Recent content by texasmax

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    Preliminary specs for a new build

    Fire pit- it's totally up in the air right now. Our home builder threw it in because we wanted the decked area to be the "socialization" area. Good callout on the height and obstructing the view. Ground level outside is ~4 inches below the house level, and youngest is 12, but definitely...
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    Preliminary specs for a new build

    So here's a preliminary drawing of the space I'm working with, with initial thoughts on placement and size (might go a little wider; the home builder likes the length where it is so the top end is aligned). Below and to the right of the blue lines will be decking of some sort, and those red...
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    Preliminary specs for a new build

    Greatness- thank you! Will update the thread when I've got something to show.
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    Preliminary specs for a new build

    All- Hello! We're moving again- we'll be gutting a house, and having all the fun of designing it like it was brand new construction. Still in Dallas. There's a decent-sized backyard that we're going to pulling a very large tree out of, cleaning it all up, and putting in a new pool. Right...
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    Rusted diving board bolts

    If I may, make sure to clean/get the dirt/dust out of the hole before the bolts go in so they can grab properly.
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    CYA disappeared

    Hear ya. What ended up happening: last night after sundown, didn't measure and just dumped in enough 10% liquid chlorine to bump me up by 18ppm. Left cya alone at zero for max benefit. An hour after sunrise this morning, still cloudy, 14fc .5cc. Ph7.5 and 100alk (I'm usually 80-90)...
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    CYA disappeared

    I slept in a little... after an hour of sunshine, FC=14, CC=.5. Still very cloudy, but white cloudy, from using calhypo (need to get to Home Depot today to check for liquid chlorine). Also need to grab some CYA because I just realized I'm out. Going to get the granular and let it dissolve...
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    CYA disappeared

    As of right now, FC is 5, and CC is .5. However, I don't usually measure CC. And I realized I did it wrong (I let the team down!). Correct method is add 5 drops R3, then count drops of 871 (this is on my TF100). Earlier, I only added one drop of R3, and I got just a bit of pink, the same...
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    CYA disappeared

    FC is 0 and CC is .5 pre-shock- you're asking what they are right now post-shock? I dumped in 7lbs of 73% cal-hypo so ~20FC (but it is bright and sunny right now, I just didn't want to wait any longer than I needed to). Will go thru SLAM tonight and hopefully find some liquid chlorine at Home...
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    CYA disappeared

    That's interesting... FC is 0 from a sample I took and saved from not more than 2 hours ago before shocking. CC was .5 (barely off-clear, 1 drop cleared it up), and pH was ~7.7 (where it's been 7.5 as recent as a week ago). Don't know if those qualify as "high"; I could have very easily been...
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    CYA disappeared

    All- I know there's something about bacteria in soil that can reduce CYA; we used to have drainage issues in the yard and after a heavy rain, we'd have topsoil runoff into the pool and I'd have to add CYA back. Fixed the drainage, and, in general, CYA stays stable, though it usually gets down...
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    Costco bleach prices (alternate source in Dallas?)

    I'll be on the prowl this weekend. Will let you all know what I find as well. Thanks!
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    Replacing the mesh on a Dolphin robotic filter

    I could argue either sides of whether I was asking for trouble or not :) but now I'm just trying to get back up and running. Googling around looking for a reference for a mesh size of material.
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    Replacing the mesh on a Dolphin robotic filter

    Hey all- my second set of "spring" filters for my Dolphin m500 (the ones with the fine mesh, not the cartridge filter media) has ripped on me. This time around, I'm thinking I'm going to glue on some replacement mesh material- no sense in throwing away a lot of cash on another set. Any one...
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    Costco bleach prices (alternate source in Dallas?)

    Yup- it's the cloromax- didn't realize that. Will have to hit up Home Depot- thanks!