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    Quarantine Christmas Pool Build - ATX - Heater availability

    PB has long backorder of pool heaters so I'm looking to purchase myself. Best deal I can find right now seems to be Leslie's online - Raypak - 014941 Digital Cupro-Nickel Natural Gas 406,000 BTU Pool Heater for $2456. Any drawbacks to going with a larger heater for a smaller pool (noise, etc)...
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    New build in Round Rock, TX...Fireplace and Plaster Completed

    Beautiful! We're in Austin and thinking of doing something similar. Willing to share who you used?
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    Quarantine Christmas Pool Build - ATX - Heater availability

    Thanks @jimmythegreek I've been doing some reading and some say that the raypak tends to be quieter than pentair..any truth to this? noise would definitely be a factor in our decision. (I'm assuming we can use any brand with intellicenter)
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    Quarantine Christmas Pool Build - ATX - Heater availability

    Ok, looks like I'm going have to invest in some type of heater for the pool sooner rather than later. We went without a spa because we were so tight on impervious cover and didn't want to give up the swimming space. However, our pool is in shade most of the day and doesn't get warm enough to my...
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    Backyard Oasis Build Thread - Houston - All Done. =)

    The planters are gorgeous, @JMSMommy ! A perfect complement to your project. Thanks so much for sharing - this is exactly the type we're looking for.
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    Backyard Oasis Build Thread - Houston - All Done. =)

    Such a beautiful build! Would love to know what planters you ended up ordering. I've been on the lookout for some but haven't found the right look/material.
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    Quarantine Christmas Pool Build - ATX - Heater availability

    Waiting for PB to seal the stone. They will be buffing and cleaning the coping prior to applying sealant (MiraGard Dry Look). Is this a common practice to handle this after the fill? I'm concerned about dust/chemicals going into water. What's the recommended best practice in this situation?
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    Quarantine Christmas Pool Build - ATX - Heater availability

    Excited for our new pool buddy! The kids have named him 'Sheldon' :giggle:
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    Quarantine Christmas Pool Build - ATX - Heater availability

    This is so helpful. Thanks, @Newdude !
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    Quarantine Christmas Pool Build - ATX - Heater availability

    Thanks @Newdude So this was my first time running the CYA test. I could continually see the black dot as I filled up the tube ;). So I'm guessing that means our CYA is less than 30. Using Pool Math, I see the following: If I've set it up correctly, does that look like I'm in the ballpark -- I...
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    Quarantine Christmas Pool Build - ATX - Heater availability

    I do need some help with starting up the SWG, however. Here's a bit of history: --PB's service company has been handling the pool for the first 30 days. His last visit was yesterday, but we are not sure when 'Pool School' will be happening. --This past Sunday, he started up the SWG, had 'Low...
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    Quarantine Christmas Pool Build - ATX - Heater availability

    Haven't posted in a bit because we've been too busy enjoying pool life :cool: My 10 year old has been in at least 3 times a day! We added several Eagleston Hollies which make a great backdrop (thanks to TFP for the recomm!) and will work on landscaping next.
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