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    Intermatic Multiwave PE653rc + AquaRite swg

    Moved from here... Intermatic Multiwave PE653rc + AquaRite goldline swg It's been a few years since this question was posed. Does anyone know if Intermatic has documented the RS485 loop with the AquaRite via the PE635RC? On the AquaRite: GREEN = Ground YELLOW = -DT BLACK = +DT RED = +15...
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    Pool house - to insulate or not?

    Yes, I have some extra old R13 insulation ... free. Plus I do use a small space heater if it drops to slightly below freezing.
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    Pool house - to insulate or not?

    Ok, thanks for the words of wisdom! I'll leave it alone. I had some extra old insulation, but I'll just get rid of it.
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    Pool house - to insulate or not?

    I have a small pool house/shed, 8 x 6 feet (7 feet high) with all my equipment, electronic controls, etc. Is it worth insulating the walls of the shed to protect everything inside during minor periods of freezing? I am in climate zone 4, marine and it doesn't often get below freezing except...
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    Aha! Interesting idea with overlapping and PVC. My current solar cover is a perfect cut to the pool, so I'll have to procure another one to have overlapping. The PVC rollers are a good idea...especially since I can store the solar cover sections elsewhere (rather than on a big roll right next...
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    I do have a solar cover but it is a real pain to put on/off. I've been thinking of some sort of rolling system, like Catanzaro suggested. I will investigate some insulation of the pipes, since it doesn't cost much more to do when putting it in the ground. Thanks everyone!
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    Great suggestion regarding the flow sensor vs pressure sensor. I'll have to read the schematics of the heat pump and make sure this will all work. Perhaps I should skip the complexity and just always run all water through the remote heat pump.
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    Pentair IntelliCenter

    Where can you order the IntelliCenter? What counts as an AUX circuit? I have a few things that need to be controlled, but I'm not sure if they take up a circuit or not. * pool light * Intelliflo VS pump * AquaCal SQ150 heat pump * Jandy Lite2 propane heater * water fall feature (to add...
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    I guess one other issue is how to hook up the remote heat pump to the automation controller to set in spa or pool mode. I guess a long run of wiring from the control center will work. Eventually I'd like to get something like the Pentair IntelliCenter setup, but for now I use a basic Intermatic...
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    James, fantastic calculations. The biggest takeaway: my idea of locating the heat pump so far away from the pool house/pump is not crazy. I'll add a valve so water can be bypassed from the long run and just stay within the pool house. AquaCal SQ150's recommended flow rate is 30-70 gpm...
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    I was going to try to hit a target of 50-55 gpm. My existing filter is rated up to 62 gpm, which is the limiting factor in the system.
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    Fantastic points!! Regarding sun exposure, the location I am considering is right around the corner of the garage (so the sun would heat the ground about 3 feet away, generating heat). I don't have a good location that receives sun all day where it the heat pump would not be sitting in the...
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    US AirWater Patriot pool heat pumps?

    Thanks, I ended up finding a fantastic deal on a used AquaCal SQ150 heat pump nearby, so skipped the idea of a US AirWater Patriot. I couldn't find much about them, which concerned me, but the heat pump company I was going to use highly recommended them to me for colder temp areas like Seattle.
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    I'm about to replumb my pool house (next to the pool) and was planning on adding an AquaCal SQ150 heat pump behind the pool house, but as I thought about it, it seemed to be quite loud where I'm trying to relax ;) My second thought is to move just the heat pump behind the garage. Besides not...
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    US AirWater Patriot pool heat pumps?

    I'm researching supplementing my Jandy Lite2 propane heater with a heat pump on my 16k-18k IG pool. Does anyone have any experience with US AirWater brand Patriot pool heat pumps? https://www.usairwaterproducts.com/products/ US Air Water | Pool Heat Pumps Suppliers There ability to work at...