Help identifying this pool filter

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Help identifying this pool filter

Post by dtaai-maai » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:32 am

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Can any of you technical chaps give me the English name for this part? It is in an instruction manual for a sodium hypochlorite generator for swimming pools. In French, it is a filtre lesteur.
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Re: Help identifying this pool filter

Post by Nereus » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:15 pm

Never seen one! But some systems have sensors for water flow, salt level, temperature amongst them. What make of chlorinator is it?

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Re: Help identifying this pool filter

Post by dtaai-maai » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:35 pm

Can't help you with further details, I'm afraid. It's not me, but I'm asking on his behalf. I had an idea you'd pop up with an answer!
The verb 'lester' means to ballast, if that helps.
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Re: Help identifying this pool filter

Post by 404cameljockey » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:41 pm

If it's a hollow plastic tube with no electrical cable inside it does look like a pressure or chlorine sensor of some sort. Going from the chlorinator element chamber to the main wall unit?

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Re: Help identifying this pool filter

Post by STEVE G » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:01 pm

In French, it is a filtre lesteur.
I've just asked a couple of native French speakers and they suggested it could be "lecteur" which would mean it might be a filter differential pressure detector.

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Re: Help identifying this pool filter

Post by Nereus » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:07 pm

The verb 'lester' means to ballast, if that helps.
Well "ballast" in the context of water can mean water in a tank or similar. My best guess is that it is a flow sensor designed to inhibit the power to either the chlorinator, and /or the pump, when the water in the pool is low. There should be a display on the controller that reflects that condition, but some times those things just bring up a "fault" light, or a code number.
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Re: Help identifying this pool filter

Post by Nereus » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:10 pm

STEVE G wrote:
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In French, it is a filtre lesteur.
I've just asked a couple of native French speakers and they suggested it could be "lecteur" which would mean it might be a filter differential pressure detector.
Yes, that is also a possibility. Put there to show when the filter is blocked, or needs cleaning.

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Re: Help identifying this pool filter

Post by dtaai-maai » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:14 pm

Thanks very much for your help, gents. You engineer types love a challenge! I've passed on your comments.
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Re: Help identifying this pool filter

Post by dtaai-maai » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:58 pm

Thanks all. It turns out that this was simply a filter with ballast to keep it submerged.
(I put it in Foo as it was completely unrelated to Thailand).
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Re: Help identifying this pool filter

Post by Vital Spark » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:23 pm

Glad you got it sorted, DM. But I did have to chuckle at the subject of this topic on the main page.

I thought you may have had problems with your, well, you know, number twos... :oops:

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Re: Help identifying this pool filter

Post by 404cameljockey » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:49 am

Vital Spark wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:23 pm
Glad you got it sorted, DM. But I did have to chuckle at the subject of this topic on the main page.

I thought you may have had problems with your, well, you know, number twos... :oops:

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