Recent content by jfdub

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    Drilling into mortar

    Good question! Pool builder lost the conduit they placed to run irrigation to a landscaping area near my pool so I'm trying to hide as best as possible the irrigation line to the area. Right now I'm drilling into the mortar for the flagstone but it'd be better hidden if I can drill into the part...
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    Drilling into mortar

    Can I drill into this part of my plaster/mortar?
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    Help with green pool

    Do you have a test kit? Do you use chlorine pucks or bleach? Can you post your results like: FC: ? CC: ? PH: ? TA: ? CH: ? CYA: ? The CYA is pretty important here since it sounds like you're using powdered shock (is that right?). If so, you've been adding quite a bit of CYA which, at a...
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    Here we go in New Braunfels, TX!

    Not sure and we're out of town right now - I'll measure when I get back! I'm hoping it'll still be clear when I get back - I raised the FC to ~5ppm before I left and put 5 pucks in the in line chlorinator (my CYA is less than 20 right now and I'm trying to raise it to ~40). We'll see and I'll...
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    I made a pool logger

    Howdy neighbor! I'm in New Braunfels, TX and would love to help test this with you. Sounds like a great idea and I've only had my pool filled since August 7th so I don't have that much past data to enter! I'll send you a PM if you're still open to more testers. Thanks!
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    Here we go in New Braunfels, TX!

    Finally got water in the pool! It was about a week and a half ago so it's been pretty busy but wanted to share the latest update. Still a work in progress since they're finishing up the landscaping and more rocks around the waterfall but the light at the end of the tunnel is almost here (and...
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    New plaster/pebble startup

    Just got the pool filled a couple of weeks ago and the PB hasn't told me to do anything with chemicals. They added (I think - because I wasn't home at the time but saw the empty bottles) 2-3 gallons of MA once it was filled and not much more than that. t've been using the TFP method with...
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    Neighbor's CYA off the charts - where to start?

    Yes. Well water hose on the bottom and the bottom of the pump ~8" under water.
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    Neighbor's CYA off the charts - where to start?

    CYA was estimated at 300+ since I could only get about less than halfway to the 100 line before I lost sight of the dot. After the first ~24 hour drain/refill it was down to 90. He's now at 40 after another drain/refill. The pool water was over 95 degrees and the well water was 70 or so. So...
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    High pressure misting system

    I was talking about this with my neighbor yesterday and she mentioned that I may get some spray from my waterfall (about a ~4-5 foot drop). I'll wait until after the pool is complete to see if I'll really need the misters. There are plenty of restaurants around here with them - I'll ask some...
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    High pressure misting system

    I've been doing some research into misting systems. I've had one that works off the garden hose with 10 mist nozzles and while is does spray water and drop the temp a little people do get very wet under them. In my research I've found that if you get a 1000-1500 psi pump you end up with...
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    Neighbor's CYA off the charts - where to start?

    Yes, it does seem that the colder water remained at the bottom and the warmer (existing) water was at the top and drained with the pump which was ~12" under water. The pump was a little faster than the hose so he had to shut it off every once in a while but it worked well!
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    just sayin ...

    Nice! Thank you!!
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    Here we go in New Braunfels, TX!

    We've had progress! Man, we started this thing March 1st and it's sometimes disheartening to read the pool builds where it's literally "3 days ago they dug the hole, 2 days ago they ran plumbing, yesterday they did the rebar and today is gunite! Tomorrow is plaster and we'll be in the pool by...
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    just sayin ...

    Is that an outdoor bathroom in your first pic? If so, can you give some details on it and maybe some close ups? Our pool is still being built but the first thing we want to get is an outdoor bathroom to discourage peeing in the pool and having to walk through the house to get to a bathroom...