Recent content by JKB121

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    First time winterizing - Above ground doughboy - Skimmer question

    It's my 1st winter so I'm not the expert on that. The ice and snow on the cover Should be floating on the water underneath I assume. As long as there is slack on the edge of the cover and it's not pulling on it, I would think It would be okay .
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    Skimmer Outlet Modification?

    Thank you! My TSC has them....
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    Skimmer Outlet Modification?

    I am still a couple of months away from good weather here but when I get to that point I will post some pictures so I can close the loop on this thread.
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    Skimmer Outlet Modification?

    Thank you cowboycasey. The 1.5" would require a smaller hole, but might cause some restriction. I'm not sure... I cant find the same thing in 2".
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    Skimmer Outlet Modification?

    I absolutely will. I'm not sure if I will do it because I didn't want to be the first. My major concern would be weakening the skimmer body because it requires a 3-inch hole to install a 2in bulkhead. I was hoping someone else may have some insight or done it...
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    Skimmer Outlet Modification?

    Hello, I have a Doughboy pool with the proprietary Doughboy skimmer. I like the skimmer because it is very big and has a very big basket. I replaced all the hoses last year with 1 1/2 in. PVC pipe. I plan to increase the size of pipe to 2 in. this year. The problem with the Doughboy skimmer is...
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    Above Ground Pool Plumbing Size

    That got me thinking because I haven't seen an electric bill at least a paper one in years. I just logged in and did the math adding up the generation and the distribution. I'm at .08389/kwh.
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    Above Ground Pool Plumbing Size

    I guess we are back to at least installing a few feet of 2" so I can put the flow meter in so we have some numbers to work with. I'm now curious about the temperature in and the temperature out but have no idea how one would go about measuring that. I assume the digital readout on the HP is the...
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    Above Ground Pool Plumbing Size

    @ajw22 I used the Raypak calculator using the same selections as you did, except I added solar cover at night and used our rate for electric. It comes up at $467.00/season
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    First time winterizing - Above ground doughboy - Skimmer question

    I'm a little late to your post, but maybe helpful for next year. I have a 27' Doughboy with their large skimmer. I bought a special skimmer plug that fits this skimmer from the pool folks. It has foam that sort of expands after it is pushed in. It dripped constantly. I got a second one that did...
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    Above Ground Pool Plumbing Size

    Hey Allen, I agree with you on installing his flow meter this spring. Here is some info from the manual. Our electricity is .06/kwh BrandGulfstream Heater Type: Heat Only Performance kW Input: 5.5 BTU Output, Standard Rating Conditions 80/80/80 : 122,000 BTU COP, Standard Rating Conditions...