Recent content by skimmerswimmer

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    C-19 Vaccine-I got one

    My wife and I won't be getting the vaccines. She has two auto-immune diseases and a history of anaphylaxis from prior immunizations, requiring a lot of medical intervention. Her body already perpetually attacks itself, so it is extremely risky for her to inject one of these experimental...
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    Is Check Valve needed before Stenner?

    The Stenner should have it's own backflow prevention valve and should be downstream of the heater. I initially installed my Stenner where the puck feeder return was, but water seeped into the Stenner tank without the valve.
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    Selecting the best pool heater for me

    I don't have a solar cover and will lose 3-4 degrees overnight, so getting the pool back up to temp on cooler nights may cost $10-15. During the hot summer months, we try not to use the heater as much and will swim even though the water temp isn't ideal. A water temp of 80-82 F is about our...
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    Selecting the best pool heater for me

    My natural gas cost for the pool fluctuates between $1.20 and $1.70 per therm. My Raypak 330k BTU heater heats my 33k gal pool about 2 degrees per hour depending on the sun, with an average cost to run about $4 to $5 per hour. A natural gas heater will give you more control and options on how...
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    Backup power.

    The quietest generator I know of is the Honda EU7000is. I purchased this generator about a year ago and we had to use it during an outage this past summer for 3 days. It is an expensive unit, but it's fuel injected, extremely quiet and can run up to 18 hours on a tank of gas in eco mode, which...
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    Rolling black outs possible NTX

    I've been watching the news about what has been happening in Texas. Understanding that this is a very rare weather event, is there anything that can be done in the future to prevent such a calamity? I have seen lots of examples of people without power for almost 3 days straight, no natural...
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    Rolling black outs possible NTX

    I think most air cooled generators aren't meant to be run continuously since they're running at 3600 rpm. My neighbor had a 22kw Generac air cooled model installed and his ran the whole 3 days without issue. My Honda runs at 2400rpm in eco mode and didn't have any issues either, though I did...
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    Rolling black outs possible NTX

    My Honda is only 7k and runs the whole house and the pool, with the exception of the 4-ton HVAC unit. Maximum wattage draw I saw over the 3 days I used it was around 3500 watts.
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    Rolling black outs possible NTX

    Do any of you have generators that can keep things running during the blackouts? Had a 3 day power outage this past summer and was very glad to have had a generator to keep the food cold and the pool running.
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    Seasoned pool owner

    Awesome story! Congratulations on your success!
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    Seasoned pool owner

    If I were God, I would cure the ignorant, misinformed, and misguided with critical thinking and wisdom. I was a Quality Manager and internal quality auditor in a pharmaceutical and electronics manufacturing environment for many years. ISO9001, GMPs, etc. Your post brought back some bad...
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    Plaster Issues and Meeting with PB This Week - Advice?

    Night time with pool lights shows everything. Your plaster job actually looks better than mine. My pool builder did nothing. Pebble Tec did nothing. My guess is you will fight to get the perfect pool you deserve, but it may not work out. This thread reminds me of how much I hate...
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    Crack in upper body of IG skimmer

    If in fact the skimmer was not encased in concrete supported with rebar, you have a very strong case for a lawsuit against the pool builder. You might have to dig a bit to confirm.
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    What's the Cost to Run A Pool Heater

    My pool is much bigger at 33k gal and my heater is 335k btu which costs around $4 per hour to run. The heater will raise the water temp about 1 degree per hour, a little more if the sun is out and there is little to no wind. If I had to raise my pool by 20 degrees, it would cost about $80. The...
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    Heater Replacement Question - Jandy JXI vs. Raypak

    Both heaters will have a smaller footprint than the one you have now. I only have experience with Raypak, so that is what I would recommend. I think their component and build quality is better based on my prior research, but I'm no expert in pool heaters. We have some pool heater Techs on the...