Recent content by swing4terps

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    Air Leak Source?

    Opening this season has been a nightmare compared the the prior three. A myriad of issues including: Cracked air relief valve, followed by a second one Broken divider in my multiport detailed here. Replaced gasket for now. Pool leak supported by bucket test Leaking DE filter clamp, 2 attempts...
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    Multiport broken or as expected?

    Appreciate the insight. Decide to pop off the top of the valve and discovered both a torn gasket and a broken barrier. The barrier sits between Recirc. and Backwash which explains why the filter filled and was dispensing water out of the air relief valve. Was able to get a replacement gasket...
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    Multiport broken or as expected?

    Opened the pool today and first mishap of the season... Had the multiport on Recirculate at first start so the worms, junk, etc in the skimmers and on the surface didn’t dirty the filter before I added DE. Was running fine for a couple hours. Added some chlorine and threw the robot in. Went off...
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Just an update: Didn't bother trying to troubleshoot. Called Marina and had a return authorization the same day. Boxed up the robot that night and dropped it off the next morning. Maytronics had one shipped the same day and all-in-all I was <4 days without the robot. Have only used the new once...
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Another Active 20 dud here. Ran <10 times and now it will run for 20 mins or so then just stop. Conveniently decided to die before and after our biggest swim load of the season. Will be contacting the dealer or Maytronics tomorrow morning.
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    Subscribed/Watched Threads

    Wow. Pretend you never read that. :oops: Thanks!
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    Subscribed/Watched Threads

    In this new environment, how do you see a list of the threads you're watching (or subscribed to pre-update)? I was able to re-locate a thread of interest and I noticed I had the option to Unwatch. Sounds like they're still tracked. Apologies in advance if it's something obvious I'm missing. Thanks.
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    Pool and Landscape Wiring

    I agree new low voltage lighting could be totally independent of existing wiring. Pump is 120V and shares same conduit as landscape lights, not same wire though. My #1 priority is to eliminate the safety hazard which means I have to deal with existing wiring in some fashion. Here is a pic...
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    Pool and Landscape Wiring

    Wiring for my pool light and pump runs in same conduit as wiring for landscape lights. I can’t run my pump off low voltage lol. Perhaps I didnt make this clear in previous posts but pump wiring is connected in a j-box that sits just below each lamp. If I remove lights, also need to remove...
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    Pool and Landscape Wiring

    Some further discoveries: Pool rated transformers are only needed for underwater luminaires (pool light) which is something I hadn't considered changing to low voltage, but maybe will now. The bigger problem: Code does not allow permanent burial of junction boxes. They must be accessible...
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    Pool and Landscape Wiring

    Quick responses. Thank you! A couple things: I need to keep the line voltage that runs in conduit around the pool. Believe it or not, wiring for my pool pump actually runs all the way around the pool in this conduit. One hot is for the 30A circuit powering pool light and pump. The other hot...
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    Pool and Landscape Wiring

    Appreciate the replies. Here is my situation. I have 10 line voltage (120V) landscape lights that surround my pool. They are pagoda lights that sit above junction boxes mounted on dual PVC conduit. They sit about 3-4 feet from the pool's edge, which I know does not meet today's code. They also...
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    Pool and Landscape Wiring

    Any pool/landscape electrical experts here that are familiar with code? I’m considering changes that will need to be made in the Spring and have some ideas that I would like to get confirmed before I bring someone in for a quote or contemplate doing it myself. I’ll spare myself and everyone...
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    What does everyone do with their cover for the summer?

    Had to invest in a new custom safety cover this fall. I would like to care for it as best I can. From experience I know what happens when you leave these covers on the ground in an outdoor shed...50,000 ants later. So, what do you do? I’ve read it can be hung or put in a large storage...
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    Plumbing discovery and subsequent closing dilemma

    I’m not familiar with separation tanks, but I did some quick reading and it seems the outlet on these would go straight back to the pool. This would make sense with the plumbing setup I had, but doesn’t make sense as to why water or air (tried blowing air through at closing) won’t pass through...