I am not a pool professional although I do a lot of the care for my inground spa. It is about 1100 gallons and has an integrated water fall feature. It is a salt system spa with Pentair equipment. I am trying to figure out how to handle the winter weather. We have had early freezing temps beginning last night here in colorado. As I was not sure what to do and it was a weekend(no spa guys in CO work on the weekend), I just turned left the spa and water feature turned on continuously for now--and will suck up the utility bills. There are separate pumps for the water feature and the spa as far as I can tell. The spa has two pumps--one for normal use and a second "super pump" for when we want more forceful therapeutic effect. We definitely want to use the spa all winter long. I am trying to figure out if I need to turn off the water feature and the "super pump" and winterize them- as well as how to handle the rest for all-winter use. The company that built the spa has been totally non-responsive since they got paid.
Hi, new pool owner here. I have been watching your video's on youtube for about a year now. They are very informative and helpful, so thank you for that! Anyways, I have been having issues with my pool since we bought our house 2 years ago, with water chemistry to equipment issues. So far, I have replaced the pool pump and the cleaner this year (2018). The pool pump is a Pentair 3 HP Intelliflo VSF Variable Speed and Flow Pump and the cleaner is a Hayward Aquanaut 400. My questions: First, I have noticed large air bubbles in my ~22,000 gallon pool when the pump initially starts up, following with smaller air bubbles. After a while they disappear, but occasionally you will see some. I have been told that this is a sign of an air leak. So far, I have replaced the Push/Pull valve with an all new kit. Where would I begin to detect if there is a leak? Second, sometimes at the initial startup, my pump does not prime and reports an error after ~1min (see video). I notice water shooting into the pump basket, but not filling it at all. What could possibly by the issue here? Again, I appreciate all your help and keep doing what you're doing! Pool and Equipment Specs: ~22,000 gallons Pentair 3 HP Intelliflo VSF Pentair FNS Plus 48 sq ft. D.E. Filter Hayward Aquanaut 400 Pebble Tec finish