Recent content by Haymarket

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    Weekly PH Rise Question

    Liquid bleach. As soon as the SWGs went on, the PH started rising much more quickly, a very drastic change.
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    Weekly PH Rise Question

    I have a massive PH rise weekly since we turned on the SWGs. I am adding 2-3 gallons weekly, up from a half a gallon prior to the SWG turn on. TA is about 70, CYA is 60. New plaster, but the big jump started as soon as the SWGs were turned on. This is getting to be a pain and expensive to keep...
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    Spa Vs Stand Alone Hot Tub? Help! Save my marriage.

    Integrated looks great and is easy to jump in straight out of the pool. Otherwise, a stand alone beats it in all areas. It is always hot. Cheaper to heat. More comfortable. More jets. Do you really want to be in the middle of winter (when a hot tub is best) and have to think ahead to turn on the...
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    Excavating problems.. who is responsible?

    I think the PB is way out of bounds to ask for more. That happened to my pool too....and the PB ate it, as they should. They said it happens pretty regularly on builds, but I never thought for a second I would have to pay more, and neither did they.
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    Newbie: Is this is an umbrella sleeve?

    I have an umbrella sleeve that looks exactly the same...which we haven't opened yet, but it is impossible to move by hand and is underwater. Is there a tool designed to open that type of cap? I think a wrench would destroy the cap.
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    Pool size help!

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    Baja Shelf Depth

    One more thing...you will need the "Deep" version of Ledge Lounger for that depth. The standard one is not made for that depth.
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    Baja Shelf Depth

    We built ours at 14”, and think much shallower would not be good. It’s about perfect for hanging out in or out of chairs on the ledge.
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    Pool size help!

    I don’t think so. We just filled our new 20x50 Gothic Design, and my wife and I were just saying how we are glad we went big and wouldn’t want it any smaller. I think you go as big as you can...I haven’t ever heard someone wish they had built a smaller pool.
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    Plastering while drizzling

    No rain today...it’s like Christmas around here to get done.
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    Plastering while drizzling

    Thanks, they ended up delaying until tomorrow. I hope your goes well.
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    Plastering while drizzling

    Nice, we were set to plaster this morning too (Northern Virginia), and have the same drizzle and haven't heard either way...hopefully we get a group that will tarp it.
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    Sunstone Pearl feel...St. Lucia Pearl color opinion?

    Okay, plaster coming tomorrow. It will be a nice thing to be finished! Landscaping hopefully within the week too.
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    Sunstone Pearl feel...St. Lucia Pearl color opinion?

    Amazingly...we have not plastered yet, it is hopefully happening this week! We had a lot of delays with the county inspection process, and then the company has been slow between steps...but hopefully we finish this week. We are going with Sunstone Pearl St. Lucia Pearl. Not a lot of pictures out...
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    Sample Size for FAS-DPD test

    I have the same question...I have been using the 10ml to save drops, but was wondering why the instructions call for 2 scoops of the powder regardless of whether you are using 10 or 25ml. Wouldn't one scoop work the same in the 10ml as 2 in the 25 as far as reactivity, since you are cutting the...