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    Bobby (My Pool)

    Bobby from the front:


    Bobby from the back:


    Bobby from the side:


    Bobby's "mechanics":


    Hey, you can see the drain:
    (Bobby's insecure)
    Last edited by ThinkPad; 07-22-2014 at 02:54 PM. Reason: corrected "he" to
    Bobby (my pool)
    18,000 gallon in ground/white plaster
    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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    Re: Bobby (My Pool)

    I'm so confused right now. You named your pool Bobby? Is there a story behind this? I imagine so...and I'm curious...

    Anywho, I can sure see Bobby's drain.

    I'm also curious about the armor around bobby's motor...
    IG gunite/plaster pool/spa Started 1/17/14, Plastered 5/16/14
    Size: 12'-21'x39' free form, depth ranging from 4' to 7, attached 6 person spa with spillover.
    Equipment: Whisperflo 2hp pump, Pentair 30" sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU heater, 1hp Whisperflo for waterfalls, and a blower for spa floor

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    Re: Bobby (My Pool)

    I named Bobby because of this.

    The armor was there when I moved in. The sprinkler pump has the same cover over it. It's to make the pump less of an eye sore. If the pump motor produced a lot of heat, I would be concerned about it, but it does not produce a lot of heat.
    Bobby (my pool)
    18,000 gallon in ground/white plaster
    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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    Re: Bobby (My Pool)

    haha, I was expecting a little less sanity than that. Is bobby short for hayward?

    armor: I wonder if someone had a dog.... I had a buddy whose dog managed to destroy an HVAC unit with his jaws of death.
    IG gunite/plaster pool/spa Started 1/17/14, Plastered 5/16/14
    Size: 12'-21'x39' free form, depth ranging from 4' to 7, attached 6 person spa with spillover.
    Equipment: Whisperflo 2hp pump, Pentair 30" sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU heater, 1hp Whisperflo for waterfalls, and a blower for spa floor

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    Re: Bobby (My Pool)

    No, Bobby is not short for Hayward. Hayward is my old pool cleaner, lol.

    Well, I did find a dog toy right under some dirt in the backyard...But I honestly think it is there because my landlord likes the house to look nice (this house is a rental). He is always improving aspects of the house.
    Bobby (my pool)
    18,000 gallon in ground/white plaster
    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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    Re: Bobby (My Pool)

    Bobby sure looks cool!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Bobby (My Pool)

    Thanks!

    I have another picture of Bobby that was added to the slideshow:
    Last edited by ThinkPad; 07-25-2014 at 07:17 AM. Reason: added picture
    Bobby (my pool)
    18,000 gallon in ground/white plaster
    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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    Re: Bobby (My Pool)

    That's a good name for a pool "Bobby". Going to name my pool "Jimmy" after the Seinfeld character. You know..."Jimmy doesn't like bugs in his water!"..."Jimmy likes big waves!"..."Jimmy doesn't like to be too cold!"..."Jimmy likes to be a Trouble Free Pool!"

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    Re: Bobby (My Pool)

    Jimmy is a good name. Anything ending with "y" seems to work great, lol.
    Bobby (my pool)
    18,000 gallon in ground/white plaster
    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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    Re: Bobby (My Pool)

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcarcrazy View Post
    I'm so confused right now. You named your pool Bobby? Is there a story behind this? I imagine so...and I'm curious...

    Anywho, I can sure see Bobby's drain.

    I'm also curious about the armor around bobby's motor...
    My mom said that our landlord actually installed the covers a year after we moved in. I never noticed. Our landlord said that water was getting into the sprinkler pump motor, or rusting it. She couldn't remember exactly. I guess he thought that the pool pump was also at risk.

    I assumed it was for looks, because the deck it sits on, and the return jet pipe are painted the same color. Our pool deck, driveway, and air conditioner deck are also painted. Our landlord has been improving the aesthetics of the house constantly throughout the past years we've lived here.

    I would also like to add this picture which has been added to the slideshow on the homepage:
    Bobby (my pool)
    18,000 gallon in ground/white plaster
    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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    Re: Bobby (My Pool)

    This is my pool after adding borates:
    http://s28.postimg.org/uu2mwoc4t/20150623_170457.jpg

    I didn't even put the full amount of borates in, either!
    Bobby (my pool)
    18,000 gallon in ground/white plaster
    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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