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  1. jnojr

    Pump not priming

    Well, I'm back to square one. Pool isn't priming again. I was sure I had this fixed... the pump primed very quickly yesterday, and the bubbles stopped coming out of the jets. Oh well, I've got someone coming in a week. It's really tough to find decent pool people around here, so I'm kinda...
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    Pump not priming

    FWIW, this turned out to be the Jandy valve after the pump. A couple of folks had zeroed in on the one before the pump, and replacing it's O-rings didn't fix. Replaced the rings in the second valve, and I'm in business. Moral of the story... O-rings are cheap and pretty easy to replace. I bet...
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    How to replace O-rings in Pentair Jandy valve

    Thanks. I had finally found this video which helped immensely!
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    How to replace O-rings in Pentair Jandy valve

    I have a 263045 Pentair valve that I suspect may be the source of a leak. I cannot find any manual or instructions or video on how to get into it. I took off four top screws, but that shows the electronics. There are six sxrews holding the body to the pipe below, but two of those are blocked...
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    Pump not priming

    Happening again. Last time, switching to spa mode and then back to pool mode seems to have resolved it. Today, no dice. I did re-lube my O-ring, and when I drop the lid on to the pump, it quickly stops the water from draining out, and takes effort to life back up. Could it be a seal in a valve?
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    Pump not priming

    Everything was working OK. I opened it to clean out the strainer basket, put it back together, and started it in cleaner mode the way I always do. Usually, it primes within 15 seconds or so, I can bleed air out of the filter, and be ready to go. Today, the pump just roars away, pouring water...
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Not available within 100 miles of me :(
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    CH in fill water high

    My pool is showing 425ppm for CH. My fil water is 250ppm. PoolMath says to replace 89% of my water. Considering I just filled the pool six months ago, I'm not sure how useful that would be. What can I do?
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    Pentair IC40 installed in SE Phoenix?

    I am neither a plumber nor an electrician, and am certainly not a pool expert. The idea that anyone can just do anything and "save money" is a myth. I firmly believe in paying experts for their time to do something right... that's how you save money.
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    Pentair IC40 installed in SE Phoenix?

    I am having the absolute worst luck finding someone to install a SWCG. I'm literally down to Leslie's... everyone else has terrible ratings, I can't ever get ahold of them, they say dumb things, or come out and say they'll send me a quote and then vanish. I refuse to chase someone to take my...
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    Pool mode question

    Closest I was able to find:
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    Breeze SWG?

    Since I have all Pentair stuff, I called a Pentair authorized dealer for a quote for a salt system. He quoted me about $1700 for that, but was steering me towards "Breeze"... the 60K gallon for $1489 or the 40K for $1200ish. I love saving money, and I'm not married to Pentair. He said it...
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    Pool mode question

    I don't, my system is from 15 years ago, I'd need to find the screen on my inside remote and snap a picture... when I get home.
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    Pool mode question

    Is that a switch I can flip and walk away from, or would changing that affect other aspects of the programming?
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    Pool mode question

    It's an Intelliflo VSF P/N 350305
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    Pool mode question

    When I run in pool mode with the vacuum attached, the pump is pretty quiet and indicates about 35 GPM / 2000 RPM / 500 W If I remove the vacuum, the pump speeds up noticeably and sounds like it's in cleaning mode. Should I change my pool mode programming to assume no vacuum?
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    pH/TA see-saw

    My pH is consistently (and, I think, quickly) going up to 7.8 while my TA has been slowly dropping for some time (we use the spillway in the evening while we have cocktails on the patio :D ) I'm getting some conflicting information about where my TA should be... PoolMath says 70-90+, the TF-100...
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    pH/TA see-saw

    OK, I'm not trying to get a rise out of anyone, but when you say "it works", what do you mean by that? The Pool School recommended levels are 70-90+ for a plaster pool with bleach. The instructions with the TF-100 kit say 100-120 I don't think you'd refer to those as "faceless pages". What...
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    Why increase when using SWG?

    So, "good enough"? :) How often should I be checking/logging temp?
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    Why increase when using SWG?

    So, tracking CSI requires tracking temperature. I'm not sure how frequently I should be recording temp, or if there's any specific method... just run in pool mode until the indicated temp stabilizes?
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    Why increase when using SWG?

    Ahh, thank you! Where is the web site calculator now? The last time I tried to find it, I just got directed to the app, and figured the web version was gone.
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    pH/TA see-saw

    80, which is the low side of every range I've seen everywhere but here. I want to ask what is the basis of this statement when it doesn't match pretty much anything else. If you Google "pool alkalinity", nearly everything says 80-120 I absolutely agree that the "common wisdom" can be...
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    Why increase when using SWG?

    How and where does it do that? I don't see anything like "CSI" or "calcium saturation" in mine, only CH.
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    pH/TA see-saw

    What do we mean by "Let your pH and TA find the equilibrium for your pool"? My pH keeps getting up to 7.8, and as I've added acid, the TA goes down. I just added baking soda to bring it back up, and I fully expect to have to add more acid later to bring the pH back down. Pretty much...
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    Greetings from Arizona!

    I'm in Chandler, near Ocotillo & Gilbert!
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    Spa water level drops when pump runs in thermal mode

    Yes. I have a schedule that runs from 10PM - 5:20AM. So when the temp gets down, there's a couple of hours or so where it'll run in this protection mode, and it cwitches between pool & spa mode every ~15 minutes. I'll look for the equivalent in my IntelliTouch system. But I believe the...
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    Error, spa-side remote disabled

    I can press a button, re-enable the remote, and it'll be fine for days before the error returns. Anything I can do to fix short of replacing the remote?
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    Spa water level drops when pump runs in thermal mode

    Yes, I know this sounds nuts. When the pump goes into thermal mode, and switches between pool and spa, the spa water level drops. If it's running normally, and I put it in spa mode, this doesn't happen (but nor does it seem to fill back up). I have to use spillway mode to get the water level...
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    Freeze Protection

    I've noticed this as well, and I'm close to 100% certain that nothing special was done.
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    My first test results

    Thanks, I'll try that.