Recent content by Jeffc2112

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    3 PB Quotes (Southwest FL) - What would you do with these pools and quotes?

    Interesting perspective, thanks for that insight, 6 more inches is a good compromise and shouldn't add too much to the cost... Thanks!
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    3 PB Quotes (Southwest FL) - What would you do with these pools and quotes?

    Thanks Jorge, we'll look into it a bit more, but I think we'll be mainly hanging out in the pool, but depth is definitely something to consider. Thanks for the other guidance! Jeff
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    3 PB Quotes (Southwest FL) - What would you do with these pools and quotes?

    Great notes, thanks for the detailed advice! Will ask about Pool size and look at depths, and make the changes you suggest. Do we on TFP suggest Salt water generators? (I need to read up on Salt vs Chlorine, haven't had SWG). What is the overflow drain, just from too much rain, etc? Is...
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    3 PB Quotes (Southwest FL) - What would you do with these pools and quotes?

    Thanks Kim - let me look at my current pool's depth. I get your point on 3-5', thanks. What is a spa bubbler, is that like a blower? And why is 4 return lines necessary, I'm not sure what they do? Thanks for your help on this! - Jeff
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    3 PB Quotes (Southwest FL) - What would you do with these pools and quotes?

    Hi TFP team, we have 2 new quotes and have decided not to consider PB #1 Quote, especially given the economic environment right now. PB#1 was, admittedly, a higher end/higher priced builder. I think Numbers 2 & 3 are more reasonable, and while I am cautious of getting what I pay for, we need...
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    3 PB Quotes (Southwest FL) - What would you do with these pools and quotes?

    Thanks everyone, we appreciate the insights! Great advice and thinking points... With everything going on, we've been a bit distracted, and we also haven't received the other quotes yet. Will reply back with some of your recommended changes after getting a response from PB1 and after hear from...
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    3 PB Quotes (Southwest FL) - What would you do with these pools and quotes?

    Hi, we're getting ready to move from Houston, TX to Estero FL (SWFL near Naples/Ft Myers) and plan to have a new pool built after we close on the home. This is the first draft from our first PB, they are a higher end ($$) builder, but we're hoping that pays off in the long run. We do have 2...
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    Need to install new spa & pool lights, is it hard?

    Thanks Rob, I was thinking of attaching the new wire to the old wire right at the light fixture and pulling that through one time, not a good idea though? So I understand, you're saying I'll pull through the string from junction box to the light assembly, then attach the new wire and pull that...
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    Need to install new spa & pool lights, is it hard?

    Thank you Arizonarob and guinness. It appears that I have to replace the whole thing, looks like it's just one unit. I bought the whole unit with 100' of wire since it's on the far side of the electrical area.
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    Need to install new spa & pool lights, is it hard?

    My spa light is out and my pool light is intermittent. I ordered the new spa light (Hayward SP0535SLED100) but haven't put it in yet. I've seen some videos and with the right safety (breakers, etc) it doesn't seem to hard to DIY, thoughts? Thanks, Jeff
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    Are these Calcium deposits?

    Any ideas how to remove and keep from reforming? FC 6 CH 175 (adding more calcium) TA 80 CYA 60 pH 7.8
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    Hurricane - Chemistry following Harvey Flooding

    Thanks Mr Bruce. Any thoughts on the potential of sewage in the water? Will Bleach clear it up? Got the FC up to 12+ and am going to get some CYA now, have to figure out from Pool Math how much I'll need. Appreciate the update.
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    Hurricane - Chemistry following Harvey Flooding

    Hi All, we are getting back to pool maintenance, post-Harvey, and had a few questions to run past the forum. We got 30" of rain, but I loaded the pool up on bleach before the storm. We then evacuated for a week. No home damage, fortunately, so now I can focus on the pool. I drained partially...
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    Why are my spa lights changing colors so rapidly?

    Hi, I've got a light in my pool and one in my spa. I don't know the make, but can look. The problem is the spa light is very rapidly changing colors, at least once a second, it's almost like a strobe light. Has anyone had this happen, any ideas what could cause that? Thanks, Jeff
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    Culprit for burning eyes?

    Ok thanks, appreciate the reply.