Recent content by MikeFL

  1. MikeFL

    Construction started 2/3/20

    Good idea, just posted: Should I seal bottom of my screen enclosure with caulk/silicone?
  2. MikeFL

    Should I seal bottom of my screen enclosure with caulk/silicone?

    Our pavers have a bit of a texture to them which creates a small gap between the enclosure frame and the pavers. We have a significant number of gnats / ants inside the screen each morning and I am assuming they are coming in under the screen enclosure: Video of the gnats collecting in our...
  3. MikeFL

    Construction started 2/3/20

    Question to anyone who has a screen with pavers ... our pavers have a bit of a texture to them which creates a small gap between the enclosure frame and the pavers. Has anyone used caulk/silicone to seal that gap to keep ants/bugs from entering?
  4. MikeFL

    Construction started 2/3/20

    For anyone reading this thread (and made it this far) before signing your contract. Put a timeline in writing if your building will go for it, even if it is 4 months ... we have been waiting at least a month to have our punch list completed. Minor items, but time consuming to follow up and...
  5. MikeFL

    Construction started 2/3/20

    Yeah I am playing the game of ping-pong now ... Chlorine fell down to 2 so I kicked it back to 50% and I am checking chlorine daily to get my sweet spot.
  6. MikeFL

    Construction started 2/3/20

    That is good to know - thanks!!
  7. MikeFL

    Construction started 2/3/20

    Good news: I received my FAS-DPD Drop Test Kit & Speedstir today. Bad News: I just learned my FC is 18 PPM!! Lesson Learned for those building, have your test kit including FAS-DPD ready before you fill your pool. I had backed down my SWG to 30% (from 50%) last week when my TF-100 showed...
  8. MikeFL

    Construction started 2/3/20

    Thanks! I see there is a minimum FC, is there a Max? If I were to hit say 10+ would I decrease my salt output?
  9. MikeFL

    Construction started 2/3/20

    Just ordered my Taylor Chlorine FAS-DPD test kit + Speedstir. Question on my current chlorine level: I am at 7.5 FC and per my water bill I now know that my pool size is between 20K and 21K (PB estimated 26.5K). I have an iCHLOR 30 SWG which is running at 50% and my Salt Level has been 3150...
  10. MikeFL

    Construction started 2/3/20

    Yes I agree with the natural look and from what I read, the time/expense of keeping pavers sealed wasn't worth it.
  11. MikeFL

    Construction started 2/3/20

    Nice, I bet you will love it. We did not go with a sealer.
  12. MikeFL

    Construction started 2/3/20

    Hello! We love the the Napoli color and have had several compliments on it. I talked to our local Belgard rep and actually copied what he had for his pool, Napoli pavers and Charcoal coping. He sent us samples which also helped in our decision. they also look great wet!
  13. MikeFL

    Construction started 2/3/20

    Looking for any and all feedback on my testing frequency / levels (when should I move non pH tests to weekly?); see attached pic, NT = Not Tested. I'm also reading a lot of opinions on how often I need to shock the pool - we are almost a month with water and have not shocked yet. I took the...
  14. MikeFL

    Construction started 2/3/20

    Thanks for the reply Jim, few follow up items for you: Automation: I'm wondering if I gave you the wrong automation system as I am actually quiet pleased, here is a video of all equipment with automation 10 seconds in Here is what I can do from my phone app: Acutated valves control the...
  15. MikeFL

    Construction started 2/3/20

    Equipment Question My contract that my pool is to meet or exceed a 6-hour turnover rate. One of the employees from my PB anonymously told me that the equipment I have will not meet this requirement and I cannot remember if he mentioned my filter and/or my pump. My PB estimated pool size to...