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    Alexa pool control on a shoestring budget

    I built a similar timer using a smart WiFi switch which controls a 240 volt relay. Works great for both pump and heater.
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    Pretty Awesome little product. Heater Reader.

    I guess my point is it seems a bit over priced for what it is really doing. Maybe a few hundred but 700. You could even just installed a WiFi pool pump timer to the heat pump for around 100. This thing is just totally over engineered.
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    Pretty Awesome little product. Heater Reader.

    What exactly does this system add. It seems there main purpose is remote control of the pump and putting the heater on a schedule. The only additional feature I see is being able to see the current temp.
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    Pretty Awesome little product. Heater Reader.

    I accomplished the exact same thing for $50. All you need is a 120v 50 amp dual pole relay $9 This turns the electricity to the heater on and off. This relay is controlled by a WiFi switch capable of setting schedules caseta $40 or a basic programmable light switch $20. If you want you can add a...
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    Re: How to clean a cartridge filter

    I think it's just build up of grime and oils and skin cells. Lotions, tanning oil, makeup. all that builds up. That's what the tsp is supposed to break down all the oils and grease.
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    DIY Maytronics Power Supply

    No, I had an old power supply and opened it up. The feed going to the robot had the the wires, so it possibly wouldn't know how to actually move around but might go in like one direction. I think of my power supply died I would definitely try it out.
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    Fiberglass skimmer

    Yeah I think what you're saying it's it was cut low, so water level needs to be low to not be above the skimmer. On my second fiberglass I bought my own skimmer and had them install it. I asked for it to be cut at the top but they wouldn't do it and said it would void warranty as the fiberglass...
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    PAL Pool Lights on Normal 12V AC DC Converter

    Got it, makes sense, thanks for the help
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    PAL Pool Lights on Normal 12V AC DC Converter

    Ok I guess I should swap it out, now it is installed inside so completely out of the weather, but what would cause that short, just a failure?
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    PAL Pool Lights on Normal 12V AC DC Converter

    This is what I have been using, is it safe. AGPTEK Voltage Converter Transformer 110/120V to AC 12V/2.1A, 25-Watt Waterproof Power Supply Converter for Swimming Pool Light, Water Pump, Outdoor Light, Spotlights Amazon.com: AGPTEK Voltage Converter Transformer 110/120V to AC 12V/2.1A, 25-Watt...
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    Highest temps to heat pool

    yes its only about 11,500 gallon 26x12, fiberglass in NC. more concerned with water chem and the pool itself if anything can go wrong
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    Highest temps to heat pool

    We just installed a heater and wondering what is the absolute max temp I should heat it to. Currently I've set it to 92 but wife wants it hotter when it's cold out. I think the heater goes to 104 but I think that's for a hot tub. Will high temps ruin anything, it's fiberglass with swcg.
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    Calcium in fiberglass pool needed

    Thanks, just downloaded pool math. I guess if all levels are good should not be an issue.
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    Calcium in fiberglass pool needed

    My pool installed had told me I really don't need any hardness or calcium at all since the pool is fiberglass, does this make sense. His reasoning was there is no calcium in the shell or any components for the water to pull from.
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    Heat pumps comparable to Pentair UltrTemp 70?

    Gulf stream has 2 inch plumbing though out, no need for by pass valve, also better flow, made in USA 10 year warranty even if installed yourself. Look into that two inch plumbing and if you get a warranty if you self install, that was the settling point to me. Also titanium exchanger no need for...