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    proper chem level for new pool heater -manual vs tfp recommendation

    Thanks. Just installed so don't want to risk warranty issue. I will increase it to recommended level. Since I have swg I am always checking for ph level being too high.
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    proper chem level for new pool heater -manual vs tfp recommendation

    The recommended levels page of tfp says that CH for swg pool should be 0-300 (don't add). My newly installed hayward h250 manual says that it should be 200-400. If too low it could be corrosive to heat exchanger. Which should I follow? I current get a reading of 50 and in the past never...
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    Dolphin lacking suction/power

    It looks like the issue was the receptacle. I found while doing an unrelated upgrade that it is 120v at the breaker but only 50v at the receptacle. I plugged it in elsewhere and now it's working beautifully. No idea how long the receptacle has been like this as it is mainly used for the pool...
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    just got H250ed2c heater and have a few questions

    I've been testing it each day and it looks like (so far at least) the issue has gone away. It is now taking 13-30 secs. Is it normal for it to purge after being on standby for 24 hours or so? Any long term issues that can arise? There was no error code and I have the gas line fully open.
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    just got H250ed2c heater and have a few questions

    Ah. The above pool specifications make sense now. I have 3 manuals and none say anything other than removal of drain plug. I guess that's all that is required other than blowing out lines? Yes it takes 5 minutes to start heating after its been off for a while. I normally have the pump...
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    just got H250ed2c heater and have a few questions

    I have the manual but it doesn't explain these. The Winterization section says "For above pool installations only" the drain value should be opened and left open. Nothing about in-ground. I found the FD manual which might be more applicable to this unit. Also, I put it in standby when not in...
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    just got H250ed2c heater and have a few questions

    I can't find the following in the manual. Can you answer these for me? - What is the difference between spa and pool modes? I am using for my pool. Is it a problem if it accidentally gets switched to spa? - How do i winterize it? The manual just says to drain water. With my old heater i had...
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    Heater doesn't click on

    The heater is outdoors, uncovered. It's been dry for over a week. I didn't turn it on when the pool was opened, but of course when I needed it it didn't work! I did clean it. I also cleaned the various connectors, some of which tend to oxidize over the winter. No luck. Pressure switch was...
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    Heater doesn't click on

    What part controls this? The pilot is lit but when I turn the switch on nothing happens.
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    questions about replacing salt cell for first time

    thank you so much!! glad to know it's still performing well. I'll check the performance periodically.
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    questions about replacing salt cell for first time

    omg, I am so dumb! I was trying to reset the check cell light by using the switch... it was a really long winter and cold spring so my pool procedure memories are clearly slow to wake up! I can't believe that I got something so obvious wrong. duh.. For future knowledge, how much longer can I...
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    questions about replacing salt cell for first time

    I will try replacing the display board this weekend. When I turned it on/off I got 3000 instant salinity both times (occasionally switching to 3100). The T-9 cell is 3E1102. This means 2011? Maybe the box was replaced but the cell was still okay? I see no signs that the T-9 was ever used...
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    questions about replacing salt cell for first time

    3E0907 AQR-CUL 3A1106 When I switch to super chlorinate I can see the instant salinity switching between 3000-3100 and I think was the amps that was changing. I tried off and unplugging the cell. same result. When you say to reset the display board do you mean just take it off and put it back on?
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    questions about replacing salt cell for first time

    I corrected my post to T-9. I had a power failure overnight which tripped the breaker so these could be a little off, however I did a manual test with my reagents and got reading of 3100. 3.00 18 31.9 0.00 14p -0.00 al-1 r1.58 t-15 do you need serial number of the cell or the panel? where do...
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    questions about replacing salt cell for first time

    I've had the same T-15 cell for 7 years. I don't know how long the previous owner had it. It is giving Inspect Cell message which I cannot clear. The green generating light is on so does this mean it is working but at reduce rate?? I assume this means that it needs replacing?? The old owner...