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    Why we love our back yard :-)

    Bought our house 10 yrs ago, our landscaping is finally filling in!
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    May I be the first to officially hate you! Absolutely gorgeous setup there.
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    Thanks Mod Squad - you outta see the plumbing! The side of my house looks like a water treatment plant!

    ....And this is why I'm so reluctant to cut that chuck out of the concrete deck plate to fix the broken skimmer! (see yesterday's post)

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    Re: Why we love our back yard :-)

    I think I love your back yard too!
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    I just realized... the Pooch is also in the 2nd photo...LOL.
    Leave it up to old Darby to poo, poolside!!

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    Can you post a picture of our plumbing system?

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    Sure - can you give me a few days though.....i'm in the middle of a pump upgrade and I have some rework to do first!
    I promise i'll get back to you when I get through these leakage problems i'm having!

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    Re: Why we love our back yard :-)

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous backyard! I'm definitely inspired.
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    That's fantastic! I love the privacy.

    Our neighbors don't have a solar cover or any clue what they're doing so we don't often have to worry about them being out when we are >

    I'll bet their average water temp has been in the lower 70s. I once heard them shouting about how cold it was. They have no solar cover, no heater and full sun until only 3-4pm.
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    Lucky dog. . .
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    Re: Why we love our back yard :-)

    Beautiful and tropical

    What is that little ducky-w/sunglasses-thingie in the pool?
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    Great attention to detail, Butterfly! Well – would you know I actually don’t even like that Chlorine dispenser (it doesn’t match the theme of the pool much). The only reason I use it is because the amount of chlorine it holds. Once the water temp gets above 86 degrees, it seems to eat up chlorine real fast… that silly looking duck holds about 8 of those giant hockey pucks.

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    Nathan
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    As per WaterFalcon's request, here's a couple photos of my plumbing system.
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    Diagram 2.
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    Diagram 3.
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    Great, Thanks. How much are in your solar panels. What is typical temp in and out when you use them?

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    I meant how much area are in your panels

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    Re: Why we love our back yard :-)

    Here's the diagram of the layout plan I drafted before I installed my solar panels.

    On days where it's 90F outside, i'll usually see an increase of about 4 degrees over 3-4 hours of running the pump.
    On days where it's 100F + outside, i'll usually see an increase of about 6 degrees over 3-4 hours of running the pump.
    There's many variables that make up the real outcome though. More surface area + more sunshine + more cubic feet moved = more heat.
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