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    More ScreenLogic help please

    Yes, I have a Pool/Spa combo. (Note I'm not the OP, but I thought this was an on topic question.) Do you think if I assigned the Freeze Circuit, it would override the Pool/Spa RPMs when they turned "on with freeze"?
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    More ScreenLogic help please

    Moved from here.. ScreenLogic help please Jim - under what scenario would one use the "Freeze" circuit under the "IntelliFlo (step 4 of 5)" configuration page? In a pool/spa combo, if "on with freeze" is selected for both the pool and spa circuits on the step 2 page, then these circuits would...
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    Heater no longer controlled by Pentair automation system

    I have been supporting for several years with test chemical purchases, but I will look at stepping it up a bit. You guys saved me a lot on this one, so it's fair that I apply some of that.
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    Heater no longer controlled by Pentair automation system

    Never mind about the heater. That "128 r13" isn't an error code, but some kind of version info, such as software or firmware. I simply had to wait a bit longer, then hit the pool or spa switch, and the heater fired up. (I had tried the manual buttons earlier, but I guess didn't wait long...
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    Heater no longer controlled by Pentair automation system

    Thanks Tom. I installed one of the other ICs in U13 and the relay is behaving as expected! However, the heater is not. When the i9 powers up, the heater is no longer coming on immediately (as expected), but when the i9 calls for the heater, here is what happens: the heater shows lights for...
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    Heater no longer controlled by Pentair automation system

    I didn't see a reference to a source or part number for the driver chips. Do you have that? These socketed driver chips must be on the main board and visible after removing the upper board, right? My protocol adapter was hardwired. I have had so many issues with those over the past 8 years...
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    Heater no longer controlled by Pentair automation system

    Jim, With power off, and heater disconnected from J30, I have an open circuit. With power on, but no equipment running and no heater demand, I have a closed circuit. Based on the discussion in the other thread, I was expecting (a failed) relay driver to always have the relay either closed or...
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    Heater no longer controlled by Pentair automation system

    Thanks for the thread reference! That sounds like almost my same scenario! Sorry, I usually do a better job of searching. I thought this was going to be a fairly unique scenario, silly me. I haven't checked the Intellibrite lights yet - I will do that this evening. But I also lost the...
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    Heater no longer controlled by Pentair automation system

    Issue Heater is running in manual mode following power surge and storms/lightening in the area. I believe I had a power surge that may have damaged either my heater control board or i9 control board. Stuck my hand in the pool and was surprised it was 90 F. Checked automation system and heater...
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    Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Flow Pump - random restarts

    Hi guys. I just wanted to report that my pump has been running normally for weeks now; no more random restarts. I'm guessing the issue had something to do with adding 2 bags of salt through the skimmer (which I know now not to do anymore). This may have caused an unusual or erratic flow rate...
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    Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Flow Pump - random restarts

    Gary, I took a closer look in my Load Center, and the pump motor is definitely wired directly into a relay - the red and black from the motor go to Line 1 and Line 2 of the Aux 2 relay. However, this relay is daisy chained to Line 1/2 of the Filter Pump relay, then Line 1/2 of the Filter Pump...
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    Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Flow Pump - random restarts

    I called Pentair. The Tech was stumped. The Tech said it is probably either the drive unit (drive controller I think would be a better name for this), or the Intellitouch board. Failing Intellitouch boards have apparently been known to "ghost" - or randomly turn stuff on and off. I doubt...
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    Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Flow Pump - random restarts

    I do not have SVRS. I have the VF pump, model #011012. It does not come in SVRS. Regarding the salt in the skimmer, I don't think this is causing the random restart problems, because days after adding salt, it is still doing the random restarts. However, I guess I should stop adding salt to...
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    Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Flow Pump - random restarts

    If I'm getting air, it's not very much, because there is very little air at the top of the pump pot. Also, the pump doesn't lose prime, just starts spooling right back up. I'm not sure that I have the SVRS version. How can I tell? I have dual drains in the pool and attached spa, but I don't...
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    Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Flow Pump - random restarts

    I have a 3-year old Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Flow Pump, VF-3050. I'm doing a SLAM and noticed today that it is stopping about every 30 minutes for about 20-30 seconds, then restarting. This is about a 15,000 gallon in-ground pool with 60 sq ft DE filter Here is what I have learned so far...
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    Did I make a mistake? - no separate water feature pump

