Recent content by Kit

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    Rising Calcium Hardness

    I have a SWCG that does a good job of balancing my chlorine level. If slowly rising calcium hardness is my concern, I guess I don't understand how adding cal-hypo (i.e. increasing my chlorine level) will affect calcium hardness.
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    Rising Calcium Hardness

    Cal-hypo? I am not familiar with it.
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    Rising Calcium Hardness

    The CH in my 2,500-gallon in-ground spa has a tendency to creep upward over time (from about 250 to 375ppm in 3 months). I try to keep the level in the 200 - 400ppm range. Since we do not have hard water, I am curious what might be the cause. The chemistry is checked & balanced weekly & the spa...
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    Pentair Pump Suddenly Stopped Working

    Thanks, Jim. I think I will have a trusted Pentair tech take a look. Depending upon what he finds & recommends, I will make a decision. The pump was installed about 5 years ago, so I hope that there is a bit of service life left.
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    Pentair Pump Suddenly Stopped Working

    Jim: Following your suggestion, I am getting 240V to the pump. This raises a couple of questions: 1. If indeed the control head has failed, is this an easily replaced component or would it be best to call a service tech (at least to verify that the control head is the issue)? 2. If I am...
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    Pentair Pump Suddenly Stopped Working

    Thank you, Jim. I will follow up on your suggestion.
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    Pentair Pump Suddenly Stopped Working

    I have a Pentair Variable Speed Intelliflo pump that suddenly stop working. I tried to start the pump through the Pentair Easy Touch control panel as well as with the SpaSide buttons with no luck. Finally I switch the Easy Touch panel to Service mode so that I could start the pump directly from...
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    Heater Cycling Before Reaching Set Temperature

    Well, seems like the heater is out of warranty. So I replaced the thermal regulator & all seems well. Thank you so much for your guidance. Truly appreciated!
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    Heater Cycling Before Reaching Set Temperature

    JamesW: Just wanted to follow up on your last reply. I noted that the High Limit Switch LED was illuminated. Based on your explanation, I can see where the rusty thermal regulator could be the culprit. To eliminate other possible causes, I cleaned the filters & verified that the rpms were 1,800...
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    Heater Cycling Before Reaching Set Temperature

    I removed the thermal regulator & noted that there was an accumulation of rust on the unit. I removed the regulator & ran hot water over it. The unit opened up about 1/8". Is that normal or should it open more? I ran it under hot water after I cleaned the rust off as best as I could. There was...
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    Heater Cycling Before Reaching Set Temperature

    Thank you. In fact I have the manual. I will follow the diagnostic tree the best that I can. By the way, where are the "LED diagnostics" you are referring to? On the heater readout panel or on the EasyTouch control box?
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    Heater Cycling Before Reaching Set Temperature

    There doesn't appear to be any air in the pump basket. The temperature of the water flow seems normal (i.e. not excessively hot). Also, no unusual noises from the heater while it is cycling on & off. I am not familiar with the location of the water temperature sensor, but is it possible that it...
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    Heater Cycling Before Reaching Set Temperature

    My in-ground spa is run with Pentair equipment. The water temperature is set to 98F. I noticed today that when the temperature reached 96F, the heater shuts off. After about 30 seconds, it fires back up for about 20 seconds & then shuts off again. This cycle repeats itself without the water...
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    Covered or Uncovered?

    I am SLAMming my spa. During the process, can I safely leave the spa covered? Thank you.
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    Water Turnover Cycle

    Thanks, Marty.