Recent content by repair_guy

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    Intelliflo vs or vf used in conjunction with intellitouch

    chem geek, Please expand on this. Are you referring to the pump under control of an IntelliTouch? "Note that the advertising of the VF being able to keep track of cumulative water volume to shut off early during filtering is not true -- they removed that feature." A stand alone VF calculates...
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    Jandy Cartridge Filter

    Like any filter clean, you should remove the tank o-ring, wipe it and wipe the channel on the tank bottom and tank lid. This filter has a tank o-ring that is not round. It has a flat side. Make sure you seat it properly. If it is more than a year old, it may need replaced.
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    In our area it is the most common product used. The issue with scale requires a question first. Is it recent or not? ScaleTec will give dosing for removal vs prevention and as a prevention it is pretty good. I've never found any remover that does any good. I use the word prevention loosely as...
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    Filter Housing Repair

    The C-4000 is known for blowing out the bottom in time. Especially the black California Pool versions. You can buy a new bottom but it is not cost efficient as the top will soon crack. With the two, you are in way over the cost of a filter.
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    PB said intelliflo not enough. Any thoughts?

    I think what causes the misunderstanding on this pump is the very real need to have it installed right. Yes, you can internet them out the back door at wholesale but you do nothing for your future sales as the average guy putting one in, emphasis on "one", is not going to have a clue as to what...
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    Hayward Super Pump Starting Issues

    If you have an AO Smith motor, the cover is on the end. Remove it and the capacitor is the round black cylinder on the left as you face it. If the capacitor is bad, you need to be careful when putting the new one so you don't pinch the other wires. It happens a lot.
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    2 speed spa pump won't switch to low power mode

    Do this first. open up the air switch box. It's in your picture on the left and has the two air tubes on it. You'll need a pair of needle nose plies for this. Pop the tube you know is working onto the one you know is not. Go to the spa and see if it actuates the micro switch. This will tell...
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    Strange Seal Plate Damage - Pentair Whisperflo Pump

    Here's the deal. Those bottom two holes are shot because the leak was allowed to continue without repair. This is a lack of maintenance, not a pump issue. The squishy stuff is the aluminum face of the motor corroded around the bolts. I imagine you had to torque them pretty hard to get them out...
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    Just got my Intelliflow 3.2kw, any advice about installing?

    I've seen all kinds of things on the box. A proper box in my area is a single gang box, not an entrance elbow as some are doing. You'll need a 3/4 to 1/2 reducer for the flex conduit to your source. I've seen some use the pigtail straight to the source box if they are close but that will pose a...
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    Just got my Intelliflow 3.2kw, any advice about installing?

    Think outside the box. Do you have room for the current pipe to extend 30+ inches parrallel to the existing pump and then 90 back to the new pump with the 10". That will give you the length you need AND point the pump LED towards you. Or, do you have room to position the pump 90 degrees fom...
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    What's causing this backpressure spike and vibration?

    For a sand filter, get a product from SeaKlear called filter cleaner. You add it to the filter and let it sit for awhile. Then backwash. It will get most gunk from a sand filter. Also, you may have a layer of debris on top of he sand bed.
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    Good online source for pool umbrellas

    Got a favorite sports team? We sell them with your team colors and logo. 149.99 It's a wooden pole but I've found it to hold up better than the aluminum ones. College, NFL and some baseball. ... 8&DID=1271
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    filter pressure on spa mode

    That's way too much pump for that filter. Sure they are rated for the flow but in a real world it's just not true. Sounds like your builder went the cheap way and did not want to spend another $80 for the 420 filter. Four jets, 320 and 1.5 whisperflo is a bad combo. It will use more energy and...
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    Jandy LT Heater Problem

    If the heater is actually firing, you have some sort of flame rectification issue. It would not fire if this was a straight air flow sensor deal. The air flow sensor will trigger for insufficient vacuum and that diagnostic is only associated with the vacuum switch. The key is insufficient...
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    How does my Rainbow Chrlorinator (Holds 10 x 3" Tabs) work??

    Even though you need cyanurites as you say, you need to be careful about using so many tabs on new plaster. you're going to kill that rich layer of calcium and pay for it later with bad plaster. There are better ways to put CYA in your pool w/o the low pH factor of tabs.