    Thanks for all the input. I'm am going to speak with my pool builder about adding a spa bypass line and the two scupper ideas, 1) valving one of the skimmer lines and adding a pump, or 2) having all the suction lines on a single header and adding the pump and check valve. Glad to have some...
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    Did I make a mistake? - no separate water feature pump

    I'm not completely sure about all these lines, but here is my best guess: To Pad - 1 line From Spa is 3" - 3 lines from pool are 2 1/2" (not 2" like I said above) - I assume this is 1 from each skimmer and 1 from the drains From Pad - 1 line To Spa is 3" - this has a check valve (I think...
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    Did I make a mistake? - no separate water feature pump

    Maybe PB could add an actuated valve in one of the skimmer lines to select either a skimmer pump or the main pump. Thererfore, with scuppers off, I would draw from both skimmers and drains, but with scuppers on, the main pump would draw from 1 skimmer and drains while the scupper pump would...
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    Did I make a mistake? - no separate water feature pump

    On the suction side, there is a pair of skimmers and a pair of main drains. For the skimmers, the plumbing is 2", but I believe drops down to 1 1/2" at the skimmer fixtures. I assume they are routed separately, though one comes around the pool from the opposite side, so has a much longer run...
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    Did I make a mistake? - no separate water feature pump

    These are some great suggestions, but why oh why didn't I ask earlier?! The gunite is already in, so any change at this point will require a jackhammer. It can be done though...just a question of dollars and time. The PB quoted about $3K to add a loop and pump for the 3 scuppers. I do like...
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    Did I make a mistake? - no separate water feature pump

    Did I make a mistake by not having a separate pump for my water feature? Here is my build. We have gunite and are about to pour the deck. 5- Pool Returns 3- Stone Scuppers 2- Skimmers 2- VGB Main Drains for Pool 2- VGB Main Drains for Spa 6- Spa Jets 3- LED lights, 2 in pool, 1 in spa...
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    IntelliTouch - EasyTouch redux

    Does anyone know the difference between the obsoleted 520509 version and newer 521221 version of the i9+3 personality kits? Thanks
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    IntelliTouch - EasyTouch redux

    Pentair automation experts, I've searched the forums and read every post involving the IntelliTouch and Easy Touch, but I'm still stumped. I need to make a decision soon for my PB. Here is the situation: My contract specifies the IntelliTouch I9+3 with indoor controller and remote. For some...
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    Intellitouch wireless remote

    Isn't this the Intellitouch wireless remote (see attached)? I want iphone connectivity, but don't want to have an iphone around the pool; it'll get wet. The EasyTouch wireless remote isn't great but it looks better than this one, in my opinion. The thing is, I don't think I can tolerate the...
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    Intellitouch wireless remote

    I want an indoor control panel and a wireless remote. Comparing the Intellitouch to the Easy Touch, I like the Intellitouch indoor panel much better than the one for the Easy Touch, but the Easy Touch wireless remote is much better looking than the Intellitouch wireless remote. If the...
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    Please evaluate my new build

    Looks like I'm going to end up with #3 rebar on a 5 x 10 inch pattern. In this picture, you can see the 10 x 10 on the tanning ledge and the 5 x 10 on the majority of the floor. The shallow end in the foreground (to the left, not shown) also currently has 10 x 10 inch pattern. Builder will...
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    Please evaluate my new build

    Thanks for the response, Lershac. I questioned the builder this morning on the steel schedule. He said it's not a problem and already over-designed for the pool size, but to ease my mind, he will double the whole pool by adding steel to the tanning ledge, shallow end, and some in the walls...
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    Please evaluate my new build

    Well, construction is underway, but I have tons of questions. They excavated, ran the rebar, and then the plumbing. Inspection and gunite are next. However, I'm freaked out about a few things: 1) Steel: What does this mean: "Tie steel reinforcing on 8” centers all ½” 4 bar beam with all...
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    Please evaluate my new build

    Thanks for the responses! Gives me some piece of mind on this build. Any comments on the filter size? The contractor first said 48 sq ft, however, when I asked if such a strong pump would overdrive that size filter, for example when you are running at high flow rates for the water feature or...
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    Please evaluate my new build

    Hi all, What do you think of this build? This is in the Dallas, TX area. Construction: In-ground gunite pool and attached spa, 425 sq. ft with 90 ft. perimeter. Depth of 3 ½’ to 6’ Estimated volume 12,500 gal. Tie steel reinforcing on 8” centers all ½” 4 bar beam with all alternates...