Recent content by drogers

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    Manual slatted PVC covers in the US?

    do you know anyone who sells slatted auto covers in the US for existing pools?
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    Manual slatted PVC covers in the US?

    Hey all, I’ve been searching and searching for someone that sells a European style slatted cover in the US, and all I e been able to find is some expensive automatics that definitely won’t work on an old existing pool. Anyone know of someone who sells something like this here?
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    looking at a house with fiberglass pool

    Snagged a pic of it today. How long do fiberglass pools generally last before needing to be replaced/lined/whatever?
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    looking at a house with fiberglass pool

    Hi all, We're looking at a house with an existing fiberglass pool that has a 6-8" crack from the coping down to the waterline. All of my past and current pools have been gunite, so I have no experience at all with fiberglass. We think the pool is roughly 25 years old, and apparently...
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    Externally triggering jandy VSP

    Well, I’ve been a member here for a decade and my sig showed my old pool, so now it matches my current problem. Thanks for any help you can provide!!
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    Externally triggering jandy VSP

    Hi, My old pump died, and it was replaced with a Jandy ePump VSP. I have a heat exchanger hooked up to my AC and pool, and previously when the AC ran it triggered a relay that manually powered the pump. The new pump doesn't run when you simply give it power so I guess I need a way to...
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    Toe kick??

    I'll start a build thread in the next few days, but right now I've ordered the island frame from Big Ridge Outdoor Kitchens and they are welding it right now. What we have picked out so far is here: Marble tile for front/sides, and the subway tile fro the backsplash. The countertops will be...
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    BGE or Gas Grill for Primary??

    I gotta say - I know those are both big investments, but the only right answer is both ;) The egg is a ton of fun, makes great food, and is very versatile. Buuuut, it does have limitations - there isn't room for 30 or 40 burgers, 50 hot dogs, or a dozen ribeyes. It's also just one tool - if...
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    Countertop construction

    Hey all, I'm planning my countertop right now. It will be a skim-coat concrete countertop (using ardex feather-finish), and the test sample I made looked great. What I'm wondering is the makeup of the countertop, as there will be 2 weber kettles suspended from it (a 22.5 pizza kettle and...
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    Cheaper alternative for an Ice bin

    I seriously considered using this sink - 32 Inch Undermount Deep Single Bowl with some extra insulation and a homemade HDPE lid as a drop in cooler. In the end I realized I didn't have the counterspace available, but I wound up using it for my sink anyway. I figure if I ever need to I can...
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    Toe kick??

    Hey all, I've just finished designing and ordering the frames for our BBQ island (went with big ridge - very helpful folks), and a question occurred to me while planning the finish. The front and sides of our island will be covered in a marble subway tile ( Stonegate Subway - Elida...
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    solar pumping options

    The pool is roughly 525 sqft in surface area. I have nothing against putting panels on the east facing portion of the roof as well - just a matter of diminishing returns. Honestly though, this is all starting to sound like way too much of a hassle. For a secondary pump I'll need another...
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    solar pumping options

    Between trees, shrubs, the raised pool deck, and the house, I don't think the unshaded portion of that fence would constitute enough area to make the project worthwhile. I will take some measurements and look into it though...
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    solar pumping options

    I'm buying a new pool (with a house thrown in for free) and I've run into a conundrum. All of the 'prime' roof space on the house will be dedicated to PV (electric) solar, so I've got some challenges in heating the pool as well. There is some roof space on the detached garage that may work...
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    DIY Automation?

    Sounds like the solution to all of my (current) problems is to buy an SL2 board and call pentair for a free update before I install it (will they do that on a 6 year old system?) Then I could use it to program my extra valve etc... Hmm, methinks maybe my PB wanted to curtail my DIY tendencies...