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    Tell Us About Your Avatar!

    My wonderful golden retriever, Clyde, was more porpoise than dog. He could not stand a moment out of the pool. As long as we were swimming he was in the water with us. He lived a short 10 years. Still miss him.
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    Gunite Shoot finally occurred today FEEDBACK PLS

    One more thing, spring for the best plaster you can afford and really like because every time you look in the water you'll really appreciate that you went with what you liked the most. If you're going to be there a while (15 to 20 years ) the extra whatever it was will be worth it. At night...
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    Gunite Shoot finally occurred today FEEDBACK PLS

    I only have one piece of advice. Make sure when they fill they bring the largest tankers for water or a very reliable source. On our recent re plastering they brought a small tanker and he had to go and refill three times. Even though the hose was kept on while he went to reload it left 3...
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    Raypak: “Rollout SW Open”

    We have had 3 Raypak gas heaters and had problems with the roll out switch from the beginning. Every time the wind blew in just the right way it would blow it out and we had to get it replaced. They installed the tall stack on it and that solved the problem. Take a look at this video on you...
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    New Raypak heater made in 2018, installed 4 weeks ago

    I'm sorry this previous message went where it was not suppose to go.
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    New Raypak heater made in 2018, installed 4 weeks ago

    We have had 3 Raypak gas heaters and had problems with the roll out switch from the beginning. Every time the wind blew in just the right way it would blow it out and we had to get it replaced. They installed the tall stack on it and that solved the problem. Take a look at this video on you...
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    New Raypak heater made in 2018, installed 4 weeks ago

    Here' s how it went. I followed your suggestion and in a casual manner I told him that in the process of trying to figure out what was going on with the heater I started to read various articles and many said to look at the serial number and model. Then I told him that I checked it out and...
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    New pool build Design help and ideas

    That looks really nice, I'm sure your pool will turn out beautiful!
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    Heater Plumbing suggestions

    You're welcome will be glad to send more if it helps you in anyway. If you have not purchased the heater I found out that from 2019 forward they are equipped with Protek Shield. This extends the life of the heater.
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    New Raypak heater made in 2018, installed 4 weeks ago

    This new knowledge is driving me a little crazy. I don't know if I'm being too picky and some advice from cooler heads in this forum may help a lot. We negotiated the pool renovation, replaster etc plus a new Raypak P-M336A-EN-X for our 20,000 gallon pool. Finally was given the go ahead to run...
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    New heater

    Our new Raypak heated our 20,000 gallon pool from 62 to 92 in about 12 hours. ( P - M336A - EN- X)
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    Heater Plumbing suggestions

    I don't know if it helps, but at least you have an idea how this one is set up. A lot depends on the space available. Good luck.
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    Heater Plumbing suggestions

    We just bought a 336A Raypak. First experience is that the contractor installed a heater made in 2018, so I'm not happy cause I'm wondering if he's trying to pull something weird. However the installation requires a bypass valve. and a check valve if you have any kind of chlorinator or SWG. Im...
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    Finally getting a new heater

    If you haven't bought the heater yet make sure you look at the date when it was made. I beleive it's the first 4 numbers of the serial number. We just got a new Raypak and the contractor put in a heater made in Oct 2018. I feel that's pretty fishy.
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    New Re-Plaster...potential REPAIR on Sun Deck

    We just had our pool replastered exactly 3 weeks ago. They had to bust out the gunite floor around all the returns (3) 2 lights, deep end drain and some other things. Also bond coat etc and none of the places ended looking like that. Really think about it because every single time you look at...