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    Sub Poured Muratic Acid On Marble Pavers NOW WHAT ?

    Different material but in the machine shop we would always turn and machine metal surfaces to get the desired uniformity and size and then use electro-polishing and/or diamond blasting to create the surface finish we were after. You could never use blasting or electro-polishing to dimensionally...
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    Pamela hello

    Welcome :wave: Nice family photo!! Stick around and ask all the questions you like.
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    Water feature installation

    You need to connect that flex pipe to a proper flange on the pot or it will leak. Silicone will not hold up and you’ll eventually get leaks. Does the manufacturer of the pot have any suggestions for a proper flange? Maybe something like this -...
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    Automatic regulation of PH in Hydrogen Peroxide pool

    Ok. If possible just put some pH indicator (if you have it) in a test vial of distilled water. Should read around 7.0. Then add a tiny droplet of the pH adjuster. The indicator dye will go one way or the other.
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    Automatic regulation of PH in Hydrogen Peroxide pool

    Hydrogen peroxide naturally decays into oxygen gas and water. So that is pH neutral. However, when peroxide reacts with bather waste and organics, it is typical for those reactions to form a hydrogen ion (H+) as one of the products. Therefore, peroxide tends to lower the pH of water over time...
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    Sub Poured Muratic Acid On Marble Pavers NOW WHAT ?

    Definitely sounds like a plan to bring them out and see what they can do. Spot testing is great. Diamond polishing large areas will be expensive and may add more “swirl” to the pattern than you would like. But if he “knows a guy” with a sand blaster then maybe a combination of the diamond...
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    Use Taylor ph test to test soil ph?

    +1 to all three options. But I would go wavy and do some some really big freeform flower beds in a nice mound with lots of squishy mulch. Add lots of garden gnomes and solar lighting as well (unless you a nice landscape transformer nearby).
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    Stabilizer clinging to pool wall?

    Sorry to say, but pool paint of any brand or type is a terrible surfacing material and doesn’t last long. So what you’re seeing is the paint surface becoming chalky from the chemical breakdown of the paint material as it is exposed to water, UV, and/or chlorine 24/7/365. It will continue to...
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    2 year old Warrior SE not working

    Look at the thread in my signature. Around page 18 is wheee I detail how to rebuild the impeller motor. Bearings and carbon brushes are easily acquired but most brushes are square so you’ll have to sand down the standard 6mm to 4x5 mm. Easy to do.
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    Use Taylor ph test to test soil ph?

    Lovely, beautiful, ROCKS! The yard is easy peasy here, all rocks. Only fools grow grass in a desert … or people that like to send their money to the water utilities for safe keeping… Neighbor did the typical 600 sq ft patch of grass just past his back deck. After 18 months of struggling to...
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    Use Taylor ph test to test soil ph?

    Soil pH can be anywhere from 4/5 all the way up 9. If you’re growing hydrangeas or blueberries you need acidic soil while native desert plants don’t care of the pH is above 8. The Taylor reagents are not going to span a large enough range. Better to get a pH probe to test soil with. As...
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    Do phosphate removers interfere with HEDP Sequestrants

    No but your sequestrant might might bind up the lanthanum metal ion in the phosphate remover which is what actually removes the phosphate. So I would do the phosphate treatment FIRST and then the stain removal.
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    Decided on new gunite pool construction - PB says no to SWG b/c no warranty and short lifespan of equipment(?)

    Hahaha …. “Because you don’t need a heater in AZ” 😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 … clearly that PB has never been to Arizona. My kids have turned hypothermia Smurf-blue from the evaporative cooling that happens when you get out of cold pool water and the relative humidity is 10%. I use the heater a lot in the...
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    2 year old Warrior SE not working

    Well, their instructions are not very coherent. In one part they imply that automation mode means you can leave the bot in the water all the time and then another part they say you should take it out of the water and let it dry out. So I don’t think they even know what to do …
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    2 year old Warrior SE not working

    Good job 👏 Pentair 🎉🎉 Yeah, my worst case scenario fall back is always manual vacuuming but it is really not a viable option in the dead of winter when the water temp is hovering in the high 30’s and it’s cool and breezy outside. But running a robot cleaning in cold water isn’t good either as...