Frequently Asked Questions
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- Why are there two types of nozzles in my pool?
The large nozzles on the floor are designed to clean long distances or large areas of the floor of the pool. The smaller nozzles on the steps do not need to clean such large areas and are designed to clean the steps the most efficiently.
- Why are one or two nozzles near the drain always up?
The nozzles make up part of the patented "Water Curtain" and direct debris to the drain for removal.
- What is the purpose of the water curtain, collection zone?
The water curtain directs the debris swept up by the nozzles into the drain.
- Why use a booster pump?
The addition of a booster pump to the system allows the cleaning nozzles to continue to work at peak efficiency because they are not subject to an increasingly dirty filter. The system then allows the pool water to be turned more quickly, thereby not needing to run as long.
- Why should the heater have an external bypass?
Even though most heaters come with an internal bypass an external bypass is required to ensure that both heater and in-floor system function properly. The high flows with the in-floor system do not allow efficient transfer of heat in the heater, so a bypass is necessary to slow down the water going over the heat exchanger. The bypass also reduces the restriction on the system.
- Do the nozzles need to be set in a specific sequence?
The nozzles themselves do not need to be sequenced, as they will not stay in sequence for long. They simply should be plumbed so that they cycle from the shallow area to the deeper area of the pool.
- Is there any guarantee on the components of the Vantage?
- How do I winterize the system?
It is easy to winterize the system with parts that are available from Paramount. See Winterization Instructions.
- Where can I find a replacement manual for my Water Valve?
You can download the Paramount Water Valve here.
- Why do the floor nozzles install counter-clockwise?
As the nozzle extends and retracts, it pushes against the cams in the retainer putting a counter-clockwise load on the retainer. The nozzle installing counter-clockwise then is always being pushed into the seat.
- How do I get debris out of the body so my nozzle will go in?
Before installing a nozzle into a body that has been without a nozzle for any period of time the line, allow the system to blow the line to eliminate any debris that may have fallen into the line. If some debris, rocks, is to heavy to lift out of the line, place the install tool over the hole to create turbulence in the body cup. This will eliminate any debris in the body cup.
- How do I determine if a sticking nozzle is a nozzle problem or a valve problem?
Turn off the pump. If the nozzle retracts it is a module problem. If the nozzle
stays up it is a stuck nozzle.
- If a nozzle seems to be working but the area around it is not cleaning, what is wrong?
There is probably a blockage in the nozzle. Remove the nozzle and clear the blockage.
- What is the purpose of the O-ring on the nozzle?
The O-ring acts as a cushion or spring to make the bayonet lock work.
- How can I pressure test the system?
A special molded plug is available to fit the body that will hold up to 50psi.
- How do the nozzle zones sequence?
A patented water valve controls all of Paramount's cleaning and circulation systems. Water flows through the valve and out to the
strategically placed nozzles in the pool. The zones switch automatically in a
set sequence with no electrical hookup.
- Why does my water valve pressure fluctuate?
Each time the water valve switches; the next port opens before the one that has finished shuts off. The Paramount water valve always operates so that the system is pressure safe.
- Why is my water valve next to the pool instead of by the equipment?
Placing the water valve next to the pool greatly reduces the quantity of pipe necessary to plumb the system. It also allows easier servicing of the system with the pause knob readily available to the pool area.
- If my module fails, can I run my pool without it?
The water valve housing does not need a module in place to have water go through it. Remove the module and replace the seal lid and clamp, and water will be sent to all return points in the pool, so you will have circulation.
- Why is there a switch on top of the water valve?
The switch is the pause feature; use it to stop the valve on a selected zone. This is helpful when you want the pool to have circulation but may not want nozzles popping up under foot. In addition, service technicians may use it to troubleshoot the system.
- Do I need surface returns with my In-Floor System?
The PCC2000 System does not require the use of surface returns. The force of the nozzles mixes and turns over the surface water eliminating the need to direct water to the surface.
- Why is it important to rinse a cartridge filter before removing the filter element?
Failure to rinse the inside of the filter with the drain plug removed will cause debris to reenter the pool when the cartridge is lifted out.
- Where do I add DE Powder if I have a booster system?
You may add DE to the canister or skimmer with booster off.