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  1. Jimrahbe

    What is so bad about using the skimmer to vacuum?

    02, I had my pool builder include a dedicated vacuum line in my pool.. I have never used it, and that was more than 6 years ago.. It was a "Just in Case" thing and it was cheap to do, so I'd probably do it again.. Thanks, Jim R.
  2. Jimrahbe

    What is so bad about using the skimmer to vacuum?

    02, Also.. If you have a dedicated line, you can run the vacuum port and your skimmer at the same time.. Often, pumps need more water than they can suck through a vacuum hose, so opening the skimmer line just a little, solves this problem. That said, I live in this Century and have a low...
  3. Jimrahbe

    Intelliflo pump wont start when I press Filter button on Pentair easy touch panel

    Wabbit, That is too bad, as it just makes troubleshooting over the internet harder... ☹ Menu, Menu, Schedules .. Find "Pool" Select Pool and tell me what the display says... Mine says this.. Pool 1/1 means there is only one pool schedule Mode - Schedule mode.. Needs to say schedule...
  4. Jimrahbe

    Electric Bill HUGE in Month One

    So, Not that it makes any real difference, but all the IntelliFlo VSF pumps that I know of have 3.0 HP motors.. Thanks, Jim R.
  5. Jimrahbe

    Check valves

    Alex, That is the first time I have heard about having to "service" them.. I guess in most cases you would not even notice if they are bad, depending on what they are being used for.. Most that I have seen are many years old and still working.. :scratch: Thanks, Jim R.
  6. Jimrahbe

    Non-stop flow of air bubbles from return

    BA, Sure looks like SWCG bubbles to me... Thanks, Jim R.
  7. Jimrahbe

    Report on use of Filter Balls

    39, All Magic but no darn Wabbit... :mrgreen: Sand will work much better long term.. Thanks, Jim R.
  8. Jimrahbe

    Electric Bill HUGE in Month One

    Gotcha.. That should help a lot.. Jim R.
  9. Jimrahbe

    Intelliflo pump wont start when I press Filter button on Pentair easy touch panel

    Wabbit, The IntelliFlo should get constant AC power from the circuit breaker.. The power to the IntelliFlo does NOT go through any relay.. The Pump/Filter relay only comes on when the system is in the Pool or Spa mode.. In theory, the relay in the upper left is the pump filter relay. But...
  10. Jimrahbe

    Electric Bill HUGE in Month One

    Sotex, If you are running at 1800 RPM most of the time, then the IntelliFlo is not why your electric bill has gone up... I run mine at 1200 most of the time and 24/7, for less that $20 bucks a month.. Something else is causing your bill to go up. Thanks, Jim R.
  11. Jimrahbe

    Intelliflo pump wont start when I press Filter button on Pentair easy touch panel

    Wabbit, I don't ever use the Pump/Filter button to turn my pump on... If you turn a scheduled item on/off, depending on when you do it, you can screw up the normal schedule for a day or so.. :scratch: When the pump says "Display not active" it just means the EasyTouch is in control.. To...
  12. Jimrahbe

    Check valves

    Alex, If I were going to use a check valve, it would be a Jandy style check valve.. They do go bad or get dirty and leak, so being able to open them and replace the guts is something that I'd want to be able to do.. Thanks, Jim R.
  13. Jimrahbe

    Easy Touch how to turn light on without turning pump on?

    Shocked, Depending on when a scheduled item is manually turned on or off, it can take 12 hours for the EasyTouch to reset and start scheduling on its own.. What you say you did looks ok to me, so let's see what happens tomorrow. Just to be clear, you can only have 4 schedules total...
  14. Jimrahbe

    Easy Touch how to turn light on without turning pump on?

    Shocked, That all looks great.. It pretty much has to be a wiring problem.. When you get a chance, show me a pic or two of the relays and wiring. Did you install the EasyTouch or a pool builder?? Thanks, Jim R.
  15. Jimrahbe

    Easy Touch how to turn light on without turning pump on?

