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    Hayward spa light won’t turn off

    ajw: Thanks for the follow-up. As I mentioned in my initial post, yes, I have Colorlogic with the remote and the ability to program various color schemes into my light system, and I can set aux slots to handle various combinations of things (with a limited number of slots available). That's...
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    Hayward spa light won’t turn off

    Had a chance to dig in a little more today with some testing, interesting insights. I have 3 lights (2 pool, 1 spa). I also have 3 light programs... 1 for all lights white (Lights relay), 1 for pool lights color program (aux 1), 1 for spa light color program (aux 5). I typically just turn on...
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    Hayward spa light won’t turn off

    Jim: Thanks for the prompt reply! Makes sense, I’m familiar with relay problems (auto), but for some reason didn’t really consider that. I took the cover off and tapped on the retaining bar for the “lights” relay (4 across). There was definitely some noise (like a trigger short) that wasn’t...
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    Hayward spa light won’t turn off

    Hayward Prologic with Colorlogic lights (I think) To summarize, we had a power outage the other day, and my spa light won’t turn off. When I power cycle the lights (circuit breaker or service mode for 30 seconds) the pool lights (2) will come on as well as the system reboots/tests, the pool...
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    Switching from pucks to liquid, thoughts and insights?

    I try to keep it to around 50, and I run the mins on FC because I don't like high chlorine levels generally with the kids. Min for 50 according to TFP's CYA charts is 4. However, it's worth noting that even when I DO run it higher on pucks (I've kept and run it at 10 with a CYA of around...
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    Switching from pucks to liquid, thoughts and insights?

    Awesome, thanks for the insights! I've basically found the Hayward system (which seems to require the chemical control unit/component for the hayward panel which I think I'd need to add to my current Hayward set-up), the Pentair system (which seems to need control but which I'm kind of unclear...
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    Switching from pucks to liquid, thoughts and insights?

    Haha, no worries, I hear you. That may be true in terms of the default salt levels, but no one around here (pool installers) will install SWCG with the context I described. My neighbors across the street just put their pool in (motivated by our pool) and the installer refused to do SWCG due to...
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    Switching from pucks to liquid, thoughts and insights?

    Thanks for the responses. Responses below: I don't have a problem handling LC (large or small quantities), I just don't want to have to go out and do it daily or every other day or so to maintain a proper level. SWC is a non-starter for me for numerous reasons including 1) stone deck, 2)...
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    Switching from pucks to liquid, thoughts and insights?

    Not sure if Pumps, Filters... is the right channel for this, but didn't seem to be another clear fit. As the title summarizes, I've had an inline Pentair chlorinator since install (pucks) and I'm considering/looking at switching this over to a liquid set-up. Wanted to get advice/insight from...
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    Self-servicing Hayward heater... how?

    We're located in Austin, TX. Put the pool in about 4 years ago. Equipment includes an H400FDN Hayward heater, which we largely use to heat the spa year round (less heating in the summer, and pool rarely gets so cold you can't swim). I maintain the whole system largely myself with warranty and...
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    Slightly higher pressure on brand new filters... normal?

    Thanks for the reply. Default pressure with the OEM filters was always 20psi. Currently running around 22psi with the new Pleatco filters. This is off a Hayward 3400VSP running at 100%. It's not a huge difference, I just don't have any experience with brand new filters and/or a different...
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    Slightly higher pressure on brand new filters... normal?

    C-4030 Hayward Filter (I think... it's a 4 filter in ground system, but I often get the size wrong) Bit the bullet and replaced my old OEM Hayward filters with new Pleatco filters based on a bunch of research and $75 lower price. Haven't had them in long enough to review them, but running into...
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    Pleatco vs Unicel, any recent experience?

    After a little under 5 years of dutifully cleaning my four filters every spring and fall I'm looking to replace the OEM filters for my Hayward filter. I could probably keep going, but the last time I pulled them they were pretty dirty in the core, and I think 5 years is probably a good enough...
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    When do you Replace vs Clean pool filters?

    I've got a Hayward SwimClear pool filter, not sure which model but maybe C4030? It's got four filter cartiridges inside of it. I've had the pool in operation for about 4 years in Austin, TX, and I dutifully clean the filters about every 6-8 months. Basically I do it in the late spring and do...
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    Temperature sensor replacement... how to determine?

    For awhile now my temp sensor has been throwing weird results. The control board doesn't show any error, but whenever I turn on the spa (we only use it for the spa here in TX) it will often get WAY HOTTER than the 97f I have it set to (kids). I also find it tends to swing from time to time...