Recent content by Pprior

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    Door Sensors

    Just keep in mind it is highly unlikely that any of these door chime systems meet code. In almost all locales it requires either a barrier or an alarm. I know it’s common practice to remove the alarms as they are annoying but these little magnetic contact switches are not a replacement.
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    Pentair IntelliCenter Pool Control Dashboard Instructional Guide

    I have an Intellitouch I5+3, it has communication to my network via the wireless Screenlogic wireless protocol adapter. I assume since it was not mentioned that this is not a substitute for running a hardwire. I assume I will also have to buy the communication port expander board - i.e. you...
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    EasyTouch - 4 valve limit? Crazy?

    Sorry I didn't f/u until now have been out of state. I'm mad at pentair because a non-expandable design like that is just poor engineering IMO. But you're right that the pool builder did not anticipate nor educate me. They actually pushed me away from the IntelliCenter when we had our...
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    I think it's a great option, its why I suggested it :) But seriously, the ability to fill the void disperse pressure over a wide base and shore up weak spots it makes sense. Get them out and get a bid and ask to speak to folks they have done work like this before. Let us know.
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    I would love to learn more about this as well. I've got a pretty robust firewall on my home network and I've never had any remote access issues so I have assumed the communication is going through pentair and its connection to the unit at my house. I never had to open any ports or change any...
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    That is just nonsense. There is no such thing as “too fast” internet. And a switch will not slow it down either. Ethernet communication is independent of speed. Are you talking about the wireless interface that goes onto the network or are you plugging Ethernet directly into the pentair...
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    I've seen technology where they inject concrete and/or foam under sagging concrete slabs to fix the problem. it doesn't involve excavation. This technology might be able to be used to support the bottom of the pool without tearing it all out. just a thought.
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    EasyTouch - 4 valve limit? Crazy?

    We have a pool less than a year old. Built by highly recommended pool company and (we think) was built well. They only use Pentair, so that's what we got. When we built they discouraged intellitouch and installed Eztouch for control. We have an infloor cleaning system that doesn't get...
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    Excavating problems.. who is responsible?

    It’s his problem. He has to price jobs to include the times when that kind of thing happens (which it does) and manage his schedule accordingly.
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    IntelliCenter Home Automation Integration and Control

    I'm so excited that once I get some other projects done I can start in on this one! Looks so good. I hate the delay that happens each time I start up the pentair app and really want an Ipad on the wall with pool control available all the time. Really appreciate you all who have this level of...
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    And if you know of a defect and don't disclose it, you may face legal action. Do the right thing, don't just band-aid it and dump it. Fix it right or disclose the issue.
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    Spa spillway advice

    If you can fashion a drip edge under the tile overhang it should fix the problem. Right now water adhesion is causing it to flow back and over the stone. this is similar to what is needed with shingle overhang on a roof to keep water from flowing back against the fascia board. Note: I know...
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    Pentair Screenlogic and Mac Catalina

    Sent an email to their tech support and got back a response that basically indicates they don't care I can use my phone. PLEASE take time to email or call them and ask them to get this updated, only if enough people complain will it get fixed.
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    Solar Pool heater...

    Why do you think you will only use a pool heater for a week or two? We live in Florida where it's warmer than you are and we use a pool heater a whole bunch more than that!
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    Adding a gas heater to a heat pump setup

    I'm not sure what you mean best of both worlds. If it's under 65 and heat pump not working efficiently you probably won't be in pool anyway it will be too cold! We have gas and heat pump in our pool in Florida but mostly to rapidly heat spa if we need and honestly it wasn't worth it. It costs a...