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    concrete around pool lighter from being under winter cover - pics

    So far my gut reaction is to see how the sun and weather fade the difference. Then if all else fails we can have the concrete professionally stained
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    concrete around pool lighter from being under winter cover - pics

    Concrete was not stained - just plain with brushed finish. We did it that way so we'd have hopefully minimum upkeep
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    concrete around pool lighter from being under winter cover - pics

    Anyone ever experience this? The lighter portion around the pool was that under the winter cover. This was after the 2nd winter the pool has seen. We are hoping to fix since it's rather unsightly. Tried 3000PSI pressure washer with very minor improvement. Cover has been off for over a week now...
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    Storing chlorine in deck box outside?

    Hey guys- any issue with storing chlorine in deck box outside? The box should keep most all water out and the chlorine pucks and shock bags are all in buckets. It might get toasty in there. Thanks!
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    gap behind liner around top of inground?

    Hey guys, Pool builder just finished our pool - wend for first swim yesterday! Question - is it normal to have a gap behind the liner at the top above the water line? below waterline liner is flat against steel walls - but above - especially as you get nearer to the liner track - you can...
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    Stainless steel cover lifter?

    Thanks Maddie. I'll stick with the regular
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    Stainless steel cover lifter?

    Anyone know a place to get a stainless cover lifter? I found a couple but they are overseas and won't ship to US. I was going to get the "rock it" lifter off Amazon but I'm afraid after a short time it will rust and mess up cover and stain cement. I'm a new spa owner so please share your...
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    Dolphin Premier vs Maytronic M500 - whats the diff?

    Hey Guys, Can someone explain the difference between the Dolphin Premier robot vs the Maytronics M500? I see they both are made by Maytronics but the Premier does not seem to appear on the Maytronics website - although the M500 is on there with the Dolphin logo. You can't seem to get the M500...
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    Outside breaker box to equipment pad diststance required?

    Yeah that is what I was thinking too. Electrician moved box to one side of pad - hopefully that passes. The inspector did not leave good directions so we'll see!
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    Outside breaker box to equipment pad diststance required?

    Hey guys - county inspector was on site today. Our electrician placed breaker box directly behind equipment pad attached to our siding (about 2' from equipment). Inspection failed because of this. I did not get a chance to talk to the inspector. Anyone have idea why box can't be behind pad...
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    Vinyl pool concrete coping price = ?

    Hey Kim, We are in NE Ohio. They aren't the only gig in town but we are so close to start date it would be hard to change. Originally we were going with aluminum coping but later decided we like concrete look better
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    Vinyl pool concrete coping price = ?

    Thanks Kim. Problem is we are kinda limited to using this guy. I just hope to get idea if is a fair price. I may try to negotiate just a little if his price seems high. I want to get a fair deal. I know it is somewhat dependent on location - - so hopefully a few people can post what they paid...
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    Vinyl pool concrete coping price = ?

    Hey guys - we are looking to get concrete coping for our 18x44 pool - it is just plain concrete no pattern or anything... total length around the pool is about 130 ft. The concrete contractor estimates $2500 for just the coping. That is $19-20/ft coping - is this decent price? He says price...
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    Landscape lighting transformer - SPA RATED - low wattage option?

    True... I did say that. For some reason I was thinking 10' or less still... I'll double check distances after pool is built and if >5' is good to go
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    Landscape lighting transformer - SPA RATED - low wattage option?

    Our local code refers to NEC 2014. From what I find online about 2014 they allow lighting within 5' of the pool if the voltage is less than 15V, you use UL or other listed fixtures, and use spa/pool rated transformer. Vista unit still seems good or maybe that Pentair... wish there was something...