    Shocked, That is how it should work... But when you schedule pool from 11 am until 7 pm, the pump and the relay should be shut off any other time.. The light should have nothing to do with it. If your egg-timers look ok, we can look at your wiring.. I would not change anything yet.. Go...
  16. Jimrahbe

    Easy Touch how to turn light on without turning pump on?

    Shocked, What I see shows it should work just like you want. So I am puzzled?? Looks like you have a "lite" version of the EasyTouch.. Show me you egg-timers and any run-once schedules.. Either you have too many programs.. Your lite version can only have a max of 4...
  17. Jimrahbe

    Please help troubleshoot light

    34, Is the circuit breaker for the light a GFCI breaker? Was the old light a 120 volt light? What bulb did you install? Thanks, Jim R.
  18. Jimrahbe

    Easy Touch how to turn light on without turning pump on?

    Shocked, Something is wrong.. It should do what you want.. The pump and the pool light should have nothing to do with one another.. Show me the following ScreenLogic set up pages.. Thanks, Jim R.
  19. Jimrahbe

    Pentair ScreenLogic Problems

    W, Not sure why that would be... :scratch: When you bring up the PC app, what do you get on this page? Thanks, Jim R.
  20. Jimrahbe

    New pump installed - tripping breaker

    00, No idea... The pump shuts off. but the breaker is not popping. and the pump is still getting power.. Right?? When the pump shuts off, have you actually measured the 240 volts out of the timer or at the pump itself?? Did we get the whole story? Did you by chance connect the new...
  21. Jimrahbe

    New pump installed - tripping breaker

    00, Maybe... but I suspect that two of the wires are shorted inside the conduit.. Let's hope that I am wrong... :) Thanks, Jim R.
  22. Jimrahbe

    Spa Drained and no water coming into pump

    89, If you take off the actuator, do NOT use the long screws in the Jandy valve.. unless you just to buy a new valve... :mrgreen: Jim R.
  23. Jimrahbe

    New pump installed - tripping breaker

    00, If this were my pool I would do the following.. 1. Remove in the red and yellow wires from the line side the timer... Turn on the breaker and see if it still pops or not. If not, then measure to ensure you have 240 volts between the two wires. 2. Remove the wiring from the pump...
  24. Jimrahbe

    Intellitouch can't activate circuits via automation

    Richard, If the pump says "Display not active" it means the com port is working. Not sure you have any option but to replace the protocol adapter... Sounds expensive to me. Jim R.
  25. Jimrahbe

    New pump installed - tripping breaker

    00, I assume some of the pics are new and some are old, so that is confusing.. Please post just the new pics showing how the wires are right now. Tell me which conduit in the timer runs to the pump. I can't match colors going into your conduit with the colors coming into the pump...
  26. Jimrahbe

    Does Dolphin Active 30i work in gunite pools?

    B, I have two S200's and a Premier in three different gunite pools. The pools are 17000 to 14000 gallons. 95% of the time one pass will take care of anything in my pools.. That said, I don't try to use the robot to vacuum up tree trunks. :mrgreen: That is what my net is for... I see...
  27. Jimrahbe

    Intellitouch can't activate circuits via automation

    Richard, The display showing Auto and Pool (or Spa) is quite normal.. It sounds more like a ScreenLogic issue rather than a mother board issue, as the schedules are turning things on and off. Is your Protocol Adapter hard wired or do you use the wireless links? Let's see what Tom has to...
  28. Jimrahbe

    IntelliCenter Circuits / Pump and Valve Associations

    Ron, A video of a polar bear in a snow storm would be a step up over any of Pentair's documentation. :mrgreen: Although, it is starting to look more a more like a Pentair release by the moment... :poke: Jim R.
  29. Jimrahbe

    Pentair Intelliflo Impeller

    Mam, I have no idea what that is but I suspect that @JamesW knows.. Jim R.
  30. Jimrahbe

    MasterTemp and Intelliflo communicate

    diy, The heater will not run if the pump is not running due to the pressure switch in the heater.. The only thing you don't want to do is shut off the pump while the heater is still heating.. You want the heater to cool down first.. Thanks, Jim R.