Installation Data
Installation Manual
WARNING
H0555000B
FOR YOUR SAFETY - This product must be installed and serviced by authorized
personnel, qualified in pool/spa installation. Improper installation and/or operation can
create a hazard which can cause serious injury, property damage, or death. Improper
installation and/or operation will void the warranty.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1
SECTION 5
1A.
5A.
Safety Information
Safety Instructions................................... 1
Speed Adjustment with Booster Pump
Speed adjustment.................................... 6
SECTION 2
SECTION 6
2A.
6A.
General Information
Speed Adjustment without Booster Pump
SECTION 3
SECTION 7
3A.
7A.
Introduction.............................................. 2
Wall Mounting Location
Pool Cleaner Line.................................... 2
Speed Adjustment................................... 8
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting...................................... 10
SECTION 4
SECTION 8
4A.
4B.
4C.
8A.
8B.
Head and Hose Installation
Exploded Views
Attaching Ray-Vac Head to Hose............ 2
Connecting Ray-Vac Head to Pool Wall...2
Hose Length Adjustment..........................3
Hose..................................................... 11
Heads................................................... 12
Equipment Information Record
Date of Purchase
Purchased From
Ray-Vac Model Number
Serial Number
Installed by
Notes:
Service Number
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SECTION 1.
Safety Information
1A. Safety Instructions
READ AND FOLLOW THESE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS!
PLEASE SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Caution
1. Handrails which extend into the water must be removed or substituted with a figure four
design so as not to obstruct the movement of the cleaner.
2. Ladders present a special situation requiring our special Ladder Guard Kit. If the ladder
guard is not installed on the cleaner head, the unit can become entangled in the ladder.
3. Ideal pools are those with curved corners with a radius of at least 6" including all steps
and love seat areas. Pools with square corners or corners with less than 90° angles
(especially in step or love seat areas) can cause problems.
4. Never install the pool cleaner in pools which have obstacles such as islands, stools, or
non-removable fountains, as the cleaner can become entangled.
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SECTION 2.
General Information
6" to 8"
2A. Introduction
This manual contains information for the proper
installation and operation of Jandy Ray-Vac Automatic
Pool Cleaners. Procedures in this manual must be
followed exactly. To obtain additional copies of this
manual contact us at 707-776-8200, ext. 237. For
address information see back cover.
The Ray-Vac Pool Cleaner requires either (1) an
operable booster pump installed in the pool circulation
system: or (2) the pool circulation system plumbed per
Jandy installation instructions for non-booster pump
applications. If you are uncertain if the pool meets one
of the above requirements, consult your local pool
professional.
Figure 2. Ray-Vac Hose in Pool
SECTION 4.
Head and Hose Installation
4A. Attaching Ray-Vac Head to Hose
1.
SECTION 3.
Wall Mounting Location
3A. Pool Cleaner Line
1.
The pool cleaner line should be located on the
"clean wall" (no obstacles such as steps, love
seats, ladders, etc.).
2.
The location should also be equidistant from the
furthest points of the pool (see Fig. 1).
3.
Position the pool cleaner so that it will be 6" to 8"
below the normal water level of the pool.
Unpackage and lay out hoses. Locate Ray-Vac
pool cleaner head. Locate package of lettered
reducer washers (Booster Pump Kit).
Note: The washers are for use with booster pump
cleaner only. Do not use for non-booster pump
installation.
2.
Insert barbed end of pusher jet into silicon hose
on Ray-Vac head. Be sure silicone hose
completely covers barb and is on straight
(see Fig. 3).
Ray-Vac
Head
Silicon
Hose
Pusher Jet
& Hose
Push Hose
On To Here
A
B
Figure 3. Attaching Pusher Jet Hose to Ray-Vac Head
A and B are Equal Lengths
Figure 1. Pool Cleaner Line Location
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4B. Connecting Ray-Vac Hose to Pool Wall
1.
Locate the pool cleaner wall fitting in the pool.
Determine the size of the wall fitting. The most
common size is 1½", but some wall fittings are
¾". If you do not have the ¾" or 1½" wall fitting,
consult your pool professional.
2.
Thread the correct wall reducer into the pool
wall fitting. Hand tighten only.
3.
