Hoot System Troubleshooting
A primary advantage of a Hoot Aerobic system is its solid state computer that constantly
monitors and controls the system. The system has a number of sensors and it even has
the ability to correct some system faults itself. However, should a failure in the system be
detected, the control panel provides an audible alarm and a light will indicate the
general type of failure.
Before placing a trouble call, there are a few things a home owner can do:
- The first step after a fault occurs is to silence the audible alarm. At this point
it has done its job in alerting you to a problem. Go to the control panel and press the
button labeled "SILENCE ALARM".
- Next, you should note the fault light that is lit. The control panel has a green
light at the top that indicates the system is ok. This light is followed by three red lights
that indicate a system alarm, a water level problem, or an aeration problem. The last amber
light is a low chlorine warning.
- If the fault being reporting is a chlorine warning, simply add two chlorine tables or
the required about of liquid chlorine and the light will go off. If the light continues to
burn, you will need to place a service call.
- Before attempting any repairs or adjustments to the system, you should reset the system.
Near the control center and usually adjacent to the house is the system's electrical disconnect
box. This box will contain either a breaker or a cut-off that you pull out. Only perform this
step when the weather is good and the ground is dry. Disconnect the power, wait ten seconds,
and then reconnect the system. Upon power being restored, the system computer will perform
diagnostics on the system. These diagnostics will take a few seconds. As part of the
diagnostics, the pump will come on and the sprinklers will begin discharging. If
the fault light continues to burn after the system is reset, you should place a service call.
- When reporting system failures, please indicate the fault being reported.