Recent content by kevinp768

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    Remove stain from coping

    No concerns on affecting the existing coping coating? For what it’s worth, the pool is only a year old so the coping is practically new.
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    Remove stain from coping

    Well this one should be fun. I masked off my white aluminum coping prior to staining my concrete deck, and I guess it didn’t adhere well enough because I now have brown water based stain on my coping. The stain said clean up with soap and water, but that’s not doing it. I then went to magic...
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    Looking for Landscaping Suggestions

    i've considered that actually. I would in the rear, but I only have about 5-6 feet of grass on each side of the pool and would like to keep that for the dogs to have some grass there. I wasn't sure what would really look good, i.e. stone edging, raised beds in the rear, decorative grasses vs...
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    Looking for Landscaping Suggestions

    I don't mind the heat at all lol i've spent about 3 1/2 years in the middle east, and it has definitely ruined me for the cold! ill take 110 degrees any day!
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    Looking for Landscaping Suggestions

    Looking for suggestions on additional landscaping ideas. I currently have 4 large pots around the pool with pampas grass, and the 3 center trellis will have flowering clematis growing eventually. I am in zone 6b (I believe) so cold hardy is essential as it can get to negatives here in the...
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    New build cost Wichita KS area

    I'm in SE Wichita, and just paid about 33k for a 16x32 vinyl pool, 8' deep, approx 650sf of concrete. I installed SWG and deck jets on my own, I also contracted out sprinkler, dirt work, electrical, and sod with other contractors. All in I was about 39k-40k. Paradise Pools is who I used. He was...
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    Pump Scare

    I had something similar when installing my Hayward VS pump. I found that the small 5 wire connection from the pump circuit board to the display circuit board had a loose connection. Drove me and the electrician doing the wiring install crazy. We tried a different CB, checked continuity on the...
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    Deck Jets

    In theory, if they are on an equalization loop they shouldn't need their own valves as pressure should be the same to each jet. For individual control you would either need home runs for each jet to the return pad, or a valve tee'd off of a supply line near each valve. If you have individual...
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    Deck Jets

    Without posting a link, the ones I purchased from amazon were titled "4 Pack Swimming Pool Spa Fountain Deck Jet Water Fall Stream Feature ARC Waterfall" So far so good with them, but I don't use them a ton as it can drive up the PH and they can be a little loud. It was mostly just a fun add on...
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    Deck Jets

    Some food for thought. My deck on one side is only 4 feet, so I installed my own deck jets outside of the concrete in case I ever had issues with them. Before concrete was poured, I ran my own pvc from the equipment pad to outside the deck area, and then ran the line in its own trench. Once I...
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    Lurker

    Thank you that's a great point! The trellis has some small Clematis right now but will fill in eventually. The overhead cables are the start to a retractable shade that i'm still working on, but im not sure if it will work out or not. I hadn't thought of growing anything vining on them! That...
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    Lurker

    I've been on here for a while, just finally registered last year, but have been reading articles here for what seems like an eternity. Just wanted to say thank you to all the ridiculously smart people on here! I started my pool construction last October and it was finally completed in May of...
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    Looking for a deeper turquoise (NOT blue) water color. Liner?? HELP??

    I went with Gold Pebble and no border. Water is blue/gray when overcast, and beautiful turquoise in the sun!
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    Testing buried wires??

    Oh it will still work for live wires, it's just not the preferred method. :cool:
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    Main drain or no main drain....that is the question

    I'm on the other side of the fence myself. Having received torrential rains this season, I've enjoyed having the ability to lower my pool for significant storms and not worry about overflowing in the middle of the night, regardless of water height at the skimmer. That being said, it does add...