To connect the Ray-Vac hose to the pool wall,
insert the quick disconnect fitting (end of RayVac hose) into the wall reducer. Line up tabs on
fitting with slots in wall reducer. Push in firmly
until the fitting is flush in wall reducer, then turn
clockwise until locked.
4.
reach out of the pool, the hoses are too short. If
the Ray-Vac extends beyond 5' out of the pool, the
hoses are too long (see Figs. 6-8).
Note: Before operating the cleaner for the first time or
if the cleaner has been coiled for an extended
period, it is advisable to stretch the entire
cleaner out in the sun for a day to soften the
hoses and prevent tangling.
Farthest Point
Line
Whip
CORRECT LENGTH
FOR RAY-VAC HOSE
To disconnect the Ray-Vac, push in firmly on
fitting and turn counterclockwise and pull out.
1½" Wall
Reducer
1½" Pool
Wall Fitting
Figure 6. Correct Ray-Vac Hose Length
Farthest Point
¾" Wall
Reducer
¾" Pool
Wall Fitting
Line
Whip
Figure 4. Wall Reducers
Wall
Reducer
RAY-VAC HOSE
LENGTH TOO SHORT
Figure 7. Ray-Vac Hose too Short
Quick Disconnect Fitting
Farthest Point
Wall
Reducer
Figure 5. Quick Disconnect Fitting
4C. Hose Length Adjustment
1.
Grasp the Ray-Vac head and take it to the farthest
point away from the wall fitting in the pool. The
Ray-Vac should be able to extend out of the pool
approximately 2' to 5'. If the Ray-Vac does not
Line
Whip
RAY-VAC HOSE
LENGTH TOO LONG
Figure 8. Ray-Vac Hose too Long
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2.
3.
If your Ray-Vac hoses are the correct length,
proceed to Section 5, "Speed Adjustment Booster
Pump Installation" or Section 6, "Speed
Adjustment Non-Booster Pump Installation."
Floats
If your Ray-Vac hoses are NOT the correct
length, use one of the following steps to correct
the hose length:
a. If the hose length is too long, remove 3' hose
sections as required to shorten the hose.
Follow hose section numbering for order of
removal when you must remove more than
one section.
Hydro-Timer,
Do Not Remove
Coupler
Section of Hose
Figure 9. Ray-Vac Hose Section
Do Not Remove These
Three (3) Sections
1st
Section
to be
removed
2nd
Section
to be
removed
3rd
Section
to be
removed
Remove one or more of these sections to shorten length.
b.
If the pool size is 20' x 40' or greater and the
cleaner hose requires seven 5/8" hose
sections or more to size the cleaner correctly
to the pool, you must set the floatation as
follows: Starting at the finger screen case
there must be two (2) floats on all sections,
except the section nearest the hydro-timer.
The hose section nearest the hydro-timer
should have one (1) float in the center of the
hose. If your Ray-Vac requires eight (8)
sections or more, a booster pump may be
needed. Consult your pool professional.
Last
Section
1 Float
Finger Case
Screen
4th
Section
2 Floats
3rd
Section
2 Floats
2nd
Section
2 Floats
1st
Section
2 Floats
Each additional section requires 2 floats.
c.
If the pool size is 15' x 30' or less, all sections
between the hydro-timer and the wall mount
should now have two (2) floats.
Three (3) 5/8" Hose Sections w/ 2 Floats per section
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4.
To disconnect hose sections
a. Remove the "C" clip from the coupler.
b. Slide mender sleeve off hose.
c. Pull hose off the coupler.
d. Remove mender ferrule from hose (5/8" hose
only).
Do not lose mender ferrule.
Coupler
Mender Sleeve
5.
To reconnect hose sections:
a. Place mender sleeve loosely over hose
coupler small end first.
b. Place mender ferrule over hose section.
c. Push hose section and ferrule onto coupler.
d. You must pull the mender sleeve, mender
ferrule and hose hard enough to expose the
valley behind the barb on the coupler. If the
"C" clip is not in the valley the mender
sleeve can slide off and the hose will come
apart.
e. Snap "C" clip into valley in the coupler. The
clip must "snap" into the valley behind the
mender sleeve.
