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    Intellicenter Magic Smoke

    That's what he said too! But it was over a year old and a self install so they told us to get lost
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    Intellicenter Magic Smoke

    No problem! I had the same worries (though mine was out of warranty). I didn't want to be out of a pool for the whole summer.
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    Intellicenter Magic Smoke

    @Phil G Husband says it's this part: CDBHM260L-HF Comchip Technology | Discrete Semiconductor Products | DigiKey
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    WaterGuru Sense API?

    Well I have a 1 year old who doesn't understand he can't just run into the pool, so my ability to do testing myself is somewhat limited this year. It's better than no reading :)
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    WaterGuru Sense API?

    Has anyone managed to get data out of the WaterGuru Sense? It seems to be relatively accurate for me, so I would love to be able to get the data out somehow so I can turn on my SWG automatically etc. Or at least get better notifications than they seem to do!
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    Intellicenter Magic Smoke

    I would not have either. I would have just run the serial inside and powered it like normal, but I don't let him tell me how to do my home automation, I don't get to tell him how to electronic :D The whole IntelliCenter was installed by us, so there is definitely no warranty left. I now have a...
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    Intellicenter Magic Smoke

    He was trying to power the raspberryPi equivalent board running the nodejs code. He plugged it into the red circled place and the purple is what fried. He checked that the pi-equivalent was within spec for the board and pulled less than the ethernet adapter that came with for that port (he...
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    Intellicenter Magic Smoke

    I didn't actually upgrade, just purchased the IntelliCenter itself but the boards physically looked the same and the upgrade kit was available to find while the proper one didn't seem to be. The final bid it went for was 350, so not too far off, especially it was open box? The good news is that...
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    Intellicenter Magic Smoke

    No, we did it ourselves in 2019. This happened because I wanted the nodejs-control project set up and Hubby tried to be clever and power the board running it off of the circuit board itself where the ethernet port goes (electrical engineer, he was within spec, not sure why it caused the magic...
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    Intellicenter Magic Smoke

    Yeah when we called pentair they diagnosed what we needed to replace and then told us to contact our local dealer. Unfortunately we bought the system from PolyTec, so I'm not sure where to go from there :D. Hubby is going to try to replace the part we think actually went bad on the board itself...
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    Intellicenter Magic Smoke

    Yeah, Unfortunately it is out of stock (I just contacted them to see if it is in stock). I found one on EBay that is currently at ~150 but is the conversion. A much more reasonable price
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    Intellicenter Magic Smoke

    Very long story short, we need to replace the "Pentair IntelliCenter I5P OCP Circuit Board" (part 523050). I found "Pentair IntelliTouch/EasyTouch to IntelliCenter Upgrade", but I'm not sure if it can be used in the same part or if there is different functionality because it's the upgrade...
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    Flow issue

    If I am remembering correctly, the sock method is putting the stabilizer in a sock and putting that sock in the skimmer? I put the stabilizer one of the stretchy mesh things that can go over the skimmer baskets, tied that up and stuck it in the skimmer. Is there somewhere else I should be...
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    Flow issue

    I am still learning pools, so trouble shooting them isn't my strong suit yet. I have had two symptoms since the pool opened for the year (about 2 weeks ago). 1) There is always debris on top of the water. Partly, this is because the trees are pollenating like crazy (Thanks NC), but also I don't...
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    Ariel by Solar-Breeze

    Interesting! The replacement I got late last year (August? September?) didn't have anything like that. I would definitely like to know what it is, that little arc doesn't seem to hold up well
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    Ariel by Solar-Breeze

    I would also be potentially interested in the group discount. The one I purchased 1.5 years ago also has its gears dying and is barely scraping by :( Unfortunately it only has a 1 year warranty and I doubt they will replace it. I also had trouble with the tray breaking (clip broke) and they did...
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    Valve Actuator Install (w/ IntelliCenter)

    Thank you again! I'm slowly learning all of the pool things. The equipment seems needlessly complicated (I say this as someone who teaches High schoolers to build robots). Now I just need to figure out enough so I feel comfortable opening/closing the pool myself and not causing damage :ROFLMAO: . T
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    Valve Actuator Install (w/ IntelliCenter)

    Definitely not California high, Running it 7-7 currently (Dang pollen) I'm estimating it costs us $2 a day to run
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    Valve Actuator Install (w/ IntelliCenter)

    :ROFLMAO: Also all the pool people I called wanted to charge like, 4k-6k (above cost of device itself) to install the IntelliCenter (one wanted to upcharge because he had never done it before. Plus, they weren't going to do the electrical bits. I want to know what exactly they were going to do...
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    Valve Actuator Install (w/ IntelliCenter)

    Luckily, the pool does not need more than its 2 pumps currently! Fingers crossed the single speed main pump keeps going, because we were told when we looked at the IntelliCenter install (before deciding we could do it ourselves) that we would have to replace both the pump and filter if we were...
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    Valve Actuator Install (w/ IntelliCenter)

    Thanks!! I knew the IntelliCenter could do it, I was confused about if pumps counted in the total you could have attached, or exactly how many there were. Pool things all seem needlessly complicated :D. I'll check out the actuators thread
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    Valve Actuator Install (w/ IntelliCenter)

    Hey! I am interested in putting a valve actuator on the valve for my water fountain so I can remotely turn it on and off. I have the IntelliCenter and it is connected to 2 pumps (main/Polaris), the Heater (through the Gas heater control), and an Intellichlor60. 1) Will I be able to plug an...
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    Advice on Pool Automation Equipment Replacement

    It also looks like our current cell is only rated for 16k Gallons :cautious:. That might explain why the control board has gone! I suspect even rated for 40k will be much much better
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    Advice on Pool Automation Equipment Replacement

    So I would have to buy the IntelliCenter directly from a dealer? Any idea what it costs (ballpark) for just the item? As far as I can tell, they want to charge $1000+ to install. One company wants to re-pour my concrete-pads and "properly" space my pool equipment. It looks like pretty much...
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    Advice on Pool Automation Equipment Replacement

    Jim, I'm looking at: Amazon.com : Pentair 520593 EasyTouch 4PSC-IC40 Single Body Pool Or Spa Control System, Includes SCG Integration & IC40 Cell : Outdoor Spas : Garden & Outdoor. I was having trouble finding the IntelliCenter somewhere online that I could buy. The two pool people I called...
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    Advice on Pool Automation Equipment Replacement

    So I should be able to get away with the ET4 instead of the ET8? There are 2 lights in the pool, that are currently controlled with a single switch in the wall, so I suspect they are (or could be) wired together. I have no need or desire to control them separately. Secondary pump is actually...
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    Advice on Pool Automation Equipment Replacement

    It's not too bad to replace the SWG cell? Also, I believe I would have to replace the valves (at least the one that goes to my water feature) with ones that can have an actuator put on? Am I reading things correctly that the actuators go to a low-powered circuit so wouldn't count towards one...
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    Advice on Pool Automation Equipment Replacement

    We do have a Hayward heat pump in the system, though have yet to actually use it. Pics of current setup: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SP7IHiLuBpcHWOMqOsoFuMKENKmtCeyS?usp=sharing (Photos are too large to let me upload)