Automation with SWG?

xyz

Gold Supporter
Sep 8, 2016
641
Escondido/CA
Well, I took a look but could not find it. I'm going to guess that *maybe* Brian was the one that suggested you could bend the tab to make the flow sensor more sensitive?

Anyway, the idea is there.

I also had a thought. Do you have a straight section of pipe going to your cell? I noticed one guy had trouble with the flow switch after 10-40 min; had his PB add 18" of straight pipe, and all was well after that. Also, there I would think you could do the same thing with a cross baffle of stainless sheet metal in the input pipe. What I'm guessing at is that there may be enough turblance at the inlet to, every once in a while cause the flow switch to bounce, and that could be the issue.

Also, adding a little drag to the flow switch could also reduce the need for as much flow.

By the way, I can run my system at 750 without losing the flow light, but I've made my system to be very free flowing. What is your gauge pressure?

J
 

peterl1365

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Mar 28, 2007
257
Murrieta, CA
Just to add my two cents, the Pentair VS+ET4+IC40 automation system I specified in my pool 10 years ago was the best investment I've ever made.

The VS has made electrical costs practically a non-factor, and the ET4+IC40 reduces maintenance to a once-per-week tweaking. Like others have said, the Pentair cells are expensive, but the convenience is worth it. I had switched to tablets for about two years when a cell failed prematurely, and it was a much harder job to maintain proper chlorine levels.
 

xyz

Gold Supporter
Sep 8, 2016
641
Escondido/CA
Just to add my two cents, the Pentair VS+ET4+IC40 automation system I specified in my pool 10 years ago was the best investment I've ever made.

The VS has made electrical costs practically a non-factor, and the ET4+IC40 reduces maintenance to a once-per-week tweaking. Like others have said, the Pentair cells are expensive, but the convenience is worth it. I had switched to tablets for about two years when a cell failed prematurely, and it was a much harder job to maintain proper chlorine levels.

Up front cost is more expensive, however, the IC60 is the most (well on part with the most) inexpensive solution if you measure cost per Lb of chlorine.
 
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