"C" Clip
Slide Mender Ferrule onto Hose
Remove "C" Clip
Mender
Ferrule
Slide Mender Sleeve onto Coupler
Slide Mender Sleeve off Hose
Figure 10. Disconnect Hose Section
Pull Hose from Coupler
Slide Hose onto Coupler
Coupler
Hose
Section
Figure 12. Reconnecting Hose Section
Valley
Slide Mender Sleeve onto Hose
Mender
Ferrule
Push "C" Clip into
Valley on Coupler
Remove Mender
Ferrule from Hose
Figure 11. Disconnect Hose Section
Figure 13. Reconnecting Hose Sections
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SECTION 5.
Speed Adjustment with Booster
Pump
This section assumes that a booster pump is
properly plumbed and operating in the pool circulation
system. If not, you must install a booster pump before
proceeding (see instruction package with the booster
pump for installation). If you are uncertain whether the
pool has a booster pump, check with your local pool
professional.
3.
Unscrew the quick disconnect fitting from the end
of the cleaner hose. Remove the hose washer
from the quick disconnect fitting (see Fig. 14).
4.
From the selection of five (5) speed adjustment
washers, select "C" and place it into the quick
disconnect fitting (see Fig. 4).
5.
Insert the hose washer into the quick disconnect
fitting. The hose washer will hold the speed
adjustment washer in place.
6.
Thread the quick disconnect fitting onto the end
of the filter screen case that has external threads
and thread this assembly onto the end of the
cleaner hose.
7.
Insert quick disconnect fitting back into pool wall
fitting (see Fig. 5).
8.
At the equipment pad turn on the filter pump. Wait
until the system is fully primed (pressure shows
on filter tank gauge).
5A. Speed Adjustment
1.
From the kit, take the pressure gauge and thread
it into the test gauge case.
2.
Locate where the Ray-Vac hose is connected to
the pool wall. Turn the quick disconnect fitting
and remove the hose from the pool wall fitting.
Wall Fitting
Quick Disconnect
Fitting
Hose Washer
End of Ray-Vac Hose
Speed Adjustment
Disk C
0-60 Pressure Gauge
Test Gauge Case
Speed Adjustment
Disks (A , B, D, & E)
Figure 14. Speed Adjustment
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9.
Turn on booster pump.
10. At pool side, read the pressure gauge installed on
cleaner hose. Pressure should be set (see Table
1) for the length of hose in your pool.
11. If the pressure is too low, replace the speed
adjustment washer with "D" or "E" speed adjustment washer (follow steps 1-10). Each letter up
will increase pressure approximately 2 psi.
12
If the pressure is too high, replace the speed
adjustment washer with "A" or "B" speed adjustment washer (follow steps 1-10). Each letter
down will decrease pressure approximately 2 psi.
13. When the Ray-Vac speed is properly adjusted,
turn off all pumps.
14. Remove the pressure gauge and filter screen
case from the pool wall. Unthread the quick
disconnect fitting from the filter screen case.
Remove the washer and speed adjustment disk.
Place the washer back into the quick
disconnect fitting.
15. Unthread the filter screen case from the end of
the hose. Thread the quick disconnect fitting back
onto the hose end (see Fig. 6).
16. Push the quick disconnect fitting into the pool wall
fitting.
17. Shake the water out of the pressure gauge and
store the unit for future adjustment (if necessary).
18. Turn on the filter pump to prime the system.
When there is pressure in the system, turn on the
booster pump.
19. Check operation of the cleaner.
Length of hose
between wall
fitting and nose
of Ray-Vac
21' 5"
24' 5"
27' 5"
30' 5"
33' 5"
Pressure
Setting on
Gauge
18 psi
19 psi
20 psi
21 psi
22 psi
Table 1. Ray-Vac Pressure Settings
NOTE: Information in this table is a "guideline" only.
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SECTION 6.
Speed Adjustment Non-Booster
Pump
This section assumes that a Jandy Energy Filter
and Valve or a Jandy Energy Valve is properly installed
in the pool circulation system. If not, you must use a
booster pump or the equivalent. If you are uncertain
check with your local pool professional.
6A. Speed Adjustment
1.
At the equipment pad, turn off the filtration pump.
Follow filter manufacturer's recommended
procedures for cleaning main filter. Before
cleaning main filter, be sure to turn the Jandy 3port valve so the line to the Ray-Vac is closed.
