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    Accuracy of Testing Strips

    Thank you all for your input on the test strips. I knew that their reliability was questionable, but I was hoping that they would at least be within the ballpark on a couple of the test. I've already deposited into the garbage can, and I’ll stick with the Taylor method since it’s been working...
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    Accuracy of Testing Strips

    I am trying to see if I can simplify my life by switching to testing strips to cover some of the tests that I do on our pool. I purchased a batch of the AquaChek 7-way test strips and I compared it today to the results I got with my Taylor FAS-DPD kit: CL: 14 ppm Taylor vs 10 ppm AquaCheck...
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    Correct Sequence to Repair PVC Pool Piping

    I have a 3 foot section of 1.5" PVC in my pool plumbing that I need to replace. It's a tight fit, so I'd like to get advice on the best way to tackle. The left side of this run is fixed (the elbow is glued onto the section of pipe coming out of the valve). The right side is connected to an...
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    Jandy Spalink RS Display Not Working

    I can't find availability anywhere on the web and the local Jandy dealer indicated that it is obsolete. I guess my next best option would be to install the iq20 upgrade kit???
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    Jandy Spalink RS Display Not Working

    I have a Jandy Spalink RS (8-button, model 7891) that was installed into the rocks/plaster in our Jacuzzi about 15 years ago. The unit is still functional, but the LED display recently stopped working. I can't find any schematics or troubleshooting guides online and it doesn't appear that they...
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    Hayward (H400IDL) Heater Stuck in Standby

    I had the pool technician out yesterday to troubleshoot the heater and he determined that the control panel in the heater is most likely the culprit. The key pad is deteriorated from exposure to the weather, so it was difficult to troubleshoot (i.e. we could not manually put it into spa or pool...
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    Hayward (H400IDL) Heater Stuck in Standby

    I was only able to do the first two steps: P5 pins read 0V P6 pins read 13V Can't find TB1 on the fuse board I think that I've probably reached the limits of my troubleshooting skills on this one. Time to call an expert!
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    Hayward (H400IDL) Heater Stuck in Standby

    The voltage at the fireman's switch" reads 15V with the Aqualink relay closed. I tried jumping the terminal block, but the heater will not fire when I press the mode button.
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    Hayward (H400IDL) Heater Stuck in Standby

    I checked the wiring from the Jandy terminal (terminals 1 and 2) over to the terminal block on the heater. They are both reading 0 V with the heater turned on.
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    Hayward (H400IDL) Heater Stuck in Standby

    It’s an RS6 with the Spalink for the jacuzzi. I probably should have clarified the problem. I’m not able to turn on the heater using the Aqualink. The heater light on the Aqualink turns on (red), but the heater never comes on. I noticed that the standby light on the heater stayed on and does...
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    Hayward (H400IDL) Heater Stuck in Standby

    I am using the Aqualink to control the heater. It was working fine for several years with no problems. I replaced the bypass valve a couple months ago and the heater has worked twice since then. Went to use it last week and it wouldn’t turn on. I haven’t disabled the heater in the Aqualink, but...
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    Hayward (H400IDL) Heater Stuck in Standby

    I am not able to get our heater to work and I noticed that the control panel is displaying "standby" even when I set the heater to the pool or the spa. I tried resetting the breaker, but it is still stuck in standby mode. Is there another way to reset the panel or get it out of standby mode...
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    Hayward Filter Housing Lock Nuts

    Thank you Lee. I was hesitant to use Teflon tape because the original (20 years ago) install did not use it.
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    Hayward Filter Housing Lock Nuts

    I recently replaced the o-rings and bulkhead fittings on a Hayward filter housing (C3020 filters) to fix a leak. Unfortunately, the leak is still there (about 1 drop per minute) and I think it's because I wasn't able to fully tighten the 3" lock nuts. What is the best tool to use to get a good...
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    PVC Repair

    I replaced the leaking portion (at the adapter), but unfortunately, there is a very small leak at the joint (about 1 drop per 5 seconds). I am trying to avoid cutting it out and reinstalling it and I wanted to get some input on the effectiveness of a JB WaterWeld or a Leak-B-Gone type of...
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    PVC Repair

    I have been searching for the adapter online and it looks like the adapter for this model (Max Flow, SP2800X5) is part of the housing and is not a separate part. Is that correct, or is the parts drawing just not showing it as a separate part?
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    PVC Repair

    Here is the area where we have a leak. The connector at the housing mount (where there's pipe dope) is where the leak is. I was going to cut before the 2nd 45 degree elbow (not pictured) and replace everything down to the mount. I'm hoping that that is a threaded connector.
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    PVC Repair

    I have an above ground pool that was installed about 20 years ago. The 1.5"/2.0" PVC at the equipment is starting to show its age and over the weekend, I developed a small leak at a pump connection. I have a lot of experience fixing and installing PVC fixtures for landscape irrigation, but I...
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    Dimmer Relay for Jandy RS6

    I recently installed a Pentair Intellibrite 5G light in my spa (I have the same light installed for my pool) and I would like to add dimming functionality since the spa light is blinding us. I used to have dimmer relays installed - they worked well, but they were prone to early failure. After...
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    Pulling Cable for Spa Light Replacement

    Thank you for your help with this. I was able to get it pulled without too much effort and the light looks great. Years ago when the pool was first installed, I had Jandy dimmer relay switches for the pool and spa lights. They weren't very reliable and I ended up having to replace them a...
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    Pulling Cable for Spa Light Replacement

    Thank you - I found the junction box. I must have looked at it a thousand times over the last 20+ years and since I've never had to access it, I forgot about it. Is it best to keep the grounding cable connected when pulling the light cable? I've given it a few tugs and it's not budging at all...
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    Pulling Cable for Spa Light Replacement

    I have an inground pool with an attached built-in spa. Last year, I had our pool light replaced with an LED (Pentair Intellibrite 5G) and this year I decided to replace the spa light as well with the same Pentair light. I was looking to save some cash, so I decided to do the work myself. I...
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    Automation Options

    Thank you Allen. How can I tell which revision of AquaIink I have installed? The pool was finished in 2001, so all of the equipment and controls are 19 years old.
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    Automation Options

    Hello - I have a Jandy Aqualink RS6 controller for our pool/spa and I would like some recommendations on how to implement some automation so that I can control the features from my smart phone. 1. What are the options for upgrading the controller of adding a device that would allow me to add...
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    Autofill Leak

    What is A&A?
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    Autofill Leak

    I don't think it's a cracked housing. I can hear water flowing from the fill valve and it goes away when I shut off the main valve. I can also see water flowing into the overflow tube.