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    Jun 2013
    Fallsburg, NY

    Lightning strike

    Okay, my mother-in-law says the pool was struck with lightning. She says she saw it hit. Oddly no damage to the pool, but it killed the pump. Pump, lights and SWG stopped working right after the strike. Resetting the fuse in the basement and the gfci's on the outside outlet and the ones on the pool equip resulted in another blown fuse in the basement. Narrowed it down to the pump after a number of resets. Replaced the pump this weekend and everything is working well. I would have expected it to effect the SWG as well, but no problems there.

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    Could have replaced the intex pump for 150+shipping from intex, but decided to instead order a new intex filter, the 3200gph 16inch from amazon for 200 and get next day delivery. If anyone needs spare parts, let me know, I only used the pump from the new filter.
    8638 gallon 20'x52" Intex ultra frame round AG. 2650 gph Intex Sand Filter. Intex krystal Klear SWG. (newer model that includes copper ion generation) Hayward 1091LX skimmer, Kreepy Krauly lil shark. Taylor K-2006 w/speed stir and sample sizer. New this year, Intex PureSpa - dichlor-> bleach method for sanitizing.
    New pool, 16'x36' (approx 18000 gal) in ground pool, Haywood DE filter

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    May 2010
    SW Louisiana

    Re: Lightning strike

    Give it time, things may still die, I had a direct strike at my house about a month ago, and various electronic items are still dying at a much higher than expected rate.
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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