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    Check Valve Positioning/Placement

    Jim, That makes perfect sense. And appreciate the explanation on the spillway feature. I guess I was for some reason thinking it was more complex than it really is. I’m willing to bet then my valves are switched as I am certain the suction side moved so that’s good clarity there. But since...
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    Check Valve Positioning/Placement

    Allen, That is correct. In the image I posted of my return setup the very far left pipe going into the ground is associated to my spa return jets. The only thing controlling those jets is an actuator slightly to the right. No check valve here. The other method of water to the spa is to the...
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    Check Valve Positioning/Placement

    Allen/Jim, That makes sense and appreciate the detailed explanation. I may have not been paying attention to the return actuator but it absolutely could have been rotating as well which would make sense for the spillover mode. If I were to use it I would definitely want to make another pass to...
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    Check Valve Positioning/Placement

    Not to add more confusion but in looking at my attached return side image, I am also pondering even if my check valve was failing, when I am not using the makeup valve for spillover, the IntelliValve should be in it's HOME position which would mean it is closing off the top portion of that pipe...
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    Check Valve Positioning/Placement

    So good question Allen. I actually configured a feature circuit for Spillway mode but I don't quite think I have a full grasp on it as I noticed my spa suction side began to open in conjunction with my spa makeup line IntelliValve. Also not sure if my setup doesn't allow for the Spillover...
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    Check Valve Positioning/Placement

    Jim, Thanks for the input. I can definitely disable the spillover function to prevent any new water getting added back to the spa. However, I was keying in on your second statement with water draining down to just below the jets that are connected to the same check valve. Adding a bit of a...
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    Check Valve Positioning/Placement

    I have a quick question regarding the placement or positioning of a check valve specifically designed to keep my spa from losing water. I've attached a picture of the check valve in question, and while I know I've seen this setup before, and while my check valve is Pentair, I was reading in the...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    @Jimrahbe Plug was still in place from original install. The plaster guys took out the other 2 but didn't remove the third. I guess they didn't know/think that was being used. @Robtown I think you're right on for that type of drain...I am just glad it was able to be resolved easily as well. A...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Well TFP has definitely come through on this one! Much appreciated on the inputs and thoughts as to what could be going on. I ended up actually calling the plumber ahead of him heading over to ask/confirm that he did use the 3rd port on the drain. He confirmed, and @Robtown ended up hitting the...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    @Robtown you know what that is a very good point indeed...my plumber is suppose to be coming out this afternoon to take a look, but now that you mention it, I wonder if there is still a plug on that 3rd port. We have the drain with the finish over top so I would need to remove the screws and the...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Jim, Thats the one yes sir. That was also my thought as well...by putting it in sideways the gate was up against the side of the pipe and therefore the top and bottom would be wide open for flow. I am wondering myself if that line is potentially clogged as well. When I pulled the check valve I...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Thanks Jim! Just got back in from pulling the check valve and performing the exercise you mentioned above. Did not know exactly how to remove the guts so I actually just rotated it so the gate is completely out of the way. You can see it on the short video clip I posted. That said, with the...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Well I went ahead and fully opened the Makeup Valve for the Spa while in Pool Mode. I went over to the spa and did not notice or feel anything coming out and let it run for about 1-1.5hr and noticed no change in water level (nor any spillover). Went back to the equipment pad and noticed...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Jim, Appreciate the breakdown and I can with 100% certainty say we are on the same page based on your description above. And based on what you explained above with regards to the make-up valve and its positions, that is absolutely what I was expecting. If it is 100% off, everything goes to the...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    *Correction on spa water level: It is about 1-1.5” from spilling over. Not 2-3.
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Good Evening. Had some good rain here the last day and a half so haven't made it outside much but did want to share that I did have the "makeup" valve closed since my post Thursday (11/26) and water has held just fine. I did need some clarification on things as it relates to this makeup valve...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Thanks for the replies gentlemen. Switched over to spa mode and it has been running for almost an hour now and looks to be holding steady. Jim, I will go ahead and shut the make up and see what we get. @mknauss Also good point. And correct no check valve there so could see it also being...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Hey folks! First off Happy Thanksgiving! Wanted to share that I was able to get the plaster crew to come back out yesterday and make repairs. They ended up “patching” all 7 of my lower spa jets. Filled the spa back up and everything seemed to be running smooth. Since I have been behind on...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Sorry for the delayed reply...busy weekend! But @rcerf thanks so much for the info & that sounds like a 100% match to our findings! Plumber was able to finally make it out yesterday afternoon and as they were preparing to do some pressure testing on the lines, we noticed that on my bottom set of...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    JJ, Sadly I made what is beginning to feel like an extremely regretful decision of doing an Owner PB. So needless to say, I'm the one on the hook. I have a guy who does startups and is assisting me with the valve programming. However, my bigger issue currently is #2 with the leak somewhere in...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Jim, Again, appreciate the follow up. I just went through and filled the spa back up to the appropriate level, and actually as it was filling up I started to notice water seeping out from between the spa wall and the concrete decking. I uploaded a video to try and depict it...I ended up taking...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Jim, Thanks for the reply. 1. This does help clarify the intent of this valve. I should have captured a picture prior to me turning this valve, but I can confirm that nothing was running when I had it in this position (100% to spa). When I noticed/had the issue of low pool water and those...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Pool finally completed its initial fill yesterday! While it was extremely exciting, the enjoyment was short lived. I noticed that the spa was not holding water which based on my researching I immediately checked the Spa Suction valve. It is on an Intellivalve valve actuator and when I checked...
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    Need some clarity on my lighting situation: Pentair GloBrite LED Bubblers & IntelliBrite Color LED Pool/Spa Lights

