Solarcon is a solar controller repair business which specializes in the repair of most Heliotrope General and Independent Energy products.
Also available are several types of solar sensors, and Sunspool/HG Spool drain down valve o-ring and check ball kits. Heliotrope General has closed their doors forever in Spring Valley CA after a tragic fire back on January 11, 2000. Heliotrope Pool is also out of business as well. As a former employee with over 17 years of FACTORY EXPERIENCE in repairing the multitude of often confusing variations of controllers, I am pleased to be the authority for repair of products manufactured by the former Heliotrope General. REPAIR IS ALWAYS THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE OPTION for your defective solar controller or Flo-Verter valve. A new replacement pool controller is especially expensive and runs well over $200.00. For example, I repair the HM-4000A, B, or C versions for only $65.00. Because Heliotrope used to manufacture so many models and product lines, repair is the only option for many installations. We can also repair many Independent Energy (Goldline) controllers including the C-35 and popular C-30. Please call or email for other manufacturer's controllers.
Solarcon offers flat rate repair fees. These flat rates include all parts and labor. Return shipping on most controllers is $13.40 or less, usually by Priority Mail 2-3 day service. My average turnaround time is 2-3 working days. Some components that are not bad but sometimes fail with age are routinely replaced also at no extra charge to extend the controller life.
I recently acquired a used DTT-84 controller in good condition. Please inquire if interested.
DTT-84/94 Temp Trak II
A WORD ABOUT LEAKING SUNSPOOL/HG-SPOOL VALVES
The most common failure in the drain down valve is a continual leaking out of the drain tube while in the drain mode or position. This is caused by either the check ball inside port #4 failing, or a leaking O-ring. The most common cause by far is a failure of the check ball. Unfortunately there is no way to determine which of these is at fault without replacing the O-rings and/or check ball assembly. Solarcon sells O-ring kits and check ball kits on our "Flo-Verter & Drain Down" page. Please click on the page link above. We do not have any other parts for, nor do we repair the drain down valve.
DRAIN DOWN VALVE COMPONENTS