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    Heater for Spa

    Thanks. I'll know what to shop for. It turns out the gas company only did part of what they were supposed to -- the were giving me an estimate on tank size and bury and run to the pergola for the grills. They did not disconnect the heater.
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    Heater for Spa

    Maybe 500 - that's certainly on the high side - gallons. Honestly, we've never used it much -- mostly kids hang out with the bubbles and generally don't ask for heat. I would imagine at the most a 25 degree rise would be fine - in 15 minutes-ish.
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    Heater for Spa

    Are the inst-hots worth looking at?
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    Best place to buy a new filter?

    I have a 150 cartridge, which I have learned is far too small for our pool. I'm looking at at least 500. I started receiving Dohenny catalogs and it triggered my interest and need. I'm getting our heater removed, today and will have much more space on the pad for the large filter. Is...
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    Heater for Spa

    I'm having the gas company remove the old propane heater, today. While it can heat the pool, based on valve position, I only need it for the spa. I don't need the horsepower for the whole pool. Could I use one designed for an above ground pool?
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    I have no need for TFP!

    Yeah, you read that right. I have no need for TFP. Three and a half years ago I ran across this site by complete accident. I struggled to get and keep my pool clean and clear. I was yo-yoing every year -- green-blue-green-blue... After reading and reading and asking and reading...
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    Just got a pellet grill - looking for grilling and smoking suggestions

    I made one from a roll on reflectix insulation -- like the sun screen in cars. In Florida, we only have to worry about it for about a month of the year.
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    Walked by it -- still blue -- robot still robotting -- swg still swging. Dipped my foot in - still chilly. Chems are steady.
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    Unpaid Endorsement of TFP Membership

    Update: Based on advice over the last year or so, I moved to SWG and a robot. To add on to my previous endorsement, not only have I saved money, I have saved SO MUCH time. I am doing almost nothing to maintain the pool. My 14 year old maintains the robot. My 17 year checks the chems about...
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    Pool maintenance is year round -- it's pretty easy in the Florida Winter, which is more like Spring everywhere else. I've only had to reduce swg output.
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    Reduce output when it's cold?

    For those of us who live in the warmer climates, but does get cold (Cooler?), I've noticed a jump in FC. So, I lowered the output. Normal? I've read some about the conductivity of cold and warm water. However, we're not talking really cold water here in Central Florida.
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    Best way to get water sample?

    Thanks - I was WAY overthinking it.
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    Best way to get water sample?

    Anyone using a gizmo to get water below the surface, other than reaching down? I've seen some deep water collector -- seems pricey for a long ladle.
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    Just got a pellet grill - looking for grilling and smoking suggestions

    Brisket is my nemesis. I don't think I've ever eaten one the same day I start. I never time it right -- NEVER!
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    Just got a pellet grill - looking for grilling and smoking suggestions

    Reminds me of the episode of The Simpsons, when Homer buys Marge a bowling ball with HOMER inscribed on it.