Recent content by pjt

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    PB recommendations - Tomball/Spring/The Woodlands TX area.

    Haven't been impressed with the builders I interviewed. Seriously considering building my own pool at this point. I felt Marquise or Sunset would be good options, but they are quite expensive.
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    Travertine Pavers: Sand or Concrete Base?

    Is it worth the extra money to have a concrete base for travertine pavers? Most of the PBs here install them with a sand base.
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    table in new pool build

    A removable table is the best option. I'm having one installed in my build.
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    Interviewing Pool Builders -- A Few Observations

    I'm in the process of interviewing pool builders for my upcoming build in The Woodlands. Not sure if my experience is unique to the Houston area or not. I've interviewed 8 PBs so far. 1. Asked for a pool with no main drain (my pool will be 5 ft at its deepest). They all looked at me like I...
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    Anyone have experience with a reversible (heat & chill) heat pump?

    Awesome, thanks for sharing your experience so far.
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    Anyone have experience with a reversible (heat & chill) heat pump?

    Wondering about quality, reliability, noise, energy consumption, and overall usefulness. Do you feel it was worth the money? Probably looking at Pentair or Raypak.
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    Let the games begin...

    May I ask who you chose as your builder? I'm in the process of selecting one for my upcoming build in The Woodlands.
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    Anyone have experience with a reversible (heat & chill) heat pump?

    Anyone able to help us out? Thanks!
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    Anyone have experience with a reversible (heat & chill) heat pump?

    I'm getting ready for a new build in the Houston area and I'm considering a reversible heat pump to chill the water during the summer and heat during the spring and fall. Does anyone have experience with these? If you have advice, I'd love to hear it. I won't have a built-in spa, so I'll...
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    Recommended Pool Builders in the north Houston Area? (The Woodlands, Tomball, Spring, etc.)

    We're moving to the north Houston area and will be building a pool there soon. Any recommendations for builders (or any builders to specifically avoid)?
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    Recommendations for a Liquidator flow indicator?

    Anyone have luck finding a quality flow indicator (tubing is 1/4 ID and 3/8 OD) for the Liquidator? The one included leaked air (and so did its replacement). I don't have one installed right now, but it would be nice to have one to fine tune the output from the Liquidator.
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    Upper limit to salt level?

    Any harm to equipment or plaster with high salt levels?
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    Upper limit to salt level?

    I don't have a SWG (I should have clarified that in my original post).
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    Upper limit to salt level?

    Is there an upper recommended limit to the salt level? I'm at 5,000 now.
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    Liquidator Questions

    I've been using a Liquidator for seven years now with almost no problems. FWIW, the salt level in my pool is enough to support a SWG. I would recommend going with a SWG.