Recent content by sterfry1988

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    Once a week pool maintenance, how?

    Thank you all for the replies. I think you're right about the looks can be deceiving part. I'll see if I can sneak a water sample this summer and report back :)
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    Once a week pool maintenance, how?

    Yeah, I don't have any details of my friends pool. Admittedly testing the chlorine everyday gets a bit cumbersome. So when I heard their pool maintenance only happens once a week it had me wondering.
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    Once a week pool maintenance, how?

    I have a friend who hires someone to take care of their pool. The guy comes once a week to treat the pool. Given the pool care basics of checking chlorine every day, how is he able to maintain the pool by only checking it once a week?
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    Wiring a 240v Spa blower.

    Yes it's a 240v booster pump. My confusion was that there seems to be a clear separation of each utility line on the right and left side and I did not know if I needed to have each breaker attached to each side which would leave me with only two slots, one on the top and bottom. If you're saying...
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    Wiring a 240v Spa blower.

    Yes it does help, so I do not need to worry about each breaker having a connection to both poles? It's OK for the double pole breakers to be fed by a single "pole/wire/feed from the main panel" ?
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    Wiring a 240v Spa blower.

    OK, just so I understand, i'm new to electricity. I do not have to have the breakers attached to both poles? e.g: Here you can see all the 240v devices have a breaker on each black wire from the main breaker. I was not sure if that was intentional. or if having two breakers connected to the...
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    Wiring a 240v Spa blower.

    So at this point the previous technician already wired the booster without using a double breaker. I am assuming a double breaker must attach to each pole? If that is the case I need to upgrade my panel for one with more space?
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    Wiring a 240v Spa blower.

    Looking at the picture here there are two black wires one on the right/left. Do I need my breaker to be connected to each pole/wire? The heater/VS pump breakers have one breaker connected to each side. The Booster pump has a 2 single breakers on each side. Does my question make sense? Can...
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    Wiring a 240v Spa blower.

    Do you know if I could just rewire my jandy psb215 240v to 120v?
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    Wiring a 240v Spa blower.

    Sure here is a picture. It looks like the heater and VS pump are strattling the two different hots from the main breaker. and they did the same with the booster pump but with separate breakers
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    Wiring a 240v Spa blower.

    I purchased a 240v spa blower and am now going to wire it. Picture of the subpanel There are two spots in the middle which have my VS pump and my pool heater below that. Each 20 amp connected to a separate 120v pole. My booster pump uses two separate 20 amp single breakers with one on each...
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    Automating equipment across various manufacturers.

    Ah ok, yeah I wasn't super impressed with the technology especially at the price point. I will read about it more. Thanks all. - - - Updated - - - Thanks for the detailed response. I reached out to pentair and they did not have Google Assistant integration and I do not want to really purchase...
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    Automating equipment across various manufacturers.

    I have inherited some pool equipment and installed some of my own before understanding that cross-manufacture automation is a bit tricky. I have researched some of the pentair stuff but it seems quite pricey and honestly doesn't look super sleek(only supports amazon Echo, Android support seems...
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    Adding a spa blower to an existing blower-less setup. Lots of questions. TIA

    Thank you everyone for the advice/help. I placed an order for a Jandy PSB215 1.5HP blower and will be installing this to see how it works.
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    Adding a spa blower to an existing blower-less setup. Lots of questions. TIA

    The original post had a bunch of questions. I've been leaning towards adding a blower but wanted to ask first to see what others thought. For the size of my spa what hp would you recommend?