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    Pentair Warrior SE troubleshooting

    Well, just to follow up on this, I tried to call Marina a couple of times, but I just got their voicemail, so I decided to try Pentair directly. Pentair set up a warranty claim for me and assigned the work order to a local pool place, who canceled the work order the next day stating that they...
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    Pentair Warrior SE troubleshooting

    I got a Pentair Warrior from Marina last July and unfortunately today I discovered that it no longer appears to be working. When I try to start it everything lights up and looks normal on the controller, but I get no lights on the robot itself, nor does it start to move. I tried...
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    Luck with Solar Cover Warranty Claim?

    I went through this with a cheap cover I purchased at Home Depot that started failing after only about 8 or 9 months. I think I paid like $60 for the cover and when I called the company for a warranty replacement they asked for a few pictures of the damage and a copy of the receipt and they...
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    Pump/Motor help

    Well, Lowes missed their Tuesday delivery date, but the pump finally arrived today and I got it installed. One advantage of using the same pump is that I didn’t have to change the plumbing at all. I cut the output pipe and then unscrewed it from the top of the pump and then repaired it with a...
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    Pump/Motor help

    Well, I ordered the Flotec from Lowes. It seemed to get better reviews and I got 5% off with my Lowes card, so I guess that makes it worth waiting until Tuesday. Thanks again for all your help with this:)
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    Pump/Motor help

    I think I’m just going to wind up replacing the whole thing. It means a little plumbing work, since there were no unions or anything used, but at least then I don’t need to worry about trying to figure out the correct seal kit or motor mount and I know that everything is new and functional...
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    Pump/Motor help

    OK, got the band and the volute off. (Found an ant colony living under the band, so that was interesting). It’s a bit of a rusty mess in there. I can’t seem to rotate the impeller a full 360 degrees. It seems to be free for about 270 degrees, but then it binds up.
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    Pump/Motor help

    What exactly do I need to look for on the label? It’s pretty difficult to read and there is a lot of writing. I did see that it’s a 2HP motor. Is there more that I would need to try to find on the label?
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    Pump/Motor help

    Is that just a matter of loosening the screw that’s attaching the clamp and removing it and pulling the pump apart? I’m 100% positive that it’s 240V. The other end of the wires are connected to both legs of a 240V circuit breaker. I’m not sure who wired it originally, but for some reason...
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    Pump/Motor help

    Thanks, I was able to get a capacitor from amazon that matched the one that was in there, but unfortunately replacing the capacitor didn’t make a difference. I used the capacitance setting on my multimeter to test them and both the old and new ones did appear to be in range.
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    Pump/Motor help

    OK, So I did that. It took quite a lot of effort to get the shaft to spin, but after a bit I was able to get it to turn reasonably easily by hand (with the wrench). It certainly doesn’t feel like it spins freely, but it doesn’t take a crazy amount of effort to turn it with the wrench now. It...
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    Pump/Motor help

    Yes, it is for sprinklers. Thanks for the link:). I’d rather not spend $370 if I don’t have to, but I’m really not sure how much life this pump has left and I’d hate to spend a lot of time and effort trying to repair it only to see it fail again in a few months.
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    Pump/Motor help

    I didn’t see it until I knew what to look for, but I can barely make out “Flotech” on one of the labels Here you go, which reminds me. I noticed that when I tried to change the starter capacitor that it was only a 110V capacitor. That seemed a bit odd since it’s a 220V motor. I thought that...
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    Pump/Motor help

    So this isn’t actually my pool pump, but rather a pump for my shallow well. Someone told me that it was very similar to a pool pump, so I’m hoping that someone here might be able to help me. I know very little about the pump as it came with the house when I bought it 6 years ago, so the pump...
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    2 leaks - how to fix?

    I think you are underestimating the risk here. https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/i-team-investigates/i-team-uncovers-risk-of-pool-filter-explosions-causing-devastating-injuries https://www.plaintiffmagazine.com/recent-issues/item/the-bomb-in-your-backyard...
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    pH - how low is too low?

    So my water has stayed pretty well balanced over the summer. My pH would typically be around 7.6 and my alkalinity stayed around 80. However, as the temps have been starting to cool a bit here I brought out my solar cover and my pool has been mostly covered for the past couple of weeks. I...
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    Advice on switching to SWCG

    Actually, just about all the SWG’s I’ve seen allow you to adjust the output rate. (The only one I’ve seen that doesn’t allow this is the cheap Intex SWG). Some have finer control than others... some allow you to adjust the output in 5% increments and others are 25% increments, so you may still...
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    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    I don’t mean to pick on you here, but one quick note about this as well. It seems counter intuitive, but a dirty filter will actually clean the water better than a clean filter (at least to a point). The sand filter works by trapping dirt and particles in the small holes between the grains of...
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    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    Keep in mind that each time you clean the SWG plates with acid it will slowly erode the special coating on the plates that allows them to generate chlorine. If you clean them excessively it will definitely reduce their lifespan. They are designed to be cleaned occasionally when scale builds...
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    Reviving out of service pool: Swimmable!

    Congrats on the repair. I’m glad you were able to find someone to do the work. On a side note, I can’t imagine working from my knees and leaning over into pools to repair them all day. That’s gotta be terrible for the back.
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    Reviving out of service pool: Swimmable!

    Don’t forget to go to Pentair’s website to register the robot and apply for the $50 rebate.
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    Reviving out of service pool: Swimmable!

    I mean I’m not a professional or anything, but I’m pretty sure that’s more than just a crack.
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    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    Mine is an XTR. It was definitely a good price. Normally you can get a good deal at the end of the swimming season, but given everything that’s been going on lately I don’t know what the prices are gonna look like this year.