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    Moving from Dolphin Triton PS robot to Polaris 380/3900 plus booster pump? or not.)

    I agree, i love the way the robot worked when it worked but what pisses me off is when it broke down, there was basically no way to repair it. I could have rebuilt all the motors, all elecrical was working but assuming the circuit boards were going bad, Im out of the picture and have to bite...
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    Moving from Dolphin Triton PS robot to Polaris 380/3900 plus booster pump? or not.)

    Ive been fighting my robot for a while that took a dump. Ive got a Dolphin Trinton PS, the orange color purchased in 2016 that started doing what most do, I turn on > goes forward a few feet > backs up a few feet> then stops. Ive seen the websites on fixing this issue, I went as far as opening...
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    2017 Jacuzzi J355 console has a temp reading 4 degrees low.

    We had the hot tub set at 98 and still felt the water was overly warm, so I just tested it with a high quality digital meat thermometer and two multimeters with temp prob and all three are reading 102.6 degrees. wondering if there is an adjustment to calibrate the temperature sensor or does...
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    Converting Pentair Quad DE filter to straight cartridge filter

    we have a Pentair quad filter that you have to charge with the DE powder, and Ive seen the almost same filters that just use 4 cartridge filters. wondering if I could convert our filter to just run with filters and no DE powder? are there filter cartridges that can be purchased to replace the...
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    Trying to verify Jacuzzi tub heater is working correctly, using science!

    We have a under two year Jacuzzi hot tub which uses a balboa 5.5 kW heater, 240V. lately with the cooler weather, it seems its been hard for the heater keep up with the lower air temps. Even though its been low 50's at night, we will keep tub heater to 101 so will drop normally 2 degrees, then...
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    Dolphin Triton vs Doheny Discovery-why cleaning time difference in website descripton

    Ive been looking at the two hearing they are the same but different colors so was curious, on the description for the Dolphin Triton says cleaning cycle in 2 hrs or less but the Doheny Discovery says 2.5 hours? do they both really complete the job at the same time or is the programming more...
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    2016 Jacuzzi J355 Circulation pump noise question?

    lately and I'm not sure if something has changed, but when we are in the tub, and only the circulation pump is running it makes a high pitched whine noise. the flow seems fine, waterfall and heat is working well but seems loud and we can hear it in the tub. also Ive noticed if you put your ear...
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    Jacuzzi J-355 (first winter) cant keep water temps up in cool winter (SoCal).

    Thanks, we actually have just put in a request to the service people for our Jacuzzi but did want to look at it on our own. Is there a way to determine how much heat the heater is putting out based on the current it is drawing? for example when its on, If I put a clamp on amp meter on the...
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    Jacuzzi J-355 (first winter) cant keep water temps up in cool winter (SoCal).

    We have a Jacuzzi J-355 hot tub and this is the first cold season, its less then year old, so have a question about the heater. what is happening lately, is the hot tub is set at 101 degrees, and is designed to turn on when gets down 2 degrees below set point so will turn on when down to 99...
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    Trouble getting CC (combined chlorine) levels down in hot tub.

    We have a 1 month old Jacuzzi hot tub, 400 Gal and are testing the water daily and cannot get the CC levels down below .8 and the FC levels seem to go down quick also. we use the hot tub daily, I guess the equivalent of 1.5 person/hours daily, three people use the hot tub daily, for about 30...
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    Stenner single speed pump 45 series.makes loud squeak when running.

    Well I thought I had fixed it. Seemed that the pump tube had been twisted when I tightened the Ferruls to the end which worked for a few minutes, no squeak but then came back as loud as ever. Not happy with that pump. So is this kind of a flaw with this model pump or just defective? Would I...
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    Stenner single speed pump 45 series.makes loud squeak when running.

    Ive got a single speed Stenner pump, Its the 45 series and when it runs, as the rollers spin around, you can hear them forcing the pump tube to push against the housing and cause a squeak that is really loud. we can hear it inside the house through a stucco wall. Ive changed the pump tube and...
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    Poolvergnuegen, pool cleaner, 2 wheell or 4 wheel?

    Well I ended up buying the 4-wheel one and after watching it a bit, cleans pretty darn well. Only one issue, does not seem to be going up walls hardly at all, kind of hits the slope and turns around. its running at about 12 RPM. Any ideas?
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    Chlorine injection tube location? Before or after pool pump? Pressure or vacuum side

    I ended up getting model 45MPHP10, I guess that is high pressure.