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    Pentair / Compool Diverter Valve Scrapping - Scuffing - Abrasion

    Hi JamesW, They are before the filter, the one in the pic is the main pool suction live valve, 2-Way CPVC 2 in. P/N 263027. - - - Updated - - - Hi duraleigh, At first I was thinking maybe when the pool was re-plastered, when I put the equipment in, three years ago, the Pebble Fina Bella Blue...
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    Pentair / Compool Diverter Valve Scrapping - Scuffing - Abrasion

    Hi Agent99, I have 11 valves total with 6 actuators. I had the 3 year Pentair System Warranty but it is expired.
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    Pentair / Compool Diverter Valve Scrapping - Scuffing - Abrasion

    I installed a completely new system three years ago, including new Pentair Diverter Valves. A couple of months ago I was noticing the Pentair/Compool CVA-24 actuators were not always working, suspecting burned out actuators I removed them and discovered that in fact it was the Diverter Valves...
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    Replaster Start-Up - Total Alkalinity Spiked

    Thanks, I'll get the chlorine going. Do you know why the TA would spike right after I started Aeration? Seems more than a coincidence since PH did not go up?
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    Replaster Start-Up - Total Alkalinity Spiked

    I had my pool & spa replasted last Tuesday with Pebble Fina. The in-water acid wash was done Thursday / Friday. Since then PH and TA were fairly stable (7.4 / 120). The pool company is doing 5 day start-up maintenance, they brush and test the water once daily. I take full maintenance back on...
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    Intellitouch Load Center

    I've also been thinking about buying this new model with the integrated Intellichlor transformer, however I think I may go with the seperate transformer. I assume the transformer puts out a fair amount of heat, like all transformers, and this heat in turn will damage the IntelliTouch...
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    New Pentair IntelliChem pH and ORP Control System

    Hi Tony, Great to hear you have actually used the IntelliChem. What features does it have that caused you to say "it truly is amazing" What has been your success with the ORP sensor, has it been finicky or stable? Since it is an indoor pool, I assume you may not have any CYA in the pool...
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    New Pentair IntelliChem pH and ORP Control System

    Hi Scott, Great, we look forward to hearing more, while your there would you mind asking them a couple of questions. Two weeks ago I called Pentair Tech Support about the "Smart PH" single sensor controller (as I was leaning towards a single PH sensor as Jason suggested). The guy told me...
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    New Pentair IntelliChem pH and ORP Control System

    Hi Everyone, I've decided to go with Pentair Intellichlor Salt Cell and the IntelliTouch controller when I redo my equipment pad this spring. I just found that Pentair is updating their Accutrol line to integrate with their IntelliTouch controllers, they call it "IntelliChem" and will be...
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    Cleaning Plumbing Scale by Lowering PH ???

    Hi Bruce, I'm about 100 miles north of you (see some older PMs we traded). The $7K is for: Universal White Cement / Finest Finish® Marquise Series: Blue Pacific Color http://www.finestfinishpools.com/products-marquise.html or Gemstone Polished Series — Light Blue Mist (I believe this is...
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    Cleaning Plumbing Scale by Lowering PH ???

    Hi Everyone, Thanks for the replies and ideas, keep them coming. Simicrintz, very good tips thank you. I'm the fourth owner of this house with the pool, so I'm unsure of the history, the pool was like this when I bought the place. The heater seems to be the only source of copper, see my...
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    Cleaning Plumbing Scale by Lowering PH ???

    Hello Everyone (& hopefully Chem Geek), I'm getting ready to replace the 20 year old pool heater and filter along with a 5 year old grinding pump. The pool has blue stains and scale on it from the old heater. Also when I pulled one of the spa jets I found it had a brown scale on it...
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    Backwash Valve on Cartiridge Filter for FiberClear

    Thanks to everyone for the input, I checked with Pentair and found out that the Quad has an internal backwash manifold while the C&C Plus does not, so you really can't backwash the C&C Plus. Jack, how do you like the combination of your Quad with Cellulose? Does the cellulose clean off the...
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    Backwash Valve on Cartiridge Filter for FiberClear

    Hi All, I've read dozens of posts on the pros and cons of the Quad DE Filter vs the Clean & Clear Plus Cartridge Filter, I'm leaning towards the convenience of the Cartridge filter. That said, I've also read all the pros and cons of using Cellulose Fiber in your filter (FiberClear, ZeoFiber...
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    Using Pearlite instead of D.E.?

    Hi gg=alice, Can you please give us an update on how you like the Aqua Pearl as compared to the cellulose? Thanks, Tom
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    Jandy Valves Tech Data, Seals, Dimensions & TDH

    Hi Scott, Here is my concept for the Hartford Loop, does this look correct? I can't find many examples of best practice for this? Are there any rules I should follow as far as height, distance from heater or others? Thanks, Tom
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    Jandy Valves Tech Data, Seals, Dimensions & TDH

    Hi All, I'm redesigning my equipment pad to retrofit in all new equipment to replace the 20 year old stuff that came with the house we bought last year. I've read how hard it is to get tech data out of some of the vendors so I thought I would share this attachment Jandy emailed me when I...
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    Required Intellichlor IC40 Entry & Exit Pipes

    Hi All, Thank you for all the great tips, keep them coming. Jason, I'll look at going to vertical to see what I can come up with in Visio. Bruce I've implemented your idea, I'm my changing my return to put the Spa Return before the SWG. 4JawChuck , I've read a lot of information that says...
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    Required Intellichlor IC40 Entry & Exit Pipes

    Hello All, I’m replacing my 20 year old equipment and have settled on a complete Pentair setup after a lot of reading here at TFP. I really liked the Autopilot system and it's great features, but in the end I decided the simplicity of a single controller works best for my needs (I'm going...
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    pH Adjuster & The Liquidator

    Does anyone know if the PH Adjuster ever made it as a product, it seems to have hit a dead end there is really know information on it in a Google search other than this post?
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    Backwashing problems!

    Hello All, This seemed like a good post to tag onto considering the comment that the Quad DE has the intake/output reversed. I'm putting in a new Quad DE 80 Filter and I'm leaning to either: 1) No Backwash valve or 2) If I put one in I like the Jandy Backwash Valve P/N 8034 due to their...
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    SWG & Chemical Automation Systems

    Hi Jason and Sean, Jason, thanks for the wise advice, I've decided to go with your simple approach, without the sensors. I liked the advice so much I joined as a Lifetime Member and purchased the TFT Test Kit. With my 11,000 gallon pool, I was looking at the specs of the RC-35 cell vs. the...
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    SWG & Chemical Automation Systems

    Hi Jason and Sean, Thanks so much for the information. I have a few follow-up questions please. Sean, I understand I could do the manual % adjust on the SWG and the manual adjust on the Stenner pump, but frankly I'm looking for automation to minimize my time required to maintain the pool...
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    SWG & Chemical Automation Systems

    Greetings all, I'm a short time member reading all I can to learn how to take care of the pool & spa that came with the house we bought in Southern California. The pool & spa were built in 1990, the pool is a 14x30" Freeform Gunite and the spa is 8' dia. My wife has Eczema and cannot swim in a...