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    Need programming assistance with Pentair Intelliflow pump

    Anyone that is curious - I fixed the issue. The firmware on the Solartouch controller was version 2.0. It worked fine with my older drive, but the newer drive didn't play well with it. I bought a Picket3 on eBAY for $25, downloaded a new firmware from Pentair (version 2.3), installed per...
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    Need programming assistance with Pentair Intelliflow pump

    Just to clarify (I went out and tried again). Program 1 is set to run from 10 - 3:59, and program 5 is set to run from 4:00 - 6:00. Ext Ctl program 2 & 4 are both set to the same speed 2500 RPM (speed 4 is supposed to be solar hold which I don't understand why I can't even disable this useless...
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    Need programming assistance with Pentair Intelliflow pump

    Hi - The pump is setup to run from 10 AM to 6 PM. From 10 to 3:59 PM its set to run program 2 and from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM its set to run the next program. It runs with the solar turned off without an issue. The pump starts up at 10 and shuts off at 6. When the solar is turned on the schedule...
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    Need programming assistance with Pentair Intelliflow pump

    Hi all - I have a Pentair Intelliflow pump, and the controller went bad, so I had to replace it. I installed a new controller, but all of my settings that I had setup were now gone. The pump is installed with a Pentair Solartouch controller. I can get the pump to run a regular schedule no...
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    Regarding Pentair SolarTouch controllers - what is the purpose of the Solar Hold feature?

    Just wasted electrons, that's all. I am having an issue though regarding the controller. I had to replace my drive on my Pentair Intelliflo pump. I had setup everything about 4 years ago so I lost the programs. After replacing the drive, I had to re-program the drive. I have my pump setup...
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    Regarding Pentair SolarTouch controllers - what is the purpose of the Solar Hold feature?

    I have a Solar Touch controller, and an Intelliflo pump. When the Solar Touch turns on the heat, it goes into Solar Hold mode, for about 5 min, then turns on the valve. I am not sure I understand the purpose of this feature, as my pump ramps up to speed quickly enough where I would just like...
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    Flow rate to solar panels

    The Fafco manual seems to indicate that there is a max flow rate of 8 GPM per panel - which ends up being about 56 GPM. I would think that running the panels at 50 GPM should be OK as it's within specs. I'm just wondering how much it will shorten the life of the panels....
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    Flow rate to solar panels

    I just installed a Pentair intelliflo variable speed pump. I have the Pentair Solartouch solar controller connected to it, as well as a flowvis flow meter. I'm trying to set the recommended flow rate for the Fafco Sunsaver panels that I have installed (2 story house). From what I've read, the...
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    Is it common for places to test pumps before sending to you?

    I've read in a few places that Pentair tests the pumps before shipping....which could explain it.
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    Is it common for places to test pumps before sending to you?

    I ordered a new Pentair variable speed pump from http://www.poolsupply4less.com/. It arrived today, with a cracked base. They are resolving that issue. The other issue I am wondering is - the pump basket arrived wet - it had water in it. When I confronted them about it, they said that they...
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    Question about setting pump max flow rate?

    Well it was worth a try! Thanks anyway!
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    Question about setting pump max flow rate?

    That looks nice - except mine is the Solartouch controller: http://www.pentairpool.com/pdfs/solartouchOM.pdf I see relays listed in the manual, but no reference to hookup up a two speed pump - only booster pumps, cleaner pump, and single speed pumps...Not sure if that would still work?
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    Variable speed pumps - is the best brand to buy Pentair?

    I wasn't sure if there was anything special needed or not. I had planned to install an Eaton CHSP2ULTRA whole house surge suppressor. It gets installed in the load center, after the main breaker. I would think it should work, and they are about $120 online from what I see. Since I have a...
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    Variable speed pumps - is the best brand to buy Pentair?

    It's a Jandy Flopro 1.5hp pump. What is required for lighting protection, a surge device?
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    Question about setting pump max flow rate?

    Thanks for the feedback guys. If you see something, please let me know!
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    Question about setting pump max flow rate?

    The intermatic timer does not have the capability to do this. The solartouch does have a relay which potentially could be used to do it, but that would mean that I would give up the ability to manually select the speed. I just think it would be easier (and more cost effective in the long run) to...
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    Question about setting pump max flow rate?

    We recently got solar installed. The Pentair Solartouch has the ability to change the pump speed based on solar demand. Right now I have an intermatic mechanical wheel timer setup for starting / stopping the pump, as well as switching from high to low speed. However, since the solar...
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    Question about setting pump max flow rate?

    I'm looking to replace my current Jandy FloPro 2 speed 1.5 HP with a Pentair Intellipro. Reading the installation manual for the Intellipro, the manual has a warning box that states" The Maximum Flow rate setting should be set so the system never operates at or above 25” of Hg vacuum." Should...
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    Variable speed pumps - is the best brand to buy Pentair?

    I have been looking at replacing the dual speed pump with a VS pump since we just got solar installed. I am wondering - between the various brands out there, from what I am seeing here, lots of folks seem to recommend the Pentair Intelliflo VS. Is this THE pump to get? The pool we have is...
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    Solar heater question with 2 speed pump

    I've been reading on the board here that most 2 speed pumps cannot prime solar panels, but that it may be possible if the pump ran on high, then switched to low? I have an installer scheduled to come out and install 7 FAFCO Sunsaver panels. I have a 2 story house. My pump is a 1.5 HP Jandy...
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    Longtime lurker, first time poster. Looking for a solar heater - Orlando FL

    So an installer came out today, and we went over the cost and options. He quoted us $4100 for 6 FAFCO sunsaver panels and a Pentair solar touch controller. He said that the FAFCO panels (which were incidentally cheaper than the Aquatherm), would produce better results, due to their design that...
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    Longtime lurker, first time poster. Looking for a solar heater - Orlando FL

    Thanks! I have a guy coming out on Thursday for a quote with FAFCO panels. Hopefully it will be reasonable!
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    Longtime lurker, first time poster. Looking for a solar heater - Orlando FL

    We have a 322 sq ft, 11,400 gallon screened pool. I'm looking to add a solar system to extend the season. I think 5 or 6 panels may be what I need based on what I saw at the Florida Solar Energy Center website. There appears to be many different brands of panels that exist - I think we've...