To
om
Fr
ter
Fil
n
i
Ma
Turn handle until
pipe to Energy
Filter is closed
mp
Pu
2.
Check the Jandy Energy Filter bowl. If clogged,
you must clean the filter. Use the following steps:
a. Grasp clear bowl.
b. Remove the clear bowl and filter element. If
the bowl is tight, place a large screwdriver
between two of the tabs at the bottom of the
bowl. Use the shank of the screwdriver as a
lever to loosen the bowl.
c. Rinse off the filter element and replace into
bowl.
d. Tighten clear bowl by spinning the bowl into
the housing until resistance is felt. Then
tighten ¼ turn further. Do not over tighten.
ter
Fil
n
i
Turn handle until
Ma
pipe to Energy
To
Filter is closed
m
Fro
mp
Pu
Jandy Energy Filter
To
R
ay-
Va
c
Figure 15. Ray-Vac Energy Filter and Jandy Valve
Turn Clockwise
to Loosen
If the Bowl is too
tight, use a
screwdriver to
loosen
NOTE: If your pool filter is a diatomaceous earth
(D.E.) type you must leave the Ray-Vac line closed
during the filter recharging period (adding D.E.).
Figure 16. Removing Ray-Vac Energy Filter Bowl
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3.
Check the Finger Screen (at rear of Hydro-Timer)
If it is clogged, use the following steps to clear:
a. Grasp and hold the Hydro-Timer while you
unscrew the Finger Screen Case.
b. Remove the Finger Screen and rinse it off.
c. Place the Finger Screen back into its case
and tighten onto the Hydro-Timer.
4.
At the pool equipment pad, turn the valve handle
until pressure gauge reads according to the chart
for your cleaner hose length (see Table 2).
5.
If the Ray-Vac sticks in an obstacle (i.e. corners,
ladders, skimmers, etc.) it is possible to increase
the pull out by changing the backup jet size.
a. Remove Jet "A" from its holder and place it
in the discharge hole "B."
b. Use a flat head screwdriver to turn the tab
under the locking tab "C."
Note: Jet "A" is not available is some systems.
Figure 17. Cleaning Finger Screen
Length of hose
between wall
fitting and nose
of Ray-Vac
21' 5"
24' 5"
27' 5"
30' 5"
33' 5"
Pressure
Setting on
Gauge
18 psi
19 psi
20 psi
21 psi
22 psi
Table 2. Ray-Vac Pressure Settings
NOTE: Information in this table is a "guideline" only.
A
B
Figure 18. Changing Backup Jet Size
C
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SECTION 7.
Troubleshooting
7A. Troubleshooting
Problem
Pool Cleaner
stalls in corner.
Cause
Corner restricting movement of
Ray-Vac.
Nose caster wheel jammed with debris.
Increase backup.
Solution
No adjustment needed. Wait until backup jet pulls
unit out of the corner.
Clean or replace.
See instructions under Speed Adjustment.
Pool Cleaner
stalls in skimmer.
Skimmer opening is larger than
Ray-Vac.
No adjustment needed. Wait until backup jet pulls
unit out of corner.
Add optional skimmer guard.
See instructions under Speed Adjustment.
Increase backup.
Cleaner stops
moving.
Filter system off.
Unit in backup cycle.
Dirty Finger Screen or Energy Filter.
Hole in hose.
Backup Hydro-Timer releasing most
of the water out of the discharge hole.
Transporter jet plugged.
Check time clock.
Set to Normal operation.
Clean Finger Screen or Energy Filter.
Replace defective hose.
Replace defective backup jet gear assembly.
Debris chamber full.
Finger Screen, Energy Filter, main
filter, or filter pump strainer is dirty.
Insufficient speed.
Hole in hose.
Water in head float.
Pressure gauge has false reading.
Clean chamber.
Clean as necessary.
Hose tangles.
Debris chamber full.
Cleaner moves too slowly.
Feed hose too long.
Frozen swivels.
Bent or irregular hose.
Water in head float.
Floatation incorrect.
Clean chamber.
Speed up cleaner by increasing pressure to cleaner.
Recheck hose length.
Check and/or replace swivels.
Straighten or replace hose.
Replace defective head float.
