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    Hayward Ecostar runs loud

    The Pentair 3HP InteliFlo seems to be the best pump w the least amt of problems, per many users on this forum. You'd also achieve .3 for HP from 2.7 to 3. I believe running your pump at a constant RPM of 1000 has been most beneficial. Anything over 2950/3000 causes excessive heat. However...
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    Hayward Ecostar runs loud

    Thanks James. Aaron, when you are evaluating your choices, the information above is definitely something you should read...IMHO, buying any Hayward VSP w 2.7HP, it would be most inauspicious not to have the max warranty possible.
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    Ecostar Motor Replacement

    Asand, have you made a decision on what you're going to do w your current pump? Since you do not have automation, you can go w any new pump. I would HIGHLY consider the Pentair line of pumps too. Last thing. Since your ecostar is 7 yrs old, buying an expensive part for it is like replacing...
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    Hayward Ecostar runs loud

    Aaron, First, for having any EcoStar Model for 9 yrs, you are the profound winner of the longest running EcoStar in Haywards history [I have had 4 ecostars, 3 drives and more in 5 yrs 2015-2020]. Next, any money you spend on this pump will be following a much longer money trail. As James...
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    Pool filling itself :)

    Just for grins...go buy a 5gal plastic bucket at one of the big box stores. Take a black sharpie and make a line 1” from the top. Fill the bucket up to the line. Then observe both pool water line & bucket line and report back in one month...
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    Is this feasible ?

    The pool has not been plastered yet...still gunite and dirt or no decking yet either. also, the pool is a free form or kidney shape and the coping widths are about 10” in length all w linear straight edges. This means the edge of the interior coping does not follow the free form contours of...
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    Is this feasible ?

    Hello to all, Have some nbors that are having a pool installed and the coping is a 1" thick tumbled travertine, a light greyish color. The edge of the travertine on the pool side is squared w an overhang. They really didn't want [or know to ask at this point] a sq'ed edge and would have...
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    I'm sending it back.....going to be another 2-3 weeks before I know if this is the fix or not? Thanks again
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    James, Do you recommend that I at least install it to see if it corrects the error? Just don't want to damage it in any way...thanks again
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    The one that's in the heater now is not like this...I am going to send it back and make note that before the replacement is sent, that it needs to better checked...I have seen many printer circuit boards and have never seen this...
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    Just received the display board but wanted to run this by the electronic folks to see if there’s an issue. The side of the board w the components seems to have a raised “bubble-like” area where the plastic “shrink-wrap” did not adhere down to the green surface of the board. Is this going to be...
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    Options for waterproofing electrical cord

    thanks....it's 5-6 yrs old so instead of going w a $200+ new cord, probably better to invest into a new one...a dolphin from what I read seems to be the best. note, w a pebble sheen finish, it is tough on all materials in the water...but a pebble tech [the roughest] is probably the worst of all...
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    Options for waterproofing electrical cord

    Our Hayward robotic shark has a tear in the insulating wrap of the power cord where it attaches to the shark. Pics enclosed. i had left the shark in the water for 4-5 days straight and it worked fine for 4 hrs before i pulled it out. So nothing yet re electrical short. Also, the cord has...
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    Well, part came early and i installed the keypad assembly and it immediately went to “bo” upon turning the pump on so i thought i was home free. Then it turned back to the error code in about 5-10 secs.. So i guess I’m ordering the display board. I’ll try display board w old keypad assembly...
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    Thanks again James - I'll be troubleshooting this w the new keypad assembly, and if a no go, then I go for the display board....
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    I had already ordered the keypad assembly which will arrive tomorrow, thursday...if I install and all works, then I'm good to go. If new one does not, then I'll order the c-board and try the original keyboard assembly. If old one works, I'll send back the new keyboard assembly. IF old one...
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    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    Fair enough...go on various pump purchase sites and see what the users say about the Hayward you’re looking to buy...probably the tristar 2.7HP VSP....don’t get the EcoStar...make sure it does everything you want. One other consideration since you mentioned getting rid of the prologic, is to...
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    Pentair VS pump with Hayward automation

    Drew, Jim's point is clear that one company's automation does not work with another company's pump. However, you need to ask yourself, "what are the main things I do w my pool that I do not want to give up?" Either way, if you get the Pentair intelliflo VSP, you can pre-program all your pool...
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    No, the keybad has not been replaced. I unplugged the keypad wire harness from the circuit board, reassembled and when I turned it back on, the display went back to the normal "bo" when the VSP was on low speed, which the bo reading is a normal display. Since the keypad is unplugged, I just...
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    Guys i had the circuit breaker turned off to the heater and when i went to the e/pad to clean pump basket, i decided to turn on the breaker. When i did, i heard 2-3 soft clicking sounds while standing at heater. the keypad is still unplugged and i got the same error as when plugged. See pic...
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    Thank you James - that's fine bc I leave temp on 100 and have always had it in spa mode which is what it's set now...
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    Note, I can still use the heater via my remote or control panel, it's just that the keypad is non-functional, correct? Thanks again, tstex
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    That was EZ-PZ..sorry for complicating an ez process.....it is keypad bc the "bo" light came on as it should when VSP is running at low speed...
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    Thanks for clarification - I'm on it and will post back...thanks
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    Good Morning James and all, My serial no is (21) 131310102613001 From my research, the heater was made in 310 or Oct 2013. If that's correct, is that typical of a Nov 2014 install? That was a 13 months old when installed ? Either way, is this what I need to do to test the keypad to see if...
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    Liquid CL efficacy ques

    Thanks guys...I have barely turned the caps just enough to allow a very small amt of venting. Of course this happens more when they are just filled and it's warmer too. I keep in our utility room so it's temp controlled and never gets too hot, like our garage would. I've also stated, "no...
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    Thanks Mark. Mine was installed around Oct 2014...I’m going to test the display like James said. If yours was only a yr old, didn’t you have a 3yr warranty? Electronics these days are not built to last long...sad but true.
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    Thanks a million James..I’ll watch the video and post back w any questions...again, appreciate the help.
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    Note, I have a H400FD heater, which I erroneously had H440FD but corrected via edit. Also, most of the parts for the H Series heater are for an H400FDN. Does this add'l "N" have any bearing on part compatibility? Thanks again
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    Error Code on Heater / how to resolve

    IF I unplug the keypad from c-board, won't the keypad screen go completely blank? then don't reconnect the key pad and wait to see what the keypad says after I turn the power back on? Am I interpreting this correctly?