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    Pool Pilot Digital - Check System light is blinking with a not so verbose error msg...

    The cell looks perfectly clean - it always has looked immaculate. I'll get some contact cleaner and try cleaning both sides of the cord to see if that makes any difference. Thanks!
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    Pool Pilot Digital - Check System light is blinking with a not so verbose error msg...

    Thanks for the article and troubleshooting advice. I'll work on that today. This is a 2008 build, all swg components are original.
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    Pool Pilot Digital - Check System light is blinking with a not so verbose error msg...

    Hi - after years of drama-free service my Pool Pilot 'CHECK SYSTEM' light is blinking red. It now alternates between the usual display, ie: Purifier 70% 1:32AM 87F ON and this new message: WARNING! Check/C So I did the only thing I know to do: Menu -> "Test Pool Pilot" and see the...
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    Heat pump - fan running, not heating

    Thanks all for the help. Got a $12 cap that matched the OEM's specs, popped it in and the heat pump is cranking away beautifully. Phew!
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    Heat pump - fan running, not heating

    Looks like this is the OEM replacement: https://www.parts4heating.com/Jandy-R3001203-80-370-Capacitor-p/r3001203.htm But it's $111. I can get a quality 80uF 370 for under $20. Any reason not to go with a generic?
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    Heat pump - fan running, not heating

    Two caps. 80 mfd x 370v The fan is 7.5 x 370
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    Heat pump - fan running, not heating

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    Heat pump - fan running, not heating

    That's what it says on the cap itself. It's a lot bigger than the one in this link - I'll upload a picture of it tomorrow.
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    Heat pump - fan running, not heating

    You were right on about that capacitor. I called up my bro-in-law that knows a lot about hvac systems and he tested the cap (80 uF, big boy), even though it doesn't look bad it's only showing 9.5 when tested. We first thought it was the contactor since it looks like a wire clean burned off of...
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    Heat pump - fan running, not heating

    Since I opened my pool this year our mostly trouble-free heat pump (Jandy AE2000T Air Energy 103k BTU HP) has been making me a little nervous because sometimes although the fan kicked on, it was obvious from the temp of the returns as well as my swg's thermometer that it wasn't heating. Turning...
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    Realistic life of in-ground liner and possibility of using poolborders product to extend?

    That's what I'm thinking too - will give it a shot and report back with any updates, hopefully others will share some experiences as well.
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    Realistic life of in-ground liner and possibility of using poolborders product to extend?

    Our pool has the original liner, built in 2008. Below the water line it seems great. At and above the water line, it is a little faded, a little stained, and I have a small tear above the water line where the liner has always been awkwardly stretched through an corner. I patched it with a clear...
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    Weird weir

    For a glue-in-place weir, does it never come off? What about over the winter? I'm so used to that #$%^ing thing coming off 7 times a day I can't wrap my head around a solution where it CAN'T come off.
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    Weird weir

    Aaaaaah, I see what you're saying. Hey that's pretty interesting - the only thing is how do I attach the clamps to the bottom of the opening? Can I drive screws right down into the bottom of the weir opening? Something about power tools, screws, and my essentially irreplaceable skimmer opening...
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    Weird weir

    I'm having trouble envisioning how I could make this work, but even if I could wouldn't a metal clamp corrode quickly in a pool?
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    Weird weir

    Would it stay though, considering how the sides are tapered in like that?
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    Weird weir

    Some visuals:
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    Weird weir

    I have a weir that was designed by someone that skipped a bunch of engineering classes. It's attached by friction slipping a length of plastic through two sets of plastic 'claws' ... over the years both the plastic on the weir began to wear down, and the plastic claws lost their grip. I...
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    Can I swim? Pool store says yes, after $250 worth of chemicals.

    Good news is my tf100 tests came back pretty exactly to what the pool store came back with. But I was told I needed $250 worth of chemicals before I could safely enter the pool - thought I would run my numbers by the pros here. 4 days of SLAM after an algae-ridden opening. Water is now...
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    How much do you trust pool maintenance services at vacation pools?

    Thanks for the peace of mind. Being a SWG pool owner I had no idea those pucks had both Chlorine and CYA in them. I decided to let them be and am hoping all is well!
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    How much do you trust pool maintenance services at vacation pools?

    We rented a house at Myrtle beach with a pool and attached hot tub. I checked the skimmer baskets (there are 4 of them) and each one had large chlorine pucks; three baskets had 1 puck and one of them had 4. We have a large gaggle of very young kids and I was guessing the pool guy dumped more...
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    Expected chlorine output of a cell? 2ppm?

    Apologies James I missed this post. I just ran "Test Pool Pilot" and get the following: Test Pool Pilot Software V4.2 Cell=SC-48 Power level 1 Minerals=3300ppm Temperature=79F Cell=27V 5.0A Besides normal fluctuations in Minerals and Temp this is the same output I've ever seen over 10 years...
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    Expected chlorine output of a cell? 2ppm?

    I just added some powder to the skimmer - I have a sand filter now so am assuming it will slowly dissolve over the course of a few days.
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    Expected chlorine output of a cell? 2ppm?

    I added a little powdered CYA yesterday to get me closer to 60/70 once it fully dissolved and looking at the Chlorine/CYA chart I'm surprised to see I may need to increase to almost 30ppm. At what level of FC do I have to worry about my vinyl liner?
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    Expected chlorine output of a cell? 2ppm?

    Thanks. This is probably a really basic question, but am I SLAMing correctly: Earlier this afternoon, pool is: FC/TC: 5 / 5 CH: 100 TA: 90 CYA: 40 Added 1.5 gallons of 12% bleach and retested FC, which came in at about 15ppm 5 hours later, retested FC, came in at 9.5ppm. I added another...
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    Expected chlorine output of a cell? 2ppm?

    Jim, that sounds like a sound and reasonable test to verify cell is not producing. Once verified should I take any additional steps or go straight to ordering new? I've heard about reversing polarity, etc. etc. ... I'm patient and wouldn't mind trying a few things before taking $400+ from the...
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    Expected chlorine output of a cell? 2ppm?

    Argh - I just retested the original pool water and this time I got 5ppm. I retested four more times because I don't know how I could be off by 4 drops of R0871 and was able to repeat, so it looks like pool water and boosted return water is the same. My water is slightly cloudly - I put in 1.5...
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    Expected chlorine output of a cell? 2ppm?

    I'm struggling w/my chlorine level lately and suspect my salt cell (10yrs) may be going. I inspected it yesterday and as always it looks perfectly normal to my laymen eyes. Gave it a thorough cleaning with the hose and reassembled. Today I tested my pool water and it's at 3ppm FC. Put the...
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    Pump getting louder and water level in basket low - what's a pump's avg age?

    Thanks for the info. I see Jandy offers replacement motors, ie: https://www.amazon.com/Smith-B2853-Service-Factor-Enclosure/dp/B0042GLLBA/ Is this something to consider or should I go for an all-new pump?