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    AquaRite salt cell connector cleaning

    The connector on my AquaRite T15 salt cell to the AquaRite controller has connection issues, looks like some corrosion inside the connector. What's the best way to clean inside to make sure it makes contact? As long as I press the connector in and get it making contact the SWG system works...
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    Timer connected to Intellicenter

    Moved from here. Is there a way to hook up a normal spa timer (Intermatic) that just closes contacts while the timer is operating and opens the contact when the time expires to the IntelliCenter, perhaps using the iS4 interface? The iS4 is momentary so I suspect this would not work. Are there...
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    Replace Aquarite controller

    Moved from here. If you have an existing AquaRite system with T15 cell, is it possible to just replace the control unit and leave the existing salt cell in place (it is new)?
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    controlling hayward aquarite with intellitouch

    Any updates on AquaRite with IntelliTouch (or IntelliCenter)? I installed an IntellICenter and haven't configured the old AquaRite yet.
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    Pentair IntelliCenter Review and Information

    I've been installing my IntelliCenter i5PS to replace my previous Intermatic control system. One thing that I've stumbled on figuring out (which will probably be obvious in hindsight) is how to connect my primary heat pump heater (AquaCal SQ-155). I have my secondary propane heater hooked up...
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    Question about AL-0, AL-1, AL-3 etc Aqua Rite

    The screen attached to my blue PN G1-0661012E-1 (RevB / 1.58) PCB board flickered once when we turned it on the SWG. Ever since, it has been stuck on "AL-5" (it also reset the cell to T-5, but that I could change). I've been unable to change AL-5 to anything else using the diagnostic setting and...
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    Main drain - temporary plug?

    Thanks Mark...that's my conclusion.
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    Main drain - temporary plug?

    Thanks @mas985. My fiberglass pool has no well, it just has a 1.5" threaded main drain line coming out of the bottom on the deep end. The only VGB cover I can find with a 1.5" threaded fitting is the Waterway 640-8240 V. Remnants of the cover that was used were in the bottom of the drain, and...
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    Main drain - temporary plug?

    We bought a house two years ago with a 16k gallon pool. There was a SP1082GV main drain balancing butterfly valve since the main drain and skimmer are in series, but it was pretty old and broken and not screwed in place. The main drain port underneath had a plug inserted (pushed) in and I have...
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    Pool Pump Wiring

    While he has THWN going through conduit to a subpanel to the enclosed pool structure, is in the inside of that structure considered a wet environment? I believe it then becomes an accessory structure per NEC, correct? In that case, can Romex (NM) wiring be used from that subpanel to various...
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    Pool House Electrical

    @ajw22 I used, which is a free online based diagramming tool. It works really well for this.
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    Pool House Electrical

    Based on everyone's great feedback, I have revised the drawing to: * GFCI protect entire lighting circuit, on entry into the pool house before splitting out into 3 different light circuits * GFCI protect all equipment circuits with GFCI breakers * 15A breakers for the 120V circuits that come...
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    Pool House Electrical

    @ajw22 thanks for looking in detail! The 240v L2 from pump doesn't power the SWG, the L2 leg of the 240v circuit goes to a relay which energizes the normal 120v circuit for the SWG. So, as long as power exists on the 240v then the 120v circuit that powers the SWG is active. If that 240v circuit...
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    Pool House Electrical

    Thanks @jimmythegreek. Yes, pump 20A double breaker is GFCI. One of the 20A circuits has a GFCI outlet, but the second circuit only has one hardwired control device (no outlets), is it required to be GFCI protected?
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    Pool House Electrical

    With some free time on my hands, I'm finally getting to rewire my pool house and finish setting up all the automation. I had purchased everything last year, but just didn't have time to complete before the weather got back last year. I thought this diagram might be helpful for others, and I...
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    Intermatic Multiwave PE653rc + AquaRite swg

    Moved from here... Intermatic Multiwave PE653rc + AquaRite goldline swg It's been a few years since this question was posed. Does anyone know if Intermatic has documented the RS485 loop with the AquaRite via the PE635RC? On the AquaRite: GREEN = Ground YELLOW = -DT BLACK = +DT RED = +15...
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    Pool house - to insulate or not?

    Yes, I have some extra old R13 insulation ... free. Plus I do use a small space heater if it drops to slightly below freezing.
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    Pool house - to insulate or not?

    Ok, thanks for the words of wisdom! I'll leave it alone. I had some extra old insulation, but I'll just get rid of it.
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    Pool house - to insulate or not?

    I have a small pool house/shed, 8 x 6 feet (7 feet high) with all my equipment, electronic controls, etc. Is it worth insulating the walls of the shed to protect everything inside during minor periods of freezing? I am in climate zone 4, marine and it doesn't often get below freezing except...
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    Aha! Interesting idea with overlapping and PVC. My current solar cover is a perfect cut to the pool, so I'll have to procure another one to have overlapping. The PVC rollers are a good idea...especially since I can store the solar cover sections elsewhere (rather than on a big roll right next...
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    I do have a solar cover but it is a real pain to put on/off. I've been thinking of some sort of rolling system, like Catanzaro suggested. I will investigate some insulation of the pipes, since it doesn't cost much more to do when putting it in the ground. Thanks everyone!
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    Great suggestion regarding the flow sensor vs pressure sensor. I'll have to read the schematics of the heat pump and make sure this will all work. Perhaps I should skip the complexity and just always run all water through the remote heat pump.
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    Pentair IntelliCenter

    Where can you order the IntelliCenter? What counts as an AUX circuit? I have a few things that need to be controlled, but I'm not sure if they take up a circuit or not. * pool light * Intelliflo VS pump * AquaCal SQ150 heat pump * Jandy Lite2 propane heater * water fall feature (to add...
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    I guess one other issue is how to hook up the remote heat pump to the automation controller to set in spa or pool mode. I guess a long run of wiring from the control center will work. Eventually I'd like to get something like the Pentair IntelliCenter setup, but for now I use a basic Intermatic...
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    James, fantastic calculations. The biggest takeaway: my idea of locating the heat pump so far away from the pool house/pump is not crazy. I'll add a valve so water can be bypassed from the long run and just stay within the pool house. AquaCal SQ150's recommended flow rate is 30-70 gpm...
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    I was going to try to hit a target of 50-55 gpm. My existing filter is rated up to 62 gpm, which is the limiting factor in the system.
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    Adding heat pump away from the pool pad?

    Fantastic points!! Regarding sun exposure, the location I am considering is right around the corner of the garage (so the sun would heat the ground about 3 feet away, generating heat). I don't have a good location that receives sun all day where it the heat pump would not be sitting in the...
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    US AirWater Patriot pool heat pumps?

    Thanks, I ended up finding a fantastic deal on a used AquaCal SQ150 heat pump nearby, so skipped the idea of a US AirWater Patriot. I couldn't find much about them, which concerned me, but the heat pump company I was going to use highly recommended them to me for colder temp areas like Seattle.