Recent content by mitzie

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    Kool Deck

    I had my Kool deck done in 2013 and it looks today brand new as it was then with no maintenance. The secret to Kool deck longevity is to apply it when the under base 4-6 inches of concrete is still wet so fusion of the concrete occurs. It needs to dry as one piece with the substrate. If you add...
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    Paver Brands - New Install in NJ

    I had pavers in my old vinyl pool 1996-2013. It was a big problem with settling and grew mold and weeds in the cracks but pavers looked very pretty with an Italian palatial mosaic design. Pool and deck both demolished in 2013 during hurricaine sandy and the entire build was then changed to...
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    vinyl liner hole and sand floor damage caused by robot cleaner

    So the vendor of Aquabot stated the anyone buying a pool robot has to either change the main drain cover to one with a feathered edge that the robot can climb over or buy an overlay feathered edge cover that is not screwed on to get the robot to climb it. Additionally some robots derail their...
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    vinyl liner hole and sand floor damage caused by robot cleaner

    Aquabot pool robot stuck in place by the main drain cover caused a pin hole in the vinyl liner 6 inches from main drain. The stuck pool cleaner then sucked out the sand under the liner thru that pin hole leaving a large round 3-inch-deep by 10-inch round cavity depression in the pool sand floor...
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    pool winter cover for heavy snow ice loads

    I found orbit yard enforcer which is a water jet sprinkler with a motion detector and a sweeping fan jet blast action is very effective. These sprinklers have to be drained before every night otherwise they will be a $60 loss each, once the plumbing freezes and cracks the plastic. Geese hate...
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    pool winter cover for heavy snow ice loads

    Thank you all for your feedback's. It seems safety covers with 3X3 grids are hard to find, custom made, and not standard build. Will follow your advise on use of the standard mesh 5X5 safety cover. Since some of you are in my area, maybe you can tell me if mobs of Canadian non migratory geese...
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    pool winter cover for heavy snow ice loads

    I live in the Northeast and we have had major snow and ice loading during the winter at times causing home and store roof cave ins to occur. I started with a cover pools auto cover with below deck rigid rails and water levels at mid skimmer level. Heavy snow melting and refreezing into ice was a...
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    Zodiac Jandy R0452500 CG Cell Port Sensor

    The new replacement sensor Zodiac Jandy R0452500 CG Cell Port Sensor with the module containing the A B switch solves error codes generated by the older style tri-sensor started on the market in October 2014. My unit was late 2013 and generated the notorious error codes 172 low flow, no flow...
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    Anchoring An Above Ground Pool Cover

    I used the Liberty Outdoor ANCFR16-ORG-A Folding Ring Spiral Ground Anchor, Orange, 16-Inch to anchor into the soil beyond the deck and ratcheting tie straps to attach to the folding ring for a spring loaded rectangular full mesh 17X32 cover in an above ground pool 15X30 with curved corner...
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    www.imds.com.au pool lights

    The bracket system for IMD Sales pool light is a nichless type. They have an retrofit adaptor plate that must be custom drilled and fitted to bolt onto a standard large or small pool light niche. Then you put the nicheless vertical adaptor on the drilled round adaptor bracket and then the RGB...
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    www.imds.com.au pool lights

    The Jandy CPU chip supplied at the time of construction was version T 1.0. The difference is Jandy CPU chip T 1.2 is compatible with Hayward and Pentair lights and using the Aqualink system it brings up the menu of colors and light show programs to control them and the T.0 chip does not. The 4...
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    www.imds.com.au pool lights

    Does anyone have any experience with LED pool light systems from IMD Sales, an Australian company that has the most sophisticated pool light systems I have seen yet (they have youtube product videos). I have had problems with my Jandy color led lights CPHVLEDS and Pentair Intellibrite 5G color...
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    canadian geese plague

    There seems to be a Canadian geese plague in some parts of this country that has reaped havoc onto homes and business. I live near water and these animals come on the grass and eat it with the grass roots and replace it with tons of bird poop which is very unsanitary. There is so much of it at...
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    solid winter cover with cover pump on top emptied the pool

    It has been a week since I refilled he pool and the water does not drop down at all. Could not find a tear in the solid winter cover despite removing it for inspection and then reapplying it over the pool. I did the flashlight test to actually visualize the weave spaces. It does let light thru...
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    solid winter cover with cover pump on top emptied the pool

    This year I was using a solid winter poly tarp cover with a little giant automatic APCP-1700 1/3 HP 1800GPM pool cover pump left on the cover continuously in the automatic mode. After 4 months I found the winter cover drooped down 3 feet and I took the winter tarp cover off to find only 6 inches...