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  1. The plastic window on the cover where gives pool water info was brittle and crack, after the hurricane down here in Florida water got into the system via the cracked window and now beeps with error code 170. Did the rain water shorted out the backboard? Any info on this could be very helpful. Thanks
  2. I havd a leak in the spa, after the pump for the pool and spa goes off the water level in the spa drops about 1 inch over night. I check and replace the valve thinking that was the problem but it isn't. A pump service guy came and used the dye detection and said it looks like it is leaking at the light. So I drained the spa into the pool and usede the pool putty where I think it could be leaking such as around the light cord inlet and everywhere else. Waited until it was dried and put water back into the spa. The following day it leaked half the previous amount about 1/4 inch bellow the water line. Is it possible to use flex seal and just spray the area and see it that takes care of the problem and will that hold. I am gettin frustrated now. Thanks
  3. Thanks for the 100 views without one reply. I guess no one ever encountered this problem before. However, I purchased a back printed board for this jandy system and I am glad to say I am back in business swimming again, and then again the post was probably not explaining the problem in the right format. Thanks again.
  4. Checking my electronic chlorine generator and noticed the service light on and codes 171 and 189 flashing, can someone tell me how to take care of this without me calling a pool professional to rip me off? I did that once and they wanted to charge me almost 2000.00 for a new cell and installation. I bought the cell and installed it myself for a 1/3 of the money over two years ago. Thank very much in advance of your help.
  5. I was away out of the country and just got back. I want to thank you for your response to this and the problem was actually my cya was way off. Also have to increase my running time of the pump. Four and 1/2 hours a day is not enough time to build chlorine.
  6. My chlorine generating system does not appear to be working properly. A few weeks ago I cleaned the cell and it is still not making chlorine. The salt reading is at 3.4 and the system is not giving me any error codes, the light goes on saying it is making chlorine but after a couple days I use my test strips and nothing. Any idea on what to do next, aside from buying a new sensor and or cell?
  7. Can I get a step by step on how to clean my Jandy aqua pure cell? It has not been cleaned in over two years. No one told me until a few days ago that it had to be cleaned every so often. Thanks
  8. Any ideas on how to power wash the pool deck without all the garbage getting into the pool? My deck is of pavers and between the paver it is starting to get black with mildew and dirt where they are joined, no matter how much I sweep it, it does not. Thanks!
  9. I could confirm that it was pulling air through the lid-cover "O" ring. I did place an order for a new o ring. However, what I did was remove the o ring and cleaned the groove for the ring and re-seat the old o ring and the problem is solved. Five days now and not one bubble. I will keep the new ring just in the event the old one goes bad againg. I want to thank you guys for your helpful replies.
  10. For the last 5 days or so I have noticed large bubbles in the jandy pump filter glass, that looks like it bubbling over in the glass. I have tried bleeding the air using the pressure release valve on top of the filter unit. Now this is not happening every day, but 3 out of 5 days I have noticed the problem. How can I fix this. The pool is only three years old. Thanks
  11. Thanks for the quick reply PoolGuy. Yes it's all Jandy, to include the valve. I think I will make a go at it. First time for everything. Thanks again for the reply.
  12. In ground pool about 3 years old, with elevated spa. Jandy system, pool is 7x15 irregular shape 14,500 gallons and spa 750 gallons. A few days ago I noticed after pump turning off, a few a couple of hours the water in the tub started going down I first thought it was a leak but then noticed the water in the pool rising. A friend told me to check the check valve I did and noticed the plastic flap dangling in the window with the spring broken. Is this difficult to fix and if not, what are the steps in fixing it? Any help I will greatly appreciate.
  13. Thanks Pool Clown for the reply. It was fine for a whole year and then all of a sudden it starts to drip. Like you say the seal might be going. I will try the channel lock open it a see if I can change the seal. Thanks again for the help.
  14. I have a leak at the union where the water comes from the pump into the filter (Jandy system). It is black ring that looks like it should be tighten by hand but I can not turn it. Is there a tool that can be used to tighten this thing? Thanks
  15. I think you are right. Yesterday I turned the blower on and bingo, it came on. I was so relieved to see and hear this thing going again. Having family and friends over this coming weekend and I would be pressing for time and money If it did not come on. Thanks for your reply.
  16. Hi folks, I have an ingrownd pool with spa attached and today the air blower stopped working. It is a silencer 2H 220 blower and I think my grand kids messed it up. One of them told me the others were putting there foot agains the jets to stop it from bubbling and the blower stopped working. Did it over heat or something? Or is there a reset switch in the blower that can be activated? I anyone has any ideas on how to get this thing started please let me know. The blower is only one year old. Thanks in advance.
  17. quantumchromodynamics, thanks for your help. I will take sample of the water and have it tested and the pool supply place I usually take it.
  18. I don't have one of those testing equipment I usually take the water at a pool supply place and have it tested. What I used in this instant was the test strip. It just said the free chlorine was high, the Alk was very low the ph was border line.
  19. What do you do when the Alk in a bit low? Every thing else looks ok. The free chlorine is very high so I turn the salt system down to 10%. Any help on this?
  20. Marcite or any cementious material will cause some scrapping if swift contact is made, I agree. That has always been the downfall of that material. We will use polished marble finishes to make the surface as smooth as possible. Usually a marcite or similar finish that is really rough like sand paper is due to PH balance damage or most commonly from acid washing the pool multiple times. It has become a habit for pool service companies to offer acid washing as the first solution to cleaning and removing stains when other less damaging products are available. The real answer is to keep your pool clean at all times especially before it is winterized. If your pool is very rough then you may consider having it hydro buffed to bring back the smooth finish. Just make sure the marcite layer is thick enough before you have the outter layer buffed. Who in Florida does hydro buffing, and is it expensive? I would like to do the hot tub, it is so rough it ruins my wife bathing suite.
  21. Wow! I forgot to post back on my conclusion with the leak problem. The pool builders came back and checked it out and there is a plug in the skimmer that was not seated properly. Now it makes a big difference. I still add about an inch of water, but once every 10 to 12 days.
  22. Yea! It is nice looking and all that, but it is so rough my grandkids elbows were bleeding when they rub against the sides of the pool.
  23. Three years providing that you purchase three Pentair products, and two of them is/are a filter and a pump. Thanks very much for adding to what Dreamscapes had to say. I will just forget about the whole thing right now. What this guy was talking about sounded like a whole bunch of money that I don't have right now.
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