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    Bought a home- they drained the pool- what now?

    I agree, that is a sprinkler timer and those are solenoid valves for a sprinkler system. The heat pump is for your home HVAC system, hence the copper pipes running up the side of your house to the evaporator (air handler).
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    Bought a home- they drained the pool- what now?

    Just a quick reply about the electrical connections going to the timer. The exposed Romex wire going to the timer is not a good thing. It really should be in conduit, preferably PVC. There are unboxed wire splices connected to what appears to be a light transformer. You should really...
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    Pool Cleaner for Small Pebble Surface pool

    Hey Y'all, I read pool school on pool cleaners, however I am looking for some user suggestions. I have a relatively small pool with a pebble surface, and a dedicated suction port on the side wall. At our last house we had a Zodiac G-3 and we liked it (we named it "spike" because of the...
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    W3T-CELL-15

    So, after 3.5 years my T-CELL-15 appears to be dead. Salt levels are fine (3600ppm), however the panel is reading 2100 ppm, and generating very little chlorine. I've acid washed it on the appropriate stand a few times, same issue. I've been looking for a replacement, and of course checked...
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    Suntouch Automation valves

    Yes, replacing the ULN2803A fixed the problem. I had it on order from Digi-Key before posting, and was looking for some validation. Hopefully this helps out another TFPer in the future. I taught my 9 year old daughter how to replace it.
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    Suntouch Automation valves

    I ordered the 2803, and you are correct it was 24VAC, not VDC. Which makes sense because they tap voltage from a transformer. I ordered the part from digi-key, 5.03 after tax and shipping. I figure that since it is a socketed part it is the first component to go on the board. I made sure...
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    Suntouch Automation valves

    I have a question, I have a Suntouch automation system. And unfortunately two external wires got crossed and shorted. After that all of the valves and relays are measuring 25VDC on my multimeter. I pulled the board and noticed a socketed uln2803a opposite the connectors on the CCA. I...
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    Suntouch and Aquarite SWG

    One of my thoughts is if there was a relay that could take the RS485 commands for a second pump (cleaner pump maybe), and run it on the same schedule as my circulation system and run it in standalone mode. The AQR-15 panel is much more intuitive than the SolarTouch.
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    Suntouch and Aquarite SWG

    We bought a house which has a Pentair Suntouch Automation System. We had an Aquarite AQR-15 from our old house. The aquarite manual says that it can be controlled from a Pentiar system, so I connected it exactly as the aquarite manual said. When running, the "Remote Control" light on the...
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    Air bubbles on Solar Heat

    Thanks for the advice, I updated my sig to reflect pool number 2, which is the pool in question. It is a cartridge system which I have no experience in as pool #1 i s a sand filter. Looks like I'm opening up the filter this week to see how it looks.
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    Air bubbles on Solar Heat

    I am now a double pool owner for a few months until our old home sells. On our new home, I am noticing a lot of bubbling in the return jets when the solar heaters are on, but I am not seeing any water leaking out. My thought is that there must be a loose fitting somewhere where the water is...
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    Love the house, hate the pool.

    I would bet one of those return pipes on the pad is dedicated to the in-floor cleaning system. I'd just plumb it in before the SWCG.
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    Love the house, hate the pool.

    Kim, The 20k budget is self imposed, it’s what we reduced the purchase price by to re-do he abysmal state of the pool. I’m not sure what is under the stones, I hope it is a surface that we can attach standard pool tile to. That would make it easier to convince my sweet wife to convert it...
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    Love the house, hate the pool.

    We are looking to re-model, hopefully with a 20K budget. Once we remodel, the table is GONE! You could tell that the original owners put a lot of money into the pool when they installed it in 2000. The automation system is an AquaLink RS-12. The current surface is a pebble surface. We are...
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    Love the house, hate the pool.

    Then there is the electrical, what a mess.