Recent content by TXSlater

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    Heat Pump vs. Gas Heater

    Hello there - We are thinking of adding a heater. Mainly to extend the season but will probably occasionally heat the pool on a random warm winter day. We live in Austin, TX. Our pool is 14 x32 and 5 feet at the deepest. Stays nice and warm in the summer months but I think would be swimmable in...
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    NPT Arctic Lagoon tile discontinued! (cracks/breaks)

    I see this is an old thread, but we have NPT Arctic Lagoon (3 years old) and it is starting to chip off in our pool. Not entire tiles, just shards, which is worse. My kid got a piece stuck in his foot a few weeks ago. Happening to anyone else?
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    Got new modem/router and now ScreenLogic doesn't connect - how to set up again?

    Thanks for the tips - Resetting didn't work and although I have screenlogic on my macbook, when I launch nothing ever happens. Ended up plugging in my old wifi router to the new one and ScreenLogic works for now. I'll wait for the hubby to get back in town and pass the job to him with the above...
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    Got new modem/router and now ScreenLogic doesn't connect - how to set up again?

    Hi there - We just got a new modem and router and internet is working just fine. The ScreenLogic interface inside the house that was plugged into the previous router is now plugged in the new one. The network is slightly different name (lowercase instead of upper), but I can't log in via the...
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    How to vacuum a pool?

    Thanks!! I do have a filter with a Waste Mode (DE Pentair filter). Should I turn it to that when vacuuming? If I do, what happens? Will the water I'm vacuuming come out of the pipe that can drain the pool (the same pipe when I backwash)?
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    How to vacuum a pool?

    We've had our in ground pool for just one season. We've kept it clean just using the kreepy krawler and brushing, but i wanted to use a skimmer/hose/vacuum head to manually vacuum some of the dirt and spot clean the shelf here and there. We had an old vacuum head from an old above ground pool...
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    Best pebble finish for turquoise/teal blue water?

    Interesting you ask, b/c I was going to post some questions about it soon. It is precast coping. I love the way it looked brand new (and in pool terms, it is still brand new), but it seems like there has been some discoloration in parts, probably due to the salt. It is along the busier side of...
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    Best pebble finish for turquoise/teal blue water?

    I believe it was something like natural grey and my thinking is it varied hues depending on how much water they add but I'm not sure. Not anything I would change with the color necessarily but I would ensure that they don't mix a new batch of grout in the middle of a wall. We had one place where...
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    Best pebble finish for turquoise/teal blue water?

    And we did use white thin set and grey grout.
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    Best pebble finish for turquoise/teal blue water?

    We don't have any raised walls so you can't see it in all its glory. I believe there were some really good pics from a cypress Texas build. I would say from a distance, the tiles blend with the aqua white but up close there is quite a contrast. Looking at it straight on in the sun, it looks...
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    Best pebble finish for turquoise/teal blue water?

    If you do go with glass, we did NPT Arctic Lagoon with our Aqua White mini and it is so very perfect.
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    Best pebble finish for turquoise/teal blue water?

    I think I wanted a similar color, but probably more blue than green than you do (I wanted Windex). I liked the water color of Aqua Blue better, but we went with Aqua White b/c I liked the way the aggregate looked better (wanted less pebble look) and a lot of what you see is our shelf and steps...
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    Day 5 of SLAM - CC fluctuating from 0 back up- why? Losing steam here....

    Well the drops just arrived. I probably jinxing myself, but I think we are good for now. The last time I tested on Friday (around noon), we were at 12 or 13 (ran out right as it was turning clear). We used the regular chlorine test right away to get a baseline color and it was dark yellow. We...
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    Day 5 of SLAM - CC fluctuating from 0 back up- why? Losing steam here....

    Only took me an hour, but I figured out how to post a picture :-).
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    Day 5 of SLAM - CC fluctuating from 0 back up- why? Losing steam here....

    Not sure how much acid my husband was adding bc we only handled the pool for a short time before this happened. He said it didn't seem like an unusual amount (whatever that means), but he was testing and adjusting daily. Here is a picture. Pretty much looks the same as it always has (good to us)...