Recent content by Midwestdude

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    Pool side movies

    Definitely more research will have to go into it. I was concerned about the throw distance and it's effect on screen size. I'd rather not build a full theater screen next to the pool. While it seemed logical in my mind to set the projector on one side of the pool and project to a screen on the...
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    Pool side movies

    As far as distance I'm probably looking to be able to project roughly 25 feet. The width of the pool is 18' adding about a foot or two towards the garage wall for the screen and maybe 4 or 5 or so on the other side. I've been looking at projectors that can throw around 25' or so. I do know I...
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    Pool side movies

    That's cool, and thanks for the info, definitly looking to not overspend but find the right balance of cost and performance. I looked for the build thread but it wouldn't let me scroll back to 2019. Is your set up a rear projection or are you projecting from the other side of the pool? This...
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    Pool side movies

    This is an idea I've tossed around for a while. I've been thinking about hosting dive in movie nights. My pool is 32' x 18' so I'd use the width to project the movies. One side of the pool butts up to the side of the garage making it a good spot to set up the screen. The opposite side has...
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    Balancing act

    Hoping my test kit will arrive today, it was on back order. Pool is still clear as can be, but I know that doesn't mean everything's balanced like it should be. It'll be nice once I get the test kit and can get a true picture of our pool water. I'm sure thankful to have a pool it's been in the...
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    Balancing act

    An update, the day I posted this thread, I came home and saw my clarity had improved quite a bit, though still not completely clear the difference was noticeable. Yesterday it was even clearer, and today it's crystal clear. I should receive my test kit soon, but in the mean time I feel better...
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    Balancing act

    As a newbie when it comes to pool maint. and chemistry I have to admit I'm struggling to get my head around how it all works. When we opened the pool this year (our first season) the water was surprisingly clear and the chlorine and Ph according to the liquid tests, and the water has stayed...
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    Setting up Pool in App

    We have a Gunite pool as well and the coating I believe it's technically called Marblite but usually referred to as plaster. Vinyl would imply it has a liner.
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    New pool owners

    Hi, my wife and are new to owning/operating a pool. We recently moved and bought a house that has an 18' x 32' in ground gunite pool. To give some background neither of us have ever had or owned a pool before so there has definitely been a learning curve, but, one we are enjoying. It's so...