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    Two Fiberstar lights - good for parts - yours for the asking

    Hi Mike, sorry to say I've sent them to the bin.
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    Two Fiberstar lights - good for parts - yours for the asking

    Thanks kimkats. I'm going to hold onto these until the end of July, and if I don't hear from anyone, away they will go. Thank you!
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    New England 2019 equipment upgrade project - feedback please!

    A nice photo-op night this evening, windy and 80 degrees, as the weather blows in....
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    Two Fiberstar lights - good for parts - yours for the asking

    Just removed two 2002 Fiberstar lights from my setup - they are beat up but still functioning. These are the color wheel devices. If anyone is interested in these for parts, etc. drop me a line and for the cost of packing/shipping they can be yours. Although they are quite heavy, but maybe...
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    New England 2019 equipment upgrade project - feedback please!

    Thanks, very cool. I'll be happy to get the thing to 73 or so, never mind 90! Definitely going to do solar cover this year. Off to research solar pool panels/controllers now, I've got the bug!
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    New England 2019 equipment upgrade project - feedback please!

    Thank you for that. Propane runs about $3/gallon here, and I understand produces about 91,000 BTUs, although perhaps the real world number is lower (not sure how much). If 15 gallons of propane (say $45-$50) brings the pool up 5 degrees, that seems tolerable in some circumstances, eg early...
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    New England 2019 equipment upgrade project - feedback please!

    Thanks Fuldo - great tips across the board. Set on VS and DE, the tip on plumbing a DE drain is a great reminder, thank you for that. Missing that currently, will save some time. On SWG, I think I'm going to hold off and stick with chlorine. Love the water feel factor with SWG, but can...
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    New England 2019 equipment upgrade project - feedback please!

    That's what the heating scenario here would be - episodic. I'm sure with propane it will cost lots of $$$ per degree raised, maybe unrealistically so. Haven't done the math, but assume raising 26,000 gallons of water + 5 degrees (for example) is a lot of BTUs. That said, on a nice weekend in...
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    New England 2019 equipment upgrade project - feedback please!

    Jimmy, thank you. There is a lot of southern exposure/solar potential here, separate from the pool I am looking at a PV project. Hadn't thought of a pool-specific system, will dig into it. Thanks for the tip.
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    New England 2019 equipment upgrade project - feedback please!

    Thanks Thurston, will aim to post some pics when possible (ie when I find some or take some new ones. Right now its a snowy sculpture. And also dark out at the moment!
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    New England 2019 equipment upgrade project - feedback please!

    Thank you Maddie, this is very helpful. We have been chlorinating with tablets historically, but SLAM'd just before close and used liquid bleach. Yes! VS pump for sure. Also a DE cartridge filter. Although locally, there are far more sand filters used, we have a million of the Hayward...
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    New England 2019 equipment upgrade project - feedback please!

    Greetings TFP people, Thanks to all those who share their knowledge here. Going into my third season as a pool owner, increasingly self-sufficient thanks to what I've read on TFP! Two years ago I moved into a home here in the woods of western Massachusetts with a circa 2003 inground...