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    Dog and dirt in the pool

    That's definitely worth a try. I bet it works.
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    Dog and dirt in the pool

    I have used the $20 vac below (which attaches to a garden hose). I also insert a skimmer sock inside the bag to provide better filtration. I did not expect the vac to last too long, but I have had it almost two years. (I save worn out skimmer socks and use those in the vac...then I throw the...
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    Pop up head valve? leak

    I will pull up my paperwork and PM you some details. I had several parts of my system upgraded and most are separate line items.
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    Pop up head valve? leak

    I HIGHLY SUPPORT giving A&A a call. Their web site (aamfg.com) has a way for you to search for installers in your area: On their home page, follow the link in the upper right corner "find a builder". When I started asking for quotes I included a few of their recommended installers and some I...
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    Pop up head valve? leak

    I ordered the cover off of Amazon but have seen it sold by other vendors. It was around $60. I alway intended to make one and finally gave up the wait. I have to say it was worth it...very sturdy. It does help with the noise level, but I cannot honestly say how much. I started using it the...
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    Pop up head valve? leak

    I just had my A&A 6-port actuator (water valve) replaced. I was about to replace it with the same version and found out I could have it replaced with their newest model. The new model works much better (and no longer uses acrylic balls). If you are not sure which actuator you have, A&A...
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    New Pool in Richmond, TX

    We kept our pool heated until almost Thanksgiving last year (400k NG) before the weather finally got to cool to keep up. The infloor system really helps heat the water evenly. We would start the heater now (2/28) except we just finished a renovation and will not be able to use the heater until...
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    1998 Pool renovation underway (1/23/2020 Dallas)

    Day 14 (Fri., Feb. 21, 2020) Popups installed. (Pump has been running the past three days without popups, flushing lines,...) Mastic complete. Pool company is handling startup for the next week. One major item remaining: adding handrail at the steps. Here's a look at some before and after...
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    1998 Pool renovation underway (1/23/2020 Dallas)

    Day 13 (Tues, Feb. 18, 2020) Acid wash plaster Removed popup & other port covers Set pebble top cover on deck drains Begin fill
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    1998 Pool renovation underway (1/23/2020 Dallas)

    It was really something to watch. Five workers positioned themselves around the pool/spa with two more around the pool and one at the truck. After the spa was blown with plaster, the hose was passed to one of five workers in the pool. They each would blow plaster for their portion, then pass...
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    1998 Pool renovation underway (1/23/2020 Dallas)

    He mainly used a couple different grade buffing tools to remove nicks and debris along with some water.
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    1998 Pool renovation underway (1/23/2020 Dallas)

    Day 13 (Mon, Feb. 17, 2020) Plaster (micro mini pebble quartz fusion white) Setup, fill around popups, cover deck, coping, & tile, begin plaster to spa. Plaster, trowel pool & spa. Finished for today. Crew tomorrow to expose aggregate with acid wash and begin fill. (Fill will occur with...
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    1998 Pool renovation underway (1/23/2020 Dallas)

    Day 12 (Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020) Clean & buff coping.
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    1998 Pool renovation underway (1/23/2020 Dallas)

    Day 11 (Thur, Feb. 13, 2020) After a few days of rain and cold, trim tile set. Plaster set for Sunday, 2/16.