Recent content by Nectarologist

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    Pool in Campbell, Ca. Now under contract!

    Hi Brimorga. I know you said you def want solar but since you already have a NG heater I'd seriously reconsider the solar. There is a reason people say "we're cooking with gas." If it's an operating cost concern heating your pool likely isn't as much as people think. If it's monthly cost i...
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    Advice on pool bullnose

    Hi. Their "Landscape Gallery" shows they make bullnose pavers used in pools in their pics. Call them to see what color matches they have for the Broadway pavers. You might be limited by your color choices compared to just the Broadway pavers. You could use another manufacturer's bullnose too. I...
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    Pool slope and size

    I have a 16x32 vinyl. It's fine for my family of 5 and when company comes over. That being said I'd get the larger pool if you have the room (I didn't want to take up any more space w the way my yard was). I have it gradually go to about 6' (maybe just shy of that). It's not slippery as long...
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    Outdoor pool table

    That's what i was afraid of. Looks like i need an made for outdoor table. Expensive as gladius notes but i'm not surprised. Thanks
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    Outdoor pool table

    Does anyone have an outdoor pool table?
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    Pool Equipment Placement

    Looks nice and neat. Is there a way to drain water? I don't see an area where you can connect a vinyl hose to in order to drain water if needed. You may have an overflow built in in which case no big deal (a pump would be used for larger volumes of water drainage if needed).
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    New Build Proposal Critique

    Hi Scott. Are you limited by space? The pool will be pretty small unless you only have a couple of people using it. I'm a family of 5 and my 16 x 32 is as small as I'd go for 5 at a time. Put Pentair or Jandy valves in the contract for sure. Some builders use simple ball valves that don't...
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    Natural Gas Pool heater Questions

    Hi Karenyn, You need to be sure you have the properly sized supply line coming into the home from the street (or wherever the source) and you need to be sure that your meter can handle the demand your home will place on it. Your utility company should have a worksheet that basically calculates...
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    Jandy LED Replacement Lights

    I wish i went with the old reliable halogen light. The colors on the LED were neat and my kids loved them but a simple white light is much better than no light that cost a lot money :( I'll be replacing my Jandy next season or I might try solar (not with Jandy). My Jandy died after 4 years...
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    Solar pool light

    Thank you for updating this. I have 2 Jandy LED lights that went out after only 4 years so I'm really hesitant to replace them if they're going to die so quickly (about $2k usd). I'm going to order these. The only thing i need to do is place them on the side of the pool I'd look out at so it...
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    Salt water pool or in line Chlorinator for vacation home pool

    I vote salt too. If it's being serviced have them adjust the pH. They might not want to do muriatic acid but just have them add dry pH reducer.
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    How often do you have to change out a vinyl pool liner?

    You should get a minimum of 10 years our of a vinyl liner. My goal is 10 years then after that it's gravy (just my own expectations). My agp had 13 years on it when i sold the house and there was fading at the border but no other issues, no holes repaired, no drying/brittleness (it easily...
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    Who can taste the salt?

    I definitely taste it. At 3k or 4k tastes the same to me. I have a goatee so i can't help but taste it as it runs through the facial hair. Tastes like sweat to me. Was in the ocean this weekend and whoa! Huge difference of course.
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    New construction in Houston, Tx ** Trying to complete punch list**

    Hi. If you have week-long absences I would also consider an auto-fill and overflow drain (the over flow is not as necessary). The only drawback to the auto-fill is if your pool has a leak you may not notice it until you get your water bill (if that's quarterly, it can be pretty significant)...
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    Planning new build in NY

    It is fine. They will only be tight against the wall where there is enough water to stretch it to the wall (especially if it's a 90 degree corner). Mine are as you describe and it is fine (too big and it looks baggy). The roughness may be due to vermiculite being rougher in that location...