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  1. Drew80

    VGreen pumps

    I ended up getting a really good deal on a Hayward VS 950, so I went with that. No complaints so far
  2. Drew80

    Is the Omnihub actually available?

    I have a small pool without a lot of features, so an Omnilogic is way overkill for me. It's also very expensive. I recently discovered the Omnihub - seems like a good solution for my problem, but my pool guy says he doesn't know anything about it and his suppliers don't stock it. Has it been...
  3. Drew80

    Where did my salt go?

    Sure enough - air bubble. Reading 3000ppm now. Thanks!
  4. Drew80

    Where did my salt go?

    It's low speed now, but I ran it at full speed when I first turned it on. It's possible I have some air trapped - I'll try that. I just ordered that kit. I didn't think I needed it because the panel measured it. Wishful thinking.
  5. Drew80

    Where did my salt go?

    I got the Hayward VS 950 Here are the readings: -27.53V -4.7A 69F 2000PPM 27.37V 5.1A 69F 2200PPM
  6. Drew80

    Where did my salt go?

    Something very strange is going on. My salt levels were running low a few weeks ago, so I added a bag. My pump went out right before that, and my pool was down for about 2 weeks while I waited for the dealer to come out and replace it. Since the pump went out at the same time I added the bag...
  7. Drew80

    VGreen pumps

    Ok, but why? My single speed Hayward pump failed right after the warranty expired, so I'm not too impressed with them right now.
  8. Drew80

    VGreen pumps

    Curious what people think of them. I'm looking to replace my single speed pump with a variable speed, and I'm debating a VGreen DIY solution ($800) vs a Hayward VS installed by a dealer ($1200 after city rebate). I have a Prologic controller, so the VGreen would take a little more work to set up...
  9. Drew80

    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    Aha! The difference is the 165 vs the 270. That explains why I've been so confused this whole time. 😂
  10. Drew80

    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    I just read through the manual for the pump, and I don't see anything about digital inputs - those seem to be in the automation adapter. Maybe there's another version of the pump that I'm not finding? This is the manual I'm reading...
  11. Drew80

    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    I *think* (maybe) that the RS485 comm from the panel would be able to give me the valve status. So I *think* I might be able to just run that single wire. Haven't done this before, so I'm not positive. I need the automation module too, yeah?
  12. Drew80

    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    @cowboycasey I'm trying to understand what you said. I'm a newbie to VS pumps - sorry for basic questions. Explain to me like I'm 5. 😂 If I understand you correctly, I would need to run a RS485 from the pump to the panel and also run wires from the valves to the pump - is that right? If I use...
  13. Drew80

    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    @InyoRob - very interested to hear what you find out about the automation adapter. I have bids for around $1800 ($1500 after city rebate, but that's apparently not guaranteed). Looks like I could set up the V-Green myself for about half that
  14. Drew80

    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    @tstex this is a good point. I plan to have the VS pump on all the time, so my current automation could control the valves and turn on the heater remotely. The one thing I wouldn't be able to do is crank up the speed for the jets and then back down when we're done, and we use the spa often...
  15. Drew80

    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    @Jimrahbe I totally get this, I just hate my Hayward equipment. I'm looking for any way to get away from it, even if it's one piece at a time. I'd like to get rid of the Prologic too, but I'm pretty heavily invested and it's technically "working", it's just horribly designed.
  16. Drew80

    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    Thanks for the help!
  17. Drew80

    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    Do I need special parts or anything? This is my first variable speed pump, so I'm a newb.
  18. Drew80

    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    Do those work with Hayward automation?
  19. Drew80

    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    My Hayward single speed just went out. I'm pretty underwhelmed with the quality of Hayward's products, so I'm thinking of replacing it with a Pentair variable speed. I have a Hayward Prologic. Anyone have any luck mixing brands?
  20. Drew80

    Hayward pump won't turn on

    I saw that - thanks!
  21. Drew80

    Hayward pump won't turn on

    I hadn't thought about replacing just the motor. The rest of it is fine, so that seems like a decent option. I would be concerned about warranty if I did the work myself, though. Hayward seems to be a stickler about equipment being installed by a pro.
  22. Drew80

    Hayward pump won't turn on

    I bought the pump in December 2017. It wasn't installed until March, but I don't have any documentation to back that up. So in their eyes it's basically 3 years old, or close to it. It's actually closer to 2.5 years old. I don't want this awful pump anyway. I'd love to save some money, but I...
  23. Drew80

    Hayward pump won't turn on

    I don't see a way to do that on their website. I can register a product but not file a claim. Unless they're just burying it to make it intentionally difficult. I called them and asked. They said I can't file a claim because it's out of warranty. I also called a local dealer and they confirmed.
  24. Drew80

    Hayward pump won't turn on

    I talked to Hayward and they said my warranty was only 1 year. I don't know how to file a claim if they won't let me. Edit: I did some more digging. Apparently their variable speed pumps have 3 year warranties. Single speed are 1 year.
  25. Drew80

    Hayward pump won't turn on

    And of course, I'm out of warranty. It's only 1 year for this pump.
  26. Drew80

    Hayward pump won't turn on

    Good advice. Thanks!
  27. Drew80

    Hayward pump won't turn on

    Confirmed infinite resistance between L1 and L2. Windings must be open. My multimeter doesn't have a capacitance setting, but I tested it on the resistance setting. It's charging just fine. Looks like the motor is shot.
  28. Drew80

    Hayward pump won't turn on

    Our messages crossed in the interwebs. I'll try all of that. Thanks