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    Another IC40 Low Salt Warning Issue

    My Pentair IC40 SWG suddenly started to show the red "Low Salt" warning light two days ago. I checked my salt levels via the Taylor K-1766 kit. Two tests came back with 3400 ppm, so I know the salt level is not low. I checked the plates on the SWG and they did have a small amount of scale on...
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    IntellipH Injector Issue...Again

    Recently a problem with my Pentair IntellipH system surfaced. The IntellipH pump is running as scheduled but the MA isn't flowing through the injector to my pool. I've replaced the rollers (new version of IntellipH with Stenner EC30 pump head), replaced the peristaltic tube and the duckbill...
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    Questions/Suggestions for Floor Cleaner, Skimmer, SWG and Pump Speeds

    Been thinking about how I'm running my pump, SWG, floor cleaners and skimmer. If you note my sig, I have an EasyTouch panel and QuickTouch 4 remote (as well as an Autelis WiFi controller). Currently I have only two programs (circuits?) set up, a low speed (1600rpm) for the skimmer and a high...
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    A & A In-Floor Cleaner Not Stepping to Next Section

    I have an A & A In-Floor cleaner installed in 2013. Has been working great until a week or so ago. I noticed there were larger than normal bubbles in the 6-port actuator and the impeller was not moving smoothly, e.g., it would rotate then stop, restart slowly, then stop, etc. Of course, this...
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    Dolphin Nautilus Plus Shedding Styrofoam?

    I've owned a Dolphin Nautilus Plus (aka "Robbie") since 2016. I run it about twice per week. I'm quite meticulous about cleaning and maintaining it. I also never leave it in the pool more than one day. Last week I noticed small pellets of styrofoam in my skimmer. Not a lot of them, but enough to...
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    Is My IC40 SWG Dead?

    I noticed this morning that my IC40 had no lights on the panel. I checked the fuse on my Intellichlor Power Center (I have the separate transformer) and it was blown. After replacing the fuse, I powered the system up and the IC40 began to do its self-test (red/green lights cycling). After the...
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    Pentair Automatic Valve Logic Question

    I have a total Pentair system (see my Signature) with only one valve. It is an automated valve that either opens the flow to the floor cleaner or closes it and opens the flow to the normal circulation returns. I recently installed concrete pavers around my pool equipment for better drainage and...
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    IntelliFlo VS Pump Shutting Down Without Warning

    I have a Pentair Intelliflo VS pump that just started to shut down after just a few minutes of run time. All was good until sometime yesterday when the pump decided to cycle off and on by itself. (Please note my signature block below for all the associated equipment.) The pump comes on...
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    Pentair IntellipH Questions

    I installed a Pentair IntellipH system (part # 521377) about 18 months ago. It has been working great and, because of the outstanding advice on this website, I bought a replacement pump head (Pentair part # 521514). This year, while doing my "spring cleaning" of the pool, I noted the original...
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    WARNING: Don't overtighten a filter canister drain plug

    I went to bed with my pool looking like this: Woke up to it looking like this: Yep, I lost over 4 feet of water during the night! My pump was set to run for 2 hours after sunset so this drainage occurred in just 2 hours! I discovered this morning that the drain plug for the filter canister...
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    Questions About Installing a Pentair IntelliPH

    Just purchased a Pentair IntelliPH. The installation instructions call for the injector to be placed before the SWG. My plumbing arrangement will not allow that without a massive PVC "Rube Goldberg" rework. Is there any downside to placing the acid injector after the SWG? :confused:
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    A&A In-floor Cleaner/VS Pump Settings

    Did a full forum search for in-floor cleaner advice and it appears that most members would not install an in-floor cleaning system. Of course, I didn't find this website until AFTER I built my pool in Apr 2013! However, I really like the convenience of the system and, so far, it has kept my pool...
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    When to Add Borates?

    Been dialing in my water balance with a new Pentair IC40 SWG and think I've got it about right. I've got a 50 lb tub of boric acid and, according to the PoolCalc, I'll need about 48 lbs to go form 0 to 50ppm borate level. My question is: Is there a preferred time to add borates? For example...
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    Pool School Question

    According to the Pool School article "Water Balance for SWGs," the best time to run the SWG is: "...during the day while the sun is shining on the pool. Unless there is some other reason not to run the pump during the day, like time of day electric rates that are higher during the day, program...
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    Quick Aeration/Lowering TA Questions

    I'm currently raising my CH to the recommended range. I want to lower my TA next. Will aeration via my SWG be enough to bring the pH back up after I dose it down to 7.0-7.2 with MA? If so, about how long should I run the SWG to get the pH back up? Will my in-floor cleaner add much to the...
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    Replaced the Pool Frog with an IC40 SWG

    Due to the excellent advice form this forum, I got my pool builder to remove the Pool Frog and Ozonator system and replace it with an Intellichlor IC40 SWG (the entire build was still under warranty). They finished the install today and put salt into the pool water about 2 hours ago. For the...
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    Recommendations for New SWG

    I'm pretty new to the forum but have already received lots of good advice/information. I'll be discussing an equipment replacement with my pool builder this week and want some suggestions on an SWG. My Pentair system (see signature block below) was installed last April and is still under full...
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    Weird Air Leak. Request Help.

    My pool is about 1 year old and I've developed a very odd leak. The system is drawing in air from somewhere when the pump is turned off. I believe it is on the outlet (pressure) side of the filter. When I shut down the pump a small, repetitive gurgle is heard. If I place my ear directly on the...
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    Newbi to Forum with New-ish Pool Issue/Questions

    Excuse the length of this post but I thought it best to include as much info as possible. My pool was finished Apr 12, 2013. (My signature block contains the pertinent data about the install.) I followed my installer's suggestion and bought a Taylor K-2006 test kit. Monitoring my pool...