Flow switch on AquaRite SWG

pgershon

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Jul 15, 2012
310
East Hampton NY
Pool Size
30
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
I have a one year old system. It had been wired improperly and the SWG was staying on when the variable speed pump was off. I fixed the wiring so the pump and SWG both flow into the pump relay on my Jandy system, but the issue revealed an issue with the flow switch. AquaRite should show no flow when pump is off (assuming it gets power, which it did before I fixed). The no flow should shut off the SWG. In my case, no flow comes on at startup, then goes off. But when the pump stops, the flow stitch stays on.

Disconnecting flow switch from SWG base turns on the no flow light, so I believe that narrows down the issue to the switch itself. I removed the switch and it appears open and the SWG says no flow. Pool company thinks that drainage from heater when unit is off is triggering switch to show flow. But it seems more likely to me that my switch is bad. They want to move switch to a vertical rather than horizontal orientation. Thoughts?
 

pgershon

Gold Supporter
Jul 15, 2012
310
East Hampton NY
Pool Size
30
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
The pool company "fixed" the flow switch today - I believe they replaced it. Pictures attached. It appears that I may not have a Hayward branded T pipe for the flow switch
 

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