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    Lighting niche- Screw broke off- What now?

    So in an attempt to find a leak today, I removed my Pentair light from the niche. Then I spent about 30 minutes trying to get the light back in the niche.... While this is always a PITA for me, today was even more of a PITA. The machine screw (on the top) that holds the light into place would...
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    Pentair Solartouch and Intelliflow VS 011056 questions

    Just had a Pentair Intelliflo VS 011056 installed. It is running on internal timer/program. The only reason I was thinking about controlling it with a DIY automation system is to detect if my solar panels are on, and then have the controller increase the pump speed. But in researching, I...
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    Integrate a Goldline GL-35 Solar Controller to a raspberry pi?

    I have a Goldline GL-35 Solar Controller. It moves a 24V Actuator on a 3-way valve to direct water to the solar panels when heat is called for, and bypass the panels when no heat is called for. For my DIY automation system, I need to know when the panels are active, so I can boost the output...
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    How to handle old pump inlet higher than replacement pump inlet with plumbing

    My current Pentair Pinnacle inlet centerline is 10.25". The replacement pump inlet centerline (Intelliflow VSF) is 9.1". The old pump is connected to the supply piping (1.5") through a male threaded couple (threads into the Pinnacle pump). Is there any way to "drop" the supply line down 1.15...
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    Replacement/repair advice - Pentair Pinnacle

    I have 2 Pentair Pinnacle pumps- one for pool (spillover), and one for spa bubbles. About every 4-5 years, I either have to replace the motor, or the pump housing on one or the other. The pump housings (part 356002) all seem to develop cracks in the same place, and the manufacturer has never...
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    WannaPool DIY Pool Automation Build Thread

    After years of running out to the side of the house in my underwear to turn off my spa heater/pump (sorry for the visual), I have decided it is time to automate. Thanks to this forum and several of the great threads, here we go! (Disclaimer: While it is a *BUILD* thread, some may view it as a...
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    Spa question - weak SINGLE jet

    Hi, I have a built-in spill ever spa, and today I notice one jet is essentially dead. The spa pump is ok. All other jets are ok. I am unsure of how the air vent pipe works, but it seems to stall... I.e air comes out of all jets but the one in question, then the air stutters for under a...