See "Hose Length adjustment" section.
Dirt accumulates
near main drain.
Insufficient suction on the main drain.
Reset suction so at least 50% of the circulation water
is sucked from the main drain.
Increase running time of the cleaner by adjusting
time clock to operate longer.
Finger Screen is
often found dirty.
Energy Filter element is damaged.
Debris is passing by main filter.
Valve to Ray-Vac was not closed.
Check Energy Filter element and replace if necessary
Main filter element damaged. Replace as necessary.
Close valve to Ray-Vac before cleaning the main
filter.
Cleaner beaches on
top step.
Insufficient water above top step.
Cleaner needs a minimum of 5" of water to operate
properly.
Cleaner stops on
main drain.
Too much suction through main filter.
Reset suction on main drain.
Cleaner tangles in
ladder.
Ladder/skimmer guard not installed.
Install optional ladder/skimmer guard.
Cleaner moves
very slowly.
Cleaner is not operating long enough.
Clean or replace the transporter jet.
Increase speed by increasing pressure to cleaner.
Replace defective hose.
Replace defective head float.
Replace pressure gauge
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SECTION 8.
Exploded Views
8A. Hose
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8B. Heads
1.
Gunite Head
Page 13
2.
Vinyl Liner/Fiberglass Head
LIMITED WARRANTY
Jandy®
Thank you for purchasing
pool and spa products. Jandy Pool Products, Inc. warrants all parts to be free
from manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of retail
purchase, with the following exceptions:
• AquaLink® RS units installed with Jandy Surge Protection Kits will be covered for two years.
• NeverLube® valves are warranted for the life of pool and/or spa on which they were originally installed.
TM
• AquaPure Electronic Chlorine Generator Electrolytic Cells carry a 5 year limited warranty on a prorated basis.
This warranty is limited to the first retail purchaser, is not transferable, and does not apply to products that have
been moved from their original installation sites. The liability of Jandy Pool Products, Inc. shall not exceed the
repair or replacement of defective parts and does not include any costs for labor to remove and reinstall the
defective part, transportation to or from the factory, and any other materials required to make the repair. This
warranty does not cover failures or malfunctions resulting from the following:
1. Failure to properly install, operate or maintain the product(s) in accordance with our published Installation,
Operation and Maintenance Manuals provided with the product(s).
2. The workmanship of any installer of the product(s).
3. Not maintaining a proper chemical balance in your pool and/or spa [pH level between 7.2 and 7.8, Total
Alkalinity (TA) between 80 to 120 ppm, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) less than 2000 not including salt ppm].
4. Abuse, alteration, accident, fire, flood, lightning, rodents, insects, negligence or acts of God.
5. Scaling, freezing, or other conditions causing inadequate water circulation.
6. Operating the product(s) at water flow rates outside the published minimum and maximum specifications.
7. Use of non-factory authorized parts or accessories in conjunction with the product(s).
8. Chemical contamination of combustion air or improper use of sanitizing chemicals, such as introducing
sanitizing chemicals upstream of the heater and cleaner hose or through the skimmer.
9. Overheating; incorrect wire runs; improper electrical supply; collateral damage caused by failure of O-Rings,
DE grids, or cartridge elements; or damage caused by running the pump with insufficient quantities of water.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
This is the only warranty given by Jandy Pool Products, Inc. No one is authorized to make any other warranties
on behalf of Jandy Pool Products, Inc. THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND MERCHANTABILITY. JANDY POOL PRODUCTS, INC. EXPRESSLY
DISCLAIMS AND EXCLUDES ANY LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR
PUNITIVE DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary by state or province.
H0555000B
WARRANTY CLAIMS:
For prompt warranty consideration, contact your dealer and provide the following information: proof of purchase,
model number, serial number and date of installation. The installer will contact the factory for instructions
regarding the claim and to determine the location of the nearest designated service center. If the dealer is not
available, you can locate a service center in your area by visiting www.jandy.com or by calling our technical
support department at (707) 776-8200 extension 260. All returned parts must have a Returned Material
Authorization number to be evaluated under the terms of this warranty.
Jandy Pool Products, Inc.
6000 Condor Drive • Moorpark, CA USA 93021 • 707.776.8200 • Fax 707.763.7785
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