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    Upgrade Pentair Easytouch 4 to 8?

    That's fascinating and makes total sense. Any particular reason this seems to be lesser known? I.E. I wonder why there aren't more threads with walkthroughs on hacking the PL/PSL boards. They're 30-50% less expensive than the ET4 and could be a powerful and cheap option for some pools with a...
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    Upgrade Pentair Easytouch 4 to 8?

    Meaning, the software limitations of the Lite are removed; things such as scheduling slot cap at 4, Feature Circuit limits at 2, etc? That's what I assumed the first time, but it seemed wild that jumper could castrate the system this way.
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    Featured SOS spa blower algae

    This looks to me an awful lot like the debris found when running neglected jetted tub. The tubs you'll find in an interior bathroom. It's a thin, opaque film. Much like those listerine tongue strips, for lack of a better example. Does that sound like what your seeing, OP? That junk is...
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    Upgrade Pentair Easytouch 4 to 8?

    OG, I'd love if you could elaborate on this a bit. I'm very intrigued.
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    50+ cracks in day-old Shotcrete.

    Completed plastering. We went with blue quartz and standard white plaster. The quarts is hard to see in the photo; photo was taken at midday. With the pool full, it's a really calming lagoon blue. I don't have any photos of the pool full without half-dressed wife or kids getting in it. So I'll...
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    50+ cracks in day-old Shotcrete.

    Wanted to follow up with an update due to some interest via DM. Figured others would benefit as well. Plaster was completed 8/1/22. Crew did a decent job; we do have some areas to smooth out. Thus far no cracks have telegraphed through the plaster, though of course we still have a couple weeks...
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    Spillway question

    CAgirl8, just to confirm, you only have one pump installed on your system, correct? I can only see one from your photo and only one is shown in your signature. You keep referring to 'the jets' being on. In a shared-body system, you may or may not have a combination of regular returns and true...
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    50+ cracks in day-old Shotcrete.

    Pool builder took a look at it today. He indicated he was relieved after walking the pool, and that it looked better in person than the images showed. Said it wasn't anything he hadn't seen before this time of year. He said if they were larger, they could inject them with epoxy or some other...
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    Second time this has happened, male threaded part on end of filter came off and stuck in tub

    Here's a recent example. The filter was only about 6 months old and we had regularly cleaned it. It was definitely not ready for replacement, but someone managed to bump it and it snapped the male nipple clean off. This is after we pulled it out of the spa. You can see one of the two notches we...
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    50+ cracks in day-old Shotcrete.

    That's a great feeling I'm sure! I noticed you're in a different climate than I am. Frankly, I'm suspicious the hot weather had a lot to do with it. The Shotcrete was light grey within hours of being applied. This is also probably why our builder brushed it off - he sees it all year long. 🤷‍♂️
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    50+ cracks in day-old Shotcrete.

    I'm not sure that's a variable in this case. It was a ready/site mix truck. Square bodied. The concrete was mixed real-time as it came out of the shoot wet, into the Shotcrete crews pump trailer.
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    50+ cracks in day-old Shotcrete.

    The foreman who ran the nozzle was very experienced. I'm unsure of the other laborers. None of them seemed new. But that's of course hard to really know. I can't recall the psi, but the foreman was proud of their applications. It was in the high thousands, like 5-8k unless I'm mistaken. The...
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    Second time this has happened, male threaded part on end of filter came off and stuck in tub

    I agree with everything RD has suggested. But if it makes you feel better, we have also found the tall filters in those Jacuzzi tubs are especially prone to snapping at the union just due to the form factor. They are so tall, there is a lot of leverage with even a small amount of horizontal...