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    Exposed rebar and plumbing after gunite

    The exposed areas on the exterior of the pool can be patched or repaired with concrete with a bonding agent and are not that big of a deal. The entire gaps need to be sealed. I would then request a waterproof agent by applied to those areas on the exterior. This will get backfilled so not...
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    Coping Repair - What to use?

    The primary repair should just use Sand Mix and maybe a little bonding agent additive. The mix should be like cookie dough kind of dry and crumbly - not wet. This is what the original install was and the spacing between the stones. The back side seems to be some type of grout or epoxy...
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    Frreze Damage to Pool Plaster

    This happens in New England from time to time. The fix is to grind out the bad or loose area and apply some new plaster. You can color blend the best you can - as it will never look perfect. Add a bonding agent to your plaster patch and again the area needs to be ground up with an angle...
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    Need a Pool Cover, advice please.

    Get a leaf net for storms or fall if you have leaves. They work great. Can install over a solar cover if you want to capture leaves etc.
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    Best Safety Cover Brand in Canada

    I use the Pro Mesh from GLI.
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    Info on vintage Stainless Mitra Pac Fab Stainless Filter

    Can someone tell me which port - lower or upper is the suction and return on this filter. We are building a portable pump/ vac system using this filter. Thanks in advance.
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    Smoothing rough plaster....empty pool

    This is the tool you want. Water driven pool polisher Runs off a 4300 psi pressure washer. Invented by Bruce Torrance at Coyote Pool Products but some places sell them online. Was thinking of buying one and renting it out.
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    Help finding Pentair Valve Actuator (longer screws)

    I need to find some of the longer screws for attaching the actuator to the three way valve body *Pentair valves. Have plenty of the shorter screws but none of the longer ones... Have not tried regular sheet metal screws or machine screws. The screws, set of 4 is being sold for $28 on Amazon...
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    Acid wash on pebble finish

    No real problem with the lower ph other than it will rot out your equipment faster but if you want a smooth finish it must be polished with a diamond polisher. The tool you want or need to get a perfect finish is a water driven by a 4300PSI pressure washer with a special grinder/polisher head...
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    Easytouch Solar or any connection that will enable/ disable 120v feed?

    Spoke to pentair and Jim and James were right but will connect to elect heater port on the et board ie low voltage wire from relay to elect heater port. will write up this week and report back. I sometimes need to hear the same thing a few times till I get it. thanks
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    Screenlogic Setup

    would expect that spa is your normal spa pump speed... I use 2400 normally then high would be above that day 3200 to 3400 if you like more pressure from the jets and like to burn electricity. Just needs to be adjusted.
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    Easytouch Solar or any connection that will enable/ disable 120v feed?

    The wood boiler has a control with a set point- normally set to 180 degrees w. a 10 degree low point. It has a damper that shuts when it reaches temp then opens when its 10 below. It has 380 gallons of water that is used to transfer the heat. It is connected to the pool heat exchanger...
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    Easytouch Solar or any connection that will enable/ disable 120v feed?

    The heat exchanger is a shell and tube and run off an outdoor wood furnace using hot water. Have been running this system for 7 years with no problems but I am the one with the on/ off button. Pump is a Taco 009
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    Easytouch Solar or any connection that will enable/ disable 120v feed?

    Yes I want the pump to turn on and off when ENABLED at set points. So I do not whnt it running all the time - ideally just when I enable a circuit or want to turn the heater ON. Then once the say spa temp reaches 100 degrees turn it off when it drops to 95 degrees turn it on. Right now I just...