Recent content by Taz

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    PSI issue

    yep. Dropped the cover when cleaning mine & shattered the cover/bent the needle shaft on the gauge last week. Only $7.35 to replace.
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    AutoPilot SWG Reminder - Clean the Screen!

    Thought I'd offer a bit of advice before going into high gear when something goes wrong. Except for having to pump lots of water from two tropical depressions this year, the pool's been great & TroubleFree (to coin a phrase). A couple of days ago I noticed a check flow warning very similar to...
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    The Monster that Lurks Over my Pool

    They vary by size (of course). You'll need a concrete footer around the perimeter. I think our 36' by 36' was roughly $9,500. Price will depend on the roof design, number of doors, etc.
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    rules for inground placement

    My property value has been steadily declining since I bought so the pool had substantial impact on what I had been paying. My homeowners insurance was a wash as well. I did add an umbrella policy with the pool (& a teenage driver). It was fairly inexpensive - the umbrella policy that is...
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    More to dislike about public pools

    I feel very sad for the family. The situation at the pool gets worse. Somehow two inspectors missed the body. (http://boston.cbslocal.com/2011/06/30/s ... -for-days/)
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    Polaris 360 Question

    As you found, the 360 does not require a booster pump. My pool has 3 wall returns plumbed from 2 in lines to 1.5 in directional fittings + a return with a 1/5 inch female fitting for the cleaner. A 1 HP pump provides enough more than enough flow for it and the other returns. You can always...
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    8 foot Gator in Pool

    Thankful we decided to put in an enclosure, although I did find a black snake swimming in the pool last fall. Since moving in 5 years ago I've killed 3 pygmy rattlesnakes (1 bit our dog), 2 juvenile (30" long) moccasins, and 1 scarlet snake (mistaken for coral snake). So much for living in a...
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    Pet Pictures

    Re: Post Pictures of your animals This is the real Taz - a whippet in case you weren't sure. BTW, he hates the pool & us splashing around in it. [attachment=1:2zxj82yo]IMG003 (640x427).jpg[/attachment:2zxj82yo] [attachment=0:2zxj82yo]IMG_0814 (640x480).jpg[/attachment:2zxj82yo]
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    Polaris 360 new user, new pool owner, new convert to SWG

    Hopefully a expert comes by but there are two possibilities. 1. The small pump receiving water below the SWG that goes out to the dedicated cleaner return (or a water feature ???). It seems that if that isn't running, you will not get much flow to that return. Also, the single valve heading...
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    Polaris 360 new user, new pool owner, new convert to SWG

    There should be valve(s) after the filter heading to the return lines. I have 2 valves after the filter & SWG. The first goes to the return intended for the cleaner (also a Polaris 360); the other goes to the other 3 returns. I normally open the cleaner return valve all the way and close the...
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    What is everyone's occupation/profession?

    My bride wanted to go back to work (engineer) so we swapped. She now works for the Navy - go figure. Fly safe. -- Taz
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    Help with plaster patch, acid wash order

    19 years? Water getting behind the plaster? Might be time to replaster entire pool? Bump (for the experts to chime in).
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    What is everyone's occupation/profession?

    Retired naval flight officer now serving as the stay-at-home dad. I really ought to find a part-time job as the kids have gotten older but ......
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    1 toe in for awhile, now I'm in all the way.

    DDP powder: just scoop using the tiny spoon so you get a well-rounded heap. You must have a killer mold problem! Good luck.
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    Pool Finish

    Re: POOL FINISH Never ask a TFP guy/gal for a photo of their pool! Hope these help you get an idea. Our pool is also a 15 x 30 but a touch deeper (3.5 to 5.5 ft). [attachment=2:37z0vp73]pool_overcast (640x480).jpg[/attachment:37z0vp73] [attachment=1:37z0vp73]pool_sun...