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    Submerged Equipment. Thanks Sally!

    All good. It was exact same model I purchased last month when built. Pentair 011056. Just swapped out the electrical half and all is operating normally. Intellivalves seem to be fine as well as IC40. Salt dropped from 3200 to 1900. I guess 20+ inches of rain will do that. Will try heat pump...
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    Submerged Equipment. Thanks Sally!

    Recap New pool installed just in time to have hurricane damage! Water level was 3 feet deep. House is on pilings as we are at the beach. Pool pad is elevated. Water was at top of pump key pad after power went out. Down here now cleaning up. Power back on this afternoon. There was no water...
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    Submerged Equipment. Thanks Sally!

    Thanks ND. Fortunately it should be majority fresh water as it was from roof run off and from street flooding. I am going to try and pickup an Intelliflo pump to take with me just in case.
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    Submerged Equipment. Thanks Sally!

    Pool was finished week before Labor Day. We enjoyed for 1 week. It is a beach/second home In Navarre Beach, FL. Took quite a hit last night. My neighbor said about 2-3 feet of water. My pad is elevated but he said pump was completely submerged. Based upon description of water height, my...
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    New Pool FL Panhandle/Fiberglass in sand/Starts 6/29/20

    Finally getting to see some light light at the end of tunnel. Last week they poured the concrete collar to secure pool and pilings. Equipment is installed and pumps are running. About 2” of sand in bottom of pool at it was filled with 3/4 water for 30 days. Lots of calcium hypochlorite to clear...
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    New Pool Katy, Texas

    The coping looks great. Mine is being installed this week. What edge do you have on your coping? From the pictures it doesn’t look like bullnose. Is it an eased edge?
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    My New Pool in SCHERTZ, TX - Started Digging ***

    Just an add on about preparing for an eventual heater/chiller. My pad is built 18” above the sand. Is it about 40“x60”. When the pump and CC420 filter were on it, it looked spacious. They put my Ultra Temp 120 HC on it this weekend and it took up a chunk of space. Aside from the pre-piping...
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    Travertine Spillway Dissolving During Acid Startup On New Plaster Pool

    Boy am I glad I saw this post! My travertine coping/deck is being installed this week and due to all the delays I was just going to have them cut a piece of travertine for the spillway. Now I won’t. Any suggestions for the most appropriate piece of stone for a spillway?
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    Large travertine paver pattern question

    craigP. Thanks for post. I am fine with the 12x24. I will do a standard 50% offset from row to row. I made up some computers models and that was the best looking. Also considered a 25% offset and a chevron style. My pool deck is rectangular but a free form pool. Hopefully it will turn out well -...
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    Pool deck experience with hot concrete pavers

    craigP It is the shell beige that is shown in the NPT hardscapes catalog as limestone. When we went to view it in full sun at the distributor last week, it looked even whiter/brighter. It is a second home so I am not there all the time. They are installing the coping some time this week. Due to...
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    Pool deck experience with hot concrete pavers

    I was having this same concern as our pool (when completed) is completely in the sun with zero shade. I really did not like any of the choices of the Belgard pavers. Add to that the availabilty was difficult and could be 4-6 weeks. I wanted as close to white or beige as I could get. While it is...
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    Large travertine paver pattern question

    Looks like they will be pouring the concrete collar for my pool deck next week. Total size of pool deck is 24' x 64' less the pool (freeform, about 500 square feet). Due to delays and availability, we choose to go with the 24" x 24" travertine (shell beige)that we could get now. This limits me...
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    IntelliCenter wireless remote

    Happy 4th! My pool will be completed in the next couple of weeks. I am undecided on the wireless remote unit. How difficult is it to connect/install if I decided to add later?
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    New Pool FL Panhandle/Fiberglass in sand/Starts 6/29/20

    Never owned or had a pool installed, so this should be an adventure. Imagine Pools (fiberglass) Brilliant 40' in Reef Blue. It is a free-form pool/spa combo approximately 16' x 40'. Since I am across from the ocean, it added some FEMA complexity. Contractor will install 8" pilings in proximity...