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Pump works in spa mode, but doesn't work in pool mode. Why?

I have a strange problem. We have a complete Pentair system that is less than 2 years old. Love it! As of last night, the Pentair 4 160 pump will only come on in spa mode and not in pool mode. Strange. The booster will run when the Cleaner is on, but the main intelliflo won't. What could be the problem?

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We need more info. Which control system is it? Suntouch, easytouch, intellitouch.......? It sounds like a programming problem in the controller.

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