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    Acid pump options - DIY - Stenner - or? (settled on Pentair Acid Tank w/Pump)

    Power Supply: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005CLCJA6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 As for scheduling there's no reason to have it run every hour. I run mine once per day
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    Acid pump options - DIY - Stenner - or? (settled on Pentair Acid Tank w/Pump)

    I wouldn't buy a Pentair controller but instead just get a cheap power supply off Amazon and run the pump off a relay. Then you basically turn the iph into a Stenner style pump that is way more reliable
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    gunite

    Those two guys said it perfectly👍
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    New Build in Central Texas - Patio Build Out

    After the heater but before the chlorine feeder. If you only have a SWG then you don't need the check valve. Moving the conduit shouldn't cause any issues.
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    New Build in Central Texas - Patio Build Out

    You don't have a heater so it doesn't matter where your check valve is... you don't even need one there. As for the light I would just get it as best as possible and contour the plaster to make it look like it was supposed to be that way
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    gunite

    Hammer out the floor and dig until you hit solid ground. Backfill with gravel and compact very well. Add new rebar and tie it into the existing shell and rebar - be sure to have this engineered and site inspected. Shoot 10-12" of shotcrete then replaster the pool. It might actually be...
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    Skimmer plumbed wrong

    Your pool is finished and filled now? That return pipe looks like it got buried because the seat in front of it interfered. If the pool is actually finished then i would leave it be, if the pool is not finished then definitely correct it. They'll probably need to raise that seat height to...
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    Why Colored Plaster Turns White

    Kim doesn't have feet, they're more of what I would refer to as hooves
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    Retrofit Pentair Microbrite to IG gunite pool

    A jackhammer is preferred since it leaves the surface rough and provides more for the concrete filler to adhere to. A core bit leaves a smooth hole that isn't much bigger than the pipe which makes a solid patch challenging.
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    Questions about deck repainting and acid washing.

    It should be or use diluted acid since that wouldn't be a big deal when it gets into the water
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    Questions about deck repainting and acid washing.

    Ok, I thought you were referring to an actual Cool Deck coating. These surfaces are normally a spray on material that use specialized equipment. Since its basically repainting then the standard prep should apply. Clean it well, acid wash if necessary or TSP, pressure wash, etc...
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    Questions about deck repainting and acid washing.

    Painting over a Cool Deck? I don't believe that type of surface is designed to accept paint
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    Exposed Rebar in New Pool/Spa

    That's a terribly sloppy job. It should have this type of finish
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    Exposed Rebar in New Pool/Spa

    I guess I'm feeling a little verbose today🤣