Question about Pentair 1.0 Hp Whisperflo Pump
I added a hayward navigator pool cleaner and noticed I had to close the suction valve [both cleaner and skimmer share same line] aprox 90%. I have a pentair 2hp pump and pentair clear plus cartridge filter. The navigator worked great for couple months, climbing the walls ecc. I know there is a little wear on the toes, but the pressure guage is higher than normal as if the filter is clogged. I ran the pool without the filters installed and the navigator worked a bit better. Which leads me to believe the cartridges need to be replaced. And or maybe the pump seal needs to be replaced. Or while I have the pump apart, can I install a larger impeller to the pump. And whats your take on cartridge filters verses de filters? Before I pay $400 to replace cartridges I just might want to replace the whole system. I would gladly respect an honest professonal's advice since I don't know who I should trust. The pool company who installed my pool? Or the pool store looking to survive in these trying times. Thanks, Bruce
the cartridge element system you have is designed to be used for at least two seasons before needing to replace the elements. You are correct thinking that the pressure going through the filter is causing the problems with the cleaner.
if you take the elements out of the filter and see if cleaner works that will show you whether or not it is time to change the filter elements. That filter is very expensive to replace. cheaper to just change the elements.
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The most common reason the Hayward Navigator stops moving is there is something blocking the mouth of the cleaner. Pull the cleaner out of the water while the equipment is turned off and make sure the cleaner is not clogged with debris or plugged with a pool toy. Also, make sure that all the internal components are properly installed.
Not Enough Suction - Next, verify that there is enough suction to allow the cleaner to work properly. While the pool equipment is on, lift the Hayward Navigator to just below the surface of the water and feel to see if there is a reasonable amount of suction getting to the cleaner. If there doesn't seem to be enough pressure, make sure all baskets are clear of debris, the main pool filter is clean, and that the diverter valve is open to the pool cleaner.
Small Debris Inside the Navigator - If there seems to be enough suction getting to the Navigator, but the pods are not moving back and forth, there is probably some small debris inside the cleaner that is stopping the turbine from moving. In order to remove any debris from inside the cleaner, remove the small access cover from the bottom of the cleaner by loosening the one screw until the plate pulls off. Use your fingers or the hose to clean the inside of the cleaner out.
If following these simple troubleshooting tips doesn't correct your cleaner issue, there is probably a mechanical issue. Take your cleaner into a local swimming pool retailer or have a service company out to assist (though most pool stores will not ever charge you for labor to make repairs!)
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