Recent content by swimcmp

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    Looking for advice for heat pump

    100,000 btus is not going to cut it in Wisconsin. Get a 400,000 btu gas heater and move on. You will not see any bump in temp on a heat pump. I have a customer with a 15,000 gallon pool and a 200,000 btu gas heater and it gains her nothing in Missouri.
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    Most Aquabright installers don't add tile since it wouldn't be flush like tile with a plaster finish. When we add tile it is done after the Aquabrite and we can use a silicone adhesive instead of a tile mastic that in my region allows tile mastic to draw moisture and pop tile off with freeze and...
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    Textured vinyl liner on stairs and tanning ledge?

    I won't name the major liner manufacturer that told this but said as the textured vinyl ages it wrinkles.
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    Eco finish for fiberglass warranty repair?

    Correct Ecofinish will not match your original color. Ecofinish warranty is more left on the installer. The company will pretty well blame everything on the installer and it will most generally never be their fault. Durability is pretty good from what we have done and seen. If it is applied...
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    Should I buy a new AGP now in case the price gouging returns/continues in 2021?

    Buy now install later. Currently fiberglass ingrounds are 15 weeks out for delivery. Our vinyl lined inground supplier says to get our sold pools ordered now to be able to get them. Aboveground permanent pools same way.
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    Pool in a Tent...High Humidity, Gas Build-up...Help please.

    Look for a polycrylic accordian style cover. It is pretty resilient and can be rolled back off the pool when the weather is nice but then rolled over the pool in the winter
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    Black could possibly have a shorter service life due to uv absorbsorption
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    Installing Solid Cover

    One person can put the largest solid L cover on. You just have to know how.
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    Crumbling Concrete/Coping

    There are companies that make epoxy overlay material that can be put on that. Longevity is yet to be seen.
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    Awful Concrete Coping

    It isn't "normal" but it is a possibility with a 40' straight wall. You really have to watch to keep the wall straight. We use Cardinal Z forms to be able to accommodate wobble in the wall.
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    Coverstar Autocover - winter cover?

    Out of 150 plus covers we have only had 2with problems. One completely ignored the pool once it was closed for the winter and never removed the water from on top. The other was just a dumb luck cover was aged and started to tear.
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    Coverstar Autocover - winter cover?

    We have been selling autocovers for 20 and only have one customer who doesn't use the auto cover as his winter cover
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    How many Supply and return lines

    Use Aquadoors and you don't have to drain to winterize skimmers
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    Heat Exchanger/Boiler Sizing

    Put in a 400k btu heater and it will heat it.
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    Auto Cover POST Pool Build

    I am not aware of any cover manufacturer that will sell direct to a homeowner. It is not something I would necessarily recommend as a DIY job. It isn't that complicated but installation is critical to longevity.