Recent content by Dan-H

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    Pentair Easy Touch, IntelliFlo, IntelliChlor and IntelliBrite Installation Question

    regarding the pump: - Replace single speed pump with IntelliFlo VSF I recall a number of discussions around the VS vs the VSF at the time I was upgrading my pump and adding Solar. I asked my solar installer, and they did not recommend the VSF and said the VS was better suited for my needs. I...
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    Pool leak, hire a leak detection/repair service?

    when my pool was leaking I hired a leak detection company and they pressure tested every inlet and return and showed I did not have a plumbing leak. This was a good first step. They found my skimmer was leaking and patched it, and that took care of some of the problem but not all. I later...
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    Pool Light Tripping Breaker

    https://www.platinumpoolservice.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/EasyTouch_and_IntelliTouch_Load-Power_Center_Installation_Guide.pdf the installation guide covers several models, but I think it should include yours. Perhaps it will help. I would start by tracking down every wire in the high...
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    Pool Light Tripping Breaker

    I'm a little confused by the high voltage wiring in your load center. Not saying it is wrong, but I don't understand it. The vertical bar next to the breakers is the neutral bus, and it looks like there is a heavy gauge black wire connected to it. I've always seen white used for neutral. Is...
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    Pool Light Tripping Breaker

    Thank you for the picture. Separate from your pool GFCI discussion, the tan wire harness on the right side of the load center, the one that has a black zip around it at the base of the load center appears to be a low voltage sensor wire and it has no reason to be in the high voltage section of...
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    Efficacy of heat pump in Sacramento California

    Sorry, I have no experience with a heat pump. I have solar panels and use a cover in the early and late season. I have a gas heater that burns money to heat my pool so I don't use it except to heat the spa My experiences, take them with a grain of salt. Covers hold in the heat well when the...
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    Pentair panel and Pool light

    Hi, might I suggest posting more specific details about your pentair panel. Better chance of getting help if we know what we are helping you about.
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    ScreenLogic Clock

    Jim R. is the resident easytouch / screenlogic expert here so if he says otherwise, believe him. I'm using the wireless protocol adapter and have had no issues. But yes, wire the intelliflo to the comms port. You can wire it and the screen logic wireless to the same lugs. Just be careful not...
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    ScreenLogic Clock

    I have two apps on my android. One is ScreenLogic, and the other is SLconfig. Not sure if you have apple or android.. On the connection screen of both there is a little wrench icon in the Blue upper area where the PENTAIR logo resides. if you click on the wrench it has a setting to enable...
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    Good estimate on pool size?

    I'm thinking closer to 17K Estimated by dividing the pool into three areas: Upper Box, Lower Box, Sloped area for the drop. Upper Box: 32x16 down to the depth of the shallow end which is 3' 4" ( note: this number is a bit high since it includes the three sloped walls in the deep end. )...
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    Help Fixing Pool Light: Cord or Light?

    +1 And looking at the picture it looks like the pool light power cord goes directly into the panel box with the timer. I thought the code required a separate junction box elevated above pool level and separate from the electrical panel. I'm not an electrician, but if this were my parents...
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    New pool light versus repair

    contactus page matches business address on bbb. googled the location, but the location looks like condos or apartments. https://www.wildwestpoolsupplies.com/contact-us/ https://www.bbb.org/us/az/tempe/profile/online-retailer/wild-west-pool-supplies-llc-1126-1000036991 for $40 for 8 vs $60 for...
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    Help Fixing Pool Light: Cord or Light?

    The gasket goes around the glass lens and is sandwiched by the front ring and the light fixture. I feel your pain on the cord not budging. I had a similar light where the fixture was no longer serviceable and I could not get the cord to budge. What I did was first get the ground wire loose...
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    Laars LT 250 does not stay lit

    I had a similar issue on my Laars Lx400, and fixed it twice with two different solutions. First time it was a broken wire inside the heater right at a connector. It took a while to find and I'll be candid, I forgot which one it was but it was one of the sensor wires. I also forgot the error...
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    Breakers for Pentair EasyTouch

    I have a picture attached to this post: can an EasyTouch 8SC-IC40 run 5 valve actuators? breakers, top to bottom ( from memory) single pole for the EasyTouch itself. two pole for the pump, two pole for the intellichlor and the heater single pole for the blower single pole for the pool lights...