Recent content by Sparks22

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    Grotto slide- Fiberglass, concrete, penny round??

    I'm sure there is a lot of variation, but for us adding the slide was approximately $20k all in (slide itself, structure, masonry for the surround, extra pump, and plumbing. You can see our render in my thread: New Build - Austin, Texas - IntelliCenter Questions
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    Featured New pool build in Allen TX

    What brand/kind of step lights (the non-pool lights) did they use?
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    Featured New pool build in Allen TX

    Looks great! Enjoy!
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    New Build - Austin, Texas - IntelliCenter Questions

    We got the forms about half put up on Saturday. Seems like a weird place to stop. Trying to get on the schedule for the excavator but they can't seem to pin down a date.
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    New Build in The Woodlands TX - Please Critique

    Looking good. What is the sqft of your pool? It looks like a lot of sqft, so wondering if 5 Microbrites is going to be enough? I saw in another thread that Pentair recommends your total light lumens to be 4 times the sqft of your pool. So if your sqft is 800, then they recommend 800x4 =...
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    Equipment List - What Would You Change?

    Here is what I come up with from Pentair's calculator for the UltraTemp 140, March through October, and the gas cost and electric costs from my last utility bills (we are both in Austin, so I assume those should be accurate for you as well): So based on their calculator, you will save $70 per...
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    Equipment List - What Would You Change?

    So you pretty much are locked into the heater because of the spa. It comes down to a decision to add the heat pump or not. I had the same thoughts, and after using one of the online heat pump cost calculators and our current electricity/gas rates, I found it was going to be cheaper to just use...
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    Equipment List - What Would You Change?

    What is the motivation for both the heat pump and regular heater? Not sure if overkill, but if you plan on using your spa a lot you might consider having a seat or two that have more than one jet.
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    New Build in The Woodlands TX - Please Critique

    Dig done in 3 days? Nice!
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    New Build - Austin, Texas - IntelliCenter Questions

    Hi Jim, Thanks for the note, definitely not intending to be a worry wart of that issue, just have ready a lot of warnings on this forum about making sure to not power on the IntelliChlor without the pump running. Is the flow switch that you mention built into the IntelliChlor, or is that a...
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    New Build - Austin, Texas - IntelliCenter Questions

    MyAZPool, Thanks for this post, I think that you finally made it click in my head about the relationship of the breakers and the relays. Each relay needs to be connected to a breaker in order to provide power to the relay. So even though I can save relays by just connecting the IntelliFlo...
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    New Build - Austin, Texas - IntelliCenter Questions

    Thanks for the review! Noted on the chiller, I will do some more research there. Interesting question about the ability to control more than one IntelliFlo and remain all the capabilities. I tried to do some research and came across this in the instruction manual for the IntelliTouch system...
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    New Build - Austin, Texas - IntelliCenter Questions

    So they ended up with 3" for the drains and suction lines that pass the water to the pump. The pipes leaving the pump are set as 2 1/2", but get split further into smaller pipes as they approach the returns/features. Does that sound good? Or should they be using 3" after the pump up until...
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    New Build - Austin, Texas - IntelliCenter Questions

    Agreed the 4 pumps feels high. They ran it by the Pentair rep who looked at all of the features and came up with the suggestion of 4. One consideration is that the spa has 14 jets in it (2 seats with 5 each, and 4 single jets), so they were worried about 1 pump feeding the spa not being able to...
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    New Build in The Woodlands TX - Please Critique

    Glad to see it moving!