    Allen was spot on. And it made perfect sense. Lights ran fine & without issue once submerged. Noted for future: Even when you think you've read everything go back and re-read again to ensure you don't miss an important detail such as not running the lights more than 30sec without water...
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    Need some clarity on my lighting situation: Pentair GloBrite LED Bubblers & IntelliBrite Color LED Pool/Spa Lights

    🤦‍♂️ Thank you very much for pointing that out! This is my first pool, and as you can see from the signature, I did an Owner build so probably some of the little things that a PB would have shared. I had a small hunch that could be the case, but the fact that the 2 Pool LEDs weren't...
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    Need some clarity on my lighting situation: Pentair GloBrite LED Bubblers & IntelliBrite Color LED Pool/Spa Lights

    Jim, That is correct...the pool is filling and at the time I was out there working, the lights were not covering the fixtures. I did not plan to have them on for any extended amount of time, just enough to ensure everything was functioning correctly. The first time to spa light went out I did...
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    Need some clarity on my lighting situation: Pentair GloBrite LED Bubblers & IntelliBrite Color LED Pool/Spa Lights

    Could use some guidance and clarification on my lighting situation. Quick background: Final stage of the pool build completed today (acid wash) and pool is currently filling as we speak. That said, we just had our 3 Pentair GloBrite LED Bubblers installed as they get placed after plaster is...
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    Placing Equipment order this Friday (8/21): Looking for Guidance on Pump for Water Features

    @HermanTX thanks so much for the reply! I appreciate the clarification on the water feature pump and it makes good sense to have separate circulation. Funny you mention the suction on the side wall which looks like a bottom drain. We swam there on Sunday and I actually saw 2 drains just like...
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    Placing Equipment order this Friday (8/21): Looking for Guidance on Pump for Water Features

    Planning to place my pool equipment order with SCP Distributors this Friday for my Owner PB and think I've got everything nailed down with 1 exception and could use some clarification/understanding/guidance. Details of pool/spa combo in my signature but will be a 17K IG with elevated spa with...
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    Automation Questions

    Jim, Thanks for breaking that down. I had a feeling the number was tied to relays so that's good to know. And that also confirms PS is exactly what I'd need. Much appreciated! -Nick