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  1. Easy Touch 4 not responding

    If you inspect the relay socket at the board, and find that the solider joints are good, you may want to try the below suggestion before you buy a board... You need to confirm that the system is set to control, and recognize the pump properly. Look in the settings menu for Circuit functions and then confirm that Pool is set to "MASTER POOL". If that is good, then you need to confirm that the pump has a pump speed assigned to "POOL". Look in: MENU/SETTINGS/INTELLIFLO/PUMP #X (X = pump in question)/SPEEDS/ Now, look at the first line of the display. It should read: Pump #1............1/8. 1 is flashing. At this point scroll till " pool" comes up in the bottom line of the display. If you dont see "pool" in any of the 8 presets, that could be why you aren't getting the pump going on. Once you connect the comm cable to the E/T and the pump, you need to assign a speed to any aux you want to assign the pump to. Note: If you are using a comm cable to control the pump, you don't need to use a relay to control the pump. You (should) wire the pump DIRECTLY to the breaker. On off switching occurs within the pumps 'Drive" unit mounted on the motor via commands from the E/T. This is how the manufacturer recommends you hook up power to the pump, when controlling with automation.
  2. Filter run time question

    All pools have different demands. If you don't have solar, or are not heating the pool, all you need to address is keeping the water clear and debris removal (pool cleaner). Heating has its own set of demands (maintaining a temp). Otherwise, you can experiment with run times. During the winter, some pools can get by with just a few hours of run time per day. If you are interested in saving electricity, you could try cutting back on the hours that the pool filter runs. Start with taking one or two hours a day off the run time. You will need to monitor your pool closely to see if the decreased run time is affecting the water clarity over time. This is not a process that you can accomplish over a weekend. It may take a week or two. Keep in mind that your winter run time may be dramatically different than your summer run time, and that you will need to run this process/experiment again in the springtime when things warm up for your summer run time(s).
  3. Pentair Easy Touch temp won't calibrate

    When temp sensors fail, they usually report temps off in excess of 100 degrees. If you can't save the adjusted temp setting, that would suggest a problem with the controller. You may need to erase the EEPROM (memory), and start over. Downside to that is that you would need to rebuild the system again (labels, time, date, schedules, etc.)
  4. Converting Salt Pool back into Chlorine Pool

    Other than removing the cell and the transformer, The owner should see no problems with the salt (left) in the water. If he insists, the pool would need to be drained and refilled to remove the salt.
  5. Pentair Easy Touch temp won't calibrate

    How far off are the sensors?
  6. Pentair Easy Touch temp won't calibrate

    After you adjust the temp to the number you want in the calibration menu, are you hitting "select"?
  7. pump not turning over

    Is there a GFI integrated into the filter pump unit?
  8. I would test the water for salt at a couple of different places. You may even want to invest (less than 100 dollars online) in a salt tester. Most will come with a test packet that you can calibrate with a known level of salt to keep your unit accurate. My guess is that you have too much salt in the pool if you added any. Keep in mind that: Salt does not evaporate. The only way you lose salt is when water is taken from the pool. Splashing, pumping out, etc. NOT evaporation though. If you system is running fine then all of a sudden it needs salt, something is up. If you truly need salt, you would only need 10# or 20# AT THE MOST, unless of course you just pumped alot of water out of the pool.
  9. Jandy 1400 aqua pure issues

    Unfortunately, the sensor is bad, and needs to be replaced. Hopefully, you are still under warranty
  10. AquaLink Timer Issues

    Have you verified the correct time (am/pm) with both the "time of day" and the programmed on-off time of the pump(s)?
  11. Hooked up filter backwards

    You need to take the filter apart to see if you have damaged the grids (if it is a DE filter) or (the element if it is a cartridge).
  12. Intellichlor IC40 Problem

    Which lights?
  13. Lot of air in pump basket

    Is this a variable speed pump? It is not uncommon for a basket to not completely fill up on a variable speed pump.
  14. SWG Upstream of Pool Heater

    Everything in your post is accurate. Having said that, just relocate the cell to where it should be yourself, or pay to have it done. Sometimes its not worth the stress of trying to pursue problems with an old install... Unless of course you're up for it.
  15. Compool control boards

    See if you can return the sensor and get a TS5L sensor instead. That is the one you need, and is still in production. If your guy doesn't want to accept the return of the first sensor, I would say that if you gave the parts guy all the numbers you gave in your post when purchasing the first sensor, he should have known the sensor he sold you wouldn't work.