Recent content by Drew80

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    VGreen pumps

    I ended up getting a really good deal on a Hayward VS 950, so I went with that. No complaints so far
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    Is the Omnihub actually available?

    I have a small pool without a lot of features, so an Omnilogic is way overkill for me. It's also very expensive. I recently discovered the Omnihub - seems like a good solution for my problem, but my pool guy says he doesn't know anything about it and his suppliers don't stock it. Has it been...
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    Where did my salt go?

    Sure enough - air bubble. Reading 3000ppm now. Thanks!
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    Where did my salt go?

    It's low speed now, but I ran it at full speed when I first turned it on. It's possible I have some air trapped - I'll try that. I just ordered that kit. I didn't think I needed it because the panel measured it. Wishful thinking.
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    Where did my salt go?

    I got the Hayward VS 950 Here are the readings: -27.53V -4.7A 69F 2000PPM 27.37V 5.1A 69F 2200PPM
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    Where did my salt go?

    Something very strange is going on. My salt levels were running low a few weeks ago, so I added a bag. My pump went out right before that, and my pool was down for about 2 weeks while I waited for the dealer to come out and replace it. Since the pump went out at the same time I added the bag...
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    VGreen pumps

    Ok, but why? My single speed Hayward pump failed right after the warranty expired, so I'm not too impressed with them right now.
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    VGreen pumps

    Curious what people think of them. I'm looking to replace my single speed pump with a variable speed, and I'm debating a VGreen DIY solution ($800) vs a Hayward VS installed by a dealer ($1200 after city rebate). I have a Prologic controller, so the VGreen would take a little more work to set up...
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    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    Aha! The difference is the 165 vs the 270. That explains why I've been so confused this whole time. 😂
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    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    I just read through the manual for the pump, and I don't see anything about digital inputs - those seem to be in the automation adapter. Maybe there's another version of the pump that I'm not finding? This is the manual I'm reading...
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    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    I *think* (maybe) that the RS485 comm from the panel would be able to give me the valve status. So I *think* I might be able to just run that single wire. Haven't done this before, so I'm not positive. I need the automation module too, yeah?
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    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    @cowboycasey I'm trying to understand what you said. I'm a newbie to VS pumps - sorry for basic questions. Explain to me like I'm 5. 😂 If I understand you correctly, I would need to run a RS485 from the pump to the panel and also run wires from the valves to the pump - is that right? If I use...
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    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    @InyoRob - very interested to hear what you find out about the automation adapter. I have bids for around $1800 ($1500 after city rebate, but that's apparently not guaranteed). Looks like I could set up the V-Green myself for about half that
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    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    @tstex this is a good point. I plan to have the VS pump on all the time, so my current automation could control the valves and turn on the heater remotely. The one thing I wouldn't be able to do is crank up the speed for the jets and then back down when we're done, and we use the spa often...