1. jneuharth

    Having Pentair equipment "Work Together" without automation

    Hello Fellow TFP Members! I recently upgraded my pool set up with the following: IntelliFlo VSF (3HP) MasterTemp 400k NG Heater IC40 SWG BioShield UV So far I love it compared to my past equipment. Just setting the flow level on the pump, a heater that can raise the temp of the pool 2 - 4...
  2. Jon123

    Hard brown/rusty flakes?

    Any ideas what these are/what’s causing them? This is the first time I’ve really had the pool open since owning it. I’m not sure if these may be coming from the heater (haven’t experimented yet). I can see the flakes inside the SWG, but that is plumbed directly after the heater, so it could be...
  3. M

    Raypak RP2100 shuts off

    Hello TFP members! My Raypak RP2100 pool heater shuts off after short periods. It ignites just fine. The igniter is fairly new, I replaced it myself a few years back. I had the heater running once this season prior to now and it ran like magic for 24 hours. Nothing (such as valves etc) has been...
  4. G

    Advice Needed - Hayward Heater Pump on Same Timer

    Can anyone provide some advice for me. I was wondering if I would be able to connect my new Hayward HP21254T heater to the same timer (Intermatic T104P3) as my pool pump (USQ1152 - 115/230 volt 1.5 hp). Currently, the pump is the only thing attached to the timer. The timer is connected to a 60...
  5. J

    Heat issue

    Hi, I have a Jandy LXI 300 pool heater for my inground pool. I received fuselink fault error, so i replace the two fuselinks, while i was at it i replaced the surface ignitor. Turned on the heater, it ran, heater kicked on and all seemed well. Until about 20 minutes went by and it shut down with...
  6. M

    Laars LT 250 does not stay lit

    Having a similar issue with Laars LT 250 (natural gas). It has worked fine for 13 years. This year it started igniting intermittently. Now it will not stay lit at all. The surface ignitor glows, the gas valve clicks open, the gas whistles through the orifices, the burners light, but the valve...
  7. M

    Which connector to use with Electric Water heater and above ground pool?

    Hello, I never did that before so I apologize for silly questions but I am trying to increase the tempearture in my pool by a couple of degrees for the kids... I am trying to connect Ecosmart Spa heater to my above-ground intex pool (4500 gallons)...
  8. P

    Best way to heat spillover Spa?

    Hello everyone, I recently bought a house that has an inground spa/pool. The spa, when the pump is on spills over into the pool. It came with a solar heating thing, and I was able to fix that (replaced leaky pipe on solar line), but after fixing it, the hot tub doesn't seem to be getting hot...
  9. A

    Syncing Pentair Superlo VS pump with existing Pool Heater

    I bought a house last year with an 18,500 gallon inground pool. My pump just died and the local pool shop recommended the Superflo VS. Will this pump be able to sync/communicate with an existing pool heater so that I don't risk the pump shutting off in one of its programmed cycles while the...
  10. U

    Advice on new Gas Heater Pentair, Hayward, Other?

    Hello all, I purchased a house with an old pool and a lot of old equipment. I've lived here nearly 2 years and the old pool heater has finally bit the dust. I'm hoping to find something reliable to replace it with, but it seems that no matter how long I search, all of the units I've found get...
  11. K

    Can I run the vacuum while the heater is going?

    We bought a gas heater for the pool in our new house. I have been running the Baracuda suction cleaner every other day, can I continue to use that if the pool heater is running? Or will the suction affect the pressure and operation of the heater?
  12. J

    Heater Rust

    Hi all, There's a good amount of rust built up in my pool heater. I've attached a pic with the heater's cover removed, to show you what I mean. Is this normal? If yes, should I be doing anything maintenance-wise or replacement-wise? Thanks!
  13. S

    Second Year Pool Owner

    My family and I just moved to Michigan due to a military move. We have an 18 foot Intex pool. We are considering buying a solar heater for our pool, but I am curious if there is another better, cheaper method to warm the water? Last year it didn’t go above 69°. Also, is there a way to circulate...
  14. A

    Pool Heater, Home Warranty w/pool coverage

    A bit of a long story here, we bought a house late August with IG pool. The house came with a 1yr full HomeOwners warranty with Pool heater/pump additional coverage. Was a bear to get the pool up and clear but I did it (thanks to everyone here) and we enjoyed it until the cold weather came...
  15. T

    Electric Pool Heater

    Hi Team, I am looking to get PV solar panels installed on my roof and I thought: why not have an electric resistance heater installed as well. I have a ~15000 gallon pool with a pool cover. On the forums I am seeing mixed reactions to an electric pool heater. Any thoughts on this ? Does anyone...