Recent content by NickinTX

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    How to build a CO2 blowout system for clogged lines?

    I put the rubber blow bag on the lines again tonight. I ran the main drain line until the air bubbles were gone, and then I switched to the skimmer line. I created some back pressure using the diverter valve, and one of the old 1" glass mosaic tiles came up through the line. I'm sure there is...
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    Refinishing a fiberglass waterslide

    Here are a couple pictures of the finished...finish :-)
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    How to build a CO2 blowout system for clogged lines?

    I've searched the depths of the Internet, and I cannot find instructions on how to build a CO2 blowout bag system. I hired a company a month ago to blow out my lines, and the tech's system was leaking to the point where he couldn't generate enough pressure to clear the lines. I have a full CO2...
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    Refinishing a fiberglass waterslide

    It took the crew about a week to complete the project.
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    Refinishing a fiberglass waterslide

    The slide is 36" wide and just a tad over 100' long, and the quotes ranged from $7k to $15k. The lower prices did not include disassembly (i.e prep and paint in place), while the $15k quote included full disassembly, paint and reassembly. The slide looks great. I'll take some pictures so you...
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    Refinishing a fiberglass waterslide

    In case someone reads this in the future, I ended up hiring a company that refinishes slides for commercial water parks. I talked to a few boat service companies (i.e. gel coat), but I felt much more comfortable hiring a company which only works on slides. Note, the quotes were all over the...
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    Rigid tube for chlorine and acid injection

    Do you simply drop the coiled tubing into a container? I am using 10-20G containers, and I would like to have a rigid uptake tube which can be placed ~1" above the bottom of the container.
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    Rigid tube for chlorine and acid injection

    Hello. I just had stenner pumps installed to automate liquid chlorine and acid injection, and I am currently looking for rigid tubing to place into the reservoirs. The tubing which came with the pumps is flexible, and I'm looking for a rigid tube/pipe to ensure I have a consistent depth in the...
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    How to cut-in replacement PVC plumbing?

    Thanks, Mark. Here are two pictures. I need to connect the top pipe (from filter to the return line), and this is my first time working with pool plumbing. I cut and cemented a piece too short, so I will have the replacement unions in a few days. The pipe structure is fairly rigid, so I need...
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    How to cut-in replacement PVC plumbing?

    Hello all. My Jandy CL460 cartridge filter split open, so I am replacing the filter unit. However, the new unit was redesigned by Jandy, so the PVC lengths are slightly different. Before I start cutting the new plumbing, I wanted to ask two questions. 1) Can I use water (or another...
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    Refinishing a fiberglass waterslide

    Hello. The paint on the sides of our waterslide (exposed to heavy sun levels) is flaking, so I need to find someone who can refinish the slide. Does anyone have experience refinishing a fiberglass waterslide? The first two pictures show the sun-damaged area, while the last picture shows the...