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    Water and debris on automatic pool cover

    Hi all, I got my Coverstar pool cover installed but I’m trying to figure out what to do with leafs and pine needles mixed with water that collects on the cover. I have a pump that pumps the water off the cover but how do you deal with the sticky pine needles and leaves on the cover? Cleaning...
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    Air bubble in strainer basket - normal?

    Is sillicone lube for pool different or same as normal sillicone based lubricant?
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    Air bubble in strainer basket - normal?

    Hi Zea, Thank you! This forum has been valuable resource and help. Answers: 1)filter is Hayward 30” sand filter 2)at max speed, I can’t tell if there is vortex. I see a lot of small air bubbles 3)I haven’t tried putting sillicone pool lube. This is a new install (2months). Should I try this...
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    Air bubble in strainer basket - normal?

    Hello all, I got my pool built recently. My friend mentioned I had air in my strainer basket and indicator of air leak. Here is the video: You can see Pentair 3hp intelliflow with strainer with air bubble running at full speed and Pentair 1hp pump with no air bubble. questions: 1. Is this...
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    New pool, spa jet pump lost prime and won’t prime

    Thanks. If the pool guy said “it will lose water slowly if you don’t turn on the pump regularly”. Is he full of it?
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    New pool, spa jet pump lost prime and won’t prime

    Hi mknauss, Thanks. If pump was primed and working a week ago, it should not lose prime after a week of non operation even pump is shut down?
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    New pool, spa jet pump lost prime and won’t prime

    Hi, new pool installed. Spa jet has 1hp Pentair Superflo dedicated to four jets. The spa jet suction and return are isolated from the rest of pool plumbing. No check valve. PB primed the Superflo and spa jet is working last week. I haven’t touched it since then and now it won’t prime. Pump is...
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    Pentair Intelliflo 3hp auto shutoff at manual mode?

    Is there anyway to enforce this on variable speed pump? VSP has soft shutdown switch... My pump is already wired to SWG to not supply power to SWG when pump breaker is off. Is automation the only way to make sure this? Some current sensing hack?
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    Pentair Intelliflo 3hp auto shutoff at manual mode?

    Thanks Mike for the detailed instruction. Pentair intellicholr has flow switch. Is it sufficient to prevent damage?
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    Pentair Intelliflo 3hp auto shutoff at manual mode?

    Thanks Jim. I just programmed it according to yours and Mike’s instruction. Will report back tmr.
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    Pentair Intelliflo 3hp auto shutoff at manual mode?

    Do you know why my pump always stops? I just did a manual start last night and this morning, the pump stopped again...
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    Pentair Intelliflo 3hp auto shutoff at manual mode?

    Thanks Jim. Should this 24hr cycle be set as the minimum base line to prevent salt cell explosion? I know there is probably flow switch in SWG but this seems like a design flaw between SWG and VSP where VSP can be stopped independently ntly of SWG...
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    Pentair Intelliflo 3hp auto shutoff at manual mode?

    Hi, My new pool has intelliflo 3hp pump. I’m trying to set it to manual mode and run indefinitely to filter my pool before cleaning according to pool builder. However, the pump seems auto shut off after a day or so. Is there some auto shut off feature? I tried to run it at max rpm in manual...
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    Can I have two 2" lines connected to 1 pump?

    Thanks. My pool is not operational yet but currently, 1 HP fixed is setup for spa jet. I'm trying to decide what to do with the 3hp VSP. If we do the 3way valve water the filter, the purpose with automation/actuator is to adjust the flow about how much water directly to water feature and how...