Set the panel to timeout. Hit the valve button till drain appears. Press 'f' for the filter pump. This unlocks the pump for direct input. Open pump cover, hit speed 4 and then the start/stop button. I guess pentair didn't want to make it too easy to accidentally drain your spa.

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    Re: Draining attached Spa to Pool via Easytouch 8

    Thank you Beerhat - Happy New Year!
    Helen
    Dallas Area, 16,000 gal IG, Easytouch 8 computer, Intelliflo 3HP Variable Speed pool pump, Pentair Smart Pump 4x160, Pentair 3/4 HP Booster Pump, FNS 60 DE 60, Mastertemp 400, Rainbow 320, Dual Timer w/ freeze protection, Intellichor SWG, TF100 Test Kit, POOL FILLED AUG 3, 2012, ORDER YOUR TF100 KIT FROM http://tftestkits.net
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...ie-t49936.html

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