question about Jandy LXI heater
I just moved my equipment outside of my pool enclosure due to the fact that I couldn't find anyone to vent the heater to the outside. Since the heater had been inside up until Sun I never paid any attention to the fact that it vents from the top. Now that it's outside I'm wondering; right now there is no vent shield protecting the heater from the elements. Rain/snow can run right into the area that the exhaust comes from. Is there supposed to be a shield much like house chimneys have? Hope this makes sense...
While I have your attention, we also have a Stingl SR500 timer. Darn thing is so sensitive to pressure that if we look at it cross eyed it won't run. The tubing leading from the pump to the timer is now a smidge over the max of 8'. It won't run at all now unless we manually hit the maintenance button every half hour. Ugh. We have 2 deep suction lines and 2 skimmers. If we shut off the deep suction permanently, can we remove the Stingl and just use a different timer that is not so pressure sensitive? Keeping in mind the Virginia Baker Act; not worried about entrapment w/ skimmers but would be worried w/ the deep suction. W/o deep suction we shouldn't have cause for concern if we use a regular timer, right? HELP!!
Thanks as always for your advice!