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  1. Jandy's onetouch aqualink has light dimmers
  2. now I say this with all due respect like ricky bobby... how can you say an intellitouch is easy to use...an easytouch is better but still bad....it is the biggest pain in the ass to program...i used to be an ace with those and it would take easily take 30-45 minutes to set up a basic shared equipment setup....oh yea and bump setting up lights on those things...i wanted to throw that gay ass remote of theirs into a brick wall...their user manual was written by someone who things the number 7 comes before the number 2...i'll go on for days.... the FIRST jandy setup I did was a dual equipment with about 10 other circuits, and also was a onetouch....meaning I had alot more to setup than your basic shared equipment which most people have.... it took me 15 MINUTES!! not to mention the homeowner (who is probably legally retarted) has never had a problem figuring out how to use it meanwhile a ton of a homeowners with the Pentair always are getting lost...even those who have had several pools in the past after that I told Pentair to suck it and stopped remembering how to program their backwards ass automation systems... I guess everyone's got their opinions and we'll always argue pentair vs jandy, ford vs. chevy, cowboys vs. redskins.....but i just wanna have a timed match with programming those things and then handing them to the average joe homeowner to settle the score
  3. pics would probably be most helpful here man....try to get some up and we'll see what we can do
  4. do your homework....find some respected residential pool guys and ask them their honest opinion...shoot, tell em you'll pay them for an hour of consultation just so you've got a local opinion...good luck
  5. my opinions are formed totally upon experience...80% of my business is high end automated residential pools...aka I am in daily contact with this equipment I used to be a fan of Pentair...mainly cause it worked fine at the time, and I had not been exposed to alot of the other manufacturers.... then **** started malfunctioning...and Pentair equipment is a p.i.t.a. in general....its like working on my ford vs my honda....everything on the ford is a pain to get to and fix vs. the honda which, when rarely malfunctions...is easy to diagnose and repair in any event...I have found Jandy equipment to be the most reliable and easiest to use in general...their stuff is right on Pentair with cost but soars above in quality...and sure it costs more than Hayward crap...but thats exactly what most Hayward equipment is...
  6. the units are easy enough to hook up as long as you familiarize yourself with the instructions...wiring these units is very basic electrical work chlormatic made saltwater units for Jandy....if youre gonna install a Jandy aqualink add the swg kit into it dont ever buy the Pentair intellichlor...it is a piece of junk...and it wont interface with your automation the Jandy aqualink is the easiest unit to use and program...the goldline unit is alright but to me is not as high quality as the Jandy aqualink.... switching the bulbs to leds later is a decent idea but I'd just do it from the get go...Jandy just came out with LED lights... by all means...stay away from Pentair...their electronics are programmed by aliens...over time I have found that Jandy equipment is the most reliable and their automation systems are alot more intuitive than any other on the market....
  7. jandy del 60 with their new backwash valve
  8. you could install a Levolor system (its all electronic and costs about 300-400 bucks) the only concern would be getting your sensor wire set up but there are ways to run one in an existing pool and still keep the wire hidden... the system works by opening an irrigation valve connected to your pool plumbing to add water when the sensor prongs are not covered with water...
  9. you could install a Levolor system (its all electronic and costs about 300-400 bucks) the only concern would be getting your sensor wire set up but there are ways to run one in an existing pool and still keep the wire hidden... the system works by opening an irrigation valve connected to your pool plumbing to add water when the sensor prongs are not covered with water...
  10. I only sell Jandy....part for part they knock the socks off of anything Pentair can throw at em... push for the de filter but if your city really wont allow it, go with the cartridge....the cartridge just takes longer to clean than it would to backwash a de filter
  11. what kind of filter do you run??? have you had alot of pollen falling lately???
  12. unless you wanna get a flexable piece of gas line inbetween, i'd just remove the grommet..if you want to seal up the hole, do it after the gas line is hooked up...you could easily put silcone around any gap thats left.. sometimes you gotta rig an install due to things like this...i really dont think it will hurt it to have a little gap there...it sure wont cause the flame to get blown out...
  13. ive replaced drain covers in 10 feet of water using my lungs...whats so complicated about this repair??
  14. the advantage to a top mount is that you don't have to worry about bulkheads leaking as you would with a sidemount..fixing them is a pain in the ass... disadvantages would be that some top mount multiports are a little harder to service if they have a leaky spider gasket...and if you have to replace the whole multiportmake sure you have unionized your pipes near the filter because you'll have to unscrew them from the multiport...
  15. I've taken one apart before...its not harder than other pumps out there....sure there are a few more bolts to deal with than a hayward but thats not really a big deal when you're already taking one apart