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    Pentair IntelliCenter Installation Questions/Issues

    guinness for the win! I could’ve sworn the instructions said to NOT use the POE port on the back of the wireless client. Switched it and it fired right up! Thank you!!! Now to extend these Intellivalves....
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    Pentair IntelliCenter Installation Questions/Issues

    I've been surfing around the threads for some help with a couple of IntelliCenter installation questions. I'm not finding much, I suppose since they're still fairly new. Please go gentle on me. I'm not electric expert and I've seen some other people's questions on this not go over well... -...
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    Pressure keeps dropping. Help

    Valid. Thank you for your suggestion. There are only so many options before I fill it in with dirt, haha.
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    Pressure keeps dropping. Help

    I guess that makes good sense. I'll give that a whirl. But when I've set the pump to the max RPM (3,450 rpm), the flow/pressure has still been low. Almost like there's a clog somewhere.
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    Pressure keeps dropping. Help

    It's a variable speed and variable flow pump. I've been setting the desired RPMs and letting it do it's thing from there. When I check on it I'm seeing both the pressure and flow rates go down. Is there a different setting I should be using?
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    Pressure keeps dropping. Help

    Opening our pool for the first time myself really isn't going well. It seems like something is off, and the local pool company that is familiar with our pool just told me they wouldn't be able to come out until mid-June. The system will appear to be up and running well, then I walk away and...
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    Problem number 5,000 trying to open my pool - In floor system issues

    You, sir, are my new best friend. If we have a 6-port module with 10 floor jets and 4 wall returns, is there some rhyme or reason to this madness? We're a single pump system. We have one main floor drain connected to (I believe) a debris in-deck canister, and then we have a skimmer. Those two...
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    Problem number 5,000 trying to open my pool - In floor system issues

    I believe the pressure is supposed to remain the same with each zone. Looking at some pictures of the pool from last year with clear water, there are 10 floor jets and 4 wall/down jets. If my math is correct, I'm confused. I believe some rotate while others are fixed. I did the most useful...
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    Problem number 5,000 trying to open my pool - In floor system issues

    I was thinking the same thing. It doesn't make sense to me... I was hoping I'd get away with my excellent pool terminology. Dang. I looked it up, it's just the threaded return down jet. So instead of the return on the wall blowing down, it's just blowing straight out like in the pic.
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    Problem number 5,000 trying to open my pool - In floor system issues

    For those that haven't read my previous posts asking for help, this is my second year of pool ownership and my first year of managing it myself. It's not going HORRRRRIBLE, but I wouldn't give myself a good grade yet. We have a Paramount in-floor cleaning system (that I actually do like) that...
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    First attempt at pool DIY - Major leakage

    Found it in the old pump basket!! Thank you!!!!
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    First attempt at pool DIY - Major leakage

    The pool company left all of the equipment in one bag but unfortunately it wasn't in there. I quickly checked inside the heater cover, but I'll have to do some more investigating around the outside. Any ideas of a part number if I can't find it?
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    First attempt at pool DIY - Major leakage

    Hello again TFP. I have finally started the attempt at opening/installing/upgrading our pool to salt water and a variable speed pump. This is my second year of pool ownership, and last year I hired a company to open/close the pool for me. Today I de-winterized the pool and installed the new...
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    Going DIY - Making changes to pool setup

    Wow, thanks for all of the responses so far. To follow-up on a few: I'm not 100% sure how the returns on the pool work, or any plumbing for that matter. After looking at several drawings and diagrams, I've come up with my own version of what I THINK is going on beneath the surface. I've...
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    Going DIY - Making changes to pool setup

    Hello TFP! Please forgive me as I attempt to explain my pool situation and questions. I purchased a home last year that came with an in-ground pool, the first one I’ve ever owned. It’s been quite the learning curve. I’m a DIY’er and trying to move forward this year without the help of a pool...